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CFB DFS Matchup: Western Michigan vs Akron
Western Michigan CFB DFS Picks (36 Team Total)
Offense – Tim Lester has coached Western Michigan since 2017. Jake Moreland has coordinated the offense for the same length of time. Last year, Western Michigan ran 72.9 plays per game (49th) and passed 46.29% of the time (77th). The Western Michigan offensive line returned two starters. Their returning right tackle and right guard combine for 62 starts in their careers. Right guard Dyland Deatherage started two games last year and right guard Mark Brooks also started three. This is an interesting situation, because Spencer Kanz and Jordan Asbury started at guard and tackle last year. They both had eligibility, but neither was listed on the roster. Western Michigan returns three of four starters on the defensive line, after ranking third in the MAC in sacks last year. The linebacking room returns MAC defensive player of the year Treshaun Hayward, 2018 starter Corvin Moment (missed 2019 with academic ineligibility), and converted safety AJ Thomas (Zaire Barnes out for the year). They only return one starter in the secondary but landed a pair of transfers from Pitt who should start. The Broncos had five opt outs, but coach wouldn’t disclose who.
Kaleb Eleby ($7,000) – With John Wassink moving on, Eleby will start for a fairly exciting Western Michigan offense. Eleby spent some time in the starting lineup in 2018 and threw for 1,092 yards in five game. He holds a 62.6 completion percentage. Unfortunately, he offers nothing on the ground and finished with -27 yards in that abbreviated season. Despite his concerns Eleby is in play on a MAC slate featuring mostly run-heavy teams.
Sean Tyler ($5,800) – With Levante Bellamy entering the NFL, Tyler looks likely to handle the most carries in this backfield. Tyler rushed for 390 yards on 68 carries last year, while seeing eight targets in the pass game. Western ran the ball efficiently last year, and the matchup against a porous Akron defense sets up well for Tyler as a great CFB DFS pick.
Jaxson Kincaide ($5,400) – Nevada transfer Kincaide also projects to play a role in this backfield. Former Michigan State runner La’Darius Jefferson ($3,300) did not receiver his waiver from the NCAA, meaning Kincaide will handle elevated opportunities. Kincaide is just 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and profiles more as a change-of-pace back. In his time at Nevada, he never handled more than 78 carries in any given season.
Skyy Moore ($6,300) – Western Michigan returns their top receiver in Moore, helping Eleby. Moore posted 51 catches for 802 yards and three scores, while functioning as Western Michigan’s primary slot receiver last year. He remains the favorite for targets.
D’Wayne Eskridge ($4,400) – After finishing second on the team in receiving in 2018 (776 yards), the Broncos decided to experiment with Eskridge at defensive back. Now back at receiver, Eskridge should play a pivotal role for the Broncos on the outside. He averaged 20.4 yards per reception in 2018.
Jaylen Hall ($4,600) – The final wide receiver position will likely feature some Hall and some DaShon Bussell ($4,100). Bussell recorded 27 catches for 445 yards, while Hall received 16 for 287. Bussell played more than Hall last season, giving him a slight edge here.
Brett Borske ($3,700) – Borske will fill in for the talented Giovani Ricci, who graduated this past year. Borske saw two targets last year, making him a complete unknown in the program.
Akron CFB DFS Picks (18.5 Team Total)
Offense – Tom Arth enters his second season as head coach of Akron after losing every game last year. Tommy Zagorski is his offensive coordinator. Last year, they passed 58% of the time (eighth) and 64.9 plays per game. Akron returned four starters on the offensive line. Phil Steele noted that Akron may employ more 12 personnel. However, they have a MAC-high 66 freshman on their roster. Given the new coaching staff this isn’t a surprise, expect some young players to hit the field.
Kato Nelson ($6,000) – After an efficient 2018 season, Nelson regressed under a win-less new coaching staff in 2019. Nelson provides dual threat ability and rushed for 303 yards in 2018. However, he has only eclipsed 300 yards passing on two occasions in his three-year career. Nelson does return his fair share of weapons, keeping him in consideration here.
Cole Gest ($5,500) – Indiana transfer Gest projects to lead Akron’s backfield. JUCO transfer Teon Dollard ($3,800) likely mixes in as well, but Gest provides pass-catching upside. In his best season at Indiana in 2017, Gest rushed for 428 yards on 93 carries, while adding 10 receptions.
