This article is part of our DFS College Football 101 series.
DFS College Football 101: Week 12 Friday
Here we go with a pair of Friday night games in Week 12. Similar to yesterday's slate, we have some superstars to consider as the best overall plays of the week, let alone this abbreviated two-game set. I'm looking at you Darrell Henderson and Alexander Mattison! Of course, we'll need to scrounge up enough value plays to make their cumbersome salaries work. Don't worry, I'll get to that in a moment. Meanwhile, here are the odds attached to these Friday matchups:
Boise State (-20) at New Mexico – Total: 62.5
Memphis (-7.5) at SMU – Total: 74
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.
Ben Hicks - SMU (FanDuel $8,900 / DraftKings $7,000)
We have several good, but not great quarterbacks to choose from in this slate. Brett Rypien, Ben Hicks and Brady White are all in strong consideration. I'm siding with Hicks, as I believe he'll need to do more while trying to keep his team in the game. Rypien and White could defer to their running game on Friday. On the other hand, Hicks has a pair of talented receivers to help him post a strong fantasy outing; we'll cover those guys in a bit. This is a massive 74 point over/under, and I believe Hicks can find some serious production within that. He has posted 19+ fantasy points in