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Daily Fantasy College Football: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – Week 12

Josh Collacchi offers up his top DraftKings college football value plays and optimized lineups for the early and late slates.

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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, here are your values on DraftKings for Week 12 in college football. In addition, our lineups are posted as well.

This week, the column will be in cheat sheet form. Detailing a few cheap plays at each position and their matchup. With DraftKings separating the early and late slate contests more often, we will have two lineups for you at the end of the post, one for each slate. Good luck.

Value Plays


Kyle Allen, Texas A&M $6,600

– Cheap option if you do not go with Anu Solomon or Deshaun Watson.

– Faces Missouri, who has a very good passing defense, but read into it more.

– Missouri allowed 219 yards and a touchdown to Dylan Thompson, 252 and a touchdown to Nate Sudfeld.

– The Tigers have not faced an aggressive passing offense this season. With the weapons that Allen has around him, and his first home SEC game, expect the Aggies to come out firing.

Blake Sims, Alabama $6,200

– 11 touchdowns in his last four games, including two on the ground.

– Has a floor of 14.9 fantasy points, as he has gone under that threshold once, in a game where he split time at quarterback.

– Faces Mississippi State, who has allowed the sixth-most passing yards per game in the country this season.

Running Back

Derrick Henry, Alabama $4,400

– With T.J. Yeldon out, Henry assumes the starting duties for the Crimson Tide.

– Averages five yards a carry, and in games where he has touched the ball 10 times or more, he is averaging over 15 fantasy points per contest.

– At home this year, Henry has 460 yards and four touchdowns on just 65 touches.

Brandon Hayes, Memphis $4,400

– If Sam Craft out for Memphis, Hayes will be the starter again. In this role, he has 78 fantasy points in the last three weeks.

– Faces Tulane, who allow an average of 167 yards and over a touchdown per game on the ground.

– Hayes caught two passes last week, and if he continues to see the feature back snaps in the Memphis offense, he’ll catch more for a bonus in PPR scoring on DraftKings.

Wide Receiver

Mike Williams, Clemson $5,800

– Deshaun Watson returns this week.

– In three games with Watson, Williams caught 14 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns.

– Georgia Tech gave up nine catches for 137 yards to a comparable matchup in Tyler Boyd earlier this season.

Artavis Scott, Clemson $5,600

– Scott has been a PPR stud with Watson out, but even with Watson he was still a feature in Clemson’s offense.

– He has 35 catches in his last four games, and a floor of seven catches for 59 yards.

– Scott is playing the role of former Clemson star Sammy Watkins in the current offense, meaning he’ll see at least 10 targets.

Michiah Quick, Oklahoma $3,800

– If Sterling Shepard is out again this week, (likely) Quick will be as close to a “must-play” as you can find.

– A number one receiver in a high-octane offense is a target in daily fantasy, especially at $3,800.

– Without Shepard, Quick caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.

– Faces Texas Tech, who has given up 21 passing touchdowns in nine games this season.

Lineup (Early Slate)

QB – Deshaun Watson $8,100

QB – Anu Solomon $7,300

RB – Derrick Henry $4,400

RB – Aaron Green $5,200

WR – Mike Williams $5,800

WR – Artavis Scott $5,600

WR – Michiah Quick $3,800

TE – Blake Bell $2,500

FLEX – Tyler Boyd $7,300

Lineup (7pm EST Slate)

QB – Kyle Allen $6,600

QB – Maty Mauk $5,400

RB – Cameron Artis-Payne $7,400

RB – Jeremy Langford $7,500

WR – Tony Lippett $6,400

WR – Andre Davis $5,400

WR – Josh Reynolds $4,600

TE – Marcus Smith $2,500

FLEX – Alex Collins $4,200

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