Note: This selection page is for Fanduel’s Early Friday CFB slate of games listed below. I will post picks specifically for Draftkings later today as well.
Honestly this is an odd slate of games where I’ve looked over the top 8 QBs on the salary board in favor for some value QBs below them. Is that a mistake??? Maybe. However, I think based on the matchups I don’t think paying up for QB production is needed in this slate of games.
Here are the games we are picking from. Stay tuned for the other slates – I will be posting all slates this big NCAA football weekend.
FanDuel (Early Only)
Navy @ Houston (-1) 61 o/u
Western Michigan @ Toledo (-8) 60 o/u
Marshall @ WKU (-10.5) 63.5 o/u
Miami @ Pitt (-6.5) 55 o/u
Kent State @ Akron (-10.5) 39 o/u
Eastern Michigan @ Central Michigan (-23.5) 59 o/u
Troy @ Georgia STate (-1) 57.5 o/u
Missouri @ Arkansas (-14) 44.5 o/u
Iowa (-1.5) @ Nebraska 58 o/u
Boise State (-7.5) @ San Jose State 58 o/u
Washington State @ Washington (-6.5) 53.5 o/u
Zach Terrell – WMU
In a slate full of tough matchups, Terrell faces one of the easier pass defenses. His team is an underdog so he might be asked to throw more late in this game. Toledo’s pass defense has given up 262 yards per game, but have held teams to 13 TDs. Most teams try to attack Toledo through the air as their run defense is above average. At these prices, I think Terrell is a cash game option since most of his upside is priced in a bit.
Chase Litton – Marshall
Has been really good the last 3 weeks, and I think he has a decent shot at 40+ passing attempts which would increase his upside potential. I think you can use him selectively in cash games, and tournaments.
Phillip Ely – Toledo
Likely a tournament option because of his 4 TD upside. Western Michigan doesn’t pressure the passer much – as they only have 13 sacks all season vs 19 TDs. I think Ely will have time/room in the pocket to deliver throws this game.
Cooper Rush – CMU
Passing against Eastern Michigan is often an afterthought considering how bad their run defense is. Rush has serious blowout risk – but could provide upside at these prices before that happens.
Brandon Silvers – Troy
Another solid tournament option based on his box score. Can get you 4+ TDs and 35+ passint attempts at times. Georgia State on the season has only 13 sacks so Silvers should have time in the pocket to throw.
Jake Browning – Washington
Is always viable in tournaments since he’s capable of 4 TDs against this defense.
Nathan Peterman – Pitt
Probably not high enough upside for tournaments, but steady enough that you can’t ignore him. Home favorite against Miami – will likely be asked to manage the game again this week.