Gambling is becoming more relevant in America especially in the sports world. And, it is going to continue to grow. Here is DraftKings information for the game.
This was one of the new weekly posts we were talking about that we hope to bring to you all each week. As the Tennessee football season continues, we will cover how the players are progressing throughout the season when it comes to salaries and fantasy points.
Fantasy football is apart of the game, and it isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it is only growing. And, that brings us to DraftKings. This season DraftKings will offer contests that include the college game. So, yes if you want to play some Vols on your team, you will get the chance to.
If you are unfamiliar with the DraftKings contest, I will try to example it as best as I can. First off you will need to find a contest you want to bet on. Contest entry fees range from 25 cents to hundreds of dollars. A piece of advice, stick to the one dollar games at first.
Once you are in a contest, you will notice a $50,000 salary you have to construct a lineup. A lineup consists of the following.
One – Quarterback
Two – Running backs
Three – Wide receivers
One – Flex position (another RB or WR)
One – S-Flex position (another QB, RB, or WR)
Here is a closer look at some salaries for the Vols and Mountaineers players. Plus a little love it or leave it on each one of them.
West Virginia – Will Grier $10,500
No surprise that Will Grier cost more than both Jarrett Guarantano and Keller Chryst. Last season Grier threw for 3,490 yards with 34 touchdowns and has two of his three top wide receivers back.
Against the young secondary of Tennessee, you have to love the play of Grier even though it will cost you a pretty penny.
Tennessee – Jarrett Guarantano $7,100 and Keller Chryst $6,900
We still don’t know who Jeremy Pruitt is going to start at quarterback on Saturday. I think Guarantano and or Chryst could put up a lot of points against a weak West Virginia defense, but you don’t know who to play.
Stay away from both Tennessee quarterbacks only because we don’t know who is going to play the most. Or, if both guys are even going to play.
Tennessee – Ty Chandler $6,100
At $6,100, I don’t know how Ty Chandler isn’t the most owned running back or player in every contest this week. J.K. Dobbins (highest capped RB $10,300), Ohio State running back, drew over 15 carries in four games last season and only scored seven touchdowns. Ty Chandler on the other hand on had one game with over 15 carries and had two touchdowns.
Quite frankly I’m not sure West Virginia’s defense is any better than Oregon State’s, the Buckeyes opponent. Save over $4,000 and play Ty Chandler.
West Virginia – Kennedy Mckoy $5,700
Kennedy Mckoy made our list of five Mountaineers to watch in the game on Saturday. It wasn’t because he should rush for 200 yards against the Vols, but he should be the new starter this season. I still wouldn’t play him in my lineups as West Virginia is going to look to pass the ball more often.
Tennessee – Madre London $4,000 and Tim Jordan $3,900
Want to save some money and play Madre London or Tim Jordan in a Flex spot? You could do that because the Vols are going to use running back by committee. The only problem is, who to use? I would stay clear of both backs until there is a defined backup.
West Virginia – David Sills V $10,000
Watch out for this guy. Just shy of 1,000 yards receiving last season, Sills should be on pace to be an All-American type of season. Against a young Tennessee secondary, spend the money and play him on your team.
West Virginia – Gary Jennings Jr. $7,600
Weird that Jennings Jr. only had one touchdown all season long and it came in the first game against Virginia Tech. It wouldn’t surprise me if Jennings had at least a six reception game. He is a borderline play at the $7,600 price tag.
Tennessee – Jauan Jennings $5,600
Make 100 teams and put Jauan Jennings and every single one of them. $5,600 is an absolute steal. Jennings went down in the first game of the season against Georiga Tech, so he is itching to play. The big play receiver will make a couple of big plays against a weak Mountaineers defense. Play him without a doubt.
Tennessee – Marquez Callaway $4,900 and Brandon Johnson $4,100
The 4-8 record must have scared DraftKings on pricing talented players the right way. Marquez Callaway at $4,900 is a joke. Don’t be afraid to throw Jennings and Callaway on your team and leave money for another big-time receiver like A.J. Brown (highest capped WR $10,800).