We’re winding down to the last couple weeks of the college fantasy football regular season.
DailyJoust will still feature many contests throughout the last weeks as well as throughout the bowl season, leaving many opportunities to win some extra holiday cash.
Let’s take a look at some of the best value plays in college fantasy football for Week 12.
David Piland, Houston (156k)
Piland can really put up big numbers in Houston’s high powered spread attack and could easily go for five plus touchdowns this week.
Marshall isn’t the strongest team in the Conference USA, especially with just how terrible their defense is.
Expect Piland to have a field day this week for a very cheap 156k.
Steele Jantz, Iowa State (132k)
Jantz seems to have pulled himself away from the Cyclones quarterback battle with his recent play.
While he has failed to put up big fantasy numbers in his last two weeks, he is coming off of a five score game against Baylor three weeks ago.
Kansas’ defense is no better than Baylor’s, and if they can score enough points to keep the game interesting, Jantz could put up big numbers.
Tyler Russell, Mississippi State (131k)
Russell is actually a very talented quarterback, but his interceptions have kept him from maxing out his fantasy potential.
Don’t forget that he has also faced three top ten ranked teams in the last three weeks, each of which have top defenses in the NCAA>
The good news this week is that Russell gets to face an Arkansas defense that is just absolutely poor and has underachieved all season long.
Zach Line, SMU (155k)
Zach Line, meet the Rice Owls defense.
This start is a no-brainer here with the Rice defense being one of the worst in overall against power rushers.
Line should be able to get two or three touchdowns and over 100 yards easy.
John Hubert, Kansas State (136k)
I fully expect this to be a high scoring game with Baylor and Kansas State both being offensive juggernauts.
The good news is that Hubert is excellent in space with his big time speed and elusiveness, which makes for an excellent match-up against a very bad defense.
Look for Collin Klein and Hubert to put up huge numbers this week.
Montel Harris, Temple (117k)
The former Boston College under achiever has had some success with Temple succeeding Bernard Pierce.
Harris has one of the best match-ups of the week here against an Army defense that gives up over two touchdowns on the ground a game, as well as 200+ yards on the ground to opposing rushers.
Be ready to get a big game from this very cheap rusher.
Michael Edwards, UTEP (127k)
Southern Miss and UTEP is a game that the average football fan really cares nothing about.
However, if you gamble with Michael Edwards, you’ll take the chance of him getting scores against one of the weakest overall defenses in the NCAA.
Edwards has shown play making ability in the past and there’s no reason for him to struggle this week in what will likely be a shootout.
Jamison Crowder, Duke (116k)
Crowder is coming off of a pretty big game against Clemson two weeks ago and took over as the leading receiver for the Blue Devils.
Duke has a pretty solid quarterback in Sean Renfree that can get the ball into the hands of his play makers.
We can expect this one to be a reasonably high scoring game as well with Georgia Tech being all offense and no defense, so get Crowder in your lineup.
Antavian Edison, Purdue (106k)
Purdue loves to throw the ball a lot, and they have many different receivers that can make plays.
Antavian Edison is a stud that has big play potential when the ball gets into his hands and faces an Illinois defense that has completely embarrassed the Big Ten.
With the way that Purdue spreads the ball offensively, this is a risky start, but there is some potential for big reward as well.
Xavier Grimble, USC (62k)
Another game that’s very likely to turn into a shootout this week comes from the battle of Los Angeles.
Grimble has made some nice plays in recent weeks, as Matt Barkley has seemed to gain trust in him.
This one is likely to go back and forth, leaving plenty of opportunity for Grimble to rack up catches.
Dan Vitale, Northwestern (49k)
Kain Colter is not 100% and even if he were, the Northwestern offensive attack is not be guaranteed to move the ball well on the ground.
Look for Trevor Siemian to get a few snaps if Northwestern struggles to move the ball as likely as they want, which could create opportunities for the tight ends and backs out of the back field as well.
Virginia Tech (67k)
Virginia Tech is one of the most frustrating teams to be a fan for on a yearly basis, this year not excluded.
Despite their struggles, it’s hardly fair to place all of the blame on them with how many high powered offenses that have seemed to emerge in the ACC.
Regardless, the Boston College Eagles are hardly one of those high powered offenses, making me believe that Virginia Tech could be in for a good game.
Iowa State (55k)
Iowa State isn’t really known for their defensive ability, but each year they seem to come up big around November and I’m curious to see if that trend doesn’t continue.
Facing Kansas this week doesn’t pose as much of a challenge, especially for a defense that creates nearly two interceptions per game, and has shown an ability to force turnovers regularly.
Mississippi State (53k)
As mentioned above, Arkansas has been an absolute joke. Perhaps I didn’t use those exact words, but it’s not an inaccurate statement.
That being said, let’s give Mississippi State a break as they are coming off of games against three tough SEC opponents all ranked in the Top 10.
Despite Tyler Wilson and Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas just has not shown any consistency to make me believe that they will be a challenge to fantasy owners starting Mississippi State.