College Football DFS: Bowl Season Wednesday Slate

College Football DFS: Bowl Season Wednesday Slate

This article is part of our College Football DFS: Weekday Slate series.

Welcome to Wednesday's slate breakdown, where we have a two-gamer featuring Louisiana Tech-Georgia Southern in the afternoon and Florida Atlantic-Memphis as the nightcap. 

Below, you'll find our suite of DFS tools along with matchup info and a position-by-position breakdown.

DFS Tools

Matchup Info

Position-by-Position

Quarterback

Brady White, Memphis ($9,500 DK; $11,000 FD) vs. FAU

This is the only obvious play at quarterback for Wednesday's slate given the uncertainties with FAU and Georgia Southern, along with Aaron Allen's middling track record for Louisiana Tech. 

White averages 28.7 DK Points per game, a full 10 points above any other healthy quarterback on the board. He matches up against a Florida Atlantic defense that has actually been tough against the pass, allowing 176 passing yards per game on 6.1 YPA. Usually, a matchup that tough would at least make me consider a fade on this size slate, but the lack of other viable options makes it tough to fade off White. Here's hoping that White's talent and his supporting cast is enough to carry him to value. 

My other suggestion would be Georgia Southern's Miller Mosley, who is expected to start with Justin Tomlin out and Shai Werts not expected to be available. Mosley ($6,300 DK, $8,200 FD) won't give you much in the way of passing production but he figures to have plenty of cracks at this shaky Louisiana

Welcome to Wednesday's slate breakdown, where we have a two-gamer featuring Louisiana Tech-Georgia Southern in the afternoon and Florida Atlantic-Memphis as the nightcap. 

Below, you'll find our suite of DFS tools along with matchup info and a position-by-position breakdown.

DFS Tools

Matchup Info

Position-by-Position

Quarterback

Brady White, Memphis ($9,500 DK; $11,000 FD) vs. FAU

This is the only obvious play at quarterback for Wednesday's slate given the uncertainties with FAU and Georgia Southern, along with Aaron Allen's middling track record for Louisiana Tech. 

White averages 28.7 DK Points per game, a full 10 points above any other healthy quarterback on the board. He matches up against a Florida Atlantic defense that has actually been tough against the pass, allowing 176 passing yards per game on 6.1 YPA. Usually, a matchup that tough would at least make me consider a fade on this size slate, but the lack of other viable options makes it tough to fade off White. Here's hoping that White's talent and his supporting cast is enough to carry him to value. 

My other suggestion would be Georgia Southern's Miller Mosley, who is expected to start with Justin Tomlin out and Shai Werts not expected to be available. Mosley ($6,300 DK, $8,200 FD) won't give you much in the way of passing production but he figures to have plenty of cracks at this shaky Louisiana Tech run defense. 

Running Back

Logan Wright, Georgia Southern ($4,500) vs. Louisiana Tech

This is my favorite running back play on the slate. Wright profiles as the starter in the Southern backfield with Wesley Kennedy awaiting reinstatement from suspension and J.D. King already out for the season with an ACL. The 225-pound Wright is going to be a problem for a Louisiana Tech defense that coughs up a slate-high 184 rushing yards per game, especially if he gets the expected heavy workload. In the unlikely event Kennedy is reinstated, Wright is still priced down far enough to warrant consideration given Georgia Southern's run-heavy scheme (48 rush attempts per game, 4th in FBS).

Israel Tucker, Louisiana Tech ($5,400 DK; $8,900 FD) vs. Georgia Southern

This is a tough matchup as Georgia Southern sports the best run defense on this small slate, allowing 112 rushing yards per game. However, we're light on good running back options and Tucker at least has a clear path to volume, averaging 12.9 carries per game. If you remove the regular-season finale against TCU, Tucker has been playing his best football of late. He averaged 18.3 carries in his last three games heading into the TCU mismatch and racked up 285 yards and two scores in those outings. On a slate where carry volume is hard to come by, Tucker presents a decent enough floor to be a viable play Wednesday.

If you're looking for a dart throw, check into the Memphis backfield. Rodriguez Clark ($4,900 DK; $7,600 FD) will likely see the most carries for the Tigers, but his explosiveness isn't overly eye-popping (4.18 YPC), and doesn't have such a clear monopoly on the backfield work to where other Memphis backs make no sense. I will be eyeing Kylan Watkins ($3,700 DK; $6,900 FD), who averages 5.18 YPC and also gets involved in the pass game with 23 catches for 154 yards on 27 targets. 

Wide Receiver

Calvin Austin ($9,200 DK; $10,400 FD) and Tahj Washington ($6,500 DK; $9,300 FD), Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

If Brady White is hard to fade on this slate, these two are next to impossible, particularly Austin. Washington could be swapped for Sean Dykes ($6,000 DK; $8,800 FD), but Washington's explosiveness (9.7 YPT) and slightly higher target share (17.4 percent compared to Dykes' 16.9) gives him the edge for this article. 

With Austin, there's a reason why he's literally thousands more than any other receiver on DK and more than $1,000 pricier than any pass catcher on FD. He commands a 29.3 percent target share who has racked up 60 catches for 1,025 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He's the first read seemingly every time Brady White drops back, and even in a somewhat difficult matchup Wednesday, Austin is still in must-play territory. 

Brandon Robinson ($4,700 DK; $8,600 FD) and TJ Chase ($4,200 DK; $7,800 FD) Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis

Memphis has the worst pass defense, and while I won't be chasing either of the Owl quarterbacks, the receivers for FAU are worth a look. Robinson is the ultimate boom-or-bust play; he has just eight catches on 17 targets, but three of those catches have gone for touchdowns. Recent history also favors Robinson as he garnered a team-high eight targets in FAU's regular-season finale. 

Chase is a tougher call because his 2020 track record is the best on the Owls, leading the team in targets (42), catches (20), and yards (322) but he drew just one target against Southern Miss in the regular-season finale. Using Chase on Wednesday is a bet that his one target game was an anomaly and not a sign of what's to come against Memphis.

An FAU dart throw would be Jordan Merrell ($4,100 DK; $7,300 FD), who has caught 15 of 20 targets for 192 yards this season. His lack of touchdown upside as an undersized slot makes him more appealing on DraftKings thanks to the full-point PPR wrinkle. 

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John McKechnie
John is the 2016 and 2021 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
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