Posted on September 29, 2014 by chris feery
Week 5 has come and gone, offered up plenty of fireworks on the field and a boatload of points in DFS land. Jared Goff and Sefo Liufao traded touchdowns in thrilling overtime game won by CAL 59-56. Clemson Freshman QB Deshaun Watson burst onto the scene with 435 yards and 6 TDs as Clemson took down NC 50-35. Michigan State is rolling offensively right now, putting up 56 this week vs. Wyoming after dropping 73 on Eastern Michigan last week. Let’s get started by recapping the early slate on both FD and DK:
FD $35k Sat CFB Hail Mary (Early)
- 1st place with 218.30 for 5k
- Minimum score to cash of 157.40
- Winning roster featured Trevone Boykin - $6,500, 18%, 45.4, Nelson Spruce - $8,100, 27.7%, 45.1, and Todd Gurley - $9,600, 27.6%, 39.8.
- All 3 were heavily represented in the top 10, with Spruce and Gurley on 10/10 and Boykin on 9/10.
- Low-priced gold on the early set was Tajae Sharpe - $4,900, 15.5%, 36.4.
- Among the disappointments, Nate Sudfeld - $6,700, 3%, 6.04 – and James Conner - $9,000, 26.9%, 9.2 – stood out.
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Todd DeVries
Another week is in the books. Let’s take a look at some players to target on the waiver wire this week.
As always, remember that we cater this report to a wide array of league formats and player pools, so the names that may be obvious to some may not be to others.
SNATCH ‘EM UP
If these guys are still out there, snag them now.
1. QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
This one was a no-brainer from the moment he was named starter last week. If he somehow slipped through the cracks of your league, add him now.
2. QB Logan Woodside, Toledo
Here are the Toledo final scores thus far on the season: 54-20, 24-49, 34-58, 34-23, 42-28. Notice a trend here? Gobs and gobs of points! MAC play has begun and he’ll continue to be involved in shootouts galore.
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Mike Bainbridge
Week 5 of Champs/Chumps shows just how critical matchups are. What do I mean by that? The nation’s second leading rusher was held to just 47 yards because of the stingy defense he was going against.
We also had two quarterbacks throw for seven touchdowns EACH because the opposing defenses give up 40 points a game on a consistent basis. It’s all about looking at the matchups each and every week.
1. Brett Hundley, UCLA
18/23, 355 pass yards, 4 tds/72 rush yards, 1 td
UCLA suffered a scare last week when their star quarterback Brett Hundley left the game and did not return with a left arm injury. Luckily the injury was suffered to his non-throwing arm because his throwing arm was on display against the Sun Devils, putting up 355 yards and four touchdowns, while also adding in 72 rush yards and another score. These are the kind of numbers that we expected out of Hundley coming into the year, and he is now getting plenty of support from the playmakers around him like Paul Perkins and Jordan Payton.
2. Jared Goff, California
23/41, 449 pass yards, 7 tds
What is in the water for these Pac-12 quarterbacks? Quarterback Jared Goff needed all seven of his touchdown passes to help Cal stave off Colorado (whose quarterback will also pop up on this list) in overtime 59-56. Goff is now tied for second in the country with 17 touchdown passes, despite having over 170 less pass attempts than the No. 1 quarterback on the list (Connor Halliday).