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Daily Fantasy College Football: DraftKings Lineup – Week 4

Josh Collacchi breaks down his top daily fantasy college football value plays and his full lineup for Week 4.

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You’ve played daily fantasy basketball, you’ve played daily fantasy hockey, daily fantasy baseball, and of course football. But what about college football?

Join in on the fastest growing DFS game on DraftKings and learn the ropes in daily fantasy college football. XN Sports is here to help. Each and every week we will present a lineup for daily fantasy college football and why to start each player.

Check out DraftKings daily fantasy college football contests here and be sure to take a look at our picks below.

Without further ado, Week 4 in college football.

QB – Matty Mauk, Missouri $8,300

Mauk has been good to fantasy football players this season, in daily and seasonal leagues. He has 13 touchdowns in three games, and has totaled over 700 total yards. This week, Mauk and the Tigers take on Indiana, who allowed Bowling Green quarterback James Knapke to accrue over 425 total yards and three touchdowns. Expect another top performance for Mauk.

RB – James Conner, Pittsburgh $6,600

Conner is a Heisman hopeful at this point in the season, so having him on your daily fantasy team is advised. So far, he has carried the ball 81 times for 544 yards and eight touchdowns in just three games. Saying Conner is a workhorse is an understatement, as he has 67 carries in his last two games. A player that gets the ball that often is divine in daily fantasy, not to mention Conner’s ability as a running back to go along with that volume. He is an easy play each and every week.

RB – Matt Jones, Florida $3,800

Jones has been a staple for the Gators offense this season, averaging six yards per carry as a bruising, down-hill back. He has a tough matchup this week in Alabama, but finding a running back who could score a touchdown to go along with the bulk of the carries for less than $4,000 is nearly impossible. Do not expect a massive performance, but Jones is an excellent value play in cash contests.

WR – DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech $3,800

Smelter is the next big-play receiver for the Yellow Jackets, as his nine catches for 238 yards and three touchdowns indicate. In reality, he has been extremely consistent (through two weeks) as well. With five catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in his first game, and four catches for 106 yards and one touchdown in his second game, he has been one of the more consistent receivers available on DraftKings. His price of $3,800 is a serious value, considering he is the top option in the Georgia Tech passing game.

TE – Cam Serigne, Wake Forest $3,500

For those of you that have played CFB daily fantasy before, you understand that tight end is like playing the lottery. Serigne can change that, and for just $3,500 that’s just an added bonus to your lineup. In his last two games, Serigne has 12 catches for 153 yards. He does not have a touchdown, but the freshman is bound to score for the Demon Deacons, and it could be this week against Army, who allowed five of 20 completions to tight ends last week against Stanford.

FLEX – Jarrod Lawson, San Jose State $3,000

How often can you add the featured back for a high-powered offense for the minimum? It could be just this week so add Lawson to your teams. He has not played yet this season because of a suspension, which is why his price is so low, but do not mistake that for production. Last year, Lawson led the team with 788 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground to go along with 20 catches for 223 yards and a touchdown through the air. That comes to just over 1000 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games played. Lawson will see his share of touches, and will be one of the top values on DraftKings this weekend coming off of suspension. Low risk, high reward plays at running back allow a stack:

QB – Rakeem Cato, Marshall $9,100

WR – Davonte Allen, Marshall $6,300

WR – Tommy Shuler, Marshall $5,700

Last week, the Marshall stack won a lot of people a lot of money. The chances of that happening again are a lot higher than you might think. Marshall takes on Akron this week, who allowed Penn State to throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns on just 36 attempts last week. Marshall’s passing game is one of the best in the country, and Cato’s statistics have shown that with 953 yards and nine touchdowns on just 90 attempts. Once Marshall is in a close game, expect Cato to throw over 50 times. That makes this stack’s potential limitless. Allen and Shuler are Cato’s top two targets, as the two have combined for 500 yards and five touchdowns.

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