We have an exciting slew of games on the lineup for Week 10, and Daily Joust has a ton of fantasy football contests to help you earn extra cash for the holidays.
There are a few big conference games this weekend, but none as important as when Oregon heads to the Coliseum to face USC.
Both teams are likely to put up a lot of points, however, Oregon gets the clear edge. Here are some value plays for Week 10 in college fantasy football.
Rakeem Cato, Marshall (223k)
Cato is a very solid fantasy quarterback because he can make plays with his feet, while also being able to throw the ball efficiently.
This week, he gets a very poor defense in Memphis, although a Conference USA game will likely have these teams be closer in score than they should be, mostly because both defenses are terrible.
Grab Cato and hope for a shootout this week.
Denard Robinson, Michigan (220k)
The Wolverines are still in the chase for the Big Ten Legends title, and they have a very important game against Minnesota here.
Minnesota is 5-3, but just 1-3 in Big Ten play, and are not that great against rushers, especially rushing quarterbacks.
Look for Robinson to have a big game here as we wind down the season and Michigan fans look forward to having next year without his turnovers.
Josh Nunes, Stanford (144k)
We’re still not sure how Colorado beat Washington State earlier in the season, but we do know that they are absolutely terrible.
The fear here is that Stanford will rush, rush, rush, leaving Nunes with a mediocre game. But the Buffaloes are giving up 46 points a game, so that has to help Nunes’ chances, right?
Stepfan Taylor, Stanford (166k)
If you’re not sold on Josh Nunes to have a big game, then you have to hope that Taylor will facing one of the worst defenses in the entire NCAA.
Stanford may just run the ball all day long, not necessarily only with Taylor, but he should get the bulk of the carries in the first half and could come away with a couple touchdowns.
For 166k, he’s a steal against Colorado.
Andre Ellington, Clemson (144k)
Duke has finally made a small name for themselves in the football world, but they still aren’t that good. They tend to get into shootouts, somewhat like their opposition this week.
Ellington hasn’t been amazing recently, but he’s still too good of a play maker to not risk starting this week, especially for just 144k.
Duke’s rush defense could be much better, and if the Tigers get up a decent amount, they could turn to the run game to keep the clock moving.
Mike Gillislee, Florida (137k)
Like Ellington, Gillislee hasn’t been amazing in his last few games, going up against some tougher rush defenses and not getting into the end zone.
Missouri’s rush defense really isn’t bad overall, but you have to like Gillislee’s chances this week regardless, considering the Tiger defense is still far from being good.
His ability to also catch out of the back field makes him an attractive option for 137k here.
Marquess Wilson, Washington State (118k)
Wilson isn’t putting up the gaudy numbers that he was a season ago, but the guy can still play football.
Utah’s defense is not even remotely close to the one that beat Alabama a few years ago, and the secondary has taken a big step back.
Washington State does nothing but throw the ball, making Wilson’s chances of making plays very solid.
Dan Buckner, Arizona (104k)
Another Pac-12 match-up that could be high scoring will be when Arizona heads into UCLA.
Matt Scott has been on fire, and he’s making a lot of nice plays to both Austin Hill and Dan Buckner.
Buckner’s size at 6’4 215 makes him an exceptional red zone target if he can only get the looks from Scott. I like his chances this week against a mediocre pass defense in Los Angeles.
Jamison Crowder, Duke (103k)
It’s quite possible that Duke and Clemson are going to get into a shootout, although I expect Clemson to come out on top by double digit points.
Still, Crowder has five touchdowns on the season, four of which are at home. Duke hosts Clemson this week and generally scores more points in Wallace Wade Stadium.
103k is nothing to take this gamble as Crowder and Conner Vernon are both fantastic receivers that can make big plays.
Justin Hunter, Tennessee (101k)
The Volunteers just can’t seem to get a break with all of the tough games they are playing. After crushing Akron, they went on to go on the road against Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina and had Alabama at home.
That’s not a good time for Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter or Cordarrelle Patterson.
Regardless, they get to face Troy, who is not a terrible team, but still not on the level of an SEC opponent. Troy’s secondary is what keeps them out of games, and Justin Hunter could be the benefactor of a nice day from Tyler Bray.
Jordan Reed, Florida (73k)
We’ve already established that Missouri’s defense is nothing special, but they still can generate some pass rush.
That pass rush could force Jeff Driskel to check down to running backs and tight ends, making Reed a potential beneficiary for a reasonable day.
Joseph Fauria, UCLA (73k)
I expect this game to be a shootout this week, although Arizona should come out on top.
Still, the Arizona linebackers don’t have much size, leaving Fauria with a huge mismatch over the middle of the field and in red zone situations.
I like Fauria to score two touchdowns this week.
Michael Williams, Alabama (56k)
With the pass rush of LSU, A.J. McCarron could be forced to check down quite a bit to Michael Williams and his tight ends.
I think we all know that the Alabama offensive line is good enough to keep LSU’s extremely talented defensive line in check, but LSU could still manage to get some pressure.
Williams is a complete wildcard at this point, but given the fact that this game will be more short yardage based, I like Williams to catch a few passes.
Ohio State Buckeyes (87k)
Ok. Here me out. The Buckeyes defense is quite awful. But the Illini offense is averaging 18 points per game, and struggled to put up 17 against Indiana, while also getting shut out against Michigan.
Don’t forget that Illinois also barely managed 24 points against Louisiana Tech’s defense that averages 35 points to opposing offenses.
Even if they give up a few points, the Buckeyes are talented enough to force a few turnovers, and 87k is not a bad price.
Louisville Cardinals (57k)
Louisville’s defense isn’t anything spectacular, hence their 57k price tag.
But Temple’s offense has been worse on the road averaging almost 16 points per game in three away games.
This is a big game for Louisville who needs to climb the rankings in order to try and find that BCS bowl, so you can bet that they will be stepping up this week.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (55k)
Georgia Tech’s defense is a joke. But the bigger joke is Maryland’s offense, especially now that they have a former scout team linebacker (and high school quarterback) running the pro-style offense.
Sure the Terps are home, but a quarterback simply cannot pick up an offense in just two weeks, no matter how simplified it is, especially if that quarterback plays for Maryland.
It’s surely a risky play, but I like to think that Georgia Tech may actually be able to stop a fourth string quarterback and former linebacker from putting up a ton of points.