Week 9 College Football DraftKings DFS Projections

A lineup optimizer that accounts for player salaries and uses projections to maximize expected points.

Below are our comprehensive week eight projections to help identify the top plays on DraftKings on a weekly basis. These projections will be updated throughout the week based on injury news, any key depth chart changes, or any severe weather. If there is a severe change in a player's projections we will call that out in a message up top as well as highlight the players in red if they received a significant downgrade and green if they received a significant upgrade.

The Points/Salary takes a look at which players are the top value plays of the week.

NAMESCHOOLPOSITIONSALARYPYDSPTDSlateRSH YDSRSH TDRECREC YDSREC TDPROJECTED POINTSH-VALUE
D\'Eriq King Houston QB 10200 275 3.2 1 55 0.7 0.0 0 0.0 35.00 92.6
Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB 10600 285 3.2 1 66 0.5 0.0 0 0.0 35.58 91.7
Trace McSorley Penn State QB 9400 222 1.8 1 25 0.5 0.0 0 0.0 22.49 46.7
Travis Etienne Clemson RB 8900 0 0.0 1 132 1.6 0.8 8 0.0 26.51 65.6
Marquise Brown Oklahoma WR 8600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.6 100 0.7 20.03 41.8
Benny Snell Kentucky RB 9200 0 0.0 1 152 1.7 0.9 9 0.0 29.53 76.5
Jordan Cronkrite South Florida RB 8800 0 0.0 1 135 1.0 0.8 7 0.0 23.37 53.3
Miles Sanders Penn State RB 8100 0 0.0 1 105 1.0 1.5 11 0.1 21.29 49.3
Antoine Wesley Texas Tech WR 7100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 5.8 79 0.5 17.32 39.4
Drew Lock Missouri QB 7800 255 2.4 1 5 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 21.49 52.1
Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin RB 9900 0 0.0 1 155 1.2 0.9 8 0.1 27.23 61.8
Marquez Stevenson Houston WR 7600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.3 97 0.9 19.32 44.4
Alan Bowman Texas Tech QB 9000 295 1.9 1 0 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 21.06 43.6
Blake Barnett South Florida QB 9700 221 1.7 1 44 0.3 0.0 0 0.0 22.66 45.9
CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR 7000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 5.0 84 0.8 19.40 48.6
Alex Barnes Kansas State RB 7600 0 0.0 1 100 1.0 2.3 31 0.0 22.90 59.6
Flynn Nagel Northwestern WR 6500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 8.0 91 0.4 20.70 58.5
Brock Purdy Iowa State QB 7000 309 2.3 1 0 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 23.66 68.5
Ja\'Deion High Texas Tech WR 6000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.2 58 0.5 13.35 29.7
KJ Hamler Penn State WR 5900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.5 52 0.5 12.30 26.2
David Montgomery Iowa State RB 7200 0 0.0 1 88 0.7 2.8 23 0.1 20.17 50.5
Keith Corbin Houston WR 5900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.0 62 0.3 12.60 27.3
Trey Sermon Oklahoma RB 6600 0 0.0 1 88 0.6 1.2 11 0.1 16.52 39.0
Trevor Lawrence Clemson QB 8200 210 2.0 1 5 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 17.90 36.1
Larry Rountree III Missouri RB 6200 0 0.0 1 105 0.8 0.4 3 0.0 17.45 45.7
Feleipe Franks Florida QB 4900 210 1.4 1 12 0.2 0.0 0 0.0 17.30 56.9
Mecole Hardman Georgia WR 5000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.5 38 0.2 8.13 15.1
Darnell Salomon South Florida WR 4100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.1 45 0.4 10.26 27.5
Hakeem Butler Iowa State WR 7200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 6.0 94 0.9 22.21 59.7
D\'Andre Swift Georgia RB 5500 0 0.0 1 55 0.5 2.1 19 0.1 14.16 35.8
Nyqwan Murray Florida State WR 5800 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.5 55 0.6 13.20 30.1
Jake Fromm Georgia QB 5400 178 1.6 1 3 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 14.70 39.0
Tee Higgins Clemson WR 6100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.6 69 0.6 15.35 37.1