Nate Stewart ($4,700) – Akron’s leading receiver last year, Stewart returns with is 37 receptions for 529 receiving yards and three scores. Stewart typically plays on the boundary for Akron and is the favorite to lead this team in targets. For what it’s worth, Akron targeted four receivers between 47- and 67-times last year. All of them returned, making this a muddled situation.
Julian Hicks ($4,500) – Akron’s second-most targeted receiver in 2019, Hicks returns after seeing 56 targets, 32 catches and 212 receiving yards. More of a possession style receiver, Hicks only averaged 6.6 yards per reception last year.
Jeremiah Knight ($3,800) – Knight will function as Akron’s primary slot receiver, but Michael Mathison ($3,300) will also play a lot of slot receiver for Akron. Knight ranked third on the team with 52 targets last year. This finished just ahead of Mathison, who saw 47 himself.
Maverick Wolfley ($3,900) – Wolfley will play tight end for Akron, but he only had five receptions for 68 yards last year.
CFB DFS Matchup: Eastern Michigan vs Kent State
Eastern Michigan CFB DFS Picks (31 Team Total)
Offense – Chris Creighton has coached Eastern Michigan since 2014. They lost their offensive coordinator Aaron Keen this offseason, but Chris Creighton will add play-calling to his duties this year. Eastern Michigan ran 69.8 plays per game (76th) and passed 53.6% of the time (28th). However, they played considerably faster than this in competitive games. Eastern Michigan returns three starters on their offensive line and received a Michigan State transfer in Dimitri Douglas. Eastern Michigan lost its top four defenders in leading tackler Kobie Beltram, Vince Calhoun, Kevin McGill and Brody Hoying. They return a lot of starters, but their defense really struggled last year.
Preston Hutchinson ($6,100) – With a huge loss in the form on Mike Glass, Eastern Michigan will move forward with Hutchinson at quarterback. Hutchinson played in spot duty and Eastern Michigan’s bowl game when Glass received an ejection. He looked relatively efficient in a small sample, completing 75.4% of his passes for 464 yards last year. Unfortunately, Hutchinson finished with negative rushing yards, meaning he needs to get there through the air alone.
Darius Boone ($5,100) – With leading rusher Shaq Vann also moving on, incoming freshman Boone landed atop Eastern Michigan’s depth chart. Boone is a three-star prospect who turned down offers from Iowa State and Tulsa to join Eastern Michigan. At 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, he projects to lead a potential committee.
D.J. Smith ($4,100) – Behind Boone, Smith landed second on the depth chart. Even last year, Eastern Michigan only allowed Vann to rush 149 times as one of the more pass friendly teams in the MAC. Smith should siphon a few carries.
Dylan Drummond ($4,800) – Positively for Hutchinson, Eastern Michigan returns two of their top pass catchers, including Drummond. Drummond will function as Eastern Michigan’s primary slot wide receiver. He caught 55 balls for 493 yards last year in this role.
Quian Williams ($6,000) – Behind Drummond, Quian Williams provides an excellent complement on the outside. Williams out-gained Drummond 661 to 493 last year on 19 fewer targets. He provides more big play potential.
Hassan Beydoun ($3,600) – Behind Drummond and Williams, Eastern Michigan lost proven play-makers Mathew Sexton and Arthur Jackson. This allowed Hassan Beydoun to climb the depth chart. Beydoun received 30 catches for 349 yards and a score in a rotational role last year. He provides a cheap passing option in a fairly pass-heavy scheme.
Thomas Odukoya ($3,000) – Odukoya is listed as Eastern Michigan’s top tight end. He caught three balls for 16 yards last year.
Kent State CFB DFS Picks (35.5 Team Total)
Offense – Sean Lewis has coached Kent State since 2018. Andrew Sowder has coordinated the Kent State offense since 2018 as well. This Kent State team threw the ball 41.8% of the time (93rd) and ran 73.3 plays per game (41st). The offensive line returns four starters. They also landed Kansas State transfer Bill Kudak. On defense, this team played pitifully last year and now returns just five starters. They allowed 244.7 rushing yards per game (127th out of 130).
