Thursday CFF DFS

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Games

• Elon vs Wake Forest
• Kent State vs UCF
• Rhode Island vs Georgia State
• St. Francis (PA) vs WMU
• NC State vs UConn
• Florida vs Utah
• South Dakota vs Missouri
• Nebraska vs Minnesota 
• UAPB vs Tulsa
• NC A&T vs UAB
• Southern vs Arizona State

QBs

Top Plays

John Rhys Plumlee $10,600
Jaden Rashada $9,800
Braylon Braxton $9,500

• These are the three alpha dogs at QB this week and you have to pay up to roster them. Plumlee goes up against Kent State who’s basically rebuilding after losing their HC and tons of players to the Portal. Rashada was a 4 star in the 2023 class and the True Freshman plays in his first ever game Thursday. Rashada is priced very high and he’s a True Freshman so he could be an excellent contrarian play, he also has a matchup vs a FCS team and I expect him to have 25+ fantasy points. Braylon Braxton the Tulsa QB gets a matchup vs UAPB and I expect him to deliver with a 30+ point performance.

Best Value Plays

Brennan Armstrong $8,900
Mitch Griffis $8,300
Hayden Wolff $8,200
Darren Grainger $7,400

• Brennan Armstrong reunites with his former OC and I believe at 8.9K you’re getting good value on Armstrong who goes up against UConn. My only concern with this play is how much does MJ Morris play. Griffis replaces Sam Hartman as the Demon Deacons QB and they have an elite matchup vs ELON. Hayden Wolff transfers to WMU from ODU and at $8,200 I believe he will be a low owned contrarian play who could score 25+ points. 

Longshots

Jacob Zeno $6,100
Kasim Hill $5,400

• Zeno is an outstanding play for $6,100 and has a matchup vs FCS NC A&T. I could see Zeno accumulating 25+ points. Kasim Hill is a former 4 star who was at Maryland and Tennessee. He was great last season for URI and could be a low owned steal this week.

RBs

Top Plays

Keshawn King $7,500
Cody Schrader $7,000

• King Transfers in from Virginia Tech and I expect him to make a big impact in the MAC. He has a favorable matchup vs FCS St. Francis (PA). Schrader has a matchup vs FCS South Dakota and I expect him to get 100 yards and a score or two in this one.

Best Value Plays

Jermaine Brown Jr $6,200
Cameron Skattebo $5,900
Justice Ellison $5,700
R.J. Harvey $5,200

• Brown Jr is an absolute steal at $6,200. You get an established player who has the capabilities to be one of the top G5 players in CFB this season for the average per player salary. Skattebo is a Transfer from Sacramento State who I expect big things from at Arizona State. He has an outstanding matchup and extra motivation as ASU will have a “Bowl Ban” this season. Ellison is RB1 for Wake Forest and I’m expecting a breakout season, the matchup vs Elon is favorable and he should be in line for 20+ Fantasy Points.

Longshots

Marcus Carroll $4,500
Jalen Hampton $3,700

• Carroll is an absolute steal who also has a great matchup. Hampton plays for ELON, he’s a former Virginia Tech Transfer and a perfect Goal Line RB. 

WRs/TEs

Top Plays

Javon Baker $8,000
Luther Burden III $6,800

• Baker is in an offense that should score 49 points or more this week, I have to imagine he gets in on the action. Missouri is going to try and feed Burden III the ball all season and they’ll especially try to get him going in game 1, for 6.8K he’s an absolute steal.

Best Value Plays

Jahmal Banks $6,500
Jehlani Galloway $6,000

• Banks is set to be WR1 for the Demon Deacons and he’s a player who could be the next AT Perry type. Galloway is a WR for WMU and a contrarian play this week in my opinion.

Longshots

Jalin Conyers $4,100
Jy’Cyais Credle $3,800
Brant Kuithe $3,700
Trent Pennix $3,700
Thomas Yassmin $3,400
Kevin Concepcion $3,000

• The Thursday DFS slate is loaded with longshot plays. All of these plays are exceptional options for the price tag. If Brant Kuithe plays vs Florida he’s the best play on the slate for the price tag. 

Mock Lineup

QB: Jaden Rashada $9,800
RB: Jermaine Brown Jr $6,200
RB: Justice Ellison $5,700
WR: Jalin Conyers $4,100
WR: Jy’Cyais Credle $3,800
WR: Thomas Yassmin $3,400
FLEX: Keshawn King $7,500
SuperFlex: Braylon Braxton $9,500