FanDuel College Football: Main Slate, Week 4

FanDuel College Football: Main Slate, Week 4

This article is part of our FanDuel College Football series.

FanDuel is offering up a massive 14-game slate for our DFS enjoyment Saturday. Let's dive right into the action.

SLATE OVERVIEW

Missouri (-1.5) @ Boston College O/U: 58

LSU (-2) @ Mississippi State O/U: 57

Wisconsin (-6.5) vs. Notre Dame O/U: 45

TCU (-9.5) vs. SMU O/U: 65.5

Texas (-9) vs. Texas Tech O/U: 62

Iowa State (-7) @ Baylor O/U: 47.5

Michigan (-20) vs. Rutgers O/U: 50

Clemson (-10) @ North Carolina State O/U: 47.5

Texas A&M (-4.5) @ Arkansas O/U: 47

Michigan State (-5) vs. Nebraska O/U: 52

Florida (-18.5) vs. Tennessee O/U: 63.5

Oklahoma State (-5.5) vs. Kansas State O/U: 47

Oklahoma (-17) vs. West Virginia O/U: 56

North Carolina (12.5) @ Georgia Tech O/U: 63.5

We have fades on this 14-game slate due to the low O/U total scattered throughout the schedule. I'm willing to buy into the listed total for the ND/WIS contest, and I think the ISU/BAY contest will fall close to its total as well. As a result, my exposure to both of those games will be lower for my MME allotment. I think the Over is more likely for OKSU/KSU and TAM/ARK, however. Our high-producing games are SMU/TCU, UNC/GT,TEN/UF and UT/TTU. Of that group, The Gators will be keen to rack up the score thanks to holding tough against the Tide, which will almost certainly help their playoff resume down the stretch. The starters aren't at much risk to sit in this potential blowout. UNC/GT also has potential for DFS stars on both sides, assuming that the Yellow Jackets can produce enough points to keep the game competitive.

There are no severe weather concerns to contend with on this slate currently.

QUARTERBACK

Sam Howell, North Carolina ($11,500) @ Georgia Tech

Howell is a pretty obvious recommendation considering the high O/U and the absolute masterpiece he created against Virginia last week. After tossing three interceptions in the team's opener, he's strung together an average of 44.5 FDFP across the previous two contests. Tech's defense was able to keep Clemson's offense in check last week, but considering the Tigers' current struggles on offense, that isn't saying much.  UNC's defense is no match for Clemson's personnel, so there's some potential for them to keep this game competitive, thus forcing Howell to produce.

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma ($10,200) vs. West Virginia

The Sooners are still undefeated, but they looked beatable against Nebraska and Tulane. Those performances didn't do any favors for Rattler's Heisman odds, but he has a chance to lay down the hammer against a West Virginia squad that could easily cover the spread if Oklahoma's defense can't respond. OU's questionable defense is an excellent reason for rostering Rattler because it'll be up to the offense to make the most significant event for a victory. The only issue is that the defense may not allow the TOP clock to land in the Sooners' favor. Nevertheless, Rattler can likely outdo the paltry 214 yards through the air that resulted in a nail-biter against the Cornhuskers.

Adrian Martinez, Nebraska ($9,600) @ Michigan State

The sharp bettors are coming on board with the underdog in this game, and when you look at how the offense is finally getting some cohesiveness under Scott Frost, you can buy into an upset here. Martinez is a talented runner who can often flirt with 300-yard passing performances. The Spartans are decent against the run but have holes in their secondary, so I'd expect the team will place an additional focus on the passing game as they strive for an upset.

RUNNING BACK

I would typically give a green light to Bijan Robinson, but I expect him to be incredibly popular, and he'll face a Red Raider defense that currently ranks 31st in the country against opposing running backs. While no defense is a match for Robinson's skill set, I'll seek out other opportunities in an attempt to be unique. The sharps have finally caught up to college football DFS, and you now need a contrarian method in most cash contests instead of restricting that strategy to GPP contests.

Ty Chandler, North Carolina ($8,800) @ Georgia Tech

Chandler's volume last week against Virginia was an encouraging sign. His ability to rack up close to 200 yards against the Cavaliers was a vast improvement from the season's first two games. Georgia Tech currently has some success against opposing QBs, so the Heels may find that they need a good dose of Chandler to open up the passing game. The Yellow Jackets have to feel good about how they handled Clemson, but Will Shipley pretty much had his way against Tech's defensive front. The same could be true for Chandler.

Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State ($8,700) vs. Kansas State

Warren was the consummate workhorse for the Cowboys last week, turning in a whopping 218 yards on 32 carries. Although we probably won't see those numbers against a tougher Kansas State rush defense, Warren has scored a touchdown in every game so far and is about as chalk as you can get on this slate. Avoid him if you really want to get unique but be aware that you may be behind the field if you don't have him.

Will Shipley, Clemson ($7,200) @ North Carolina State

Shipley is about the only offensive piece making headway for the Tigers currently. His role will be vital if Clemson hopes to avoid an upset. The Tigers have also lost Lyn-J Dixon to the transfer portal, and Kobe Pace hasn't shown that he can handle an expanded role. This leaves Shipley, who's displayed some of the best north-south rushing in the conference. The O/U is lower than we'd like, but considering the state of Clemson's offense at the moment, Shipley is the most likely candidate to put up numbers.

Also consider: Kenneth Walker, Michigan State ($10,4000), Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech ($7,000)

WIDE RECEIVER

Josh Downs, North Carolina ($10,000) @ Georgia Tech

I'd love to give you a less obvious pick, but the reasoning for Downs on this slate is simple. There's no comparable pivot at wide receiver for the Tar Heels. Downs leads the team in targets, receptions and yards, and going for someone like Antoine Green or Emery Simmons is purely a dart throw. Georgia Tech has a decent secondary, but Sam Howell is a singular talent who should be able to get the ball to Downs early and often.

Quentin Johnston, TCU ($9,200) vs. SMU

If this game is a shootout as expected, you'd be wise to get the sophomore wideout into your lineups.  He was targeted 10 times and scored two touchdowns against Cal last week, and he's building on his excellent freshman campaign while strengthening his rapport with Max Duggan

Bo Melton, Rutgers ($6,800) @ Michigan

Rutgers should be playing from behind for most of this matchup, so they'll definitely need Noah Vedral to air it out. Melton has put together an excellent season so far, with 20 receptions against 28 targets over three games. He also has two touchdowns to his credit.

Also consider: Kayshon Boutte, LSU ($9,700), Rashee Rice, SMU ($8,300), Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech ($8,500)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for numerous sports outlets and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
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