CFB DFS Targets Week 10 Night Slate

The theme for the CFB DFS night contest on DK this week is identical to the chalkless one in the afternoon contest. Except here, there are five less games to sift through. For these reasons, I’ll be brief but the takes will remain at molten lava temperatures.

As always, I post my DraftKings targets each week here on Fake Pigskin. My goal is to identify three to four low-cost/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.

Here are the Vegas odds (favorites in bold) for the 6 games included in the Saturday night DK contest:
Game InfoLine|Total
SMU@MEM 7:30PM ET|6|71.5
ORE@USC 8:00PM ET|4|62
COL@UCLA 9:00PM ET|6.5|64.5
VAND@SCAR 7:30PM ET|15|51.5
UV@UNC 7:30PM ET|2|48
MISS@AUB 7:00PM ET|19|53.5

For example, I am not going to come at you with hot suggestions like Xavier Jones and Kenneth Gainwell. What I will do is point out that rostering the expensive duo will leave your average remaining price per player at $5,667.

This is the price range I will focus on each week. Let’s get targeting!

Tavien Feaster | RB | South Carolina $5,300

Speaking of Gainwell, would I play this selection over him, Patrick Taylor Jr., and Ke’Shawn Vaughn? Abso-fucking-lutely! This the same concept as the Haskins play from the day contest. With Rico Dowdle M.I.A. again this week for South Carolina, this Clemson transfer has the bell-cow role, in a matchup that CFB DFS dreams are made of.

But, the most significant factor is the price. With so much uncertainty in the Memphis backfield, now that Taylor Jr. appears likely to play, and a Vegas projection of roughly 15 points from Vandy, I have zero interest in paying their rates. Feaster represents a perfect pivot, and building block to boost your cap room up for the less risky/equal upside guys like UCLA’s Joshua Kelley and SMU’s Xavier Jones.

Kylen Granson | TE | SMU $4,000

Another piece I have locked into all lineups is this junior tight end. The speculation is that SMU will be a man down in their dynamic wide receiver duo. After Reggie Roberson left last week’s game injured, it was Granson that picked up the slack, with a season best 6-76-1 line.

Even with Roberson in, Granson would be one of the strongest price/floor combos on the board, as the third option for the SMU passing attack, playing in a game that projects to have tons of scoring. Without him, my loins tremble at the thought of what his upside could be in this spot.

Laviska Shenault Jr. #2 (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

By the way, if anyone understands the price on Virginia’s Joe Reed at wideout, I’ll hang up and listen. Seriously, it makes no sense. I’m sure he’s a wonderful young man and he could have a good game. But, is anyone really buying him over South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards or Colorado’s Laviska Shenault Jr.?

I’m not even sure why I care so much, but I do. Russian involvement in US elections? College tuition scandals? Nope. Don’t care. This. This is what keeps me up at night.

It might be a sign that I need to be in a serious reltionship. Or, at the very least, get a pet.

Never mind. Either would require a level of personal responsibility that I am not comfortable with and frankly find unacceptable.

Fading Quarterback Chalk

Moving on, as mentioned, it’s a small slate and I am not getting too cute at the quarterback position. Besides, without all the chalk of a normal slate, and the savings generated from the targets above, there isn’t much of a need to search for value here.

Urb (Aj Mast/Associated Press)

Future NFL top-10 pick Justin Herbert and SMU’s Shane Buechele is the direction I’m going in. The Trojan defense might be at the point of no return with injuries so I am fully expecting Oregon to have it any way that they want it, in Los Angeles. I am also expecting Urban Meyer to ride in on his stallion wearing full Trojan soldier apparel and impale Clay Helton for all in the Coliseum to rejoice.

Chalk I Can’t Live Without

I’ve already hinted to it a little with my dislike of the Memphis running back situation. That means, having the other key offensive players in that matchup is my preference. SMU’s James Proche would be setup for a monster game without Roberson, and Jones at running back already has the role/game script combo that I will gladly pay the price for, in this neighborhood.

Good luck for the CFB DFS Week 10 night slate! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock compliments and insults are always welcomed. Also, check my podcast now starting with weekly CFB DFS recaps!

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