Daily Fantasy College Football Value Plays For Thursday, Sept. 3
College football kicks off tonight, and with it, the 2015 fantasy football season. Both DraftKings and FanDuel are running qualifiers for live finals on tonight's slate, so DailyRoto's got the content to make sure you're putting yourself in a position to win. Get a head start on the competition with these value plays:
QB Value Play:
Thomas Sirk (Duke at Tulane) is the clear value play in this slate, coming in at an absurdly low price on FanDuel and a mid-range price on DraftKings. Sirk saw limited time as the backup last season, but now takes over the reigns as a 6’4", 220-pound dual-threat quarterback who had success against Tulane last season in mop up time (5/94/1 on the ground). Duke’s offensive line brings back eight out of their top 10 in 2015 and four of their five starters will have the size advantage against Tulane’s defensive line. Duke’s offense is projected to score four touchdowns and the lack of a star running back only helps Sirk’s case. While he does lose his top receiver, the offense brings back Braxton Deaver, their tight end in 2013 (missed 2014 due to injury) who was second on the team in receiving with 600 yards and 4 touchdowns. This matchup against Tulane is average at best but the price point makes him a very strong point-per-dollar value and a great cash game target, particularly on FanDuel.
RB Value Play:
Elijhaa Penny (Idaho vs Ohio) is a strong value on FanDuel since you’re paying an average price, but we consider him a core cash game play on DraftKings ($3,800 on that site). Idaho’s offense is projected at 22 points in this game and Penny is the best goal line threat they have. Linehan’s only reliable receiver is Dezmon Epps, who comes in at 5’10. Instead, Idaho will look to Penny, a 6’2", 254-pound running back who is bigger than nine of Ohio’s 11 defensive starters. Penny showed effectiveness at scoring inside the red zone, rushing for 12 touchdowns with a long run of only 27 yards last season. In fact, his 12 touchdowns totaled 40 yards, with not one of them going for more than 10 yards.
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