College football DFS running back picks December 29:
Texas put up good numbers against the run this year. Part of it is the Big 12(10)’s leaning towards pass-heavy offenses. Some of it was a couple of really bad teams in this conference. Most of it is good line and linebacker play. Jarek Broussard might be better than any back in the Big 12(10) right now. I don’t see Texas holding him back that much. I’m high on Broussard here as well.
It took most of the season, but Texas finally has some kind of backfield rotation. Bijan Robinson is electric and could be a problem for the Ralphies. Colorado was middle of the pack against the run this year, but they did allow seven rushing touchdowns in five games. The caveat here is that Roschon Johnson and Sam Ehlinger are touchdown poachers. Robinson needs to break a long run or two to make him worthwhile.
Whoever Oklahoma State has gone to at running back has been nothing short of excellent this year. The only one that wasn’t was Chuba Hubbard. You know, the guy who opted out for the draft. True freshman Dominic Richardson dazzled last week. It was Dezmon Jackson the two weeks before that. It’s hard to know how the Cowboys are going to split this up, but this team will run enough to make both of them worth the gamble. I’m leaning towards Jackson, but I’ll see who’s starting first.
For value. Jackson and Roschon Johnson both will see enough carries and were starters for long enough that we could see the teams revert to that for the bowl game. Regardless, I trust both of them over any Miami backs.