Welcome back to another week of the CFB DFS Playbook Saturday Night Edition. It’s “Rivalry Week” and today we will dive into the Saturday college football 7pm Week 13 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 13 slate including rivalry games as #5 Florida State heads to The Swamp to take on Florida; North Carolina travels to Raleigh to take on North Carolina State; #24 Clemson will be visiting South Carolina in the “Palmetto Bowl”; #3 Georgia faces Georgia Tech in what is simply called the “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” game and then we have “Farmageddon” as Iowa State and Kansas State battle. Check out the college football betting odds, team totals, and over/under's 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 25th.
College Football Week 13 Saturday Night Odds
7p ET Florida State (-6.5) @ Florida 49.0 O/U
7p ET Notre Dame (-26.0) @ Stanford 50.0 O/U
7p ET West Virginia (-11.5) @ Baylor 54.5 O/U FD Only
7:30p ET Kansas (-7.0) @ Cincinnati 58.0 O/U
7:30p ET Georgia (-24.0) @ Georgia Tech 60.0 O/U
7:30p ET Clemson (-7.5) @ South Carolina 49.0 O/U
8p ET Iowa State @ Kansas State (-10.0) 45.5 O/U
8p ET North Carolina (-2.5) @ North Carolina State 55.0 O/U
TOP CFB DFS Quarterbacks
Drake Maye - North Carolina @ NC State ($9.5K/11.0K FD)
Tonight’s game between North Carolina and NC State will be the regular season finale, with just a bowl game left for each team. So, this could be the final collegiate game for Drake Maye as he may skip the Bowl game to avoid potential injury since he is considered a possible #1 NFL draft pick. Maye is Justin Herbert-lite as he’s thrown for 3,354 yards with 22 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions this season and has rushed for another eight scores. He comes very expensive tonight, but Maye has the highest ceiling on the slate and even a tough defense like Clemson had no answer for him last week.
Cade Klubnik - Clemson @ South Carolina ($7.3K DK/9.2K FD)
Over the last three games, Clemson quarterback Cade Klubnik has been playing like the quarterback that made him a highly sought-after recruit in Austin, Texas. In wins over Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina, the sophomore threw for over five hundred yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 44 yards and another score in the Tigers 31-20 victory over the Tarheels this past Saturday. Klubnik’s initiation into the “Palmetto Bowl” will come tonight as the Tigers take to the road to face South Carolina in what may be the most hostile road setting that he’s played in thus far in his Clemson career. South Carolina has the second worst pass defense on the slate as they allow 258.9 passing yards per game and a 7.7 YPA.
Brennan Armstrong - North Carolina State vs. UNC ($6.1K DK/8.3K FD)
Brennan Armstrong might be a new name at North Carolina State, but he sure knows all about North Carolina. As the quarterback at Virginia, the Cavaliers were 3-2 against the Tar Heels. In 2020, Armstrong was 12 of 22 for 208 yards with 3 touchdowns (one interception) in a 44-41 win over the Tar Heels. He also rushed the ball 20 times for 66 yards and a touchdown. In a 59-39 loss to UNC in 2021 Armstrong still put on a record-breaking performance by completing 39 of 54 passes for an amazing 554 yards and 4 touchdowns (one interception). In 2022 Virginia lost to UNC as Armstrong was 17 of 35 for 232 yards (one interception) and he ran all over them rushing the ball 12 times for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns. Overall, Armstrong boasts an impressive 151.8 Passing Efficiency Rating, seven passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns against the Tar Heels. Now enter 2023. Since regaining the starting job two weeks ago, Armstrong has put up 61.06 DraftKings points and he has thrown for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns in two games while rushing for 185 yards and three touchdowns. The Tar Heels tend to struggle against dual-threat QBs making Armstrong the top value at his position tonight.
Other Top CFB DFS Quarterbacks
Carson Beck, Georgia ($9.1K DK/9.7K FD) - Cash/GPP
Garrett Greene, West Virginia ($10.8K FD) - The Top FanDuel QB
Emory Jones, Cincinnati ($8.0K DK/9.4K FD) - GPP
Sam Hartman, Notre Dame ($7.5K DK/9.4K FD) - GPP
Rocco Becht, Iowa State ($5.8K DK/7.2K FD) - Cash/GPP Value
TOP CFB DFS Running Backs
Omarion Hampton - North Carolina @ NC State ($7.5K DK/11.0K FD)
Omarion Hampton is having a monster season and has turned into one of the best runners in the entire nation. He has recorded six straight 100-yard games (seven on the season) is tied with Oklahoma State's Ollie Gordon II for the most rushing yards in the country with 1,414 and 15 touchdowns. Hampton enters the regular season finale against NC State leading the ACC in rushing attempts (225), yards (1,414), touchdowns (15), attempts per game (20.5) and yards per game (128.6). In the Tar Heels 31-20 loss at Clemson last weekend, the 6-foot, 220-pound running back tallied 178 yards on only 19 carries and added two scores. The NC State defense is strong, but Hampton is now matchup proof and the top running back on the slate.
Devin Neal - Kansas @ Cincinnati ($7.0K DK/9.9K FD)
Through eleven games this season, Devin Neal already has 1,103 yards on the ground and has surpassed some Jayhawk greats on the all-time lists. Against Texas Tech, Neal passed Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and John Riggins, to move into sixth place on the all-time rushing list and his 138 yards against Kansas State last week Neal passed Clark Green and into fifth on the all-time list with 2,900 yards as a Jayhawk. He also had three touchdowns against K-State and over his last four games he is averaging 20 touches and 26.4 DK points. Tonight, Neal will be facing a Cincinnati run defense that allows 164.6 yards per game giving him one of the highest floors on the slate.
