Top Picks for 2021 College Football DFS – Week 10

By Dan Vasta in DFS
| November 4, 2021 11:46 am PDT

November is upon us, and what a Halloween weekend it was. So many players came through last week for us, and many stars shined brightest under the bright lights.

Many players were treated with opportunities and rewarded DFS owners with winning lineups. Several squads have been relying on their quarterbacks to take over the game at all times. There is another weekend full of highly entertaining matchups on paper.

Here is your top college football DFS picks for the Week 10 slate of games.

Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina ($9,800)

Oregon and California had a point total at nearly 90 in 2016, but this ACC clash will do. Two of the top passers in the country will square off in this ACC showdown. The point total is at 76.5, and Howell is a potential top pick of the NFL Draft.

The Tar Heel signal-caller is No. 16 in the FBS with 2,192 yards passing. He has thrown for 19 touchdowns, which is T-13th in the nation. The difference that has made the Carolina quarterback worth selecting is his ability to run the ball.

Against Notre Dame, Howell ran for over 100 yards and found paydirt. There is a strong chance he will combine for 350 yards in this game with five-plus touchdowns.

If you enjoy making money, look at the box score from their epic 59-53 win for the Heels over Wake.

  • 550 yards passing
  • 7 Total TD (Six Passing)
  • 32-for-45, 93.1 QBR
  • 112 total points scored

Sam Howell was absurd in the victory, and the performance was why many believe he could become an excellent NFL starter. Take the pocket passer with confidence and expect plenty of points to be flowing on the scoreboard.

Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati ($8,300)

Going against the Tulsa defense this season has been a joy for most offensive performers. The Golden Hurricane are No. 83, allowing 163.6 yards per game.

Many backs have run roughshod, and the Bearcats are likely to run the score up after needing to move up the College Football Playoff rankings.

Cincy needs to start hanging 40-plus points a game. Passing the eye test is a challenge in the American Athletic Conference. SMU and Houston have been solid clubs this season, but the mid-tier and basement of the league is struggling.

Ford has been able to flex his muscles against the competition, totaling 100-plus yards in the past four games. Desmond Ridder enjoys dumping it off to the backs, and Ford is the favorite. Roll with the star back in Cincinnati and reap the benefits.

Zamir White, RB, Georgia ($7,100)

The Bulldogs are in a great spot to go bonkers against the worst run defense in the country. Yes, Missouri is dead-last in the FBS, allowing 283 yards per game.

Missouri has been abysmal at limiting even the worst of teams below 200 yards on the ground. James Cook would be a solid start since he has been receiving extensive looks in the Georgia backfield.

Kirby Smart has been relying on his backfield a bunch this season, with Stetson Bennett taking over at quarterback. White has not had as many opportunities as he would like with the Dawgs spreading the wealth.

It has been dreadful to watch, and the past four games against Missouri have been a feast.

  • Vanderbilt: 258 yards rushing
  • Texas A&M: 283 yards rushing
  • North Texas: 188 yards rushing
  • Tennessee: 458 yards rushing

Take a few UGA backs if you can and expect similar results in a dominant performance for the top-ranked team in the nation.

Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina ($8,700)

Downs has been one of the top wideouts in the country due to being peppered with targets by Howell. He has stepped up for the losses of Dazz Newsome and Dyami Brown.

Both players put together great campaigns together last season. UNC has needed a playmaker to shine this season, and Downs has been a star.

The fourth-leading wideout in the FBS at 122.4 yards per game excels in this UNC offense. Sam Howell often looks for Downs, and the reception total is increasing by the game.

The UNC wideout is third in the FBS in receptions per game at 8.8. The numbers have been rising, and this has the makings of being the highest-scoring game of the season.

The eight touchdowns he has hauled in ranks in the top 10 as well. He is setting records for UNC and should thrive against the No. 59 pass defense. How much confidence should I have with Carolina?

Look at the experts in the desert. Wake Forest is 8-0 with a Top 10 ranking going against a disappointing preseason squad that is currency 4-4. The experts are picking UNC, and you should be confident as well. Go with Downs for as many sheets as possible.

Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State ($7,600)

Penn State is coming off another loss, and they tried their best to roll with the punches against Ohio State. They went down with their fastball after targeting Dotson over a dozen times against the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes secondary is vastly superior to the Maryland Terrapins. The athleticism and ability to run NFL routes should allow for another sensational performance. Dotson is coming off an 11-catch, 127-yard performance against Ohio State. He could not find reservations for six in the defeat, but he could make up for it against the No. 85 ranked pass defense.

Maryland allows 241.5 yards per game, and Penn State will need to rely on Dotson to come out victorious. It has been three straight games without a touchdown for the PSU wide receiver.

Quarterback Sean Clifford was able to play well enough to keep them in the game against Ohio State. There will be a chance to have the points flowing against Maryland. Expect Dotson to take the top of the defense off and find himself with over 100 yards in the box score.

Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State ($8,100)

The Big Ten has several star wideouts, and Wilson has been a yard after the catching machine for CJ Stroud and the Buckeyes offense. Ohio State has been clicking on all cylinders, and they look like they are ready for another push towards the College Football Playoff.

Chris Olave and Jaxson Smith-Njigba have been posting solid numbers as well. There is only one football, so sharing has cost an individual of posting All-American type of numbers. The last three weeks have been enjoyable for Wilson, but he could do a bit better.

  • Seven receptions for 82 yards (0 TD) vs. Penn State
  • Five receptions for 59 yards (0 TD) At Indiana
  • Five receptions for 84 yards (2 TD) vs. Maryland

Wilson is a future first-rounder thanks to his acceleration and top-notch speed. Getting behind defensive backs is his specialty, and he can pick a ton of points on one possession. There have been 20-plus yard receptions he has hauled in for the Buckeyes.

Week 10 College Football Advice

Other players are worth mentioning due to several games posting high point totals. The weekend is full of surprises, but there is a strong possibility that we see others exceed their expectations.

Oklahoma State has a stud wideout in Tay Martin, who has posted-80 plus yards with at least one score. The Cowboys are going against the No. 81 (tied) pass defense in West Virginia. All Wake Forest and North Carolina offensive players are strong plays.

At running back, TreVeyon Henderson of Ohio State looks like he can be a future Doak Walker winner. The speed and burst ability in the open field has allowed for success from the Buckeyes freshman.

Isaiah Spiller of Texas A&M has been getting most of the touches in the Aggie backfield, and it looks like a high-volume matchup against Auburn. Going Kenneth Walker of Michigan State is never a bad idea, as he continues his Heisman campaign against Purdue this weekend.

At quarterback, former Oklahoma quarterback Tanner Mordecai is an elite option with SMU. The Mustang gunslinger has a pivotal matchup at Memphis. The American Athletic Conference has had several shootouts thus far.

The SMU signal-caller has had multiple touchdowns in all eight games this season and is a safe bet to make it nine in a row. Enjoy the games, and be sure to pick those winning teams for Week 10.

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