Daily Fantasy Football NFL 2017 Preseason Buffalo Bills vs Philadelphia Eagles 8/17/17 top Picks for Fanduel & DraftKings
NFL Preseason action continues on Thursday night when the Buffalo Bills will square off with the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, the 2nd game for both squads. The Bills lost 17-10 at home to the Vikings in week one, while the Eagles were blown out in Green Bay with a score of 24-9, so both teams will be looking to get their first win in this one. In their 17-10 loss to the Vikings in their preseason opener, the Bills threw for just 182 yards on 24/44 passing. It is preseason and Tyrod Taylor did not play a whole lot, but still the Bills threw the ball 44 times in the game and could only gather 182 yards. T.J. Yates and Nate Peterman are battling for the backup job now that Cardale Jones has been traded to San Diego and so far it looks as if Yates is the favourite in the competition. On the ground, they churned out 127 yards against the Vikings, which is okay, but they did average 164 ypg on the ground last year but also note that last year’s leading rusher, LeSean McCoy did not play in the game. The other big weapon for the Bills on offense was Sammy Watkins and he had a decent game as he caught four passes for 39 yards. However, he was traded to the Rams shortly after the game and will no longer be an optionfor Tyrod Taylor’s offence. On defense, the Bills were 19th in the league in total yards allowed last year and that defense had a very good game against the Vikings as they allowed just 90 yards on the ground and 152 yards through the air. Newly acquired E.J Gaines will add to the cornerback position for the Bills. The defense looked good in game one, so I would look for the Bills to try and find more offense in game two. The Philadelphia Eagles took a tough 24-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers in their opening preseason game, but still, Carson Wentz looked good in his only series. In that series, he hit all four of his passes for 56 yards and a TD. That TD was a 38-yard pass to Mack Hollins and it was the team’s only TD of the game. Wentz has looked strong in camp and what he showed on the field should give Philly fans plenty to be optimistic about. Matt McGloin should be the backup QB this year and he looked decent as he hit 28 of 42 passes for 205 yards and an INT, while Dane Evans hit just 3 of 8 passes for 22 yards in limited action. The Eagles threw for 275 yards in the game overall, but the running game was able to churn out just 47 yards and that has to be a concern for a team that was a solid 11th in rushing last year. The Eagles also just released RB Ryan Matthews today, whivh should open up room for LeGarrette Blount to take the lions share of rushes. Blount had just nine yards on four carries in the first game and he may get some more work in this one. Corey Clement led the team with 13 yards, while 4th round pick Donnel Pumphrey had just five yards on four carries. Both should see some time in this one. On defense, the Eagles used their first three picks of the draft to bolster a unit that was already pretty good. This looks like it will be a very good defense this year, while the offense will also be solid, especially with Wentz behind center, some good receivers, most notibly Alshon Jeffrey and a solid stable of backs and one of the best O-Lines in the league.
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Michael Liegghio has been a sports fan for as long as he can remember and has been following hockey and baseball intently for all that time. For the past 2 years he has enjoyed playing fantasy sports on a daily basis and has many wins to show for it. With a love of research into advanced and non-conventional stats, Michael can consistently pick the winners. His mantra? “You have to trust the process!”