This article is part of our DFS Main Slate Primer series.
Welcome to the second edition of our new college football DFS primer! Were this on an old Geocities site, we would have that little "Under Construction" animation on this article. I'm still figuring out things, tweaking the process, and what have you. As such, the article will look a little different this week, but it will still provide you with key information to help you set your lineup on DraftKings and/or FanDuel.
Team stats are still stabilizing, so numbers like Maryland's 627 yards per game or Clemson ranking 36th in points allowed per game while Illinois ranks third should be taken with a grain of salt. Put another way, we have our doubts about the Illinois-Connecticut matchup being a showdown between two of the nation's stingiest defenses.
West Virginia (+14.5) at Missouri, O/U 64.5, 12 p.m. EDT
West Virginia stats breakdown: 66 plays per game (86), 294 yards per game (104), 13 points allowed per game (32), 328 yards allowed per game (63)
Missouri stats breakdown: 90 plays per game (7), 537 yards per game (22), 37 points allowed per game (107), 389 yards allowed per game (78)
I have a healthy skepticism about West Virginia's offense, which struggled to score 20 points last week against James Madison. I can't really comfortably recommend anybody from that squad, including new starting quarterback Austin Kendall. I am intrigued by Kelly Bryant ($7,700 DK, $9,900 FD), who transferred from Clemson to take the starting gig at Missouri. The fact that he