Week 8 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 $15 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 at Baylor
  • Syracuse at Clemson
  • Iowa at Ohio State
  • Cincinnati at SMU
  • UNLV at Notre Dame
  • West Virginia at Texas Tech
  • Ole Miss at LSU
  • UCLA at Oregon
  • Texas at Oklahoma State
  • Boston College at Wake Forest
  • Purdue at Wisconsin
  • Memphis at Tulane
  • Arizona State at Stanford


Top Plays

  • Bo Nix (Oregon) $9,300
  • CJ Stroud (Ohio St) $9,200
  • Sam Hartman (Wake Forest) $8,900

Nix is averaging 33 PPG this season and the match-up vs UCLA could be a high scoring game. Stroud has a tough match-up vs the Hawkeyes, but the Buckeyes offense is talented enough to score on anyone. Sam Hartman is my favorite play of the three. He has a good match-up vs Boston College and he’s cheaper than Nix and Stroud.

Best Value Plays

  • Dorian ThompsonRobinson (UCLA) $7,900
  • Spencer Sanders (Oklahoma St) $7,800
  • Jayden Daniels (LSU) $7,700
  • Ben Bryant (Cincinnati) $7,500
  • DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson) $7,400
  • Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss) $6,700
  • Quinn Ewers (Texas) $6,400

I’m convinced DraftKings doesn’t watch Texas Longhorns football games. Once again Quinn Ewers is way underpriced and at $6,400 he’s an outstanding value play with high upside. Bryant is injured. I’m not sure if he plays. But if he does, he’s an excellent contrarian play that will be low owned.

Longshot Plays

  • Aidan O’Connell (Purdue) $6,000
  • Phil Jurkovec (Boston College) $5,600
  • Tanner McKee (Stanford) $5,400
  • Drew Pyne (Notre Dame) $5,000

I live in the Longshot QB range. There’s some excellent value here this week. Aidan O’Connell at 6K is always a value. Jurkovec is a player who BC needs a big game from, and he could be in a shootout with Sam Hartman. I absolutely love Drew Pyne here at 5K. He has an outstanding match-up, and the Irish need to find rhythm with the offense.

Running Backs

Top Plays

  • Bijan Robinson (Texas) $9,400

Bijan is an excellent play every week. He’s averaging 28.3 PPG this season, but I’m going to look elsewhere at RB this week. Robinson’s price and match-up will keep me away, more so the price.

Best Value Plays

  • Will Shipley (Clemson) $6,800
  • Quinshon Judkins (Ole Miss) $6,700
  • Zach Charbonnet (UCLA) $6,700
  • Xazavian Valladay (Arizona St) $6,600
  • Charles McClelland (Cincinnati) $6,100
  • Casey Filkins (Stanford) $5,800

Shipley is an elite RB so for $6,800. I’ll take that deal everytime. Judkins is a player I mentioned a few weeks ago. He’s averaging 22.8 PPG and has emerged as a top RB in CFB. I absolutely love Zach Charbonnet at $6,700. His match-up isn’t the best but he will have plenty of volume. A contrarian pivot off of Charbonnet is Xazavian Valladay at $6,600. The Sun Devils RB won’t be highly owned and the upside is there, as he is averaging 23.5 PPG.

Longshot Plays

  • Tyjae Spears (Tulane) $5,700
  • Tony Mathis Jr (West Virginia) $5,700
  • Audric Estime (Notre Dame) $5,400
  • Logan Diggs (Notre Dame) $4,000

Spears is an outstanding value at $5,700. I love the match-up, and he will get plenty of touches. Mathis Jr is a good play, but only if CJ Donaldson is out. I believe Notre Dame gets a big lead vs UNLV and Estime/Diggs will get plenty of touches.


Top Plays

  • Rashee Rice (SMU) $7,900
  • Charlie Jones (Purdue) $7,800
  • Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio St) $7,600
  • AT Perry (Wake Forest) $7,400

Harrison Jr and Perry are my favorite plays of these four. Rice has a tougher match-up vs Cincinnati and Jones is dinged up. I believe AT Perry will be lower owned this week, as most people will pay $200 more for Harrison Jr.

Best Value Plays

  • Tyler Scott $7,300
  • Jaxon Smith Njigba (Ohio St) $7,000
  • Emeka Egbuka (Ohio St) $6,900
  • Jake Bobo (UCLA) $6,800
  • Jonathan Mingo (Ole Miss) $6,700
  • Xavier Worthy (Texas) $6,100
  • Chimere Dike (Wisconsin) $6,000
  • Zay Flowers (Boston College) $5,900
  • Kaden Prather (West Virginia) $5,800

Worthy and Flowers are my favorite plays of this group. Both are underpriced but have a super high ceiling. Dike is going to be extremely low owned, maybe less than 1% which makes him an excellent contrarian play. Prather is starting to look like a big time player for WVU and a big red zone threat.

Longshot Plays

  • Antonio Williams (Clemson) $5,300
  • Michael Mayer (Notre Dame) $5,000
  • Lorenzo Styles (Notre Dame) $4,300

Williams is a True Freshman who’s emerged as a big time player for Clemson. Mayer is one of the best Tight Ends in CFB and has an outstanding match-up.

Mock Lineup 1

QB: Phil Jurkovec $5,600
RB: Will Shipley $6,800
RB: Tyjae Spears $5,700
WR: Zay Flowers $5,900
WR: Chimere Dike $6,000
WR: Marvin Harrison Jr $7,600
Flex: AT Perry $7,400
SuperFlex: Drew Pyne $5,000

Mock Lineup 2

QB: Quinn Ewers $6,400
RB: Casey Filkins $5,800
RB: Xazavian Valladay $6,600
WR: Zay Flowers $5,900
WR: Xavier Worthy $6,100
WR: Rashee Rice $7,900
Flex: Tyjae Spears $5,700
SuperFlex: Phil Jurkovec $5,600

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