30 Aug FSM Week 1 Slate
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Every box is checked in a nationally televised home game for Tua to put on a show. The Crimson Tide are favored by nearly five touchdowns, and even in limited playing time vs lesser opponents, Tagovailoa still stuffed the box score with remarkable efficiency. He’s a cash game lock for Week 1.
TOURNAMENT QB: ADRIAN MARTINEZ – NEBRASKA
Second-year Huskers Head Coach Scott Frost has raved about Martinez this offseason, saying to the Omaha World-Herald, “He made a play last week that I’ve never seen a quarterback make. Maybe watching the Chiefs last year.”
This isn’t any sort of conviction that Martinez is the next Pat Mahomes, but Martinez was terrific once Nebraska started to turn things around last year in the second half of the season, and should be in line for an outstanding sophomore campaign. I love him this week with low ownership.
CASH RB: D’ANDRE SWIFT – GEORGIA
Swift ran for over 1,000 yards in the brutal SEC on just 163 attempts, averaging over 6.4 yards per carry. He also caught 32 passes for an average of 9.3 YPC. We normally like to balance strong defensive play with a good running option in daily fantasy, and Georgia’s stout defense will be ready to go in an evening SEC road test against an improved Vanderbilt team. Even in an inner-conference battle, Georgia is still favored by 22 ½ with a solid total of 57.5, so Swift can once again produce with big plays and build that lead up.
TOURNAMENT RB: MAX BORGHI – WASHINGTON STATE
I LOVE Borghi this week because people see the limited rushing yards and think this is someone to avoid. Yes, Washington State led the league by a MILE last year in Pass/Rush percentage as evidenced below:
But consider this… WSU are 31.5 point favorites, so at some point they’ll slow things down, the over/under is 64.5, and their former running back James Williams, not only led the Cougars in rushing a season ago, but also led them in touchdowns AND receptions last year. Borghi becomes the lead back, and thrived in limited action last season with 12 touchdowns. He’s an exciting tournament play for Week 1.
CASH WR: JERRY JEUDY – ALABAMA
Again, remember the formula of KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. Jeudy is an electric downfield threat that hooked up for 14 touchdowns and an average of nearly 20 YPC. In fact, nine of his touchdowns came on plays 20+ yards or greater! If you’re playing Tua, stack him with Jeudy and don’t think twice about it.
TOURNAMENT WR: J.D. SPIELMAN – NEBRASKA
Spielman jumps to the top of the Dominator rankings for Nebraska this year with Stanley Morgan Jr. gone, but even though Morgan had 21 more targets, he only finished with two more catches than Spielman and one less touchdown. While everyone is stacking Alabama and Ohio State’s offensive throwers and catchers, this Big Ten stack will be low-owned and could lead to a big pay day.
CASH TE: COLBY PARKINSON – STANFORD
Parkinson is the easy cash play at Tight End with Stanford’s pro-style offense, and more importantly, there’s going to be a massive need to get him the ball.
With J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Trenton Irwin, and Kaden Smith all gone, Parkinson and the Cardinal offense is set to inherit 170 targets in 2019! He also finished second on the team in Touchdowns, being a reliable red zone option with nearly one of every reception counting for six points.
TOURNAMENT TE: HUNTER BRYANT – WASHINGTON
Bryant’s ownership will likely be non-existent with Washington’s offense being very run dominant, as well as their three leading wide receivers returning for another season in Fuller, Baccellia, and Jones. But Bryant takes over as their lead TE in 2019, with potential NFL dreams to come. He also had one of those eye-opening moments in the Pac-12 Championship game with 3 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown vs Washington State, knowing that he could be a yards after catch and contact monster in 2019. He may not see a ton of targets, but when he does he can make them count.
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