CFB DFS Picks – 2016 Week 9
Lamar Jackson (Early) – The theme of the year in college football is that Lamar Jackson is unquestionably an animal. He’s basically a lock for the Heisman at this point, and a defense like Virginia isn’t going to do anything to stop him. His upside is elite, and probably the highest on the day, and he is well worth the price of admission this week.
Patrick Mahomes (Afternoon/Primetime) – So, Patrick Mahomes ties the record for most yards in a single game, and his price comes down? OK! Fine with me. TCU has been a dumpster fire on defense this year, and this game has all the makings of what we saw last weekend. With that said, Mahomes should challenge to hit the 40 point mark once again and makes for another elite play.
Kenny Hill (Afternoon/Primetime) – The day wouldn’t be complete unless we broke down Texas Tech’s opponent and used some of the options from the team. TCU is potent on offense, and this could end up being Kenny Hill’s best game on the year. This game should definitely approach 100 total points, and there is little doubt that Hill will have a big part of the score getting to that point.
Mike Warren (Early) – If you are going to play Lamar Jackson, you’ll definitely have to find some low priced plays to make sure that you can fit him. Mike Warren fits the mold of that this week, in a game against Kansas State. While he could certainly benefit from having a better matchup, I do think that he should be able to do enough to make putting him in the lineup worthwhile.
Kyle Hicks (Afternoon/Primetime) – There is no question that mine, and most other, lineups will be targeting the Texas Tech/TCU game this week, and Hicks is another option in that game that makes a lot of sense to use. You’’ll certainly have to do some creative tinkering to stack this game, as a lot of the options are costly, but I think it can be done.
Shock Linwood (Afternoon/Primetime) – One of the ways to do that will be to use a super cheap, yet likely productive player, like Shock Linwood into your lineups. There is definitely a time share at the position, but I think that Linwood should be able to do what he needs to do to have success in this contest, and I think 20 points is a likely result.
Joe Mixon (Evening) – Joe Mixon was an absolute monster last week, and all indications are that he should be able to have another big game this week against Kansas. This is a bad defensive situation, and Mixon should be able to call his own number in this one. The biggest problem is that it is going to be a blowout, and we may not see much of him after halftime.
Shelton Gibson (Early) – West Virginia has dominated so far this year, and this week, they face one of their toughest tests against a scrappy Oklahoma State football team. Gibson should see a nice amount of targets, and will hopefully be able to convert them. The Mountaineers seemed to be willing to pass the ball more last week, so things are pointing the right direction.
Keke Coutee (Afternoon/Primetime) – I would expect the highest ownership for a Texas Tech receiver will definitely be will Jonathan Giles this week, but Mahomes has been looking Coutee’s way quite a bit lately. The price difference is pretty vast, and I think I would must rather spend down with Coutee and spend up elsewhere to get more studs in.
Stacey Coley (Afternoon/Primetime) – Notre Dame has been an absolute train wreck on defense this year, and Coley is quickly making himself a viable NFL Draft target for 2017. I’m expecting a big game coming from him this week, as I think he has the ability to take the ball deep, and as a result should be a threat to notch a touchdown this week.
Dede Westbrook (Evening) – Dede Westbrook is becoming a plug and play, and there is no way that Kansas is going to be able to slow him down this weekend. I don’t care what his price is because he is going to be highly owned and most likely to put up a big game, so why over think it?
Josh Reynolds (Evening) – It was really tough for me to decide who I wanted to go with from this team, as both Reynolds and teammate Christian Kirk are both in very good positions. I think I’ll go with Reynolds, as he tends to be able to get deep and open, and he should have absolutely no issue doing either of those things this week against New Mexico State.
Cole Hikutini (Early) – There are a lot of ways to spend early, but something tells me we’ll see Hikutini get involved more in the offense this week. He is a steep discount to Jaylen Samuels who will likely see the highest ownership share at the posit
Evan Engram (Evening) – Even though Engram didn’t come through for us last week against LSU, I’ll take my chances of going with him this week against Auburn. He is a class above the other tight ends on the slate, and even though that Auburn is a pretty tough defense, I like Engram’s chances of having a nice game.