Dustin Crum ($9,200) – The MAC’s premier quarterback returns for the Kent State Golden Flashes. Dustin Crum averaged 202 passing yards on just 24 attempts per game last year. More importantly, he added 707 rushing yards as the conferences premier dual threat. Crum draws a tantalizing matchup here but comes at a premium. With most signal callers providing limited upside, Crum looks like a strong target here.
Xavier Williams ($5,700) – Losing Will Matthews and Jo-El Shaw, Xavier Williams finally has a shot to earn lead back duties. Williams carried 86 times for 393 yards last year and certainly is Kent State’s most experienced back.
Marquez Cooper ($3,000) – However, incoming freshman Marquez Cooper was listed as the co-starter with Williams ahead of the opener. Cooper is 5-foot-7, 183 pounds, so he profiles more as a change of pace back. Williams only stands 5-foot-9, 185 pounds himself, so this is an interesting backfield that likely results in a time share.
Isaiah McKoy ($8,000) – While Kent State lost three of their top four pass catchers this offseason, leading receiver Isaiah McKoy did return to the program. McKoy led the team with 56 catches for 872 yards and eight scores last year. McKoy plays mostly on the boundary but is the only proven option in this receiver room.
KeShunn Abram ($4,200) – Abram actually finished as Kent State’s sixth-leading receiver last year. However, because Kent State ran such a concentrated offense, this amounted to eight catches for 97 yards. Still he projects to play a decent role.
Ja’Shaun Poke ($3,300) – Kent State listed Abram, Ja’Shaun Poke, Luke Floriea ($3,000), Dante Cephas ($3,600) and Issac Vance ($3,900) with the “or” tag on the depth chart. All are pure dart throws.
Adam Dulka ($3,300) – Adam Dulka was also listed with an “or” as Kent State’s starting tight end.
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CFB DFS Matchup: Ohio vs Central Michigan
Ohio (30 Team Total)
Offense – Frank Solich has coached Ohio since 2005. Tim Albin has coordinated the offense for that same length of time. The biggest change for Ohio comes from losing stud quarterback Nathan Rourke. With Rourke under center, Ohio ran 68.4 plays per game (90th), with a 40.6% pass rate (101st). Ohio returns two linemen with experience and they both play on the interior. Ohio lost three All-MAC selections on the offensive line this year.
Armani Rogers ($5,700) – Losing Nathan Rourke cannot be overstated. Ohio projects to move forward with a quarterback battle between former UNLV signal caller Armani Rogers and Kurtis Rourke ($5,900). Armani Rogers offers little as a passer, but he is a solid dual threat. He rushed for 780 yards back in 2017 before losing his starting job. Rourke was recruited a pro-style quarterback but offers some athleticism in the pocket as well. This could be a quarterback rotation to start the year.
De’Montre Tuggle ($5,300) – Ohio returns all three running backs, and they will employ a three-way committee. Tuggle emerged atop the depth chart after ranking third in rushing last year (644 yards). He is the team’s top pass-catching back after catching 16 balls last year.
Julian Ross ($3,600) – The least efficient back of the group, Julian Ross carried 76 times for 284 yards last year. He will pop up for big games, but that’s very inefficient running.
O’Shaan Allison ($5,600) – The team’s leading rusher a year ago, O’Shaan Allison found himself in Ohio’s doghouse at the end of 2019. Allison fumbled four times, causing him to disappear for stretches of time. Still, he will have a role this year.
Isiah Cox ($4,900) – Lucky for Rogers and Rourke, Ohio returns all five of their top pass catchers from last year. Starting with their leading receiver, Isiah Cox turned a team-leading 59 targets into 39 catches for 663 receiving yards. Cox primarily plays the slot for Ohio, but he still has big play ability with 17 yards per reception last year.
Cameron Odom ($3,200) – Cameron Odom finished second on Ohio in targets (42), but he came in fifth in receiving yards (207). Odom plays a possession receiver role within the offense. He played more snaps, but actually ran fewer routes than Shane Hooks.
Shane Hooks ($5,300) – Another perimeter receiver, Hooks actually provides the big play ability in Ohio’s offense. Standing 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Hooks notched 515 yards on just 26 receptions last year in his red-shirt freshman season. Hooks could overtake Cox as the top receiver this year. He is in the top two at the very least.
