Ranking the CFB bowl games
Below I rank the college football bowl games by fantasy potential. These are the games for the King of the Campus.
This game will feature a ton of points; problem is where is it going to come from? The two QBs are the plays here. TCU WR Josh Doctson is out with an injury, and RB Aaron Green faded down the stretch. For the Ducks RB Royce Freeman is the only safe skill player to trust.
This game would have been number one on the list if Baylor wasn’t without their top 2 QBs, RB, and WR. With Shock Linwood out, I wish we knew how the carries are going to play out, because the Tar Heels struggle against the run. Just like Oregon and TCU above it’s hard to tell how the skill players will fare for the Tar Heels, so just take the QB Marquise Williams.
This will be by far the best real life game of this slate. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson will probably be the highest owned player on this slate. Problem is who is going to catch the passes for Watson. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will probably be under-owned, and you could pair him with Sterling Shepard. Both RBs in this game make great GPP plays.
This is the last game of the slate, and it does have plenty of fantasy appeal. Both QBs have been inconsistent this season, but have the potential to have a big game. The safe plays in this game are the RBs Wendell Smallwood (WVU) and Demario Richard (ASU).
For whatever reason the combo of Chad Kelley and Laquon Treadwell went highly under-owned this season. They are in another great spot here. For Oklahoma State it’s tough to roster the QB sort because of how they switch the QBs near the red-zone. WR James Washington might be worth a look for the Cowboys.
Auburn has been a major disappointment this season, and questions remain at QB for this game. Memphis can score points; question is where is it coming from? Just like some teams above take the QB in Paxton Lynch.
Dak Prescott has been really good the last month or so. Most people expected his top WR to be De’Runnya Wilson, but instead it was Fred Ross. The only play here for the Wolfpack is their TE/RB Jaylen Samuels.
Plain and simple plug Leonard Fournette into your lineups. Texas Tech ranks 125th in the nation against the run. This isn’t the LSU defense of years past so if you want to throw Patrick Mahomes and Jakeem Grant in a GPP I wouldn’t blame you.
I could see this game being a sneaky shootout. Both teams have running QBs and game changing RBs. As long as Ezekiel Elliott gets the carries he could produce more than Leonard Fournette. Notre Dame WR William Fuller always has big game potential.
Christian McCaffrey can do it all, he is the only play I see in this game. Yes, Iowa has a top rush defense, but they haven’t seem a RB like McCaffrey all season.
The USC offense faded down the stretch, and now they have to face the #3 overall defense in the country. You could take a chance on JuJu Smith. The Wisconsin running game has really struggled this season, and Corey Clement status is questionable.
You can easily fade the Spartans, the Crimson Tide have the 2nd best defense in the country. I still don’t think Connor Cook is 100 % healthy. The way to beat the Spartans is threw the air, watch out for Calvin Ridley. You know that Derrick Henry is always going to get a heavy workload.
Both teams have top defenses, and bad offenses especially passing the ball. PSU RB Saquon Barkley and Georgia RB Sony Michel will be the most talented players on the field; you could take a chance on both in a GPP.
Make it simple don’t play anyone from this game, but for maybe the TEs. Michigan features the nation’s 4th best defense while Florida is ranked 6th.