Draft Kings Preseason week 4

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Paxton Lynch (Broncos)
It looks like Broncos new starter Trevor Siemian will not play Thursday night, and that rookie Paxton Lynch will get much needed reps. The more Lynch plays now, the more preparation he'll have when he eventually becomes the Broncos starting quarterback. Gary Kubiak said Lynch will play all four quarters. He is my favorite quarterback this week.

Running backs

Darius Jackson (Cowboys)
Rookie running back Darius Jackson had five carries, for thirty yards, last week and he is sure see to the field a ton against the Texans Thursday night. Jackson is fighting for a job and a roster spot. It is tough to imagine Alfred Morris or Ezekiel Elliot seeing any snaps.

Brandon Wegher (Panthers)
Brandon Wegher rushed for 110 yards, and two touchdowns in the 2015 preseason. He has been however quiet so far this preseason. The third stringer is hungry for opportunities and a chance at the final 53. He should have plenty of touches Thursday against the Steelers. He has been behind J-Stew Cameron Artis-Payne, and Fozzy Whittaker.

Wide Receiver

Jordan Taylor (Broncos)
It looks like Jordan Taylor will be fighting to make the Broncos final 53, or a job on the practice squad and his final audition is Thursday. Despite only reeling in one catch last week he should see extended burn with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders most likely sitting. The kid has is a big bodied red zone target.

Aldrick Robinson (Falcons)
Aldrick Robinson has been solid the last two weeks with six receptions for 188 yards. The Falcons need wide receiver help outside of Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. His chance at making the final 53 seems like and a good showing tomorrow will certainly help.

Robby Anderson (Jets)
Brandon Marshall, Quincy Enunwa, and Kenbrell Thompkins are all dinged, Anderson had four receptions for 65 yards on nine targets against the G-Men. The 6-foot-3 receiver thrived at Temple and appears to be a work in progress that has some upside. I really like the targets he may receive Thursday. He has 10 catches for 196 yards, and two touchdowns in the last two Jets games.

Tight End

A.J. Derby (Patriots)
Derby is making a tremendous push to become the Patriots third tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and newly acquired Martellus Bennett. Derby should see extended run in the preseason finale. Derby has 12 receptions, for 138 yards, and a touchdown through three preseason games.


Brandon Burks (Packers)
With John Crockett lost to a shoulder injury and Eddie Lacy and James Starks unlikely to play Thursday, Brandon Burks is making a strong case to be the Packers number three running back. He should get the ball a ton in an important last effort to make the final 53 man roster. The flex spot is almost always used for a wide receiver or an extra tight end, I foresee Burks punching one in this week.

Defense/Special Teams

Dak Prescott will definitely not play Thursday against the Texans it will be Jameill Showers. I can envision a couple turnovers, and a couple turnovers in this one.