Welcome back to another week of the CFB DFS Playbook Saturday Night Edition. Today we will dive into the Saturday college football 7pm Week 12 Night slate with a focus on the top CFB DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel. Some of the top players and teams in the nation will be in action for this Saturday Night CFB Week 12 slate including a huge Pac-12 matchup as Michael Penix and #5 Washington travel to Corvallis to face #12 Oregon State. CFB DFS darlings Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers lead LSU against Marcus Carroll and Georgia State plus we get to play the likes of Brady Cook and Cody Schrader from Missouri, Haynes King of Georgia Tech and LeQuint Allen from the Syracuse Orange. Check out the college football betting odds, team totals, and implied game totals below to get an idea of which games or teams to target in CFB DFS lineups. If you're building CFB DFS lineups tonight, be sure to check out our college football weekly projections and CFB DFS lineup generator. So now we are ready to dive in and check out my top CFB DFS top picks and plays for Saturday Night, November 18th.
College Football Week 12 Saturday Night Odds
7p ET Kansas State (-8.0) @ Kansas 56.5 O/U
7p ET Boise State -4.5) @ Utah State 64.5 O/U FD Only
7:30p ET Kentucky (-1.0) @ South Carolina 54.0 O/U
7:30p ET Florida @ Missouri (-11.0) 59.0 O/U
7:30p ET Nebraska @ Wisconsin (-5.5) 36.5 O/U FD Only
7:30p Washington @ Oregon State (-2.5) 62.0 O/U
7:30p ET Florida International @ Arkansas (-29.5) 50.5 O/U FD Only
8p ET Syracuse @ Georgia Tech (-6.5) 53.0 O/U
8p ET Texas (-7.5) @ Iowa State 47.0 O/U
8p ET Georgia State @ LSU (-32.0) 72.5 O/U
CFB DFS QUARTERBACKS
Jayden Daniels - LSU vs. Georgia State ($10.7K DK/13.0 K FD)
Jayden Daniels has been the best player in the nation this year. He has been a stud every week and is coming off a monster record breaking 606-yard performance against Florida that included three touchdown passes and a pair of touchdown runs which raised his season total to 38 total touchdowns (30 pass/8 rush) to go along with 3,164 yards passing and 918 yards rushing. In the Florida game Daniels became the first player in FBS history to throw for at least 350 yards and run for at least 200 yards. He leads the nation in passing efficiency, yards per attempt (11.6) and rushing yards by a quarterback. This week LSU will be facing Georgia State with a team implied total of 52.25. Need I say more?
Brady Cook - Missouri vs. Florida ($7.9K DK/10.2K FD)
Brady Cook is putting together a huge season and is one of the main reasons that this is Missouri’s best season since 2013. The senior is in the top-5 in all the SEC's passing categories and more importantly he's in the top half among quarterbacks in the conference in rushing yards. His passing yards total is also the 16th-most in FBS with a 275 per game average this season sand he is coming off a dominant 36-7 win over Tennessee last weekend, as he matched his season average of 275 passing yards, completing 75% of his passes (18-of-24). Missouri has the second highest implied total of the slate with 35.00 points as they face Florida at home tonight.
Spencer Rattler - South Carolina vs. Kentucky ($6.9K DK/8.2K FD)
Kentucky just let Jalen Milroe put up six scores – three passing and three rushing – and now they have to face another skilled quarterback in Spencer Rattler. The two signal callers’ similarities in buying time and moving around the pocket could mean very bad things for the Mark Stoops defense. In last year’s win over Kentucky Rattler completed 73.7% of his passes for 177 yards, a touchdown, and an interception and now this season he is currently having one of his best collegiate campaigns passing for 2,867 yards, 21 total touchdowns, and seven interceptions on a 70.6% completion rate. Besides Jayden Daniels, Spencer rattler is the top point per dollar play at quarterback tonight.
