04 Dec Daily Fantasy College Football Picks – Conference Championship Week
With Conference Championship weekend on deck, DraftKings provided multiple contests to satisfy any college football lover.
This week’s contests feature tight pricing from a wide variety of games. With studs in marquee matchups alongside players from the Group of Five, this slate requires a unique approach.
With that said, here are a few standout plays for the DraftKings’ college football main slate on Conference Championship weekend.
Jalen Hurts ($9,000)
Impossible to fade in even the toughest of matchups, Jalen Hurts remains a threat to double-bonus on any given weekend. On the year, Hurts currently averages 278.9 passing yards and 101.4 rushing yards per game.
Already facing Baylor once this year, Hurts racked up 297 passing yards and 4 touchdowns with another 114 yards coming via the ground. Baylor currently ranks 36th in total yards allowed per game (359.6), but Hurts remains a solid target regardless of matchup.
Still a bargain at $9,000, Hurts looks like Week 15’s top play.
Kennedy Brooks ($5,600)
Slow to adjust his price, Kennedy Brooks remains supremely undervalued following Trey Sermon’s season-ending injury. Now playing three games without Sermon, Brooks averages 21.7 carries and 134 rushing yards per contest.
Looking at Baylor’s defense, this group remains vulnerable against enemy rushing attacks. They currently rank 48th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (145.9).
In this same matchup three weeks ago, Baylor gave up 230 rushing yards, making Brooks a great value play at $5,600.
George Holani ($5,600)
RB, Boise State
Entering a bounce-back spot against Hawaii, George Holani is underpriced at $5,600. Despite managing only 42 rushing yards last week, Holani dominated the workload in Boise State’s backfield. He carried the ball 18 times, while Andrew Van Buren finished second among their running backs with only 2 carries.
This week, Holani draws a solid matchup against a Hawaii defense that struggles to defend the run. On the year, the Rainbow Warriors rank 109th in rushing yards allowed per game (210.5).
Setting up for a bounce-back performance, Holani looks capable of posting a big game to end his freshman campaign.
Justin Jefferson ($6,500)
Taking a backseat to Ja’Marr Chase in recent weeks, Justin Jefferson remains a focal point of LSU’s offense. Tied for a team-leading 90 targets, Jefferson ranks behind only Chase with 1,092 receiving yards on the year.
However, priced at $6,500, Jefferson provides a massive discount off Chase’s $7,800 price tag. Georgia currently plays solid defense, allowing only 179.2 passing yards per game, though, they’ve allowed big games to receivers in recent weeks including 121 and 96 yards from Seth Williams and Jhamon Ausbon respectively.
Playing in one of the highest totaled games on the slate (56 total points), Jefferson provides access to a Joe Burrow-led offense at a discounted price.
Jared Smart ($5,400)
Moving down the pricing tier, Jared Smart stands out in the mid-price range on Hawaii’s pass-first offense. Currently throwing at the highest rate on the slate (61%), Hawaii provides multiple pass catchers with over 100 targets this year.
Ranking second on the team in targets (107) and yards (915), Jared Smart presents supreme value. Looking at his matchup, Boise State remains more vulnerable to enemy passing attacks allowing 243 passing yards per game (88th).
When these teams met earlier this season, Smart recorded only 3 receptions for 25 yards, but Hawaii notched 325 passing yards as a team. Now playing in an increased role in the Rainbow Warriors’ offense, Jared Smart is a value play at $5,400.
JaCorey Sullivan ($5,100)
WR, Central Michigan
Examining one of the under-the-radar Conference Championship games, JaCorey Sullivan looks like a potential value play from an overlooked game. Currently, Central Michigan stands as 6.5-point favorites over Miami Ohio in the MAC Conference Championship.
JaCorey Sullivan ranks second on Central Michigan in targets (64), but actually led the wide receiver group in targets over their last three games (25). Playing an increased role as of late, Sullivan looks capable of exploiting a Miami Ohio defense that just allowed 317 passing yards to Ball State’s Drew Plitt last week.