Bengals-Jaguars DFS lineups: Fantasy Football Today analysts share captain picks, full daily lineups for TNF

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Bengals-Jaguars DFS lineups: Fantasy Football Today analysts share captain picks, full daily lineups for TNF

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Every NFL week starts with a Thursday Night Football game for most of the remainder of the 2021 season, and these are our favorite slates to play Daily Fantasy Football. The TNF showdown slate allows you a smaller crop of players to choose from, and if your cheap sleeper pick hits, you can cash big in your tournaments or easily win your head-to-head DFS matchups. 

Every week, I’ll get the Thursday Night DFS picks from our experts and we’ll feature them below. But first, let’s preview the matchup and what we might expect.

Last week was a low-scoring affair between the Panthers and Texans where Sam Darnold continued to lean on D.J. Moore as his clear-cut No. 1 option. Darnold also saved his own Fantasy day with two rushing touchdowns of his own. Of course, the big news out of last week’s Thursday Night Football game was Christian McCaffrey leaving with an injury. Hopefully, we don’t get any big injuries this week.

The Bengals host the Jaguars in what should be a very favorable matchup for Joe Burrow and the passing game despite the fact that Tee Higgins (shoulder) will miss his second straight game. The Jaguars pass defense is bordering on a funnel (they’ve actually been above-average against the run) and it’s only going to get worse for them now that they’ve traded former first-round corner C.J. Henderson. That trade is a hit to Jacksonville’s depth in the secondary and they were already shallow there. I would expect Burrow to lean on the passing game and Tyler Boyd to build on his big Week 3 performance. Christian Kirk topped 100 yards out of the slot last week against Jackonsville and that position might be their weakest on the roster. Ja’Marr Chase is also a threat to create several big plays in this matchup.

On the flip side, look for Trevor Lawrence to run more often. He was quoted after last week’s loss as saying they will look to utilize his (underrated) rushing ability more often moving forward. The Jaguars established more of a run game (leaning on James Robinson) in Week 3 than they have all season long and he should continue to see a snap share and volume similar to last week. This should be a high scoring affair based on recent TNF outcomes and Lawrence’s attempts should be high. That’s good news for Marvin Jones.

Without further ado, here’s a look at who are experts are picking on this DFS Thursday Night Football slate:

Dave Richard

CAPTAIN/MVP Bengals DST 
FLEX Joe Mixon 
FLEX Ja’Marr Chase 
FLEX Marvin Jones 
FLEX Tyler Boyd 
FLEX Evan McPherson 

Jamey Eisenberg

CAPTAIN/MVP: Joe Burrow
FLEX: Joe Mixon
FLEX: Ja’Marr Chase
FLEX: D.J. Chark
FLEX: Evan McPherson 
FLEX: Auden Tate

Heath Cummings

CAPTAIN/MVP Joe Mixon
FLEX Joe Burrow
FLEX Ja’Marr Chase 
FLEX Evan McPherson 
FLEX Laviska Shenault 

Frank Stampfl

CAPTAIN/MVP Bengals DST 
FLEX Joe Mixon 
FLEX Trevor Lawrence 
FLEX Carlos Hyde
FLEX Tyler Boyd 

Chris Towers

CAPTAIN/MVP Joe Mixon
FLEX Joe Burrow
FLEX D.J. Chark
FLEX Evan McPherson 
FLEX Tyler Boyd