College Football DFS FanDuel Plays for Week 8
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma ($10,500)
Murray has looked unbelievable through six games this season. He has thrown for 1,764 yards and 21 touchdowns, while adding 377 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. In his last two games, Murray has scored 40.36 and 51.78 fantasy points, totaling 12 touchdowns. He gets somewhat of a tough matchup against TCU, but Oklahoma is a -7.5 point favorite in a game set at 60 points. Murray is nearly all of Oklahoma’s offense, and he’s a safe option, who also comes with tremendous upside.
Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis ($10,100)
I considered Jonathan Taylor here, but it’s tough to recommend anyone over Henderson when their prices are similar. Through six games, Henderson has totaled 1,324 yards and 15 touchdowns on 121 touches (11 receptions). He has scored 25+ fantasy points in five of his six games, including four games with 35+ fantasy points. Memphis is an underdog this week, but the game is set at 74 points. There will be plenty of scoring, and Henderson should play a large role in that for Memphis.
Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State ($8,800)
This is a terrible matchup against LSU for Fitzgerald, but it’s impossible to completely ignore him for this price tag. Fitzgerald has only thrown for 709 yards and four touchdowns through five games, but he has also added 513 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He is a risky option, but has scored as high as 52.42 fantasy points this season. Fitzgerald is also coming off of a 33.26 fantasy point performance against Auburn, and he has seen 20+ rush attempts in each of his last two games. He makes a high upside tournament option today.
Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon ($9,300)
Mitchell has taken on a more involved role for Oregon recently, and he has looked outstanding. Over his last three games, Mitchell is averaging 9.7 receptions for 154.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He gets a matchup against Washington State in a game that is set at 66 points, and expected to stay close throughout. Mitchell is Oregon’s leading receiver on the season, and that won’t change this week.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State ($8,300)
Hill is in a bit of an odd spot for Ohio State. He ranks second on the team in receptions (40) and receiving yards (551), while ranking third in touchdowns (4). Still, he’s $1,200 cheaper than Parris Campbell, who is the leader by a small margin. Hill is also coming off of his best game of the season, posting a 9/187/2 line against Minnesota. He gets a great matchup against Purdue, who has struggled against the pass this season, and Hill is a fairly safe option for a surprisingly low price tag.
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri ($7,600)
This game is expected to feature a ton of scoring, and Missouri’s players seem to be a bit mispriced. Okwuegbunam leads the team with 31 receptions, turning them into 241 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll see an extended role once again this week, as Missouri will be playing without their top receivers – Emanuel Hall. Jalen Knox is another option that can be considered in this spot, but I’m taking the small savings with Okwuegbunam.