Evening DraftKings CFB picks September 7: DeeJay not D.J.
Sept. 07, 2019
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TEMPE, AZ – FEBRUARY 28: Arizona State Sun Devils running back Eno Benjamin (3) runs the ball during the Arizona State Sun Devils spring football game on February 28, 2019 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Evening DraftKings CFB picks September 7: DeeJay not D.J.
We have eight hand picked games for our evening DraftKings CFB picks tonight. Of course, the marquee matchup of Texas and LSU is on here. The high powered Oregon offense is on here as well. Tennessee, Arkansas, and Ole Miss all looked average or worse in the opener. Can they provide us value here?
We will try to give a few options at each position. Due to regulations by DraftKings, I cannot provide a sample lineup, but any lineups I use will be formed from players mentioned in this piece. Once you start building a lineup for yourself, you can see how it all fits together.
Last night was a nice win on the night slate. Virginia not using Taulapapa at all hurt the bottom line. So did the injury to Mahone. That derailed the early slate. The night slate was nice even though Eno was 99.8% owned.
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The super flex replaces the defense, which is essential in college football. This is all about the offense. DraftKings CFB scoring realizes that!
CORVALLIS, OREGON – NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the first half of the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
DraftKings CFB quarterback picks September 7
I would be more likely to use Joe Burrow than Ehlinger. Why? Texas’s run defense is better than their pass defense. Ehlinger will have to have a good game if Texas is to win, but Burrow’s success is much more critical to LSU winning than Ehlinger to Texas. If you’re paying up at QB, it should be for Burrow.
Justin Herbert was okay against Auburn, but he’s going to put that behind him with a big game against Nevada. Why take a chance on anyone else? Herbert is underpriced here.
Matt Corral struggled for Ole Miss against Memphis, but he’s going to find the going much easier against Arkansas. I also like Bo Nix in this tier. He’s still a wild card as a freshman and could have more upside than anyone but Herbert.
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Brandon Wimbush looks cheap. He didn’t do a lot against Florida A&M because he didn’t need to. Maybe the same will be true against Florida Atlantic, but I would expect the Owls to hang around longer than the Rattlers did.
I find myself liking Zach Wilson an awful lot against Tennessee. Utah flustered him in the opener, but as we saw last week, Tennessee’s defense isn’t as good as Utah. I expect a BYU road win, and that likely means a nice game for Wilson.
This Miami defense is a bunch of ball hawks. Sam Howell could have some problems against them, but he’s plenty good enough to get over the top of them too. Justin McMillan is tempting, but that Auburn defense made Herbert look very average. It’s going to be tough sledding for the Tulane passing game.
Looking for value down here could seem daunting, but there’s a couple of decent spots. Carson Strong against the Oregon defense is a nice, solid pick. If you are more the riverboat gambler type, Josh Heupel has already said that Dillon Gabriel will get some first half snaps for UCF. He could wind up with a ton of second half snaps if a blowout ensues.
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 13: Running back CJ Verdell #34 of the Oregon Ducks scores the winning touchdown in overtime of the game against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks won the game 30-27. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
DraftKings CFB running back picks September 7
CJ Verdell was solid against a good Auburn defense. We saw a no-name Purdue back get his yards against Nevada. This could be a huge game for Verdell. Well, until it turns into a blowout.
Keaontay Ingram is going to have problems finding space against LSU, but the intriguing thing here was his role in the passing game. If he keeps catching passes to go with his solid run game, Ingram will be immune to most matchups. This is a big risk against LSU, but I would bet that Ingram’s ownership will be under 5%.
It was tough sledding for Scottie Phillips against Memphis, but he should have more room against Arkansas. Not that the Hogs have a bad defense. I just think Phillips gets a high volume of touches as both teams try to figure out their offenses.
DeeJay Dallas is the first back that I’m really excited about. He had a huge game against Florida. This UNC defense is improved, but they aren’t up to Florida caliber. This could be another huge game for Dallas as Miami eases in the quarterback.
JaTarvious Whitlow wasn’t supposed to be the bell cow for Auburn. He sure was against Oregon. Whitlow notched a triple digit game but didn’t find the end zone. Expect triple digits and at least one end zone trip this week.
Rakeem Boyd was the sole bright spot in the Arkansas offense against Portland State. His reward is a Ole Miss run defense that was carved up by the Memphis backs. Boyd is a strong play for the price as well.
Value is hard to find at RB due to all of the unfavorable matchups. A couple of interesting picks are Adrian Killins and Otis Anderson. If UCF gets up big again, both of them will outcarry the starter McCrae, which they did last week.
You could try taking a chance on any of the thousands of LSU backs, but I wouldn’t advise it. Texas’s run defense is a strength. Devwah Whaley is about as low as I would go for value.
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BATON ROUGE, LA – AUGUST 31: LSU Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) catches a pass during a game between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the LSU Tigers on August 31, 2019, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DraftKings CFB wide receiver picks September 7
LSU has the ability to take the top off of the Texas defense, and it will be Justin Jefferson that does it. Jefferson is expensive, but he’s worth it. So is Calvin Johnson. The issue is I’m not sure if this will be a high scoring game or not. Putting too much on this game could hurt the bottom line.
Gabe Davis is going to have an easy game with FAU here as well. Wimbush got him the ball a lot last week before they both exited stage right. The middle tier is full of bad matchup, so hoping for the best from Davis isn’t the worst idea I’ve heard.
Nix hit Seth Williams when it mattered most. This could be a huge boost to this budding relationship. I would be Williams will be the top Auburn receiver against Tulane. I don’t think this will be a blowout, so Williams looks safe.
Jajuan Jennings was one of the few bright spots for the Vols last week. He could go for triple digits again against BYU this week.
There’s a lot to like about Jaylon Redd. Redd caught nine passes against Auburn, and while Oregon wont have to throw as much this weekend to get the win, I expect Redd to see the most targets, which makes him a bargain for the price. Johnny Johnson is worth a look as well if you want to double dip this offense.
If BYU is going to win on Rocky Top, it’s going to need a big game from Zach Wilson. That means Matt Bushman would have a big game by default.
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