Here’s a breakdown of DFS one-game contests for Week 3 of Thursday Night Football featuring the Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars at 8:20 E.T. on NFL Network.
Cash Game Strategy
Titans vs. Jaguars — the kind of game where you expect the running backs to outscore the quarterbacks in fantasy. Leonard Fournette is the highest projected player on the slate in our DK Showdown Models, and Derrick Henry — who gets the Jags on TNF again after his legendary “get off me!” 99-yard TD run against them last December — is neck-and-neck with Marcus Mariota and Gardner Minshew.
With the game expected to be close (Titans are -1.5) it makes sense to split cash game exposure between Fournette and Henry in the 1.5x spot, pairing them with the opposing team’s respective kicker (Cairo Santos for the Titans, Josh Lambo for the Jags) to capitalize on the potential script of the RB in your 1.5x scoring TDs while the opposing RB’s team settles for field goals.
The final piece is Jags tight end Geoff Swaim, who has the top Projected Plus/Minus on the slate. Swaim has run a route on 43.5% of Jags pass plays through two games and caught no fewer than three passes in each, which represents solid value at $1,400 despite his modest yardage total (31 yards) on seven catches.