Conference Championship DFS Cheatsheet – DraftKings $150k Contest

Sep 3, 2022; Boone, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) dives into the end zone for the two point conversion attempt pursued by Appalachian State Mountaineers linebacker Nick Hampton (9) during the second half at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

We have done the DFS homework for you, and here are is our breakdown for Saturday’s slate of games in college football. This is our preview for the DraftKings $150K Championship Week Kickoff contest. A $20 entry gets you in the contest which pays out $50,000 to 1st place. We are using DraftKings numbers, so you have $50,000 to pick 8 players ($6,250 AVG).


  • Kansas State vs TCU
  • Toledo vs Ohio
  • Coastal Carolina vs Troy
  • LSU vs Georgia
  • Fresno State vs Boise State
  • UCF vs Tulane
  • Clemson vs UNC
  • Purdue vs Michigan


Top Plays

  • Drake Maye (UNC) $8,500
  • Max Duggan (TCU) $8,100

Maye has potential for massive games, and with his price tag this week he should be lower owned. Duggan has potential for a big game and the match-up vs KSU could be high scoring.

Best Value Plays

  • Grayson McCall (Coastal Carolina) $7,400
  • Jake Haener (Fresno State) $7,200

If McCall plays, he could be a sneaky good play vs Troy. He’s missed a few games with injury and his status is TBD. Haener is an outstanding play each week, and he has big boom potential.

Longshot Plays

  • Taylen Green (Boise St) $6,600
  • Will Howard (Kansas St) $6,300
  • JJ McCarthy (Michigan) $6,300
  • CJ Harris (Ohio) $5,500

There’s a lot of excellent longshot plays here at QB this week. Taylen Green had a big game last week for Boise and has a lot of potential. Will Howard is the best value at QB on the slate. At 6.3K, he has potential for 30+ points. CJ Harris is the QB for Ohio after Nathan Rourke went down with injury. He’s a dual threat with potential, and he should be low owned.

Running Backs

Top Plays

  • George Holani (Boise St) $7,600
  • Deuce Vaughn (Kansas St) $7,200
  • Sieh Bangura (Ohio) $7,100

I love my G5 plays. Holani is a workhorse, but Sieh Bangura could be the best RB play on the slate. He’s averaging 21.3 PPG. Deuce Vaughn is averaging 23.7 PPG and could always get you 30+ points.

Best Value Plays

  • Jordan Mims (Fresno St) $6,900
  • Will Shipley (Clemson) $6,800
  • Tyjae Spears (Tulane) $6,700
  • Kendre Miller (TCU) $6,600
  • Donovan Edwards (Michigan) $6,400

G5 players always go under the radar, and Jordan Mims is a TD machine for Fresno State, Tyjae Spears is also a phenomenal play. Donovan Edwards should get a lot of volume this week especially if Corum is out and I also expect Will Shipley to have a big game vs UNC.

Longshot Plays

  • Kimani Vidal (Troy) $5,700
  • Peny Boone (Toledo) $3,800

Vidal is one of the best plays of the week. He has a favorable match-up and excellent price tag. If you want a SUPER CHEAP option ,then Boone at 3.8K could get you 10 points.


Top Plays

  • Josh Downs (UNC) $7,600
  • Charlie Jones (Purdue) $7,400
  • Jalen Moreno-Cropper (Fresno St) $7,000

Charlie Jones should get plenty of volume this week because Purdue won’t be able to run on the Wolverines and will be trailing.  Cropper is my favorite play because he’s the #1 WR on a team with an outstanding QB.

Best Value Plays

  • Sam Wiglusz (Ohio) $6,800
  • Nikko Remigio (Fresno St) $6,700
  • Quinton Johnston (TCU) $6,500
  • Ryan O’Keefe (UCF) $6,400
  • Jared Brown (Coastal Carolina) $6,100
  • Ronnie Bell (Michigan) $5,700
  • Jacoby Jones (Ohio) $5,500
  • Malik Knowles (Kansas St) $5,400
  • Miles Cross (Ohio) $5,400
  • Devin Maddox (Toledo) $5,400

There is a lot of value at receiver this week and a lot of good G5 options. If Grayson McCall plays, then Jared Brown becomes a top option. Wiglusz, Jones, and Cross are excellent options for Ohio.

Longshot Plays

  • Jerjuan Newton (Toledo) $5,000
  • Jamal Turner (Toledo) $4,200
  • Jordan Hudson (TCU) $3,700

Newton and Turner are excellent options from Toledo, and Hudson is an outstanding cheap value for the Horned Frogs.

Longshot Plays

QB: Will Howard $6,300
RB: George Holani $7,600
RB: Sieh Bangura $7,100
WR: Jalen Moreno Cropper $7,000
WR: Malik Knowles $5,400
WR: Jordan Hudson $3,700
Flex: Kimani Vidal $5,700
SuperFlex: Jake Haener $7,200

Mock Lineup 2

QB: Will Howard $6,300
RB: Kimani Vidal $5,700
RB: Donovan Edwards $6,400
WR: Jared Brown $6,100
WR: Sam Wiglusz $6,800
WR: Ryan O’Keefe $6,400
Flex: Will Shipley $6,800
SuperFlex: CJ Harris $5,500