Top DFS Sleepers for College Football Week 5

By Dan Vasta in DFS
| September 30, 2021 12:39 pm PDT

The world of college football has been very entertaining thus far. In many of the upsets, there have been some studs racking up points.

Finding the perfect sleeper takes the right amount of luck and skill to win your daily fantasy leagues. Study your matchups and know the weaknesses of the opposition before you randomly select a team.

Here are your top DFS sleepers for the upcoming Week 5 slate of games in college football.

Jarret Doege, QB, West Virginia ($6,200)

The Mountaineers looked the part in their narrow loss to Oklahoma, and the offense put pressure on the Sooner defense. Doege has the talent at his disposal to expose the Texas Tech secondary.

The Red Raiders are No. 100 in the FBS defending the pass, and this point total is at 56. The Big 12 has plenty of weekly shootouts.

This game is one where you need to take advantage of a tilt that could be one of the more favorable ones this weekend.

Texas Tech has issues with their pass defense. Casey Thompson and his wideouts exposed them for 303 yards and five touchdowns.

Texas Tech doesn’t have the most talented defensive backs to cover the Mountaineer speed on the perimeter. Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Sam James, and Winston Wright Jr. will run wild in the open field for Doege.

The poise and ability to drop the ball in the bucket to open targets will make the West Virginia quarterback a strong play.

Snoop Conner, RB, Ole Miss ($3,900)

Many people seemed to forget that The Rebels led the SEC in rushing last season. Ole Miss ranks fourth in the country at running the football, something Alabama struggled miserably at limiting against Florida a few weeks ago.

The Gators do not have the speed that Ole Miss has. Matt Corral is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and is the leading Heisman frontrunner. Ole Miss might be prone to rushing the ball 30-plus times in this game.

Corral has a bevy of options at his disposal, but Snoop Conner is the real deal.

Conner packs a punch when he totes the rock, and he could make the most of his limited touches. He is a goal-line vulture to Corral and Jerrion Ealy.

Conner could exceed 50 yards and find paydirt multiple times in this SEC showdown. He is an impact player in short-yardage situations. The Rebels will attempt to wear down the Alabama defense, and Conner is ther best bet to become a sleeper in this Top 15 tussle in Tuscaloosa.

Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma ($4,800)

The Sooner offense will eventually click, and the top pass-catching target in this offense will thrive. Don’t be a week late on Spencer Rattler’s premier weapon.

The struggles on offense continued against West Virginia, but they should have a shot to get over the hump against Kansas State. The Wildcats are coming off a loss at Oklahoma State.

Mims leads the team in yards at 193 on only ten receptions.

There will be a game where he will haul in five or six of them for over 100 yards and multiple scores. We haven’t seen it yet, but Kansas State could be the one.

The Wildcats secondary is one of their top weaknesses. They knocked off Nevada a few weeks back, but Oklahoma State threw for over 300 yards against them. The Wildcats are reeling and entered the week ranked No. 101 in the FBS, allowing 255.0 yards per game.

This Big 12 contest is the game for Rattler to post gaudy numbers and find his top wideout.

Cameron Latu, WR, Alabama ($4,800)

My top sleeper of the weekend is a player that has been a top target for Alabama in the red zone for Bryce Young.

Latu only has eight grabs on the season, but four of them have gone for scores. He was great in the opener against Miami and is coming off a two-touchdown performance over Southern Miss.

The Rebels and Crimson Tide could be one of the higher scoring games of the entire season. Alabama has not been able to run the ball, ranking No. 80 in the FBS. They are going to need to pass the ball to knock off Ole Miss.

There are a few outstanding weapons in the Bama passing attack, but Latu has been one of the more reliable red-zone targets.

Look for the Alabama tight end to find the end zone and come away with a pivotal grab late in this SEC showdown.

Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati ($4,300)

The Bearcats will be looking to shock the nation and go into Notre Dame Stadium with a victory. Yes, Cincinnati is favored to win this one on the road. However, they have the goods to stretch the field in their passing attack.

Notre Dame’s strength has been stuffing the run and limiting big plays on the ground. They completely shut down the Badgers for the majority of the game. If Cincy wants to come away with one of the bigger wins in program history, threading the needle is their best chance of winning.

Desmond Ridder can extend plays with his legs, and his top target thus far has been Pierce. The combination of size and speed for Pierce has allowed him to connect on plays down the field.

If you doubt this team can thread the needle, go back and watch the last two seasons with Luke Fickell at the helm.

They had Georgia beat in the Peach Bowl, and Pierce was able to dissect opposing defensive backs.

Pierce leads the team with nine grabs and should be the difference-maker for the Bearcats as they attempt to remain undefeated. Feel confident taking the top target for Ridder and Cincinnati.

Week 5 College Football DFS Advice

These are the top sleepers for the upcoming week of college football. Last week we hit on sleepers, Jordan Whittington and KJ Jefferson, both of which exceeded their projected point total.

Finding players with great value will allow you to load up on some of the best players. There are plenty of choices to form a lineup full of sleepers. Just be sure to study the matchups and look over those point totals.

The number of points flowing these days is absurd.

The Longhorns needed to flex their muscles last week against Texas Tech, and they dominated. West Virginia gets the Red Raiders this weekend, but other matchups should garner national attention. Ole Miss and Alabama could be one of the higher scoring Top 25 matchups of the season.

With that, be sure to follow any injury reports that may come out on Friday and Saturday. Double-check your lineups and enjoy another great weekend ahead with your winning lineups.



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