QB Ryan Nassib, Giants – As Eli Manning’s direct backup, Nassib earns his paycheck in the preseason. Good thing, because he’s strung together a great preseason run dating to last year. He’ll likely captain the Giants’ high-octane offense for two quarters and is a strong bet to push 150 yards and a score or two.
RB Chris Polk, Texans – If I had my way, Polk would’ve seized this starting gig immediately upon Arian Foster’s injury. The Texans don’t seem as knee-jerk, but they’ve fed Polk plenty of preseason touches. A dynamic receiver out of the backfield, he’s caught eight balls through two preseason games. A full-PPR format like DraftKings allows you to take strong advantage of guys like Polk.
RB Josh Robinson, Colts – The bruising rookie has already seen 23 rushes with the third and fourth teams. He’ll be proving his wares as the #3 RB, so I like his chances of seeing a solid workload and a touchdown opportunity on Saturday.
RB Ronnie Hillman, Broncos – Hillman has just lain smoldering waste to plodding Monte Ball in the race to back up C.J. Anderson. He’s averaged 7.5 yards per rush thus far, and should see ample time with the first team Saturday night.
RB Matt Asiata, Vikings – He’s seen decent run thus far this preseason, and remains the team’s preferred option in the pass game, so he looks like a sure bet for another 6-8 touches. Asiata also sees the majority of the team’s goal line work, so a trip inside the 5 within the first 3 quarters would give him a good shot at scoring.
WR Nelson Agholor, Eagles – This is a no-brainer. The rookie has been a true playmaker this preseason, earning hefty playing time and catching eight balls for 106 yards and a touchdown. With the volume of plays the Eagles run, and #3 QB Matt Barkley reportedly being showcased as trade bait, Agholor is a fine bet to see ample opportunity and produce again.
WR Ty Montgomery, Packers – Also a bit of a no-brainer following Jordy Nelson’s injury, but don’t get caught without a young Packers reserve WR in your lineup. Montgomery and Jeff Janis are exceptionally raw and in need of seasoning – as well as ample coaches’ observation – as they prepare to slide into the #3 and #4 roles in Green Bay. Reportedly the front-runner for #3 (and a world-class returner at Stanford), Momtgomery is also the slightly sexier stab at production.
WR Brice Butler, Raiders – Fighting for a roster spot, Butler has already recorded nine catches and a touchdown through two preseason games. He’s too good to be cast aside, and the Raiders likely want to see as much as they can before making the call.
TE Virgil Green, Broncos – Tight end isn’t a very predictable or plentiful spot for preseason production, with each team carrying gobs of TE prospects and rotating them heavily. But Green has asserted himself with the second team. He makes for a solid, educated stab at 3ish receptions and a touchdown.