Here are the QB rankings/picks for week 4 of the daily college fantasy football season which begins on 9/24. I’m actually really excited to build some lineups around these QBs because I feel there’s a nice mix of high-end and sleeper type QBs. Honestly, I’ll probably play in a few extra GPP contests thank normal because there’s a few cheaper QBs that I think have a shot at breaking out.
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Anyway, here are the games we are choosing from. I’ve highlighted some of the juicy matchups worth targeting.
Bowling Green (-2.5) @ Purdue 75 o/u
BYU @ Michigan (-5.5) 44.5 o/u
Central Michigan @ Michigan State (-27) 54 o/u
Georgia Tech (-8.5) @ Duke 56 o/u
LSU (-24.5) @ Syracuse 46.5 o/u
Massachusetts @ Notre Dame (-29) 59 o/u
Indiana (-3.5) @ Wake Forest 56 o/u
NIU @ Boston College (-4.5) 47 o/u
Maryland @ West Virginia (-17) 57 o/u
Rice @ Baylor (-34.5) 74/5 o/u
Oklahoma St. (-3) @ Texas 61 o/u
Tennessee (-1) @ Florida 48 o/u
Virginia Tech (-8.5) @ East Carolina 54.5 o/u
Western Michigan @ Ohio State (-31.5) 61 o/u
Texas Christian (-7) @ Texas Tech 80.5 o/u
Cal (-4) @ Washington 61 o/u
Trevone Boykin – TCU
The TCU cheerleaders are spectacular … and you’re hope is Boykin can be equally as such this weekend against Texas Tech. The only real issue with Boykin is his price is so high, it’s hard to create a lineup around him.
Seth Russell – Baylor
Rice’s pass defense numbers look above average this year at 210 yards per game, and 50% completion rate. However, Rice has faced off against 2 cupcakes and Texas – who don’t really throw the ball at all, so you can take the pass defense stats with a grain of salt. Russell should have no problem in this one. With a week off, Russell should come back fresh, and I’m curious to see if he’s unleashed further (like 40+ pass attempts) or if he stays in the 30 range. Either way, he’s a solid option worth paying up for in in lots of lineups.
Matt Johnson – Bowling Green
It has been lock & load Matt Johnson at QB this season. He has 3 consecutive 420+ passing yard games and has 13 total TDs through 3 weeks! Faces off against Purdue pass defense, which isn’t very strong stopping the pass as QBs have averaged 220 yards and 127.6 QB rating this season.
Jared Goff – Cal
Last season against Washington, Goff had 304 passing yards on 51 attempts, but 0 TDs. Goff is better, and so is Cal this season. Washington’s defense looks good on paper through 3 games, but they have yet to play a PAC-12 team. I used to love Goff more in prior seasons because he threw 40+ times per game, this year seems like coaches are keeping it more under control. I think I’ll sprinkle Goff in a few lineups.
Mid Grade QBs
Connor Cook – Michigan State
Just a solid QB I like using in 50/50 type games because he seems to always produce at a steady level without breaking the bank.
Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma State
Rudolph has been solid, but not spectacular accounting for exactly 2 TDs in each of the first 3 games. Texas has been touched up by Nortre Dame week 1 and Cal last week, so good QBs can put up numbers against them. Rudolph is a solid mid-range option at QB that at these prices you hope he can at least match the 2 TD pace he’s set through 3 weeks.
Sleeper CFB QBs
Jake Browning – Washington
Cal’s defense has gotten better the last few seasons, as they used to be a team I picked on each week. However, I still don’t think they are that good – especially against above average talent. Jerrod Heard of Texas put up 364 passing yards (and 163 rushing yards) on Cal last week … and he’s honestly not all that great of a passer. Browning is a true freshman, so you have to keep your hopes & dreams in check, but he has 3+ TD upside if he can keep the turnovers in check.
Driphus Jackson – Rice
Baylor’s style forces the other team to put up a big number to compete, so that can be a good thing for Jackson this week. A risky play suitable for gambling GPP’s – Jackson has 3+ TD upside, as evident by his performance last week against North Texas. Your hope is he can mix in some rushing yards/TDs, and keep the turnovers to a minimum. High risk, but potential reward is there + his price tag is low.
Kendall Hinton – Wake Forest
Another freshman QB on the list – which makes Hinton a gamblers special in this spot. Vegas doesn’t see this one as high scoring as I though, in part, because rain is in the forecast. That might work into Hinton’s favor as long as it’s not too bad. In order to start Hinton, you’ll need to confirm 2 things before the game starts. #1 John Wolford needs to be ruled out. So far, Hinton has been practicing with the 1st teamers this week, so I expect him to go. #2 check the weather. Make sure there’s not lighting, or crazy rain that will cancel the game. If it’s just normal rain, Hinton can be used in gambling/GPP spots.
DeShone Kizer – Notre Dame
$7,200 Fanduel Only
I like this matchup against Massachusetts. Not sure what Kizer’s upside is, so I wouldn’t go wild starting him across the board, but at these levels on FD, he’s one of the value QBs that I will target.
David Blough – Purdue
Should have higher usage rates than a normal freshman backup QB would in this situation. Faces off against Bowling Green, which if you’ve been coming to this site for any length of time has long been the defense of choice to pick on each week. Blough is still a very risky selection, even at these prices. He could easily be yanked from the game if he turns the ball over, so he’ll be playing with extra pressure on his head. Blough is a former Elite 11 QB. I will pop him in a lineup or two just for fun, but I won’t be expecting a massive stat line.
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