This article is part of our College Football DFS: Thursday Slate series.
The college football season kicks off DFS action with an eight-game DFS slate. The major sites are not aligning this week, with DraftKings adding the two additional games to their main slate offering. We will take a look at those games and viable targets independently.
Boise State @ Central Florida (-6) O/U: 68
East Carolina @ Appalachian State (-10) O/U: 55.5
South Florida @ N.C. State (-19) O/U: 58
Ohio State @ Minnesota (+14) O/U: 62.5
Bowling Green @ Tennessee (-35) O/U: 65
Eastern Washington @ UNLV (-2.5) O/U: 67 (DRAFTKINGS ONLY)
Southern Utah @ Arizona State (-45) O/U: 55.5 (DRAFTKINGS ONLY)
Based on Vegas data alone, the Boise State/UCF contest checks all the boxes with a high O/U and one of the tightest spreads on the slate. The slate is also littered with some big names which are bound for elite production, and they merit a look despite the negative metrics associated with some of their games.
Joe Milton III, Tennessee (DK $8,300, FD $9,500) vs. Bowling Green
The Michigan transfer made a big impression in camp and has won the starting job for the Vols, and despite the weak opponent, he's a strong cash-game candidate. Tennessee will be looking at this game as a tuneup before conference play begins, so they'll want to give Milton all the real-world snaps he can handle to establish in-game chemistry with his playmakers.
Devin Leary, N.C. State (DK $6,800, FD $8.900) vs. South Florida
Leary is one of