03 Oct Daily Fantasy College Football – Week 6 Picks
As one of the most interesting slates yet, Week 5 proved just how volatile daily fantasy college football can be. Winning lineups needed Jalen Hurts, CeeDee Lamb, Tua Tagovailoa, and DeVonta Smith to contend for any GPP prize. Conversely, DFS grinders also had to avoid Trey Knox, Kendrick Rogers, and Sean McGrew, who all unexpectedly missed Week 5 for various reasons. Looking forward to Week 6, here are a few players who find themselves in positive matchups and are worth targeting on the DraftKings’ daily fantasy college football main slate.
Sean Clifford ($7,100) – Penn State
A main stay in this weekly column, Clifford always comes in underpriced for his rushing ability. While Penn State runs one of the slower offenses on this slate, Clifford’s 41.8 rushing yards per game keep his floor elevated. On top of his rushing ability, Clifford averages 294.8 passing yards per game, giving him a high ceiling. Looking forward to Week 6, Penn State matches up against a Purdue defense allowing 296.5 passing yards per game. With an over/under set at 56 total points via Vegas, Clifford looks like a solid super-flex to pair with Jalen Hurts on Saturday.
Chuba Hubbard ($8,900) – Oklahoma State
Outside of Jalen Hurts, Chuba Hubbard looks like the top play on this week’s daily fantasy college football slate. Hubbard currently leads the NCAA in rush attempts (128) and rushing yards (938). Averaging 31.3 carries per game in his last three contests, Hubbard provides one of the highest floors on the slate. As an added bonus, Oklahoma State remains 10-point favorites over a Texas Tech defense allowing almost 200 rushing yards per game. Hubbard might slow down at some point, but this does not look like the week he does.
Rodney Smith ($5,600) – Minnesota
Wildly underpriced, Rodney Smith has fully worked his way back from a season-ending injury last year. To open 2018, Smith has at least 21 carries in three of his last four games. In the same backfield, Mohamed Ibrahim continues to miss time with a foot injury, elevating Smith’s floor. This week, Smith draws a matchup against an Illinois defense allowing 150 rushing yards per game. As 14-point favorites, Smith provides a solid salary relief option for Week 6.
Siaosi Mariner ($5,300) – Utah State
Rarely do teams play faster than LSU, but Utah State runs 80.7 plays per game on average, while throwing the ball 53.7% of the time. Utah State’s leading receiver, Siaosi Mariner, continues to soak up targets in this pass-first offense. In his last three games, Mariner averages 16 targets per contest. While LSU presents Utah State’s toughest test to date, Mariner provides the most secure target volume on this slate. At $5,300, he remains a solid GPP dart throw in a game with a 72.5-point total.
Jadon Haselwood ($4,800) – Oklahoma
Paying for stud daily fantasy college football players in the country’s top offenses usually costs top dollar on DraftKings. However, Jadon Haselwood comes in priced at $4,800 on the DraftKings’ main slate. After receiving only 7 targets in his first three games, Haselwood tied for a team-leading 8 targets in Week 4. Importantly, Haselwood played ahead of teammate Charleston Rambo. Haselwood found himself involved in Oklahoma’s game plan early on, while Rambo mixed in for only 2 targets. While both players should have big games in the future, Haselwood allows enough salary relief to reach the studs on this slate.
Stephen Sullivan ($4,000) – LSU
In LSU’s recent dismantling of Vanderbilt, both Terrace Marshall and Justin Jefferson suffered injuries. Marshall remains out for the foreseeable future, and Jefferson comes into Week 6 with a questionable status. Stephen Sullivan looks most likely to benefit from this situation. As a 6-foot-5-inch athlete, coach Ed Orgeron said Sullivan would move outside to ease the loss of Marshall earlier this week. Sullivan brings experience at both tight end and receiver, while providing a cheap attachment to this Joe Burrow-led offense.