Week 12 DFS Cheatsheet – DraftKings $200k Contest

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 $200K Saturday 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).


  • TCU vs Baylor
  • Indiana vs Michigan State
  • Illinois vs Michigan
  • Wisconsin vs Nebraska
  • WSU vs Arizona
  • Kansas State vs West Virginia
  • Houston vs ECU
  • Boston College vs Notre Dame
  • Georgia vs Kentucky
  • Texas vs Kansas
  • Miami vs Clemson
  • NC State vs Louisville
  • Ohio State vs Maryland
  • Penn State vs Rutgers


Top Plays

  • CJ Stroud (Ohio St) $9,600
  • Stetson Bennett (Georgia) $8,800

Stroud is my favorite play of the week, and he’s also extremely expensive. The good thing is you can afford him because I’ve found some excellent longshots at RB.

Best Value Plays

  • Clayton Tune (Houston) $8,100
  • Max Duggan (TCU) $8,000
  • Jayden de Laura (Arizona) $7,900
  • Quinn Ewers (Texas) $6,900
  • Cameron Ward (Washington St) $6,800

Tune has a match-up I love, and he’s averaging over 30 PPG. I love de Laura and Ward this week, and they actually play against each other this week. Quinn Ewers was awful last week, but has a favorable match-up this week and a cheap price tag.

Longshot Plays

  • Holton Ahlers (ECU) $6,200
  • MJ Morris (NC State) $5,700

Ahlers is an outstanding value and a player with a high ceiling. If you need an extremely cheap play this week, then go with Morris.

Running Backs

Top Plays

  • Bijan Robinson (Texas) $9,100
  • Blake Corum (Michigan) $8,500

I expect Robinson to bounce back this week vs Kansas. His price tag will keep a lot of players away, so you could get some good contrarian value if he’s low owned.

Best Value Plays

  • Deuce Vaughn (Kansas St) $7,400
  • Keaton Mitchell (ECU) $7,100
  • Braelon Allen (Wisconsin) $7,000
  • Kendre Miller (TCU) $6,800
  • Will Shipley (Clemson) $6,500
  • Michael Wiley (Arizona) $6,200
  • Nicholas Singleton (Penn St) $5,800

Mitchell is a play I love this week. He’s averaging 23.8 PPG and is extremely underrated. Allen, Miller, and Shipley are all good plays, and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Michael Wiley is one of my favorite plays of the week. The Arizona RB will be low owned because the casuals don’t even know who he is.

Longshot Plays

  • Nakia Watson (Washington St) $3,800
  • Dallan Hayden (Ohio St) $3,700

When I say I found a diamond in the rough, I’m telling you I found a very valuable one this week. Nakia Watson should be in every one of your lineups this week. The WSU RB has been on fire the last two games, and this season he’s averaging 19.5 PPG. Dallan Hayden will be an outstanding value play “IF” Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson are out.


Top Plays

  • Nathaniel Dell (Houston) $8,200
  • Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio St) $8,100
  • Jacob Cowing (Arizona) $7,600

All three of these plays are top tier this week. Dell and Harrison Jr will be highly owned, but Cowing could actually be the best play of the three.

Best Value Plays

  • Quinton Johnston (TCU) $7,100
  • Isaiah Winstead (ECU) $7,000
  • Zay Flowers (Boston College) $6,900
  • Dorian Singer (Arizona) $6,700
  • Xavier Worthy (Texas) $6,500
  • C.J. Johnson (ECU) $6,200

Winstead and Johnson are two ECU WRs who have a lot of upside this week. Singer will be a low owned contrarian play and has a lot of upside vs WSU. Xavier Worthy is low priced once again, and I can’t help but go back to him this week vs Kansas.

Longshot Plays

  • Ja’Tavion Sanders (Texas) $4,500
  • KeSean Carter (Houston) $4,000
  • Joseph Griffin Jr (Boston College) $3,300

Sanders gets a lot of volume and is a top target for Ewers. Carter is averaging 11.8 PPG and has big games in his last two. Griffin Jr is a talented Freshman and excellent dart throw play this week, if you need to save money.

Mock Lineup 1

QB: Holton Ahlers $6,200
RB: Dallan Hayden $3,700
RB: Nakia Watson $3,800
WR: Jacob Cowing $7,600
WR: Xavier Worthy $6,500
WR: Isaiah Winstead $7,000
Flex: Nathaniel Dell $8,200
SuperFlex: Quinn Ewers $6,900

Mock Lineup 2

QB: Jayden de Laura $7,900
RB: Nakia Watson $3,800
RB: Braelon Allen $7,000
WR: C.J. Johnson $6,200
WR: KeSean Carter $4,000
WR: Marvin Harrison Jr $8,100
Flex: Dorian Singer $6,700
SuperFlex: Holton Ahlers $6,200

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