Injury replacements populate this week's CFB DraftKings lineup
The third week of the season is in the books and reasonable expectations on what we can look for from teams will begin to emerge over the following two weeks. The overall number of “safe” cash game lineups will grow significantly during that time and remaining entirely plugged into the constant fluidity of the college landscape will pay huge dividends later in the season.
Looking back on the cash game skin from Week 3, here are some quick notes:
QB – After two weeks of investing entirely in group 50/50’s, the focus of the Week 3 stake was directed entirely into head-to-head matchups, and that strategy worked out great. DeShone Kizer (ND) was not a big hit (13.28) against Georgia Tech, but he, at least, remained upright until games end. Thomas Sirk (DUKE) was his expected high-floor self (17.1) despite zero passing TDs and only 150 passing yards.
RB – The collective trio of plays at running back made last week’s contests a bit more uncomfortable than one would prefer. After shredding Oregon State in Week 2, De’Veon Smith (UM) disappointed against UNLV (10.8), to say the least. His down performance combined with the absence of Jamarius Henderson (MEM) within the Tigers gameplan (0.0) to very nearly sabotage the lineup entirely. While D’Andre Ferby (WKU) only accumulated 58 rushing yards, his day and this lineup was spared (19.4) by a pair of rushing TDs.
WR – As expected, the value derived from including both Sirk and Johnell Barnes (DUKE) proved independent of one another, but Barnes was completely bottled up (2.5) against the Wildcats. That hole in the lineup was filled in excess by the huge day recorded by Aaron Burbridge (MSU) against Air Force (44.6). Completing a solid day, Jordan Westerkamp (NEB) came on strong late against Miami (22.5) and Penny Hart (GST) doubled his quota (24.8) against Oregon.
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