Week 12 of the college football season features plenty of marquee matchups on Saturday for our CFB DFS lineups. If you're looking to play college football DFS, you can build lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel for Saturday's main early slate kicking off at 12 pm ET. Check out all the CFB DFS top picks, lineup strategies, teams to target, and value plays to lock in for Week 12 college football. Plus, watch the video below as Dan Servodidio and Pete break down the CFB DFS Week 12 Saturday slate. Remember, you can access all of our College Football DFS coverage with a Fantasy Alarm All-Pro Subscription. If you have any questions about CFB daily fantasy lineup strategy, ask away in the Fantasy Alarm Discord chat. Plus, check out our college football daily projections and the CFB DFS lineup generator for more winning picks. Now, let's jump into the CFB DFS top plays and lineup picks for College Football Week 12 on Saturday, November 19th.


College Football Week 12 Betting Odds

(via DraftKings Sportsbook)

  • 12 pm ET – TCU (-2.5) at Baylor – 57 O/U
  • 12 pm ET – Indiana at Michigan State (-10) – 47 O/U DK ONLY
  • 12 pm ET – Illinois at Michigan (-17.5) – 41.5 O/U
  • 12 pm ET – Wisconsin (-10.5) at Nebraska – 39.5 O/U
  • 12 pm ET – Florida (-14) at Vanderbilt – 57.5 O/U FD ONLY
  • 2 pm ET – Washington State (-4) at Arizona – 63 O/U DK ONLY
  • 2 pm ET – Kansas State (-7.5) at West Virginia – 54.5 O/U DK ONLY
  • 2 pm ET – Houston at East Carolina (-6) – 67.5 O/U DK ONLY
  • 2:15 pm ET – Oregon State (-8) at Arizona State – 54 O/U FD ONLY
  • 2:30 pm ET – Boston College at Notre Dame (-20.5) – 43 O/U
  • 3:30 pm ET – Georgia (-22.5) at Kentucky – 48.5 O/U
  • 3:30 pm ET – Texas (-9) at Kansas – 63.5 O/U
  • 3:30 pm ET – Miami FL at Clemson (-19) – 48 O/U
  • 3:30 pm ET – NC State at Louisville (-4) – 44.5 O/U DK ONLY
  • 3:30 pm ET – Ohio State (-27.5) at Maryland – 63.5 O/U
  • 3:30 pm ET – Penn State (-19) at Rutgers – 45 O/U DK ONLY

CFB Implied Team Totals

(via DraftKings Sportsbook)

  1. Ohio State – 44.5
  2. Texas – 37.5
  3. East Carolina – 36.5
  4. Florida – 36.5
  5. Georgia – 35.5
  6. Washington State – 33.5
  7. Clemson – 33.5
  8. Oregon State – 31.5
  9. Notre Dame – 31.5
  10. Penn State – 31.5
  11. Houston – 30.5
  12. Kansas State – 30.5
  13. Arizona – 29.5
  14. Michigan – 29.5
  15. TCU – 29.5
  16. Michigan State – 29.5
  17. Baylor – 27.5
  18. Kansas – 27.5
  19. Wisconsin – 25.5
  20. Louisville – 24.5
  21. West Virginia – 23.5
  22. Arizona State – 22.5
  23. Vanderbilt – 20.5
  24. NC State – 19.5
  25. Indiana – 17.5
  26. Maryland – 17.5
  27. Nebraska – 14.5
  28. Miami FL – 14.5
  29. Rutgers – 13.5
  30. Illinois – 12.5
  31. Kentucky – 12.5
  32. Boston College – 10.5


