Last week it was obvious who you had to play at RB, especially on Fanduel – however I think there’s a nice mix of RB’s this week that you can really have a nice mix of lineups. Here are the games we are choosing from, I’ve highlighted what I consider a good matchup in green.
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Arkansas State (-4.5) @ South Alabama 58.5 o/u
Auburn (-2) @ Kentucky 52 o/u
Western Kentucky (-33) @ North Texas 68 o/u
UCLA @ Stanford (-6.5) 56 o/u
Cincinnati @ BYU (-7)
Houston (-17.5) @ Tulane 63 o/u
Boise State (-9.5) @ Utah State 47 o/u
UNLV (-6) @ Fresno State 55 o/u
The #1 ranked RB on the sites, and does have a well above average matchup against UCLA who’s given up 4.4 yards per carry and 197 yards per game. UCLA has only given up 5 rushing TD’s all season, which is a fairly large red flag … but McCaffrey only has 2 TD’s all season and is more of a volume guy. I think he’s perfect for cash games if you can squeeze his salary into your lineups.Peyton Barber
Exploded for 5 TD’s last week. This is a fairly good matchup again against Kentucky who’ve given up 4.2 yards per carry and 170 yards per game. The 9 TD mark is a little lower than I’d like but Barber is a big part of Auburn who can’t throw very much.
Kenneth Farrow – Houston
Somewhat TD dependent, but this is a good matchup and the QB draws the defense so much that it’s opening up holes for Farrow. This is what I’d call an average matchup with Tulane giving up only 4 yards per carry but 11 TDs and 165 yards per game.
Michael Gordon – Arkansas State
Exploded for 221 yards on 26 carries and 3 TDs last week, so he won’t be a sneaky play this week. If he has similar production he’s a must play, but I wouldn’t expect it. However, South Alabama has given up 5.1 yards per carry and 204 yards per game, so I’ll likely have exposure to Gordon in some spots.
Stanley Boom Williams – Kentucky
Auburn has given up 5.2 yards per carry and 209 yards per game to runners this season. I would consider Boom on both sites because he’s not very expensive & could provide value even if he has an average day.
Algeron Brown – BYU
I had him in every one of my DK lineups last week because his salary worked and he had the best game of his career. With Hine out, Brown is now the guy again. Don’t expect 4 TD’s again, but I remember playing this guy last season, he’s a good player – he does need the volume but this is a good matchup.
Anthony Wales/D’Andre Ferby – WKU
Both are cheap on Draftkings, almost punts at RB … but could possibly pay off if the game goes the right way. Ferby tends to get the TD’s/Goaline – but I’d wager that Wales gets the most touches. This is the best matchup on the board, which often plays out really well in CFB. North Texas has given up 5.7 yards per carry, 18 TDs (WOW) and 257 yards per game to runners this season. You have to expect WKU will wind the clock a bit late in this one, and Wales/Ferby are capable of getting you some garbage time points if you have the patients to wait for them to happen.
Marteze Waller – Fresno State
His production has been hurt a bit because of game flow, and the fact he’s faced some decent defenses including Utah State last week where he had one of his better games. More of a tournament RB, but this is probably one of the best matchups he’s had all season with UNLV giving up 4.9 yards per carry.
Xavier Johnson – South Alabama
Strictly a tournament option for my tastes, but I bet he’ll have fairly healthy usage rates because it’s the first game on the slate and grinders tend to want action on the first night. Arkansas State has given up 4.7 yards per carry and 167 yards per game which is a fairly decent matchup. Now you just have to hope he gets carries.