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.

1. Oregon vs. TCU- 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.

2. North Carolina vs. Baylor- 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.

3. Clemson vs. Oklahoma- 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.

4. West Virginia vs. Arizona State- 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).

5. Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss- 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.

6. Auburn vs. Memphis- 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.

7. NC State vs. Mississippi State- 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.

8. LSU vs. Texas Tech- 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.

9. Notre Dame vs. Ohio State- 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.

10. Houston vs. Florida State- Houston has a top 10 ranked rush defense, but they haven’t seen a RB like Dalvin Cook all season. QB Greg Ward has had a heck of a season, but he hasn’t seen a defense like FSU this season.

11. Stanford vs. Iowa- 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.

12. USC vs. Wisconsin- 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.

13. Alabama vs. Michigan State- 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.

14. Penn State vs. Georgia- 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.

15. Michigan vs. Florida- 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.

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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