RYAN JACKSON COULD RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER THE OPPOSITION IN WEEK 5
For the first time in a couple of weeks, it's not just about Daily Fantasy, gambling, etc. There are some games that can hold interest simply because they're good games.
However, we're in the Fantasy business. The LSU-Georgia game pits two Top 10 teams against each other, and it could be really nip and tuck. Some could argue that the Houston-UTSA game is more important from a Fantasy perspective. It will be fun to watch regardless. The Troy-Duke game could also be a real track meet, as neither team has shown much of a propensity for defense. Don't sleep on that game at 3pm ET.
(DraftKings.com salaries in parantheses)
Brandon Connette, QB, Duke ($4500 vs Troy): Sure, Connette tossed four interceptions last weekend against Pittsburgh, but he also threw for four scores, a career-high 323 yards and he also ran 15 times for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Troy is allowing 34.3 points per game, giving up 34 or more points in three of their four outings. Connette is a great value at this price.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU ($4500 at Georgia): Mettenberger has a difficult matchup on the road against Georgia, but at this price level he is a must-start. His yardage totals haven't been prolific, but 250 passing yards and a pair of scores would more than live up to this salary level.
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh ($6000 vs Virginia): Savage tore up Duke last week in Durham, tossing six touchdowns. The former Rutgers starter has enjoyed a renaissance in the Steel City, and he still comes with a mid-level price.
Ryan Jackson, RB, Houston ($5750 at Texas-San Antonio): The running game will pick up some of the slack with QB David Piland (concussion) sidelined, although QB John O'Korn ($5000) has filled in admirably. Jackson has posted at least one rushing touchdown in each of his first three games, rushing for four scores and picking up another TD through the air.
Tre Madden, RB, Southern California ($6000 at Arizona State): Madden has rushed for 93 or more yards in each of his four games this season, and he has found the end zone three times (two rushing, one receiving) over the past two games.
Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi ($2750 at Alabama): A matchup against Alabama seems unfavorable, but if the Rebels are going to have success, Engram needs to be on his game. He has scored in each of the past two games, and he has 16 or more yards in two of his first three contests.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt ($7750 vs Alabama-Birmingham): Matthews has rolled up six or more catches in each of his first four games, and he has scored a touchdown in three of those games. Last week at UMass was the first time Matthews didn't hit the century mark in yardage. Look for triple digits in yards against UAB.
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State ($4000 vs Southern California): Strong has at least six receptions in each of his first three games, and he has going over 100 receiving yards in each of the past two outings. The sophomore has also found the end zone in two of his first three games.
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