This article is part of our DraftKings College Football series.
Welcome in to this week's main slate breakdown for DraftKings. Initially we were treated to a 12-gamer that the college DFS community would have been happy with even in a normal year. Unfortunately we've had two major cancellations with North Carolina's game against Charlotte and Baylor's game against Houston both getting postponed for reasons related to COVID-19. We still have the best slate of the year to this point by far even with those cancellations, though. 10 games with several Power 5 teams and plenty of other interesting squads are on the board for this weekend, so let's dive into the offerings.
- DraftKings Lineup Optimizer
- NEW Matchups Page (Vegas odds, opponent averages, etc.)
- Advanced Lineups Page
- Team Trends
- Defense vs. Position
- Team Rankings
- RotoWire College Football Podcast
Editor's Note: Several teams are making their season debut this week, hence the zeros for some of the cells in the above table. As more teams get their seasons underway, the data will be more comprehensive and useful.
Slate Overview: The Clemson Dilemma
Fading a team of Clemson's ilk always makes me uneasy, but when the odds of the starters playing in the second half are this slim, it feels like a necessary evil. Sinking $9,700 into Trevor Lawrence when he'll likely throw less than 20 passes is suboptimal, as is having Amari Rodgers or Joe Ngata in a high percentage of your lineups. I have some GPP interest in Travis Etienne at $9,200, however. The $700