For each slate of NFL DFS preseason games, I will be combining information from various scouting reports and beat writers to compile a list of players who are the best bets to deliver the goods.
The preseason is notoriously fluid, and a lot can change before kickoff! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @BMcD_Sports as I’ll be updating my top plays throughout the day based on new information that comes out. Thanks for reading, NFL DFS preseason Week 2 Thursday lineup advice!
NFL DFS – Quarterbacks
Dwayne Haskins – WAS QB
There’s still not a concrete timetable for Colt McCoy‘s return, and Josh Woodrum is on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 1. That leaves the snaps at QB to be divided between Haskins and Case Keenum. Which quarterback do I prefer? Whichever one isn’t starting.
Consider that last week, some guy from Kansas City named Chase Litton stepped onto the field in the 3rd quarter and promptly completed 11 passes on 15 attempts, for 122 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
He did throw an interception, but sometimes you take the good with the bad. This is a situation to monitor, but I’ll definitely be intrigued by whichever quarterback is in line to get the majority of their reps against Cincinnati’s putrid backup secondary.
Matt Sims – ATL QB
Matt Ryan is expected to see his first action of the preseason, but Dan Quinn has stated that he’ll only let his star quarterback play “a little more than one series.” Assuming Schaub finishes out whatever remains of the first half, Matt Sims would be in line to get every snap at quarterback in the second half. Is he a good quarterback? No. Is he an average quarterback? Again, no.
But you’re talking to a guy who just finished 2nd in a GPP and secured $500 on DraftKings with Nathan Peterman in my quarterback slot.
I’ll take my chances with a guy who is a safe bet to see extended playing time, and roll the dice that more talented quarterbacks won’t produce enough in 1 quarter to absolutely kill my lineups even if they have a solid performances. If news breaks that a starter is expected to see more than a quarter, that would very much change my outlook on Sims though.