College Football DFS: New Year's Eve Slate

College Football DFS: New Year's Eve Slate

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

Originally scheduled to be a four-game slate, the cancellation of the Texas Bowl featuring TCU and Arkansas leaves us with just three. Leading the way in the expected scoring totals by a longshot is San Jose State (36.5). Next on the slate is expected scoring is their opponent, Ball State, who sports an expected total of 27.

The 63.5 expected total for that contest paces the rest of the field by at least 18 and more than 20 than Army-West Virginia. While it can't exclusively comprise lineups, it's certainly the game to target of the three on the slate. 

Outside of that contest, the remaining teams are expected to divide the low-scoring contests pretty evenly, further detracting from some of the fantasy value and leaving the expected game script rather fluid.

Notable Injuries/Absences

Quarterback

Michael Penix, Indiana (Out) - Suffered an ACL tear in the week prior to the regular-season finale. Jack Tuttle is set to start the bowl game.

Running Back

T.K. Wilkerson, Tulsa (Doub) - Missed the regular-season finale with an undisclosed issue and isn't on the depth chart for the bowl game. This should mean more carries for Corey Taylor and Deneric Prince.

Caleb Huntley, Ball State (Out) - Limited to three games this season due to ribs injury and opted out of the bowl game to pursue the 2021 NFL Draft. Tye Evans has led the team in rushing down the stretch.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

JaVonta Payton, Mississippi State (Ques) -

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Chris Benzine
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