Friday’s college football bowl slate features five games (although DraftKings is missing the Military Bowl in its contests). While we haven’t quite reached the marquee matchups, including the college football playoff semifinals on Saturday, Friday’s games featuring high-powered offenses like Washington State, Air Force, and USC, all of whom are capable of putting up big scores – and DFS points.
Anthony Gordon, Washington State ($8,300 on DraftKings, $10,800 on FanDuel) – The Cougars’ ball tosser looks to cap a fantastic season in which he threw for 5,288 yards and 45 touchdowns. Vegas expects a shootout in the Cheez-It Bowl, so it’s a good one to stack. While it may be tough to peg which Washington State receiver will get the most touches, we know who will be throwing them the football.
Donald Hammond III, Air Force ($6,900 on DK, $8,800 on FD) – Hammond won’t be airing it out much against Washington State, but we can definitely expect good yards on the ground as the quarterback has double-digit carries in nearly half of his games. The Cougars have one of the worst defenses in college football, against either the run or pass.
Max Borghi, Washington State ($7,800 on DK, $9,200 on FD) – This running back has seen only moderate success on the ground of late, but he’s become a favorite dump-off option for Gordon, catching 37 passes in his last four games. The Air Force rush defense is solid, but that likely just means Borghi will rack up plenty of points per reception.
Tyler Goodson, Iowa ($4,700 on DK, $6,900 on FD) – The freshman has been a revelation in the late-season, taking advantage of 47 carries in his past three games with 248 yards and three touchdowns. He’s a steal at this price against a so-so USC rushing defense in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.
Dillon Stoner, Oklahoma State ($5,600 on DK, $7,500 on FD) – Another incredible bargain on Friday is Stoner, who has become the go-to guy for the Cowboys receiving corps after Tylan Wallace’s injury. In his past three contests, Stoner has 21 receptions for 273 yards and three TDs. He’ll look to build on those performances against Texas A&M in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.
Michael Pittman, Jr., USC ($7,700 on DK, $9,000 on FD) – Pittman will set you back, salary-wise, but he’s worth it, even against a tough Iowa defense. The senior year campaign for No. 6 has been a strong one, with 95 receptions for 1,222 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s been particularly good down the stretch, with an incredible 37 catches for 430 yards and three TDs in his past three games. Rather than try to guess the Washington State receiver who will have the biggest day, we can spend that salary allotment on Pittman instead.