Ryan Leuhrman ($3,900) – One of the most athletic tight ends in the MAC, Ryan Leuhrman actually led Ohio in slot snaps (154). He bested true slot wide receiver Jerome Buckner, who played just 123. Leuhrman finished third on the team with 360 receiving yards on 28 catches. His 41 targets ranked third on the team and just one behind Cameron Odom.
Central Michigan CFB DFS Picks (27.5 Team Total)
Offense – Jim McElwain is entering his second season as Central Michigan’s head coach after previously coaching wide receivers for Michigan. The offensive coordinator is former NFL signal caller Charlie Frye. Under McElwain and Frye last year, Central competed for a conference championship. They passed 48.9% of the time (55th) and ran 71.5 plays per game (63rd). Central Michigan’s offensive line returns two starters. This offensive line could be trouble with a converted tight end expected to start at one of the tackle spots (Berhnard Raimann). On defense, Central Michigan returned most of its front seven, but will play with a rebuilt secondary.
Daniel Richardson ($6,000) – Playing in one of the fastest MAC offenses, new starter Richardson should benefit from Central Michigan’s balanced attack. Richardson was initially recruited to Central Michigan as a dual threat quarterback, providing additional intrigue into his prospect profile. Richardson only threw three passes in his true freshman season last year, but the upside and offensive environment makes him an intriguing target on opening weekend.
Kobe Lewis ($7,200) – Last year’s second-leading rusher, Lewis returns for his junior season. At 5-foot-11, 208 pounds, Lewis rushed for 1,074 yards on 182 carries last year in a direct timeshare with Jonathan Ward. Also catching 23 balls, Lewis provides bell-cow back upside in Central Michigan’s efficient offense.
Lew Nichols ($3,700) – Nichols is a name worth monitoring after Central Michigan employed a committee last year. Nichols enters his red-shirt freshman year after carrying 19 times for 89 yards as a true freshman. Nichols is 5-foot-10, 220 pounds and provides a solid complement to Lewis.
Kalil Pimpleton ($6,500) – Another reason Richardson looks intriguing is the return of his top two pass catchers in Pimpleton and JaCorey Sullivan. Pimpleton will function as Central Michigan’s primary slot receiver after catching 82 balls for 894 yards last year. Pimpleton is a 5-foot-9, 175-pound Virginia Tech transfer, who went to high school with Sullivan.
JaCorey Sullivan ($5,100) – Sullivan is more of the big play threat, standing 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. He only caught 57 balls last year, but he turned that into 808 receiving yards and 14.2 yards per reception. Getting easy completions to these two monsters should be Central Michigan’s game plan.
Tyrone Scott ($4,500) – Positively, Central Michigan also returns their third leading receiver in Scott. One of the true burners in this offense, Scott led the team with 17.6 yards per reception, with 650 yards on just 37 catches. He is a cheaper dart throw and access point to an intriguing offense.
Joel Wilson ($3,200) – With Tony Poljan transferring to Virginia, Wilson projects as the next man up at tight end. Poljan reeled in 33 catches for 496 yards last year, giving Wilson upside in a tight end friendly scheme.
CFB DFS Matchup: Ball State vs Miami (OH)
Ball State CFB DFS Picks (27 Team Total)
Offense – Mike Neu has coached Ball State since 2015. Former offensive coordinator Joey Lynch has now been replaced by his brother Kevin Lynch. Last year, Ball State ran 77.7 plays per game (ninth) and passed 41.9% of the time (92nd). Not much should change here. On the line, they lost impressive prospect Danny Pinter, but they three full time starters. On defense, they allowed 420 yards and 34 points per game last year. Positively, most of the starters return.
Drew Plitt ($8,100) – Another rare, up-tempo MAC offense, the Ball State Cardinals paced the conference in plays per game, allowing Plitt to throw 31 times per game. Plitt averaged 243 passing yards because of it and actually mixed in 171 cumulative rushing yards as well. Miami generally presents a run-funneling defense, but Plitt deserves outside consideration in stacks. This team should be significantly improved from last year.
Caleb Huntley ($6,700) – Senior, Huntley returns to the program after notching 1,275 rushing yards on 248 carries last year. Standing 5-foot-10, 229 pounds, Huntley offers little as a receiver. He has just 18 career catches in three seasons with Ball State. However, opportunity should remain after he touched the ball 23.4 times per game last year. Will Jones ($3,100) will mix in as a seldom-used pass-catching back.
