Happy Thanksgiving! Every year, college football gives us a packed Black Friday slate of games and we have entertaining matchups on tap while you're eating those Turkey Day leftovers. This College Football Week 13 Friday slate gives us a 10-game slate on DraftKings and a 13-game slate on FanDuel, which includes the night games. Let's dive into top CBB DFS picks and value plays on both sites as you build those college football daily fantasy lineups. All of the CFB Week 13 odds listed below are via DraftKings Sportsbook at the time of publishing. Let's now get into the top CFB DFS picks for Friday's college football Week 13 slate on November 24th.
College Football Week 13 Schedule
CFB DFS Friday Slate
- 12 pm ET – Miami FL (-10) at Boston College – 48 O/U
- 12 pm ET – TCU at Oklahoma (-10) – 63.5 O/U
- 12 pm ET – Iowa at Nebraska (-2.5) – 26.5 O/U
- 12 pm ET – Memphis (-13) at Temple – 64 O/U
- 12 pm ET – Toledo (-11) at Central Michigan – 54.5 O/U
- 12 pm ET – Ohio (-14) at Akron – 41 O/U
- 3:30 pm ET – UTSA at Tulane (-3.5) – 52 O/U
- 3:30 pm ET – Utah State (-6) at New Mexico – 60 O/U
- 4 pm ET – Missouri (-8.5) at Arkansas – 55.5 O/U
- 4 pm ET – Air Force at Boise State (-7) – 46 O/U
- 7:30 pm ET – Penn State (-21) at Michigan State – 43.5 O/U (FD Only)
- 7:30 pm ET – Texas Tech at Texas (-14) – 52.5 O/U (FD Only)
- 8:30 pm ET – Oregon State at Oregon (-13.5) – 62.5 O/U (FD Only)
College Football Week 13 CFB DFS Picks
Top CFB DFS Quarterbacks
|We get the night games on the FD slate, so Bo Nix is a top overall play. Oregon is letting him stuff the stat sheet to bolster his Heisman resume and it’s resulted in 40+ FD points in two of the last three games. Oregon State does present a tough matchup, but Nix is at home and should be involved in 4-5 total TDs with 300-400 passing yards in a high-scoring game. He’s expensive for cash, though the GPP upside is elite.
|Keep an eye on Oklahoma’s QB situation. Dillon Gabriel got knocked out of last week’s game but is expected to play, according to HC Brent Venables. If he plays, then Gabriel always has that GPP ceiling to go off for 40+ DFS points in a high-scoring matchup like this one. He’d still be a risky play because of the chance of reinjury. If he sits, then Jackson Arnold is worth a look in GPP lineups but the freshman has limited experience this year.
|Seth Henigan has been consistently performing all season and should keep it going this week. Temple has a poor defense that’s allowing 276 passing yards per game in conference play (118th in FBS) and a 16:1 TD:INT ratio in seven AAC games. Even on the road, Henigan should tear up this pass D for 300-400 yards, multiple TDs, and 25-30 DK at least. He’s a tad expensive but we know we’re getting good production for cash lineups.
|Tulane and UTSA are playing for a spot in the AAC title game, so Michael Pratt has plenty of motivation to play well here. First off, Pratt is at home where he’s averaging 23 DK per game this season with a 12:3 TD:INT ratio and better running numbers than on the road. Plus, he gets a subpar UTSA pass defense that ranks 107th nationally in pass yards allowed per game in conference play. Pratt’s GPP upside isn’t as high as others on the slate, but he’ll be perfectly fine in cash at solid prices on both sites.
|Josh Hoover has filled in nicely for Chandler Morris over the past month. He’s thrown for 300+ yards in four of the last five games a couple of ceiling performances of 37 and 35 DK points (which was last week). We should see Hoover start again this week and he can put up numbers against a shaky OU pass defense (86th in FBS in pass yards allowed per game in conference play). This could be a shootout and Hoover can exceed GPP value as your Super-Flex.
|The Memphis offense is definitely one to target in this game, but don’t overlook the Temple side of things. E.J. Warner has been pretty productive from a stats and DFS perspective this year even if his team is losing a bunch of games. Warner has at least 21 DK in five straight games with some big 35 and 40 DK outbursts against softer defenses. This week, he’ll face a Memphis pass defense that ranks 104th in yards allowed per game in conference play. This game projects as a shootout with two shaky defenses, and Warner should be throwing a ton to keep up. He’s a great Super-Flex play in all formats.
