This article is part of our DFS College Football 101 series.
DFS College Football 101: Week 9 Thursday
We finally have a robust Thursday slate for College Football DFS purposes. There are a few Power Five matchups mixed with some "MACtion" and Sun "Fun" Belt tilts. It is easily the best Thursday slate of the season up to this point. Here are the five games along with the corresponding odds for each:
Ball State at Ohio (-10.5) – Total: 64
Toledo at Western Michigan (-6.5) – Total: 68
Baylor at West Virginia (-14) – Total: 67
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech (-3) – Total: 58.5
Appalachian State (-10) at Georgia Southern – Total: 48
Looking within that, I'll highlight the best fantasy selections on FanDuel & DraftKings while also touching on some situations to monitor for your DFS squads.
Nathan Rourke – Ohio (FanDuel $9,800 / DraftKings $8,900)
Will Grier of West Virginia is a fantastic play if you are able to absorb his salary. However, Nathan Rourke is significantly cheaper (especially on DraftKings) with similar upside. That is exemplified by Rourke's 28.6 FPPG average on the season. He has even gone for 40+ FP in two games as well. His rushing upside of legitimately breaking 100 yards and a touchdown helps the floor and ceiling combination for DFS purposes. Ohio is right alongside West Virginia with the highest scoring projection of this slate, and I wouldn't be surprised if Rourke outpaces Grier in fantasy production due to the running potential.
Also Consider: As mentioned in the previous write-up, Will