College Football Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 11/9/19 Late Slate
Week 11 of college football is here! FanDuel's Saturday night college football DFS late slate includes seven games.
As for the basics, your roster consists of a quarterback slot, two running back slots, three wide receiver slots (which also includes tight ends) and one super flex slot. In the flex, you can insert one player from any position, including quarterbacks.
Here, our goal is to help you field a roster full of fantasy goodness, and in true numberFire fashion, we'll use our in-house projections as well as betting totals and advanced statistics to tackle as many slates as possible in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff. This week, we are only breaking down Saturday's late slate, which locks at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Let's breakdown which players are in great spots as well as identify some players with cheap price tags that will allow you to roster the high dollar players.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma ($12,000) – Hurts has accounted for 34 out of the Oklahoma Sooners’ 49 offensive touchdowns. The senior quarterback is averaging 308.6 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 4.25 total touchdowns per game this season. He’s posted at least 40 FanDuel points in five out of eight games this season. As usual, Hurts is the top play on this slate.
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson ($9,200) – The red-hot Lawrence has tossed three touchdowns in each of the last four games. Additionally, the Lawrence-led offense has scored 45 or more points in those four games. That is bad news for the Clemson Tigers' opponent this week, the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The injury-ravaged Wolfpack defense has surrendered 89 points in the last two games.
Devon Modster, California ($6,900) – Modster is likely to play after missing the California Golden Bears' last game with an injury. In two starts, the dual-threat quarterback has completed 29 of 61 passes for 341 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 106 yards on 29 carries. While the numbers aren’t impressive, this week’s matchup with the Washington State Cougars takes precedent. The Cougars are allowing 450.3 yards of total offense per game, which ranks 113th in the nation. Add in Modster’s cheap price tag, and you have a solid value play.
Others to consider: Aaron Gordon, Brock Purdy, Ian Book, Lynn Bowden Jr. (if he starts), Zac Thomas, Jake Fromm, and Quentin Harris
Travis Etienne, Clemson ($9,600) – Etienne is averaging 122.4 yards rushing per game, which ranks sixth nationally. The junior ball carrier has at least one touchdown in six consecutive outings. He faces off with a reeling NC State run defense. The Wolfpack have surrendered seven rushing touchdowns in their last two games.
Max Borghi, Washington State ($9,500) – The versatile running back leads the Cougars with 10 touchdowns and averages 120.5 total yards per game (rushing and receiving). On paper, a matchup with the Cal Bears is less than ideal. However, pass-catching backs have had some success against the Bears in Pac-12 play. Last week, Utah's Zack Moss ran for 115 yards and scored two touchdowns while also recording three receptions and 89 yards. Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin ran for 100 yards and scored three touchdowns in a mid-season matchup with the Bears.
Christopher Brown Jr., California ($7,400) – This a price and matchup play. Brown Jr. leads the Bears with 504 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns on 131 carries this season. Brown Jr. has been held under 49 yards rushing in each of the last three games. However, two of those games were against two of the better run defenses in the country (Utah and the Oregon Ducks). This week, the sophomore squares off with one of the worst defenses in the Pac-12 (Washington State). In just the last three games, Washington State has surrendered the following box scores to opposing lead backs: Eno Benjamin (Arizona State) ran for 137 yards and one touchdown, Alex Fontenot (Colorado Buffaloes) ran for 105 yards, and CJ Verdell (Oregon) ran 257 yards and 3 scores.
Others to consider: D’Andre Swift, Breece Hall, Darrynton Evans, Tony Jones Jr., Deon Jackson, Ty Chandler, and Kennedy Brooks
CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma ($9,600) – The junior pass catcher ranks third nationally with 11 touchdown receptions. Jalen Hurts’ favorite target is averaging 102 yards receiving. Lamb faces off with a middling Iowa State Cyclones' defense, which was eviscerated in it’s last outing by Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace (eight receptions, 131 yards receiving, and one touchdown).
Deshaunte Jones, Iowa State ($7,700) – Jones leads the Cyclones with 52 receptions and 586 yards receiving in eight games this season. The senior has at least seven receptions in four out of the last five games. Jones and the Cyclones' offense may be catching the Sooners’ D at the right time as the OU defense looked mighty vulnerable in a 48-41 upset loss at Kansas State in it's last outing.
Tee Higgins, Clemson ($7,500) – Higgins shrugged off any injury concerns in last week’s 59-14 drubbing of Wofford. The junior wide receiver had five receptions, 74 yards receiving, and one touchdown. This week’s matchup with NC State could be an eruption spot for Higgins, Justyn Ross, and the Clemson passing game. Down three starting cornerbacks, the Wolfpack do not have the athletes to matchup with Higgins and Ross. Higgins is averaging 20.7 yards per receptions (ranks 13th nationally). Take advantage of his cheap price tag while you can.
Others to consider: Easop Winston Jr., Brandon Arconado,
Bryan Edwards, Lawrence Cager, George Pickens, Chase Claypool, Cole Kmet, Dez
Patmon, Charlie Kolar, Justyn Ross, Corey Sutton, and Jauan Jennings
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