College Football Saturday: Main Slate

Kentucky @ Tennessee -6 O/U 45.5

Kansas @ West Virginia -22.5 O/U 51.5

Clemson -27 @ Georgia Tech O/U 64

Pittsburgh @ Miami -13.5 O/U 47.5

Tulsa @ Cincinnati CANCELLED

Auburn -3.5 @ South Carolina O/U 52

Louisville @ Notre Dame -17 O/U 62

Mississippi -1.5 @ Arkansas O/U 75

LSU @ Florida CANCELLED

Duke @ North Carolina State -4 O/U 59.5

Central Florida -3 @ Memphis O/U 73.5

Texas A&M -4.5 @ Mississippi State O/U 54.5

Virginia -2.5 @ Wake Forest O/U 58.5

North Carolina -13.5 @ Florida State O/U 64

Boston College @ Virginia Tech -13.5 O/U 62.5

Georgia @ Alabama -4.5 O/U 56.5

Kentucky (19 Implied Team Total)
Terry Wilson ($6.7k DK) has accounted for 5 out of the Wildcats’ 10 offensive TDs this season. Wilson offers limited appeal as the Wildcats travel to Knoxville to face off with the Vols. The Wildcats have one of the lowest implied team totals on the Saturday main slate. Wilson is averaging 154.3 passing yards, 70.3 rushing yards, and 1.67 total TDs per game. If the dual threat signal caller is to find success, it’ll be making plays in the running game. The Kentucky offense is run-heavy (63/37 run-pass split) and averages 68.3 plays per game.

QB Wilson leads the Wildcats in rushing attempts (48) and rushing yards (221). His 3 rushing TDs in tied with Christopher Rodriguez Jr ($5.1k DK). In Kentucky’s 1st game without Kasoviey Smoke, Rodriguez Jr. received 7 carries while backfield mate AJ Rose ($4.4k DK) had 8 carries. Rose ran for 22 yards while Rodriguez ran for 38 yards and 1 TD. Neither guy is particularly appealing as the Vols are limiting opposing ball carriers to 3.34 yards per carry. Throw in QB Wilson taking a significant amount of the carries and these 2 RBs make for risky rosters in DFS.

Notable target counts through 2 games: Josh Ali (24), DeMarcus Harris (13), Justin Rigg (8), Allen Dailey Jr. (6), AJ Rose (5), Akeem Hayes (5), Clevan Thomas Jr. (3), and Chris Rodriguez Jr. (1).

Josh Ali ($5.1k DK) is the only pass catcher worth considering in this spot. Ali leads the Wildcats in reception by 13 (18 receptions) and receiving yards by 154 (208 receiving yards). He’s accounted for 208 out QB Wilson’s 463 passing yards this season (45%). The matchup with the Vols pass defense is relatively neutral (allowing nearly 250 yards passing per game); they’ve been beaten for 3 TD passes in 3 games.

In 2020 (3 games), Kentucky is 57th in passing yards allowed with 276 yards/game. They are 8th in rushing yards allowed with 83.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1 TD/game) and 7 TDs through the air (2.33 TD/game) this season.

Tennessee (25.5 Implied Team Total)
Jarrett Guarantano ($6.1k DK) has accounted for 7 (4 pass/3 rush) out of the Vols 10 offensive TDs this season. He’s posting game averages of 221.3 passing yards on 30.3 passing attempts and 2.33 total TDs through 3 games. While he has 3 rush TDs, Guarantano’s not really a dual threat. The senior will likely have to make plays in the passing game since Kentucky has been dominate against the run this season. Kentucky has been beaten for 7 pass TDs; they’re allowing 276 passing yards per game, however, I will note that the Wildcats are only 6.57 passing yards per attempt which is one of the better YPA figures on this slate. The Vols offense is favoring the run (55/45 run-pass split) and averaging 67.3 plays per game.

Ty Chandler ($4.2k DK) and Eric Gray ($6k DK) will rotate at RB for the Vols. Chandler leads the Vol with 187 yards rushing on 40 carries (1 TD). He’s also caught 6 passes for 42 yards. Meanwhile, Eric Gray has run for 170 yards on 36 carries. He’s also caught 10 passes for 98 yards and 1 TD. Both guys predictably struggled against Georgia’s vaunted run defense last week. Neither guy is particularly appealing this week as 1) they split the workload, and 2) Kentucky has been great against the run. The Wildcats are holding opposing runners to 83.3 rushing yards. They’ve ceded 3 rushing TDs in 3 games.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Josh Palmer (20), Brandon Johnson (13), Ramel Keyton (11), Eric Gray (10), Velus Jones Jr. (9), Jalin Hyatt (7), and Ty Chandler (6).

Josh Palmer ($6.5k DK), Brandon Johnson ($4.1k DK), and Ramel Keyton ($3.6k DK) are the starting WRs. Palmer leads the Vols in all relevant pass catching stats. The senior has 14 receptions, 227 receiving yards, and 3 TDs. He’s recorded 4+ receptions and cleared 70 yards receiving in all 3 games this season. Kentucky been blasted by Ole Miss’ top WR Elijah Moore (10/92/1) and Auburn’s best WR Seth Williams (6/112/2). Johnson has 6 receptions for 118 yards while Keyton has 4 receptions for 49 yards. Johnson has 3 receptions in all 3 games. Velus Jones Jr. ($3.3k DK) is a rotational WR who has 6 receptions for 51 yards.

In 2020 (3 games), Tennessee is 42nd in passing yards allowed with 248.7 yards/game. They are 32nd in rushing yards allowed with 136 yards/game. The defense has given up 5 TDs on the ground (1.67 TD/game) and 3 TDs through the air (1 TD/game) this season.

Kansas (14.5 Implied Team Total)
Miles Kendrick ($4.8k DK) is likely to start with Jalen McDaniels sidelined for the rest of the season. Kendrick is 26/43 for 246 yards passing, 2 TDs, and 2 INT. He’s recorded -28 rushing yards in parts of 2 games. This is a brutal spot as the Jayhawks travel to West Virginia. The Mountaineers have been dominating against both the pass and run this season. Opposing signal callers have are averaging 166.3 passing yards and 1.33 TD passes against West Virginia. The Kansas offense is favoring the run (56.8/43.2 run-pass split) and averaging 71 plays per game.

Though the Kansas coaching staff has expressed a desire to get the ball to Pooka Williams ($4.9k DK) more often, that hasn’t come to fruition through 3 games. Williams and Velton Gardner ($4.6k DK) are splitting the carries nearly 50/50 for the Jayhawks. Gardner leads Williams 182-to-175 in rushing yards. Pooka has out-carried Gardner 40-to-36. Both players have 2 rushing TDs through 3 games. Neither guy is worth consideration against West Virginia. The Mountaineers are limiting opposing backfields to 101.7 rushing yards. They’re allowing a paltry 2.88 yards per carry.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Takulve Williams (24), Andrew Parchment (20), Kwame Lassiter II (19), Lawrence Arnold (11), Pooka Williams (4), Stephon Robinson (3), and Velton Gardner (2).

Lassiter II ($4.5k DK) has 4+ receptions in all 3 games but hasn’t cleared 65 yards in any of the 3 games. He leads the Jayhawks with 171 receiving yards. His 1 TD reception and 15 total receptions are both tied for the team high. Takulve Williams ($3.8k DK) also has 15 receptions; he hasn’t cleared 40 yards receiving in any single game (80 receiving yards in total). Andrew Parchment ($4.1k DK) checks in with 11/75/1 through 3 games. The senior was the Jayhawks top pass catcher a season ago. He’ll need to catch fire quickly in order to replicate his 65 receptions, 829 receiving yards, and 7 TDs from 2019. Lastly Stephon Robinson Jr. ($3.5k DK) has just 1 reception for 23 yards in 2 games this season. Robinson Jr. posted 45/727/8 last season. This group has been plagued by bad QB play and that’s likely to continue this week.

In 2020 (3 games), Tennessee is 42nd in passing yards allowed with 248.7 yards/game. They are 32nd in rushing yards allowed with 136 yards/game. The defense has given up 5 TDs on the ground (1.67 TD/game) and 3 TDs through the air (1 TD/game) this season.

West Virginia (37 Implied Team Total)
Jarret Doege ($7.5k DK) is averaging 241.3 passing yards and 2 TDs through 3 games this season. The junior has cleared 210 passing yards and thrown at least 1 TD pass in all 3 games. He’s in a great spot as he squares off with a leaky Kansas pass defense. The Jayhawks are allowing 8.06 yards per completion and have been torched for 7 TD passes in only 3 games. Doege is a solid option this week. The only drawback is that Kansas is exceptionally brutal against the run which could limit the number of passes Doege throws this week (No QBs have attempted more than 23 passes against Kansas in 3 games). Additionally, this game should be a blowout with WVU listed as nearly 23-point favorites. The Jayhawks have allowed 47 points in their 2 Big 12 games (OSU and Baylor). The WVU offense favors the run (53.7/46.3 run-pass split) and averages 82 plays per game.

Leddie Brown ($8.2k DK) makes for a tremendous play this week. He’s established himself as one of the better RBs in college football. The workhorse has received 53 carries in 2 Big 12 games. The junior has cleared 120 total yards (rushing/receiving) in all 3 games. In total, Brown has 320 rushing yards and 4 TDs on 63 carries. He has 7 receptions for 55 yards and 1 TD as well. On tap is a dream matchup against Kansas. The Jayhawks have been pounded by opposing backfields. They’re allowing 4.71 yards per carry (2nd worst on the slate behind Ole Miss) and they’ve been bulldozed for 7 rushing TDs in only 3 games. Brown’s backup, Alec Sinkfield ($4.5k DK), is also viable. Sinkfeld has 7+ touches in all 3 games this season. Through 3 games, he has 187 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 28 carries while also catching 5 balls for 32 yards.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Sam James (26), Winston Wright (21), Bryce Ford-Wheaton (17), Reese Smith (7), Leddie Brown (7), Alec Sinkfield (7), and TJ Simmons (7).

