Every week this season, I am going to provide College Fantasy Football diehards a weekly column to help bolster lineups in redraft leagues, and CFB DFS lineups on Saturday. Let’s kick off the 2022 campaign with an inside look at the Week 0 matchups.
Waiver Wire Gemstones: Week 0
QB Austin Reed, Western Kentucky
@Fantrax Ownership: 41%
After last year’s offensive explosion, CFF diehards must place any, and all, Hilltoppers’ starters on their rosters, and Austin Reed, former Western Florida signal caller, beat out Jarret Doege for the starting position at Western Kentucky…Run to the waiver wire immediately to pick up the potential Top Ten CFF signal caller.
RB Aidan Robbins, UNLV
@Fantrax Ownership: 1%
Over the past three seasons, former Rebels’ running back Charles Williams, the all-time leading rusher at UNLV, twice exceeded 1,200 rushing yards. At 6’3” and 230-pounds, Aidan Robbins has continually earned the praise of the coaching staff in training camp and opens the season at the top of the depth chart.
WR Jerand Bradley, Texas Tech
@Fantrax Ownership: 51%
New offensive coordinator Zach Kittley is implementing his high-octane aerial assault in Lubbock, Texas, and CFF owners have scoured the roster looking for playmakers all offseason. Over the past two weeks, the drumbeat for Jerand Bradley has gotten louder and louder. At 6’5” and 215-pounds, the redshirt freshman should be acquired on CFF rosters.
WR Tyler Hudson, Louisville
@Fantrax Ownership: 43%
All offseason, astute CFF owners sought a pass catcher with QB Malik Cunningham at Louisville. According to reports, It now seems that Tyler Hudson, a transfer from Central Arkansas, will be the guy to roster in CFF leagues. As a member of the Bears, Hudson snatched 62 passes for 1,242 yards and 8 touchdowns.
TE Dalvin Smith, Western Kentucky
@Fantrax Ownership: 10%
The redshirt sophomore is listed as a TE, and it looks like he will play inside in four- and three-receiver formations for the Hilltoppers. Dalvin Smith was named the team’s offensive MVP in the spring, and coach Tyson Helton has praised Smith during training camp.
CFB Season-long Player Props on DraftKings
I compared my CFF player projections in my position preview articles against the season-long Player Totals on DraftKings and Prize Picks. I have identified the prop bets with the biggest discrepancy between the two numbers and put down some extra cash. WIll you join me in the season-long prop market?
- QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee +4000 (10 units)
- RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama +3500 (5 units)
- Hendon Hooker, TEN, OVER 2,769.5 passing yards (10 units)
- Devin Leary, NCSU, OVER 3,475.5 passing yards (5 units)
- CJ Stroud, OSU, UNDER 4,450.5 passing yards (5 units)
- Will Rogers, MISS ST., OVER 34.5 passing touchdowns (5 units)
- Malik Cunningham, LOU, UNDER 949 rushing yards (20 units)
- Jahmyr Gibbs, ALA, OVER 999.5 rushing yards (5 units)
- Jordan Addison, USC, UNDER 1,249.5 receiving yards (5 units)
- Jermaine Burton, ALA, OVER 994.5 receiving yards (20 units)
- Jaxson Smith-Njigba, OSU, OVER 12.5 receiving touchdowns (10 units)
CFBFUT on Prize Picks
Pick 2: Season Totals
QB Spencer Rattler, SC, OVER 2,666.5 passing yards
RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas St., UNDER 1,220.5 rushing yards
WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU, OVER 978.5 receiving yards
2 correct plays pays 3X
Week 0: Pick 3
QB Chris Reynolds, CHAR, OVER 9.5 rushing yards
RB Dedrick Parson, HAW, OVER 10.0 fantasy points
WR Daewood Davis, WKU, OVER 13.5 fantasy points
Rookie Big Board presents College Fantasy Football
- Marvelous Matchups
- Fantastic 4: CFF Sleepers
- CFB DFS Fantastic 4
- Matt’s DFS Lineup
- All-American RBB Best Bets
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Scholar’s CFF Serendipitous Starters/Waiver Wire
QB N’Kosi Perry, Florida Atlantic, vs. Charlotte
O/U 57.5, FAU -7.5
Opponent Defense (2021): 260.3 passing yards & 27 TDs
@Fantrax Ownership: 22%
N’Kosi Perry will be one of the quarterbacks that CFF owners look to consider on the waiver wire whenever the matchup identifies a potential fantasy-friendly performance. The first Owls game of the season is an opportunity to glimpse the upside of Perry in 2022.
RB Calvin Tyler, Utah State, vs. UConn
O/U 61, Utah State -27.5
Opponent Defense (2021): 196.2 rushing yards & 27 TDs
@Fantrax Ownership: 35%
The Huskies run defense has bled fantasy points to opposing runners for over four years, and there is no reason to believe that coach Jim Mora fixed the defensive side of the ball so quickly. Calvin Tyler likely garners nearly 25 carries in a projected blowout in Logan, Utah.
WR Mycah Pittman, Florida State, vs. Duquesne
@Fantrax Ownership: 55%
The Seminoles’ faithful were expecting dramatic improvement when the program hired coach Mike Norvell in December 2019. Unfortunately, the offense has not fired over the past two years with an 8-13 record. With quarterback Jordan Travis leading the unit, the passing game may finally take flight. Reports are optimistic that Mycah Pittman, the Oregon transfer, will be Jordan’s top target in 2022.
CFB Fantastic 4 on DraftKings: Week 0
|QB||Austin Reed||WKU||Austin Peay||n/a||$9,000|
|RB||Aidan Robbins||UNLV||Idaho St.||n/a||$3,300|
|WR||Daewood Davis||WKU||Austin Peay||n/a||$4,800|
Gridiron Scholar’s Preseason Award Predictions
Heisman Trophy: Will Anderson, Jr., Alabama
Davey O’Brien: CJ Stroud, Ohio State
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Doak Walker: Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
Fred Biletnikoff: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
John Mackey: Zack Kuntz, Old Dominion