Top CFB DFS Running Backs
|Peny Boone has been a stud DFS RB pretty much the whole season when on the slate. Ever since he started getting double-digit carries in Week 3, the Toledo bell-cow is averaging 122 rush yards and 24 DK per game with at least 21 DK in five of the past six. He’s locked into touches, yards, and a TD role for Toledo’s offense and that won’t change this week. Central Michigan has an average rush defense but it shouldn’t slow Boone down much. He's expensive but worth it pretty much every week.
|While Temple’s pass defense is bad, so is the rush D. The Owls are allowing over 200 rushing yards per game in conference play and have given up 17 rush TDs in seven conf games. This immediately points us to Blake Watson, who has the GPP upside for 40+ DFS points at his best. Watson is seeing plenty of touches per game as both a rusher and pass-catcher with 15 total TDs through 11 games. He’s a top overall RB in all formats.
|Cody Schrader has been an absolute stud in Missouri’s backfield lately. He has at least 24 DK in four straight games and is averaging 24 DK per game this year. Schrader is also averaging 115 rushing yards and a TD per game while seeing a bell-cow workload. That production and workload shouldn’t change this week. Now he gets a great matchup against a terrible Arkansas rush defense that’s allowing 193 rush yards per game in conference action (113th in FBS). Lock in Schrader as a top overall play again.
|In terms of rushing yards allowed during conference games, Utah State has the worst rush defense on the slate with 213.8 rush yards allowed per game (126th in FBS). It’s a great matchup for opposing RBs and this week it’s Jacory Croskey-Merritt. The New Mexico lead RB just went for 204 yards, 2 TDs, and 35 DK last week. He also has at least 11 DK in every game this season and 18+ DK in six of the last 10. The proven production in this matchup makes him a top RB play in cash.
|If you missed it, Jonathon Brooks is done for the year and CJ Baxter is now Texas’ lead back. The true freshman saw 20 carries for 117 yards and added in 5 receptions last week in his starter role. This week, it’s a much easier matchup at home against Texas Tech’s 71st rush defense in conference play. On the FD slate, Baxter is a nice bargain for cash lineups with positive TD regression likely coming in addition to another 100+ yard day.
|Davon Booth returned from a one-game absence last week and put up 125 rushing yards on 12 carries. He’s gone for 100+ yards with 15-25 DK in the right matchups this year and another could be coming here. New Mexico is allowing 5.29 ypc in conference play (122nd in FBS) with 18 rush TDs allowed over seven conference games. Booth could smash value if he finds the end zone multiple times and goes for 100+ again.
|Gavin Sawchuk now has three straight 100-yard rushing games as he’s taken over lead back duties in the OU offense. He has 21, 16, and 21 DK points in these past three games with the bigger workload. Sawchuk should be priced much higher on DK at this point, so he’s a clear bargain over there. TCU has the 81st rush defense in conference play and Sawchuk can easily go for 100+ yards and 20+ DK again here if he continues getting the touches.
|Dylan Carson has been Air Force’s lead rusher the past two games with Emmanuel Michel sidelined. Michel is out for the season, so it’s Carson as the main RB once again this week. He has 87 and 104 yards on 13 and 16 carries, respectively, in the past two games with the bigger role. There’s no reason for him to be priced this low on both sites and he’s a decent salary-saver despite a tough matchup vs Boise State. You could do a lot worse in this price range than a lead RB who can give you double-digit DFS points.