Justin Hall ($7,100) –While Ball State lost play-maker Riley Miller, they return their top receiver in Hall. Hall will function as Ball State’s primary slot receiver after catching 61 balls for 684 yards last year.
Yo’Heinz Tyler ($5,500) – On the perimeter, Tyler provides the deep play-making ability after turning just 27 receptions into 504 yards last year (18.7 yards per reception). Tyler is now entering his junior season and should take a step forward.
Antwan Davis ($5,000) – Davis actually finished ahead of Tyler in receptions (38) and yards (516). However, he plays more of a possession role within the offense. He only out-targeted Tyler 50-47 last year, despite playing one more game.
Dylan Koch ($3,000) – Koch projects to play the staring tight end role, but he literally didn’t see a target last year. He is just a dart throw.
Miami (OH)CFB DFS Picks (28.5 Team Total)
Offense – Chuck Martin has coached Miami since 2014. Eric Koehler has been the co-offensive coordinator for that same duration of time. Last year, Miami passed 41.8% of the time (94th) and 64.4 plays per game (126th). All five of Miami’s expected starters have previous starting experience. This unit includes two preseason All MAC selections in Danny Godleveske and Tommy Doyle. The Miami defense returns most of its starting group including Kameron Butler (13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks) and Andrew Sharp (8.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks). In the back end, Emmanuel Rugamba, Sterling Weatherford and Mike Brown all made the preseason All-MAC team.
Brett Gabbert ($6,600) – The MAC freshman of the year, Gabbert returns for his sophomore season after out-performing expectations in 2019. Gabbert only completed 55.4% of his passes for 7.6 yards per attempt, but still led this team to a MAC championship. Gabbert turned in 72 cumulative yards last year, at least providing something on the ground. However, he only averaged 172 yards as a passer, failing to reach 300 passing yards at any point last season.
Davion Johnson ($5,200) – Rocked particularly hard by camp injuries, Miami already lost their top two backs in Jaylon Bester and Tyre Shelton. This leaves Johnson to handle most of the work. Johnson carried 60 times last year for 172 yards, but excelled as a pass catcher with 13 receptions. The junior back stands 5-foot-10, 217 pounds, so he profiles as a true three-down back.
Jack Sorenson ($5,200) – Ball state returns their top receiver in Sorenson. The senior receiver has back-to-back seasons with 53 and 44 receptions. He also turned in 742 and 568 yards respectively in those seasons. He will play primarily on the perimeter.
James Burns ($3,000) – Miami listed Burns as the final starting receiver on the depth chart. At one point he went by James Maye, but he ranked second on the team in receiving (506 yards) as a freshman last year.
Jalen Walker ($4,500) – Walker led Miami with 157 slot snaps last year. James Burns finished second with 101. Both provided big play ability. his leaves Walker finished with 24 catch, 418 yards last year as Miami’s third receiving option.
CFB DFS Matchup: Buffalo vs Northern Illinois
Buffalo CFB DFS Picks (33 Team Total)
Offense – Lance Leipold has coached Buffalo since 2015. Similarly, Andy Kotelnicki has coordinated Buffalo’s offense for the same length of time. This Buffalo offense ran 74 plays per game last year (34th) and passed 31.1% of the time (126th). Buffalo only returns two starting offensive linemen. This group was one of the best in the entire country last year. Buffalo has one of the best pass rushes in the MAC. They tied Miami for the most sacks in the conference. They return Malcolm Koonce and Taylor Riggins (16.5 combined sacks & 20.5 tackles for loss).
Kyle Vantrease ($6,400) – Buffalo converted Vantrease from punter to quarterback and had solid success so far. Vantrease is just a game manager, completing 55.4% of his passes for 7.6 yards per attempt. Last year, he only averaged 13.2 pass attempts per game, with 91.8 passing yards per game. He managed 64 cumulative rushing yards, but he still offers essentially no upside.
Jaret Patterson ($9,800) – One of the best rushers in the country a season ago, Patterson returns for his junior season. Last year, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound back rushed for 1,799 yards on 312 carries. Patterson added 13 receptions, but Buffalo didn’t pass much. His market share numbers actually come out reasonably well as a pass catcher. He is the most expensive player on the slate and probably still a little too cheap.
