- Derrick Henry is the second-highest rated player on daily fantasy football sites.
- Philip Rivers is priced at $12,500 on DFS sites.
- AJ Brown costs $15,000 on fantasy football sites.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans will host the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC South showdown on Thursday Night Football. With such a high-powered matchup, there is loads of talent available for daily fantasy football.
Legal betting sites allow their users to create daily fantasy football lineups for Thursday Night games. These lineups are five-man lineups where one of the five guys drafted is an MVP that earns 1.5-times the points as the other players on the team.
MVP – Philip Rivers, QB, $12,500
AnyFlex – Derrick Henry, RB, $15,500
AnyFlex – AJ Brown, WR, $15,000
AnyFlex – Zach Pascal, WR, $9,500
AnyFlex – Trey Burton, TE, $7,500
Starting at the top with the MVP roster spot is Philip Rivers. Rivers is in prime position here for a nice night as he has a favorable matchup with the Tennessee Titans who rank 22 on daily fantasy football sites when defending opposing quarterbacks.
The Titans defense is fresh off of a game where they allowed Bears QB, Nick Foles, to go for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
In their two games prior, they allowed opposing quarterbacks to go for over 250 yards and at least two touchdowns as well. With the Titans defense not being anything to worry about as of late, Rivers is sure to take advantage of that on Thursday Night.
Filling out the first Flex slot is Derrick Henry. Henry is the second highest-ranked player on DFS sites and rightfully so.
The Titans running back really needs to introduction as he is easily a top-five running back in the NFL today. Henry is used as a workhorse for the Titans run game as in the eight games that he has played thus far in the season, he has seen over 20 rush attempts in six of those games.
He has also not seen a game with under 55 rush yards this season and has hit over 110 yards four times including a 212-yard game as well. It is clear that no matter what any defense throws at Henry, he makes the best of the situation as remains valuable.
The second Flex spot is taken by the Titans WR1, AJ Brown. Brown has been absolutely amazing thus far on the season as he has clearly marked his name as the go-to guy for the Titans.
He gets all the opportunities he needs as he has seen seven or more targets in all of the six games he has played and also has six touchdowns on the year as he has scored in all of his last five games. Brown has seen over 100 receiving yards twice this season and both of them have come in his last three games including a 153-yard outing in Week 7 against the top-rated Steelers defense.
If Brown can put on that performance against the Steelers defense, he is sure to have a nice night here against the Colts.
Zach Pascal fills out the third flex roster spot as he has been gaining some traction here in his last three games. Pascal has seen over six targets in each of his last three games as it is clear that Philip Rivers has been shying away from the teams former WR1, TY Hilton, as he has taken a steep drop this season.
Also, in Pascal’s last three games, he has seen over 50 yards in two of those games and over 40 in the other and has also caught one touchdown. Pascal also has a very favorable matchup here with a Tennessee Titans defense that ranks 29 against opposing wide receivers.
In the Titans last three games, they have allowed opposing receivers to go for over 75-yards in each of those games. With that said, Pascal will certainly look to take advantage of the situation.
The final roster spot is filled out by Trey Burton. Many fantasy owners and GM’s would think that this is a risky player to draft, but Burton could prove many wrong here.
It was made clear here from Colts officials that Burton is expected to take on a larger role in Week 10 with the teams TE2 Jack Doyle listed as out and their TE1, Mo Alie-Cox, listed as questionable.
Burton has filled in as the TE1 earlier in the season and did not disappoint as he saw 5 targets for four receptions and 58 yards and a touchdown which was good for 19.9 fantasy points. Not to mention, the Titans defense ranks 21 against opposing tight ends and are coming off of a game where they allowed the opposing TE to go for 55-yards and a touchdown.
It is fully expected Philip Rivers looks for his temporary TE1 here as they have built chemistry in the past.
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