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Best value lineup strategy for Dolphins vs. Jaguars in TNF Showdown

The Jaguars host the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football to open Week 2. Who will shine in this week’s DK Showdown?

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley handles the ball during training camp at Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex.  Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins go head-to-head Thursday night to open Week 3. The Jaguars have gotten a nice boost from Gardner Minshew and were extremely close to being 2-0 if not for a last second loss to the Titans last week. The Dolphins played a good Bills team to the bitter end last week, but sit at 0-2.

The bulk of tonight’s fantasy points are going to go to the likes Minshew, Ryan Fitzpatrick, D.J. Chark, DeVante Parker, James Robinson, Mike Gesicki and Myles Gaskin. The question is, who are those one or two players further down the radar that will become critical in this game and help you roster more studs in the DraftKings Showdown?


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Tyler Eifert, TE, Jaguars, $5,800

Eifert’s upside appears to be fairly limited, but he had three red zone target last week and caught one for a touchdown. He’s not going to have a 100-yard, two touchdown game anytime soon, but his touchdown upside should remain high.

Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars, $5,400

Minshew has spread the ball around pretty well, with no receiver seeing over seven targets in a game, but Cole has been the No. 1 target with 12 and he’s caught two touchdowns to lead all but Minshew in fantasy points. At his price it will be hard to not play their No. 1 target against a poor Dolphins defense.

Matt Breida, RB, Dolphins, $1,800

Breida is the punt play of the night, as he is crazy cheap. Unfortunately, Myles Gaskin has taken over the lead back role and likely will continue leading the way. The good news is that Breida is a playmaker who can scorch a weak defense like the Jaguars if given the chance. The chances might not be many, but as the RB2 on the team, he went from five touches in Week 1 to eight in Week 2. Eight touches from Breida is enough for me to play him in GPPs at this price.

Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars, $2,200

Conley is super cheap and he tied Cole for the target lead in Week 2 against the Titans with seven. He only caught four for 48 yards, but it was a big step up from his one target in Week 1. Conley has upside out of the slot and if the Dolphins can make a game out of this, Minshew is going to throw plenty.