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Daily Fantasy College Football: DraftKings Value Plays and Lineup – Week 10

Josh Collacchi lists the best daily fantasy college football plays for use on DraftKings.

Brad Kaaya

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.

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Without further ado, here are your values on DraftKings for Week 10 in college football. In addition, our lineup is posted as well.

Value Plays


Brad Kaaya, Miami $6,800

The Hurricane’s true freshman quarterback has created some buzz in Canes country, but the running back is getting all the hype, and deservedly so. Duke Johnson is the advised play for the Hurricanes seemingly every week, but this week is Kaaya’s time to shine. Miami faces the University of North Carolina on Saturday in what could be a shootout. UNC’s defense ranks among the NCAA’s worst when it comes to defending the pass. This season, UNC is allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw for 302 yards per game and has allowed 20 touchdown passes in eight games. With the UNC defense focused on stopping the running game, Kaaya will be looking to exploit the Tar Heels’ secondary through the air. At $6,800, Kaaya is the 29th-most expensive quarterback on DraftKings this weekend, with a top five matchup, he is set for a great value.

Running Back

Joe Hill, Utah State $3,800

The “other” running back in the Utah State/Hawaii game (most will talk about Steven Lakalaka) is a value this weekend at $3,800. Hawaii’s defense is allowing opposing teams to rush for 167 yards per game and have allowed 11 rushing touchdowns on the season. With Utah State starting yet another quarterback, the one constant (Hill) is in line to have more touches. In each of the last four games Hill has caught a pass, which is another added bonus with DraftKings’ PPR scoring system. With Hill scoring 38.7 fantasy points in the last two games, and a matchup with Hawaii, he could be the most valuable running back in the late games.

Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt $4,700

It’s not often that a Vanderbilt offensive player will be featured in a value plays column, but this week Webb and the rushing attack of the Commodores will face Old Dominion, who is one of the worst rush defenses in the country. So far this season, ODU is allowing 235.5 yards per game on the ground and have given up 22 rushing touchdowns in just eight games. Webb will be one of the lower-volume plays on DraftKings this weekend, so is a good play in GPPs.

Other good matchups for running backs: Texas backs against Texas Tech, Oklahoma backs against Iowa State. Both Texas and Oklahoma will have two backs to carry the ball, so it’s tough to choose one in DFS.

Wide Receiver

Victor Bolden, Oregon State $4,700

Oregon State’s passing offense has been a wreck of late, but for quarterback Sean Mannion and the passing game relief is on the way. The Beavers will face California this weekend, who statistically has the worst secondary in the country. In eight games, California has given up 3068 yards and 31 touchdowns through the air. That averages to around 380 yards and four touchdowns per game. If Oregon State cannot pass against the Bears’ defense, all hope may be lost for their passing game. Luckily, no one hasn’t been able to throw on California.

Bolden is the beneficiary of this matchup, as he is the leading receiver for Oregon State. At just $4,700 against the worst secondary in college football, Bolden is a value play this weekend. He has averaged five catches per game for over 50 yards, but has only scored one touchdown. In addition, Bolden has 16 carries on the year, so he will find ways to accrue fantasy points.

Jaydon Mickens, Washington $3,400

Mickens is another value play this weekend, simply based on his matchup with Colorado. So far this season, the Buffaloes have given up 23 passing touchdowns in eight games. They have only allowed 251.8 yards per game through the air, but on 159 completions. That indicates that teams are able to complete big plays against the Colorado defense, as they are allowing 12.66 yards per completion. Mickens leads Washington in catches, and with DraftKings being a PPR scoring system, he has a high floor and high ceiling at his price this weekend.

Other good matchups for wide receivers: USC WRs against Washington State and UCLA WRs against Arizona.


QB – Brad Kaaya, $6,800

QB – Cody Kessler, $7,800

RB – James Conner, $6.600

RB – Jon Hilliman $4,500

WR – Nelson Agholor, $6,700

WR – *Josh Doctson $6,300

WR – Cam Worthy $4,900

TE – Bucky Hodges $3,000

FLEX – Jaydon Mickens, $3,400

*Doctson may not play, check the injury report before kickoff

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