Best College Football DFS Sleepers for Week 2, 2021

By Dan Vasta in DFS
| September 10, 2021 12:03 pm PDT

The 2021 college football season is underway, and there were several surprises in Week 1. Many teams were underwhelming, but there were a few shocking performances.

Check out who impressed or failed to deliver the most in my week one college football winners and losers breakdown.

Avoiding all the top trendy college football daily fantasy picks will allow your team to have a few different players compared to the field. If your competition isn’t taking any chances on the lower-tier players you choose, your team could rise to the top.

Take some notes and get ready for the top college football DFS sleepers for Week 2.

Sean Clifford, QB, Penn State ($8,100)

Sean Clifford is the starting signal-caller for the Nittany Lions, and he had a challenging matchup in the opener against Wisconsin.

Week 2 is much more enjoyable with Ball State coming to Happy Valley. The Cardinals had a spectacular season last year and finished in the final AP Top 25 polls.

Ball State has an offense capable of avoiding a beatdown from Penn State. While Clifford’s squad is a three-touchdown favorite, the points will be flowing.

Clifford has NFL target, Jahon Dotson that could post 150 yards and a few scores. He single-handily torched the Badgers’ secondary for 102 yards on five receptions.

Wisconsin is one of the better defenses in the nation, and Ball State is far from it. The pass defense last season for Ball State was No. 118 out of 127 teams in the FBS.

They allowed 293.6 yards per game. Penn State playing with a lead will still move the ball more often than not through the air. Clifford is also capable of running a touchdown in as well, so take advantage of this favorable matchup.

Kendall Milton, RB, Georgia ($3,200)

Go all in Georgia this week for all CFB DFS contests. They use four backs, and we should see the likes of Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, and Milton all have chances to reach paydirt.

The Bulldogs will run the football with authority this season, and they won’t be threading the needle too much in this one. UGA will win this season with a top-ranked defense and a rushing attack that will continue to lick their chops.

McIntosh is another back you should consider at just $3,500. Milton brings back even better value, and he doubled up McIntosh last week in carries against Clemson.

His stat line (6 carries for 27 yards) isn’t anything to write home about, but look what he did in limited duty last year.

  • 35 carries
  • 193 rushing yards
  • 5.5 YPC 

Milton could see much more work in a game with an insane 25-point spread per the top college football betting sites.

I am banking on double-digit carries when Georgia leads this one by at least two scores entering the fourth.

They have to get rest in the backfield, and while White may dominate the first-half touches, this entire backfield is worth a shot.

Georgia is a massive favorite this week, which likely means some of their backups are going to get serious burn. See what other teams could turn to their bench by checking out college football’s week two betting odds for the Top 25.

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Chris Tyree, RB, Notre Dame ($5,100)

The Golden Domers survived a scare in their overtime victory over Florida State. Kyren Williams was their star running back last season, and he is still the clear-cut starter this season.

However, Chris Tyree outperformed him last week as he flashed some impressive skills of his own. Here’s what he did in week one.

  • 7 carries
  • 31 rushing yards
  • 4.4 YPC
  • 1 TD
  • 4 receptions
  • 10 receiving yards

He was able to garner a red zone and goal-line carry that turned into a touchdown.

They even used him out of the backfield as a pass-catcher. His four receptions for 10 yards could balloon into a chunk play that turns into six against Toledo this week.

The home opener for Notre Dame will be a great atmosphere, but Tyree looked will look as impressive as any other player on the field for Notre Dame. Jack Coan, Kyren Williams, and Michael Mayer are overly expensive, but Tyree brings solid value in return.

La’Vontae Shenault, WR, Colorado ($4,200)

Yes, this is the current Jacksonville Jaguars starting wide receiver Laviska Shenault’s brother.

La’Vontae may not have quite the overall strength and size that Laviska has at the moment, but he is on the right track for Colorado.

This selection is going against the grain in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Colorado is not the most electric passing attack in the country, but there should be plenty of opportunities against Texas A&M.

Shenault hauled in two receptions for 23 yards and led the team in yards after their blowout victory over Northern Colorado. Colorado will need to throw early and often in this matchup. Texas A&M has plenty of athleticism and length in their secondary, but Shenault has a solid blend of size and speed.

The top Buffalo wideout will garner the most targets on the team and should get a few red-zone looks to help boost his lack of yardage or receptions. For the value he is currently being selected at among all passing options, Shenault is worth the dart throw.

Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M ($5,000)

Jalen Wydermyer is a monster among men and an absolute red zone machine for Texas A&M.

He has hauled in six touchdowns in each of the past two seasons and is a future first or second-rounder for the NFL Draft.

At 6’5 and 255-pounds, the Aggies have a real threat to dissect the opposing secondary. The Buffaloes will gear up for this non-conference tilt, which should help make this decision even easier for you.

The weakness of Colorado was defending the pass last season, ranking No. 71 in the FBS.

Texas exposed them in the Alamo Bowl, and the Aggies should do the same.

Don’t forget Wydermyer is a tight end. All DFS leagues will have him listed as a WR since that is the way they run their leagues. Just search for this big hoss and reap the benefits.

Week 2 College Football DFS Advice

These top college football DFS sleeper picks are all slated for the early morning and afternoon. Be sure to check which contests you sign up, and understand the rules and starting positions you need to field.

Clifford is an expensive quarterback because of the position he plays. In many DFS contests, there may only be 10-15 reliable starters that you are choosing. The backs and receivers will be well over 50 each. Keep that in mind.

Giving yourself the best chances for success should be the goal and don’t be afraid to set several college football DFS lineups.

Mix and match a few on paper with the values to see where your comfort level is. Preparation is vital, but it may take a few tries before landing the team you enjoy most.

Be sure to double-check and save those lineups. If you catch a few breaks, your lineup could set the world on fire. Have a great Week 2, and cheers to a great weekend ahead.

Want some more stable plays for week two? Check out my top college football DFS picks for week two.

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