T.J. Vasher Texas Tech WR 5700 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.5 73 0.6 16.52 45.2
Ta\'Zhawn Henry Texas Tech RB 5700 0 0.0 1 54 0.9 2.1 14 0.1 15.67 41.2
Tyre McCants South Florida WR 6000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 48 0.4 10.50 19.6
Courtney Lark Houston WR 6800 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.2 55 0.6 13.90 28.1
Elijah Holyfield Georgia RB 5200 0 0.0 1 43 0.4 0.3 3 0.0 7.56 12.8
Nate Stanley Iowa QB 5200 222 1.9 1 -6 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 16.49 49.4
Jalen Knox Missouri WR 5600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.2 74 0.5 15.50 41.2
Lamical Perine Florida RB 4600 0 0.0 1 75 0.9 1.5 25 0.3 19.69 75.9
Ivory Kelly-Martin Iowa RB 4700 0 0.0 1 87 0.5 1.0 8 0.1 15.07 46.7
Deondre Francois Florida State QB 5700 148 1.1 1 7 0.2 0.0 0 0.0 11.95 25.8
Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri WR 6200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.5 65 0.8 16.40 41.0
Riley Ridley Georgia WR 5100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 44 0.4 10.10 21.5
A.J. Taylor Wisconsin WR 5600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 48 0.5 11.21 23.5
Kennedy Brooks Oklahoma RB 5000 0 0.0 1 105 1.0 0.0 0 0.0 18.00 59.7
Terry Wilson Kentucky QB 5900 133 0.6 1 72 0.7 0.0 0 0.0 20.02 60.9
Cameron Green Northwestern WR 3900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 44 0.4 10.10 28.2
Jordan Scarlett Florida RB 4100 0 0.0 1 59 0.6 0.7 7 0.0 11.34 32.7
Noah Fant Iowa WR 5000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.9 38 0.5 11.15 26.1
Tre King Texas Tech RB 4800 0 0.0 1 31 0.4 0.9 7 0.1 7.76 14.5
Lee Morris Oklahoma WR 4400 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 32 0.3 7.30 14.2
Cam Akers Florida State RB 5100 0 0.0 1 64 0.6 1.2 9 0.1 12.91 32.9
Tamorrion Terry Florida State WR 3900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 52 0.5 11.80 36.9
Clayton Thorson Northwestern QB 6100 255 1.5 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 17.25 45.5
Isaiah Zuber Kansas State WR 5900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.2 48 0.4 11.70 24.0
Damarea Crockett Missouri RB 4800 0 0.0 1 67 0.6 0.6 5 0.0 11.87 30.3
Justyn Ross Clemson WR 5200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.5 54 0.7 13.70 35.8
Taiwan Deal Wisconsin RB 5000 0 0.0 1 45 0.5 0.0 0 0.0 7.80 14.0
Alex Hornibrook Wisconsin QB 5000 198 1.7 1 -6 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 14.45 40.8
Freddie Swain Florida WR 3700 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 34 0.2 6.90 15.3
T.J. Hockenson Iowa WR 4100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.3 55 0.4 11.80 35.1
Juwan Johnson Penn State WR 4800 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 31 0.3 8.20 15.9
Mitchell Wilcox South Florida WR 4000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.0 52 0.3 11.60 34.9
Van Jefferson Florida WR 4100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.2 56 0.4 11.99 36.0
Patrick Carr Houston RB 4800 0 0.0 1 59 0.5 0.0 0 0.0 9.78 21.6
Lynn Bowden Kentucky WR 5300 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.3 42 0.2 8.85 16.5
Toren Young Iowa RB 3800 0 0.0 1 32 0.3 0.5 4 0.0 6.26 12.6
Jake Ferguson Wisconsin TE 4300 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 42 0.4 9.90 24.7
Dalton Schoen Kansas State WR 3600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 37 0.3 7.77 19.4
Randall St. Felix South Florida WR 5500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 42 0.3 9.30 17.3
Bennett Skowronek Northwestern WR 4500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.0 51 0.4 12.10 33.4
Da\'Leon Ward Texas Tech RB 3500 0 0.0 1 12 0.1 1.0 8 0.1 4.29 7.1
Danny Davis III Wisconsin WR 4600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.8 44 0.4 10.19 24.2