Sam James ($5.9k DK) has at least 4 passes in all 3 games this season. The sophomore has tallied a team high 17 receptions for 160 yards and 1 TD in 2020. James will line up as the z-receiver and figures to be in a great position this week. Kansas was annihilated by Oklahoma State’s z-receiver Tylan Wallace for 9/148/2 in their last outing. Winston Wright ($5k DK) leads the Mountaineers in receiving yards (180). He has 15 receptions and has 1 score this season. The sophomore has 6 receptions in both of WVU’s Big 12 games. Bryce Ford-Wheaton ($4.4k DK) leads all WVU pass catchers with 2 TD receptions. In total, he has 8 receptions for 108 yards. TJ Simmons ($4.6k DK) is the last relevant WR. He has 4 receptions for 82 yards in 2 games.

In 2020 (3 games), KU is 20th in passing yards allowed with 193.3 yards/game. They are 70th in rushing yards allowed with 227.7 yards/game. The defense has given up 7 TDs on the ground (2.33 TD/game) and 7 TDs through the air (2.33 TD/game) this season.

Clemson (45.5 Implied Team Total)
Trevor Lawrence ($9k DK) continues to torture ACC foes. Through 3 conference games, the likely top overall NFL draft pick is averaging 324 passing yards, 16 rushing yards, and 3.33 total TDs. He’s one of the best plays on the entire slate. The matchup with Georgia Tech is nearly as good as it will get for the rest of the season. The Yellow Jackets are allowing nearly 450 yards of total offense and they’ve surrendered 16 TDs defensively in only 4 games. The Clemson offense is favoring the run (51.3/48.7 run-pass split) and averaging 75 plays per game.

Travis Etienne ($8.6k DK) has cleared 180 total yards in 2 straight games. The dynamic RB has received 14+ carries in all 3 ACC games this season. In ACC play, the senior has 324 rushing yards, 234 receiving yards (2nd on the team), and 5 total TDs. The matchup with Georgia Tech is a smash spot for the talented runner. The Yellow Jackets have been tortured by enemy ball carriers. They allowed 26/155/0 to Louisville’s Javian Hawkins, 24/112/2 to Syracuse’s Sean Tucker, and 109 total yards/1 TD to UCF’s Otis Anderson in the last 3 games.

Notable target counts through 4 games: Amari Rodgers (26), Travis Etienne (21), Frank Ladson Jr. (18), Braden Galloway (16), and Cornell Powell (12).

Amari Rodgers ($6.2k DK) has caught 5+ passes and cleared 70 yards in all 3 ACC games. He leads the Tigers with 19 receptions, 268 receiving yards, and 3 TDs. He’s an intriguing stack candidate with Lawrence and Etienne. Rodgers mans the slot and Georgia Tech has been brutalized by slot WRs this season. Slot WRs over the past 3 games: Tutu Atwell (LOU) 6/52/1, Nykeim Johnson (SYR) 4/87/1, and Marlon Williams (UCF) 10/154/2. Frank Ladson Jr. ($4.6k DK) has started each of the last 2 games for the injured Joseph Ngata ($4k DK) (reportedly could return this week). The sophomore has 12 receptions, 222 receiving yards, and 2 TDs. He’s failed to clear 90 yards receiving in all 4 games this season.

TE Braden Galloway ($4.4k DK) is a viable option this week as he’s cheap and provides exposure to Clemson’s high-powered attack. The junior was unstoppable in last week’s top 10 showdown with Miami. Galloway caught 4 balls for 74 yards and 2 TDs. He catches a Georgia Tech defense that just surrendered 5/89/1 to Louisville TE Marshon Ford.

In 2020 (3 games), Clemson is 22nd in passing yards allowed with 213 yards/game. They are 10th in rushing yards allowed with 90 yards/game. The defense has given up 0 TDs on the ground (0 TD/game) and 4 TDs through the air (1.33 TD/game) this season.

Georgia Tech (18.5 Implied Team Total)
Highly touted freshman Jeff Sims ($5.1k DK) is coming off his best game of his young career. Sims threw for 249 yards, rushed for 64 yards, and recorded 3 TDs in Georgia Tech’s 46-27 win over Louisville last week. Sims has thrown at least 1 TD and rushed for at least 1 TD in 3 straight games. However, he’s in a difficult spot against a great Clemson defense. The Tigers are allowing 190 yards passing to opposing signal callers and they’ve allowed 4 TD passes in 4 games this season. However, it’s clear that Georgia Tech is trying to protect their young signal caller by pounding the run and limiting Sims’ passing attempts after he racked up 8 INT in his 1st 3 games. The Yellow Jackets offense favors the run (57.6/42.4 run-pass split) and is averaging 73.8 plays per game.

Jordan Mason ($4.3k DK) hasn’t played since sustaining an injury in the season opener. His status for this week is unknown. Emerging sophomore Jahmyr Gibbs ($5.4k DK) has run for at least 60 yards in the 3 games that Mason has missed. In total, Gibbs has 232 rushing yards, 146 receiving yards (2nd leading pass catcher on the team), and 5 TDs in 3 career games. He’s usually a solid choice but he’s in a tough spot this week as Clemson is holding opposing backfields to 89.8 rushing yards (2.88 yards per carry). They’ve only allowed 1 rushing TD in 4 games (and that was to a QB).

Notable target counts through 4 games: Jalen Camp (22), Malachi Carter (21), Ahmarean Brown (14), Jahmyr Gibbs (13), Adonicas Sanders (10), Marquez Ezzard (9).

Jalen Camp ($3.6k DK) and Malachi Carter ($4.4k DK) are the only 2 WRs worth considering. Even that is a major stretch. Carter leads the Yellow Jackets with 213 receiving yards. He has 14 receptions and 2 of those went for TDs. Camp also has 14 receptions; he has 142 receiving yards and 1 TD through 4 games. Clemson has not allowed a 100-yard receiving game to any pass catchers this season.

In 2020 (4 games), GT is 47th in passing yards allowed with 259.5 yards/game. They are 56th in rushing yards allowed with 189.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 7 TDs on the ground (1.75 TD/game) and 9 TDs through the air (2.25 TDs/game) this season.

Pittsburgh (17 Implied Team Total)
Kenny Pickett ($6.6k DK) has accounted for at least 2 TDs in all 5 games this season. He was knocked around quite a bit in last week’s loss to Boston College. He’s likely to suit this week as Pittsburgh travels to Miami. The senior has thrown 36+ passes in 4 straight games; he’s also topped 215 yards in all 5 games this season. Additionally, Pickett has contributed 104 rushing yards and 3 rush TDs over the last 3 games. The matchup with Miami is decent. In Miami’s 2 games against competent QBs, they surrendered 292 passing yards and 3 TDs to Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and 307 passing yards and 3 TDs to Louisville’s Mikel Cunningham. The Pittsburgh offense is operating a nearly 50/50 pass-run split and averaging 77 plays per game.

Vincent Davis ($4.9k DK) is the only viable Pittsburgh RB. He’s received 11+ carries in all 5 games. However, his high-water mark is only 66 yards (Syracuse). The sophomore has totaled 235 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 74 carries. He’s also caught 15 passes for 99 yards. Miami has surrendered big rushing days to Javian Hawkins and Travis Etienne so far this season. However, I’m not expecting Davis and his 3.2 yards per carry to take advantage of Miami’s run defense.

Notable target counts for the Panthers’ pass catchers through 3 games: Jordan Addison (43), DJ Turner Taysir Mack (25), DJ Turner (25), Shocky Jacques-Louis (19), Vincent Davis (18), and Jared Wayne (14).

Jordan Addison ($5.5k DK), Taysir Mack ($5.3k DK), and DJ Turner ($4.5k DK) are the relevant Panthers’ pass catchers. Addison has recorded 7 receptions in 4 out of 5 games this season. The freshman hasn’t cleared 80 yards receiving in any single game this season. Addison has 30 receptions, 297 receiving yards, and 3 TDs while also rushing for 43 yards on 5 carries. Addison plays out of the slot and Miami has been vulnerable over the middle of the field. Over the last 3 games Miami has allowed the following box scores to the slot/TE spot: Tutu Atwell (LOU) posted 8/114/2 from the slot, Amare Rodgers (CLEM) posted 7/62/0 from the slot, and Braden Galloway (CLEM) posted 4/74/2 from the TE position. Taysir Mack has cleared 60 receiving yards in all 3 games that he’s played in this season. The senior has 13 receptions for 214 yards and 2 TDs in 3 games. Turner is the Panthers’ deep threat. The senior has 2 receptions of 50+ yards through 5 games. The former Maryland WR has 18 receptions and 331 receiving yards to lead the Panthers receiving corp (1 TD).

In 2020 (4 games), Pittsburgh is 24th in passing yards allowed with 211.4 yards/game. They are 2nd in rushing yards allowed with 52 yards/game. The defense has given up 2 TDs on the ground (.4 TD/game) and 9 TDs through the air (1.8 TD/game) this season.

