Football is back, and the preseason’s opening week rolls on with three professional American football games on the preseason NFL DFS docket for tonight…
As you’ll hear over and over again this month: you absolutely must check back here before the slate locks, as a good portion of the slate’s most important news and notes won’t be dropped until the hours leading up to kickoff.
For some more tips and tricks of the trade, be sure you take a few minutes to read our own Tyler Buecher’s breakdown of How to Play Preseason NFL DFS.
Without further ado, here are some of the players you’ll want to consider for Saturday night’s preseason NFL DFS slates.
UPDATE: A few names that are buzzing online so here they are. RB: Austin Walter, Niners. WR: Jon’Vea Johnson, Cowboys, TE: Travis Kelce
Nick Mullins, Niners: The Niners one-time starter should see some time as he competes with C.J. Beathard. I don’t mind playing either. Mullins has been successful against starters, so today backups shouldn’t limit him.
Blake Bortles, Rams: One game from the Super Bowl just two years ago, Bortles finds himself backing up the QB that was starting last Super Bowl. Without any Rams starters playing, I’d expect him to possibly get a half.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs: Most times in the preseason, you avoid the starters. Well tonight, Madden 20 cover boy and starting QB Patrick Mahomes will get a full quarter. It’s hard not to think Mahomes with the Chiefs high-powered offense wouldn’t score in one drive, maybe two.
- Mike Glennon, Raiders
- C.J. Beathard, Niners
Darrell Henderson, Rams: If you played CFB DFS, you damn well know Henderson. He was a monster at Memphis, and tonight, he gets his first taste of NFL defenses.
Darwin Thompson, Chiefs: Talk about the potential starting RB is leading the news feeds, but tonight, Thompson is who most will be talking about with hopes of bumping up the depth chart. Prefer him on DraftKings with the full PPR scoring.
Trayveon Williams, Bengals: With three Bengal RBs ruled out, rookie Trayveon Williams will have a chance to be the lead back.
Tony Pollard, Cowboys: Primarily the slot RB at Memphis, Pollard is fighting with Mike Weber for the backup, maybe starting role for the Cowboys. Pollard is another ideal PPR back who is versatile and has game-breaking speed.
- Mike Weber, Cowboys
- John Kelly, Rams
MeCole Hardman, Chiefs: Similar game and speed to Hill. He might be in early, so a chance to catch a few from Mahomes is possible.
Cody Thompson, Chiefs: The UDFA WR Thompson is another CFB DFS player who will get plenty of late quarter run as he battles to make the team.
Jalen Hurd, Niners: Once a starting RB at Tennessee, then transferred to Baylor to play WR, Hurd is the type of player you like to have in preseason NFL DFS. He has been “impressing in camp” and all the buzz words you can think of apply. You can also use his teammate Deebo Samuel.
Cedric Wilson, Cowboys (SEE ABOVE): Wilson is another player who is turning heads in camp. Last year, the Cowboys WR Michael Gallup was the preseason star; this season, it looks like stars are aligned for Wilson.
- Auden Tate, Bengals
- Hunter Renfrow, Raiders
Here are the primary TEs and DEF I’ll be using:
- Dalton Schultz, Cowboys
- Drew Sample, Bengals
- Foster Moreau, Raiders
- Oakland DEF
- Kansas City DEF