Here we go – these are the WR rankings for Week 5 of the CFB season for the Thursday 10/1 and Friday 10/2 games. The list this week is loosely in order, but I think you can mix-and-match quite a bit to hedge your bets a bit. I find that the WR position is very volatile in college football, but hopefully with the right amount of luck you can really hit the right mix & get tons of value from some of these guys.
Thur/Fri CFB – QB Plays
Thur/Fri CFB – RB Plays
Here are the Thur/Fri CFB games we are selecting from:
Miami (-6) @ Cincinnati 68 o/u
Memphis (-10) @ South Florida 62 o/u
Temple (-23) @ UNC Charlotte 48 o/u
Connecticut @ BYU (-18.5) 46.5 o/u
Rashawn Scott – Miami
Boom or snooze type player, but I like his chances to boom this week. Cincinnati has given up 9 TDs on the year via the passing game, and that’s what you need for Scott to really shine.
Noel Thomas – Connecticut
Here’s where you hope game flow helps Thomas as Connecticut should be in throw mode down the stretch of this game. I like Thomas a bit more in full point PPR formats because he doesn’t find the endzone much & isn’t a big play type guy. However, he’s proven to be fairly steady all season – which bumps his ranking up for these purposes.
Shaq Washington – Cincinnati
Better in full point PPR scoring because he’s more of a volume guy and not really a big play WR. The matchup isn’t ideal, but the game flow might force Cincinnati to throw lots of dinks/dunks and Washington will do well if that’s the case.
Herb Waters – Miami
Risky selection, but that’s kind of the nature of daily fantasy CFB. I like Waters more in 1pt PPR formats because for some reason his big plays don’t find the endzone … but I do like his big play ability against a weaker Cincinnati pass defense.
Sam Craft – Memphis
$6,000 Draftkings (Listed as WR)
$6,200 Fanduel (Listed as RB)
Depending on what site you’re on, Craft is either a WR or RB. He got you 2 TDs last week and added on 2 receptions. He has a knack for finding the endzone, and Memphis should continue to target him in those situations. Since he doesn’t catch a ton of passes, I like Craft a bit more on Fanduel this week as an under min salary RB that has TD upside.
Mose Frazier – Memphis
Tough to roll with him in a ton of lineups because of his price and the fact he only had 2 catches last week in a game Memphis put up a ton of yards in. I think he’s a bounce-back candidate but USF is tough enough to slow Frazier down again. For those reasons, Frazier could make for a sneaky play in some formats because his usage rate shouldn’t be very high.
Austin Duke – Charlotte
I don’t know much about this guy, and won’t pretend like I do, but he’s the best pass catcher in the school’s short football history. What I do know is Temple is a heavy favorite +++ they are a poor pass defense. That could make Duke a sneaky play but just pray the QB can get him the ball.
Braxton Berrios – Miami
Near minimum price, but a huge stretch. You hope that he finds some room over the middle to catch some balls after returning from injury.
There’s some value here, it’s really a flip of the coin likely between Robby Anderson and John Christopher. The problem is if Temple goes up too quickly I think they’ll shut down the passing game.