Miami (30.5 Implied Team Total)
D’Eriq King ($8.1k DK) is in a bounce back spot after struggling against Clemson last week. The senior has accounted for 8 out of the Hurricanes’ 17 offensive TDs this season. Through 4 games, King is averaging 214.3 passing yards, 60.3 rushing yards, and 2 total TDs per game. Up next is a Pittsburgh defense that has been taken to the woodshed by opposing signal callers in each of the last 2 games. Boston College’s Phil Jurkovec threw for 358 yards and 3 TDs (also ran for 1 TD) in last week’s game against Pittsburgh. Devin Leary lit up Pittsburgh for 336 passing yards and 4 TDs prior to that. Pittsburgh is struggling with bigger pass catchers as their secondary is depleted because of injuries. King makes for an interesting tournament play and should carry little-to-no ownership with the game total hovering around 49. The Miami offense is favoring the run (51.8/48.2 run-pass split and averaging 69.5 plays per game.

Cam’Ron Harris ($7.4k DK) was stymied by Clemson in last week’s crushing defeat. The junior was held to 3 yards rushing on 8 carries. Prior to that, Harris had run for 311 yards and 5 TDs in the Hurricanes 1st 3 games. The matchup with Pittsburgh is brutal. The Panthers are holding opposing backfields to 52 rushing yards per game and 1.66 yards per carry (best on the slate). They’ve only surrendered 2 rush TDs in 4 games.

Notable target counts through 4 games: Mike Harley (26), Brevin Jordan (23), Mark Pope (19), Dee Wiggins (18), and Cam’Ron Harris (11).

Brevin Jordan ($5k DK) and Dee Wiggins ($4k DK) profile as players that could give the Pittsburgh secondary fits. Jordan, the big TE, is a nightmare for opposing defenses. He’s caught 3+ balls in all 4 games this season. Through 4 games, the junior has 18 receptions for 243 yards, and 3 TDs. Boston College TE Hunter Long dropped 6/93/0 on Pittsburgh last week. Unfortunately, Jordan is questionable this week so that’s something to monitor. If he’s unable to go, Will Mallory ($3k DK) will play a ton at TE. He’s a solid pass catcher in his own right. Wiggins and his 6’3” frame could take advantage of the undersized Panthers’ secondary. So far, he’s struggled this season. The junior has 9 receptions, 118 receiving yards, and 1 TD through 4 games. Harley and Pope are the other starting WRs. Harley ($5k DK) has tallied 15/127/0 and Pope ($4.8k DK) has posted 11/142/0 this season.

In 2020 (4 games), Miami is 39th in passing yards allowed with 245.8 yards/game. They are 53rd in rushing yards allowed with 174.5 yards/game. The defense has given up 5 TDs on the ground (1.25 TD/game) and 8 TDs through the air (2 TD/game) this season.

Auburn (28 Implied Team Total)
QB Bo Nix ($6.2k DK) has accounted for 5 out of the Tigers’ 6 offensive TDs this season. The dual threat QB is averaging 199 yards passing, 24 rushing yards, and 1.67 total TDs per game. Nix has attempted 27+ passes in all 3 games this season. The matchup with South Carolina should be beneficial to the Auburn aerial attack. The Gamecocks gave up 259 yards passing and 1 TD to Tennessee’s Jarret Guarantano and 268 passing yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT to Florida QB Kyle Trask. Additionally, South Carolina is allowing nearly 8 yards per passing attempt (middle of the pack on this slate). The Auburn offense is operating at a nearly 50/50 pass-run split and averaging 63 plays per game.

5-star prospect Tank Bigsby ($5.9k DK) exploded for 146 yards rushing on 20 carries in last week’s 30-28 win over Arkansas. I’d have to imagine he’s become the primary RB after topping 99 total yards in each of the last 2 games. The freshman was elevated prior the 2nd game of the season with Shaun Shivers ($4.6k DK) sidelined and DJ Williams ($4k DK) limited. Shivers could return to the lineup this week after taking part in practice. Williams played last week and ran for 71 yards on 8 carries. Bigsby is appealing because of his versatily. The young RB has racked up 11 receptions for 84 yards in the last 2 games. The matchup with South Carolina is rather difficult. The Gamecocks are holding opposing backfields to 96.3 rushing yards per game and 3.21 yards per carry.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Anthony Schwartz (31), Seth Williams (29), Tank Bigsby (13), and Eli Stove (4).

Seth Williams ($5.8k DK) and Anthony Schwartz ($5.5k DK) are the 2 playmakers in the passing game. The target hogs have accounted for 60 out of QB Nix’s 95 passing attempts this season. Williams plays on the perimeter and leads the Tigers with 216 receiving yards and 2 TD receptions (12 receptions). Schwartz starts in the slot and has cleared 40 yards receiving in all 3 games. He’s caught 18 passes in the last 2 games. The speedy WR has also ran the ball 1 time in each of the last 2 games. He’s in a great spot this week as fellow slot WRs Josh Palmer (TENN) and Kadarius Toney (FLA) have posted solid games against South Carolina. Palmer posted 6/85/1 and Toney posted 6/86/1. Eli Stove ($4.2k DK) caught 4 passes for 55 yards and 1 TD in the season opener, but he’s missed the last 2 games. He was a gametime decision last week but ultimately was held out. He’s questionable for this week’s game but is trending up after practicing this week.

In 2020 (3 games), Auburn is 51st in passing yards allowed with 265.7 yards/game. They are 51st in rushing yards allowed with 155.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1.5 TD/game) and 6 TDs through the air (2 TD/game) this season.

South Carolina (24.5 Implied Team Total)
Collin Hill ($6.5k DK) has accounted for 2 TDs in all 3 games this season. The senior QB should be fairly busy as he’s thrown 39 passes and 47 passes in the 2 competitive games that the Gamecocks have played in this season (threw 24 passes in last week’s 41-7 beatdown of Vanderbilt). He’s in a sneaky good spot this week as Auburn was torched by Arkansas’ Feleipe Franks for 318 yards and 4 TDs in last week’s 30-28 Auburn win. All 3 QBs to face off with Auburn have thrown for at least 239 yards. The Tigers have yielded 6 pass TDs in 3 games. The Gamecocks offense is favoring the pass (54.7/45.3 pass-run) and averaging 78.5 plays per game.

Kevin Harris ($7.7k DK) has exploded out of the gates in 2020. The sophomore has at least 1 rushing TD in all 3 games this season. He’s topped 100-yards rushing in 2 straight games. He’s also ran the ball 21+ times in each of the last 2 games. Adding to his viability is the fact that he plays well in the passing game. Harris has 9 receptions for 65 yards and 1 TD through 3 games (326 rushing yards and 4 TDs on 56 carries. The matchup with Auburn’s run defense is fairly difficult. The Tigers are allowing 155.3 rushing yards per game. However, no individual RB has topped 90 yards rushing against Auburn. Auburn has allowed 3 rush TDs through 3 games and they’re limiting opposing runners to 3.67 yards per carry.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Shi Smith (38), Nick Muse (16), Kevin Harris (13), Deshaun Fenwick (11), and Xavier Legette (11).

Shi Smith ($7.1k DK) and Nick Muse ($3.7k DK) are the two relevant pass catchers. Smith is one of the best WRs in the country. He’s already piled up 26 receptions for 271 yards and 2 TDs through 3 games. He should easily see 10+ targets with this week’s game expected to be competitive. The senior posted 10/140/1 in the season opener against Tennessee and 12/85/1 in Game 2 against Florida. I wouldn’t hold his 4/46/0 game against Vanderbilt him last week. 1) The game was played in the rain and 2) South Carolina didn’t throw the ball as much as usual since they were smashing Vanderbilt. Muse, the TE, upped his season totals to 11 receptions and 156 yards receiving after posting 5/85/0 against Vanderbilt last week.

In 2020 (2 games), USC is 45th in passing yards allowed with 264.5 yards/game. They are 21st in rushing yards allowed with 106.5 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1.5 TD/game) and 5 TDs through the air (2.5 TD/game) this season.

Louisville (22.5 Implied Team Total)
Losers of 3 straight games, Malik Cunningham ($7.1k DK) and the Louisville Cardinals travel to Notre Dame to square off with the Irish. The dual threat QB is averaging 246.5 passing yards, 21 rushing yards, 3 total TDs per game. The matchup with Notre Dame is brutal on paper. The Irish have held opposing passers to 212 passing yards per game and they’ve only been beaten for 1 pass TD in 3 games. I will note that Notre Dame’s strength of schedule so far this season is questionable (Duke, USF, and FSU). Furthermore, the Irish had allowed FSU’s dual threat QB Jordan Travis to throw for 204 yards and 1 TD (1 INT) and run for 96 yards and 1 TD prior to leaving the game with an injury (left mid 4th quarter). Cunningham has a huge ceiling and will carry little-no-ownership this week due to the matchup. He makes for an interesting tournament play. The Cardinals offense is favoring the run (57.1/42.9 run-pass split) and is averaging 72.3 plays per game this season.

Javian Hawkins ($6.2k DK) is one of the true bell cows in college football. The talented sophomore RB has 468 yards and 3 TDs on 85 carries through 4 games. Hawkins has topped 100-yards rushing in 5 out of his last 7 games. In his 1st career start, the young RB ran for 122 yards on 19 carries in Louisville’s season opening 2019 loss to Notre Dame. Despite the tough matchup on paper (limiting opponents to 111.3 rushing yards per game), I do think he has a good shot of running for a 120+ rushing yards this week. Notre Dame allowed 3 different FSU runners to rush for 4.5+ yards per carry last week. Like Cunningham, Hawkins will carry little-no-ownership this week in tournaments.

