Picks and Lineups for Week 10 Early College Football Contests on FanDuel
Before jumping into our week 10 picks for FanDuel’s early college football contests, here is a look at the full slate as well as what team’s Vegas has the highest totals on. No big surprise to see Houston and two Big 12 teams, West Virginia and TCU, at the top, and you can expect to see plenty of targets from those three teams in our picks this week.
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FanDuel Week 10 Early CFB Quarterbacks
FanDuel Salary – $9,500
Cincinnati’s defense has been terrible on the road this season giving up 33 points to Miami (Ohio), 53 to Memphis, and 38 to BYU. Ward had 450 yards and 4 touchdowns in this game, and he and the Cinci defense have been on opposite trajectories so look for him to put up as good, if not better numbers in this year’s matchup in Houston.
FanDuel Salary – $7,700
This is an absolute must win for not only West Virginia and head coach Dana Holgorsen, but for Howard. A home matchup with one of the nation’s softest defenses in Texas Tech couldn’t come at a better time. Given their upside, the matchup, price, and the fact that West Virginia doesn’t run the ball, Howard/Gibson is a top-level stack and could be the top value this week.
FanDuel Week 10 Early CFB Running Backs
FanDuel Salary – $7,100
With Washington State giving up 203 yards rushing per game, and given the pace and points that should be scored in this game, I think Richard has huge upside this week. Arizona State put up over 50 points in this game and the Sun Devils starting RB, D.J. Foster, scored 37 FanDuel points. I expect Richard to push 30+ this week as well.
FanDuel Salary – $7,000
While the matchups have been rough over the last three games, I had higher expectations for Michel as Georgia’s workhorse back. A matchup with Kentucky, the nation’s 77th ranked run defense should bring the Georgia run game back to life. Look for a Chubb-like performance out of Michel this week, making him a great value play at just $7,000.
FanDuel Salary – $5,900
Following three weeks of some of the nation’s toughest run defenses in Minnesota, Michigan State, and Northwestern, look for De’Veon Smith to get back on track this week against the nation’s 70th rated run defense in Rutgers. Rutgers gave up 209 yards and five touchdowns on just 38 carries to Wisconsin last week. Smith should have a solid 100 yard multi-touchdown game this week.
FanDuel Week 10 Early CFB Wide Receivers
FanDuel Salary – $6,700
West Virginia has the highest team total on the early slate, and Gibson’s target rate has climbed every week this season. Anytime you have a guy that is being targeted on over 20% of his team’s passes, is averaging over 23 yards per catch, and is facing a favorable high-volume matchup, you have to use him…
FanDuel Salary – $6,500
Dom Williams has been a totally different player at home this season, so look for him to have another big game this week against an Arizona State secondary that is playing as bad as anyone in the country. Despite high expectations coming into the year, the Arizona State defense is surrendering over 290 passing yards per game, and have allowed 105 points in the last two weeks.
FanDuel Salary – $5,600
Speaking of not living up to expectations… Coming into the season, we expected Listenbee and Doctson to be 1A and 1B in the offense this season. After suffering an early hip injury, Listenbee has really struggled to get involved in the Horned Frogs offense. He has looked considerably better in TCU’s last two contests, and we expect Oklahoma State to double Doctson all over the field this week, leaving the speedster Listenbee with 1 on 1 coverage.
FanDuel Week 10 Early CFB Tight Ends
FanDuel Salary – $3,700
In a week where the theme is clearly balance and avoiding punting at any one spot, it makes sense to pay up at tight end and go with Hooper. While I flirted with the idea of a fifth straight week of rolling out Troy Fumagalli, given the matchups, I think paying the extra $600 for Hooper is the right play.