This article is part of our College Football DFS: Weekday Slate series.
Welcome to our showdown slate breakdown for Monday's national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State. Alabama checks in as 8.5-point favorites, up from the opening line of 7.0 that was set after Ohio State's upset win over Clemson. The total checks in at 75.0 points, the highest of any championship game in the BCS or Playoff Era. The defenses are good on both sides, but the offenses have the edge here and we should be treated to a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair.
Below you'll find our suite of DFS Tools along with a matchup overview and a breakdown of core and leverage plays for the showdown slate.
- DraftKings Lineup Optimizer
- NEW Matchups Page (Vegas odds, opponent averages, etc.)
- Advanced Lineups Page
- Team Trends
- Defense vs. Position
- Team Rankings
This sets up to be a great matchup worthy of the stakes at play. On one side we have the Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith, along with a pair of Heisman vote-getters in quarterback Mac Jones and running back Najee Harris. Alabama also took home the Joe Moore Award for the nation's best offensive line. That's a lot for Ohio State to contend with, but you already knew that.
There's also the developing storyline involving Jaylen Waddle, who may be back for this game after suffering what was thought to be a season-ending ankle injury in October. Waddle has been practicing and is considered a game-time call for Monday. He checks in at