Here in week nine of the college football season, conference play is in full-swing, providing weekly matchups between bitter rivals and, often times, top-ranked opponents. This weekend's slate of games is headlined by a noon game between the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers looking to bounceback and spoil Ohio State's season after they lost to Illinois last weekend on a last-second field goal. Then, at 3:30, Auburn heads down to the Bayou to take on the LSU Tigers. Auburn's defense has been one of the most impressive units in the entire country, but Joe Burrow and the LSU passing attack have shown no signs of slowing down for anyone. Then, after the DraftKings main slate of games wraps up, Michigan plays host to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a battle of top-25 teams whose potential dreams of making the College Football Playoff were dashed, or at least lessened, thanks to early-season losses. I sound like a broken record here, but will this finally be the week that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh finally wins a big game for his alma mater? The betting markets view it as a near-toss-up giving the edge to Notre Dame ever so slightly. In all, week nine is shaping up to be a long day of quality football from start to finish, and why not try to start it off by winning a little money on some college football DFS? This article, coupled with Devin Knotts' projections will go a long way towards helping build a strong player pool for both cash games and tournaments for DraftKings contests.
Best of luck to everyone, and as always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this article, feel free to reach out to me on twitter @ThaGreatZambino!
There is one fundamental difference between NFL DFS and College Football DFS, and that is lineup construction. A college football removes the tight end and defense positions from a lineup and replaces them one super flex position. The super flex position can be filled by a quarterback, running back, or wide receiver. On nearly every single slate throughout the year rostering a second quarterback in the super flex position will be optimal in both cash games and tournaments. Keep this in mind all year when building lineups.
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