This article is part of our DFS College Football 101 series.
DFS College Football 101: Champ Week Friday
Conference Championship Week gets started on Friday with the MAC and Pac-12. All four of these teams made it this far due to strong defensive performances. That makes things difficult while searching for viable fantasy options, but there's still several ways to construct a quality lineup in this two-game slate. Here are the odds attached to each Friday matchup:
Northern Illinois at Buffalo (-4) – Total: 51
Utah at Washington (-5) – Total: 45
Looking within that, I'll highlight the best fantasy selections on FanDuel & DraftKings while also touching on some situations to monitor for your DFS squads.
Tyree Jackson - Buffalo (FanDuel $8,800 / DraftKings $8,500)
There's not much separation in terms of matchup, salary and overall fantasy potential between the four starting quarterbacks in this slate. I'm ultimately leaning towards Tyree Jackson, as he has been the best performer of this bunch all season with a steady 20 fantasy point per contest average. Buffalo marginally checks in with the highest scoring projection of the day, and they'll likely depend heavily on Jackson's arm against a Northern Illinois defense that ranks second in opponent yards per carry. On top of that, Buffalo's QB will have the added benefit of playing in a dome. Jackson's rushing upside helps too, as he has scored five times on the ground in the past four games.
Also Consider: There's a good chance I'll look towards both quarterbacks from the Buffalo-Northern Illinois game. Marcus