The 2022-23 college football bowl schedule continues with four more matchups on Wednesday, December 28th for our CFB DFS lineups. The Military Bowl between UCF and Duke kicks things off at 2 pm ET and then the Texas Bowl between Texas Tech and Ole Miss caps the night off. We also have intriguing college football bowl matchups between Kansas and Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl and Oregon and North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl. Check out all the CFB DFS top picks, lineup strategies, teams to target, and value plays to lock in for these college football bowl games. 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 the College Football bowls on Wednesday, December 28th.


College Football Bowl Game Betting Odds – Wednesday, December 28

(via DraftKings Sportsbook)

  • 2 pm ET – UCF vs Duke (-3.5) – 62 O/U (in Annapolis, MD)
  • 5:30 pm ET – Kansas vs Arkansas (-3) – 69 O/U (in Memphis, TN)
  • 8 pm ET – Oregon (-13) vs North Carolina – 75 O/U (in San Diego, CA)
  • 9 pm ET – Texas Tech vs Ole Miss (-3.5) – 71 O/U (in Houston, TX)


College Football CFB DFS Picks – Friday 12/28 Bowl Games

CFB DFS Quarterbacks

Bo NixOREUNC940033.131240032.04
Nix announced he’s returning to Oregon next season, so we can count on him being fully committed to putting on a show in this bowl game. He should light up a poor UNC pass defense that ranked 121st in passing yards allowed per game this season. The Heels will also be down multiple starters in the secondary in the transfer portal. Nix can easily go off for 40+ DFS points in this matchup and high-scoring game. Plus, he should be back healthy after being banged up at the end of the regular season.
KJ JeffersonARKKU850027.741100026.54
Jefferson will be returning to Arkansas next season, which is good news for his motivation and availability for this bowl. The matchup is a great one against a poor Kansas defense that struggled against both the pass and run. Jefferson should provide a strong cash floor of 25 DFS points or more with his rushing ability, and the ceiling is there through the air against KU in a high-total game.
Riley LeonardDUKEUCF770027.281060026.28
Leonard will likely go overlooked with Nix, Jefferson, and Maye all on the slate. Still, the Duke QB is worth a hard look in cash or GPP as your Super-Flex. He put up at least 25 DK in 10 of 12 games this season and had 28+ DK in five of the last six to end the season, which is very consistent when it comes to a DFS quarterback. Now he gets to face a below-average UCF pass defense that had a couple of starters hit the transfer portal.
Thomas CastellanosUCFDUKE58004.250004.20
Hopefully we get some more clarity before this early kickoff, but there’s a good chance Castellanos starts or gets meaningful playing time for UCF in this bowl. John Rhys Plumlee was dealing with a hamstring injury at the end of the season and could possibly be out or limited. Castellanos is the next man up with Mikey Keene hitting the transfer portal and now committed to Fresno State. There’s some dual-threat upside for Castellanos, who’s a high-upside, high-risk GPP play against a weak Duke secondary.

Also Consider:

  • Drake Maye – North Carolina (GPP)
  • Jalon Daniels – Kansas (GPP)

CFB DFS Running Backs

Quinshon JudkinsMISSTTU720024.711000023.05
Judkins was a stud for us all season and now we get to roster him in a bowl game. The true freshman ended up averaging 21 carries and 123 rushing yards per game as he anchored Ole Miss’ run-heavy offense. His heavy workload and success on the ground shouldn’t change for this bowl. Texas Tech had a below-average rush defense this year and allowed big games to numerous opposing lead backs in the final stretch of the regular season.
Raheim SandersARKKU690024.22980021.14
Sanders was a top DFS play at running back all year and it continues for this bowl game with the talented sophomore set to return to Arkansas next season. Sanders will face a poor Kansas defense that gave up 193.8 rushing yards per game and got torched by numerous opposing lead backs. Sanders should be the latest to have success in this matchup and Arkansas likely will lean on the run game more than usual with a ton of pass-catchers transferring away.
Devin NealKUARK630017.68780015.80
Judkins and Sanders are the clear top guys to roster in cash lineups, but Neal could easily be the highest-scoring RB on the slate. The Kansas lead back will face a weak Arkansas defense that gave up 179 rushing yards per game (103rd in FBS) and will be down a couple of notable starters in the linebacking corps. Neal has shown off his GPP ceiling this season and took advantage of favorable matchups in Big 12 numerous times.
Bucky IrvingOREUNC590016.78850014.78
Oregon’s backfield tandem of Irving and Whittington are both good plays on this slate, though they’ll be stealing production away from each other. Irving has been more involved in the passing game, which gives him more PPR value on DK. Both can go for 20+ DFS points against a poor UNC defense and with Oregon favored by double-digits. Irving has the slightly higher floor/ceiling combo.
RJ HarveyUCFDUKE520013.79640012.47
Considering the uncertain status of John Rhys Plumlee, who may be out or limited for this bowl, UCF may lean on the ground game a ton. It’s a two-headed backfield with Isaiah Bowser and RJ Harvey splitting the workload and both are value options on this slate. Harvey is the slightly better option as the cheaper of the two for likely similar DFS production. He also has more pass-catching chops than Bowser.

