College football DFS picks for Week 4: J.J. McCarthy prepares to prove his worth

If you're looking for some great college football DFS picks for Week 4, J.J. McCarthy and Bijan Robinson headline a group that can help.

Our best week for DFS picks in college football arrived last week, and we’re looking to build off of that momentum. Once again, there are some unit mismatches that we’ll look to exploit. So buckle up, Week 4 is right around the corner.

Given that FanDuel allows various timeslots, it’s hard to pick one lineup that fits them all. That being said, here are our top college football DFS picks for Week 4.

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Week 4 college football DFS picks

Once again, FanDuel gives you a lineup budget of $60,000 each week. Let’s take a look at my top college football DFS picks for Week 4.

QB: John Rhys Plumlee, UCF ($11,100)

Georgia Tech’s defense statistically sits in the bottom half of the country for many categories, making John Rhys Plumlee a tempting option. After a big week in which he threw for 339 yards and a touchdown — with 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns — Plumlee and the Knights are looking to make a statement against a Power Five opponent. As long as they keep him in rhythm and playing to his strengths, they’ll be just fine.

Others to consider:
Caleb Williams, USC ($11,500)
Will Rogers, Mississippi State ($11,400)
Michael Penix Jr., Washington ($11,000)
Aidan O’Connell, Purdue ($10.900)
Chevan Cordeiro, San Jose State ($8,800)
Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss ($8,600)
Max Johnson, Texas A&M ($7,000)

RB1: Zach Evans, Ole Miss ($9,100)

Zach Evans enters college football with great value in terms of DFS picks, and this week could be his best one yet. Evans faces the Golden Hurricane defense that’s struggled to get stops this year, and the explosive Rebels playmaker is set to have a big week. If last week (134 yards, two touchdowns) was an indicator of the rest of the season, Evans is set to have a special season.

RB2: Bijan Robinson, Texas ($10,600)

Bijan Robinson gives Texas the ultimate DFS pick in college football. With Quinn Ewers out, the offense runs through him even more. Pair him with one of the best offensive minds in college football, and you begin to see why he’s a matchup nightmare for any defense. Not only do you have to worry about Robinson as a runner, but he’s evolving his game as a pass catcher right in front of our eyes.

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At this point, some NFL team will take him in the first round. We’re talking way earlier than you should draft a running back. He’s putting on that kind of a show (27.9 fantasy points per game so far). Robinson’s the perfect blend of everything you want in a three-down RB, and that helps his fantasy value as well. Playing against a Texas Tech defense that has been anything but elite makes this an easy pick too.

Others to consider:
Blake Corum, Michigan ($9,800)
Will Shipley, Clemson ($9,400)
Nicholas Singleton, Penn State ($9,000)
Travis Dye, USC ($8,800)
Tavion Thomas, Utah ($8,400)
Brian Battie, USF ($8,200)
Omarion Hampton, North Carolina ($7,700)
Tre Siggers, SMU ($6,700)
Jarek Broussard, Michigan State ($5,600)

WR1: Quentin Johnston, TCU ($8,100)

Sonny Dykes’ history in the Battle for the Iron Skillet makes Quentin Johnston a great DFS pick this week in college football. Dykes knows how to get his best players the football in big games, and you can bet Johnston will be a focus for the Horned Frogs this week. At SMU, Dykes’ top receiver averaged 16.1 fantasy points in this rivalry game. No longer the underdog, he can utilize a better talent in Johnston to make an even bigger splash.

SMU’s pass defense appears to be improved under Rhett Lashlee. They held Maryland’s passing attack to just 214 yards last week. In fact, no one’s really been able to have a great game against them. However, that doesn’t make them immune to lapses. Maryland, Lamar, and North Texas all produced multiple big plays against the Mustangs, and TCU provides them with their toughest test yet.

WR2: Donavon Greene, Wake Forest ($5,500)

I’ll admit, this college football DFS pick entirely depends on Wake Forest not getting bulldozed up front by Clemson’s elite defensive line. If Sam Hartman gets time to throw, Donavon Greene, Taylor Morin, and A.T. Perry should produce some exciting results. With Clemson most likely identifying Perry as the biggest threat, the field should open up for Greene.

Just two years removed from a 29-catch, 582-yard season, Greene has the potential to break this game wide open for the Demon Deacons. They’re the underdog right now, but this isn’t your typical Clemson team. If there’s ever a time for Wake to stun the Tigers, this is it. There are certain things they must do, but getting the football to Greene is a great start.

WR3: Ainias Smith, Texas A&M ($6,500)

Arkansas holds the title of most passing yards allowed per game in college football. Texas A&M’s passing attack currently sits at 99th in yards per game. One of those has to give, and I’m betting on the potential with the Aggies. If Jimbo Fisher opens up the offense, Ainias Smith is one of the best college football DFS picks this week.

Texas A&M has too much talent to not try and throw the ball more against a porous Arkansas secondary. Smith should work all over the field against the Razorbacks, putting him in favorable matchups frequently. He’s a big-time playmaker, and the Aggies should have plenty of ways to get him the football.

Others to consider:
Rashee Rice, SMU ($10,200)
Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State ($10,000)
Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State ($9,000)
Mitchell Tinsley, Penn State ($8,500)
Brock Bowers (TE), Georgia ($8,300)
Xavier Worthy, Texas ($7,600)
Ontaria Wilson, Florida State ($6,800)

Superflex: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan ($9,100)

Michigan’s drawn plenty of criticism for their nonconference schedule, but now it’s time to prove their worth. Same for J.J. McCarthy. Wolverines fans called for him to start in the offseason, and so far he’s looked good. However, he hasn’t played anyone that’s truly tested him. He gets an opportunity to prove he’s legit.

If McCarthy is as advertised, Maryland’s in for a long day. He brings a great blend of passing with athleticism to Michigan’s offense, which is something that could open up the playbook. It also brings great fantasy value to the table, especially when he’s running to pick up yards.

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