Saturday’s college football slate includes some SEC and Big 12 matchups that could be high scoring, but it’s the American Athletic Conference game between Memphis and Houston that could provide this week’s DFS bounty. I’ll be heavily targeting Memphis quarterback Brady White and his receivers, but we’ll also need some value plays to round out our lineups.
Brady White, Memphis ($7,700 on DK, $8,600 on FD) – If you’re looking for a high-scoring QB vs. the defense matchup, look no further than this Saturday’s game between Memphis and Houston. White is on a hot streak, averaging nearly 28 DFS points per game over the past three weeks. He should show no signs of cooling off against the Houston defense, which ranks just 281st in CFB against opposing DFS quarterbacks.
Brock Purdy, Iowa State ($8,200 on DraftKings, $10,200 on FanDuel) – Purdy has been a big part of why the Cyclones have been competitive in just about all of their games this year. Look past their 5-4 record, and you’ll see Purdy has thrown for 2,849 yards and 20 touchdowns so far this season. He’s also a threat on the ground, rushing for seven more TDs. The Texas Longhorns have been a disappointment in 2019, thanks mainly to their weak defense, and rank just 300th in college football against opposing quarterbacks in DFS.
Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State ($8,800 on DK, $10,600 on FD) – Hubbard is expensive, but he will be tough to fade on Saturday. Let’s examine the evidence: Hubbard continues to get heavy usage for the Cowboys, with 26 touches per game over the last three contests. He’s gaining chunks of yardage with each rush, averaging nearly seven yards per carry over his last three games. And, he faces a Kansas defense that is poor against the run, ranking 232nd in college football against opposing running backs in DFS.
Ta’Zhawn Henry, Texas Tech ($4,900 on DK, $6,600 on FD) – With his low salary, Henry could be a sneaky value play this Saturday. He’s splitting time with SaRodorick Thompson for the Red Raiders, but Henry got the brunt of the carries last week against West Virginia, rushing 22 times for 67 yards and two touchdowns. It’s worth keeping tabs on insider notes from reporters covering the team to see if Henry is likely to see the most action this week against TCU, which has a pretty good defense – at least for the Big 12 – but is susceptible to the run.
Damonte Coxie, Memphis ($5,900 on DK, $8,400 on FD) – While the Tigers’s top receiver has had a mediocre mid-season – he had several games with just three catches – he’s been heating up lately, and developed better chemistry with Brady White. With 12 catches for 255 yards and two TDs in the past two games, Coxie is a big reason why Vegas expects Memphis to put up 40 points on Houston this week.
Devonta Smith, Alabama ($6,500 on DK, $9,300 on FD) – In a stable filled with four quality receiver’s, Smith continues to be the most consistent for Alabama. A big game in a losing effort against LSU last week, saw him catch seven passes for 213 yards and two TDs. With the Crimson Tide looking for revenge, Smith could help the team pile the points on Mississippi State this Saturday. Oddsmakers expect them to score around 40.