Week 12 DFS Cheatsheet – DraftKings $150k Contest

We have done the DFS homework for you, and here are is our breakdown for Saturday’s slate of games in college football. We are using DraftKings numbers, so you have $50,000 to pick 8 players ($6,250 AVG). We are specifically targeting the CFB $150K Saturday Kickoff Main Event $50K to 1st contest ($20 entry).


  • Wake Forest at Clemson
  • Florida St at Boston College
  • Iowa st at Oklahoma
  • Texas at West Virginia
  • Purdue at Northwestern
  • Michigan St at Ohio State
  • Rutgers at Penn St
  • Illinois at Iowa
  • Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
  • Arkansas at Alabama
  • SMU at Cincinnati
  • Virginia at Pitt
  • Michigan at Maryland
  • Nebraska at Wisconsin


Top Plays

Sam Hartman (Wake Forest) $10,300 – I could never pay this much for a QB, and Hartman has a tough match-up vs Clemson. Stay away.

Brennan Armstrong (Virginia) $10,000 – Check the injury report. Nobody is sure Armstrong will be playing. Even if he plays, I’m not paying this much for a QB.

Caleb Williams (Oklahoma) $9,900 – Williams’ price tag is too much for me, and if he struggles, Spencer Rattler could replace him. I’m avoiding him this week.

Bryce Young (Alabama) $9,800 – Young is averaging 28.2 FPPG. This price is still too high for me, and I’ll look elsewhere for a QB.

C.J. Stroud (Ohio St) $9,500 – I love this match-up for Stroud. MSU is vulnerable through the air, and he could easily get you 25+ points.

Kenny Pickett (Pitt) $9,100 – Pickett has a great match-up vs a vulnerable Hoos defense. And if Brennan Armstrong plays they could get into a shootout.

Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati) $8,900 – Ridder has a good match-up vs SMU, and if Jerome Ford is out, he might have to carry the load.

Best Value Plays

  • Jordan Travis (Florida St) $7,000
  • Payton Thorne (Michigan St) $7,000
  • Brock Purdy (Iowa St) $6,900
  • Casey Thompson (Texas) $6,800
  • Jack Coan (Notre Dame) $6,400

Travis and Purdy are my favorite plays of this group.

Longshot Plays

  • Aidan O’Connell (Purdue) $6,200
  • Sean Clifford (Penn St) $6,000
  • DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson) $5,900
  • Jarret Doege (West Virginia) $5,200
  • Phil Jurkovec (Boston College) $4,500
  • Jay Woolfolk (Virginia) $4,500

Jurkovec is an absolute must play at this price. If Armstrong is out, Woolfolk could have a nice game.

Running Backs

Top Plays

Breece Hall (Iowa St) $9,400 – Hall is always an excellent play. But at this price, he needs to get you 40+ points, and that won’t happen this week.

Kenneth Walker III (Michigan St)$9,200 – Ohio State will do everything they can to slow down Walker, and at this price, I’m going to look elsewhere.

Brian Robinson Jr (Alabama) $9,000 – Robinson Jr is averaging 25.5 FPPG. This is a game he could see exceed that total. I like the match-up and game script.

Braelon Allen (Wisconsin) $8,600 – Allen has been on fire the last six weeks. Expect him to continue the great play vs Nebraska.

Treveyon Henderson (Ohio St) $8,500 – Henderson is an excellent play every week no matter the match-up and in a game that could be high scoring, expect him to do well.

Jerome Ford (Cincinnati) $8,400 – Ford missed last weeks game, so check the injury report. If he plays, I love his match-up.

Kyren Williams (Notre Dame) $8,000 – Williams is one of my favorite RB plays because of the match-up and price.

Hassan Haskins (Michigan) $7,600 – If Blake Corum is out again this week, then I’ll have Haskins in all of my lineups.

Best Value Plays

  • Kennedy Brooks (Oklahoma) $7,400
  • Jashaun Corbin (Florida St) $6,800
  • Will Shipley (Clemson) $6,700
  • Leddie Brown (West Virginia) $6,200

Longshot Plays

  • King Doerue (Purdue) $4,500
  • Roschon Johnson (Texas) $3,800

Bijan Robinson is out for the season and Johnson could fill in as RB1.


Top Plays

Jahan Dotson (Penn St) $8,400 – Dotson has been great all season and should have a good game vs Rutgers.

Jaquarii Roberson (Wake Forest) $8,300 & AT Perry (Wake Forest) $8,200 – Most weeks these two are great plays, and one of them could still put up good fantasy numbers. However, because of the match-up and price, I’m avoiding both.

Jaxon Smith Njigba (Ohio St) $7,900, Garrett Wilson (Ohio St) $6,800 & Chris Olave (Ohio St) $6,400 – All three players have a great match-up vs Michigan State. The question is which one, or possibly two, have huge games.

Jameson Williams (Alabama) $7,700 & John Metchie III (Alabama) $7,400 – I like both of these plays this week because of the upside and the price is very reasonable.

Best Value Plays

  • Alec Pierce (Cincinnati) $7,600
  • Xavier Hutchinson (Iowa St) $7,500
  • David Bell (Purdue) $7,300
  • Xavier Worthy (Texas) $7,200
  • Jordan Addison (Pitt) $7,100
  • Treylon Burks (Arkansas) $7,000
  • Jayden Reed (Michigan St) $6,500
  • Kevin Austin Jr (Notre Dame) $5,900
  • Michael Mayer (Notre Dame) $5,600
  • Marcus Washington (Texas) $4,900

Longshot Plays

  • Beaux Collins (Clemson) $4,500
  • Charlie Kolar (Iowa St) $4,500
  • Jaelen Gill (Boston College) $4,000
  • Milton Wright (Purdue) $3,900
  • Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio St) $3,700

Mock Lineup

  • QB: Phil Jurkovec $4,500
  • RB: Roschon Johnson $3,800
  • RB: Hassan Haskins $7,600
  • WR: Beaux Collins $4,500
  • WR: Jordan Addison $7,100
  • WR: David Bell $7,300
  • Flex: Brian Robinson Jr $9,000
  • SuperFlex: Aidan O’Connell $6,200