DJ Giddens - Kansas State vs. Iowa State ($6.2K DK/9.0K FD)
Sophomore running back DJ Giddens needs just 39 yards to reach 1,000 for the season in his first year as a starter. Deuce Vaughn’s backup in 2022 has 961 yards and averages 5.9 yards per carry with eight touchdowns. Who can forget Week 4 when Giddens smashed UCF with a video game number output. He was a one-man wrecking crew and took advantage of a massive workload by rushing for 207 yards and four touchdowns in addition to grabbing eight passes for 86 yards through the air. By the end of the night, he was responsible for 293 total yards and 24 points. It was easily one of the top games in school history, right up there with some of the big days that Darren Sproles and Vaughn had when they were wearing purple. We can’t expect that kind of output against Iowa State but $6.2K on DraftKings is just too cheap for a runner as talented as DJ Giddens.
Kendall Milton - Georgia @ Georgia Tech ($5.6K DK/7.3K FD)
Kendall Milton is a stud. He does get lost in the shuffle of the Georgia football machine and has battled injuries over the years, but the kid is back and for the last six games he has proven that he’s better than ever. Milton came back from an MCL injury that limited him early in the year to put together an impressive stretch for the Bulldogs. Milton has scored at least one rushing touchdown in the six consecutive games and has averaged at least 4.2 yards per carry as he continues to provide significant production for the Georgia ground game. With double digit carries in two of his last four games Milton is now touching the ball more than Daijun Edwards. Kendall Milton is electric and the red zone option for Georgia and one more thing- Georgia Tech is the third-worst run defense in the entire FBS allowing 222.4 yards on the ground per game.
Other Top CFB DFS Running Backs
Audric Estime, Notre Dame ($8.2K DK/10.0K FD) - GPP
Will Shipley, Clemson ($6.0K DK/8.2K FD) - Cash/GPP
Trey Benson, Florida State ($6.9K DK/8.7K FD) - GPP
Corey Kiner, Cincinnati ($5.4K DK/7.1K FD) - GPP
Abu Sama, Iowa State ($3.7K DK/5.8K FD) - GPP Dart
TOP CFB DFS Wide Receivers
Xavier Legette - North Carolina State vs. UNC ($6.6K DK/8.4K FD)
Who would have thought two years ago that Spencer Rattler and Xavier Legette would become two of the best players in Gamecock history. Under new OC Dowell Loggains the two have solidified themselves as all-time South Carolina greats. In 11 games played Legette is second in South Carolina single-season receiving yards. His 1187 yards are more than great players like Sterling Sharpe, Sidney Rice, Deebo Samuel and Brian Cooper. Only Alshon Jeffery (1517 yards in 2010) has had a better season as a Gamecock wide receiver but with a bowl game, Legette has a chance to catch Jeffery. Today’s matchup with Clemson will be tough but Rattler is constantly looking for his man as he averages 10 targets per game and has six 100-yard receiving performances. Xavier Legette has one of the best receiving floors and ceiling of the slate.
Kevin Concepcion - North Carolina State vs. UNC ($6.5K DK/8.6K FD)
Kevin Concepcion has been special all season long for the Wolfpack but after the last few weeks his freshman campaign has gone from great to extraordinary. Concepcion's 57 receptions are the most in NC State history for a freshman and his eight touchdown receptions also top all freshman Wolfpack wideouts. With his 636 receiving yards, Concepcion currently sits second overall behind Koren Robinson's 853 receiving yards as a freshman. Concepcion is also not only utilized as a pass catcher for the Pack as he has also been lined up in the backfield and used on sweeps to put up 242 rushing yards on 27 carries this season and the Swiss Army knife has also passed for a touchdown. The Wolfpack will find ways to get Concepcion the ball tonight and with UNC allowing 22 DK points a game to WR1’s this is one of the best matchups of the slate.
Jake Briningstool - Clemson @ South Carolina ($4.4K DK/6.3K FD)
Through six games, Jake Briningstool just looked like he didn’t fit in with Garrett Riley’s offense. He wasn’t getting many targets, and when he did, he wasn’t making the plays. Things sure did change when Clemson began the back half of their schedule and it all started with a career day against Miami. He had two touchdowns and 126 yards receiving on five catches (33 DK points) as he went on to be named the Mackey National Tight End of the Week. Since then, Briningstool has continued to be a primary contributor to the Tigers offense. He has scored double digit fantasy points every week but Notre Dame and over the last four games is seeing an average of six targets per game. Briningstool is too cheap in a game that may turn into a sneaky shootout.
Other Top CFB DFS Wide Receivers
Devontez Walker, North Carolina ($7.8K/9.1K FD) - Cash/GPP
Brock Bowers, Georgia ($7.9K DK/8.6K FD) - Cash/GPP
Xzavier Henderson, Cincinnati ($6.5K DK/7.1K FD) - GPP
Keon Coleman, Florida State ($6.6K DK/8.0K FD) - Cash/GPP
Jayden Higgins, Iowa State ($5.1K DK/7.3K FD) - Cash/GPP
Daniel Jackson, Iowa State ($3.4K DK/5.7K FD) - Cash/GPP Value
Ben Sinnott, Kansas State ($4.9K DK/6.5K FD) - Cash/GPP Value
Braden Smith, Cincinnati ($4.2K DK/6.1K FD) - GPP Value
Bryson Nesbitt, North Carolina ($4.7K DK/6.6K FD) - Cash/GPP Value
Brennan Armstrong- NC State
Kevin Concepcion- NC State
Omarion Hampton- North Carolina
Garrett Greene- West Virginia
DJ Giddens- Kansas State
Xavier Legette- South Carolina