Washington vs. UCLA FanDuel DFS picks: Michael Penix Jr. is your MVP of choice on Friday

Make the most of your FanDuel lineups on Friday night. Compile the best roster with our Washington vs. UCLA DFS picks before Friday night's matchup.

As the lone college football game on Friday night that allows a single-game entry, finding value with Washington vs. UCLA DFS picks is key. Which players are going to have the biggest impact, and who can you trust to grant you a high ceiling in Friday night action?

Washington vs. UCLA: Top FanDuel DFS picks to target

As stated, this is the only single-game allowed by FanDuel on the Friday slate, so get in while you can, and flash brilliance with this ideal roster. Each of these players are certainly in play for your overall DFS lineup as well on Friday night.

MVP: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington ($16,500)

Michael Penix Jr. is the nation’s top quarterback in passing yards. There’s no reason to expect he won’t continue that trend and continue his ascension back to the top of the nation’s QBs with his reuniting with Kalen DeBoer. Penix is hard to scheme against, harder to practice against, and even more difficult to figure out once he’s slinging passes accurately and on a roll.

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The trouble for UCLA in this outing will be Penix’s accuracy and arm strength. He’s been able to throw his receivers open and elevate his talent around him more so than Dorian Thompson-Robinson has in just four games as opposed to DTR’s 4.5 years at UCLA. DTR is still in play here but not for your MVP spot, where Penix is favored the most yards of the weekend, and it appears betting odds place him as a lock to throw multiple touchdowns.

Flex: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington ($12,000)

UCLA has struggled to stop receivers who can naturally separate and run after the catch. They’ve also been limited at stopping receivers from the slot. That’s where Jalen McMillan runs the majority of his routes. And with the recent success of his outside receivers, he should draw favorable matchups over the middle of the field where Penix’s vision is second to none in action on Friday night.

McMillan is a high-ceiling option despite a low floor with his lack of touchdowns this season. However, as our prop bets indicate, McMillan is in for a breakout as well as drawing favorable 1-on-1 matchups both in the red zone and goal-to-go situations.

Flex: Kazmeir Allen, WR, UCLA ($9,000)

Needing an outlet against Washington’s vaunted pass rush, DTR will be looking to get rid of the ball quickly against the Huskies. In doing so, his slot receivers — or essentially those who can get open quickly — should be his preferred targets.

Kazmeir Allen wins off the line of scrimmage and has no issue lining up from the slot where he can win with leverage against bigger strong safeties or linebackers in coverage. He should eat up the targets against Washington as DTR is forced to rid the ball quickly.

Flex: Jack Westover, TE, Washington ($6,500)

Needing a low-budget option to fulfill this roster, looking at the tight end position was the only way to go. Affording top-tier talent while finding a potential mismatch was key to a perfect lineup earlier this year, and that’s what we’ve done here.

Jack Westover has just six catches this year, but he’s been targeted multiple times in each game, even if one was negated by a penalty. He’s a big target over the middle, and UCLA’s defense has been prone to athletic tight ends giving them fits. It’s a lot of projection, but we’re confident that this strategy works out again.

Flex: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA ($16,000)

It’s tough to afford both top quarterbacks when they’re as dynamic as both of these quarterbacks are. DTR offers up a big-time dual-threat option for Friday night, and with the way Washington should be able to get after him, his legs are the most desirable attribute in DFS plays.

Not only are we banking on him throwing a touchdown, but our prop bets are also projecting him to score on the ground against the Huskies. He’s on pace to surpass 2,000 career rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns this season, and what better way to do it than a Friday night with the college football world watching?

Others to consider:

  • WR Rome Odunze, Washington ($11,500)
  • RB Wayne Taulapapa, Washington ($11,000)
  • WR Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington ($10,000)
  • RB Zach Charbonnet, UCLA ($14,000)
  • WR Giles Jackson, Washington ($8,500)
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