Target counts through 3 games: Tutu Atwell (40), Dez Fitzpatrick (25), Marshon Ford (13), Justin Marshall (10), Braden Smith (8), and Javian Hawkins (6).

Tutu Atwell ($6.7k DK) and Dez Fitzpatrick ($4.4k DK) are the only 2 WRs worth considering this week. Atwell has been drawn 8+ targets in all 4 games including 3 straight games with 10+ targets. The slot WR is averaging 6 receptions, 67.7 receiving yards, and 1.33 TDs over the last 3 games. Notre Dame was just torched by FSU’s best WR Tamorrion Terry for 9/146/1. Atwell caught 5 balls for 47 yards in last season’s matchup with Notre Dame. Fitzpatrick has 13 receptions for 234 yards and 1 TD through 4 games. He’s been quiet in the last 2 games (2/50/0). He caught one pass for 10 yards in the 2019 matchup with Notre Dame.

Marshon Ford ($4.4k DK) led all ACC TEs with 7 TD receptions last season. The red zone monster has 11 receptions, 128 receiving yards, and 3 TDs in the 2020 campaign.

In 2020 (4 games), Louisville is 31st in passing yards allowed with 233 yards/game. They are 43rd in rushing yards allowed with 156.8 yards/game. The defense has given up 8 TDs on the ground (2 TD/game) and 9 TDs through the air (2 TDs/game) this season.

Notre Dame (39.5 Implied Team Total)
Ian Book ($7.9k DK) is in a phenomenal spot this week as the Irish host the defensively challenged Louisville Cardinals. Louisville is getting obliterated in both the passing and run game. They’ve been torched for 9 passing TDs and 8 rushing TDs in only 4 games. They’re allowing 8.25 yards per pass attempt. The dual threat Book is averaging 202.7 passing yards, 26.3 rushing yards, and 2.33 total TDs per game. Louisville has allowed an average of 25 fantasy points to opposing signal callers over their last 3 games (GT, PITT, MIA). The Notre Dame offense is favoring the run (62.2/37.8 run-pass split) and averaging 68.7 plays per game.

Kyren Williams ($7.2k DK) is a dangerous man in the Notre Dame backfield. The speedster has topped 110+ rushing yards and 2 TDs in 2 out of the 1st 3 games. The sophomore is averaging 119.7 rushing yards, 38 receiving yards, and 1.33 TDs per game. Next up is a smash spot against Louisville. The Cardinals are allowing 4.51 yards per carry to opposing ball carriers which is the 3rd worst on the large Saturday DK slate.

Notable targets counts through 3 games: Tommy Tremble (13), Kyren Williams (12), Javon McKinley (10), Michael Mayer (7), Braden Lenzy (7), Joe Wilkins (7), and Avery Davis (4).

The pass catchers are carrying some risk due the potential blowout and the Irish’s penchant for running the ball. RB Williams is also heavily involved in the passing game. Javon McKinley ($5.5k DK) is probably the best bet as he saw a team high 6 targets in last week’s win. The senior posted a stellar 5/107/0 stat line against Florida State. Tremble ($3.2k DK) has totaled 9 receptions and 110 receiving yards from the TE spot. Louisville was torched by Miami’s TE Brevin Jordan for 7/120/1. Emerging 5-star freshman Michael Mayer ($3.5k DK) has posted 6/68/1 through 3 games from the TE spot. Lenzy ($4.5k DK) would be the other pass catcher to consider (outside of McKinley); he possesses track star speed. The junior has 3 receptions in each of the 2 games that he’s played in the season. He’s also received 3 carries in the running game so far this season (ran for 200 yards and 2 TDs on 13 carries in 2019).

In 2020 (3 games), ND is 25th in passing yards allowed with 212 yards/game. They are 21st in rushing yards allowed with 111.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1.5 TD/game) and 1 TD through the air (.33 TD/game) this season.

Mississippi (38.5 Implied Team Total)
Matt Corral ($8.8k DK) looks like the perfect QB to run Lane Kiffin’s spread attack. The sophomore has thrown for 320+ yards while also rushing for 40+ in all 3 SEC games this season. The young signal caller has tossed 9 TD passes while only throwing 1 INT this season. He’ll be one of the most popular QBs on Saturday with this game carrying a monster total. While this week’s opponent, Arkansas, has only surrendered 4 pass TDs in 3 SEC games, it appears that there are plays to be made in the passing game. The Razorbacks are allowing 8.61 passing yards per attempt which is 4th most on the large DK slate. The Ole Miss offense is favoring the run (60.6/39.4 run-pass split) and averaging 77 plays per game.

Jerrian Ealy ($6.7k DK) and Snoop Conner $5.5k DK) will rotate in the Rebels’ backfield. Ealy has at least 1 rushing TD in all 3 games. In total, the sophomore has 243 yards rushing and 4 TDs on 45 carries. He’s received 10+ carries in all 3 games. Ealy has also tallied 5 receptions for 67 yards. Snoop Conner is also off to a fast start. Like his backfield mate, Ealy, Conner has also recorded at least 1 rushing TD in all 3 games. In total, he’s run 179 yards and 4 TDs on 37 carries while also catching 3 passes for 24 yards. Both guys are viable this week. Arkansas ceded 146 rushing yards on 20 carries in last week’s loss to Auburn’s Tank Bigsby. The Razorbacks are allowing 4.36 yards per carry (5th worst on the DK slate) and 155.7 total rushing yards per game. They’ve yielded 3 rushing TDs in 3 games.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Elijah Moore (34), Kenny Yeboah (15), Jonathan Mingo (12), Dontario Drummond (9), Jerrion Ealy (7), and Snoop Conner (3).

By now you know Elijah Moore ($8k DK) is one of the best WRs in the country. He’s a safe bet to be the most popular WR on this large Saturday slate. The Rebels’ slot WR is posting video-game like numbers this season. He’s been targeted 10+ times in all 3 games; he has 10+ receptions in all 3 games. The bottom line is Moore is averaging 10.3 receptions, 154 receiving yards, and .33 TDs per game. When you consider Arkansas has allowed team highs to opposing slot WRs in 2 out of 3 games this season, Moore’s ceiling is sky high this week. Arkansas has allowed 10/100/1 to Anthony Schwartz last week and 6/62/0 to Kearis Jackson in the season opener. TE Kenny Yeboah ($6.3k DK) has also excelled in Kiffin’s offense. The former Temple Owl has cleared 83 yards in all 3 games while also recorded at least 1 TD in all 3 games. In total, the senior has racked up 15 receptions, 355 receiving yards, and 4 TDs this season. Jonathan Mingo ($5.6k DK) and Dontario Drummond ($4.9k DK) are secondary plays and will need to score to pay off their salaries. Mingo dropped 8/128/2 against Kentucky but bageled in the season opener. He was held to 1/11/0 in last week’s loss to Alabama. After posting 2/62/2 in the season opener, Drummond has 1 catch for 11 yards over the last 2 games. Clearly both guys have upside, but you’ll have to accept they could also airball.

In 2020 (3 games), Ole Miss is 73rd in passing yards allowed with 338 yards/game. They are 76th in rushing yards allowed with 303.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 13 TDs on the ground (4.33 TD/game) and 8 TDs through the air (2.67 TD/game) this season.

Arkansas (37 Implied Team Total)
Feleipe Franks ($7.2k DK) has completed 61 out of 94 passing attempts for 730 yards, 7 TDs, and 2 INT through 3 games. The dual threat QB has also run for 49 yards on 28 attempts. He’s in the catbird seat against an Ole Miss defense that is among the worst defenses in the country. The stat lines allowed to opposing QBs against Ole Miss through 3 games this season: Alabama’s Mac Jones threw for 417 yards and 2 TDs last week, Kentucky’s Terry Wilson threw for 151 yards, rushed for 129 yards, and scored 3 TDs, and Florida’s Kyle Trask threw for 416 yards and 6 TDs. Franks will be popular this week. The Razorbacks offense is favoring the run (52.5/47.5 run-pass split) and is averaging 68 plays per game this season.

Star RB Rakeem Boyd ($5.7k DK) was back at practice this week after missing last week’s game with Auburn. Boyd will look to get his season on track after running for 1,133 yards and 8 TDs in 2019. Trelon Smith ($6.1k DK) started in Boyd’s place last week and ran for 81 yards on 21 carries. He also caught 6 balls for 78 yards and scored a TD. The sophomore RB actually leads the Razorbacks with 14 receptions this season. He has 113 receiving yards (3rd most on the team). Smith is viable regardless of Boyd’s status. He becomes a no-brainer if Boyd can’t play. Both guys are solid plays this week. Ole Miss has been blasted by opposing runners. 3 different runners scored a TD and cleared 100-yards rushing against Ole Miss in Game 2. Alabama’s Najee Harris scorched the Rebels for 206 rushing yards and 5 TDs one week ago. Ole Miss is allowing a mind-boggling 7.34 yards per carry which is by far the worst on the slate (2nd worst is Kansas at 4.71 yards per carry for reference).

Notable target Counts through 3 games: Mike Woods (19), Trelon Smith (16), De’Vion Warren (13), Treylon Burks (12), Hudson Henry (7), Trey Knox (6), and Rakeem Boyd (5).

