College Football DFS Picks – Bowl Games Week 1

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had any CFB DFS to talk about, but now that bowl season has started, we’ve got plenty to discuss. There are two slates this week, but this breakdown will only cover the 12/19-12/22 slate. I will put up another one covering the 12/23-12/24 slate a little bit later this week. This should help you put together some good lineups that should win money.

QUARTERBACK: 

Mike White– I think there was a genuine concern for Western Kentucky fans and DFSers that played college football DFS about what the landscape at WKU would look like without Brandon Doughty. Mike White wasn’t a bad replacement for him. This is probably my second favorite game of the slate, and I think it will be high scoring, which will certainly benefit the DFS prospects of White and his options.

Dane Evans – I am very happy to see Tulsa in a bowl game this year. I’ve been following the team for some time, but really a lot during the Dane Evans era. This has been their best season in that era, and I think they will have an excellent showing in their bowl game against Central Michigan. This is my favorite game on the slate, and I’m looking for Evans to end his college career on a high note. There is some concern that the running game takes over here, but I still think that Evans will have a nice game.

RUNNING BACK: 

Brian Hill – Wyoming is another team I am happy to see doing well this year, and a big part of that has been the amazing running of Brian Hill. He’s definitely faced tougher defenses than BYU, and I think he is a good candidate to continue his strong play here. He’s one of the first guys I am going to try to get into my lineups.

James Flanders– Coming into the year, my thought was that DeAngelo Brewer would take over for Zach Langer as the every down back for Tulsa, but Flanders has definitively staked his claim to being a major part of the backfield. I cannot see a situation where he is unlikely to get into the end zone this week, so he’ll be a major part of my lineups.

Jahray Hayes– This is a highly speculative play. Tulsa is winning, but it is largely because of the offense and not the defense. Devon Spalding is currently questionable with a shoulder injury, and if he is able to go, I think he makes a great play this week. If not, Hayes is likely to fill in for him, and makes a nice cheap option that would help to open up the budget quite a bit.

WIDE RECEIVER:

Taywan Taylor – Really, all of the top options are in play here, but it is going to be tough to fit them in considering their price. Taylor looks to end his collegiate career on a high note, and I would expect for him to be able to do just that here. He’s the top option on a team that knows how to score, and I am definitely expecting a big game out of him.

Anthony Miller– Miller is basically the only option that this Memphis team has, which means he should see a ton of looks in this game. The Western Kentucky defense is not good at all, and this should turn into a shootout, and quick. I love the upside, and there really is no price I wouldn’t be willing to pay for exposure to him.

Justin Hobbs – I know I’ve beaten this game to death so far, but if you are looking for a risky, but cheap exposure to a high scoring game, I think you have to consider Hobbs. He hasn’t been awful this year, but he’s extremely unreliable. He will certainly ensure that your lineup is stacked around him, so there is certainly a benefit in using him.

TIGHT ENDS:

Jacob Hollister – The tight end position in college football is always really difficult to work around, and there are only two options I would trust in this spot: Hollister and Trent Cowan. Hollister is slightly cheaper, and we are in the position to save money however we can, so Hollister is the guy we are looking at tonight.