College Football Week 12 CFB DFS Picks – Saturday Early Slate

CFB DFS Quarterbacks Week 12

C.J. StroudOSUUMD960026.131160024.83
Stroud is expensive, but the Heisman favorite is always in play leading the high-powered Ohio State offense. Stroud just tossed five TDs and nearly 300 yards against Indiana last week and he can do it again (or better) against another subpar defense in Maryland. Remember, he threw for 400+ yards and five TDs last year in this matchup. The GPP upside and cash floor are there, and Stroud should be worth it as he pads his stats against an easy opponent.
Clayton TuneUHECU810032.26  
Tune and the Houston offense are on a roll right now and now get a high-scoring matchup against ECU. He has at least 33 DK in five straight games with 22 total pass TDs and three rushing scores over these five contests. Now Tune faces a subpar ECU pass defense that’s giving up 283.7 passing yards per game (110th in FBS). Bank on Tune putting up his numbers per usual as a great cash QB.
Jason BeanKUUT680018.43980018.31
If Jalon Daniels returns from injury, he’s an option. If Daniels is out again, then Bean should be strongly considered in this high-total matchup against an up-and-down Texas defense. Bean has filled in very well for Daniels with at least 27 DK in four of five games and 21 DK in the other. He has 14 pass TDs and three rushing scores over the past five contests and will likely need to throw it a bunch this week with Texas favored. You can roster in cash or GPP if Daniels is out.
Will HowardKSUWVU640024.56  
Howard will be starting again in place of the injured Adrian Martinez this week. He’s been impressive in his three games this season with 25, 28, and 20 DK and a 9:1 TD:INT ratio. Now he’s facing a bad West Virginia defense that’s given up 297.3 passing yards per game in conference play (122nd in FBS) and 18 pass TDs over seven Big 12 contests. He could be a great Super-Flex option in cash in this matchup and how well he’s playing.
Holton AhlersECUUH620024.45  
While many people will look towards Clayton Tune, the QB on the other side is worth a strong look in cash or GPP. Ahlers gets to face a poor Houston pass defense giving up 291.5 passing yards per game this season (129th in FBS). The Cougars routinely play in shootouts because of its shaky defense and ECU will be up for the task with Ahlers leading the charge. He’s been consistent this season with at least 20 DK in four straight games and a 20:5 TD:INT ratio with five rushing scores added in. The Tune-Ahlers stack could be a high-scoring one.
Jacurri BrownMIACLEM45006.7265007.92
We never really want to roster opposing QBs against Clemson, especially on the road, but Brown is really cheap and has some upside here. The freshman QB started last week with Tyler Van Dyke out and Jake Garcia in a backup role. Brown put up 26 DK with three TDs and 87 rushing yards, showing off his dual-threat skills. Yes, Clemson’s D is a lot better than Georgia Tech, but there’s GPP upside for Brown at sub-5k due to the rushing ability if he starts again this week.

Also Consider:

  • Max Duggan – TCU (GPP)
  • Jayden de Laura – Arizona (GPP)
  • Cameron Ward – Washington State (Cash)
  • Payton Thorne – Michigan State (GPP)
  • Blake Shapen – Baylor (GPP)

