College Football Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 10/31/19 Main Slate

Week 10 of college football is here! FanDuel's Thursday night college football DFS main slate includes two games.

In case you're unfamiliar with how it works, you can check out the rules and scoring on FanDuel, where you can hit the lobby each week to see the full array of slates and contests being offered.

As for the basics, your roster consists of a quarterback slot, two running back slots, three wide receiver slots (which also includes tight ends) and one super flex slot. In the flex, you can insert one player from any position, including quarterbacks.

Here, our goal is to help you field a roster full of fantasy goodness, and in true numberFire fashion, we'll use our in-house projections as well as betting totals and advanced statistics to tackle as many slates as possible in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff. This week, we are breaking down Thursday's main slate, which locks at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Let's breakdown which players are in great spots as well as identify some players with cheap price tags that will allow you to roster the high dollar players.


Charlie Brewer, Baylor ($10,000) – The Baylor Bears' signal caller has cleared 303 yards passing in four of the last five games. Additionally, Brewer has four rushing touchdowns in the last two games. The dual-threat quarterback has a juicy matchup this week as the Bears host the West Virginia Mountaineers. In West Virginia's last three games, dual-threat quarterbacks have dominated the Mountaineers. Texas Longhorns' Sam Ehlinger rushed for two touchdowns while also tossing two touchdowns. Iowa State Cyclones' Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown. Oklahoma Sooners' Jalen Hurts tossed three touchdowns while also running for two touchdowns. Brewer is my top quarterback on this two-game slate.

Zac Thomas, Applachian State ($9,600) - The junior quarterback entered this season with big expectations as he was selected in the preseason to the Sun Belt Conference's first team offense. Thomas has not disappointed, averaging 184.8 passing yards, 43.4 rushing yards, and 2.25 total touchdowns in Sun Belt Conference play (four games). The Thomas-led Mountaineers offense has scored at least 30 points in six out of seven games in 2019.

Others to consider: Austin Kendall and Shai Werts

Running Backs

Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State ($9,400) – Evans is the focal point of Appalachian State's explosive offense. The junior ball carrier ranks third in the Sun Belt Conference with 722 yards rushing. Evans' 10 total touchdowns also ranks third in the conference. The junior running back provides a safe floor (five games with at least 18 FanDuel points) and high ceiling (three games with over 25 FanDuel points).

Wesley Kennedy, Georgia Southern ($8,100) – Kennedy sat out the Georgia Southern Eagles' first four games with a suspension. In three games post suspension, Kennedy has rushed for 312 yards and 5 touchdowns on 38 carries. He's scored a pair of touchdowns and topped 117 yards rushing in each of the last two games. Winners of three straight games, Kennedy plays a huge role in the Eagles' triple option offense.

JaMychal Hasty, Baylor ($8,800) - The athletic running back, blessed with a nice combination of strength and speed, was unstoppable in the Bears' 45-27 win over Oklahoma State last week. Hasty ran for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns while also recording 3 receptions for 66 yards. While Hasty will also rotate with John Lovett and (possibly) Tristan Ebner in the backfield, there should be plenty of opportunities for the senior running back to exploit West Virginia's shaky run defense. The Mountaineers are allowing 178 yards rushing per game (85th in the country) and two rushing touchdowns per game.

Leddie Brown, West Virginia ($6,200) – It appears that the West Virginia Mountaineers have turned to Brown to try to spark its struggling run game. Brown has received 26 of his 51 carries in the Mountaineers’ last two games. His 26 rushing attempts in the last two games are 12 more than leading rusher, Kennedy McKoy. On a two-game slate, the cheap price tag combined with an expected increase in rushing volume makes the sophomore ball carrier a solid source of salary relief on Halloween night.

Others to consider: JD King, Marcus Williams Jr., and John Lovett

Wide Receivers

Denzel Mims, Baylor ($9,100) – Mims is one of the best wide receivers in the country. The senior leads the Bears with 33 receptions, 519 yards receiving, and 5 touchdown receptions. Mims had at least five receptions in each of the Bears' first five games. Despite being held to 4 receptions and 84 yards receiving over the last two games, Mims should rebound against West Virginia's vulnerable pass defense. The Mountaineers rank 72nd in the nation in passing yards allowed (nearly 230 yards passing allowed per game).

TJ Simmons, West Virginia ($8,300) – In the midst of a disappointing season, Simmons has emerged as one of West Virginia's top playmakers. Simmons’ production has spiked since teammate Sean Ryan sustained an injury against Texas (three games ago). In three games sans Ryan, the junior wide receiver has 18 receptions, 284 yards receiving, and 4 touchdown receptions. Ryan is expected to miss this week’s contest with the Baylor Bears.

Corey Sutton, Appalachian State ($7,400) – Sutton emerged as one of the top wide receivers in the Sun Belt Conference after posting 773 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns a season ago. The junior has 22 receptions, 278 yards receiving, and a touchdown in five games this season. Look for Sutton to take advantage of his size (6'3") and play a prominent role in the red zone this week. Georgia Southern, this week's opponent, has allowed 19 touchdowns in 25 opposing red zone trips.

Others to consider: Thomas Hennigan, Malik Williams, Tyquan Thornton, Sam James, and RJ Sneed

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