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Best PrizePicks College Football DFS Picks and Player Props for Week 8

It will be hard to top last Saturday, but there is once again plenty of great college football on tap for Week 8. From a handful of ranked matchups to improtant conference games across the country, fans have a loaded menu of games to enjoy. Having some skin in the game is a surefire way to add to the excitement. As far as we’re concerned, PrizePicks’ extensive menu of college football DFS picks and player props is the best way to get in on the action and put your knowledge to the test!

The following article provides a brief overview of the fantastic PrizePicks platform before highlighting the best player props and college football DFS picks spanning across the Week 8 Saturday slate.

PrizePicks Payout Breakdown

At PrizePicks, users string together college football DFS player props into a parlay ranging between three and five legs. PrizePicks offers college football player props from a whole host of categories. Among them are yardage props, scoring props, receptions, completions and even fantasy points! After forming a parlay, users can select to play it using Flex Play or Power Play.

Flex Play Payout

For Flex Play, users can build a parlay up to five legs and still be paid out if one or more of their picks is incorrect. Of course, less risk means less reward, so the payout is lower:

  • 3 Leg Parlay: 3 Correct = 2.25x, 2 Correct = 1.25x
  • 4 Leg Parlay: 4 Correct = 5x, 3 Correct = 1.5x
  • 5 Leg Parlay: 5 Correct = 10x, 4 Correct = 2x, 3 Correct = 0.4x

Power Play Payout

Power Play is much like a parlay at a sportsbook, where it is all or nothing. Since the risk is higher, the payout is as well.

  • 2 Leg Parlay: 3x Entry Fee
  • 3 Leg Parlay: 5x Entry Fee
  • 4 Leg Parlay: 10x Entry Fee
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Best College Football DFS Picks and Player Props for Week 8

Much like betting odds at a sportsbook move and update over the course of a day or week leading up to a game, the same is true of prop lines at PrizePicks. Case in point, the lines for some of the featured college football DFS picks below are prone to moving between now and kickoff. Thus, it’s important to act quickly when you find a prop you like.

Jaxson Dart OVER 14.5 Completions

Lane Kiffin has completely revamped the Ole Miss offense to play to the strengths of his personnel. As such, the Rebels have gone from a pass-heavy attack to ranking second in the nation in rushing. While one has to expect a heavy dose of both Zach Evans and Quinashon Judkins again on Saturday, the PrizePicks completions total of 14.5 for QB Jaxson Dart is set shockingly low.

While Dart has only surpassed this college football player props total in three games this season, one must consider the script of the games in which he fell short. Two of them were incredibly lopsided victories in which Dart split reps at quarterback. Last week against Auburn, the Rebels’ ground game was so effective that he didn’t even need to attempt many passes.

When Ole Miss has been in even semi-competitive games, Dart has largely eclipsed 14.5 completions. With the expectation that Saturday’s game in Death Valley will in fact be competitive, the Over on this DFS prop makes a ton of sense.

Clayton Tune OVER 267.5 Passing Yards

Houston has been one of the most disappointing teams in all of college football this season. However, the Cougars’ offense still packs a punch. Thanks largely to the presence of senior quarterback, Clayton Tune, Houston ranks 47th in the country in passing yards per game. Tune’s primary weapons, Nathaniel ‘Tank’ Dell and Samuel Brown, combine to form one of the top wide receiver duos in the Group of 5. In Week 8, the Cougars will be fresh off a bye when they travel east to face Navy.

This year’s version of the Midshipmen defense leaves a whole lot to be desired, specifically against the pass. Coming into this game, Navy has given up the 17th-most passing yards per game (291.6) of any team in the country. Opposing QBs have thrown for at least 267 yards in each of Navy’s four games against American Athletic Conference teams to date. Tune, himself, has thrown for at least 249 yards in four of six games and figures to have a field day against the atrocious Midshipmen secondary.


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Dae Dae Hunter OVER 70.5 Rushing Yards

Saturday afternoon’s clash between FBS Independents BYU and Liberty figures to be a compelling watch. PrizePicks has a few interesting college football DFS picks available for the game as well, including an over/under line of 70.5 rushing yards for Liberty’s Dae Dae Hunter. The sophomore tailback has certainly thrived in his first season playing for Hugh Freeze after transferring from Hawaii. To date, Hunter is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and has a pair of 100-yard performances to his name.

The Flames went into last week’s game against FCS-level Gardner-Webb with the intention of limiting Hunter’s workload in advance of playing BYU. He still managed to eclipse the college football player props total with 76 yards on just nine carries. Based on BYU’s defensive struggles, another big game figures to be in store for Hunter this week. The Cougars come in ranked 107th defensively against the run, allowing a hefty average of 189.6 yards per game.

Xazavian Valladay OVER 96.5 Rushing Yards

For readers of last week’s college football DFS picks column, the general premise of this next selection may look familiar. Once again, we are looking to fade the awful Stanford run defense. Because of how Notre Dame elected to divvy up touches amongst multiple running backs, our PrizePicks prop fell short in that game. As far as Arizona State is concerned, it’s much easier to rely on senior RB Xazavian Valladay getting the lion’s share of the workload.

To date, Valladay has surpassed the 100-yard mark on the ground in four of six games. He has also toted the ball at least 15 times in all but one contest. The Wyoming transfer is clearly the focal point of what is a run-heavy offense. The Sun Devils inability to competitive hindered Valladay’s workload in prior games. However, ASU doesn’t figure to be trailing big on the scoreboard against Stanford. Speaking of Stanford, the Cardinal come in allowing a gaudy 205.2 rushing yards per game defensively.

Jack Plummer OVER 260.5 Passing Yards

Although California has struggled to score points offensively, quarterback Jack Plummer has had several solid statistical performances. Last week’s embarrassing loss to Colorado marked the fourth time this season that he has eclipsed the PrizePicks college football DFS total of 260.5 passing yards. Overall, the Purdue transfer has thrown for at least 245 yards in five of six games on the year. The Golden Bears’ inability to run the ball has resulted in Plummer attempting at least 28 passes in every game to date.

From a matchup standpoint, it doesn’t get much better for opposing QBs like Plummer than facing Washington. The Huskies enter the week allowing 293.0 passing yards per game to opponents. That awful mark ranks 117th out of 131 FBS teams. Combine the favorable matchup with Plummer’s typical high volume of attempts and the Over makes for a quality college football DFS picks selection.


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