Top CFB DFS Wide Receivers
|Luther Burden III
|On talent alone, Luther Burden is definitely the best WR on this slate. For DFS, he’s more of an upside GPP play than an optimal cash option. Burden can go off for double-digit receptions, 150 yards, and 30+ DK in any game but this matchup vs Arkansas is actually harder than you’d think. The Razorbacks are weak against the run but tough against the pass. Burden isn’t as safe for cash but he always has that ceiling.
|There are a few Utah State receivers worth considering on this slate. First off, Utah St has multiple QB injuries to monitor. No matter who’s under center, though, we know how the pecking order shakes out. Terrell Vaughn and Jalen Royals are both dominating the target share with Royals having the slightly better DFS performances lately. Royals has 934 yards/12 TDs on the year and Vaughn has 809 yards/10 TDs. Then there’s Micah Davis, who’s a solid value on this slate. Royals, though, has the GPP upside to smash the slate.
|If you’re playing Bo Nix on the FD slate, then pair him up with either Troy Franklin or Tez Johnson. Both dominate the Oregon target share every week for a safe floor with the upside for 30+ DFS points in any given game. Last week, it was Franklin who had 2 TDs and 128 yards for 28 FD points. Johnson had similar stat lines in the two games prior. On FD, Johnson might be the better per-dollar option compared to Franklin.
|Memphis has two clear top receivers to pair up with Seth Henigan or roster as one-offs in a great matchup vs Temple. Both Roc Taylor and Demeer Blankumsee are viable and there are merits to playing either one in cash or GPP. As for Taylor, he just went off for 8 rec, 146 yards, and 25 DK last week. He also had 159 yards and 2 TDs three gamers ago. Taylor’s GPP ceiling is better but he also has bust weeks. Blankumsee might be safer for cash, though he also has GPP upside. Both can light up a terrible Temple pass defense.
|Chris Brazzell II
|Tulane will be without Lawrence Keys this week and Jha’Quan Jackson is questionable with an ankle injury. With both out last game, Chris Brazzell had seven receptions, 103 yards, a TD, and 26 DK points. He was already one of Michael Pratt’s secondary targets, but his role is clearly elevated with Keys out. The prices on both sites are affordable enough to consider in cash or GPP against the 107th-ranked UTSA pass defense. Alex Bauman is a cheaper Tulane pass-catcher to think about too.
|Savion Williams is weirdly underpriced on both sites this week. He only had two catches for 51 yards last week but popped off for 11 rec, 164 yards, a TD, and 37 DK the game before. Williams hasn’t produced every week but he’s still TCU’s top WR and can return value in a high-scoring matchup this week vs Oklahoma. Also consider Jared Wiley from TCU’s receiving corps.
|Nic Anderson had been priced around 6k on DK for the past month but now gets a discount to the low-5k range. We’ll gladly take the bargain because Anderson is still one of OU’s top wideouts. Drake Stoops is the safer play, but Anderson has GPP upside as the big-play threat. He was quiet last week with only 12 yards, but did find the end zone. Before that, Anderson had emerged as a top pass-catcher in the OU offense after Andrel Anthony got hurt. Now Jalil Farooq is banged up and could force more targets Anderson’s way.
|We mentioned above how E.J. Warner is a solid Super-Flex play in a potential shootout and vs a shaky Memphis pass defense. Warner’s top target is David Martin-Robinson, who’s appropriately priced on FD but is a great DK bargain sub-5k. He’s put up 14, 19, and 20 DK in the past three games since Warner returned from a concussion. Before Warner went out, Martin-Robinson had 34 DK in that last start. He might be a top overall value on the DK slate.
|As always with Iowa games, you can essentially cross off everyone in this low-scoring matchup vs Nebraska. One value, though, is Addison Ostrenga as Iowa’s tight end – which we know is a great DFS target. Ostrenga has 10, 12, and 13 DK in the past three games since truly becoming the team’s top TE with injuries at the position. He’s a decent punt play in cash or GPP even if there won’t be many points scored in this game.
CFB DFS Week 13 Core Plays
- Cody Schrader – Missouri
- Gavin Sawchuk – Oklahoma
- David Martin-Robinson – Temple
- Jalen Royals – Utah State
- Blake Watson – Memphis
- Josh Hoover – TCU
- Cody Schrader – Missouri
- CJ Baxter – Texas
- Chris Brazzell – Tulane
- Bo Nix – Oregon
- Roc Taylor – Memphis
- Davon Booth – Utah State