After Week 1 of College Football season, I’ve learned something about myself, I love making you money through FanDuel and DraftKings. The DraftKings and FanDuel price-makers drop the ball on the bigger names a lot and you deserve to know which dudes are steals heading into this week. And with that, I present you with my Week 2 College Football DFS steals of the week.
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Week 2 College Football DFS: FanDuel
Friday, September 6, 2019
Isaiah Green, Marshall
Everyone knows about Hank Bachmeier’s elite level performance against Florida State but nobody is talking about Isaiah Green. Green opened up the season against VMI and despite losing his top target Obi Obialo threw for four touchdown passes. He also added 46 yards on the ground in a winning effort.
Boise versus Marshall has shootout written all over it and you can get Isaiah Green $1,100 cheaper than Hank Bachmeier. Green will surely look to build upon a successful week one outing with another multiple score game and the money you save on Green can get you Robert Mahone who looks to become Boise’s next stud running back.
Steven Claude, Wake Forest
Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman came on strong in his week 1 outing against Utah State and he had a few names at receiver stake their claim for his favorite target. Although Sage Surratt was the one who made the most of his touches, Steven Claude quietly amassed six receptions for 70 yards.
The Demon Deacons take on Rice this week in what should be an easy win. Claude is due for some decent receiving numbers as the Deacons cycle through its options on the outside in a blowout.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Noon
Tommy DeVito, Syracuse
So, Tommy DeVito didn’t really produce eye-popping fantasy numbers last week and that’s largely in part due to Liberty’s trash run defense. In Week 2 DeVito and the Orange take on Maryland and given their play last week I really feel this matchup will produce plenty of scores.
DeVito comes in $3,000+ cheaper than Fields, Tagovailoa, and Ehlinger and has a ceiling that’s up there. The Orange offense produces gold at quarterback and I can’t believe that they’d be as successful on the ground as they were last week in a game of touchdowns. Expect a big bounce back from the Junior in week 2.
Isaih Pacheco, Rutgers
FanDuel running backs are seriously overpriced this week so “Steal” may be a stretch for Isaih Pacheco but I’m going to ride with it. Pacheco was unknown commodity until he went for 156 yards and four scores against UMass last week. Pacheco appears to be the clear ball carrier for the Scarlet Knights and McLane Carter is apparently not terrible at quarterback.
Pacheco clearly won’t go for four touchdowns against Iowa but he will see the bulk of the carries for a team that relies heavily on its ground game. It’s also worth noting that he’s cheaper than Blackshear despite being the top option for their respective team.
Darnell Mooney, Tulane
My money all offseason was on Jalen McCleskey to take over for Tulane but it appears that Mooney is the key target for the Green Wave this season. Tulane hits the road against Auburn this week and that may shy some away from picking up a Tulane Player.
While Justin McMillan won’t have the studly week he had last week, Mooney is still his favorite target and FanDuel counts Half-PPR. Mooney may only get around 50-60 yards but he could have 7+ receptions.
Romeo Doubs, Nevada
While I prefer Elijah Cooks to him, Romeo Doubs is the player with most pro potential and Carson Strong loves to throw to him downfield. Last week they threw to him back to back against Purdue simply because he had man coverage and that leads me to believe that they want to throw him the ball more often.
Oregon is on upset alert this week after a hard loss in Dallas to Auburn in which they dropped the context in the final 16 seconds. I don’t expect a multiple score game from Doubs but I do see him breaking off a few chunk plays especially late in the game if things get out of hand.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 3:30 P.M.
Caleb Evans, UL-Monroe
If you’ve only ever played DFS or P5-only fantasy football, then you may have never noticed Caleb Evans. Evans averages 2,800 yards passing and 550 on the ground with 10+ touchdowns for both. Evans didn’t do much last week given they played Grambling STate but his big-play potential will be needed against Florida State who absolutely dropped the ball against Boise last week.
Noah Cain, Penn State
Penn State tore apart Idaho last week and gave absolutely no clarity as to who the primary running back will be this season. This bodes well for the freshman Noah Cain who was the most productive on the ground last week and is the third cheapest Penn State back this week against the Buffalo Bulls.
The Coaching staff doesn’t want to use multiple backs and Cain appears to be the one with the edge right now. Hopefully, he can continue to carry that load this week against a lower-level group of five opponent.
Wandale Robinson, Nebraska
I went with Robinson last week and he did see some production against South Alabama. Nebraska takes on Colorado for the second consecutive year and the Buffaloes are coming off a close win over their rival Colorado State. This matchup was very fun to watch last season and it’s obvious from last week that the Huskers want to give Robinson opportunities to play.
I can only hope that the Nebraska Line holds up a lot better than it did against the Jags last week.
Week 2 College Football DFS: DraftKings
Friday, September 6, 2019
Isaiah Green, Mashall
(See Earlier Mention)
Robert Mahone, Boise State
It’s like Draft Kings doesn’t watch G5 Football. Robert Mahone took off last week as the premier back for the Boise State Broncos and left no doubts on the field. Not only is he not even close to being the top option for running backs, but he’s also not even considered the top Boise back this Friday. Don’t let the DK guys disrespect Mahone like that. Make them pay for it by paying you.
Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
Arizona State proved to the world that Jayden Daniels can whip it last week and Brandon Aiyuk proved that they didn’t miss N’Keal Harry. Aiyuk went for 140 yards and a score last week and should have great production against Sacramento State. He comes in just under average player price and is an easy addition to your lineups.
Khalil Shakir, Boise State
This is another head-scratcher from Draft Kings. Shakir caught eight passes last week against Florida State which was the most on the Team and Draft Kings has him ranked lower than John Hightower and CT Thomas. Draft Kings has to know that they messed up. Go get your money.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Noon
Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
Last week Martinez cost you money, this week he makes it back for you. The play calling was spotty last week offensively for the Huskers and Scott Frost is smart enough to make the adjustments necessary to make Martinez a stud again. His price is over the average but he’s still the six quarterbacks deep in their rankings. Expect a big return as the Huskers try to avenge a game they lost last season due to a Martinez injury.
Tobias Oliver, Georgia Tech
What if I told you you could acquire a starting quarterback with the chance for multiple rushing touchdowns for cheaper than almost any other quarterback on the board. Draft Kings is beginning you to take their money for having Oliver so egregiously low. Oliver had 20 carries against Clemson and takes on a defense that allowed 435 yards of offense to Wisconsin last week.
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
Draft Kings is almost like that guy that drops a great player just because they had one bad week and then the best team in the league picks him up. Vaughn looked not so great last week but that was against Georgia. This week Vanderbilt plays Purdue who is coming off a rough loss to Nevada. Clearly the Boilermaker defense isn’t nearly as good as Georgia’s and Vaughn is certainly going to reach the potential that made him a top ten player in most preseason rankings this year starting with this game.
See Earlier Listing.
JD Spielman, Nebraska
This is just ridiculous. The No. 1 Target for the Nebraska Cornhuskers is going off the board at $2,000 less than average player price? This simply won’t go over well for the fine gentlemen and women who make up these prices for Draft Kings. Go out this week and pick up an incredibly cheap stud and then pair him with Rondale Moore and a Clemson receiver of your choosing to truly dominate the website.
Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
Normally I wouldn’t suggest playing anyone against Ohio State but a player that is this important can’t go unrecognized. If you really overspent at other positions and need a guy who will likely see a lot of targets then give Cincy Tight End Josiah Deguara a look. He’s the top target for a good quarterback that will be forced to throw as they are chasing quarterback Justin Fields and the Ohio State offense. Maybe Deguara can serve as a cheap touchdown for you.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 3:30 P.M.
Brandon Peters, Illinois
The dip in quarterback talent between No. 1 and No. 4 is ridiculous but that shouldn’t stop you from picking up Brandon Peters this week. The Illinois offense is going against UConn who are finishing up their last season in the AAC before they begin their relegation to the FCS. Peters isn’t the main piece to this offense but he might be this week with Mike Epstein sidelined.
Reggie Corbin, Illinois
Okay, so Reggie Corbin left last week’s contest due to injury and is considered questionable this week. Coach Lovie Smith mentioned in a presser this week the Corbin is feeling good and that’s enough for me to believe that he will play. Corbin is a poor mans Travis Etienne and is a big-time moneymaker at $4,400.
Alex Fontenot, Colorado
Alex Fontenot should be looked at as a top-three option this week by daily fantasy sights and Draft Kings has him ranked fifth behind some very notable names. His draft capital is around the average player price and would pair nicely with Kevin Mensah as a cheap option or Joshua Kelley who is expected back this weekend against San Diego State.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.
Brandon Wimbush, UCF
So this one is a watch and wait kind of play given Hurricane Dorian is on the horizon of Florida. Even if they do play in rain, Wimbush is an excellent play given that he’d much rather run than throw. Central Florida will plow through FAU and Wimbush is incredibly cheap for the better of the two UCF quarterback choices in the rain. Just be sure to monitor for cancellations and avoid losing money.
Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
Arkansas’ offense against Portland State was dreadful last week but the one thing that really stood out was the play of Rakeem Boyd. Boyd got plenty of carries last week and will be the focal point of the Arkansas offense against Ole Miss who allowed 128 yards to Patrick Taylor Jr. last week. Boyd is a stud that is really cheap in a week where running backs are really expensive on FanDuel.
Jovonte Williams, North Carolina
So, did FanDuel not see me advocate for Williams before he went off for 100+ yards last week against South Carolina? I think so because he’s still super cheap despite going up against Miami who couldn’t really get the job done in Week Zero against Florida. Williams is loved by Phil Longo and is considered the future of the program. If he gets 15+ carries again this week then the future just may be now.
Brevin Jordan, Miami
This one leads me to believe that FanDuel isn’t watching at all. Brevin Jordan was the main receiver for the Hurricanes in week one and will be the top dog again this week. I can almost assure that he will score a touchdown and win you some money while you pair him with Justin Jefferson or Collin Johnson.
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