The big question mark is whether Treylon Burks ($4.7k DK) is able to suit up after missing last week’s game. Burks popped Georgia for 7/102/1 out of the slot in the season opener. He caught 1 ball for 50 yards against Mississippi State in Game 2 before leaving that game early due to an injury. If he’s able to play, he’s the top WR to pair with QB Franks. If he’s unable to play, De’Vion Warren ($6k DK) would draw his 2nd consecutive start. Warren exploded for 4/100/1 in Game 2 and followed it up with 4/90/2 in last week’s loss to Auburn. Clearly QB Franks loves to target the slot WR in this offense. Mike Woods ($5.1k DK) and Trey Knox ($3.2k DK) start on the outside. Woods has 3+ receptions in all 3 games. His high-water mark was last week with 74 yards receiving. The junior has 1 TD in 3 games. Knox is off to a slow start this season. After posting 28/385/3 in 2019 as a freshman, he has only 4 receptions for 33 yards through 3 games in 2020. Ole Miss has allowed monster games to opposing pass catchers this season. That includes: Kyle Pitts (FLA) TE 8/170/4, Kadarius Toney slot WR (FLA) 5/59/1, Trevon Grimes outside WR (FLA) 3/64/1, Josh Ali (UK) outside WR 7/88/0, Jaylen Waddle slot WR (ALA) 6/120/0, and DeVonta Smith outside WR 13/164/1.

Hudson Henry ($3.7k DK) is the starting TE. The freshman has 4 receptions for 20 yards and 1 TD on his 7 targets this season. Henry is questionable after missing last week’s game due to an injury.

With the exception of Burks, DK has priced up all the players in this game making it near impossible to stack this game.

In 2020 (3 games), Arkansas is 45th in passing yards allowed with 255.3 yards/game. They are 42nd in rushing yards allowed with 155.7 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1 TD/game) and 4 TDs through the air (1.33 TD/game) this season.

Duke (28 Implied Team Total)
Chase Brice ($5.5k DK) is a good bet to throw the ball a ton of times on Saturday. The junior has attempted 36+ passes in all 5 games this season. The Duke signal caller has topped 270 passing yards in 2 consecutive games. I’m not overly excited about Brice as the Blue Devils travel to NC State but he’s cheap on DK. The Wolfpack are allowing nearly 288 yards passing but they’re holding opposing signal callers to 7.33 yards per attempt (suggests that teams are throwing a lot of passes against them). NC State has allowed 7 TD passes in 4 games. The Duke offense is operating at a nearly 50/50 split and averaging 79 plays per game.

Deon Jackson ($5.8k DK) is the Blue Devils’ primary RB. He’s received 14+ carries in all 5 games this season. The senior exploded for 169 yards on 30 carries in last week’s win over Syracuse. He’s in a decent spot this week. The Wolfpack have allowed 9 rushing TDs in 4 games. They’re allowing 4.08 yards per carry. Mataeo Durant ($5.3k DK) has 11+ carries in each of the last 2 games. He’s run for 249 yards and 2 TDs on 34 carries over the last 2 games.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Noah Gray (28), Jalon Calhoun (27), Jake Bobo (26), Eli Pancol (22), Dennis Smith (17), Damond Philyaw-Jackson (15), Darrell Harding Jr. (15), Jarrett Garner (12), and Deon Jackson (8).

Noah Gray ($3.8k DK) leads the Blue Devils with 21 receptions, 217 receiving yards, and 2 TDs through 5 games. He’s been held under 70 receiving yards in all 5 games. He remains cheap on DK and is a fine source of salary relief this week. Jalon Calhoun ($4.3k DK) is the big play threat, but his high-water mark is 62 yards receiving in any single game this season. Jarrett Garner ($4.6k DK) seems to be emerging as potentially the best DFS play amongst the Duke pass catchers. The sophomore has 3 receptions and 73+ yards receiving in each of the last 2 games. Jake Bobo ($4.1k DK) is a possession WR that can be ignored (15/188/0).

In 2020 (5 games), Duke is 43rd in passing yards allowed with 249.2 yards/game. They are 46th in rushing yards allowed with 160.4 yards/game. The defense has given up 10 TDs on the ground (2 TD/game) and 8 TDs through the air (1.6 TD/game) this season.

North Carolina State (32 Implied Team Total)
Devin Leary ($6.3k DK) has thrown for 530 yards and 6 TDs (UVA and PITT) over the last 2 games. He also recorded 31 yards rushing on 9 attempts. I like him this week as he encounters a vulnerable Duke defense. The Blue Devils have allowed 8 pass TDs in 5 games and they’re also allowing 8.09 yards per attempt. Duke has allowed 24+ points in all 5 games this season. The Wolfpack favored the pass (56.2/43.8) last season and 72.5 averaged plays per game.

Zonovan Knight ($5.8k DK) and Ricky Person Jr. ($4.5k DK) are the main ball carriers with Justin Houston ($3.2k DK) taking the remaining carries. Knight leads the Wolfpack with 321 yards rushing. He has 3 TDs on 50 carries. The sophomore has cleared 94 yards rushing in 3 out of 4 games this season. Person Jr. leads the Wolfpack with 55 carries; he has 250 yards rushing and 3 TDs through 4 games. Person Jr. has at least 13 carries in all 4 games. Knight has 6 receptions for 54 yards while Person Jr. has 4 receptions for 21 yards. The matchup with Duke’s run defense is good. The Blue Devils have surrendered multiple rush TDs to 3 different RBs this season. While both guys are in play, I favor Knight over Person Jr if choosing between the 2 though Person Jr. is significantly cheaper on DK.

Notable target counts through 4 games: Emeka Emezie (23), Devin Carter (15), Porter Rooks (14) Thayer Thomas (14), Cary Angeline (11), Zonovan Knight (8), Jordan Houston (7), and Ricky Person Jr. (4).

Emeka Emezie ($4.9k DK) leads the Wolfpack in receptions (15) and receiving yards (199). He has 2 TD receptions through 4 games. The senior has 3+ receptions in 3 straight games and is probably the pass catcher to pair with Leary if stacking NC State. Duke has struggled with perimeter WRs (Emezie starts on the perimeter) in 2 out of the last 3 games. Lavel Davis Jr. posted 4/101/2 while Syracuse’s Taj Harris 6/138/1 in last week’s game. Devin Carter ($4k DK) is the big play threat but he bageled in last week’s game. The sophomore has 10 receptions for 181 yards and 1 TD this season. Thayer Thomas ($3.6k DK) is a possession WR who mans the slot. He has 10 receptions for 132 yards. Porter Rooks has 3 receptions in each of the last two games.

Cary Angeline ($4.1k DK) is the starting TE. He’s TD dependent as 4 of his 9 receptions have resulted in TDs. Angeline has 154 yards receiving through 4 games.

In 2020 (4 games), NC State is 60th in passing yards allowed with 287.8 yards/game. They are 45th in rushing yards allowed with 159.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 9 TDs on the ground (2.25 TD/game) and 7 TDs through the air (1.75 TD/game) this season.

Central Florida (38.5 Implied Team Total)
Dillon Gabriel ($8.5k DK) has attempted 41+ passes in all 3 games this season. In a projected shootout with Memphis, he should easily hit that mark once again this week. Gabriel has thrown for 300+ yards in all 3 games; he’s tossed 4 TDs in 2 out of 3 games. The pro style QB has also tallied 59 rushing yards on 14 attempts this season. The matchup with Memphis is a great spot for the UCF passing game. The Tigers are allowing 8.69 yards per pass attempt and 386.5 passing yards per game. They’ve been beaten for 4 pass TDs in 2 games. The Knights offense is favoring the pass (52.7/47.3 pass-run split) and averaging 88 plays per game.

Otis Anderson ($6.4k DK), Greg McRae ($4.5k DK), and Bentavious Thompson ($3.4k DK) make up the Knights’ backfield. Anderson is the most appealing DFS roster of the trio due to his involvement in both the running and passing game. He leads UCF in carries (42) and rushing yards (194). He has 2 rushing TDs. The senior has 7 receptions for 27 yards. In 2019, Anderson posted nearly 1,100 total yards and 8 TDs. McRae also has 2 rushing TDs. The senior has 149 rushing yards on 31 carries. Thompson has tallied 103 yards rushing and 1 TD on 23 carries. With Memphis stuffing the run, Anderson is really the only back worth rostering. Memphis is limiting opposing backfields to 100 yards rushing per game. They’re only allowing 3.23 yards per carry. All 3 RBs were nicked up in UCF’s last game against Tulsa but all 3 are expected to play this week.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Marlon Williams (47), Jaylon Robinson (27), Jacob Harris (19), Ryan O’Keefe (8), Otis Anderson (7), and Tre Nixon (4).

Marlon Williams ($7.6k DK) took a massive shot to the head on the final play against Tulsa. He’s expected to play this week but it’s something worth monitoring. The emerging star has 32 receptions, 388 receiving yards, and 2 TDs this season. His 47 targets rank T-3rd in the country. Williams has 9+ receptions and cleared 98 receiving yards in all 3 games. He’s a phenomenal play (if he does indeed play) against Memphis. Jaylon Robinson ($6.4k DK) is in the midst of a breakout season as well. The sophomore has topped 105 receiving yards in all 3 games this season. In total, he’s racked up 18 receptions, 366 receiving yards, and 2 TDs. Robinson is a great play this week along with Williams. Deep ball threat Jacob Harris ($4.3k DK) has a TD reception in 2 consecutive games. He averaged 23.6 yards per reception in 2019. He makes for an interesting play (cheap on DK too) after SMU’s Reggie Roberson smoked Memphis for 2 TD receptions of 70+ yards. The great part about the UCF offense is that they throw the ball a ton and the targets are concentrated. I should mention that Tre Nixon ($5.8k DK) is a great play if he suits up. He posted 4/94/2 in the 1st half of the season opener before leaving the game with an injury. He has not played since then and there has been no news related to his status. Due to the lack of news about him, I’m assuming he won’t suit up but that is something worth monitoring pre-game.

