Hello all and welcome to the Thursday Night Football Dolphins Bengals DFS slate. The Miami Dolphins did the right thing and got the hell out of dodge as Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida. Not sure my destination would be Ohio if fleeing Florida, but that’s neither here nor there.
Sorry that this article is coming out early, but I am likely not going to have power much longer in my own Floridian home. We are prepared with supplies, downloaded shows, fully charged devices, fully fueled cars, batteries, candles, flashlights, fleshlights, and of course, copious amounts of booze.
Game Overview for Dolphins Bengals DFS
Cincinnati Bengals – 4
Money Line: Cincinnati Bengals – 110
They are building something special in Miami. HC Mike McDaniel looks like he knows how to treat people, empower his coaching staff (most of whom he kept despite the departure of Brian Flores), and find offensive success like he had been doing in his previous tenure in SF. Tua and his career are looking like the major beneficiaries.
The Bengals offensive line was significantly revamped over the offseason, and they have had some growing pains. They looked like they have started to get things figured out against the Jets. It makes sense. If they avoid injuries, they should continue to improve.
Dolphins Bengals DFS Personnel – This is a Guesstimate and Things Will Likely Change
I’m sorry about the long heading title. However, with this article coming out mad early, things like injuries and ownership are 100% going to change by the time kickoff rolls around, please keep that in mind.
Dolphins Key Players Out or Injured:
- QB Tua Tagovailoa left Sunday’s game with a head injury but ended up coming back. He is also dealing with an ankle issue.
- On the offensive line LT Terron Armstead has a toe problem, RT Greg Little left Sunday with a finger injury and RG Robert Hunt has a shin issue. Should any miss, it could be a problem. If Armstead misses, it’s significant. However, with Tua being left handed, it won’t be as bad as with right handed throwers.
- WR Jaylen Waddle has a groin injury.
Bengals Key Players Out or Injured:
- WR Tee Higgins officially has a toe injury though this looked way worse.
- RB Joe Mixon has an ankle issue.
- TE Hayden Hurst has a groin problem.
- CB Eli Apple has an ankle injury.
- DT D.J. Reader left the Jets game with a knee injury and was unable to return.
****I’ll repeat: You will need to pay attention to news leading up to the game as surprise inactives can definitely become a thing as the NFL season goes on.****
Dolphins Bengals DFS Players
89% of optimal DFS Showdown lineups feature at least one QB, and I would argue that you should have at least one in this matchup. Pair him with at least one pass catcher.
Joe Mixon can definitely be used, but Samaje Perine does indeed have a role in this offense. He has TD vulturing ability.
Should Mixon miss or leave with an injury though, Chris Evans could be a slate winner. Perine likely keeps his role in that scenario while Evans takes over Mixon’s role.
Chase Edmonds is the alpha in Miami and was paid to be just that in the offseason. He was horribly under-owned in DFS on Sunday, but he’ll be more owned in this slate. Mr. Glass Raheem Mostert has been getting touches and could make some things happen at his $4400 price point, but that likely takes a TD. Alec Ingold is going to vulture a TD at some point; at $1200, you could do worse.
It’s Chase, Higgins and Boyd in terms of ownership for this Dolphins Bengals DFS slate. CB Howard likely spends a good amount of time on Chase. Ja’Marr could be a good fade, especially since he is the highest priced player on DraftKings.
Hill and Waddle will top ownership for Miami. River Cracraft and Trent Sherfield continue to be things as they have been getting red zone looks. Both are TD dependent though.
Both Mike Gesicki and Hayden Hurst are capable of big days, but both are not priorities in either offense. Gesicki did get more run when the Dolphins were in hurry mode vs the Ravens. Hurst gets more run once one of the other three WRs are injured.
DST and Kickers
My rule is to make sure only one of the defense and/or only of the kickers makes my lineup. Many are expecting this game to be a bit of shootout as the 47 total implies. With this being a short week, the defenses could be impactful if either offense is sputtering in the opening quarters.
Enjoy the Thursday Night Football DFS Dolphins Bengals slate! I’ll be enjoying the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.