Nathan Rourke- Seems like 3 weeks in a row now Rourke has found his way here. But he just keeps coming through with 26.3+ Draftkings points 6 weeks in a row. This is projected to be a blowout and Rourke should be behind most of it. Akron doesn’t give up much through the air for such a bad team, but they are getting torched on the ground. Luckily Rourke is also dangerous with his legs, averaging 67 yards per game on the ground.
Note: We will have to see if we can get word on the starter for NIU. Childers started last week and was pretty solid, utilizing his legs a ton. Whomever starts here is certainly a viable option. Right now I lean towards Childers starting.
O’Shaan Allison- We are coming right back to Ohio here with another Bobcat. Allison is mispriced on DK where he finds himself cheaper than Tuggle, despite being the lead back. Last week Allison had an insane 175 yards on only 12 carries! And just for good measure, 3 TD’s. Last week he took advantage of a soft matchup and he finds himself with yet another soft matchup this week.
Notes: Bellamy and
Harbison are true workhorse backs and both are very much in play. Tuggle only saw one carry for Ohio last week, but made it count with a long TD run. He could potentially see some garbage carries if this game gets out of hand, but I prefer Allison, especially at a discount on DK.
UPDATE: Haribison has put his name in the transfer portal, meaning he is most likely OUT tonight! Jordan Nettles should be looking at a starting role at near min price!
Timothy Scippio- One thing you find with smaller conference slates is that WR is almost always incredibly inconsistent. Very few players are locks to score double digits each week. Which is why I prefer to spend up at RB/QB and down at WR. To help make that work this week, we are turning to Timothy Scippio. Scippio was quiet for most of the season but has emerged the last 2 weeks with 2 catches each week and a TD each week.
Update: With the NIU RB news, you can play Nettles at near min salary and not need a WR value if preferred!
Note: As I mentioned above, WR is a spot I am not rarely prioritizing on these lower conference schedules. Take a look at logs of players when filling in your lineup and try to get someone who has shown decent recent form.
We will have you covered with a writeup and cheat sheet for Friday’s action as well as our usual writeup/cheat sheet for Saturday main! Good luck!