Top Picks for College Football DFS in Week 3 (2021)

By Dan Vasta in College Football
| September 17, 2021 9:26 am PDT

We saw a highly entertaining second week of the 2021 college football season, and this upcoming weekend surely will bring similar excitement.

Underrated players on Arkansas and Oregon stole the show this past weekend. Who could be among the top CFB DFS picks this time?

Let’s go over some of my favorite week three college football DFS picks.

Jack Plummer, QB, Purdue ($7,900)

The Purdue signal-caller has been outstanding through two games for Jeff Brohm’s offense. Passing the ball every play is a possibility. Plus, Plummer will have a shot to expose the Irish secondary this weekend in South Bend.

This Saturday afternoon battle could be one of the better games of the weekend, and points will be flowing.

Right now this game has a total of 58 at the top college football betting sites.

Plummer has a bevy of weapons, but David Bell is a next-level star that should make life easier on the Boilermaker passer.

Plummer has thrown for six touchdowns and over 550 yards. The quarterback may not be the quickest runner in the pocket, but he has the release to expose most defensive backs. He has yet to throw a pick, and he could be licking his chops against the Notre Dame secondary.

The Golden Domers have allowed 199.5 passing yards per game, ranking No. 61 in the FBS. Purdue and Notre Dame is a solid matchup with an over/under currently at 58 points. Expect some fireworks, and Plummer is the guy to own.

Max Borghi, RB, Washington State ($6,700)

USC just fired their head coach Clay Helton. So, this Pac-12 matchup could be one where the Cougars thrive. Borghi at running back has been a premier targeted option in the offense, and he has been a stud for years in the Pac-12.

The Trojan defense last week was pathetic against Stanford, and Borghi is a future third-down back in the NFL. There have been so many lesser talented and heralded stars to make it in the NFL, but Borghi brings tremendous upside in this matchup.

The point total is at 62-plus points, making this game a candidate for plenty of garbage time production.

The Cougars haven’t exactly set the world on fire defensively, so they will need all they can get from Borghi out of the backfield.

Borghi is already off to a fine start this year. Check out his stats.

  • 24 rushing attempts
  • 145 rushing yards
  • 2 TDs
  • 6.0 YPC

He has strung together 22 rushing scores in his career and nine receiving touchdowns. Keep in mind that Borghi didn’t score once last year in the shortened season.

In this matchup at his current price, Borghi is a home-run play with an opportunity to do great against the Trojan defense.

Jashaun Corbin, RB, Florida State ($6,800)

Florida State has been a disaster and has not exactly done much of anything this season with an 0-2 record. Their ability to run has been the lone bright spot, which will benefit Corbin.

Going on the road to Winston-Salem to face a soft Wake Forest defense could be the cure for all disappointing FSU fans.

The former Texas A&M Aggie has put together over 250 yards rushing in two games thus far.

He is the primary ball-carrier in the FSU backfield that will use two or three other players to keep Corbin fresh. This offense has had issues with their receivers, and they much rather keep their defenses rested on the sidelines by wearing on the time of possession and playing keep away.

Corbin is elusive enough to burst past defenders, and having the ability to reach paydirt multiple times makes him a worthy selection.

David Bell, WR, Purdue ($7,700)

The Boilermakers may not score a 50-burger against Notre Dame, but there is an opportunity to score at least 30-plus points on the road.

The Irish have been capable thus far this season, but the lack of a pass-rush or star corners have left them out to dry. So many of them have been giving up gains of big yardage which is not a place you want to be against Purdue.

Bell has hauled in 14 catches for 255 yards and three touchdowns. The Purdue star scored three times against lowly Connecticut last week.

Bell is warming up just in time for a showdown on national television.

We have seen Bell be a potential first-round draft pick on some way too early draft boards, but his national ranks are impressive after two games.

The Purdue star wideout ranks No. 16 in receptions per game (7.0), No. 7 in receiving yards per game (127.5), and No. 5 in receiving scores (5). Take him as much as you can this season.

Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama ($6,700)

Loading up on Alabama players is never a bad idea, but the points will be flowing in Gainesville. The Gators defense is far from a finished product, and their secondary will have issues.

We have seen the former Ohio State Buckeye connect with quarterback Bryce Young on some home-run plays. Williams hauled in a 94-yard score against Miami in the opening weekend, and he scored a touchdown against Mercer last week.

John Metchie and Jaleel Billingsley will be options, but Williams can take the top off the Florida defense.

Young extends plays with his legs, and I have no doubts that the Gators will score enough points to make Bama thread the needle for at least three quarters. Williams has value, which allows you to take other more expensive options. This Alabama target has the potential to produce 20-plus points in the SEC opener.

Week 3 College Football DFS Advice

Be sure to set your lineups this weekend without waiting until the last minute before kickoff. Study up on Friday night and or early Saturday morning before the games begin.

Several conference matchups will feature points this weekend. The Purdue-Notre Dame game is one where you can load up several players. The Irish have quarterback Jack Coan and tight end Michael Meyer, and both should produce enough points to form a winning team.

I lean towards the Boilermakers but be sure to weigh all your options for the weekend. Best of luck on Saturday, and cheers to all of you having a successful Week 3 lineup.

Need some value? Check out my top college football DFS sleepers for week three.

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