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College Football DFS Main Slate: Week 11

Welcome to college football DFS for Week 11 and another main slate take down. This is your one stop shop for Cash and GPP plays for the main slate of this crazy CFB weekend!

If you’ve been following along this season, we’ve had some crazy high hit rates on our player pools, but if you have any questions on Player X versus Player Y feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @FF_TravisM. I’d be glad to help.

So without further ado, let’s dive in.


The list of quarterbacks to be truly confident in is a bit shorter this week.

QuarterbackTeamSalaryExpected PointsPoints Per GamePass Comps + Rush Att Per GameImplied Team PointsOpponent Pass Yds/Game Allowed
Jamie NewmanWake Forest840033.2932.6937.7133.5262.1
Justin FieldsOhio State900032.8630.6625.553.5262.8
Shane BuecheleSMU770030.1425.3828.8945.5217.9
Joe BurrowLSU810028.5734.8432.1328.5180.1
Tua TagovailoaAlabama800026.1430.9523.2934.5217.5
Holton AhlersEastern Carolina670024.6420.7828.7824.5279.7

Jamie Newman, Justin Fields, and Holton Ahlers have the easiest matchups on paper, making them easy decisions when you mix in the implied team points and/or opportunities per game.

Shane Buechele is likely the steal of the week though at just $7700. SMU is projected to score nearly 50 points, and Buechele tosses it deep more than just about any quarterback in the nation. Expect lots of yards through the air and big play touchdowns.

Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are projected to find themselves locked in the rare Alabama/LSU shootout. These aren’t your father’s Tide and Tigers offenses. Both teams have three or more NFL wide receivers and high flying, fast paced offenses. This may be the only week you get both at a discount.

Priority: (1) Buechele, (2) Newman, (3) Fields, (4) Tagovailoa, (5) Burrow, (6) Ahlers

Running Back

This is also a pretty slim running back field, but there are some incredibly safe picks at the top.

Running BackTeamSalaryExpected PointsPoints Per GameTouches Per GameImplied Team PointsOpponent Rush Yds/Game Allowed
J.K. DobbinsOhio State740025.5127.5220.8853.5151.7
Xavier JonesSMU720024.3925.7821.3345.5204.3
AJ DillonBoston College870022.5527.8226.5632.5154.7
Cam AkersFlorida State780021.7227.9724.4430185.3
Eno BenjaminArizona State680019.0321.7921.8829.5184.6
Master Teague IIIOhio State500017.5111.411153.5151.7
Lamical PerineFlorida590016.5113.8714.4437.5202.9
SaRodorick ThompsonTexas Tech570015.7017.181631178.8
Cade CarneyWake Forest530014.4610.6517.1733.5140.5
Deshawn McCleaseVirginia Tech490012.8810.3414.3831156
James GilbertKansas State520012.4713.9914.5725.5160.1

This isn’t sexy or revolutionary, but it is actually rare. The highest price running backs actually make sense to trust this week. DraftKings usually has one grenade in there that’s an easy pass, but not on this week’s slate. A.J. Dillon’s price makes him almost impossible to pair with seven other viable options, but the other four are absolute bargains.

J.K. Dobbins, Xavier Jones, Cam Akers, and Eno Benjamin all average more than 20 touches per game, are all on offenses projected to score 30 or more points, and face defenses giving up 151 or more yards per game on the ground. Due to the price Dobbins, Jones, and Benjamin should be in the most lineups and offer slightly better implied points per dollar.

The RB “Lock of the Week” should definitely be SaRodorick Thompson for Texas Tech, as he’s the absolute perfect mix of price ($5700), touches per game (16), and matchup (178 rush yards per game allowed by West Virginia).

Lamical Perine is almost priced out (as he always is), but let’s be real, against Vanderbilt the sky is the limit.

Master Teague could get an entire half of junk time at $5000, facing off against Maryland as a 43.5 point favorite.

Cade Carney, Deshawn McClease, and James Gilbert all offer safe floors for cheap cash or flex options.

Priority: (1) Thompson, (2) Dobbins, (3) Jones, (4) Benjamin, (5) Dillon, (6) Akers, (7) Perine, (8) Teague

Wide Receiver

What makes this slate difficult is selecting the right wide receivers. There are just too many of them with solid weekly opportunity.

Wide ReceiverTeamSalaryExpected PointsPoints Per GameTouches Per GameImplied Team Points
James ProcheSMU730021.4925.618.4445.5
Chris OlaveOhio State590020.2016.74453.5
Sage SurrattWake Forest750018.9628.227.7533.5
Devin DuvernayTexas650017.3726.449.6332.5
Jerry JeudyAlabama650015.8222.156.534.5
Kendall HintonWake Forest570015.4516.977.3333.5
Devonta SmithAlabama640015.1421.895.3834.5
Kylen GransonSMU460015.0112.683.3845.5
Rashee RiceSMU420014.8911.15445.5
Justin JeffersonLSU700014.1225.366.8828.5
Ja'Marr ChaseLSU690014.0726.566.1428.5
Michael Pittman Jr.USC640013.9721.246.4428
Kyle PittsFlorida500013.6112.544.3337.5
Tyler VaughnsUSC530013.2018.596.4428
Brandon AiyukArizona State580012.8518.884.7529.5
Sam JamesWest Virginia540012.3512.61628.5
Amon-Ra St. BrownUSC500011.7214.945.6728
C.J. JohnsonEastern Carolina550011.1515.474.8924.5
Taye BarberTCU42008.3911.75.3323
Winston WrightWest Virginia30008.285.282.428.5
Ali JenningsWest Virginia30008.

Thankfully, there are some no-brainer plays that should allow for roster flexibility in Cash or GPP formats. Chris Olave, Kendall Hinton, and Rashee Rice are all cheaper options, but project to be the most efficient in points per dollar on perhaps the entire slate. Olave has been a touchdown machine for Ohio State. Hinton was actually the lead receiver for Wake a week ago. And Rice is filling in for the best deep-threat role in all of college football at just $4200. You’re going to want these guys in your lineups.

James Proche and Sage Surratt should be high-exposure anchors for you paired with their high scoring quarterbacks.

The LSU and Alabama receivers are going to hit. They won’t all hit, but round robin exposure to the top four is almost a must.

The rest aren’t exactly priority plays but offer safe value for their price or have shown to be consistent trustworthy target hogs.

Priority: (1) Proche, (2) Surratt, (3) Olave, (4) Hinton, (5) Rice, (6) Alabama WRs, (7) LSU WRs, (8) C.J. Johnson

And that’s all folks! Hope your teams kill it in the main slate of Week 11 College Football. Make sure to check out Devy Weekly to learn more about breakout studs every single week of the season. Please find me on Twitter @FF_TravisM to chat more about all things college football and NFL. And as always, keep living that DFS Life!

Image Credit: James Black/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: J.K. Dobbins.

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