Optimal FanDuel CFB plays for Dec. 19 bowl games
Here’s my optimal FanDuel lineup for the slate of five Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games on Saturday, Dec. 19.
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Optimal Lineup for Saturday, Dec. 19: 2 PM ET
QB – Nick Arbuckle (Georgia State): $8,500
No elite quarterbacks are available in this slate, but Arbuckle is a serviceable option. With 23.6 fantasy points per game, he is the slate’s second-most productive quarterback and is available for “only” the third-highest salary at the position. Although Arbuckle is not a consistent (or even good) runner, he actually does lead his team with six touchdowns rushing, and because the Panthers lack a consistent running game, Arbuckle should be throwing this game. In only one game all year has Arbuckle failed to score multiple touchdowns, and he has failed to surpass 300 yards passing in only two games. Georgia State is a three-point favorite over San Jose State and has a respectable implied team total of 30 points. Additionally, with this game being played in Orlando, the Panthers should have a strong home field advantage over the west coast Spartans.
In the Cure Bowl, Arbuckle has a good chance of passing for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for an additional touchdown.
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.