Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


DraftKings, FanDuel CFB Early DFS Picks: Daily Fantasy College Football Advice for 9/7/19

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy college football lineup picks for FanDuel and DraftKings on 9/6/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.


You can follow me on Twitter @VarneyDFS. I Will be around all Saturday to answer questions.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive In-Season Lineup Tools, Lineup Optimizer and over 150 days of Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!

FanDuel, DraftKings DFS Quarterbacks

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson (FD $9,300 - DK $8,700)

If you want to pay up for an elite quarterback on this early slate, there are certainly a few viable options. We’ll mostly go by DraftKings scoring as explained above, so lets start there. Justin Fields looked amazing last week and while the Bearcats are a good defense, Ohio State shouldn’t struggle to put up 40. With that being said, Trevor Lawrence and Kellen Mond face off in the highest expected total on the slate. The Clemson Tigers are favored by 17 and it puts me on Trevor Lawrence pretty heavily. Especially where he’s under priced on FanDuel. This Texas A&M defense ranked second in all of the FBS last season, so I expect Clemson to have to throw for most of their points. Etienne will surely do his damage, but I don’t see Clemson putting up well into the 40’s unless Trevor Lawrence bounces back and has a huge game. He’s my favorite quarterback on the slate if salary wasn’t a factor.

Kelly Bryant, Missouri (FD $9,900 - DK $7,700)

On FanDuel, Bryant is more expensive than even Trevor Lawrence, so this will be a DraftKings special. Kelly Bryant looked great in his first game as a Missouri Tiger, throwing for 400+ yards and two scores. He could easily have an even better game if he can find the end zone and extra time or even run one in. This West Virginia defense was bad against the pass in 2018 (96th) and allowed nearly 260 yards per game. Kelly Bryant and Missouri are 14 points underdogs in a game with a 60+ total. You can’t go wrong with him in any format.

Elijah Sindelar, Purdue (FD $9,500 - DK $7,500)

Elijah Sindelar is a guy I think gets overlooked here and I have him eclipsing 300 yards through the air with relative ease. Purdue held the 117th ranked pass defense in 2018 and nothing has changed. Sindelar threw for an easy 423 yards against Nevada and finished with four touchdowns. The Purdue’s defense is just as porous and they should be forced to score with back and forth action. If you’re picking between Sindelar and Kelly Bryant, I think Sindelar is safer to throw for 300+ yards, but Bryant has a bit more upside and is cheaper in some spots. If you’re looking to pay down, Brandon Peters is my favorite play against a weak UConn defense.

Also Consider: Adrian Martinez (Nebraska), Brandon Peters (Illinois)


FanDuel, DraftKings DFS Running Backs

Mekhi Sargent, Rutgers (FD $9,900 - DK $6,200)

This is the biggest pricing error by DraftKings on the slate. As you can see on FanDuel, Mekhi Sargent is one of the safest plays on the entire slate. Iowa and Rutgers May not have the highest team total, but Iowa is a comfortable favorite and it’s fair to expect 40+ running plays out of their backfield. Sargent May give up a few of those, but 25 touches doesn’t seem bullish for the day. The Rutgers rush defense is as weak as it gets and it seems like a touchdown is all but a guarantee. On DraftKings, there’s no debate in cash games. On FanDuel, we’ll look elsewhere.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (FD $8,700 - DK $6,100)

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, talent-wise, is one of the best running backs in the nation. He certainly isn’t priced like it and I think that has everything to do with a match-up against Georgia. They’re one of the five best defenses in the nation and I won’t judge any offense for that box score. Purdue is one of the weaker defenses in the entire nation and this game will be competitive throughout. His price is far too low and Vaughn should be upwards of 30% owned.

Moe Neal, Syracuse (FD $8,700 - DK $5,000)

If Vegas is correct, Syracuse will slightly lead this game and Moe Neal will be fed early and often. He had a great game in week one, finishing with 143 yards on 14 carries and three catches. This Maryland offense may have put up 77 points in week one, but that speaks more to their level of competition. The Terrapin defense is nothing to write home about (104th in ‘18) and Syracuse should have no issue running for a collective 150+ yards. Moe Neal is affordable on both sites and makes sense in cash games and formats.