Kevin Marks ($4,500) – In the same offense, Marks also rushed for 1,035 yards on 227 attempts as a sophomore. Marks is 6-foot-0, 205 pounds and complements Patterson well on the ground. Marks also has some pass-catching chops with 12 receptions in each of his first two seasons. Both backs are playable here.
Antonio Nunn ($5,800) – Nunn is Buffalo’s top pass catcher in a run-first offense. Luckily, Nunn’s target share was so concentrated last year, that he still managed 687 yards and six scores on 49 catches. He looks contrarian but worth a look here.
Daniel Lee ($4,300) – Lee finished as Buffalo’s second-leading receiver with 23 receptions for 284 yards. In this run-first offense, most pass catchers will be unusable on a weekly basis outside of Nunn.
Carlton Todd ($4,000) – Todd played in the slot more than any other wide receiver, but that was only 112 snaps. Todd only caught ten balls as a part-time player. This offense utilizes a lot of 12-personnel.
Zac Lefebvre ($3,600) – Senior tight end Lefebvre actually finished third on the team in receiving
Northern Illinois CFB DFS Picks (19.5 Team Total)
Offense – Thomas Hammock enters his second season as the head coach of Northern Illinois. Eric Eidsness now enters his second season as Northern Illinois’ offensive coordinator. Last year, Northern Illinois passed 46.1% of the time (79th) and ran 70.4 plays per game (72nd). This is an extremely young Northern Illinois team with just 30 upper classmen and 62 freshmen. Northern Illinois’ offensive line returns just two starters.
Ross Bowers ($5,400) – Pocket statue Bowers returns for his sixth season of college football. Posting a career 58.3 completion percentage and 6.8 yards per attempt, Bowers only has volume on his side. Bowers averaged 32 attempts per game, along with 237 passing yards. This gives Bowers an outside chance to hit the 300-yard passing bonus, but he is a severe liability with his legs. The sack taking machine registered -111 cumulative rushing yards last year.
Erin Collins ($6,100) – Losing Tre Harbison this offseason, Northern Illinois projects to employ a committee headlined by Collins. Collins originally enrolled at NC State, but enters Northern Illinois via JUCO. Collins stands 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and profiles as a three-down back. Behind him, Harrison Waylee and Rondarius Gregory likely rotate in for change of pace roles.
Cole Tucker ($4,700) – Northern Illinois returns top pass catcher Tucker after he notched 38 catches for 531 yards last year. Both marks led the team, giving Bowers a solid option in the slot.
Tyrice Richie ($4,600) – Another JUCO transfer, Ritchie debuted with Northern Illinois last year. He finished fourth on the team in catches (32) and receiving yards (415). He will continue to play a full-time role in this offense, with Spencer Tears out of the picture.
Trayvon Rudolph ($3,500) – The final listed starter is Rudolph. Rudolph is a 5-foot-10, 179-pound incoming freshman. He is a three-star prospect and the No. 145 athlete in this incoming class. Don’t be surprised to see Northern Illinois rotate their young pass catchers in and out.
Daniel Crawford ($4,000) – Northern Illinois uses the tight end in the slot a lot. Crawford played in the slot on 122 snaps last year, compared to 175 for Cole Tucker. Mitchell Brinkman left the program, leaving Daniel Crawford to handle full-time tight end duties. He actually finished second on the team with 37 catches, notching 443 receiving yards.
CFB DFS Matchup: Bowling Green vs Toledo
Bowling Green CFB DFS Picks (19.5 Team Total)
Offense – Scott Loeffler enters his second season as head coach of Bowling Green. Terry Malone also enters his second season as offensive coordinator. Last year Bowling Green ran 67.9 plays per game (97th) and passed 41.5% of the time (96th). Bowling Green returns three offensive linemen with starting experience. Defense is still a major question mark for Bowling Green after they allowed 467 yards per game and return just six starters.
Matt McDonald ($5,700) – McDonald is a Boston College transfer who sat out last year due to transfer regulations. McDonald has close ties to head coach Loeffler from his days at Boston College. McDonald only threw eight passes at Boston College, but he completed seven of them for 118 yards and a pair of scores. He initially went to Boston College as the No. 54 pro-style quarterback in his class. He is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and might provide some dual threat ability. He rushed for 235 yards in high school. He could be worth a dart throw.
