College Football PrizePicks Player Props: 5 Picks for Week 8
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- Welcome to another full slate of college football, and that means there's plenty of player prop value.
- With that in mind, our staff dives in with five selections on this Saturday of Week 8.
- Formulate your card below.
College football player props are back with a full slate of options at our disposal on Saturday, and Action Network has you covered with our best PrizePicks plays for the Week 8 slate.
Our season-long record sits at 17-12 after seven weeks. We’re hunting over plays this weekend, and we expect rampant scoring to continue after last week’s wild Saturday slate of games.
If you enjoy college football player prop betting, and are interested in weekly statistical projections, please make sure to check out our friends at the CFFSite who compile the data that can give you the edge against the books.
College Football PrizePicks Player Props for Week 8
In the table below, you'll find my top five PrizePicks player props from Saturday's slate of games. Click on any pick or team logo to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.
Georgia Southern vs. Old Dominion
QB Kyle Vantrease Passing Yards
We knew coming into the year that the Georgia Southern Eagles would be a pass-first offense under new offensive coordinator Bryan Ellis.
The Eagles’ new OC facilitated the program’s transition away from the unique triple-option it employed during the last several years.
But, the magnitude of Georgia Southern’s 2022 offensive production has surprised everyone.
Georgia Southern ranks third in passing yards (358.9) and second in attempts per game (49.7), trailing only Texas Tech.
An even bigger surprise has been Buffalo-transfer Kyle Vantrease’s seamless transition to the air raid offense. The senior quarterback averaged a modest 135 yards per contest in 35 career games with the Bulls.
Vantrease has surpassed the current passing yards prop (307.5) in five of seven games, and game script will likely favor him: The Eagles are consensus 2.5-point underdogs as of writing.
Pick: Kyle Vantrease Over 307.5 Passing Yards
Memphis vs. Tulane
QB Michael Pratt Fantasy Points
Since sitting out versus Houston in Week, Tulane Green Wave quarterback Michael Pratt has been on a roll in his last two games.
Three of those seven scores have come on the ground. Granted, Pratt rushed for a net loss of one yard in those two performances. However, that came on 25 rushing attempts, which is a very positive sign for future fantasy value.
This week, Pratt faces a Memphis Tigers team that allows 30.5 fantasy points per game this season to opposing QB1s. The Tigers defense has allowed five different quarterbacks to surpass this 21.5-point fantasy points prop this season.
The CFFSite's projection has Pratt at 28.0 fantasy points in this matchup.
Pick: Michael Pratt Over 21.5 Fantasy Points
BYU vs. Liberty
QB Jaren Hall Fantasy Points
When examining the Liberty Flames defense from a high level, its numbers seem pretty good against opposing quarterbacks: Liberty has limited opposing QBs to 16.5 fantasy points per game this season.
Dig a little deeper, and you will discover that those numbers are heavily skewed due to the Flames’ soft schedule against poor offenses.
Those three teams combined for 341 passing yards in three games against Liberty.
We expect BYU Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall to do the same — especially given the BYU's implied team total of 32 points.
Pick: Jaren Hall Over 19.5 Fantasy Points
Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
WR Evan Stewart Fantasy Points
This recommendation is fairly straightforward.
Texas A&M’s five-star freshman has been peppered with targets since the season-ending injury to Ainias Smith. That includes a season-high eight receptions on 15 targets in the narrow defeat to Alabama in Week 6.
The Aggies quarterback situation is always a cause for concern when betting on an Aggies receiver. Unfortunately, this week is no different: Max Johnson is out, Haynes King is banged up, and 5-star freshman Conner Weigman may also earn playing time.
Nonetheless, Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Evan Stewart is making strides, and his ability to adjust to the ball downfield is a skill that no other Aggies receiver possesses.
We like our chances for a receiver to top double-digit fantasy points if he averages 9.6 targets per contest — Stewart’s current mark.
Pick: Evan Stewart Over 10.5 Fantasy Points
RB MarShawn Lloyd Rushing Yards
South Carolina Gamecocks running back MarShawn Lloyd’s rushing yards prop is already up from 53.5 yards earlier in the week.
Despite the line inflation, Lloyd’s prop is still too low in our eyes. Our CFF Site projections have the former 5-star recruit at 88 rushing yards vs. Texas A&M.
How about 110 yards on 22 attempts on the road against Kentucky?
The Wildcats have a far superior rush defense than Lloyd’s Week 8 opponent (Texas A&M). The Aggies defense allows just under 190 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 13th out of 14 SEC teams.
No other running back accounted for more than five carries against Kentucky, so Lloyd should get the bulk of the work against Texas A&M on Saturday evening.