CFB DFS Running Backs Week 12

Bijan RobinsonUTKU910027.021030023.87
Robinson got shut down by TCU last week, but expect a bounceback here in a good matchup. Kansas’ defense is giving up 166.8 rush yards per game (93rd in FBS) with 22 rush TDs allowed over 10 contests. Robinson should get back to his 20+ carries, 100+ yards and 25-30 DK or more with Texas getting back to leaning on him – especially since Quinn Ewers has struggled lately. He’s expensive, but it’s always tough fading Bijan in all formats.
Blake CorumMICHIL850027.71000025.15
On paper, this is a tough matchup against an Illinois defense that’s allowing only 85.9 rush yards per game (6th-best in FBS). We should be hesitant about most other RBs in this scenario, but not Blake Corum at home with Michigan favored by three scores. Michigan’s run-heavy attack might be matchup-proof with Corum getting a bell-cow workload and consistently producing 100+ yard outings. We know the Heisman contender is going to get his stats no matter what and the Illini defense won’t slow him down as much as the matchup suggests.
Deuce VaughnKSUWVU740023.77  
Even with Bijan Robinson and Blake Corum on the DK slate, expect Vaughn to be a popular cash RB this week. Deuce continues to see a heavy workload as both a rusher and pass-catcher out of the backfield and it’s resulting in some big DFS stat lines. He’s put up 36, 28, and 32 DK in the last three games, which have coincided with Will Howard being under center. Now Vaughn gets to face a poor West Virginia defense that’s allowing 182.7 rushing yards per game in conference play (101st) with 16 rush TDs allowed over seven Big 12 contests.
Braelon AllenWISCNEB700020.66920017.26
Allen got bottled up last week by Iowa (understandable), but the bounceback should be coming against a weak Nebraska defense. The Cornhuskers are allowing 170 rushing yards per game in conference play (90th in FBS) and have given up big stat lines to four straight opposing RBs coming in. The last three (Chase Brown, Mo Ibrahim, Blake Corum) were all in run-heavy offenses like Wisconsin. We should see Allen get back to his 100+ yards and 20-25 DFS points like the previous four games before last week.
Kendre MillerTCUBAY680023.36950021.43
Miller continues to churn out big games as TCU’s lead guy and he’s still pretty affordable on DK considering his consistent production. Miller has at least 21 DK, 100+ rushing yards, and a TD in seven of the last eight games and five straight. It doesn’t get much better than that. Baylor’s rush defense has been up-and-down, but it’s given up big games to Deuce Vaughn and Eric Gray in back-to-back games coming into this one. You can confidently roster Miller in cash until he proves us wrong.
Nicholas SingletonPSURU580015.91  
Penn State’s rushing duo of Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen are both GPP options against a poor Rutgers rush defense. As for Singleton, he had 122 rushing yards and two TDs for 28 DK last week and could have a similar stat line here. He continues to split carries with Kaytron Allen and both have the upside to put up 25-30 DFS points depending on which one is scoring the TDs. Both are high-upside GPP plays this week at sub-6k for either one.
Nakia WatsonWSUARIZ380019.45  
Welcome to the DK cash chalk at RB with Watson being a major mispricing. Watson has put up 29 and 38 DK in the last two games since returning from injury and he’s gone for 100+ rushing yards with a lead back workload. Now he faces one of the worst rush defenses in the country with Arizona allowing 232.7 rushing yards per game and 6.2 ypc during conference play. Expect Watson to be very popular in all formats.
Stacy SneedUHECU380012.88  
Sneed is an interesting value pivot away from Watson if you want to go that route. The freshman has taken over Houston’s lead back role in recent weeks with 16, 22, 22, and 31 DK over the past four games. Sneed just racked up 143 yards and two TDs last week while being the lead guy over Ta’Zhawn Henry and Brandon Campbell. He offers plenty of upside in a high-total matchup here, but ECU’s rush defense is solid and could limit him. It’s tough to fully trust in cash, but Sneed is a great GPP option at sub-4k.
Dallan HaydenOSUUMD37008.1455007.14
Outside of Watson, this is the other glaring value on the slate depending on the Ohio State backfield injuries. TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams are dealing with injuries and it’s possible both are held out this week in what should be an easy win over Maryland. If that’s the case, then Hayden becomes a slam dunk play as the presumed starter. He saw 19 carries for 102 yards and a TD last week when Williams went out early and Henderson sat out. This is a late kickoff, but Hayden should not be overlooked if we get word that Henderson/Williams are out.

Also Consider:

  • Keaton Mitchell – East Carolina (Cash/GPP)
  • Will Shipley – Clemson (GPP)
  • Devin Neal – Kansas (GPP)
  • Michael Wiley – Arizona (GPP)
  • Richard Reese – Baylor (GPP)
  • Audric Estime – Notre Dame (Cash)

