This week, the NCAA presents the DFS/Fanduel community with the National Championship game!
Before I discuss my FanDuel player selections for the National Championship game let’s take a look at the key DFS injuries and briefly review the rules for the FanDuel single game contest.
Key DFS Injuries
Clemson Tigers: QUESTIONABLE: Tee Higgins, WR.
The rules for the FanDuel single game contest are rather simple. You have $60,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your lineup’s MVP. The MVP accumulates 1.5 times the standard Fanduel points value.
The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard Fanduel points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to select the correct player for your MVP position if you hope to take down a single game contest.
If you have any additional questions regarding the single game contest I recommend that you check out the Fanduel website for more details.
Here are my FanDuel player selections for the National Championship game!
MVP-Joe Burrow $16,000
Louisiana State University’s Joe Burrow is having one of the best seasons by a quarterback in college football history. Burrow currently leads the FBS with 55 passing touchdowns. Additionally, Burrow is currently ranked second in the FBS in total passing yards (5,208). Burrow has also been very efficient with the football when he puts it in the air. Burrow has only thrown six interceptions through 14 games of the 2019 season.
Let’s take a look at Burrow’s recent play from a statistical perspective. In the Tigers last five football games, Burrow has passed for 2,010 yards and added 22 passing touchdowns. In that same five game span, Joe Burrow has averaged an unbelievable 36.76 FanDuel Points a game!
Yes, I know that the Clemson Tigers defense has performed rather well defending the pass this season. However, I can’t fade Joe Burrow in this game. After all, the LSU offense runs through the arm of Burrow. For me, the odds are on the high side that Burrow will end the national championship game with the highest individual fantasy point total of any player on either team. For that reason, I am rolling with Burrow as my FanDuel MVP.
Travis Etienne $13,000
Clemson running back Travis Etienne’s outstanding play this season is one of the main reasons that the Tigers find themselves in yet another national championship game. How good has Etienne been you may ask? Well, let’s take a look at Etienne’s recent play. In the Clemson Tigers last five games, Travis Etienne has 434 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 212 receiving yards, and added three receiving touchdowns.
Justin Jefferson $12,000
LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been highly involved in the Tigers offense recently. To shed light on just how much Jefferson has been involved in this offense let’s take a look at his recent play on the field. Over the last three LSU games, Justin Jefferson has 27 receptions, 397 receiving yards and added six receiving touchdowns. I fully expect that Jefferson will continue to be targeted by LSU quarterback Joe Burrow often in Monday night’s national championship game.
Justyn Ross $10,000
Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross has quietly been a big contributor to the Tigers offense lately. In Clemson’s last three football games, Ross has 18 receptions, 252 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. I expect Monday night’s game will be a high scoring affair. Ross should have a large number of opportunities to continue to contribute to this Tigers offense.
Amari Rodgers $8,000
I mentioned earlier in this article that Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins is officially listed as questionable for Monday night’s national title game. If Higgins is indeed out for this game, I think his absence will provide more opportunities for Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers. Rodgers has shown at times this season that he has big play ability. An example of that would be Rodgers play versus Syracuse earlier this season. In the Tigers win over Syracuse earlier this year, Rodgers had 121 receiving yards and added two receiving touchdowns.
As always, good luck!