College Football DFS FanDuel Plays for Week 5
David Sills V, WR, West Virginia ($10,000)
Sills was one of the best receivers in the nation last season, averaging one touchdown per 3.3 receptions. He has caught five touchdowns in essentially two games this season, as he was not needed in West Virginia’s win against Youngstown State. Outside of that game, Sills has scored 30.3 and 29.5 fantasy points against Kansas State and Tennessee, respectively. The Mountaineers are -5 point favorites in a game set at 77 points, meaning they are expected to score more than five touchdowns this week. Sills is their biggest red zone threat, and he could be in for another multi-touchdown week for a reasonable price tag.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma ($10,500)
Murray is the definition of a dual-threat quarterback. He has only played in two full games this season, but was rarely needed against FAU and Army. Still, Murray has totaled 1,028 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns, while adding 240 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He has scored 30+ fantasy points in each of his last three games, including a 42.14 fantasy point performance against UCLA. My biggest concern in this game is the -21.5 spread, but Murray is such a focal point of this offense that he should still find success even in a potential blowout.
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson ($9,000)
Lawrence has been named the starting quarterback for Clemson, and he’s simply mispriced on this slate. He has thrown for 600 passing yards and nine passing touchdowns in limited action this season. He’s averaging 15.1 fantasy points per game, while attempting only 15 passes per game this season. This is an elite matchup for Lawrence, as Syracuse is a team that loves turning games into offensive shootouts. Clemson is a sizeable favorite in a game set at 63.5 points. I expect this game to be a bit closer than the -21 point spread, and Lawrence could be utilized for nearly all four quarters for the first time this season. His only real downfall is his lack of rushing potential, but that can be overlooked for his current price tag.
D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia ($8,500)
Swift has struggled quite a bit this season, but it’s tough to look passed his price tag. He’s in a timeshare with Elijah Holyfield, but Swift saw 16 carries last week. He has also flashed a bit of receiving potential, but that hasn’t been seen since the first week. He gets a great matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers, though, who are allowing 4.6 yards per carry this season. The Bulldogs should easily win this game, as they are -32.5 point favorites, meaning they will be running the clock out for the majority of this game. Don’t forget, Swift was labeled as one of the most talented running backs in the nation before this season. He’s a bit too cheap for his talent, but his situation makes him a player that should strictly be used in tournaments.
Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson ($7,500)
It seems as if Clemson is ready to get their young players a bit more involved, and Ross is an outstanding Freshman, who has found plenty of success in limited action. He has totaled six receptions for 172 yards and three touchdowns on the season. He has demanded more playing time, and Lawrence will add a new dynamic to the Clemson passing attack. Ross comes with plenty of risk, but he also comes with plenty of upside. In a game that should feature a plethora of scoring, Ross has tremendous touchdown potential.
KeSean Carter, WR, Texas Tech ($7,600)
I’m simply looking to get a cheap player in a potentially high scoring game. Carter quietly ranks third on the team in receptions, and he will be the third option with T.J. Vasher doubtful this week. There will be a few extra targets to go around, and Carter should be a beneficiary. Antoine Wesley and Ja’Deion High should be the focus of West Virginia’s defense, leaving lesser competition on Carter. Zach Austin and Seth Collins can also be considered for their prices, but Carter is the salary relief option I’m looking at for Texas Tech at the moment.
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