This article is part of our DFS Main Slate Primer series.
We're in the flow of the season now! No need for a lot of preamble. Here's some info and recommendations to try and help you on the college football DFS front this week. The numbers in parentheses after the stats are FBS rankings, and, if you aren't aware, DK is DraftKings, and FD is FanDuel.
Texas A&M (-23.5) at Arkansas, O/U 57.5,12:00 PM ET
Texas A&M stats: 72.0 plays per game (69), 396.0 yards per game (74), 19.7 points allowed per game (28), 303.0 yards allowed per game (19)
Arkansas stats: 74.3 plays per game (47), 456.0 yards per game (30), 32.0 points allowed per game (85), 472.0 yards allowed per game (100)
Chad Morris has gotten the offense going for the Razorbacks, clearly, but this is a tough matchup. Texas A&M's defensive numbers are impressive in a vacuum, but that includes games against Clemson and Auburn. That's two top 10 teams. This will be Arkansas' biggest challenge yet, and so I'm skeptical of its offense. Looking at Arkansas' yards allowed per game, though, I'm encouraged for Texas A&M's offense.
I'm not interested in A&M's running game, Isaiah Spiller's numbers are the product of beating up on Lamar, but I like the receiving duo of Jhamon Ausbon ($6,300 DK) and Quartney Davis ($6,000 DK). Ausbon has 25 catches for 364 yards, and Davis has 16 catches for 226 yards even though he missed the Lamar game.
Prediction: Texas A&M's offense isn't actually as good as you might think, but