Also Consider:

  • Elijah Green – North Carolina (GPP)
  • Isaiah Bowser – UCF (Cash/GPP)
  • Noah Whittington – Oregon (Cash)

CFB DFS Wide Receivers

Antoine GreenUNCORE700019.31940015.92
Green will be Drake Maye’s top target with Josh Downs heading to the NFL Draft and opting out of this bowl. Green was already the 1B to Downs in the UNC passing attack, but he can put up big numbers with a larger target share now. He’ll face a below-average Oregon pass defense that struggled against competent air attacks all season. UNC will likely be throwing a ton in this one as sizable underdogs and Green should rack up receptions and DFS production for cash or GPP.
Troy FranklinOREUNC690016.64920013.56
Franklin was a top target all season for Bo Nix and that should continue in this bowl game with both guys returning to Oregon next year. The sophomore wideout finished with 867 receiving yards and eight TDs this season and can have a ton of success against a weak, depleted UNC secondary. The Nix/Franklin combo should be popular in cash lineups.
Jalon CalhounDUKEUCF600013.76710010.76
We mentioned above that Leonard is a good play for this bowl matchup vs UCF. His top target is Calhoun, who’s pretty affordable on both sites compared to other WR1’s from other teams. Calhoun went off for 37 DK in the regular season finale and has been a favorite for Leonard all season. The floor is usually safe for Calhoun to put up double-digit DFS points, though he’s a tad more risky than Franklin and Green on this slate.
Matt LandersARKKU580015.78900012.96
Landers was already a top receiver for Arkansas, but he’ll be locked into even more targets with Jadon Haselwood, Trey Knox, and Ketron Jackson all transferring away and out for this bowl. He ended the season strong with four total TDs over the last three games, 100+ yards in the two games prior, and 35 DK in the contest before those. He’s a notable bargain on DK, especially compared to his expensive FD price.
Javon BakerUCFDUKE570012.82690010.28
Both Javon Baker and Kobe Hudson will step into more targets and pass-catching production with Ryan O’Keefe transferring away. Both UCF wideouts are upside plays on this slate against a poor Duke secondary that ranked 110th nationally in passing yards allowed per game. There’s risk, though, because of John Rhys Plumlee’s uncertain status. Baker gets the slight nod because he’s cheaper than Hudson on both sites, but both are in play for GPPs.
Bryce StephensARKKU44002.6652002.29
The speedy return man will become Arkansas’ starting slot WR for this bowl with Jadon Haselwood and Ketron Jackson both transferring away. Stephens only totaled 92 yards on eight receptions this season, but his snap and target shares will increase a ton now. He has the speed and playmaking ability to take any catch to the house and can break the slate in GPPs against a weak Kansas secondary.
Kobe PaysourUNCORE33006.1654004.96
With Josh Downs off to the NFL and sitting out this bowl game, there are a ton of targets up for grabs in the UNC receiving corps. It’s tough to get a read of which Tar Heels pass-catcher will step up, but one of them will likely smash value. Kobe Paysour is a prime candidate to see a major uptick in snaps and targets with Downs gone. He only had 22 receptions for 226 yards this season, but that was with Downs active. You can also look at tight end Bryson Nesbit or wideouts Gavin Blackwell and J.J. Jones as values from UNC.
Xavier TownsendUCFDUKE30002.8345002.17
Townsend should be UCF’s third wideout for this bowl with Ryan O’Keefe gone in the transfer portal. The freshman only totaled 102 yards on 16 receptions this season, but that’s understandable with O’Keefe, Hudson, and Baker dominating the receiving production. Townsend flashed in the AAC title game with a rushing TD and more involvement offensively. He has plenty of upside to smash value at min price.

Also Consider:

  • Malik Heath – Ole Miss (GPP)
  • Kris Hutson – Oregon (Cash)
  • Chase Cota – Oregon (GPP)
  • Bryson Nesbit – North Carolina (GPP)
  • Mason Fairchild – Kansas (Cash)
  • Jaedon Wilson – Arkansas (GPP)


CFB DFS Core Plays

DraftKings Cash:

  • Bo Nix – Oregon
  • Raheim Sanders – Arkansas
  • Troy Franklin – Oregon

DraftKings GPP:

  • Devin Neal – Kansas
  • Antoine Green – UNC
  • Bryce Stephens – Arkansas

FanDuel Cash:

  • Bo Nix – Oregon
  • Quinshon Judkins – Ole Miss
  • Raheim Sanders – Arkansas

FanDuel GPP:

  • Bucky Irving – Oregon
  • Jalon Calhoun – Duke
  • Xavier Townsend – UCF

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