The NFL PreSeason Draftkings week 1

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero The NFL Pre-Season to some is not "real" football, or a boring misrepresentation of the league. To others they are fighting for their employment. As DFS players/analysts it is our job to make a contentious effort to seek which players in the Pre-Season will get the most burn. I have made a lineup with the Thursday slate. Lets go.

Draft Kings Thursday Slate.


Chase Daniel- Daniel and Eagles new head coach Doug Pederson followed each other from Kansas city this season and Daniel is going to make a ton of money for a back up. (Three years $21 million) He chucked the ball a ton last pre-season , this Thursday should be no different. Daniel may be the chalk this week and I am fine with it.

Running Backs

Kenjon Barner- It is well documented that Doug Pederson believes in third year running back Kenjon Barner. The Eagles backfield are a mixture of inexperience, injury prone and veteran leadership. They are somewhat of a beautiful nightmare. Barner may be on the cusp of making the final roster and he should see the field plenty is his 2016 audition. Barner will also be used on special teams which is a wonderful addition bonus to a player.

Ka'Deem Carey- Carey is one these players that seems to have been around longer than he actually has. The aggressive running 23 year old will have plenty of opportunity this summer, and that is a major ingredient in DFS scouting. Carey runs with that Marshawn Lynch-Chris Ivory physicality, I expect 10-15 touches.

Wide Receivers

Chris Givens- Naturally I'm going to pair up a wideout, sometimes two with my quarterback. The Eagles have one of the weakest wide receiving corps in the league and we should see a ton of Givens Thursday. Givens has had the misfortune of poor quarterback play his whole career but has shown bursts of production. Experience/talent/opportunity all come together here.

Malcolm Mitchell- It is said locally that rookie Malcolm Mitchell is the most talented X receiver over veteran Nate Washington and unproven Aaron Dobson. I envision plenty of snaps for Mitchell which will lead to touches and opportunities.

Quincy Enunwa- Directly behind Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall is Quincy Enunwa who projects to be the favorite for the number three wideout role. Enunwa played on 45% of the Jets offensive snaps in 2015 and his role should increase heading forward. He is a great blocker which will allow him to see the field a ton.


Daniel Braverman- Braverman has a legit opportunity to become the Bears number three wideout eventually in 2016. He has drawn Wes Welker comparisons because of his speed and size. With Eddie Royal still kicking around he could be a great mentor. Week one of the pre season is cloudy, he is a very sneaky play.

Tight End

Austin Hooper- It is no secret that the Falcons offense has missed the great Tony Gonzalez at tight over the last couple seasons. This year they Drafted Austin Hooper and he'll have to win a job of Levine Toilolo and Jacob Tamme. Hooper could be one of the most impressive rookies this season and Thursday will be his first of several auditions.


Eagles- The Eagles have won 13 out of 18 of their last preseason games. They are a three-point favorite when they host the Bucs tomorrow. I am using the Eagles on a hunch.