College Football (CFB) Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
DK Must-Have Pooka Williams Jr. (DK: $5,700): A solid player on a bad team can often go overlooked. That may have just happened this week as the Jayhawks’ Pooka Williams Jr. is underpriced in a prime matchup against Baylor. The Bears rank 92 out of 130 in scoring defense this season, allowing nearly 30 points a game. Baylor also ceded 225 rushing yards to Duke last weekend, making Williams’ matchup look even better this Saturday. Williams has gotten at least 15 touches in each of the games he has played this year, and is averaging nearly 150 yards and 1.5... Read More
DK Must-Have James Williams (DK: $6,300): He’s the primary ball carrier — roughly ten carries a game — plus he is second on the team in receptions with 18. In an air-raid offense, a running back with volume like this is a fantastic play, yet somehow he is priced in the 6k range on DK this Friday night. In addition to the massive volume, Williams is also the primary weapon in the red zone for Washington State. The junior running back has scored touchdowns from distances of 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, and 8 yards so far this season. Two... Read More
DraftKings Must-Have Qadree Ollison (DK: $4,700): Going into last week’s contest against Penn State, the Pittsburgh Panthers depth chart was cloudy at running back. However, after a 21 carry, 119 yard performance, Ollison has a firm grasp of the job. This is fantastic news for us, as his Panthers take on Georgia Tech this weekend. As the lead back, Ollison is expected to see roughly 15-20 touches, which should give him ample chances to find holes against a Yellow Jacket defense that allowed USF to run 44 times for 224 yards and three scores a week ago. Furthermore, this game... Read More
DK Must-Have D’andre Swift (DK: $7,600): Thanks to a blowout that allowed Georgia to spread the ball around the backfield, Swift has shed his hefty price tag, and replaced it with this valuable price of 7.6K. Swift is the No. 1 back in the Bulldogs backfield, which is a fantastic spot this weekend as they travel to Columbia to take on South Carolina. This game has an over/under of 55, and Georgia is favored by 10. This is a salivating spot to be in for Swift, as he could tote the rock to help run the clock out in the... Read More
Patrick Laird (DK $8,900; FD $10,100): Look out DFS, there is a new bell-cow in town, and his name is Patrick Laird. The dynamic California running back is an absolute workhorse. He split touches most of year for Cal in 2017, but came on at the end of year as lead back. He finished the season with four 30+ point fantasy games in his last five. Laird ran for 1,127 yards on just 191 carries, averaging 102.5 yards per game. He was also No. 3 on the team in receiving, hauling in 45 passes for 322 more yards, placing him... Read More