Also note – that the picks aren’t really in any kind of order. There’s a lose order to it, but there’s not much of a gap between any of the positions this week. Each spot has a high level of risk for one reason or another. Difficult slate to pick from … and likely more of a tournament slate for my tastes.
Quinton Flowers – USF
This is a fantastic matchup against a weak defense. Flowers has upside across all lineups I feel because of his rushing ability.
Chris Johnson – Baylor
Is a converted WR playing QB due to all the injuries. Given the slim pickings at QB, he’s an option for sure. Not to mention, Vegas feels like these teams won’t miss a beat.
Patrick Mahomes – Texas Tech
The Texas defense looks somewhat questionable on paper, but they can show up at any time and shut a team down. The kids should be fired up for this one. I think Mahomes is a reasonably solid cash game play at these prices.
Bram Kohlhausen – TCU
Senior. Might be his last game is likely the narrative. Still, risky because he likely won’t be confirmed the starter before lock & he could easily be pulled if he plays bad. That makes him a tournament pick in my books on a site that doesn’t have late-swap … Kohlhausen will be too risky for most grinders tastes.
C.J. Beathard – Iowa
I posted a link last week about his injury status that got more clicks than that website probably has gotten in a while. I’m not sure he has huge upside so he’s not great for tournaments, but he’s risky in cash because of the injury. This is a great matchup though — so I could see using him somewhere.
Kolby Listenbee – TCU
If you believe the Vegas line, Listenbee could be in line for a nice game.
KaContae Turpin – TCU
See Listenbee above.
KD Cannon – Baylor
Tournament viable as always.
Jay Lee – Baylor
Tournament viable as always.
Corey Coleman – Baylor
I think he’s just an expensive tournament option right now because of the QB turnover.
Tre’Quan Smith – UCF
Nice spot to use him as a value WR.
Jakeem Grant – Texas Tech
Pair him with Mahomes in your tournament lineups and hope.
Rodeny Adams – USF
Love this matchup and his price. He’s not usually a huge target monster – so be careful when using, but he could deliver on value on DK in less than 5 touches.
DeAndre Washington – Texas Tech
Has been sensational recently.
Marlon Mack – USF
Can reach value on 11 carries like he did last week and explode over it if give the ball 20+ times. Tournament option for my tastes, but a solid one.
Devin Chafin – Baylor
If Shock Linwood is ruled out – Chafin gets a higher boost. TCU can give up some yards on the ground and Baylor is more of a dual threat team with the new QB. If Shock Linwood plays, I think he’s a tournament option because he’s capable but there’d be questions on how many touches he’d actually get.
Chris Warren – Texas
If D’Onta Foreman is ruled out – Warren is going to get the start at RB. How much work he gets is a complete mystery. If Forman is somehow ruled healthy – I consider him a top play. This is a A+++++ matchup so I’ll roster someone from this game in some lineups.
Everyone else is somewhat risky in my opinion. Nebraska & Iowa run D is no joke. Similar story in Navy/Houston. That’s not saying I don’t think someone will do well – but to actually make a selection with confidence is going to be dicey. In these spots I like to play more tournaments since loving your cash game lineup is going to be difficult for this slate of college football games.