Receiving takes over in the NCAA: Week 2

Receiving takes over in the NCAA: Week 2

Wide Receivers

Corey Coleman: 51.2 Fantasy Points, 182 Receiving Yards, 4 Touchdowns
Roger Lewis: 50 Fantasy Points, 200 Receiving Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Tyrain Taylor: 45.6 Fantasy Points, 206 receiving, 2 Touchdowns
Juju Smith: 44.2 Fantasy Points 192 Receiving Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Penny Hart: 41 Fantasy Points, 150 Receiving Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Thomas Owens: 40.6 Fantasy Points, 166 Receiving Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Running Backs

Elijah McGuire: 49.2 Fantasy Points, 162 Rushing Yards, 5 Touchdowns
Dalvin Cook: 47.6 Fantasy Points, 266 Rushing Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Terrell Newby: 46.6 Fantasy Points, 198 Rushing Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Nick Wilson: 45.4 Fantasy Points, 194 Rushing Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Matt Breida: 44.6 Fantasy Points, 176 Rushing Yards, 4 Touchdowns
Joseph Yaerby: 42.3 Fantasy Points, 146 Rushing Yards, 97 receiving, 2 Touchdowns


Chad Kelly: 38.6 Fantasy Points, 340 Passing Yards, 4 passing Touchdowns, 32 1 Rushing Yards touchdown
Luke Falk: 38.1 Fantasy Points, 478 Passing Yards, 4 passing Touchdowns
Garret Smith: 35.6 Fantasy Points, 370 Passing Yards, 3 passing Touchdowns, 1 Rushing Yards Touchdowns
Thomas Sirk: 33.6 Fantasy Points, 86 Rushing Yards, 315 Passing Yards 3 pass Touchdowns, 1 Rushing Touchdowns
Drew Hare: 33.5 Fantasy Points, 358 Passing Yards 4 Passing Touchdowns
Tyler Rogers: 31.8 Fantasy Points, 445 Passing Yards 3 Passing Touchdowns


Quarterbacks and Running Backs were the fantasy leaders in week 1—the trend has changed in week 2. Displayed above are the top 6 performers at each of the three pivotal fantasy position in CFB Daily Fantasy Cash Drafts.

The clear message that can be observed is that on the top end, receivers and running backs have higher top end potential than a quarterback. 40 points is about the limit you can ever expect a quarterback to score.

Look at Luke Falk for example. I can’t imagine him throwing much more, maybe total out at 500 passing yards. Additionally maybe he runs in a touchdown on top of the 4 passing touchdowns. This still only brings his total to 45 points, still short of what many of the running backs and receivers accomplished this week.

However, what’s missing in this message is the predictability of quarterback performances. Quarterbacks are much more predictable and can consistently provide fantasy value in return for the salary spent on them. The same is not necessarily guaranteed with a running back and especially not with a receiver.

You can work this into your CFB Cash Draft Strategy. If you are entering in a head to head or 50/50 type contest, you don’t need huge point totals, but you need consistent point totals. For this you should put a little extra salary into the quarterback position where you know you will get the return on your investment.

For a league type tournament or multiplier, focus on your Running Back picks. Here you can get a little extra return beyond the quarterback but it is more reliable return than the volatile receivers.

And if you are a high risk, high reward type fantasy manager, receivers are your best friend. It may be hard to identify the receiver than will explode each week, but if you are entering a winner take all type of contest, you’ll need to roll the dice with receivers to stand a chance of cashing in. Maybe even look to spend your cash at the tight end, which is more volatile, yet less impactful than receivers.

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