After losing back-to-back games to USC and Oregon, the Colorado Buffaloes barely scraped by against Arizona State. Can they stay on the winning track with a win over the Stanford Cardinal? The Colorado vs. Stanford prediction tells all.
Stanford vs. Colorado Betting and DFS Preview
Colorado -425, Stanford +330
- Game time
10 p.m. ET
Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
- Predicted Weather at Kick
58 degrees, partly sunny, 7 mph winds
- How to Watch
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Top DFS and Fantasy Plays
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Without values set from FanDuel, these DFS lineup suggestions are based off the following players:
- QB Shedeur Sanders, Colorado
- QB Ashton Daniels, Stanford
- QB Justin Lamson, Stanford
- RB Dylan Edwards, Colorado
- RB Anthony Hankerson, Colorado
- RB Syveon Wilkerson, Colorado
- RB Alton McCaskill, Colorado
- RB EJ Smith, Stanford
- RB Casey Filkins, Stanford
- RB Sedrick Irvin, Stanford
- WR Xavier Weaver, Colorado
- WR Jimmy Horn Jr., Colorado
- WR Travis Hunter, Colorado
- WR Omarion Miller, Colorado
- WR Elic Ayomanor, Stanford
- WR Mudia Reuben, Stanford
- WR Tiger Bachmeier, Stanford
- TE Michael Harrison, Colorado
- TE Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford
The Buffaloes have done a good job on offense this season, and that starts with the star quarterback in Shedeur Sanders. His stats are absurdly good, but the dollar amount likely just isn’t worth it with the other quarterbacks in the slate that have more points per dollar value.
The running backs aren’t great for the Buffaloes nor the Cardinal, but EJ Smith might be the best of the bunch, the son of Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. However, nobody on the Cardinal roster has more than 200 yards rushing this season.
The Colorado receivers have been very inconsistent, with a new leader in production each of the last few weeks. The most consistent member of the group has been Xavier Weaver, but he might be too expensive.
Tight end Benjamin Yurosek is the leading receiver for Stanford and is worth playing against Colorado, who has allowed 302 yards per game through the air (127th in the nation).
Prediction for Colorado vs. Stanford
The Buffaloes have been the story of college football this season. Coach Prime Deion Sanders has not only brought them back to the national spotlight, but they have played well outside of the Oregon game.
Sanders has launched himself into discussions about the Heisman Trophy and NFL draft with his performance and Travis Hunter is set to return.
While they have won four games already, it’s a brutal finish to the schedule with three games against ranked teams on the road in UCLA, Washington State, and Utah to cap off the season.
This game against Stanford will be a difficult one, as Troy Taylor has the Cardinal football team playing tough and competitive. It won’t be enough to win the game, but covering the spread is a definite possibility.
This is set to be an ultra-competitive game and the perfect culmination from the midweek slate of Week 7 to launch us into Saturday.
Prediction: Colorado 38, Stanford 28