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.
Really tight range of running backs for this slate only because I think my top 2 guys have a good shot at delivering in cash games. If you’re in a tournament – going outside the box of this list might be advisable as well. Central Michigan has the greatest matchup ever – unfortunately they run a grip load of RBs each game. For tournaments – this is actually what you want since you can fire off lineups with each of the options hoping one hits big.
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
Jeremy McNichols – Boise State
SJ State is pretty much a brick wall when it comes to the passing game but they can give it up on the ground. McNichols is an elite option.
Qadree Ollison – Pitt
Faces Miami who’s given up 5.3 yards per carry on the season. Ollison has been getting 25+ touches the last 2 weeks and if that continues – the price is very nice.
Kareem Hunt – Toledo
Despite the presence of Terry Swanson, Coaches have steadily fed him the ball nearly all season. This is a good matchup against Western Michigan which has given up 5.3 yards per carry this season.
Myles Gaskin – Washington
Cash game RB, but a riskier one. He gets about 20 touches … but doesn’t have a multi-TD game on the season (hence why I think he’s only good for cash). This is a good matchup, so I think he can get you 15 – 20 fantasy points without doing much more than he normally does.
Brandon Burks – Troy
At these prices and this matchup, I think he has cash game appeal in lineups where you’re going cheap at RB.
I have no idea who will do good – but this is simply the greatest matchup possible as EMU is THE WORST RUSH DEFENSE IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.