I might skip the Thursday/Friday game picks in later weeks, but I actually saw most of these teams on TV (I didn’t see BC and Nevada) so I can provide some insights. Personally, I probably won’t play but you never know. I’m also going to group the QB, RB, WR’s all into one page for these picks since there’s so few games. All our Daily College Fantasy Football picks will be archived here.
Here is the Week #2 Thursday 9/4 – Friday 9/5 Schedule Of Games:
Arizona (-7) at USTA
PITT (-4) at Boston College
Washington State (-2.5) at Nevada
Washington State at Nevada – QB – Connor Halliday $9,600
This should be another shoot-out type game where Halliday will be required to throw. He, along with his 2 main WR targets can be high on your list this week. Only real issue is he’s priced like a #1 QB this week instead of being a value.
Washington State at Nevada – QB Cody Fajardo $7,800
Had a very efficient game against Southern Utah – and should find room to run & throw against WSU.
Pittsburgh at Boston College – QB Tyler Murphy $7,200
Was the bulk of the teams offense in a 30-7 win over UMass. He had 173 yards throwing and 118 yards rushing with 2 total TD’s. I think his price provides some upside since the game should be close.
Arizona at USTA – QB Anu Solomon $7,600
Won the job late, but looked great against UNLV with 425 yards throwing, 50 yards rushing and 4 TD’s. USTA is a solid football team which held a decent Houston team in check most of the game so I wouldn’t expect a similar performance this week – but he should have a good game.
Washington State at Nevada – WR Vince Mayle $5,700
With Gabe Marks essentially MIA, Redishirt, or whatever – Washington State has moved on. If Marks were for some reason to play, Mayle is still a viable option because he’ll be a solid #2 WR next to Marks. Mayle lead the team with 12 catches and 124 yards + 1 TD last game against Rutgers – he was clearly the main target for Halliday (but not the only one). He’ll likely be in lots of lineups because his salary is somewhat low considering last weeks performance and the matchup is almost equally as good.
Washington State at Nevada – WR Isiah Myers $5,000
There might be a little more attention on Mayle this week – but Myers had a solid week with 6 catches, 94 yards and 2 TD’s. While I wouldn’t expect the same TD number, Halliday will target this guy again this game and he should get you about 5 – 6 catches again. As a side note, WR River Cracraft had 8 catches, but wasn’t available on DraftKings.
Washington State at Nevada – WR Jerico Richardson $7,000
BEASTED for 13 catches and 177 yards last week. Was apparently doing this against a soft zone, and Nevada has a few other capable WR’s. His upside might be baked in at this price.
Arizona at USTA – WR Austin Hill $6,200
Made his return to college football after being injured and came back in a big way with a 92 yard catch. You hope that AZ is tested a bit more in this game so he plays the entire game – and USTA is no joke. Only issue is he’s not a value pick this week after breaking out last week.
Pittsburgh at Boston College – WR Tyler Boyd $6,900
Dislocated a finger during last weeks blowout win where he had 2 catches, 18 yards and 1 TD. If he’s ruled out for this game, WR Ronald Jones and WR Manasseh Garner might see a small boost.
Washington State at Nevada – RB Don Jackson $5,800
Had 22 carries for 110 + 1 TD against Southern Utah … and Washington State might be worse. Last week WSU got OWNED by Paul James who had 29 carries for 173 and 3 TD’s (and really made it look easy). I love Don this week and his price isn’t very high.
Arizona at USTA – RB David Glasco II $5,700
Had 25 carries for 81 yards and 2 TD’s last week against Houston. USTA ran the ball 50 times compared to passing just 24 times, and they will likely want to control the ball against an explosive Arizona offense.
Arizona at USTA RB Trris Jones-Grigsby $4,700
Maybe the DraftKings staff is smoking too much this week because they have Pierre Cormier (WHO?) as the #1 most expensive RB for AZ desipite Jones-Grigsby being the guy with 13 carries, 124 yards and 1 TD last week. Freshman RB Nick Wilson ($4,400) might flash in the game (along with a few other backs) every once in a while, but from what I saw the team likes Grigsby and he’s a pretty good value this week again.
Pittsburgh at Boston College – RB James Conner $7,200
Has a big price tag after going off for 4 TD’s – so that’s probably a good sign that the coach see’s him as the guy. Likely will see RB’s Rachid Ibrahim and Chris James get touches, but maybe not an even split like last week since this game should be closer.
Washington State at Nevada – RB
Marcus MasonThis guy appears he’s in the same doghouse as Gabe Marks. AVOID. Even if he was playing, the WSU run game was poor. For now RB Jamal Morrow is the starter, but he’s not on the DraftKings available players list.
Arizona at USTA – WR Samajie Grant ($5,800) – Nate Phillips ($4,600) – Cayleb Jones ($3,900)
I think there’s upside in all these guys, but USTA is a solid football team (which migth actually work into their favor) Last week the entire AZ team seemed like they caught a ball, but these three would benefit if the game is close.
Washington State at Nevada – WR Rickey Galvin $4,800
Had 4 catches and 1 TD last week, he’s the teams 3rd or 4th WR … but they throw virtually every down and his price tag is super cheap.
Pittsburgh at Boston College – WR Josh Bordner Had 4 catches with 81 yards + 1 TD last week against UMass. WR Dan Crimmins had the most catches with 7 for 52 yards.
Washington State at Nevada – WR Richy Turner $4,900
Had 9 catches for 61 yards and should be a target again this week. WR Hassaan Henderson ($4,000) is another guy with some experience.