Preseason NFL is all about finding players who will have guaranteed playing time and high usage on the field. Follow my position plays and lock in the NFL DFS Picks of Destiny for Friday.
Note: All NFL DFS players are priced the exact same on both FanDuel and DraftKings.
Joe Webb III (Houston Texans)
This week the Houston Texans take on the Detroit Lions at home. Last week the Lions gave up over 300 yards in the air to Tom Brady’s two backups and lost 31-3. Look, all you really need to know is Webb played the ENTIRE game last week. He went 25-for-40 with 286 yards with one TD and two interceptions. There is no official word if Deshaun Watson will play but either way Webb is guaranteed to get at least three quarters. I am just locking him in for playing time alone. No other QB will have as much opportunity to put up fantasy points. He is going to have a safe floor and will not be the reason you lose this week. Let everyone else make the mistake of trying to get lucky with someone that costs the exact same in NFL DFS and has half the playing time.
Jarrett Stidham (New England Patriots)
Tom Brady will not play. In Week 1, Jarrett Stidham went 14-for-24 with one touchdown against the Detroit Lions and his NFL DFS owners were rewarded. Coach Bill Belichick has seemed impressed with Stidham’s transition from college to NFL so far and should continue to evaluate him by giving him plenty of run again in Week 2. Stidham will continue to keep his foot on the gas to try and cement his position as the Patriots true second string QB over league vet Brian Hoyer. I watched a lot of Stidham at Auburn and he is the real deal. He legitimately has a chance to be Brady’s replacement (when he chooses to retire) if the Pats don’t trade him away..
Blake Snell Jr (Pittsburgh Steelers)
In Week 1 he got 13 carries for only 26 yards. However he did get two receptions, on three targets, for another 26 yards. That is enough opportunity, he just didn’t deliver. Snell Jr. just needs to break one of those 15 attempts vs the up-tempo Chiefs to win us all the money. I will go back to him today.
Nick Brossette (New England Patriots)
The 23 year-old rookie got 22 carries last week vs the Lions for 66 yards and a touchdown. While I don’t think he touches the rock that much this week, if he can get around 15, he should produce. Coach Belichick is wisely not in the habit of letting his starters get much playing time during the preseason. We should get another dose of Brossette vs. the Titans.
Fade: Tony Pollard: With Zeke holding out Pollard is possibly in line for a ton of work this regular season. Cowboys will want him healthy.
James Washington (Pittsburgh Steelers)
He was a Week 1 standout and will be popular again this week for good reason. He caught four of five targets for 87 yards and one TD. The Steelers play the Chiefs, and if they care about winning this preseason game, then they are going to have to put up points. Washington may very well be the safest wideout on the board again today for NFL DFS.
Jon’Vea Johnson (Dallas Cowboys)
His production didn’t stand out much in the NFL DFS rankings last week but the opportunity was there. He was targeted more than any other Cowboys wideout (eight) while hauling in three for 30 yards. If they keep feeding him like that he should hit value. He has the breakaway speed to get loose and take one to the house and also should be a priority in the red zone. He will be low owned vs the Rams.
Rashard Higgins (Cleveland Browns)
In Week 1 he had five receptions for 98 yards and a TD vs the Redskins. Higgins is on a TERRIFIC offense and the Browns seem like they are going to want to show off every game, preseason or not. Higgins should have decent ownership after his output last week so I don’t mind pivoting to Dontrell Hilliard for lower ownership with the same NFL DFS upside.
Blake Bell and Deon Yelder (Kansas City Chiefs)
Did anyone else notice the three top recievers with the most yards last week for the Chiefs were all their tight ends? Kelce, Bell and Yelder all had over 30 yards on 10 combined targets. The Chiefs work their tight ends into the offense more than any other NFL team. Yelder caught a TD last week so now maybe it’s Bell’s turn? I will work both on a NFL DFS team this week.
I will be updating this NFL DFS article as the games get closer so please check back nearer to game time.
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David Jones has been playing fantasy sports since he first discovered it in 2007 while attending the University of Alabama. He began taking DFS more seriously in 2015 when he started winning major tournaments with single entries. He has qualified for the 2018 FanDuel World Fantasy Basketball Championship, 2018 FanDuel World Fantasy Baseball Championship, 2018 DraftKings NFL Showdown Championship, 2018 Inaugural DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship and has two entries in the 2019 FanDuel World Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has taken down 1st place wins in the FanDuel Monster multiple times for 30k/25k as well as winning the Demonster on FanDuel for a hefty 50k. He also won three consecutive NFL Showdowns in 2019. David has won over $230 K since mid-August of 2019.