Giants-Washington DFS rosters: Fantasy Football Today analysts share captain’s picks, full rosters for Thursday

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
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Every NFL week starts with a Thursday Night Football game for most of the rest of the 2021 season, and these are our favorite slates to play Daily Fantasy Football on. The TNF Showdown Slate lets you choose from a smaller pool of players and if your selection of cheap sleepers hits, you can cash in big in your tournaments or easily win your head-to-head DFS matchups.

Each week, I’ll receive Thursday night’s DFS picks from our experts and we’ll feature them below. But first, let’s preview the match and what we might expect.

Washington comes into this game with a whole new quarterback situation – something they didn’t expect to face in Week 2. Taylor Heinicke replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) for this start. But luckily for us, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Heinicke. Last week, while replacing Fitzpatrick, Henicke went 11 for 15 with 122 passing yards, one touchdown and 17 rushing yards. He fits into the “Konami code” quarterback bucket because he’s a willing runner and he also takes chances with his arm trying to get passes through tight windows. That’s a recipe for a high-risk/high-reward fantasy quarterback and it could work in favor of the D/ST Giants.

Of course, if the Giants defense plays anything like it did against Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos, you’ll want to stick to the chalk game and go for Washington D/ST. The Giants defense took a step forward in 2020 but looked to take a step back in Week 1 despite many key defensive additions. On the other hand, the offense looked as miserable as it did all of last season with Jason Garrett calling plays against an underrated Broncos defense led by Vic Fangio. After missing most of training camp, it makes sense that we’ll see slow starts from Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and Kyle Rudolph, but can we expect that to change too much in a short rotation week?

Without further ado, here’s a look at the experts who pick this DFS Thursday Night Football list:

David Richard

WR Sterling Shepard (captain)
QB Taylor Heinicke
RB Antonio Gibson
TE Logan Thomas
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST

Jamey Eisenberg

QB Taylor Heinicke (captain)
RB Antonio Gibson
WR Sterling Shepard
TE Logan Thomas
WFT D/ST
Dustin Hopkins

Heath Cummings

QB Daniel Jones (captain)
QB Taylor Heinicke
RB Antonio Gibson
WR Terry McLaurin
WR Dyami Brown

Frank Stampfl

RB Antonio Gibson (captain)
WR Sterling Shepard
QB Daniel Jones
QB Taylor Henicke
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST

Chris Towers

RB Antonio Gibson (captain)
WR Sterling Shepard
QB Daniel Jones
QB Taylor Henicke
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST

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