Dmar’s Daily CFB DraftKings Plays – 9/16/23

DMar's DraftKings CFB Daily Fantasy Plays

Dmar’s CFB Daily Fantasy Intro:

What’s up, 4Deep?! Week 3 is here. Enjoy another great day of football and let’s take something down! Like always, I will be in Discord to help assist you with your teams. Good luck, everyone!



  • DJ Uiagalelei – The revenge tour for the former Clemson Tiger has started as good as he could have imagined. He gets another undermatched opponent this week in San Diego State, who just allowed a true freshman in his first start to throw for 290 and three scores. He looks so much more comfortable in this offense and his goal line rushing ability gives him great upside. 
  • Jayden Daniels – Another high-priced option and Daniels is coming off a five-TD performance in the first half of his last game. He provides a safer floor with his rushing ability and has plenty of weapons to throw to. 
  • Will Howard – Howard has quietly had one of the best starts to the season out of any QB. This Mizzou matchup is one he can take advantage of and makes for a very good play. His rushing has been very efficient in limited attempts (3 TDs on 11 carries), but in what should be their first competitive game environment, he could be asked to carry more, which elevates his ceiling. On the other side we get Brady Cook, who looks improved from last season, and while he’s not a true dual threat, he has found the endzone on the ground in both games. I’m not a huge fan of his game, but at this price, I think a game stack is very viable and should see some ownership. 
  • Drew Allar – I do like some Allar this week. He has all the talent to be a top tier fantasy QB, he’s just not really had to do a whole lot as the Nittany Lions have rolled the first two weeks. I’m hoping Illinois at home can provide enough that we see Allar open it up some and provide a big fantasy performance. Has top-scoring QB upside. 
  • Riley Leonard – We really might be looking at a future NFL QB here in Riley. He showed everyone what he could do against Clemson in week 1 and after a beatdown in week 2 in which he went a perfect 12-12 passing before getting the early hook, he gets a very bad Northwestern team. This price is just too cheap for a QB with his rushing ability and now his improved passing. Doubt we see his price this low the rest of the season. 
  • Jack Plummer – Wish he was a little cheaper, but i think this game has potential to have a lot of points scored. If this turns to a back and forth game, Plummer will throw the ball a ton and has shown willingness to run this season. 
  • Nate Johnson – Some of this play depends on the health of Cam Rising, who is still recovering from injury. There have been talks he will make his return this week, but even if he does, I couldn’t imagine he gets more than a quarter of run. So, if Rising is out, Johnson becomes close to a lock as the dual threat is min price against a very undermatched opponent and he has elite rushing upside. If Rising does start, I think he is still in play as he should still see the majority of snaps and his ownership would drastically drop.
  • GPP Mentions: Jordan Travis, Austin Reed, Thomas Castellanos, Luke Altmyer, Tyler Buchner – if he starts

Running Backs:

  • Braelon Allen – A bit of a head-scratcher last week in what should have been a great spot, Allen struggled to get going. But that has kind of been his thing since taking over as a starter. The inconsistency has been there, but this matchup is ideal for him and look for them to feed their lead back and get him right back on track. 
  • Audric Estime – I think Estime has found himself on the list each week so far this season, but that just shows how consistent of a back he is. In a game ND should handle their business early, Estime is a focal point of this offense and provides a safe floor with big play ability (80-yard TD run last week).
  • Cody Schrader – I think we want some pieces to this game and if you want to go in a direction other than the QB, Schrader is your guy. We are getting elite volume even in a timeshare in the backfield. Price is a little high, which should lower his ownership, but he is firmly in play with great upside. 
  • Nick Singleton – This backfield is going to be a tough one to predict all season as both Singleton and Kaytron Allen are great backs and both have two-TD and 100-yard upside each time they step on the field. Most people usually choose the cheaper of the two when it’s split like this, but I prefer Singleton with his home run hitting ability, and to start the season he has provided a safer floor. I like both and won’t argue with any lineup with either of these two guys in it. 
  • Jawhar Jordan – Jordan has looked incredible to start the season and has done it in limited volume. L’Ville will deploy three backs throughout the game, which is why we get this decreased price tag on Jordan. But he is clearly their most talented back, and in a game where his WR may come in as one of the highest-owned players on the slate, I think Jordan comes in overlooked and has slate-winning upside. 
  • Frank Gore Jr – His game logs leave much to be desired for someone who has put up some monster performances throughout his career. But, both games have been blowouts, so we haven’t gotten to see a full performance from the son of the great Frank Gore. Tulane did a nice job bottling up Judkins of Ole Miss a week ago, but the volume and price makes Gore firmly in play in a game Southern Miss will want to keep the Tulane offense off the field. 
  • Jaylin Lucas – Might be my favorite play on the slate, Indiana started the season with a muddied backfield, but Lucas is quickly showing he is just different than anyone on the field. Watching him last Friday, even against a lesser opponent, he showed off his speed and elusiveness. Indiana is breaking in a young QB, so they will lean on the running game and Lucas provides big play ability in both the running and passing game.
  • GPP Mentions: Damien Martinez, Jase McClellan, DJ Giddens, Logan Diggs, Cam Porter, Damon Bankston

