College Football Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 9/7/19 Late Slate
Week Two of College Football is here! FanDuel's Saturday night College Football DFS Late slate includes 13 games.
As for the basics, your roster consists of a quarterback slot, two running back slots, three wide receiver slots (which also includes tight ends) and one super flex slot. In the flex, you can insert one player from any position, including quarterbacks.
Here, our goal is to help you field a roster full of fantasy goodness, and in true numberFire fashion, we'll use our in-house projections as well as betting totals and advanced statistics to tackle as many slates as possible in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff. This week, we are only breaking down Saturday's late slate, which locks at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Let's breakdown which players are in great spots as well as identify some players with cheap price tags that will allow you to roster the high dollar players.
Justin Herbert, Oregon ($8,900) - Herbert has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 29 straight games. The senior signal caller will square off with the Nevada Wolf Pack defense which allowed 423 pass yards and four touchdown passes to Purdue Boilermakers' quarterback, Elijah Sindelar, last week. With a team total pushing 37 points, according to our models, expect the future early-round NFL draft pick to toss multiple touchdowns.
Brian Lewerke, Michigan State ($8,000) - As a sophomore, in 2017, Lewerke threw for 2,793 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 554 yards and five touchdowns. Lewerke struggled last season as he battled a shoulder injury for most of the 2018 season. The Michigan State Spartans' quarterback enters this season healthy and wants to run more this season. Lewerke is hoping to rush for 700 to 1,000 yards this season. This is a perfect spot to target the dual-threat signal caller as the Spartans are projected to score nearly 35 points this week, according to our model.
Matt Corral, Mississippi ($7,800) - The freshman quarterback was a consensus top 100 recruit coming out of high school. In 2018 (Corral's redshirt season), Corral completed 16 of 22 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in limited action. Unfortunately, Corral was brutal in his Mississippi Rebels debut as the starting quarterback last week. He completed only nine of 19 passes for 93 yards and one interception. However, I'm going to bet on Corral at his cheap price to rebound this week.
Others to consider: Sam Ehlinger, Joe Burrow, Jacob Eason, Steven Clifford, Brandon Wimbush, Bo Nix, Terry Wilson, Jarrett Guarantano, and Jarren Williams
C.J. Verdell, Oregon ($9,700) - Prior to last week's season opener, Verdell was listed as a co-starter with Travis Dye. However, Verdell easily out carried Dye (14 to six) which indicates that Verdell is still the main ball carrier for the Oregon Ducks. The sophomore running back has eight touchdowns in the last four games for Oregon (dating back to the 2018 season). As a freshman in 2018, Verdell was the only Power Five player in the country to run for 1,000 yards and record 300 yards receiving.
A.J. Rose, Kentucky ($8,500) - Rose has elevated to the top of the depth chart at running back for the Kentucky Wildcats. In 2018, Rose averaged 6.2 yards per carry as he rushed for 479 yards and five touchdowns as Benny Snell Jr.'s backup. The junior running back has all the tools (power, speed, and explosiveness) necessary to become one of the top playmakers in the SEC Conference.
Scottie Phillips, Mississippi ($8,300) - The senior back scored 12 touchdowns a season ago. He entered this season with a lot of hype as he was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list (best running back in the nation). Phillips ran for 62 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the Rebels' season opener. Phillips' salary tag on FanDuel fell from $9,700 to $8,300 this week. Roster him now while he's cheap.
Others to Consider: JaTarvious Whitlow, Rakeem Boyd, Adrian Killins Jr., Greg McRae, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ricky Slade, Journey Brown, Keaontay Ingram, Drake Dallas, Cameron Heyward, Ty'Son Williams, Cameron Scarlett, Travis Dye, and Ty Chandler
K.J. Hamler, Penn State ($9,800) - Hamler has established a solid rapport with the Penn State Nittany Lions' quarterback Steven Clifford. That was evident after Hamler caught four passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Nittany Lions' season-opening bludgeoning of Idaho State. Hamler is expected to have a huge season after being named to the Paul Hornung watch list (most versatile player) prior to the start of the 2019 season.
Justin Jefferson, LSU ($8,500) - Jefferson enjoyed a breakout season in 2018 as he caught 54 passes for 875 yards and six touchdowns. The junior wide receiver kicked off the 2019 season in style as he caught five passes for 87 yards and one touchdown in last week's season opener. Jefferson has at least four receptions in six out of the last eight Louisiana State Tigers' games (dating back to 2018).
Elijah Moore, Mississippi ($7,600) - The sophomore was the team's top returning wide receiver from last season. Moore entered the 2019 season with lofty expectations as Moore has been tagged as the next great Rebels' receiver. The starting slot wide receiver has 28 receptions in the Rebels' last five games (dating back to 2018).
Others to consider: Terrance Marshall Jr., Gabriel Davis, Tre Nixon, Tyler Johnson, Collin Johnson, Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway, Andre Baccellia, Aaron Fuller, Hunter Bryant, Johnny Johnson III, Jaylen Redd, Cody White, Lynn Bowden Jr., Jeff Thomas, K.J. Osborn, Seth Williams, Trey Knox, Justin Shorter
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