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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.

Both teams come into this game well-rested -- a rarity for Thusday Night Football -- after playing on Thanksgiving. However, the Dallas Cowboys enter this game a lot more healthy than the New Orleans Saints. For the Saints, they'll be without Alvin Kamara for another game so make sure you don't add him to any lineups. Perhaps as equally concerning is the fact that New Orleans will be without both of their starting offensive tackles -- two of the top-five -- top-10 at worst in the NFL at their respective tackle positions. 

That doesn't mean we won't be in store for an exciting Daily Fantasy slate though because Taysom Hill is starting for the Saints. Hill managed to rack up QB1 numbers consistently in 2020, but without both starting tackles and Kamara, plus no Michael Thomas to boot, that task is a lot more difficult. 

On the flip side, the Cowboys return multiple starters for this game and despite earlier concerns that Ezekiel Elliott might rest up and it could lead to a big role for Tony Pollard, team owner Jerry Jones has all but promised a big workload for the lead back. The Elliott-Pollard decision will likely determine a lot of these lineups. We're excited to see how it all plays out.

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

Dave Richard

CAPTAIN/MVP Tony Pollard, DAL
FLEX Dak Prescott, DAL
FLEX CeeDee Lamb, DAL
FLEX Michael Gallup, DAL
FLEX Cowboys DST
FLEX Lil'Jordan Humphrey, NO

Jamey Eisenberg

CAPTAIN/MVP Taysom Hill, NO
FLEX Dak Prescott, DAL
FLEX CeeDee Lamb, DAL
FLEX Michael Gallup, DAL
FLEX Mark Ingram, NO
FLEX Juwan Johnson, NO

Heath Cummings

CAPTAIN/MVP Dak Prescott, DAL
FLEX Amari Cooper, DAL
FLEX CeeDee Lamb, DAL
FLEX Mark Ingram, NO
FLEX Taysom Hill, NO

Frank Stampfl

CAPTAIN/MVP Dak Prescott, DAL
FLEX Noah Brown, DAL
FLEX CeeDee Lamb, DAL
FLEX Mark Ingram, NO
FLEX Michael Gallup, DAL
FLEX Taysom Hill, NO

Chris Towers

CAPTAIN/MVP Taysom Hill, nO
FLEX Dak Prescott, DAL
FLEX Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
FLEX CeeDee Lamb, DAL
FLEX Tre'Quan Smith, NO