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Brian’s Week 3 CFB Value Plays (9/18)

Below are a few players that stand out as strong value plays on this weeks slate.  These players can be considered for use to free up salary for some of the higher priced guys on the slate. Join us today and get immediate access to our Core Plays and our Discord community. Good luck this week!

 

Top Value Plays

Quarterbacks

Brendon Lewis (Colorado): DK 5500

Lewis is a dual threat quarterback who should be able to find plenty of room to use his rushing ability against a Minnesota team who has, though its a short sample, given up over 150 yards per game on the ground.  Lewis is not a very efficient passer, but at this price tag, and his ability to run, he is a viable value play.  I do not see him as a cash play, but in GPP’s, he has plenty of upside due to his rushing ability.  If I am looking to pay down at QB, Lewis is going to be the top play for me in this range.

Others to consider: Michael Penix Jr. (Indiana)DK 5400 ; McKenzie Milton (FSU) DK 6100

 

Running Backs

King Doerue (Purdue): DK 4600

Zander Horvath is out for 4-8 weeks, so in steps King Doerue as the feature back in this Purdue offense.  Horvath had 21 carries in Purdue’s week 1 matchup vs. Oregon State, so we should see a workload very similar to that for Doerue here.  Purdue is taking on Notre Dame this weekend, a team that has allowed 198 rush yards per game through their first two contest.  Purdue will look to take advantage of this and Doerue will be the beneficiary of it.  Last week vs. Uconn when Horvath left injured, Doerue ran for 74 yards on 12 attempts for an average of 6.2 ypc.

Jarek Broussard (Colorado): DK 5700

Just like Lewis, Broussard gets a great matchup vs. a Minnesota defense that has not been very good at stopping opposing teams rushing games.  Broussard left their last game with an injury, but all reports are pointing to him being fine for this weekends game.  He had 15 attempts for 94 yards in the Buffs first game, and before injury last week, he had 12 attempts for 54 yards.  He is not much of a threat in the passing game, but at his price point, he could easily reach value with 90 yards and a touchdown, which is definitely possible against this Minnesota defense.

Others to consider: S. Jones (Coastal Carolina) DK 4400; Cam’Ron Harris (Miami) DK 5400 – expanded role

 

Wide Receivers

Tahj Washington (USC): DK 5000

USC will be taking on Washington State this weekend, and it will be their first game without Clay Helton leading them.  Though Helton is no longer leading this team, Graham Harrell is still calling the offense, which means we should still see plenty of balls thrown to both Washington and London.  Washington should be priced much higher than 5k, and I expect him to be soon.  If London were to be ruled out this weekend, Washington will be an elite play.  However, it does look like London will play.

Mario Williams (Oklahoma): DK 4100

Mario Williams has had a phenomenal start to his freshman year.  He leads the Oklahoma receiving core in targets through two games.  This weekend he finds himself in a very favorable spot vs. a Nebraska defense that has not played particularly well to start the year.  Nebraska has only allowed 160 passing yards per game so far this year, however, they have not played an offense that is as elite as Oklahoma.  I will be looking to get plenty of the Sooner pass catchers in my lineup this weekend, with Mario leading the pack due to his low price tag.

Others to consider: J. Nailor (MSU) DK 4000; C. Jackson Jr. (WSU) DK 4900

 

 

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