College Football PrizePicks Player Props: Selections for Week 10, Including Payton Thorne and Charlie Jones
Payton Thorne #10 of the Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
College football player props for Week 10 include four selections for Saturday.
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Speaking of which: We have a couple premium picks in that department, plus more recommendations for Saturday’s slate we feel have enough value to plug into your PrizePicks selections.
College Football PrizePicks Player Props for Week 10
Payton Thorne Fantasy Points
Michigan State is a big underdog, so maybe the offense will throw more?
There. I said something nice about Thorne’s potential upside in Week 10, and why he might not be completely horrific Saturday against Illinois.
Hello. This is the part where I explain why Thorne will be completely horrific Saturday against Illinois.
The Fighting Illini defense is top-six nationally in Line Yards, Pass Success and Coverage. They lead(!) the entire country in Havoc and opponent completion percentage.
In five Big Ten games since, he’s averaged 189.2 yards with a lousy 5:4 TD:INT ratio.
Thorne’s best game over that span was a 265-yard performance against Wisconsin … which required double overtime.
We’ve tracked gusts north of 20 mph in the forecast, and Thorne offers about as much upside with his legs as an earthworm.
Pick: Payton Thorne Under 12.5 Fantasy Points
TreVeyon Henderson Fantasy Score
On the contrary, I love everything about the matchup for Henderson against Northwestern.
He’s accustomed to splitting reps with Miyan Williams, but could perhaps add a few more onto his plate with Williams suffering a hand injury last week, albeit not serious.
Ohio State’s a 38.5-point favorite with heavy winds in the forecast Saturday.
Quarterback C.J. Stroud’s pass attempts will more than likely dip from his season average, in turn opening up more volume for Henderson.
The star back’s still been reliable despite Ohio State’s pass-happy tendencies, posting at least 16 carries in three of the last four, which includes a pair of 100-plus-yard outings.
He’s also been active in the passing game with a catch in three straight, after posting zero total through the first four weeks.
Henderson and the Buckeyes just got through the meat of their defensive schedule. They should run all over one of the worst tackling Big Ten programs this season in yet another favorable game script.
Pick: TreVeyon Henderson Over 15.5 Fantasy Points
Charlie Jones Receiving Yards
Charlie Jones is still going bonkers in 2022, entering Week 10 with 72 catches, 840 yards and nine receiving touchdowns – through just eight games.
He’s top-six nationally in all three categories and is more than doubling the next-closest Boilermaker in the latter two departments.
Yet, I’m fading the ever-living hell out of him against his former team.
Iowa actually gives up a bunch of completions (21.4 per game, 91st nationally).
However, they allow the fewest yards per completion of any defense in the country (8.6), spearheaded by three cornerbacks in the top-36 nationally of PFF’s cover grades.
Just shy of 90 yards is a reach, and I think you’ll all be surprised to see the forecast come Saturday afternoon; it won’t be friendly for passing games.
Revenge game? No sir, Chuck.
Pick: Charlie Jones Under 89.5 Receiving Yards
Travis Dye Receiving Yards
Lincoln Riley is going to put on an absolute clinic vs. this fraudulent Cal defense.
The Bears were admittedly more athletic and talented in years past. But the current unit doesn’t stand a chance through the air against one of the sickest offenses in America.
Cal’s just outside the bottom-25 in pass coverage and doesn’t tackle very well.
Last week vs. Oregon, three of the top-four Ducks pass catchers were running backs; that trio combined for 10 receptions, 176 yards and two touchdowns.
Dye, meanwhile, averages 22 receiving yards per game and has multiple grabs in all but two outings.
It’s a serious mismatch across the board for all Trojans skill players, but Dye’s number in particular’s very exploitable.
Pick: Travis Dye Over 18.5 Receiving Yards