CFB DFS Wide Receivers Week 12

Nathaniel DellUHECU820027.86  
Dell continues to put up monster numbers as one of the best receivers in college football in a high-scoring Houston offense. He now has at least 22 DK in all but one game this season and has 27 DK or more in four straight. Think about that for a second and take a look back at his game logs to truly appreciate the dominance. Now Dell faces a poor ECU pass defense and should be plenty involved as Clayton Tune’s top target. Load him up in cash or GPP.
Marvin Harrison Jr.OSUUMD810024.111000019.61
Harrison is arguably the top wide receiver talent in college football and he should always be considered for our DFS lineups. It’s a bit tough to trust in cash because he’s gone back-and-forth with returning value at expensive price tags. However, Harrison’s GPP ceiling is as good as anyone on the slate. He has at least 31 DK in three of the last five games and can go off for 130+ yards and multiple TDs in any game.
Zay FlowersBCND690023.37870018.70
People likely won’t roster Flowers on the road against Notre Dame, but he’s proven to be almost matchup- and QB-proof this year. He just had seven catches for 130 yards and two TDs for 34 DK on the road at NC State last week and now has 24 DK or more in three of the last five games. Flowers is one of the top college wideout talents and always has the GPP upside to smash the slate.
C.J. JohnsonECUUH620019.65  
We mentioned Ahlers being a good play against Houston’s poor pass defense. His two top targets, Isaiah Winstead and C.J. Johnson, are both good options too. Winstead is the safer cash play, but Johnson has the GPP upside to go off in this matchup. He’s put up some huge stat lines multiple times this season, but also has some subpar performances blended in.
Jayden ReedMSUIU560015.48  
Reed has quietly been pretty consistent from a DFS standpoint. Michigan State’s top wideout has at least four catches, 60 yards, a TD and 16 DK or more in five of the last six games. We’ll gladly take that at this sub-6k price tag. Reed and the Spartans get a good matchup here against an Indiana defense allowing 270 passing yards per game (115th in FBS) and 26 pass TDs over 10 contests. Don't overlook Reed in cash if you're in the mid-range.
Malik KnowlesKSUWVU480011.87  
With Will Howard starting in place of Adrian Martinez again, we can look at the Kansas State receivers being viable DFS plays. Malik Knowles and Kade Warner are especially cheap on the DK slate and both can return value. Knowles didn’t do much last week when returning from injury, but he can put up 15-20 DK against a West Virginia pass defense that’s among the worst in the country.
Ja'Tavion SandersUTKU450012.71640010.41
Sanders is starting to get priced up more, but he’s still too cheap for what his role has consistently been in Texas’ offense. The tight end is a favorite target for Quinn Ewers, outside of Xavier Worthy, and it’s giving him a solid double-digit DFS floor. Sanders has at least 10 DK in five of the last six games and has 13 DK or more in four of those. Kansas has a weak pass defense and Texas should have success through the air here.
Samuel BrownUHECU420017.73  
Get ready for Brown to be popular on the DK slate because he’s sorely mispriced at sub-5k. He’s no Tank Dell, but Brown has been very productive with at least 14 DK in five straight games and 20+ DK in three of those. He’s way too cheap based on the production and the targets he’s getting from Clayton Tune in a high-scoring Houston attack. Then there’s the favorable matchup against a poor ECU pass defense.
Josh CameronBAYTCU38004.9248003.80
Cameron has become a bigger part of the Baylor offense recently with 11 catches and 155 yards over the past two games combined. We know Baylor will likely be throwing more playing from behind against TCU and Cameron could see enough targets to offer upside. Plus, TCU’s pass defense is just average and can be beaten at times. It’s worth a shot in GPPs if Cameron can keep up his recent production.
Leyton SmithsonWSUARIZ30006.97  
Washington State’s WR corps is dealing with some big injuries right now. Renard Bell has been out and is expected to return this week, but in a “lesser role” per the head coach. Robert Ferrel could also be out after getting hurt last week. Considering these injuries, we could see Smithson get more targets and snaps. He’s actually put up 10 DK or more in three of the last four games and caught a TD last week from QB Cameron Ward. He won’t have to do much to return value at min price, and it’s worth a dart throw in a high-total matchup against a bad Arizona defense.

Also Consider:

  • Jacob Cowing – Arizona (GPP)
  • Emeka Egbuka – Ohio State (GPP)
  • Quentin Johnston – TCU (GPP)
  • Isaiah Winstead – East Carolina (Cash)
  • Matthew Golden – Houston (Cash/GPP)
  • Quentin Skinner – Kansas (GPP)
  • Kade Warner – Kansas State (GPP)
  • Gavin Holmes – Baylor (Cash)
  • KeSean Carter – Houston (GPP)


CFB DFS Week 12 Early Core Plays

DraftKings Cash:

  • Nakia Watson – Washington State
  • Deuce Vaughn – Kansas State
  • Nathaniel Dell – Houston

FanDuel Cash:

  • Blake Corum – Michigan
  • Kendre Miller – TCU
  • C.J. Stroud – Ohio State

DraftKings GPP:

  • Marvin Harrison Jr. – Ohio State
  • Stacy Sneed – Houston
  • Braelon Allen – Wisconsin

FanDuel GPP:

  • C.J. Stroud – Ohio State
  • Zay Flowers – Boston College
  • Josh Cameron – Baylor

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