College Football DFS Picks – Black Friday Edition
It’s hard to believe that the college football season is this close to completion, but boy, has it been a fun one! For those who are unaware, and yes, there appear to be a lot of people that are, you can play college football on Fanpicks. They’ve got some nice game slates this weekend, so let’s get onto the picks! This edition is for Friday games only.
Patrick Mahomes III – Mahomes left last weeks game against Iowa State, but even after he returned, he just wasn’t very affective at all. This week, he gets a reeling Baylor team on his home field, and I think this will make for an excellent bounce back spot for him. He probably has the highest upside on the slate, and even though he is the most expensive option, he’s someone you should strongly consider for your lineups this week.
Mitch Trubisky – Trubisky is wrapping up what ended up being a very, very good season with North Carolina. This game will be with their in state rival NC State in what I am expecting to be a pretty high scoring, close game. His price leaves a lot of room for upside, and he’s someone that I absolutely love using in all formats.
Dane Evans – Evans certainly disappointed last week, as the running game was featured more, but if I want a value quarterback, I would strongly consider him here against Cincinnati. This game should be pretty close, and as long as it remains that way, we should see Evans have to throw the ball quite a bit. I’m expecting him to exceed 300-yards in this one, and multiple touchdowns are certainly on the table.
D’Onta Foreman – This is one of the best matchups that Foreman is going to see all year against a TCU defense that should have no answer for him. It’s a tough choice between Foreman and Jeremy McNichols, but I think Air Force can keep him somewhat at bay. Foreman, on the other hand, should be able to find plenty of holes to run through, and I think he could end Friday as the top scoring running back.
Myles Gaskin– This Washington/Washington State game should be one of the better ones we have seen over the last several years. These two teams have been playing top-notch football, and both have a lot on the line. I think Gaskins should be highly utilized in this game, as they will absolutely need him if they plan on winning this game. At his price, he’s a steal for what he can do this week.
Matt Dayes– Since Gene Chzik took over, this North Carolina defense has improved a lot. One of the areas that it stills struggles with is the running game. Matt Dayes is one of the most important players on this NC State team, and I expect them to attempt to exploit the shortcomings of the Tar Heel’s defense. This should be another very good, high scoring game.
JaMychal Hasty – The Baylor running back situation is a little unclear right now. Terrence Williams left the last game on crutches, and Shock Linwood was suspended. I would suspect that the team will continue to utilize Hasty in this game, as the future is his. Linwood has been a colossal disappointment this year, and I think the Bears are going to work to develop their running back of the future.
Corey Davis – Davis, in my opinion, is the best receiver that will hit the draft next year. We’ll have plenty of time to discuss that over the next several months, but for now, we just want to focus on this game with Toledo. Everything is riding on this game, as Western Michigan is still well in contention for a New Year’s six bid. Davis is the best player on this team, and I would bet Zach Terrell will look his way a lot this week.
Thomas Sperbeck– Air Force runs a triple option attack. This defense practices with a team that does nothing but run. Even though Air Force doesn’t have a Jeremy McNichols, I do think they will be able to stop the run more than most of the other teams Boise State has faced. With that said, I think that the air attack will be the way Broncos get ahead. They are playing for the same thing Western Michigan is playing for, so I expect Sperbeck to come through for his team.
KD Cannon – Texas Tech is easily the worst defense in all of college football, and I don’t even think it is close. I think you can use at least two players from Baylor this week, and Cannon is one of the ones that we want. Even though Ish Zamora is getting some of the attention, I think this is a game that Cannon can open up some holes and find his way into the endzone more than once.
Ryan Switzer – If Mitch Trubisky is going to have success this week, it’s going to have to be because of Switzer. Yes, I know, there are other options on the team. Switzer is the most talented and highly utilized of those players. As a result, especially on a full point PPR site like Fanpicks, Switzer is the guy you want to look to.
KeVontae Turpin – Turpin is still making his way back from injury, but I think this is a nice spot for him against a suspect Texas defense. I think the players will come out and work to keep Charlie Strong his job, but I don’t think they will have much success. As a result, looking at a guy like Turpin, especially at his price, is a good strategy.
Michael Roberts – This week, I don’t see much of a reason to spend down at the position. Roberts is going to be highly utilized in his offense if they hope to be able to hand with a very talented Western Michigan team. He’s had nine touchdowns on the year, which is ridiculous for college football. He makes a great option.
Jaylen Samuels – Samuels has been the go to option for the last two years at the tight end position, and nothing changes this week. As a result of the importance of the game, I cannot imagine Samuels not being involved. Not only is he catching passes, but he also gets the ball out of the backfield, and touches are everything in DFS.