This article is part of our College Football DFS: Weekday Slate series.
Happy New Year and welcome to our New Year's Day Main Slate breakdown. We have four games on tap, including both semifinal matchups in the College Football Playoff. Outside of the Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State showdowns, we have Georgia facing Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl to kick off the day and Auburn-Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl an hour later. The playoff games have the higher totals with both games expected to have more than 60 points scored while the non-playoff games are expected to be more of the defensive battle variety.
Nonetheless, it's a fun and varied slate with a surprising amount of paths to lineup builds for just a four-gamer. Without further adieu, let's dive into the New Year's Day action.
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JT Daniels, Georgia ($7,300 DK; $8,300 FD) vs. Cincinnati
This will be Daniels' toughest test to date in a Georgia uniform as Cincinnati is formidable on defense, checking in with the third-best adjusted defense rating by our metrics. The Bearcats allow just 16.0 points per game (6th) and have made explosive offenses, like SMU or Memphis, look pedestrian. That said, Daniels is likely the best quarterback Cincinnati has faced all year, Georgia's offensive line is the best Cincinnati has faced all year, and receivers like George Pickens and Kearis Jackson have a talent edge over these corners. If