College Football DFS Week 5 Targets Night Slate

Is the College Football DFS Week 5 early contest on DraftKings not enough for you before NFL Sunday? Outstanding! It isn’t enough for me either which is why, in addition to my targets for the early slate, I will be posting my approach for the night contest each week here starting with Week 4.

My goal every week, is to identify three to four low cost or reasonable floor targets as foundational pieces for all my lineups. This way, you start by boosting your remaining price per player in the range to roster as many high floor/high upside guys who we all anticipate substantial statistical output from. With that in mind, lets get to it.

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John Hightower | WR | Boise St. $4,500

Contrary to DK’s info in their analysis section, Hightower is a junior college transfer and not a freshman. Between how they constantly miss-price players and refer to Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Sam Rosen in Christian Kirk’s “analysis” section, I’m pretty sure I should have been offered a job by now.

Anyway, Hightower has made an immediate impact as a big play guy for the Boise State offense. He is averaging 18 yards per grab, with three scores, including a 55 yard touchdown run. He isn’t the most polished among Bronco receivers, but is clearly the top play maker. Hightower is someone coaches are making a point to get the ball to in different ways, as evidenced by his three rush attempts in their last game at Oklahoma St.

In a softer match-up with Wyoming, Hightower will have a sturdy enough floor to not go bust, with plenty of boom potential.

KaVontae Turpin | WR | TCU $5,600

Similar to Hightower, Turpin is the Horn Frogs gadget, Tarik Cohen like player that they like to get the ball to in a variety of ways as a receiver, tailback, and return man. Better than Hightower, he is a more entrenched part of the passing attack as the second most targeted player by quarterback Shawn Robinson, making him a phenomenal floor/upside/price combination.

After two straight losses, TCU will look to get back on track as substantial favorites at home against Iowa St. I like Turpin to help them do just that in a big way. Also, fellow wideout Jalen Reagor is arguably the best value on the board Saturday night as the sixth most targeted player in the nation according to NCAAsavant.com.

Kaden Smith | TE | Stanford $4,700

While teammate J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is grabbing all the touchdowns for Stanford this season, junior tight end Kaden Smith has emerged as quarterback K.J. Costello’s go-to guy in the passing game, leading the team in receptions and targets through four games this season.

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After scoring five touchdowns last season, the NFL caliber talent has yet to find the end zone in 2018. That is bound to change sooner rather than later. If it does Saturday night in South Bend along with his regular statistical output, Smith will return great value at his price.

Austin Conway | WR | Wyoming $4,400

The same sentiment goes for this guy who is due to find pay dirt after a breakout season last year, as Josh Allen’s clear top option in the passing game. It seems Allen’s successor, Tyler Vander Waal, is also beginning to enjoy the services of Wyoming’s best offensive player and return man. They connected 11 times for 89 yards in their win over Wofford.

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As heavy underdogs at home Saturday night, expect the Cowboys to throw the kitchen sink at the Broncos. They will look to get the ball in their best play maker’s hands in any way possible. Even if Boise builds a big lead, throwing against soft coverage based on game script, should ensure a great floor from Conway.

Good luck for the night slate! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock questions, compliments and insults are always appreciated!

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