NFL Pre-Season DraftKings Picks
NFL Pre-Season DraftKings Picks:
Thursday 8/18 Slate
Entering week two of NFL pre-season, we need to be aware of the subtle changes that will take place. Varying from team to team, starters will see increased reps this week. Typically we’re not at the point of rostering many but it could warrant a few sprinkles. That being said, lets dig into week 2.
PHI @ PIT 6:00p
Weather worth monitoring, chance of rain and isolated thunder storms.
Chase Daniels, QB – With Wentz going down with injury and Bradford barely playing last week, we should get a hefty look at Daniels. Although his current weapons could be amusing there is one WR I like.
Paul Turner, WR – Tuner had the most targets (7) by any WR last week and produced six receptions for 34 yards. With Philly situation at wide out he’s worth firing up.
Daryl Richardson, RB – Had a very productive first week, with 13 touches for 60 combined yards. With only Bell and Williams ahead on the depth chart, expect his workload to stay the same or increase.
CIN @ DET 6:30p
Tyler Boyd, WR – Sign me up for some Boyd this week! With LaFell sidelined, Boyd played 40% of the teams snaps and had one catch for 40 yards. He is slated to be the starting slot WR for the Bengals and I fully expect his reps to increase the next two games.
Zach Zenner, RB – Clearly ahead of Stevan Ridley, he’s in control of his own destiny. Zenner will continue to get work in the Lions power-back role.
Cole Wick, TE – With injuries piling up for Detroit Wick has stepped into the top tight end role. The Lions have to get him reps, to make sure they don’t need a replacement.
ATL @ CLE 7:00p
Aldrick Robinson, WR – Should be a popular play, after showcasing his deep speed and long ball ability.
One team I’d expect starters to play longer.
Robert Griffin III, QB – He’s worth a look due to volume, but genuinely does not excite me.
Terrelle Pryor, WR – With Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon not expected to suit up, that leaves Pryor as RGIII’s top option.
CHI @ NE 7:00p
Josh Bellamy, WR – Coming of a 5 target game playing almost 70% of snaps, I would expect his role to be safe this week.
Kevin White, WR – Really didn’t do much last week. Must get worked in by Chicago more each week moving forward. He has to be ready for the Bears week one.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB – Should be major chalk Thursday. In this game last year he accounted for 33 pass attempts. Facing similar circumstances, his attempts should be close to those numbers.
Tyler Gaffney, RB – Was a lock for me last week. New England wants to see what they’ve waited on for the previous two seasons.
Aaron Dobson, WR – Although Malcolm Mitchell returned to practice this week (after that gruesome elbow injury), I can’t see him playing. If he’s out, than Dobson makes for a exceptional play after seeing 66% of snaps last week.
Patriots DST, – Denver destroyed Chicago last Thursday. It will attest to how dominate the Broncos defense is, or how bad the Bears OL will be.
OAK @ GB 7:00p
Deandre Washington, RB – Many will flock to George Atkinson, after he sparked off two long runs for touchdowns. However my moneys on Washington. Very effective with his opportunities compiling 75 yards on nine touches last Friday. Workload should increase as he makes a bid for the third down role.
Brett Hundley, QB – Should be the man this week! Aaron Rodgers shouldn’t play until week 3 and the Packers already saw the camp arms last week.
Jared Abbrederis, WR – Might be the player I’m most excited to see this week. It’s a homer pick for sure, but he has made a lot of noise thus far in camp. With Janis out of the picture, Green Bay needs an extended look at Abbrederis Thursday.
MIN @ SEA
Jerick Mckinnon, RB – In this game last year he piled up 15 touches. Makes sense he sees similar results this Thursday.
Laquan Treadwell, WR – Treadwell had four receptions for 41 yards in Friday’s preseason game. Much like Tyler Boyd, I expect these early round rookies to continue to see increased work.
Christine Michael, RB – In play again this week, coming of a strong performance against the Chiefs. Question is how many snaps he’ll play in this one.
Good luck this Thursday!