Here are the running back picks for Thursday 9/17 and Friday 9/18 daily college fantasy football slate of games. I think RB will be the position this week that you will have the most fun selecting. Usually I agree with the FD/DK rankings for the top 3 or so players, but I’m going against the grain a bit having Richard and McNichols ranked ahead of Florida State’s Cook – based strictly on matchup and salary. The risk with Richard and McNichols is the game gets out of hand, but in the case of Richard, ASU doesn’t have a ton of options at RB even if they build a big lead.
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– WR Picks (Thursday/Friday)
– QB Picks (Thursday/Friday)
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Clemson (-6) @ Louisville 54 o/u
Florida State (-10) @ Boston College 51 o/u
New Mexico @ Arizona State -28 65.5 o/u
Idaho @ Boise State (-29)
Demario Richard – Arizona State
A++ matchup against New Mexico and Richard appears to have the RB position locked up pretty solid given the injuries.
Jeremy McNichols – Boise State
Awesome matchup against Idaho State. McNichols is a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, which adds some upside to his selection.
Dalvin Cook – Florida State
Boston College is well above average at stopping the run. I have to imagine that the gameplan for BC will be to stop Cook and force FSU to throw. Cook’s not a huge threat to catch the ball, but he’s been a beast through two game this season. Honestly, I think its going to be tough to fit Cook into lineups given the lack of sleeper QBs and RBs available.
Wayne Gallman – Clemson
Louisville has given up 308 rushing yards, 5 TDs and 4.2 yards per carry over the first 2 games of the season. It looks like Clemson coaches have Gallman pegged at around 15 carries per game, which will limit his upside a bit, but he’s not super expensive so I could see using him in cash game CFB matchups as a kind of steady/safer type play at RB.
Brandon Radcliff – Louisville
His production last week against Houston was only 10 carries for 43 yards on the heels of a 17 carry 76 yard 2 TD performance against Auburn. I think his touches will remain to be in that 10 – 15 range, which normally isn’t very appealing – however Radcliff is reasonably priced (well below average on DK) … so I think he’s not a bad option at RB if you’re trying to cut cost.
Devan Demas – Boise State
Before last weeks game against BYU, the coach said Demas might be in line for more carries. As it turns out, he only got 1 more carry and 1 more yard rushing than the previous week. He did add 1 reception for 4 yards. However, if you’re looking for a deep sleeper type start for the limited Thursday/Friday college football slate of game, Demas is someone I could see targeting. High risk type start, but one that could pay off since he’s not very expensive & will allow you to stack other quality players. Your hope is BSU builds a huge lead and Demas earns the extra carries coaches were talking about in garbage time.
Teriyon Gipson – Jhurell Pressley
Gipson tore his miniscus just a few weeks ago but is back. Pressley is steady but not spectacular. I think if you need to take a flyer at RB you could do worse than these two – but keep in mind both rate to get about 10 carries.
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