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Thursday Night Football DFS Preview

Now that all of the overreacting to week 1 is done, and there sure was a lot to overreact over, Thursday brings a fresh week of football. This week, we have two offenses that were expected to be among the most potent in the NFC, but were rather underwhelming in week 1. I fully expect at least one, if not both, of these offenses are going to rebound in a big way.

The Vikings defense certainly isn’t one that worries you, and the Eagles defense is dealing with injuries on all levels. With a lot of high priced talent on the field, finding the value plays, mixed with the studs, in this game is what will help you cash out. Good luck to everyone out there, let’s go make that money.

Captain Plays

Jalen Hurts QB $17,100 ($11,400)

Last week against both the weather and a game Patriots defense, Hurts struggled to find the big play that made him such an amazing fantasy option last year. Neither of these factors will be in play as the weather should be great for the game, and the Vikings are not a great defense. The reason you would play Hurts at captain is if you believe he will score on the ground, which I believe might happen more than once.

Kirk Cousins QB $13,800 ($9,200)

As mentioned earlier, the Eagles defense is banged up and will be missing two key pieces of their secondary. We saw Mac Jones throw for 316 yards and 3 TDs against this defense last week, and Cousins has far more explosive weapons at his disposal. If you think Cousins spreads the ball around and tosses TDs to all different guys, he will be your play.

D’Andre Swift RB $6000 ($4,000)

Hard to trust a guy that saw only three opportunities to touch the ball last week, but with Kenneth Gainwell out, there’s a chance we see the D’Andre Swift that we all invested in behind this offense line. I believe he gets the first crack, and if Swift can get something going, he could be in line for a huge day that results in an incredible return on his price. I do believe there’s chance he is highly owned today, but his price allows you to get a lot of other guys in your lineup.

Justin Jefferson WR $18,600 ($12,400)

The highest price player on the slate, coming off a 9 catch 150 yard performance, in a game where the offense as a whole struggles, does not scare you away from playing JJ. It would take a legendary day to return on that price, but JJ could be in line for a huge day with multiple TDs.

Eagles D/ST $6,600 ($4,400)

Three words, Prime Time Cousins. Last year against this defense, albeit a different rendition, Cousins threw 3 INTs, was sacked twice and fumbled once. The Eagles don’t offer a lot in terms of Special Teams, but the pressure they can generate could lead to a sacks and turnovers. The last two Primetime games featured defenses that won their respective games, we could be in line for a third.

Lineup Suggestions

Captain Hurts Swift
Flex Brown Hurts
Flex Goedert Cousins
Flex Swift Jefferson
Flex Hockenson Hockenson
Flex Eagles D/ST Elliot

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