FanDuel College Football Week 8 Late Contest Picks
Week 8 features a fairly typical slate of late college football games from FanDuel. FanDuel tends to include fewer Mountain West and Sun Belt games than DraftKings, so we have a lot of primetime games from the power 5 conferences. Here is a peak at the full schedule and highest team totals from Vegas:
|Ole Miss||Texas A&M||35|
|Florida State||Georgia Tech||31|
|Texas A&M||Ole Miss||30|
FanDuel Week 8 Late Quarterbacks
FanDuel Salary – $8,000
Finally… Barrett has produced starter numbers on FanDuel over the past two weeks, without actually being the starter. A top-5 fantasy quarterback just last season, and in a great matchup with a struggling Rutgers defense, Barrett is a lock to give you 4x value out of the QB position this week.
FanDuel Salary – $6,900
As a true freshman, Rypien was bound to have at least one tough game this season, and now that it’s out of the way, we can load up on him this week against Wyoming. Boise has the highest team total this week, and I love Rypien, McNichols and Sperbeck. I’m currently using McNichols with Barrett and stacking Rypien and Sperbeck in other lineups, but wouldn’t have a problem starting all three against the Cowboys.
FanDuel Week 8 Late Running Backs
FanDuel Salary – $10,400
Best player in the country, guaranteed workload, great matchup with WKU who gives up 170+ rushing YPG and plays uptempo. You aren’t going to get 5x out of a $10,000+ player, but Fournette is a lock to give you 3x-4x for 25% of your total salary.
FanDuel Salary – $7,500
As good as McNichols has been, I thought coming into this season that he had Jay Ajayi upside and his numbers indicate that he does, but hasn’t gottent the workload. Wyoming is the 97th rated run defense, giving up over 200 YPG, so maybe this is the week where McNichols gets 30 touches for 200+ yards and 4 touchdowns.
FanDuel Salary – $5,800
If Michael Adkins is confirmed out for this game, you have to love Lindsay’s upside given the workload he will get as the starter, and the upside of the matchup. Oregon State is the worst run defense on this slate at 113th, and Colorado loves to run the ball (Lindsay had 23 carries as the starter last week). At $5,800 Lindsay may be the best overall value in the late slate player pool this week.
FanDuel Week 8 Late Wide Receivers
FanDuel Salary – $7,700
Sperbeck has five touchdown in Boise’s last four games, and even managed to put up 16.6 FanDuel points last week in a game where Rypien really struggled. Nothing scary about a matchup with Wyoming where Boise is likely to hang 45+ points, so he’s probably the top reciever in this slate.
FanDuel Salary – $7,400
Ole Miss struggled with Memphis’ receivers last week, so Kirk should dominate their secondary this week. He’s scoring in a ton of different ways, has a 30% target rate, 65% catch rate, and this should be one of the two or three highest scoring games on the late slate.
Coming off of a season where he seemed to score muliple touchdowns on a weekly basis, Spruce’s lack of scoring has been a major dissapointment this year. However, Shay Fields looks like he’s out for this game, which should bump Spruce’s target % back up over 30 and you have to love the matchup with a struggling Oregon State defense.
The 6’3″ Malachi Dupre is going to have a major size advantage against the punitive WKU defensive backs, which could mean a third straight game with a touchdown. You have to like the way Harris has improved and obviously love the matchup with the nation’s 98th rated pass defense.
FanDuel Week 8 Late Tight Ends
I’m using Hooper in the majority of my late lineups this week… I don’t see another tight end worth starting, maybe Jacob Hollister playing in a game where Wyoming will have to throw with Gentry out. Hooper is pricey for a tight end, but he’s scored in three straight and is clearly Stanford’s top receiving option. The matchup isn’t great, but like I said, the tight end spot is miserable in this slate of games.