Thursday Night NFL DFS Options

Pittsburgh Steelers

Michael Vick (FanDuel 6700, DraftKings 5000)

Le’Veon Bell (FanDuel 8900, DraftKings 7700)

Antonio Brown (FanDuel 8900, DraftKings 9200)

Heath Miller (FanDuel 5500, DraftKings 3700)

Darrius Heyward-Bey (FanDuel 5100, DraftKings 3600)

Markus Wheaton (FanDuel 5000, DraftKings 3500)

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco (FanDuel 8000, DraftKings 6000)

Justin Forsett (FanDuel 6700, DraftKings 6000)

Steve Smith (FanDuel 7300, DraftKings 6200)

Maxx Williams (FanDuel 4700, DraftKings 2500)

I’m a huge believer in getting exposure to the Thursday through Monday slates in NFL DFS.  Most of the public is eager to play and usually overplay the stars that happen to be playing on Thursday nights.  This week is no different as many lineups will feature Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, but those aren’t the players that will be in my lineups.  I am fading almost everyone in this game, but I will have Steve Smith in some Thursday start cash lineups and Maxx Williams in some GPP lineups with Crockett Gilmore out this week.

Smith has been a beast the last few weeks and his value is best on DraftKings where his volume and 10+ catch games get you the most bang for your DFS bucks.  Maxx Williams was targeted quite a bit after Gilmore left the game against the Bengals on Sunday and he looked good doing it.  Joe Flacco and Marc Trestman really like using the tight end behind the linebackers and in front of the safeties and Williams is at the minimum price this week on DK.  I even through him in some Thursday start GPPs on FanDuel even though I really like some TE match ups for other players this week.  If you need to root for someone tonight in DFS, your best bet is Steve Smith in cash games on DraftKings.

Good luck everyone and make sure to check back for my Stacks Post.