College football DFS wide receiver picks December 18:
The top of the receivers is a bit of a mess. We know that USC is going to throw to many receivers. Amon-Ra St. Brown has been the favorite, but it can vary by game. For that reason, I view Justin Hall and the Purdue receivers as more sure things. Hall is the man for Ball State and they are going to need him to even have a chance.
Bo Melton has emerged for a Rutgers team that desperately needed a playmaker at receiver. He’s not as good as the Purdue options that we lost, but he has the potential for a solid day against Nebraska.
Wan’Dale Robinson is likely the most explosive piece on the slate. Nebraska’s coaches are very good about trying to get him the ball in space in many different situations. Rutgers isn’t going to be able to shut him down for the whole game. I really like the upside of Robinson here.
Drake London isn’t as electric as St. Brown, but he is targeted almost as often. London is a decent price in an explosive offense against a questionable defense. You can’t argue with that.
I trust zero pieces of the Marshall offense. If you must use one, it’s Corey Gammage or nothing. Nothing is usually the better option of late.
Yo’Heinz Tyler has at least one touchdown in every game except for the opener against Miami of Ohio. Hall gets most of the targets, but Tyler is a threat in the red zone…..if Ball State can get there. Antwan Davis lacks explosiveness and is invisible between the 20’s, but he gets a lot of targets in the middle.
If Buffalo throws, Antonio Nunn is usually on the receiving end. He has a great floor for a value pick, but the upside in this offense is with the running backs.
I still can’t get away from Johnny Johnson. I blame DraftKings. $4,500 is way too cheap for this kind of talent. Trevor Wilson is solid in this tier as well, but I think Hunter Kampmoyer has more upside. The USC defense is going to lose track of him.