Optimal FanDuel CFB plays for Dec. 29-Jan.2 bowl games
Here’s my optimal FanDuel lineup for the 15-game “Championship Week” slate of Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games.
Since this is the final full slate of games for the 2015 college season — and since the teams and players in this slate are among the best of the best — this “Championship Week” slate is one that true college football and daily fantasy sports fans will not want to miss.
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Optimal Lineup for Tuesday, Dec. 29: 5:30 PM ET
QB – Trevone Boykin (Texas Christian): $9,600
Boykin is dealing with a lingering ankle injury that he suffered against Kansas over six weeks ago, but he is probable to play and should be close to full strength since he hasn’t played in over a month. Not only is Boykin the slate’s most productive quarterback on a points-per-game basis, but he is better than his numbers suggest, as he exited the game against Kansas early in the contest and his final game against Baylor occurred amid a deluge of wintery mix.
On the season, Boykin is averaging 324.9 yards and 2.8 touchdowns passing per game, and in his 10 complete games Boykin has surpassed 300 yards passing seven times. Additionally, Boykin is one of the best running quarterbacks in college football, with an average of 55.6 yards and 0.8 touchdowns rushing per contest. TCU is a one-point favorite over Oregon and has the slate’s second-highest implied team total with 39.75 points.
In what should be a high-scoring fast-paced shootout, Boykin should stay heavily involved as a passer and a runner for the entirety of the contest. Additionally, with the game being played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TCU should have a significant home field advantage, and the game isn’t at risk of being impacted by negative weather.
In the Alamo Bowl, Boykin has a good chance of finishing his college career with 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, and four total touchdowns.
Matthew Freedman is a fantasy writer for PFF, RotoViz, Fantasy Insiders, and DraftKings Playbook. He is (not) the inspiration for the character in The League who shares his name. He cohosts the College Daily Slant on PFF Radio as well as the various RotoViz podcasts. Twitter: @MattFtheOracle.