On your mark…

Get set…

Thwomp!

That’s the sound of your face stumbling out of the gates in Week 1 of the 2019 College Football season.

By “you,” I mean me.

I stumbled out of the gates in Week 1 of the 2019 College Football season.

So much for that cheap Alabama running back or that Ole Miss/Memphis stack.

At least I got Patrick Taylor Jr. correct, but so did a lot of people. I did say he was my favorite play overall and I was 100% in on him.

It’s just too bad the rest of my team took a dump on my chest, specifically players from Ole Miss and Memphis.

Week 2 is going to be here quickly, and with the NFL debuting this week, it’s going to be one awesomely, fun football ride!

For everyone reading, the Power 5 will focus on five of my top plays for the upcoming DFS slate. We will mostly focus on the early slates for this write up and that is the case here. So below are my top five plays, in any order and at any position. I might have 2 QBs, 2 RBs and a WR, or 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, or 3 RBs, 2 WRs or in rare events, 4 or 5 RBs or WRs.

As I write this, it looks like UCLA’s Joshua Kelley and Theo Howard practiced in full Monday. Kelley burned a lot of lineups (including mine) by dressing out and not playing. For me, there’s lots riding on Kelley playing and not playing, so I am going to avoid UCLA altogether and will be monitoring their status before kickoff. If Kelley goes, I am in. If he doesn’t then Demetric Felton (tabbed a WR on DK) will get many looks from me at a cheap price and not being in the right position. But overall, just staying away from all of them for this week’s write up. Just know, you might see a UCLA player or two in my lineups on Saturday.

Good luck in Week 2 and will see you (hopefully) near the top of the CFB DFS standings!

1. Mekhi Sargeant – RB – Iowa – $6,200

Analysis: So UMASS….put it to Rutgers a bit. Then Rutgers blew out the Minutemen. UMASS amassed 186 rushing yards against the Scarlet Knights. Now Rutgers actually gets a tough test in the Iowa Hawkeyes, a Big 10 rumbler who championed Mekhi Sargeant in its first tumble versus Miami (OH). Iowa rolled easily, so Sargeant got just 14 carries, but he turned them into 91 yards and a score. But what’s encouraging are the 4 catches for 65 yards on 5 targets. We want those dual-threat running backs in our DFS lineups, and we get one here at a reasonable price. The Hawkeyes have a knack for pulling the rug out from under us in the past with their RB rotations, but Sargeant is the guy as we know it. And yes, we can maybe expect a lighter workload in a blowout, but hopefully Sargeant is part of the reason for the blowout.

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