This article is part of our DFS Main Slate Primer series.
People complained about last week's college football schedule. I get that, as there wasn't a single game between ranked teams. Plus, a couple of the games that looked good on paper, like the battle for the Hawkeye State and Arizona State's visit to Michigan State, were snoozes. Fret not, college football fans! There are some huge games this week. I'm not here to play the role of college football talking head, though. We're all here because we are into the college football DFS slate. Here are 12 games from the Saturday slate, including games from both DraftKings and FanDuel's contests. The numbers in parentheses in the stats are FBS rankings. The prices are in parentheses as well.
Southern Miss (+38.5) at Alabama, O/U 59.5, 12:00 PM ET
Southern Miss stats: 66.5 plays per game (96), 485.0 yards per game (25), 40 points allowed per game (113), 457.0 yards allowed per game (93)
Alabama stats: 70.0 plays per game (79), 562.0 yards per game (4), 12.0 points allowed per game (13), 308.3 yards allowed per game (26)
Last week, Southern Miss tore it up, putting up 47 points against Troy in a 47-42 shootout. Quez Watkins returned to action to rack up 209 yards. The thing is, Alabama is not Troy, in many ways. This defense is a lot tougher. With all apologies to the likes of Watkins and Jordan Mitchell, I'm steering clear of any Golden Eagles.
On the flip side, obviously I like the Crimson Tide. Their offense