Week 1 Daily Fantasy College Football Picks from SaturdayEdge.com
August 30, 2013 | Staffy Stafferton
Here are the top plays and value picks he is looking at for Saturday’s games:
Top Play: Brett Hundley. UCLA (vs. Nevada)- One of my favorite players, Hundley could put up Heisman-like numbers in 2013. This matchup is great because Nevada has a reputation of participating in shootouts. UCLA is a three touchdown favorite but I could see a ton of points on the scoreboard. Hundley is a dual-threat quarterback that should account for at least three touchdowns in this game alone.
Value Play: AJ McCarron, Alabama (vs. Virginia Tech)- The 2-time national champion quarterback returns for his senior season. As crazy as this sounds, McCarron may have the best offense Alabama has had in years around him. Virginia Tech should struggle on both sides of the ball and I expect McCarron to be the star of this game, not the running game. The Crimson Tide is a 21 point favorite in this one so don’t be surprised if this one gets out of hand early.
Top Play: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (vs. Wyoming)- I love this matchup. It’s as simple as this: Nebraska likes to run the football, Wyoming can’t stop the run. In fact, they gave up over 230 yards per game on the ground in 2012. Nebraska’s lead back Rex Burkhead is gone so Abdullah should light up the scoreboard on Saturday.
Value Play: Glasco Martin, Baylor (vs. Wofford)– Martin is the 2nd option on this Baylor team but should get a bulk of the goal line touches in this offense. Even though Lache Seastrunk is primed for a great season, Martin will quietly have a fantastic season as well. He did rush for 889 yards in 2012. The most impressive thing is that he had 15 touchdowns. At this price, the value is definitely there.
Top Play: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan (vs. Central Michigan)- New quarterback Devin Gardner is the reason I love this play. Gardner will be looking to throw the ball more than previous Michigan teams. Gallon will be his number one target and should torch the Chippewas defense. In the 5 games that the two played together, Gallon caught 31 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns. Now with a full offseason, this could be a lethal combination.
Value Play: Quinton Dunbar, Florida (vs. Toledo)- Dunbar is one of my sleepers this year out of the SEC. With Jeff Driskel returning for his second season as the starting quarterback, I expect the passing game to improve. Dunbar was second on the team in receptions last season to a player that has gone on the NFL. Against Toledo, the Gators are 24 point favorites so I expect the offense to be clicking in all facets.
Top Play: Dan Vitale, Northwestern (at Cal)- The Wildcats travel to Berkeley as 6-point underdogs. Vitale should get an increase in production from 2012. He really came to form in the latter half of the season last year. The Wildcats will need a solid receiving option to give balance to the strong running game.
Value Play: Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin (vs. UMass)- Honestly, the reason I chose Pedersen is because Wisconsin has a history of using its tight ends well. Sure, the Badgers have a new coach but they can’t ignore the great red zone target they have in Pedersen.
Zach has more players to watch for Saturday’s games, and you can see those picks in his post at The Saturday Edge here, along with plays for every Thursday and Fridayin college football as well.