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Brennan Armstrong (UVA): DK 6,300
Armstrong ran for over 100 yards and threw for nearly 250 in Virginia’s season opener. He was a big time producer for us last year, and he shows no signs of slowing down this year. He comes in priced extremely low and should be one of the more chalky players on this slate. There are tons of strong QB plays this week, and most are priced below 8k. Pairing him with Wright, Hooker or Hartman is a viable strategy in cash games.
Hendon Hooker (TENN): DK 7,800
I expect that we see a much closer game this week between Tennessee and Pitt, meaning we should see much more from the Tennessee starters. Hooker impressed in his debut, throwing for 2 td’s and running for 2 td’s. He comes with a very solid floor each week, due to his ability to run the ball and pick up some rushing TD’s. I think that Pitt will struggle containing him on the ground due to their tendency to run a lot of man coverage, while bringing a lot of pressure. This means the DB’s eyes will not be on the QB allowing him to break the pocket and pick up big yards on the ground. When they sit back in zone coverage, Hooker has enough arm talent to pick their defense apart. I really like Hooker this week, and may end up playing him in my main lineup.
Others to consider: M. Wright (Vandy); S. Hartman (WF); B. Young (ALA); K. Jefferson (ARK); T. Van Dyke (MIA)
Braelon Allen (WISC): DK 7,000
One of the top RB’s in the nation, comes in at a value price this week. Allen ran for 148 yards on 14 carries, scoring 2 td’s. He could be in line for a much larger workload this week. This Wisconsin run game and offensive line is going to be too much for Washington State to handle, and even if they have some success early on stopping the run, they will struggle stopping it late. Look for Allen to have a massive day, and probably the last time we see him priced in the 7k’s.
Deuce Vaughn (K. State): DK 7,600
One of my all time favorite players to roster in CFB DFS. Deuce is a back that can turn what looks like a 1 yard gain into a 80 yd td, he can turn a simple RB swing pass into a 80 yard td. He is so dynamic and can be an absolute slate breaker. I was a little worried that having Adrian Martinez at QB would hurt his rushing upside, but that was not the case week 1 and I do not expect it to impact him much going forward. Deuce ran for over 100 yards with a touchdown in K-States opener, and he also added in a TD through the air. While the TD reception was his only reception of the game, I expect going forward that his involvement in the passing game is going to increase.
Others to consider: C. Brown (ILL); J. Gibbs (ALA); J. Small (Tenn); F. Gore Jr. (USM)
Michael Mayer (Notre Dame): DK 3,900
Solid but not great start to Mayer’s 2022 campaign. He had 5 receptions for 32 yards vs. a very much improved Ohio State defense. This week should be a week where we see the production we expect out of Mayer on a week to week basis. He is facing a Marshall defense that will struggle matching up to him. He is one of the premier Tight Ends in the nation, and Notre Dame showed they are going to get the ball in his hands. Lets’ be honest, he is just priced too low to ignore here, and makes for one of the stronger value plays on the slate. There are plenty of value options this week, due to deflated pricing, but of the options in the 3k range Mayer, J. Sanders (UT) and Lavel Davis Jr. (UV) are the top options for me and one of the three will be in my main lineup this weekend.
Others to consider: C. Tillman (Tenn); L. Fouonji (TT); L. Davis Jr. (VIR); D. Greene (WF); N. Dell (HOU)