DraftKings college football showdown picks December 6

Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) in action (Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) in action (Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
2 of 3
DraftKings college football showdown
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 19: Johnny Johnson III #3 of the Oregon Ducks looks on in the fourth quarter against the Washington Huskies during their game at Husky Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

DraftKings college football showdown captain pick December 6

Captain is tough on this slate with two tough defenses. Justin Herbert may be an obvious choice, but he’s not for me. Herbert has struggled at times this season against most of the solid teams. Auburn, Washington State, Oregon State, Cal, and Colorado all held Herbert under 20 DraftKings points.

The other side of this is that Utah’s run defense is excellent. Oregon will likely be forced to throw here. I still want no part of Herbert. Johnny Johnson, on the other hand, is maybe the best captain decision we’ve had as far as a receiver goes. With Breeland and Pittman out, Johnson is Oregon’s best receiver. He has 18 receptions for 336 yards and four touchdowns over the last three games. And if Johnson is our captain, we have $7,660 to spend at each flex slot.

If you’re not feeling the receiver angle, I don’t blame you. Zack Moss is probably my favorite player on the entire slate. The Utah offense revolves around a healthy Moss. Oregon is allowing just 106.1 rushing yards per game this year, so I’m not sure he’s worth using at captain and only having $6,820 to spend per flex slot. Tyler Huntley is the safer option, but you’ll have even less per flex slot.

I don’t trust any Oregon backs enough to use at captain and maybe not even at flex slots. Does that mean this is a three-horse captain race? Not Exactly. Utah’s secret weapon terrorized Colorado last week.

The Utes don’t have a go-to receiver per se, but Brant Kuithe has taken on that role lately. He has 12 receptions for 281 yards and three touchdowns in the last three games. That’s a lot for a Utah receiver since this is a run-first team. Using Kuithe gives you $8,140 to spend per flex slot. That means you can use anyone else you want.