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DFS Saturday (Early) Game Set: Value Plays & Longshots, Week 1 (DraftKings & FanDuel)

Posted on August 30, 2014 by Todd DeVries

Here we go!  The first Saturday of college football is finally here. The first batch of games offers up some juicy matchups.  

For you DFS Geeks, we put together a list of value plays and longshot possibilities for the Saturday (Early) game sets on both FanDuel and DraftKings.  Enjoy! 




QB Jared Goff, Cal vs. Northwestern ($6,200)
Goff broke the Cal freshman passing record last fall, and with most of his weapons returning, he is poised for a big season. This game looks like a shootout on paper.

College Football Daily Fantasy 101: Week 1

Posted on August 28, 2014 by chris feery

The first big weekend of action is finally here. I’m pumped and I know you are as well. In addition to the all-day marathon of games, I get especially geared up this time of year for the start of one of my favorite pastimes: College Football Daily Fantasy.

Haven’t taken the leap yet? Not sure where to begin? Start by taking in Todd DeVries's excellent primer on the subject:

CFG's College Football Daily Fantasy Primer

Expanding on those thoughts, Daily Fantasy differs slightly from season-long. As opposed to building your strategy for an entire season, your focus is only on the games for the week. Find the matchups to exploit, dig for underpriced players, construct your roster at or under the salary cap and you’re in business.

College Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Ryan Moss and Mike Bainbridge

Alright season-long fantasy managers, it's time to set those weekly lineups!  Below are some picks to chew on.  

Note: These selections are geared towards traditional (season-long) league formats.  However, DFS players could glean some good nuggets of info as well.



Jeff Driskel- Florida vs. Idaho
Staff Pick: Ryan Moss
Maybe I’m a little bias since I’m a huge Gator fan, but I think Driskel is going to put up good numbers against Idaho. He is playing in a new spread offense and Idaho’s defense isn’t very good. I don’t expect a spectacular performance, but 2-3 total touchdowns and 250 total yards seems about right.

Neal Burcham- SMU vs. Baylor
Staff Pick: Ryan Moss
We know Baylor is going to score early and often, so if SMU is going to have any chance in this one, they will need a big game from Burcham. Look for there to be a few turnovers, but also a couple of touchdowns and 250+ passing yards.

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