Late Slate: QB Feleipe Franks, Florida. WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
DraftKings splits up the schedule into different slates so the main contest typically covers the early games, leaving many of the marquee matchups for the late night slate. Let's take a look at some of the top plays for Saturday's games under the lights.
You may be a bit skeptical of Franks given his lack of fantasy production over his career, but it is a new era in Gainesville with head coach Dan Mullen back running the offense. Franks completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 219 yards and five touchdowns in Week 1. He faces much better competition this week against Kentucky rather than Charleston Southern, but the Gators offense is expected to be able to put up points against the Wildcats. Heading into Week 2, Mullen explained that one of the biggest keys to Franks continuing to have success is his ability to have fun during games.
"I try to get him to enjoy the game," Mullen explained to Saturday Down South. "There’s a big learning curve for guys...learning how to talk and communicate on every detail of the game. As soon as they come off the field, I want them talking to their teammates, then getting on the mic and discussing what he’s seeing on the field...The most important thing for us is what the quarterback sees on the field...We have to teach it/coach it through his eyes."
There are plenty of juicy fantasy options at wide receiver for the late slate of games. My favorite option is Stanford's J.J. Arcega-Whiteside who dropped 51 points on DraftKings in Week 1. Arcega-Whiteside had six receptions for 226 yards and three touchdowns against San Diego State. USC will be a more difficult task, but Stanford has plenty of weapons on offense which makes me think Arcega-Whiteside could have another big week. Another wide receiver to target Saturday night is Colorado State's Olabisi Johnson who takes on Arkansas in Week 2. Johnson grabbed 6 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown against Colorado last week. The Rams also played the previous week (Week 0) when Johnson had an even better outing against Hawaii with 157 yards and two touchdowns. He is averaging 28.5 points on DraftKings with a modest price tag of $6,300.
Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson is at a much higher price point but is worth paying a little more. Johnson had 30 DraftKings points last week against New Mexico State with five receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson and the Gophers offense get a nice matchup this week against Fresno State.