I think you’re going to have plenty of money to spend on RB’s in most cases, so I don’t think you need to stray too far from the top guys. However, I’ve posted some tournament picks here, and I’m a bit higher on Pumphrey than where the daily sites have him ranked. Ervin & Elliott are viable plays too, just likely more of a hedge pick for me since I’m not in love with the matchups in those games. Honestly I think you can really mix it up in the late games – especially in tournaments. Just manage your bankroll accordingly since playing low-end guys in tournaments is a high risk/high reward type spot.
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Boston College @ Clemson (-17) 37 o/u
TCU (-20) @ Iowa State 71.5 o/u
Florida @ LSU (-6.5) 46 o/u
Wake Forest @ UNC (-17) 53 o/u
Missouri @ Georgia (-14.5) 46.5 o/u
UCF @ Temple (-21.5) 46.5 o/u
USC @ Notre Dame (-5) 61.5 o/u
Penn State @ Ohio State (-18.5) 47 o/u
Arizona (-7) @ Colorado 68 o/u
ASU @ Utah (-5.5) 54.5 o/u
Oregon @ Washington (-3) 59 o/u
San Deigo State @ San Jose State (-3) 48 o/u
Leonard Fournette – LSU
Given that the WR selection is so slim on for-sure bets, Fournette is going to see even higher usage rates. The matchup isn’t good but that hasn’t mattered all season.
Donnel Pumphrey – San Diego State
I love this matchup and I remember playing Pumphrey last season, he’s a capable player. San Jose State has given up 5.1 yards per carry and 227 yards per game.
Royce Freeman – Oregon
The only sure bet for Oregon this season. This is a difficult matchup against Washington who’s only given up 3.1 yards per carry and a slim 5 TDs.
Devontae Booker – Utah
Not really a great matchup, but it doesn’t matter too much with Booker. He’s a rare 30 carry RB.
C.J. Prosise – Notre Dame
Always seems to get involved in the passing game. Is more reasonable on DK.
Aaron Green – TCU
More of a tournament RB for my tastes because his touches vary game to game. I think he has a good chance at getting some looks in this game.
Nick Wilson / Jared Baker – Arizona
Both might be interesting tournament selections. Baker is more a punt and if Wilson plays he has less value. Wilson’s uncertain status should drive down his usage rates. Colorado isn’t very good at stopping the run. I don’t think you need to gamble this much – but it’s an interesting spot.