CFF DFS Nerds The Geek and The Scholar Week 9 Preview

By John Laub
John Laub




There won't be a podcast this week due to scheduling issues, but that doesn't stop The Scholar from offering up some DFS picks for the weekend.





DraftKings Early


Top Shelf: Dane Evans Tulsa at SMU, $8,300

Value: Matt Davis SMU vs. Tulsa, $7,600

Fading: Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, $7,000

Running Backs

Top Shelf: Jeremy McNichols Boise State at UNLV, $7,900

Value: Akrum Wadley Iowa vs. Maryland, $5,700

Fading: Paul Perkins UCLA vs. Colorado, $7,100

Wide Receivers

Top Shelf: JuJu Smith-Schuster USC at California, $7,300

Value: Courtland Sutton SMU vs. Tulsa, $4,900

Fading: none


DraftKings Late


Top Shelf: Luke Falk Washington State vs. Stanford, $8,500

Value: Joel Lanning Iowa State vs. Texas, $6,100

Fading: DeShone Kizer Notre Dame at Temple, $7,400

Running Backs

Top Shelf: Christian McCaffrey Stanford at Washington State, $9,400

Value: Doroland Dorceus Memphis vs. Tulane, $4,600

Fading: Kenneth Farrow Houston vs. Vanderbilt, $7,200

Wide Receivers

Top Shelf: Will Fuller Notre Dame at Temple, $6,700

Value: Dom Williams Washington State vs. Stanford, $5,600

Fading: Gabe Marks Washington State vs. Stanford, $6,700


FanDuel Early


Top Shelf: Deshaun Watson Clemson at NC State, $9,400

Value: Cody Kessler USC at California, $8,000

Fading: Keenan Reynolds Navy vs. South Florida, 

Running Backs

Top Shelf: Anthony Wales Western Kentucky at Old Dominion, $7,500

Value: Samaje Perine Oklahoma at Kansas, $7,200

Fading: Matt Dayes NC State vs. Clemson, $7,300

Wide Receivers

Top Shelf: JuJu Smith USC at California, $8,000

Value: Canaan Severin Virginia vs. Georgia Tech, $5,000

Fading: Leonte Carroo Rutgers at Wisconsin, $7,600


FanDuel Late


Top Shelf: Paxton Lynch vs. Tulane, $10,000

Value: Joel Lanning vs. Texas, $6,500

Fading: Joshua Dobbs Tennessee at Kentucky, $8,200

Running Backs

Top Shelf: Devontae Booker Utah vs. Oregon State, $9,000

Value: Myles Gaskin Washington vs. Arizona, $6,600

Fading: Jared Baker Arizona at Washington, $7,600

Wide Receivers

Top Shelf: Dom Williams Washington State vs. Sanford, $6,600

Value: Tevin Jones Memphis vs. Tulane, $5,500

Fading: Anthony Miller Memphis vs. Tulane, $7,400


Easter Egg:

Iowa RB Akrum Wadley: Starting ball carrier this week against Maryland, and two weeks ago, bludgeoned Northwestern for 204 yards and 4 touchdowns. Terrapins rank 73rd in the FBS against the run, allowing over 175 yards per game, and have surrendered 15 rushing touchdowns.

DraftKings $5,700 and FanDuel $6,800


Bold Prediction:

UCLA QB Josh Rosen: Against Colorado at home, the freshman passes for over 350 yards and three touchdowns. Rosen, making huge leaps in performance and productivity, and the Bruins are a 21-point favorite with an O/U 63 in the contest.

DraftKings $7,600 and FanDuel $8,700