Wide Receivers:

Loaded this week with great plays.

  • Marvin Harrison Jr – I think Ohio St. forgot they have one of the most talented WRs we have seen in awhile in week 1. But they quickly fixed that in week 2 with 13 targets, which produced a 38-point performance. I think he could easily be a $10k player soon, so even at $9100, he is a great play and on a slate with plenty of value, he should make most lineups and is a scary fade. If you want to get different, his running mate Emeka Egbuka has great upside and should come in much lower owned due to his price. Plus, I doubt most people will want to play both Harrison and Egbuka. 
  • Keon Coleman – The word freak may not sound the most flattering but that’s exactly what Coleman is. A dude this big should not be able to move the way he does and has produced highlight worthy plays weekly. This price is just way too cheap for what he can do and becomes even a better play if his fellow WR Wilson misses this game. 
  • KeAndre Lambert Smith – If you decide to play Allar and want to stack him up, the big-play Lambert Smith is your man. He has quickly become WR1 in this offense in what has been a good position fantasy wise over the last couple years. Isaiah Williams makes for a great low owned run back spot for any Allar/Lambert Smith stacks.
  • Luther Burden – Another great price for a very talented and featured WR. I think most will drop down and play the next guy I’m about to mention, making Burden a great leverage play, and he’s in one of the best game environments of the day. 
  • Jamari Trash – The number 1 in a Jeff Brohm offense has always been fantasy gold and that’s exactly what we get in Trash. This price is way too low for his volume and skill and it’s no secret, so the ownership will be there. This is a spot where I don’t see many outcomes for him not to get there. This is one you don’t need to overthink unless making multiple lineups. 
  • Malachi Corley – I may sound like a broken record, but Corley is another guy who is simply underpriced. He has been a bit banged up, which explains his lower price, but even in this tough matchup, WKU loves to throw the ball and Corley is the alpha of the group. He was constantly one of the most expensive WR on every slate he was on last season. I do think there are other options in this range to get different, but he is a very solid play and if WKU gets going through the air, he might be a must-have. Dalvin Smith, if active, is another guy we can look to in this offense. He is a total mismatch and just takes one big play to pay off that price.
  • Brock Bowers – So we get arguably the best football player in the country at $4700. Bowers started the week at min price until DK heard the blowback and decided to up his price some. But he is still criminally underpriced and it will be hard for me to make a team without the most talented TE in the country.
  • GPP Mentions: Malik Nabers, Isaiah Bond, Brian Thomas Jr, Phillip Brooks, Derwin Burgess Jr, Khaleb Hood, Kevin Coleman, Silas Bolden, Xavier Legette, Jaheim Bell, JJay McAfee

Bold Predictions: 

Will be updated Saturday morning.

  • Core 4: …Nate Johnson,Jaylin Lucas,Jamari Thrash,Brock Bowers
  • FanDuel Core 4: …Donovan Smith,Darius Taylor,Luther Burden,Destyn Hill
  • Favorite GPP Play: …Dj Uiagalelei, Jawhar Jordan, Luther Burden 
  • Favorite Value Play: … Nate Johnson, Jaylin Lucas, Brock Bowers
  • Favorite Game Stack: … Indiana Lville/ KSU Mizz
  • Saturday Late Slate Core 4: … Donovan Smith, Chandler Morris,Jam Griffin, Konata Mumpfield