CFB Week 10: Sleepers, Stock Report, Fades/Targets

In this article I will cover a variety of topics. I will give you my players to pay up for and the players to fade. Everyone knows the stud players in College Football, so I will also give you some value plays for the week.

Also check out the players that are trending up and down. As the weeks go on I will add some more categories. Be sure to check out my CFB Weekly News Updates for incentives members as well. There you will find all the injuries, suspensions, and depth chart news of the week!

Stud to Pay for:

QB Luke Falk (Washington State): Over his last four games Falk has averaged 62 pass attempts per game. Also during that span he has thrown for 18 TD passes. He continues to go low owned compared to the other high priced QBs. The only negative is his lack of running ability. Have to like the matchup for Falk this week against an Arizona State defense that struggled against Vernon Adams last week.

RB Christian McCaffrey (Stanford): The Washington State defense did everything to stop McCaffrey last week, but he still managed to get over 100 yards of total offense. I really like McCaffrey to bounce back against a Colorado defense that struggles against the run.

WR Josh Doctson (TCU): Doctson is just so consistent, he had caught at least two TDs passes in six straight games. His lowest total of receiving yards in that span was 129 yards. Now, he gets to face an Oklahoma State defense that struggled against Texas Tech last week, look for another big game from Doctson.

Value Plays:

QB CJ Beathard (Iowa): There isn’t a whole lot to like in terms of value at QB on this slate, but Beathard is a guy you could take a chance on. Beathard gets to face Indiana, the Hoosiers have the worst pass defense in all of college football.

RB Mikel Horton (Kentucky): Horton will start for the injured Stanley Williams. Last week after Williams got hurt, Horton managed to rush for 109 yards on 14 carries. This week he gets to face a Georgia team that is going downhill.

WR James Washington (Oklahoma State): Finally, the Cowboys have had a WR emerge. Last week against Texas Tech, Washington had 200 yards receiving and two TDs. He has gone over 100 yards receiving in three out of his last four games. This game with TCU will be a shootout. He is really underpriced on DK.

Think about Fading:

QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma): This has nothing to do with Mayfield, but the matchup against Iowa State. I could see where the Sooners get a couple of rushing TDs early and don’t really need Mayfield’s arm to win. This happen for Oklahoma in the Texas Tech game.

RB Dalvin Cook (Florida State): Cook is a heck of an talent but there are a couple reason I don’t like him this week. First he is coming off an injury, so how healthy he is? Then second he has a really tough matchup against Clemson, a top 15 rush defense.

WR Tyler Boyd (Pitt): Believe it or not, Boyd has only has 1 game over 100 yards receiving this season. Also he only has four TDs on the season. I don’t like his matchup against the Notre Dame secondary.

Stock Up:

QB Vernon Adams (Oregon): Adams has had a tough season with injuries, but he is coming off his best game of the season. Last week against Arizona State, he threw for four TDs and 315 yards.

RB Corey Clement (Wisconsin): Finally, Clement is healthy. Last week in his return against Rutgers, he ran for 115 yards and three TDs. He did all of that on only 11 carries.

WR Malachi Dupre (LSU): Believe it or not the LSU passing game has picked up its pace in the last couple of weeks. Dupre is a big play threat, who has a TD reception in four out of his last five games.

Stock Down:

QB Cody Kessler (USC): After a hot start to the season, Kessler has really struggle the last couple of weeks. He has only thrown one TD pass in his last two games.

RB Alex Collins (Arkansas): Collins is now splitting 1st time reps with Kody Walker. Two weeks ago in Arkansas overtime win over Auburn, Walker got all the overtime carries over Collins.

WR Christian Kirk (Texas A&M): After a fast start to the season for the true freshman, he has failed to score a TD in four straight games. During the last two weeks he has just 53 yards receiving.

Games to Target:

1) Texas Tech at West Virginia
2) TCU at Oklahoma State
3) Cal at Oregon

Games to Fade:

1) Vanderbilt at Florida
2) Utah at Washington
3) Penn State at Northwestern

About the Author

  • Scott Shirley (Scott121422)

  • Scott has been playing fantasy sports since the 2000s, and started playing daily in late 2012. While he plays all kinds of sports, he really enjoys playing and writing about the college sports. Since information for college players are hard to find, don’t be afraid to ask him some questions.


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