Deshaunte Jones Iowa State WR 4900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.5 45 0.3 10.10 22.4
Kendric Pryor Wisconsin WR 4200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.4 31 0.2 7.00 13.9
Johnathon Johnson Missouri WR 4900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 4.2 59 0.5 13.70 38.0
Isaiah Bowser Northwestern RB 4900 0 0.0 1 88 0.6 0.0 0 0.0 13.60 37.5
Brandon Polk Penn State WR 3300 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.1 31 0.2 6.66 16.2
Seth Collins Texas Tech WR 3800 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1.7 18 0.2 5.00 8.5
Terry Godwin Georgia WR 3500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.7 46 0.4 9.83 30.0
Ricky Slade Penn State RB 3700 0 0.0 1 24 0.2 0.6 5 0.0 4.93 8.6
Brian Herrien Georgia RB 3000 0 0.0 1 31 0.3 0.3 2 0.0 5.44 12.5
Nick Easley Iowa WR 4500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.1 35 0.3 8.53 18.2
Hunter Renfrow Clemson WR 4200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 32 0.2 7.70 16.3
Asim Rose Kentucky RB 4000 0 0.0 1 25 0.3 0.7 6 0.0 5.94 10.9
Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma WR 3400 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.5 31 0.3 7.70 20.2
Tarique Milton Iowa State WR 3600 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.5 44 0.2 9.36 26.8
Tyrie Cleveland Florida WR 3100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.3 45 0.3 8.86 28.2
D.J. Matthews Florida State WR 3800 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 26 0.2 5.79 11.0
Mulbah Car Houston RB 3600 0 0.0 1 25 0.3 1.5 13 0.0 7.69 19.0
Brandon Smith Iowa WR 3000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1.8 27 0.2 5.99 14.8
De\'Quan Bowman Texas Tech WR 3100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1.7 21 0.3 5.90 14.0
Matthew Eaton Iowa State WR 3500 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 28 0.5 8.10 21.4
Jacques Patrick Florida State RB 3400 0 0.0 1 42 0.6 0.6 5 0.0 9.23 27.6
C.J. Conrad Kentucky WR 3100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 21 0.2 5.44 12.1
DeAndre Thompkins Penn State WR 3200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.7 41 0.3 9.00 28.1
Terence Williams Houston RB 3700 0 0.0 1 21 0.3 0.5 3 0.0 4.99 8.8
Dorian Baker Kentucky WR 3400 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 23 0.2 5.80 12.4
Amari Rodgers Clemson WR 4000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.8 37 0.2 7.74 17.3
Tavien Feaster Clemson RB 3800 0 0.0 1 21 0.2 1.4 14 0.1 7.15 15.9
Raelon Singleton Houston WR 3000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.0 21 0.2 5.60 13.2
Riley Lees Northwestern WR 3000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1.8 25 0.2 5.69 13.6
N\'Keal Harry Arizona State WR 8100 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 5.0 73 0.5 16.40 31.4
Eno Benjamin Arizona State RB 6800 0 0.0 1 140 1.0 1.2 10 0.1 24.66 75.8
Manny Wilkins Arizona State QB 6700 208 2.0 1 9 0.2 0.0 0 0.0 18.90 48.5
Michael Pittman Jr. USC WR 5400 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 5.5 95 0.8 21.00 72.2
JT Daniels USC QB 5300 185 1.0 1 6 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 12.32 29.2
Amon-Ra St. Brown USC WR 5200 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.3 34 0.2 7.46 12.5
Frank Darby Arizona State WR 5000 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 54 0.4 11.40 27.1
Kyle Williams Arizona State WR 4900 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.9 49 0.4 11.43 27.7
Tyler Vaughns USC WR 4700 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 3.0 32 0.3 8.30 16.6
Vavae Malepeai USC RB 4400 0 0.0 1 55 0.5 0.4 3 0.0 9.84 23.8
Aca\'Cedric Ware USC RB 4200 0 0.0 1 13 0.2 0.8 8 0.0 4.40 6.2
Stephen Carr USC RB 3600 0 0.0 1 45 0.5 2.0 18 0.1 12.7 45.2
Velus Jones Jr. USC WR 3300 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 2.5 24 0.2 6.40 15.1