Week 2 of the college football season is here and I’m back with more college football player props. It was a down week last week, so let’s see if we can rekindle our success from Week 0. Here are my three favorite props over at DraftKings Sportsbooks, followed by a few of my favorite PrizePicks lines this weekend. As always, be sure to follow the subscriber Discord as that’s where I’ll send out any additional plays as they become available.
Chris Brooks OVER 46.5 Rushing Yards (-115 at DraftKings)
RB, BYU Cougars
This line is disrespectful to the entire BYU program — 46.5 rushing yards for this starting running back on an offensive of this caliber? C’mon! It’s not like this offense ran for 188.1 yards per game on 5.1 yards per carry last year while having its lead running back go for 1,601 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground…
Wait, what’s that? My sources are telling me that’s exactly what Tyler Allgeier did last year as the lead rusher for this Cougars offense. He’s off to the NFL, and Chris Brooks transfers in from the California Golden Bears to assume lead back duties. He’s not Allgeier, but he is a 235lb back with the requisite size to take on the lead role. He received rave reviews all through both spring and fall camp and will be relied on heavily this season. Going for 135 yards and a score on the ground in the opener was certainly a good sign, and he’ll be running in front of one of the best offensive lines in the country that returns seven of its eight top guys from a year ago and adds a five-star Oregon transfer. Sign me up for the OVER.
Dominic Richardson OVER 59.5 Rushing Yards (-115 at DraftKings)
RB, Oklahoma State Sooners
Mike Gundy likes to feed his RB1 with carries, evidenced by Jaylen Warren’s 256 totes a year ago and Chuba Hubbard’s 328 carries in a 2,000-yard season in 2019. The next man up in this backfield is Dominic Richardson, meaning we can expect a large workload. He’s not quite the dynamic rushing threat as some of those other names mentioned, but he’s the RB1 and no other name has emerged to challenge him at this time. He saw only nine carries in the opener against Central Michigan, which is highly misleading considering the game was out of hand early and Gundy rested the starters. Richardson still managed 61 yards and a touchdown with his carries, looking spry despite reports that he was banged up heading into that contest. This yardage prop is far too low for a Gundy RB1.
Jermaine Burton OVER 69.5 Receiving Yards (-115 at DraftKings)
WR, Alabama Crimson Tide
Jermaine Burton won a national championship with the Georgia Bulldogs a year ago and yet still hit the transfer portal. Why? Because the Bulldogs’ offensive system refuses to showcase its offensive weapons seemingly by design. Now, Burton gets to compete for national championships AND be a prolific statistical performer for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Burton is expected to be Heiman Trophy winner Bryce Young’s top target this season and the two connected for two touchdowns in the opening win blowout of Utah State. Bama’s WR1 averaged 104.8 yards per game in 2021, 142.8 yards per game in 2020, and 96.6 yards per game in 2019. Safe to say this number is far, far too low regardless of the matchup. Once you factor in that this game is expected to be a shootout against the Texas Longhorns, this line becomes even more unfathomable.
RB Sieh Bangura UNDER 10 Fantasy Points
QB Kurtis Rourke UNDER 18.5 Fantasy Points
I recommended these plays in the subscriber Discord when they were at a higher number, but I still don’t believe the price has adjusted enough. Ohio was not a good football team last year, averaging just 22.6 points per game and finishing with a 3-9 record. They’re now supposed to find offensive success against a good Penn State Nittany Lions defense? I don’t think so. I also don’t mind Sieh Bangura going UNDER 60.5 rushing yards.
Jeff Sims OVER 21.5 Fantasy Points
QB, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Jeff Sims averaged 22.1 fantasy points per game a year ago and faces a Western Carolina team that allowed 38 points to an FCS school, Charleston Southern, in the opener. Last year, Western Carolina allowed 76 points to the Oklahoma Sooners. This is a smash spot for Sims, a dangerous dual-threat who is always better in fantasy than in real life.