Week 2 of the NFL season kicks off tonight, with a Thursday Night Football matchup between divisional rivals. The New York Giants and Washington Football Team will both be looking to avoid a dubious 0-2 start when they collide in Landover, Maryland, in front of a national viewing audience. Many will undoubtedly have standard fantasy football involvement and NFL betting picks on this game. Fans are also encouraged to check out the various NFL DFS picks and player props offered at Underdog Fantasy.
The following article provides a brief intro to the phenomenal Underdog Fantasy platform and offers up a handful of NFL DFS picks and player props to consider for the Giants vs Washington Thursday Night Football matchup.
What is Underdog Fantasy?
Underdog Fantasy might be most known for their live DFS drafts, but they also offer pick’em contests. In essence, making NFL DFS picks on Underdog combines daily fantasy sports and player props into one. Available to those in non-sports betting states, a wide variety of player props exist for tonight’s Giants vs Washington NFL matchup. The more props a user combines together, the greater their potential payout.
Unlike some other platforms in the market, Underdog Fantasy also allows users the flexibility to pick and choose which props they combine together. You can even combine DFS picks from multiple sports and games! When making Underdog Fantasy NFL picks, the only limitations are truly the user’s own imagination and creativity.
Underdog Fantasy Pick’em Payout
For the pick’em game format, users string player props together to form a parlay. If one pick is wrong, the entire fantasy football parlay fails. However, cashing can give a very nice payout, with more picks meaning a higher multiplier.
- 2 Picks: 3x
- 3 Picks: 6x
- 4 Picks: 10x
- 5 Picks: 20x
Best Underdog Fantasy Football DFS Picks for TNF | Giants vs Washington
Much like betting odds move and update throughout the day and week, props at Underdog Fantasy also move. In other words, if there is a prop you like, make sure you place it quickly.
Antonio Gibson (WAS) Over 91.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
Coming into the season, various reports out of Washington indicated that one of the team’s goals offensively was to turn Antonio Gibson into a bell-cow running back. Given that Ron Rivera was instrumental in creating a monstrous role for Panthers back Christian McCaffrey during his time as head coach in Carolina, this wasn’t necessarily a shock. Sure enough, Gibson had 23 total touches in Week 1. He turned 20 carries into 90 yards and added a trio of receptions for 18 yards. With Washington forced to switch to backup QB Taylor Heinicke mid-game after Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury, that stat line was quite solid.
Of course, Heinicke will be the starting quarterback tonight and for the foreseeable future, as Fitzpatrick landed on IR. Some NFL analysts actually believe Washington might be in a better place with the change. Depending on the game plan, Heinicke may check down to Gibson often in the passing game tonight. The ground game offers promise as well after the Giants gave up nearly 150 yards rushing to the Denver Broncos last week.
This NFL DFS picks line of 91.5 total yards is simply too low for the upside and potential workload Gibson offers. Take the over.
Saquon Barkley (NYG) Under 46.5 Rushing Yards
After tearing his ACL early last season, Saquon Barkley made his long-awaited return to the field in Week 1 for the Giants. It was, however, in a limited capacity. Barkley played just 48% of New York’s offensive snaps in their season-opening defeat. Against a stout Denver Broncos defense, he only managed 26 rushing yards on 10 carries. Despite surrendering over 400 yards of offense last week, the Football Team defense kept the Los Angeles Chargers’ rushing attack in check. Only 90 of the Chargers’ 424 total yards came on the ground and no individual player had more than 57 rushing yards. Add in an atrocious Giants’ offensive line and another reduced snap count for Barkley, the under on 46.5 rushing yards makes for a solid Underdog Fantasy DFS prediction.
Daniel Jones (NYG) Under 15.5 Fantasy Points
The Giants may have won both games against Washington last season, but it was an uphill battle for Daniel Jones in each meeting. Both games were low-scoring, and predictably so, given the defenses for both sides. Jones only mustered 14.9 fantasy points in the first matchup at home. He was even worse in the rematch, finishing with 12.9 fantasy points at the same FedEx Field, where this Week 2 Thursday Night Football contest will be played. After getting lit up through the air by the Chargers last week, the Football Team defense will undoubtedly show up and put their pride on the line tonight.
Jones’ propensity to commit turnovers as well as the Giants’ poor offensive line doesn’t bode well. Look to take the under on 15.5 fantasy points tonight.
Bonus Underdog Fantasy DFS Pick for Thursday
Nelson Cruz (TB) Over 1.5 Total Bases
As discussed in the Underdog Fantasy overview, one of the beauties of this platform is the ability to combine NFL DFS picks from multiple games and sports into one. If you are feeling lucky tonight and want to push for a bigger payout than the 6x offered on a combination of the three NFL DFS picks above, consider throwing in this baseball prop as well. Tampa Bay Rays slugger Nelson Cruz has gotten the better of Detroit Tigers starter Tyler Alexander in the past. In nine total at-bats, Cruz is batting .444 with two singles and two doubles. All he needs is one double tonight to exceed the line of 1.5 total bases. And hey, if this and the three TNF picks above all hit, you could be walking away with 10x your buy-in amount at the end of the night!
Underdog Fantasy is a new type of DFS that combines the fun of season-long drafts with daily fantasy sports. Aside from their fun, addictive draft mode, Underdog Fantasy also has pick’em player props for many different sports and athletes!