Tonight’s Georgia-TCU College Football National Championship will revolve around the star quarterbacks, Max Duggan and Stetson Bennett. The two have dominated their opponents all season long. Ahead of the championship game, let’s take a look at the Max Duggan-Stetson Bennett DFS projections and see which signal-caller provides more value on the slate.
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Max Duggan-Stetson Bennett DFS Projections
According to our expert Stokastic projections, Stetson Bennett ($16,800 captain price on DraftKings) is expected to outshine Max Duggan ($17,400) on the showdown slate. The Georgia quarterback is projected to finish with 20.92 fantasy points compared to Duggan’s 18.77. Using Stokastic’s ownership tool, Bennett projects to be owned in 74.1%% of lineups, with Duggan at 69.4%.
Duggan’s rushing ability may explain why more DFS players have taken him than Bennett. After rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship game, Duggan ran 15 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the thrilling win over Michigan in the semifinal.
“He’s got great players to do it with. He understands defenses. I think he’s very smart. There’s no defense he’s going to see that he hasn’t seen before. You’re not tricking an experienced quarterback, very similar with Stetson (Bennett),” said Georgia head coach Kirby Smart of Duggan, per On 3. “You’ve got to do it better than they do it. You’ve got to out-execute them. There’s no tricking them. And he does a tremendous job of that. They have a system to allow him to manage that. And to get back to third downs where you’ve got a shot to convert them.”
Both Duggan and Bennett finished as Heisman Trophy finalists, and both certainly have the ability to take over a football game. After winning last year’s championship, Bennett’s encore has been even more impressive. The 25-year-old college football veteran finished ninth in the nation in passing yards (3,823), 12th in completion percentage (68.1%), and 20th in rating (157.3). Playing from behind in the semifinal matchup against Ohio State, Bennett played lights-out in the second half — he completed 12 of his 14 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs came back to win 42-41.
Bennett has already proven himself on the biggest stage, and playing against an inferior TCU roster should bode well for the decorated quarterback. Look for Stetson Bennett to add an exclamation point to his legendary Georgia career in the championship on Monday night. If you’re looking to use your captain slot on the DFS showdown on either Max Duggan or Stetson Bennett, go with the Bulldogs QB.