College Football DFS Picks – Conference Championships

The regular season of college football is now past us, sadly, and this week will be the calm before the storm of bowl games. Conference championship games can definitely be fun, but for some reason, I am just not exactly excited about these. Still, we will highlight what we find to be the best plays on the slate. I hope that Fanpicks will run during bowl games.

QUARTERBACK: 

Will Worth– Worth has probably been the top fantasy quarterback over the last several weeks, so it makes sense to look toward him in this AAC championship game against the Temple Owls. The price is high, but he probably has the highest upside of any quarterback on this slate. He’ll be in the vast majority of my lineups, and I am expecting another monster game out of him.

Deshaun Watson – Friday is a wasteland for quarterbacks, but Saturday will be very interesting, as several of the games have at least one possible quarterback that be used. I think Watson is going to go all out as he fights for his team to make it into the college football playoffs. They are taking on a Virginia Tech team that started out slow, but have picked their play up quite a bit. I think we’ll see his best game of the year as he leads his team into a second consecutive college football playoff position.

RUNNING BACK: 

Jarvion Franklin – In big games, big time players step up. At this point, I think this Western Michigan is licking their chops at the premise of playing in a New Year’s six bowl, but to get there, they still need to get passed Ohio. I think the play calling with revolve around the running game, and Franklin should be the major focus there. I most likely won’t be playing any Friday games, but if I was, he is a guy who would make my lineups.

Joe Mixon– Joe Mixon has been great all year, and there is no reason that it will stop in potentially their biggest game of the year. I do not think there is a chance that they will make the playoffs, but this is Bedlam, and all bets are off at Bedlam. This should be an intense, high scoring game, and I think there will be plenty of points being scoring. Mixon will be used a lot here and I think he’ll have a huge game.

Corey Clement– If Wisconsin has one hope of staying in this game with Penn State, it will be by establishing the running game early. Clement hasn’t been the player that we thought he was going to be when Melvin Gordon left, but he is still a very good running back. I think he should do just fine here, and I think he’ll have lots of touches and should see the end zone at least once this week.

WIDE RECEIVER:

John Ross – The PAC 12 championship is going to be very, very closely contested. I do think Washington is going to be able to pull it off, but it’ll be close. If they want to win, I think John Ross will have to be a big part of the game plan. He’s been awesome this year since returning from an injury that sidelined him last year. He’s expensive, but he’s been one of the most consistent players in the game this year. He should be a centerpiece of your lineup on Friday.

Mike Williams– The same thing that I said about Ross can be said about Mike Williams He has been Deshaun Watson’s safety valve all year, and he will be there when he needs him most in the ACC championship game. The upside here is 100+ yards receiving and multiple touchdowns, and the same thing cannot be said about many people this weekend. I think Clemson will be able to score quite a bit, and Williams is going to be a big part of it.

James Washington – If you think that we are only going to focus on one side of the ball for Bedlam, you are sadly mistaken. Oklahoma State is good enough to keep up with Oklahoma, and will certainly score a ton of points. Even though he has been very much up and down, James Washington is their biggest playmaker and will have to be involved if they hope to win this game. Oklahoma has largely won games because they’ve put far more points up than their opponents, but this Oklahoma City team can score and I think it’s going to be the best game of the weekend.

TIGHT ENDS:

Bucky Hodges – My second favorite game of the weekend is going to be Clemson and Virginia Tech. Clemson lost a lot of their top defensive talent to the NFL last year, and it hasn’t completely come around yet. I expect Virginia Tech to be able to score on this Clemson defense, and outside of Isaiah Ford, who I think Clemson will make it their goal to shut down, Hodges is their best opportunity.