FANTASY FOOTBALL PRESEASON WEEK 1
(BET GUIDE & DFS PLAYS)
NOTE AFTER THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED TEAMS HAVE MADE ROSTER NOTES CHANGING SOME OF THE SCENARIOS.
WAGER PLAYS STILL REMAIN THE SAME (BOTTOM OF ARTICLE)
DAILY FANTASY PLAYER OF THE DAY REMAINS THE SAME (BOTTOM OF ARTICLE)
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NFL REDZONE CHANNEL meets DAILY FANTASY. Meets Preseason.
JETS @ GIANTS
No Le’Veon which means the Jets will try to figure out who the best backup RB is. Ty Montgomerey is a great choice for a PPR format, he should thrive with both Darnold and Siemian. However do not sleep on McGuire and Powell who both have proved they are fantasy capable when given the opportunity. Jets WR core not the deepest, so expect a lot of running the Football this week. Darnold may play a quarter max.
The Giants want to see what they have in Daniel Jones, and at home they will do just that. So far all reports show he is the next Eli, but the 35+ Year Old Eli. T.J. Jones/Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler all have had some NFL success at one point, they will all get their targets as the Giants likely go pass heavy. Rod Smith (RB) looked great for the Cowboys at times, him and Paul Perkins will get a lot of carries in this one.
COLTS @ BILLS
Jacoby Brissett should do damage against backups. The Colts are extremely deep at WR, he should be working with guys like Zach Pascal and Chester Rogers. With Andrew Luck banged up, do not be surprised to see Jacoby take the entire first half. The Colts offense should be aggressive and they also are very deep at RB. Guys like Hines and Wilkins who have yet to really prove they are great will get a lot of opportunities. Colts will be scoring points.
Josh Allen needs to show he is good in the preseason or the Bills are losing every game again. The Bills do have some good weapons, but all of them are at RB. We should see a laundry list of guys including rookie Devin Singletary, but TJ Yeldon is the best in my opinon. Bills will also check QB Matt Barkley in there for a lot of PT and see if he can perform against backups. All in all, Bills offense can be productive, but it will not be easy as this group does lack in the talent department.
JAGUARS @ RAVENS
TITANS @ EAGLES
FALCONS @ DOLPHINS
The Falcons have two veteran QBs in Matt Schaub and Chris Simms who will see ample playing time in this preseason game. Justin Hardy is the standout sleeper WR in my eyes. Both these QBs need solid preseasons in order to stay relevant in the NFL. Imagine an army load of RBs as the Falcons figure out which one to cut, all backups will be in play early for this road game.
The Dolphins have a QB battle in Fitzmagic vs. Rosen. A matchup that I would give the edge to Fitzmagic, and both these QBs may split this game right down the middle for them to find out. A sleeper WR who would love to find some magic of his own is Bubble Roster Allen Hurns. Hurns was a solid WR with the Jaguars before losing all value and roster space with the Cowboys. Expect both QBs to target the sleeper heavy.
PATRIOTS @ LIONS
Do not be surprised to see Brian Hoyer player the entire game. The Patriots want Hoyer to be ready to dominate at moments notice, and the Patriots are stacked with WRs who can make plays. Expect a lot of rookie N’Keal Harry as he gets used to NFL action. Expect a lot of Maurice Harris who is finally on a capable offense after being stuck in Washington his whole career. The Patriots are also stacked at RB, expect to see a lot of them including Rookie Damien Harris.
Tom Savage will get a lot of PT and the Lions have some weapons on their bench. Zach Zenner will see a lot of time at RB, the WR core of TommyLee Lewis and Jermaine Kearse is interesting. Anyway you look at it, Savage is not that great and going up against Belichick is not an easy task who will be calling plays. I expect Bill to have his team ready.
REDSKINS @ BROWNS
TEXANS @ PACKERS
PANTHERS @ BEARS
BRONCOS @ SEAHAWKS
CHARGERS @ CARDINALS
MEDIUM (PLAY OF THE DAY)
DAILY FANTASY PLAYER OF THE DAY
DEXTER WILLIAMS – GB – RB
Packers will definitely be moving the ball against the Texans. With Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones OUT, the Packers will want to see what they have in their 3rd Round Rookie RB. All the other backup RBs on the Packers have been on the team for less than two weeks, it is Williams opportunity to show he is the best 3rd String RB for the job.