Other Top Quarterbacks
Michael Penix, Washington ($10.5K DK/10.8K FD) Cash/GPP
Haynes King, Georgia Tech ($8.5K DK/10.7K FD) GPP
Will Howard, Kansas State ($7.7K DK/10.1K FD) GPP
Garett Shrader, Syracuse ($7.3K DK/10.0K FD) GPP Sneak Special
KJ Jefferson, Arkansas ($10.5K FD) - FD Only
CFB DFS RUNNING BACKS
Cody Schrader - Missouri vs. Florida ($6.5K DK)
Prior to last weekend, no SEC player had ever recorded a 200-yard rushing and 100-yard receiving game. Moreover, no one in Missouri history has ever had a 100-yard rushing and receiving game. That all changed on Saturday as Cody Schrader rushed for 205 yards and had 116 receiving yards in a 36-7 home thrashing of the Volunteers. The Division II transfer ran the football 35 times, scored once and caught five passes on his big day- he also topped 1,000 yards (1,124 on the season).
CJ Baxter - Texas @ Iowa State ($5.7K DK/7.7K FD)
The Longhorns lost one of the nation’s most productive FBS running backs for the season when Jonathon Brooks tore his ACL last Saturday. Expect CJ Baxter to move into the starting role that he held for the first two games of the season before injuries allowed Brooks to take control of the position. Baxter, a five-star freshman from Florida and former No. 30 overall prospect and No. 1 running back in the 247Sports Composite rankings. is now 100% and ready to roll. The Longhorns have rushed for at least 140 yards and two touchdowns over their past four games and averaged 4.5 yards per run while Baxter has been one of the best secondary running backs in the country. As a backup he has ran for 391 yards and three scores in nine games and saw 18 rush attempts last week after Brooks went down. Iowa State is no pushover on defense, but this is the new Longhorns bell cow and at this price Baxter will be anchoring my main lineup.
Jamal Haynes - Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse ($5.0K DK/8.0K FD)
Jamal entered the season as a relatively unknown player, but the ACC knows who he is now. The redshirt sophomore finds himself fourth in the ACC with 768 rushing yards, trailing only Omarion Hampton, Jawhar Jordan, and LeQuint Allen. Haynes’ efficiency is what makes him particularly dangerous, averaging nearly six yards per carry and his production is increasing every week. He is getting double-digit carries every week for the past four straight and now has back-to-back 100-yard games against Virginia and Clemson. The Syracuse defensive line is tough but at this price and volume Jamal Haynes is a solid mid-priced play tonight.
Josh Williams - LSU vs. Georgia State ($4.1K DK/7.5K FD)
With Logan Diggs injured last week (upper body) Josh Williams stepped in and received plenty of work running the football. He scored his third touchdown in the last four games and ended the day with 15 DraftKings points. John Emery is out for the rest of the season and Diggs continues to be hurting so that should keep the door open for Williams to crush tonight against Georgia State. Jayden Daniels and the Tiger offense should be able to do anything they want against the Panthers and that could mean a monster game from Williams at a bargain basement price. This is your top running back value of the state.
Other Top Running Backs
LeQuint Allen, Syracuse ($7.7K DK/8.8K FD) Cash/GPP
DJ Giddens, Kansas State ($6.0K DK/9.2K FD) Cash/GPP
Damian Martinez, Oregon State (6.6K DK/8.5K FD) GPP
Marcus Carroll, Georgia State (6.7K DK/8.6K FD) GPP
Mario Anderson, South Carolina, South Carolina ($5.6K DK/6.8K FD) GPP
Raheim Sander ($6.0K FD) Cash/GPP
CFB DFS WIDE RECEIVERS
Malik Nabers & Brian Thomas - LSU vs. Georgia State ($9.4K & 7.6K DK /11.0 K & 9.8K FD)
Malik Nabers, one of the most prolific receivers in the country is a key part of LSU’s nation leading offense. The third year wideout has been elite all year without one hole in his game. Nabers numbers are amazing as he’s grabbed 72 receptions for 1,284 yards and 10 touchdowns, an average of 17.8 yards per catch as the go-to option in the offense under Daniels. He also leads the country in receiving yards, tied for seventh in touchdowns and became just the second LSU receiver ever to have back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, the other being Josh Reed. The duo of Nabers and Brian Thomas brings back memories of Jarvis Landy/Odell Beckham Jr and Justin Jefferson/Ja’Marr Chase. Thomas leads the nation in receiving touchdowns with 13. He also has 918 yards on 51 receptions and both players have helped Jayden Daniels throw for over 3,000 yards in only 10 games.