In 2020 (3 games), UCF is 37th in passing yards allowed with 244 yards/game. They are 65th in rushing yards allowed with 212 yards/game. The defense has given up 4 TDs on the ground (1.33 TD/game) and 7 TDs through the air (2.33 TD/game) this season.

Memphis (35 Implied Team Total)
Brady White ($8k DK) has cleared 280 passing yards and tossed 3+ TDs in each of the Tigers’ 1st 2 games. He’s in a great spot this week as he faces off with UCF’s vulnerable pass defense. All 3 QBs that have played UCF this season have cleared 215 passing yards; 2 out of the 3 QBs have thrown 3 TD passes. This game should be a shoot-out and will likely carry less ownership than the Ole Miss-Arkansas game. The Memphis offense is operating at a nearly 50/50 pass-run split and averages 82 plays per game. Both UCF and Memphis play fast/run a ton of plays so that further enhances the game stack appeal of this game.

Rodrigues Clark ($5.6k DK) and Kylin Watkins ($5.1k DK) split time in the Memphis backfield. Clark leads the Tigers in carries (36), rushing yards (203), and rushing TDs (1). The sophomore has received 16+ carries in each of the 1st 2 games and run for 98+ yards in both games. Watkins has carried the ball 10+ times in each of the 1st two games. He’s viable since he plays a significant role in the passing game. Through 2 games, Watkins has 120 yards rushing on 24 carries and he’s caught 4 passes for 17 yards (Clark has 4 receptions for 10 yards). The matchup with the UCF run defense is also good for the Memphis backfield. The UCF run defense has ceded 212 rushing yards per game and they’re allowing 4.48 yards per carry. Additionally, UCF has faced two teams that don’t run the ball well in ECU and Tulsa. Both Clark and Watkins are worth consideration this week are two of the better bargains on DK at RB this week.

Target counts from the season opener: Damonte Coxie (25), Sean Dykes (18), Calvin Austin III (15), Tahj Washington (7), Kylan Watkins (5), and Rodrigues Clark (3).

Star WR Damonte Coxie ($6.1k DK), Tahj Washington ($3.3k DK), and Calvin Austin ($4.8k DK) draw the starting receiving assignments. Coxie has 8 receptions in each of the 1st two games while also clearing 85 receiving yards in both of those games. Coxie should take advantage of the UCF defense that allowed Tulsa’s #1 receiver Keylon Stokes to post 6/95/1. Both Coxie and Stokes are perimeter WRs. Sean Dykes ($7.3k DK) is playing a large role from the TE spot. He’s posted 6/85/1 against SMU and 10/137/2 in the season opener against Arkansas State. Dykes is leading the Tigers in receiving through 2 games. His price is tough to stomach on DK. Austin II is a speedy slot WR. He has 9 receptions for 89 yards and 2 TDs through 2 games. Tahj Washington has been quiet so far this season; he has 3 receptions for 18 yards and 1 TD. Coxie will be very popular while Dykes and Austin II will likely carry far less ownership. All 3 guys are solid plays this week.

In 2020 (2 games), Memphis is 76th in passing yards allowed with 386.5 yards/game. They are 16th in rushing yards allowed with 100 yards/game. The defense has given up 2 TDs on the ground (1 TD/game) and 4 TDs through the air (2 TD/game) this season.

Texas A&M (29 Implied Team Total)
After struggling in the season opener against Vanderbilt, Kellen Mond ($7.3k DK) has thrown for 318+ passing yards and 3 TDs in games against Florida and Alabama. He’s a decent play but Mississippi State has been better than anticipated against the pass this season. The Bulldogs have surrendered 6 TD passes in 3 games but they’re limiting opposing QBs to 6.63 yards per passing attempt (8 best out of 26 on the DK slate). The Aggies offense has favored the pass (53.9/46.1 pass-run split) and is averaging 68.7 plays per game.

Isaiah Spiller ($6.3k DK) and former WR Ainis Smith ($5.2k DK) rotate in TAMU’s backfield. Spiller exploded for 27/174/2 against Florida in last week’s win. He’s cleared 115 rushing yards in 2 out of 3 games. Unfortunately, this a tough spot for young RB. Mississippi State is limiting opposing backfields to 75.7 rushing yards; they’ve only ceded 1 rush TD in 3 games. As a result, pass catching RB Ainis Smith would be the RB to target here. Smith has run for 103 yards and 1 TD while also catching 12 passes for 203 yards (leads team) and 2 TDs.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Chase Lane (22), Jalen Wydermeyer (21), Caleb Chapman (20), Ainis Smith (19), Jalen Preston (13), and Kam Brown (7).

The big news here is that Caleb Chapman was lost for the season due to a knee injury sustained in the Aggies’ win over Florida. Big TE Jalen Wydermeyer ($4.5k DK) has 5+ receptions in each of the last 2 games and is my favorite target amongst the TAMU pass catchers. The emerging sophomore posted 32/447/6 as a freshman in 2019. Chase Lane ($5.7k DK) has caught at least 5 passes in two straight games while also clearing 50 receiving yards in both of those games. He’ll need to step up with Chapman out. Jalen Preston ($4k DK) and Kam Brown (3.4k DK) round out the relevant WRs. Preston has 6 receptions for 66 yards while Brown has 5 receptions for 55 yards. Mississippi State has allowed 2 opposing WRs to clear 100 yards receiving through 3 games.

In 2020 (3 games), TAMU is 64th in passing yards allowed with 299 yards/game. They are 18th in rushing yards allowed with 101.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 3 TDs on the ground (1 TD/game) and 9 TDs through the air (3 TD/game) this season.

Mississippi State (25.5 Implied Team Total)
Will Rogers ($6.5k DK) took over for the ineffective KJ Costello ($6.8k DK) in last week’s brutal 24-2 loss to Kentucky. Head Coach Mike Leach hasn’t announced a change at QB but hinted it might be coming this week. Rogers, a former 3-star prospect, completed 9 out of 15 pass attempts for 43 yards and 2 INT. There’s a chance that both guys play this week which isn’t ideal for DFS purposes. This is a good spot for MSU pass offense as Texas A&M is allowing nearly 300 yards passing to opposing signal callers. They’ve also been burnt for 9 pass TDs in only 3 games. They’re allowing 10.19 yards per completion which is 2nd most on the DK main slate. MSU QBs have thrown 55+ passes in all 3 games this season. The MSU offense is favoring the pass (77.8/22.2 pass-run split) and averages 80 plays per game.

Kylin Hill ($6.8k DK) is encountering a Texas A&M run defense that is limiting opposing runners to 3.38 rushing yards per carry. They’ve only allowed 3 rush TDs in 3 games. While Hill is only averaging 5 carries per game, he’s been heavily involved in the passing game. The star RB leads the Bulldogs with 23 receptions through 3 games. He’s caught at least 8 passes in 2 out of the 1st 3 games. The senior is viable against Texas A&M especially on DK with the 1 PPR scoring.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Kylin Hill (27), JaVonta Payton (24), Osirus Mitchell (21), Cameron Gardner (17), Jo’Qauvious Marks (16), Malik Heath (15), Jaden Walley (15), Tyrell Shavers (15), Austin Williams, and Dillon Johnson (10).

As usual, Mike Leach rotates a ton of WRs. 6 pass catchers have at least 12 receptions through 3 games. Mitchell ($6k DK) leads the Bulldogs in receiving yards (247) and TD receptions (2). After dropping 7/183/2 in the season opener against LSU, Mitchell has been held in check over the last 2 games (7/64/0). Payton ($5.4k DK) has caught 5+ balls in 2 out of the 3 games. His 13 receptions and 179 receiving yards are both good for 3rd best on the team. Austin Williams ($4.4k DK) resurfaced in last week’s loss after being held out on offense against Arkansas. Williams has 5+ catches in the 2 games in which he was heavily involved on offense. Heath is the 5th Bulldog with at least 12 receptions through 3 games (back up RB Jo’Quavious Marks ($4k DK) is the 6th pass catcher with 12+ receptions). RB Hill and WR Williams should be in a good spot as Texas A&M has struggled defending the middle of the field. Texas A&M has allowed the following box scores to interior pass catchers: slot WR Kadarius Toney (FLA) posted 7/92/2 and Jaylen Waddle (ALA) posted 5/142/1 while Kyle Pitts (FLA) went for 5/47/1 prior to leaving early with an injury. Mike Davis (Florida’s pass catching RB) posted 3/73/0.

In 2020 (3 games), MSU is 23rd in passing yards allowed with 210 yards/game. They are 5th in rushing yards allowed with 75.7 yards/game. The defense has given up 1 TD on the ground (.33 TD/game) and 6 TDs through the air (2 TD/game) this season.

Virginia (30.5 Implied Team Total)
With Brennan Armstrong ($7k DK) in concussion protocol, Lindell Stone ($6.8k DK) is preparing to start as the Cavaliers travel to Wake Forest. Stone replaced an ineffective Armstrong after Armstrong took a big shot right before half. Stone completed 30 out of 54 passes for 3 TDs and 1 INT in last week’s loss to NC State. The junior QB also tallied 13 rushing yards on 3 attempts. This is a pretty good spot for the Virginia QB; Wake Forest is allowing 270.3 passing yards. Furthermore, the Demon Deacons have allowed point totals of 37 to Clemson and 45 to NC State in their 1st two conference games this season. Stone makes for a solid play this week (assuming that Armstrong is out). The Virginia offense is favoring the pass (59.7/40.3 pass-run split) and averaging 86 plays per game.

