Week 9 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).


  • Arkansas at Auburn
  • Oklahoma at Iowa State
  • TCU at West Virginia
  • Georgia Tech at Florida State
  • Notre Dame at Syracuse
  • Ohio State at Penn State
  • Rutgers at Minnesota
  • Florida vs Georgia
  • Oregon at California
  • Oklahoma State at Kansas State
  • Wake Forest at Louisville
  • Illinois at Nebraska
  • Cincinnati at UCF


Top Plays

  • Bo Nix (Oregon) $9,400
  • CJ Stroud (Ohio St) $9,200
  • Sam Hartman (Wake Forest) $8,900
  • Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma) $8,800

This is the rare week where I’m willing to pay up for QBs because the top players at RB/WR aren’t extremely well priced or aren’t good plays. Nix, Stroud, and Hartman are my three favorite plays of this group, but Hartman will be the one that I play the most. He’s averaging 29.7 PPG and the game vs Louisville could be high scoring.

Best Value Plays

  • Max Duggan (TCU) $8,500
  • Stetson Bennett (Georgia) $8,400
  • Spencer Sanders (Oklahoma St) $8,300
  • Jordan Travis (Florida St) $8,200
  • Malik Cunningham (Louisville) $8,000

The QB slate this week is STACKED. Duggan is averaging 30.5 PPG and faces off against WVU, which is an above average match-up. Stetson Bennett is a good contrarian play because people will pay $100 more for Duggan or $100 less for Spencer Sanders. Jordan Travis probably won’t be highly owned, and he’s a good value at $8,200 with a match-up vs Georgia Tech. The play I really love is Malik Cunningham at 8K. We know the rushing upside he brings and this game has shootout potential.

Longshot Plays

  • Anthony Richardson (Florida) $6,000
  • Tommy Devito (Illinois) $6,000
  • Garrett Shrader (Syracuse) $5,900
  • Hunter Dekkers (Iowa St) $5,300
  • Robby Ashford (Auburn) $5,200
  • Tanner Morgan (Minnesota) $5,000

Let’s be honest- not many people will play Anthony Richardson at 6K vs the Georgia Defense which makes him a good low-owned contrarian play. If you want to get different, he’s the play. Tommy Devito is also 6K and he has a spectacular match-up vs Nebraska. Hunter Dekkers at $5,300 is a play I’ll have a few shares of because I love the match-up vs Oklahoma. If you want a nasty, scary longshot, then Tanner Morgan at 5K is your guy. Morgan didn’t play last week vs PSU, and his match-up this week vs Rutgers isn’t the best. But he will be low owned and has that super senior experience.

Running Backs

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Top Plays

  • Chase Brown (Illinois) $7,500
  • Mohamed Ibrahim (Minnesota) $7,300

Chase Brown is definitely my #1 RB play this week. He has a good match-up vs Nebraska and we know he will get plenty of volume. Ibrahim has a tougher match-up, but he’s a guy with potential for a massive game each week.

Best Value Plays

  • Eric Gray (Oklahoma) $7,100
  • Deuce Vaughn (Kansas St) $7,000
  • Sean Tucker (Syracuse) $7,000
  • Raheim Sanders (Arkansas) $6,900
  • TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio St) $6,600
  • Kendre Miller (TCU) $6,300
  • Charles McClelland (Cincinnati) $6,200
  • Tank Bigsby (Auburn) $5,400

Eric Gray is never highly owned, and with Gabriel at QB, this offense will run smoothly, which will lead to plenty of potential for a big game from Gray. Deuce Vaughn and Sean Tucker are both 7K. I prefer Vaughn over Tucker, but both have big boom potential. Raheim Sanders is averaging 26 PPG. His match-up is tougher vs Auburn, but he consistently performs. I believe this is the week TreVeyon Henderson could go slam off. He’s only $6,600 and one of the best RBs in college football. Get ahead of the curve and don’t miss out on him having a big game. Tank Bigsby at $5,400 is a massive steal, and with this price it allows you to load up elsewhere with potential for a lot of points at your RB spot.

Longshot Plays

  • Jarquez Hunter (Auburn) $4,200
  • Logan Diggs (Notre Dame) $3,900

Diggs was a longshot play of mine last week, and he scored 16 points. For $3,900, he’s super cheap this week and someone who could score 8-20 points.


Top Plays

  • Xavier Hutchinson (Iowa St) $7,900
  • Marvin Mims (Oklahoma) $7,500
  • Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio St) $7,400

I’ll be honest, I’m not in love with any of these plays. The value at WR this week is in the middle tier of pricing.

Best Value Plays

  • Quentin Johnston (TCU) $7,200
  • AT Perry (Wake Forest) $7,000
  • Emeka Egbuka (Ohio St) $6,900
  • Troy Franklin (Oregon) $6,800
  • Bryce Ford-Wheaton (West Virginia) $6,700
  • Brock Bowers (Georgia) $6,600
  • Johnny Wilson (Florida St) $6,100
  • Michael Mayer (Notre Dame) $5,600
  • Bryson Green (Oklahoma St) $5,400

Johnston has a good match-up vs WVU, and he could be in line for another big game. I’m going to stay on the AT Perry Train, as he’s averaging 17.2 PPG. I’m just waiting on that BIG breakout game. Troy Franklin at $6,800 is a player who’s emerged for Bo Nix averaging 18.2 PPG. He has a good match-up this week vs CAL. Brock Bowers usually steps up in big games. I hate paying $6,600 for a Tight End, but he’s also used in the run game and has potential for a big game vs Florida. Bryson Green is a player I played last week in a showdown slate as my captain and it payed off. He’s averaging 16.4 PPG, and for $5,400 you get outstanding value.

Longshot Plays

  • Matt Landers (Arkansas) $4,800
  • Marshon Ford (Louisville) $4,200
  • Brayden Willis (Oklahoma) $4,000
  • Trey Knox (Arkansas) $3,600
  • Dylan Wright (Minnesota) $3,500

There’s a lot of good value here especially with these Tight Ends. Ford, Willis & Knox all have high upside for their prices, I like Ford & Willis the most this week. Dylan Wright is the WR1 for Minnesota when healthy and for $3,500 that’s a major steal.

Mock Lineup 1

QB: Hunter Dekkers $5,300
RB: Tank Bigsby $5,400
RB: Chase Brown $7,500
WR: Dylan Wright $3,500
WR: Xavier Hutchinson $7,900
WR: Matt Landers $4,800
Flex: TreVeyon Henderson $6,600
SuperFlex: Sam Hartman $8,900

Mock Lineup 2

QB: Sam Hartman $8,900
RB: Chase Brown $7,500
RB: Logan Diggs $3,900
WR: Marshon Ford $4,200
WR: Dylan Wright $3,500
WR: AT Perry $7,000
Flex: Deuce Vaughn $7,000
SuperFlex: Malik Cunningham $8,000

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