Xavier Legette - South Carolina vs. Kentucky ($6.3K DK/8.7K FD)
Xavier Legette has had an incredible breakout campaign for the South Carolina Gamecocks this season, and he continued last Saturday against Vanderbilt finishing the game with nine receptions (12 targets) for 120 yards. The week before against Jacksonville State he ended nine receptions, 217 receiving yards, and two touchdowns as the receiving yards were the second-highest single-game mark in school history. He is now only the fifth Gamecock to break a 1000-yard receiving season (1,093 yards so far) joining the lies of Alshon Jeffery and Sterling Sharpe. This is an experienced big-play receiver with great size and looks for a big game tonight against Kentucky as the Gamecocks continue to play for Bowl eligibility.
Dan Villari - Syracuse @ Georgia Tech ($4.1K DK/6.3K FD)
Former Michigan quarterback, now Syracuse tight end, Dan Villari got most of the snaps at quarterback in the shotgun last week against Pittsburgh in Yankee Stadium. The gadget player led the Orange on the ground with 17 carries for 154 yards and led the team with just 12 passing yards proving that he does have a sky-high ceiling. Villari also set a new Syracuse record for most rushing yards by a tight end, the highest total on record by an FBS tight end in at least a decade. Georgia Tech is one of the worst teams in the ACC against the run so expect to see the Orange jam the ball down the Yellow Jackets throats making Villari, Garrett Shrader and LeQuint Allen all strong plays tonight.
Eric Singleton Jr. - Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse ($4.8K DK/7.8K FD)
As a true freshman in the “Z” role Eric Singleton Jr. is a star in the making. The thinly framed speedster with a track and field background has excelled in his first year catching a team high 38 passes for 580 yards six touchdowns. Georgia Tech has seen a big jump in production in the passing game this season after having one of the worst in the country in 2022 and Singleton is a big reason why. He can stretch the field in the vertical passing game and the way he can separate from defenders is way beyond what a true freshman usually does. In the last three weeks, Singleton Jr. has been targeted 29 times, which ties him with Florida’s Eugene Wilson for most targets by a freshman in the past three contests. A first look at last week’s box score and it looks like Singleton Jr. wasn’t a factor against Clemson, but he actually was heavily targeted (13 targets but only five receptions) as the entire team struggled a bit against an elite defense. With 27 targets over his last three games a sub-$5K Eric Singleton Jr. against a Syracuse defense allowing 29 fantasy points per game to WR1’s is the top wide receiver value on the slate.
Other Top Wide Receivers
Xavier Worthy, Texas ($6.2K DK/7.2K FD) Cash/GPP
Luther Burden, Missouri ($7.6K DK/9.4K FD) Cash/GPP
Rome Odunze, Washington ($8.5K DK/10.2K FD) GPP
Jaylin Noel, Iowa State ($6.0K DK/7.0K FD) GPP
Silas Bolden, Oregon State ($6.4K DK/8.2K FD) GPP
Barion Brown, Kentucky ($4.8K DK/5.5K FD) Cash/GPP Value
Jack Velling, Oregon State ($4.3K DK/7.4K) GPP Value
Joshua Simon, South Carolina ($3.1K DK/6.0K) Cash/GPP Value
Germie Bernard, Washington ($4.3K DK/6.6K FD) GPP Value
Jayden Daniels- LSU
CJ Baxter- Texas
Josh Williams- LSU
Brady Cook- Missouri
Jayden Daniels- LSU
CJ Baxter- Texas
Barion Brown- Kentucky
Raheim Sanders- Arkansas
Malik Nabers- LSU