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Daily Fantasy College Football: DraftKings Lineup – Week 5

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Tevin Coleman

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 5 in college football.

RB – Tevin Coleman, Indiana $8,400

Coleman has averaged 39 fantasy points per game to this point, and has touched the ball 74 times for 654 total yards and six touchdowns. In three games, that gives him an average of just over 215 yards and two touchdowns per contest. This week, Indiana faces the Maryland Terrapins, who have given up 797 yards on the ground through four games. Coleman has a great matchup, and will be owned by most who are spending on running backs, so do not miss the party.

RB – Aaron Jones, UTEP $7,300

Jones is one of the top fantasy players in college football this season, and should be considered each and every week. He has 552 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season, and has carried the ball 70 times. This week, he will face Kansas State, who has a good rush defense. That has caused the price of Jones to decrease, making him a good value this week. He may not reach his average of 37 fantasy points per game, but well over 20 is still worth his price.

WR – Garrett Johnson, Kentucky $4,200

Does anyone remember Johnson? Two weeks ago, he dominated a Florida secondary with six catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. With Kentucky having a bye week last weekend, it will help bring the attention away from Johnson. At just $4,200, he is worth adding against a Vanderbilt team who is struggling mightily this season. Johnson is the focal point of the Kentucky passing game, so expect him to receive plenty of targets.

TE – Steven Walker, Colorado State $2,500

Walker has caught a touchdown pass in two straight games, and has a catch in each of his three games this season. With eight catches on the year, he is one of the safest bets at the minimum price for tight ends on DraftKings. Colorado State faces Boston College, who allowed a combined 61 points to Pittsburgh and USC, so if Colorado State can get to the red zone, they will look in Walker’s direction.

FLEX – Dominic Rufran, Wyoming $3,000

At the minimum price, Rufran is a bargain. He has 17 catches for 291 yards so far this season including 10 catches for 229 yards against FAU and Air Force. This week, Rufran will face the Michigan State Spartans, will will likely blow them out. But, with Rufran being the focal point of the passing game he will get enough looks that will make his minimum price a value.

The lineup for this week features two mini-stacks, both combinations in the passing games for two teams who should have high-powered offenses this week.

QB – Deshaun Watson, Clemson $6,300

WR – Mike Williams, Clemson $4,100

Watson was named the starter for the Tigers, and will likely see every snap. The true freshman has looked light years ahead of backup quarterback Cole Stoudt, and it showed last week against Florida State where he threw for 266 yards and ran for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Williams is the top receiver for the Tigers in terms of yards this season with 243, but he has not had a breakout game yet. This week, Clemson takes on the North Carolina Tar Heels, who have given up 976 yards through the air in three games. UNC has not seen an offense as talented as Clemson’s, so if the Tar Heels’ defense is any indication, Clemson could throw the ball at will. Watson and Williams will be the primary beneficiaries, so add them for a combined price of $10,400.

QB – Connor Halliday, Washington State $8,900

WR – River Cracraft, Washington State $5,300

The second combination for this lineup is the Washington State passing game. Halliday is the leading passer in college football, and is matchup-proof as his 436 yards and four touchdowns against Oregon indicates. Cracraft is one of Halliday’s leading receivers with 23 catches and three touchdowns in just three games played. Halliday has thrown for 1,901 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season, and will continue to throw the ball well over 50 times a game. Washington State will face Utah this weekend.

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