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Thursday October 24th, 2018

Thursday Night Football 2018 Week 8

  • By Darby O’Brien

Dolphins @ Texans


In a game with a total of 45.5 many DFS players might think twice about even considering players from this game, or even entering a contest including this game.  However, if you decide not to join in on the Thursday night action, you will also miss out on the Sunday morning action, since ‘yes’ the NFL is kicking off another early game from the UK, and the Factor’s Sunday only or Sunday/Monday contests will not include the early England game.  There are, however, some story lines to mention and some roster considerations to ponder.

Miami did not have much of a roster going into this season, and what they did have they lost much to injury.  Still, other than not giving Kenyan Drake more deserved touches (he’s so much more explosive than Gore) Adam Gase has achieved a lot with very little.  Unfortunately tonight for the Fins, they will be without two of their three best offensive players, namely: Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson.  Does that mean Devonte Parker is worth starting? Highly doubtful, but Miami will be feeding him the ball in an effort to showcase him for a trade.  The rumor is they want to salvage something for this failed 1st round draft pick.  In theory therefore, Parker is a boom or bust roll of the dice, who no one will choose to roster, except maybe you?

The Texans are on a four game winning streak.  This is a talented team at all levels and they are finally winning games despite the unintentional sabotage from their putz head coach Bill O’Brien.  On paper, this game should be over by the end of the 3rd quarter. This is a good game script and matchup for Lamar Miller, who seems like he has finally taken lead back control.  He’s only $4700 at  DeAndre Hopkins is priced at the elite level and he’s matchup proof.  Plus, he’s Bill O’Brien insurance.  If Houston fails to execute and makes bonehead decisions, which is the norm under Coach Putz, Hopkins will have to bail them out.

During Houston’s 4 game win streak, they are #2 in the league in scoring pct. against.  Miami, as previously stated, is banged up all over, especially at receiver.  With their immobile backup QB at the helm this could be sack-int. city.  Roll with the Texan’s D.