This article is part of our FanDuel College Football series.
We have hit Week 5 of the college football season and have some handy tools at your disposal for the upcoming FanDuel slates. Included among those is our always handy lineup optimizer, the weekly rankings by position and some tools to explore on your own like targets, team trends,odds and Defense vs. Position. With all of this information at your disposal, we aim to arm you as much as possible each week.
With conference play firing up or in the second week depending on the league, many of the over/unders, spreads and implied points are beginning to normalize. A pair of SEC teams on the slate in Alabama and Auburn avoid conference opponents and should benefit in fantasy terms as a result. The Crimson Tide lead the group in implied points (58.5) against Louisiana-Lafayette, with Auburn (40.0) sitting fifth in the category. These games also have the biggest spreads, suggesting some of the backups could return value in mop up duty.
A full picture of some key statistical categories can be seen in the table below:
Note: Passing and rushing stats are opponent defensive stats.
YPA=Yards Per Attempt
Without further adieu, the following are some of the players I may target in the main slate this week.
Will Grier, West Virginia (at Texas Tech) $10,600
Although the Mountaineers rank eighth on the slate in terms of implied points, the Texas Tech defense has been torched by most of the good offenses its