College Football Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 11/16/19 Late Slate
Week 12 of college football is here! FanDuel's Saturday night college football DFS late slate includes nine 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) – Despite the price tag, Hurts continues to produce monster games. He’s putting up video game-like stats week in and week out. The Oklahoma Sooners' star quarterback has scored at least 40 FanDuel points in three straight games. Hurts is averaging 304.7 passing yards, 96.6 rushing yards, and 4.33 total touchdowns per game. He’s the top play on the slate.
Joe Burrow, LSU ($10,500) – Burrow has accounted for 36 of the Tigers’ 53 offensive touchdowns this season. The LSU' gunslinger is second in the nation with 33 touchdown passes. He’s averaging 355.3 passing yards per game, which also ranks second nationally. To top it off, Burrow has a fantastic matchup this week with Mississippi, who ranks 119th nationally in passing yards allowed (274.2 passing yards allowed per game). Ole Miss was torched by Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for 418 yards passing and six touchdowns back in late September.
Tyler Huntley, Utah ($8,000) – Huntley has a grand slam matchup this week with the UCLA Bruins. The Bruins have one of the worst pass defenses in the country. They’re allowing nearly 295 passing yards per game, and they’ve surrendered 25 touchdown passes in only nine contests. While Huntley is rarely asked to air out (has 30 passing attempts or fewer in every game this season), he is efficient with his passes as he’s completed 73.8% of his throws. Despite the low passing volume, the dual-threat quarterback has topped 210 yards passing in seven out of the last eight games. He’s the quarterback to roster if you’re looking to spend down at the position.
Others to consider: Charlie Brewer, Kellen Mond, Jayden Daniels (if he starts), Desmond Ridder, John Rhys Plumlee, Zac Thomas, Jake Luton, Devin Leary, and Evan Conley (if Cunningham is out)
Zack Moss, Utah ($9,800) – Moss has been sensational since returning from injury four games ago. In those four games, the senior has rushed for 435 yards, recorded 208 yards receiving, and found the end zone eight times. This week’s matchup with UCLA is a good spot for the Utah Utes' ball carrier as the Bruins are allowing 31.7 points per game in Pac 12 play.
Eno Benjamin, Arizona State ($8,400) – After rushing for only 98 yards combined in the last two games, the Arizona State Sun Devils' star running back is in a prime bounce-back spot at Oregon State. In the Beavers’ last two outings, Washington Huskies' running back Salvon Ahmed ran for 174 yards and two touchdowns against them while Arizona Wildcats' running back JJ Taylor totaled 167 yards and two scores. Take advantage of Benjamin’s declining price tag while you can.
Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma ($7,300) – Despite a drop in production from his freshman year a season ago, the arrow is pointing up for Brooks to finish the season on a high note. The sophomore had his best game of the year in last week’s win over the Iowa State Cyclones. The Sooners’ running back ran for 132 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries. Brooks also figures to see his role increase this week after backfield mate Trey Sermon was injured and subsequently lost for the season.
Others to consider: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Michael Warren II, Darrynton Evans, Timothy Jackson, Isaiah Spiller, Javian Hawkins, Jermar Jefferson, Artavis Pierce, Kadin Remsberg, JaMychal Hasty, Taven Birdow, and Zonovan Knight
CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma ($9,500) – Blessed with freakish athleticism and track-star speed, Lamb has terrorized Big 12 opponents this season. In Big 12 action (six games), the junior wideout is averaging 5.8 receptions, 125.7 receiving yards, and 1.67 touchdowns. His price tag hasn’t budged on FanDuel despite him topping 135 yards receiving in three out of the last four games.
Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State ($8,200) – A speedster, Aiyuk leads the Sun Devils in receiving this season. He has 43 receptions, 791 yards receiving, and six touchdowns. In Pac 12 action (six games), Aiyuk is averaging five receptions, 81.5 receiving yards, and nearly one touchdown reception per game. This week’s matchup with Oregon State is plus spot for the future pro. Oregon State has 18 touchdown passes in nine games.
Thaddeus Moss, LSU ($6,400) – We need to save salary somewhere to afford the high-end players like Hurts, Zack Moss, Lamb and so on. This is where Moss comes in. The tight end has racked up 13 receptions and 91 receiving yards in the Tigers’ last two games. The junior tight end has at least three receptions in five consecutive games. He’s also a cheap way to get exposure to LSU’s high-octane offense.
Others to consider: Isaiah Hodgins, Ja'Marr Chase, Warren Jackson, Tutu Atwell, Justin Jefferson, Denzel Mims, Bryan Edwards, Terrance Marshall Jr., Jhamon Ausbon, Charleston Rambo, Josiah Degura, Dez Fitzpatrick, Tyquan Thornton, Frank Darby, Elijah Moore, Cameron Sutton, Jacob Wydermeyer, Gerald Sanders, Bryan Thompson, Emeka Emezie, Alec Pierce, Kyle Williams, and Devin Carter
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