Andrew Clair ($6,900) – Only appearing in four games last year, Clair preserved a year of eligibility with Bowling Green. Clair looks likely to lead this backfield after turning in back-to-back 700+ yard seasons in 2017 and 2018. Clair is 5-foot-11, 205 pounds and catches passes well out of the backfield. This will be a timeshare to some degree, but Clair should work ahead on Bryson Denley.
Bryson Denley ($4,200) – With Andrew Clair limited to four games last year, Denley performed admirably in his place. Denley rushed for 544 yards on 111 attempts, while reeling in 27 receptions. Denley is only 5-foot-10, 178 pounds, so he is best deployed as a situational pass-catching back. Still, both ball carries will see time.
Quintin Morris ($5,600) – Sometimes listed as a tight end, Morris led all Bowling Green pass catchers in overall snaps. He also played in the slot more than any other pass catcher. He played 165 slot snaps, and now-departed slot receiver R.B. Marlow played 124. The 6-foot-4, 248-pound Morris easily led Bowling Green in all receiving categories last year (55 catches, 649 yards).
Julian Ortega-Jones ($4,400) – Ortega-Jones plays boundary receiver for Bowling Green. He ranked second in receiving yards with just 298 on 20 catches. He is a seldom-used big-play threat with 14.9 yards per reception.
Jake Rogers ($3,000) – With R.B. Marlow gone, Rogers projects to enter the starting conversation for Bowling Green. Rogers basically just played special teams last year, but might step into a larger role.
Toledo CFB DFS Picks (43 Team Total)
Offense – Jason Candle has coached Toledo since 2016. Toledo lost their offensive coordinator and will move forward with Robert Weiner and Matt Hallett as co-offensive coordinators. Toledo passed 41% of the time (99th) and 74 plays per game (35th). Toledo returns four starters on the offensive line and should find success running the ball. Their defense also looks poised for increased success after Terrance Taylor and Jamal Hines (17.5 TFL) returned. They also have studs Samuel Womack, Saeed Holt and Tycen Anderson on the back end. Toledo returns seven starters on defense overall.
Eli Peters ($7,800) – Toledo listed Peters with an “or” alongside Carter Bradley ($7,500) and Dequan Finn ($7,300). Bradley is easily the worst of the bunch, providing no dual threat ability with a career 46.3 completion percentage. Finn is at least a dual threat, but Peters truly gives this offense the best chance to win. Starting at various points in his career, Peters brings experience and a tolerable 56.2 completion percentage at 7.2 yards per attempt. He also isn’t a complete zero on the ground.
Bryant Koback ($8,200) – With all that said, Toledo wants to run and they return a pair of stud backs. The first is junior Koback, who stands 6-foot-0, 205 pounds. Koback rushed for 1,187 yards on 195 attempts last year, while reeling in eight receptions. He will handle a sizeable workload, despite a timeshare.
Shakif Seymour ($5,000) – The second back in the rotation is senior Seymour. Seymour is 6-foot-0, 215 pounds and finished with 741 yards on 154 carries last year. He turned 16 receptions, giving him a slight edge in the passing game. Both could be usable in the right game scripts.
Bryce Mitchell ($6,800) – Toledo returns their top two pass catchers, with Mitchell headlining the list. Mitchell led the team with 66 targets, which he turned into 35 catches for 679 receiving yards. He is 6-foot-3, 207 pounds and should play primarily on the perimeter this year.
Danzel McKinley-Lewis ($5,400) – The other boundary receiver will be McKinley-Lewis. McKinley-Lewis finished just behind Mitchell with 615 receiving yards on 36 catches. Both were deep threats with Mitchell edging McKinley-Lewis 19.4 to 17.1 in yards per reception.
Devin Maddox ($3,800) – Possession receiver Desmond Phillips departed, leaving Maddox to play a larger role in the slot. Maddox finished with 14 receptions and 130 yards, but projects to play a valuable role for Toledo this year.
Drew Rosi ($4,500) – Tight end Rosi ran the second-most routes from the slot last year and actually ran more than Devin Maddox. However, Maddox should fill this role full time this year. Still Rosi managed 238 receiving yards on 18 catches for Toledo.
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