This article is part of our College Football DFS: Thursday Slate series.
RotoWire wants to keep all your bases covered when it comes to DFS football at the college level, so if you've yet to dive into this end of the pool, there's no better time than the present!
Today we are going to hit the Thursday slate for Week 1, and also introduce you to the college format, as it's a little different than what you're used to in the NFL arena. To begin, I think the weekday slates are a great way to get acclimated to how the college game functions, as there are fewer games to wade through. Although both FanDuel and DraftKings trim the fields, the abundant number of Saturday games can be a bit overwhelming for even the most seasoned DFS players. Thursday and Friday games don't have this problem, and the game load is similar to what you might find on an NFL Sunday.
Roster construction is the primary difference between NFL DFS and CFB DFS gameplay. For starters, there is no kicker or defense slot on either FanDuel or DraftKings. On both sites, there is a SUPER FLEX option, which means you can use a player at ANY offensive position, including quarterback. DraftKings diverges from FanDuel a bit by adding an additional standard FLEX position, and both sites require a base roster of 1 QB, 2 RB, and 3 WR (there is also no TE slot in CFB). In future weeks, I'll supply a link to this article so I won't have to repeat these