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Every NFL week starts with a Thursday Night Football game for most of the remainder of the 2021 season, and these are our favorite slates to play Daily Fantasy Football. The TNF showdown slate allows you a smaller crop of players to choose from, and if your cheap sleeper pick hits, you can cash big in your tournaments or easily win your head-to-head DFS matchups. 

Every week, I'll get the Thursday Night DFS picks from our experts and we'll feature them below. But first, let's preview the matchup and what we might expect.

Last week had the look of a Buccaneers blowout before the Eagles made it interesting in the second half. Ultimately, it might go down as the game we realized once and for all that Leonard Fournette is a borderline RB1 moving forward given his role in Tampa's explosive offense. Antonio Brown continued to challenge for Tampa's most productive Fantasy WR and Jalen Hurts once again proved he doesn't need to rack up passing yards to score you Fantasy points. 

Moving on to Week 7, injuries are the key storyline heading into this Browns-Broncos matchup and they will certainly impact the DFS slate. You won't find a prime-time game to be less excited about playing quarterbacks in your captain spots than this one with Baker Mayfield ruled out and Teddy Bridgewater struggling while playing through a foot injury. Case Keenum will start in place of Mayfield, and while he's had success in the past in current coach Kevin Stefanski's system, he's had just a short week to develop a rapport with a shallow receiving corps. It could lead to another big day for David Njoku. On the flip side, Bridgewater and the Broncos offense has come back down to earth, but one player who continues to trend up is rookie RB Javonte Williams. It will be interesting to see how the timeshare breaks down with  Melvin Gordon -- a breakout game is coming for Williams at some point and this could be the one.

Without further ado, here's a look at who our experts are picking on this DFS Thursday Night Football slate:

Dave Richard

CAPTAIN/MVP Broncos DST
FLEX Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN
FLEX Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
FLEX Melvin Gordon, RB, DEN
FLEX Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
FLEX David Njoku, TE, CLE

Jamey Eisenberg

CAPTAIN/MVP Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
FLEX Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN
FLEX Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
FLEX Case Keenum, QB, CLE
FLEX David Njoku, TE, CLE
FLEX Broncos DST

Heath Cummings

CAPTAIN/MVP Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
FLEX Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN
FLEX Case Keenum, QB, CLE
FLEX Tim Patrick, WR, DEN
FLEX D'Ernest Johnson, RB, CLE

Frank Stampfl

CAPTAIN/MVP Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN
FLEX Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, CLE
FLEX Case Keenum, QB, CLE
FLEX Tim Patrick, WR, DEN
FLEX D'Ernest Johnson, RB, CLE

Chris Towers

CAPTAIN/MVP Case Keenum, QB
FLEX David Njoku, TE, CLE
FLEX Melvin Gordon, RB, DEN
FLEX Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
FLEX D'Ernest Johnson, RB, CLE