Wayne Taulapapa ($4.9k DK) leads the Cavaliers with 177 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 41 carries. The sophomore has also caught 9 balls for 50 yards. He was limited to 35 yards rushing in last week’s loss but had a rushing TD called back due to holding which would have significantly assisted his stat line. He’s in a prime bounce back spot against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are allowing 191.7 rushing yards and they’ve surrendered 7 rushing TDs in only 3 games. Big Wayne has received 12+ carries in all 3 games this season. He’s one of the better cheap RBs on DK this week.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Billy Kemp IV (42), Terrell Jana (37), Tony Poljan (23), Lavel Davis Jr. (19), and Wayne Taulapapa (13).

Kemp IV ($6.5k DK) has drawn at least 12 targets in all 3 games. The slot WR has recorded 7+ receptions and cleared 70 yards in all 3 games. In total he has 27 receptions for 248 yards and 1 TD. Kemp IV encounters a Wake Forest that has been vulnerable (see the TE section) over the middle of the field. Clemson’s slot WR Amari Rodgers had 5 receptions for 90 yards in basically 2.5 quarters against Wake Forest in the season opener. Terrell Jana ($5.3k DK) drew an eye popping 21 targets in last week’s loss as QB Stone looked his way early and often as Virginia was forced to play from behind for the entire game. Jana has 4+ receptions in all 3 games. Davis Jr. ($5.3k DK) is the other relevant WR. The freshman has cleared 50 yards receiving in every game this season. In total, Davis Jr. has recorded 9 receptions, 210 receiving yards, and 3 TDs through 3 games.

Tony Poljan ($3.9k DK) has 14 receptions for 100 yards and 2 TDs from the TE spot. He’s drawn 6+ targets in all 3 games. He should be in a good spot as Wake Forest has allowed the following stat lines to ACC TEs: Braden Galloway (CLEM) 5/60/0 and Cary Angeline (NCST) 2/45/1.

In 2020 (3 games), UVA is 53rd in passing yards allowed with 266.3 yards/game. They are 25th in rushing yards allowed with 124 yards/game. The defense has given up 4 TDs on the ground (1.33 TD/game) and 7 TDs through the air (2.33 TD/game) this season.

Wake Forest (28 Implied Team Total)
Sam Hartman ($5.8k DK) has thrown for 584 yards and 2 TDs through 3 games this season. While he can make plays with his legs, he’s recorded -33 rushing yards on 19 attempts. The sophomore’s stats are down since Wake Forest has played in blowouts in 2 out of 3 games. He’s a solid play this week as Virginia has surrendered 2+ TDs to all 3 ACC QBs that they’ve squared off with this season. With Virginia owning a decent run defense, look for Hartman to be forced to the air this week. The Wake Forest offense is favoring the run (57.4/42.6 run-pass split) and averaging 74.3 plays per game.

Kenneth Walker ($6.6k DK) and Christian Beal-Smith ($5k DK) are splitting the carries 50/50 in the backfield. Walker leads the Demon Deacons with 255 yards rushing. CBS has 198 yards rushing. Both RBs have 4 rushing TDs through 3 games. Neither player plays a significantly role in the passing game; Walker has 1 reception for 11 yards while CBS has 0 receptions. The Virginia run defense has been stout this season. They’re holding opposing runners to 3.35 yards per carry. They’ve only yielded 4 rush TDs in only 3 games. I probably wouldn’t roster either RB as a stand-alone play; I’d only roster Walker or CBS as part of a game stack.

Notable target counts through 3 games: AT Perry (21), Jaquarii Roberson (17), Taylor Morrin (17), and Donavon Greene (14).

Roberson ($4.7k DK) starts in the slot and cleared 75 receiving yards in both conference games this season. In total, he has 13 receptions for 188 yards and 1 TD. Morin ($5.2k DK) leads Wake Forest in receptions (14) and TD receptions (2). He has 165 yards receiving through 3 games. Greene ($4k DK) is off to a slow start after finishing the 2019 season with a bang. The sophomore has 6 receptions for 125 yards. Perry ($4.5k DK) leads the Demon Deacons in targets and has 4+ receptions in each of the last 2 games. However, his high-water mark of 81 receiving yards came against Campbell in Wake Forest’s latest outing. Of the 7 passing TDs allowed by Virginia: 3 have went to TEs, 2 have went to RBs, and 2 have gone to the slot WR. Through 3 games, the Wake Forest TEs have only been targeted 4 times by Hartman (Brandon Chapman is the starter). With that said, it appears that Virginia is susceptible to short passes and over the middle of the field. This makes Roberson the WR to roster here with fellow slot man Morrin also worthy of consideration.

There are a ton of appealing cheap plays in this game. This looks like an under the radar game to stack with UCF/MEM and OLE MISS/ARK on the DK slate.

In 2020 (3 games), WF is 54th in passing yards allowed with 270.3 yards/game. They are 59th in rushing yards allowed with 191.7 yards/game. The defense has given up 7 TDs on the ground (2.33 TD/game) and 5 TDs through the air (1.67 TD/game) this season.

North Carolina (39 Implied Team Total)
Sam Howell is averaging 259 passing yards and 2 TDs through 3 games this season. He’s tossed at least 2 TDs in 15 out his 16 career games at North Carolina. This week’s opponent, Florida State, is struggling defensively. The Seminoles are allowing nearly 260 passing yards to opposing QBs and 1.5 TD passes per game. The only concern with Howell is that Florida State is atrocious against the run and the Tar Heels have 2 of the best RBs in the country. On the positive side, FSU showed signs of life offensively in last week’s game. A competitive game would certainly enhance Howell’s shot at a ceiling game. The Tar Heels offense is favoring the run (58.2/41.8 run-pass split) and is averaging 67 plays per game.

Michael Carter and Javonte Williams have created havoc for opposing defenses. Carter leads the Tar Heels with 413 rushing yards. He has 2 rushing TDs on 40 carries. The senior has run for 121+ rushing yards in 2 straight games. Additionally, he’s caught 8 balls for 81 yards through 3 games this season. Williams leads the Tar Heels with 45 carries and 4 rushing TDs. He has 283 rushing yards through 3 games. The junior has also caught 6 balls for 133 yards and 1 TD. He’s found paydirt at least 2 times in all 3 games this season. These two are in an eruption spot as Florida State has been trucked by enemy ball carriers. The Seminoles are allowing 194.3 rushing yards per game and they’ve been blowtorched for 11 rushing TDs in 4 games. They’re allowing nearly 5.51 rushing yards per carry.

Notable target counts from the season opener: Dyami Brown (23), Beau Corrales (14), Dazz Newsome (13), Michael Carter (10), Khafre Brown (6), and Javonte Williams (6).

Dyami Brown torched Virginia Tech for 3/86/2 in last week’s win. The junior leads the Tar Heels with 13 receptions for 240 yards and 2 TDs. Newsome finally broke out in last week’s game. The senior caught all 7 of his targets; he had 69 yards receiving and 2 total TDs. Both guys are good options this week. Beau Corrales is the only other Tar Heels WR worth considering. The senior has 2+ receptions in all 3 games. He has yet to find the end zone after recording 6 TD receptions last season. Brown and Corrales start on the outside while Newsome starts in the slot. Florida State has struggled with perimeter WRs this season. That includes Georgia Tech’s Malachi Carter (6/66/1), Miami’s Dee Wiggins (3/54/1), and Notre Dame’s Javon McKinley (5/107/0). Brown looks like the preferred option over Newsome (though Newsome is a solid play as well).

In 2020 (3 games), UNC is 29th in passing yards allowed with 227.3 yards/game. They are 24th in rushing yards allowed with 122.7 yards/game. The defense has given up 4 TDs on the ground (1.33 TD/game) and 4 TDs through the air (1.33 TD/game) this season.

Florida State (25 Implied Team Total)
Jordan Travis declared himself 100% healthy ahead of this week’s matchup with North Carolina. In his 1st start of the season, the sophomore threw for 204 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT while also running for 96 yards and 1 TD in FSU’s 42-26 loss to Notre Dame last week. On paper, the matchup is tough as the Tar Heels are limiting opposing signal callers to 5.54 yards per passing attempt. However, the Tar Heels played 2 struggling offenses in Boston College and Syracuse to start the season. North Carolina allowed VT’s dual threat QBs to throw for 235 yards and 2 TDs while also recording 80 rushing yards and 1 TD. Travis makes for a decent tournament play this week as he’ll likely carry little-to-no ownership. Due to running ability, he offers significant upside. The Florida State offense is favoring the run (53.6/46.4 run-pass split) and averaging 76 plays per game.

La’Damien Webb seems like the best play out of the 3-man rotation in the FSU backfield (Lawrance Toafili and Jashaun Corbin). Webb has scored at least 1 TD in 2 straight games. He’s also the only guy to receive 10+ carries in each game that he’s played in (missed 1 game due to injury). There are a few drawbacks to Webb this week. 1) He’s now playing with a dual threat QB so he’s likely to lose carries to QB Travis and 2) North Carolina is limiting opposing ball carriers to 3.61 yards per carry. The Tar Heels have surrendered 4 rushing TDs in 3 games.

Notable target counts through 4 games: Tamorrion Terry (31), Ontaria Wilson (17), Camren McDonald (17), Jashaun Corbin (13), Lawrance Toafili (10), Keyshawn Helton (10), Warren Thompson (10), and La’Damien Webb (2).

