Cheat Sheet For Saturday, September 28th, Night Slate
|Top Plays||Justin Fields||Chuba Hubbard, Jaylen Warren||Isaiah Hodgins, Emeka Emezie|
|Value||Jordan Love, Matthew McKay||Cam Scarlett, James Gilbert||K.J. Hill, Savon Scarver|
|Contrarian||Adrian Martinez||Kylin Hill, Jermar Jefferson||Bryan Edwards, Lynn Bowden Jr.|
|Must Play||Justin Fields||Jaylen Warren||Isaiah Hodgins|
Favorite Game to Stack:
Colorado State vs. Utah State (keep in mind that I intentionally listed just two players from this game in the table below. The reasoning for that is simply to show you my top plays on an individual basis by category listed in the table.)
This game should get a lot of attention from players that are following CFB close enough. While both of these schools may take a back seat as far as name-value goes on this slate, there is a ton of value to be had in one of the highest total games on the slate. Colorado State comes in as big underdogs, so we’ll look to the passing attack under the hunch that the Rams will be trailing. Wide receiver Warren Jackson and running back Marvin Kinsey Jr. are both listed as doubtful opening up value behind them if they do in fact, sit. Both are definitely in play if they do go, specifically Jackson who has been a target hog early on. Patrick O’Brien has stepped in as the starting quarterback after Collin Hill tore his ACL as the starter. At $5,600, O’Brien is tough to ignore here. On the Utah State side, Jaylen Warren has carried the ball 45 times for 320 yards and four touchdowns in three games for the Aggies. He figures to be busy while Gerold Bright may also see some work behind him, but make no mistake about it, Warren is the main ball carrier and that’s reflected in his price. Siaosi Mariner leads the Aggies in targets, red-zone targets, and catches thus far with Savon Scarver and Jordan Nathan also playing important roles in the passing game right behind him. Finally, under center, Jordan Love has yardage totals of 293, 294, and 416 in his last three games while completing 30, 25, and 33 passes respectively over that span. At a sub-7K price tag, I expect him to be slinging the ball around in what should be a high-scoring effort for the Aggies.
Thoughts on the slate:
To me, this is a slate where the value of the Colorado State vs. Utah State game is too good to pass up while trying to get some high-priced players in lineups. I like the idea of starting with Justin Fields, Jaylen Warren, and Isaiah Hodgins and then filling in three to four players from the expected shootout between the Rams and Aggies. From there, you can fill in with the players above as far as the salary cap will allow.