DraftKings CFB quarterback picks September 14
Spencer Sanders is the most expensive guy out there. The freshman has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions in his 42 pass attempts so far. Tulsa’s pass defense is solid enough though. There is also massive blowout potential here once again. Sanders only played a shade more than a half against McNeese. Even though the Cowboys want him to get reps, they aren’t going to risk injury in garbage time to do it. That’s something to consider when building your framework for Saturday.
Ohio State always seemed to look disorganized, flat, or downright uninterested at least once a year under Urban Meyer. We haven’t really seen that even as the Buckeyes have built huge leads. They kept their foot on the throats of the Bearcats after maybe letting up against FAU in the opener.
The constant has been that Justin Fields has been unstoppable on the field. Fields has eight touchdowns in two games. Indiana’s defense is better, but they haven’t really faced anyone either. Fields is the elite play if you are looking to spend on a quarterback.
Alabama has destroyed two teams, but Tua still has over 30 DraftKings points in each game. It’s going to be another blowout against the Gamecocks, but Tua’s still getting 30. Fields has more upside, but Tua is probably the better cash game play and is an acceptable play to still get a piece of the elite tier if you need the $200 elsewhere.
Trace who? Sean Clifford has been strong under center for Penn State thus far, tossing six touchdowns in 45 attempts without a turnover. That will be the key here against Pitt. The Panthers’ defense is still pretty solid, but we saw Virginia get behind them a few times. It looks as though Penn State has the pieces to do the same.
The middle tier is full of iffy plays. I’m not even all in on Clifford here. Stevens, Costello, and Brock Purdy are all facing defenses in the top ten against the pass so far. I flat out refuse to use anyone from UNLV against that Northwestern defense. You either have to pay up or dumpster dive at QB it seems.
Josh Jackson has been an absolute monster for Maryland. He even torched a vaunted Syracuse defense last week. Sure, Temple’s defense is solid, but I’m not betting against Jackson right now. Temple is overmatched, and Jackson is surprisingly affordable.
There are a ton of good options on the cheap at QB, which is unusual. I’m not just talking about quarterbacks that have done well but are facing good defenses. I don’t care how good Penix, Hilinski, and Gabriel have been. I’m not using anyone against Bama, Ohio State, or Stanford.
So where’s the value? Kedon Slovis looked good against a good Stanford D in his first start. Tennessee had many chances against BYU in the passing game and just couldn’t convert. Slovis will succeed where Guarantano failed.
Nate Stanley has been very efficient for Iowa, and he found a new favorite deep threat. I expect a very nice game from Stanley for the price.
We could say the same for Hunter Johnson. Trying to get your footing against Stanford is one thing. He’ll look the part of high-profile transfer against UNLV if the reports are correct that Green will be out for a while.