First, Tamorrin Terry is expected to miss several weeks. The Seminoles best offensive player exploded for 9/146/1 against Notre Dame last week. This is obviously a huge blow to the Florida State offense. Terry accounted for 9 out of QB Travis’ 17 completions in last week’s game. Ontaria Wilson and TE Camren McDonald are the only 2 pass catchers worth considering. Wilson has 13 receptions for 124 yards while McDonald has 12 receptions for 127 yards and 1 TD this season. North Carolina has struggled with TEs in their last 2 games (BC’s Hunter Long 9/96/0 and VT’s Johnny Mitchell 4/103/1) which suggests that McDonald is the better option amongst the two.

In 2020 (4 games), FSU is 48th in passing yards allowed with 259.8 yards/game. They are 61st in rushing yards allowed with 194.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 11 TDs on the ground (2.75 TD/game) and 6 TDs through the air (1.5 TD/game) this season.

Boston College (24.5 Implied Team Total)
Phil Jurkovec has thrown for over 300-yards in 3 out of 4 games while also accounting for 2+ TDs in all 4 games this season. The sophomore should be slinging it around on Saturday night as he’s attempted 35+ passes in 3 straight games. He gets a good matchup as the Eagles travel to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is allowing 261 passing yards per game and they’ve been flamed for 5 TD passes in 3 games. They’re allowing 8.16 yards per pass attempt. The Boston College offense is favoring the pass (54.1/45.9 pass-run split) and averaging 70.3 plays per game this season.

David Bailey leads the Eagles with 148 rushing yards on 48 carries. He also has 7 receptions for 60 yards and 2 total TDs (1 rush/1 receiving) this season. The problem is he’s only averaging 3.1 yards per carry as Boston College has struggled to run the ball. The matchup with Virginia Tech is enticing though as the Hokies have been destroyed by opposing backfields. They’re allowing 225.7 rushing yards and 9 rushing TDs in only 3 games. Opposing ball carriers have averaging a whopping 5.57 yards per carry.

Notable targets count through 4 games: Hunter Long (46), Zay Flowers (37), Jaelin Gill (15), Travis Levy (14), and David Bailey (8)

Zay Flowers and Hunter Long have been targeted early and often by QB Jurkovec. Flowers has 21 receptions, 405 receiving yards, and 4 TDs in only 4 games. He’s caught 5+ balls in 3 out of the 4 games. He’s gone over 160 yards receiving in 2 games this season. Boston College will also utilize Flowers in the run game. The versatile sophomore has 31 carries for 198 yards and 1 TD in 17 career games. Meanwhile the big TE Long has 6+ receptions in all 4 games. He’s cleared 80 yards receiving and drawn 8+ targets in all 4 games.

In 2020 (4 games), BC is 33rd in passing yards allowed with 234.3 yards/game. They are 31st in rushing yards allowed with 135.8 yards/game. The defense has given up 5 TDs on the ground (1.25 TD/game) and 6 TDs through the air (1.5 TD/game) this season.

Virginia Tech (38 Implied Team Total)
Hendon Hooker made his season debut in last week’s loss to North Carolina. The dual threat QB completed 7 out of 13 passing attempts for 136 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran for 29 yards and 1 TD on 8 attempts. He’s expected to start this week and should play the majority, if not all, of the game. Braxton Burmeister may see some time but it’s Hooker’s team. The matchup with Boston College is relatively neutral. The Eagles have allowed 2 TD passes to each of their last 2 conference opponents (PITT’s Kenny Pickett and UNC’s Sam Howell). Boston College is limiting opposing passers to 6.46 yards per pass attempt which is solid. Regardless, Hooker makes for a good play with Virginia Tech expected to score nearly 40 points this week. Through 3 games, the Hokies offense favors the run (66.2/33.8 run-pass split) and is averaging 70 plays per game.

Khalil Herbert is off to a phenomenal start in his lone season at Virginia Tech. The former Kanas Jayhawk has topped 104 yards rushing in all 3 games this season. He’s also scored at least 1 rushing TD in all 3 games. While Boston College has a decent run defense (allowing 3.67 yards per carry), they did allow UNC’s Michael Carter to run for 121 yards on 18 carries. Herbert is a good play once again this week and you should be able to get him at relatively low ownership.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Tayvion Robinson (19), James Mitchell (19), Tre Turner (11), Khalil Herbert (5).

James Mitchell leads the team with 194 receiving yards and 3 TDs (10 receptions). He’s caught 3+ balls and recorded a TD reception in all 3 games this season. Tayvion Robinson has 10 receptions for 170 yards and 2 TDs. He’s cleared 40 yards receiving in all 3 games. Tre Turner is a big play threat whenever he touches the ball. The speedster has 6 receptions for 114 yards. He has 58 rushing yards on 3 carries. The versatile junior has rushed for over 100 yards in each of the last 2 seasons. The Hokies find creative ways to get their home run hitter the ball whether it’s in the passing or running game. Boston College has not allowed any pass catchers to hit 80 or more receiving yards in 4 games this season.

In 2020 (3 games), VT is 49th in passing yards allowed with 261 yards/game. They are 31st in rushing yards allowed with 135.8 yards/game. The defense has given up 9 TDs on the ground (3 TD/game) and 5 TDs through the air (1.67 TD/game) this season.

Georgia (26 Implied Team Total)
Stetson Bennett is averaging 239 passing yards and 2 total TDs in his 2 starts as Georgia’s QB. I don’t mind this week even as the Bulldogs travel to Alabama. This game could evolve into a shootout. The Crimson Tide have allowed all 3 opponents to throw for 253+ yards and account for 2+ TDs. Both Matt Corral and Kellen Mond threw for 300+ passing yards and 2+ TDs against the Crimson Tide in the last 2 weeks. Moreover, Alabama is allowing 8.41 yards per pass attempt. The Georgia offense is favoring the run (57.3/42.7 run-pass split) and averaging 79.6 plays per game.

Zamir White has at least 1 rushing TD in all 3 games this season. The former 5-star prospect has 19+ carries in each of the last 2 games. In total, White has run for 209 yards and 4 TDs while also catching 3 passes for 19 yards this season. He’ll face off with a reeling Alabama defense. The Crimson Tide allowed 2 Ole Miss RBs to eclipse 120 rushing yards and 2 TDs in last week’s game.

Notable target counts through 3 games: Kearis Jackson (25), George Pickens (14), Jermaine Burton (9), Demetris Robertson (8), and Zamir White (4).

Kearis Jackson starts in the slot and has 19 receptions for 300 yards and 1 TD through 3 games. He’s recorded 4+ receptions in all 3 games. Star WR George Pickens is off to a relatively slow start this season. The sophomore has failed to reach 50 yards receiving in all 3 games. In total, he has 8 receptions for 87 yards and 2 TDs. This appears to be another great spot to target slot WR Jackson. Alabama was crushed by Ole Miss slot WR Elijah Moore for 11/143/0. Additionally, they struggled to defend Ole Miss TE Kenny Yeboah over the middle of the field (7/181/2). Prior to that, they were torched by Texas A&M RB Ainis Smith for 6/123/2 out of the backfield. They also surrendered 8/82/0 to Texas A&M Jalen Wydermeyer. Slot man Jalen Knox lead all Missouri pass catchers with 6/53/0 in Alabama’s season opener. So, it appears that Alabama is having a rough time covering the middle of the field.

In 2020 (3 games), UGA is 21st in passing yards allowed with 198.3 yards/game. They are 1st in rushing yards allowed with 38.3 yards/game. The defense has given up 0 TD on the ground (0 TD/game) and 3 TD through the air (1 TD/game) this season.

Alabama (30.5 Implied Team Total)
Mac Jones is posting game averages of 367 passing yards and 2.67 pass TDs through 3 games. With Georgia owning the best run defense in the country, Alabama will have to make plays in the passing game. Jones is completing nearly 80% of his passes and is a fine target this week. The Alabama offense is favoring the run (53.1/46.9 run-pass split) and is averaging 64.7 plays per game.

Star RB Najee Harris leads the country with 10 rushing TDs this season. The star RB went for 23/206/5 against Ole Miss last week. The versatile senior has 7 receptions for 76 yards this season. He is in a brutal spot this week as Georgia is holding opposing ball carriers to 38.3 rushing yards per game. They have not allowed a rushing TD yet this season. Harris will need to play a major role in the passing to pay off his exorbitant salary this week.

Notable target counts through 3 games: DeVonta Smith (33), Jaylen Waddle (22), John Metchie III (14), Najee Harris (8), and Miller Forristall (5).

From a DFS perspective, Alabama is a great team to target because of the condensed target share this season. Smith, Waddle, and Metchie III soak up nearly all the WR targets. Smith is averaging 9 receptions and 105.3 receiving yards per game. He has 2 TD receptions through 3 games. Waddle left last week’s game early due to an injury, but it appears that he’ll play this week. The slot WR has 19 receptions, 396 receiving yards, and 3 TDs in 3 games. He’s cleared 120 receiving yards in all 3 games. Metchie has cleared 75 receiving yards in each of the last 2 games. In total, the sophomore has tallied up 298 receiving yards and 2 TDs on 11 receptions. Georgia’s vulnerable spot in the passing game is the slot WR. They’ve allowed the following stat lines to slot WRs: Treylon Burks (ARK) 7/102/1 (team high), Anthony Schwartz (AUB) 8/52/0 (2nd best on the team), and Josh Palmer (TENN) 4/71/2 (team high).

In 2020 (2 games), Alabama is 59th in passing yards allowed with 294 yards/game. They are 14th in rushing yards allowed with 92 yards/game. The defense has given up 1 TD on the ground (.5 TD/game) and 4 TDs through the air (2 TD/game) this season.

Target counts are from Pro Football Focus

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