Lineup Optimizer: CFB Thursday Week 1

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

This is a lineup optimizer for DraftKings using projections by Devin Knotts. Projected points, projected value, and H-value are all displayed. Projected value is equal to projected points divided by salary (and then multiplied by 10,000). H-value is equal to projected points raised to the square root of three, divided by salary (and then multiplied by 2,000). H-value, a measure inspired by Dan Hindery, is often a better indicator of true value than points per dollar. Click on the column headings to sort by that column.

Note from Devin: We are all excited the college football is back. One thing, that I want to call out based on my history of doing this is that while week one is fun and exciting it is also the most volatile. Please be careful and do not go all in week one thinking that there is an added edge. While there was a ton of time put in to get every bit of data included in these projections, without a game or two, we are relying on coaches telling the truth in press conferences and that depth charts from beat reporters/bloggers are correct.

When you click on a player's name, the player is added to your lineup over at the right. Projected total points are displayed above your lineup. Click on a player in your lineup to remove him.

If you fill in a partial lineup with no more than six open spaces, you can have the remaining spaces filled in automatically by clicking on the green "Knotts". To exclude a player from consideration by this feature, click on the green "o" to the right of his name. (Click again to undo.)

All QB RB WR
Name PosGameSalaryPointsDDSBAvgValueDDSBAvgH-ValDDSBAvg
McKenzie Milton o 0 QB UCF@UCONN 11700 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 84.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taylor Cornelius o 0 QB MZST@OKST 10800 28.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 61.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kellen Mond o 0 QB NWST@TA&M 10100 25.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 53.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyler Huntley o 0 QB WSU@UTAH 10000 28.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 64.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riley Neal o 0 QB CCT@BALL 8400 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 65.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jonathan Banks o 0 QB WAKE@TUL 8000 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 47.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clayton Thorson o 0 QB NW@PUR 7400 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zack Annexstad o 0 QB NMST@MINN 7000 20.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 54.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sam Hartman o 0 QB WAKE@TUL 6800 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 42.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Elijah Sindelar o 0 QB NW@PUR 6600 20.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 58.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
David Pindell o 0 QB UCF@UCONN 6300 32.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 51.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 130.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matt Romero o 0 QB NMST@MINN 5600 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Peyton Huslig o 0 QB MZST@OKST 5100 23.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 91.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Trayveon Williams o 0 RB NWST@TA&M 9900 22.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Justice Hill o 0 RB MZST@OKST 9500 27.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zack Moss o 0 RB WSU@UTAH 8900 23.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 55.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rodney Smith o 0 RB NMST@MINN 8500 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 64.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Adrian Killins Jr. o 0 RB UCF@UCONN 8200 13.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jeremy Larkin o 0 RB NW@PUR 7600 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Matt Colburn II o 0 RB WAKE@TUL 7200 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
James Gilbert o 0 RB CCT@BALL 6600 15.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Darius Bradwell o 0 RB WAKE@TUL 6300 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jason Huntley o 0 RB NMST@MINN 6000 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Otis Anderson o 0 RB UCF@UCONN 5800 14.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jacob Kibodi o 0 RB NWST@TA&M 5700 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
J.D. King o 0 RB MZST@OKST 5500 12.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kevin Mensah o 0 RB UCF@UCONN 5400 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 40.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Markell Jones o 0 RB NW@PUR 5300 11.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Armand Shyne o 0 RB WSU@UTAH 5200 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cade Carney o 0 RB WAKE@TUL 5100 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tario Fuller o 0 RB NW@PUR 5000 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Caleb Huntley o 0 RB CCT@BALL 4900 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Corey Dauphine o 0 RB WAKE@TUL 4700 8.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zavier Scott o 0 RB UCF@UCONN 4600 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Stephon Huderson o 0 RB WAKE@TUL 4400 14.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 47.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
D.J. Knox o 0 RB NW@PUR 4400 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mohamed Ibrahim o 0 RB NMST@MINN 4300 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taj McGowan o 0 RB UCF@UCONN 4300 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Royce Caldwell o 0 RB NMST@MINN 4200 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Malik Dunner o 0 RB CCT@BALL 4100 10.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
John Moten IV o 0 RB NW@PUR 4000 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chuba Hubbard o 0 RB MZST@OKST 3100 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dredrick Snelson o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 9600 17.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dillon Stoner o 0 WR MZST@OKST 9100 14.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Justin Hall o 0 WR CCT@BALL 8800 19.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyler Johnson o 0 WR NMST@MINN 8300 18.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jhamon Ausbon o 0 WR NWST@TA&M 8100 14.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Greg Dortch o 0 WR WAKE@TUL 7700 19.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jalen McCleskey o 0 WR MZST@OKST 7100 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyron Johnson o 0 WR MZST@OKST 6900 13.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Britain Covey o 0 WR WSU@UTAH 6700 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gabriel Davis o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 6500 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Marlon Williams o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 6400 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bennett Skowronek o 0 WR NW@PUR 6200 9.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Camron Buckley o 0 WR NWST@TA&M 6100 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hergy Mayala o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 6000 16.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jackson Anthrop o 0 WR NW@PUR 5900 13.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Terren Encalade o 0 WR WAKE@TUL 5700 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Demari Simpkins o 0 WR WSU@UTAH 5400 11.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isaac Zico o 0 WR NW@PUR 5300 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthony Muse o 0 WR NMST@MINN 5200 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Izaiah Lottie o 0 WR NMST@MINN 5100 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flynn Nagel o 0 WR NW@PUR 5100 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Darnell Mooney o 0 WR WAKE@TUL 5000 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jared Sparks o 0 WR NW@PUR 5000 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Samson Nacua o 0 WR WSU@UTAH 4900 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Scotty Washington o 0 WR WAKE@TUL 4900 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Phillip Howard o 0 WR NMST@MINN 4800 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Corey Lacanaria o 0 WR CCT@BALL 4700 13.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
OJ Clark o 0 WR NMST@MINN 4600 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riley Miller o 0 WR CCT@BALL 4500 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Siaosi Mariner o 0 WR WSU@UTAH 4400 12.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riley Lees o 0 WR NW@PUR 4400 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jace Sternberger o 0 WR NWST@TA&M 4300 10.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rondale Moore o 0 WR NW@PUR 4200 8.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kendrick Rogers o 0 WR NWST@TA&M 4100 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Keyion Dixon o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 4000 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alex Bachman o 0 WR WAKE@TUL 3900 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Johnathan Boone o 0 WR NMST@MINN 3700 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Aaron McLean o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 3700 14.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 56.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bryan Thompson o 0 WR WSU@UTAH 3400 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyraiq Beals o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 3400 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tylan Wallace o 0 WR MZST@OKST 3300 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Aaron Denson o 0 WR MZST@OKST 3300 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 61.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chris Autman-Bell o 0 WR NMST@MINN 3300 10.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Michael Colubiale o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 3300 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kyle Buss o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 3000 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tre Nixon o 0 WR UCF@UCONN 3000 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
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