Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
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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.

Washington rolls into this game with a brand new quarterback situation -- something they never expected to have to deal with in Week 2. Taylor Heinicke replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) for this start. But fortunately for us, this is not the first time we've seen Heinicke. Last week while replacing Fitzpatrick, Henicke went 11 for 15 with 122 yards passing, a touchdown and 17 yards on the ground. He fits into the "Konami code" quarterback bucket because he's a willing runner and he also takes chances with his arm trying to fit passes into tight windows. That's a recipe for a high-risk/high-reward Fantasy quarterback and that could work into the favor of the Giants D/ST.

Of course, if the Giants defense plays anything like it did against Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos, you'll want to stick with the chalk play and go with Washington D/ST. The Giants defense took a step forward in 2020 but looked to take a step back in Week 1 despite numerous key additions on defense. On the flip side, the offense looked as hapless as it did all of last season with Jason Garrett calling the plays vs. an underrated Broncos defense led by Vic Fangio. After missing most of training camp, it makes sense that we'd see slow starts from Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and Kyle Rudolph, but can we expect that to change too much on a short turnaround week?

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

Dave Richard

WR Sterling Shepard (captain)
QB Taylor Heinicke
RB Antonio Gibson
TE Logan Thomas
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST

Jamey Eisenberg

QB Taylor Heinicke (captain)
RB Antonio Gibson
WR Sterling Shepard
TE Logan Thomas
WFT D/ST
Dustin Hopkins

Heath Cummings

QB Daniel Jones (captain)
QB Taylor Heinicke
RB Antonio Gibson
WR Terry McLaurin
WR Dyami Brown

Frank Stampfl

RB Antonio Gibson (captain)
WR Sterling Shepard
QB Daniel Jones
QB Taylor Henicke
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST

Chris Towers

RB Antonio Gibson (captain)
WR Sterling Shepard
QB Daniel Jones
QB Taylor Henicke
WR Dyami Brown
Washington D/ST