Also Consider: Travis Etienne (Clemson), Joshua Kelly (UCLA), Alex Fontenot (COL), Dedrick Mills (NEB)


DraftKings DFS Wide Receivers

Justyn Ross, Clemson (FD $8,600 - DK $7,400)

I expect the majority to be on Tee Higgins here after he was the favorite of Trevor Lawrence in week 1. I try not to put much credence in just one week of football, and we know Justyn Ross is eventually going to take over. He’s the bigger pro prospect and I suspect he has a better overall season than Higgins. Ross is priced well below Higgins on FanDuel and it makes the decision of who to pair with Lawrence easy over there. This game holds the highest total on the slate and Clemson is expected to get into the 40s. It’s tough to fit both of these receivers and they don’t correlate obviously, but both are in play in all formats. I lean Ross.

J.D. Spielman, Nebraksa (FD $8,500 - DK $4,700)

Here we have another clear pricing error by DraftKings. Adrian Martinez is one of the more productive quarterbacks in college football and Spielman is his clear number one option. This Colorado State defense gave up 30+ points to a much worse defense last week and Nebraska should be able to get back on track before they get into the tough part of their schedule. Spielman is a huge part of this offense and getting him involved is a big part of getting back on track.

Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt (FD $7,800 - DK $5,800)

I know it seems like I’m beating a dead horse, but another slight pricing error by DraftKings here. We know this game has the second highest total on the board and it’s going to be competitive down to the wire. Kalija Lipscomb is another clear number one option that is going to see 10+ targets and this Purdue defense is extremely weak. Last season, they allowed 256 yards per game through the air. Not so great. These three guys are my favorites and it’s really not close on DraftKings. On FanDuel, they make it a bit tougher on you.

Also Consider: Rondale Moore (PUR), Leviska Shenault (COL), K.J. Hill (OSU), Dontay Demus Jr (MD)

More DFS Analysis

More Recent Articles


Week 8 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

This was a REALLY difficult week to rank, because there are so many usable DSTs this week. There are usable options all the way down to Tier 4 this week, and you're going to have something available to you on the waiver wire in even the deepest of leagues. Below are RotoBaller's Week 8 defense... Read More

Week 7 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Even if this doesn’t turn out to be great MNF game, at least it's a divisional game with some importance. This is what Jets fans need to tell themselves heading into their second Monday Night Football game of the season. With the New England Patriots coming to town off their annual semi-bye in which they... Read More

Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

It's Chase Edmonds' world, we're just living in it. Wait, what? Hopefully you added him, as suggested in this column the past two weeks, because even if David Johnson is deemed healthy enough to actually play, it's likely Edmonds continues to see action. In QB news, by the halfway point of Thursday night, we already had... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 8

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered planning for Week 8. Some of you are ecstatic with the level of production that has been delivered by your running backs. But many of you have been contending with unwanted developments at this position including injuries, inconsistent usage, and... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 8

We're heading into Week 8 of the NFL season. By now, some of y'all are getting a good sense of where you're at fantasy-wise, if you're heading to the postseason or playing for fun or, in a dynasty league, building for the future. This look at wide receivers is for all of you. As we... Read More

Week 8 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

A two-team bye week is a lot easier for fantasy football players to navigate than a four-team bye week. Fantasy owners are going to have to live without Dallas’ Jason Witten and Baltimore’s Mark Andrews in Week 8. If you have one of the those players as your starting tight end, the problem is that... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 8

Tragedy struck a few top quarterbacks this week, as both Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan left games with injuries. We already know Mahomes will miss 3-6 weeks, while more will be revealed about Ryan's status later today. Either way, owners of these quarterbacks will need a backup plan in place, and this week the waiver... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

The better part of seven weeks is in the fantasy football books, making those early trends very real -- for better or worse. One must still consider the matchups played thus far and those to come, but usage and volume are becoming reliable. Week 8 sees the Ravens and Cowboys hit their bye week. To... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 7 Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss several weeks. Matt Ryan is out for the game with an... Read More

Week 7 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More

NFL Matchup Ratings Tool - Weekly Player Projections

  If you see the red "Upgrade" button below, then you are not a Premium subscriber, or have not yet logged in. Learn more about our NFL Matchup Ratings and projections system.   NFL Matchup Ratings - Weekly Lineup Projections FLEX RB WR TE QB DEF K ** click column headers to sort table Player... Read More

Week 7 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 7... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More

Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison are both active. Todd Gurley is officially active, Malcolm Brown is out. Christian Kirk is not expected to play this week. David... Read More

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 7

Welcome to our Week 7 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target in Week 7

In Week 6, Julio Jones didn't score, but he came through with a decent fantasy day, going over 100-yards receiving. Brandin Cooks brutal Week 6 showing was a little bit of a surprise given his 2018 track record against the 49ers, but the Rams offensive line was overwhelmed which led to a rough day for... Read More