Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 2

Previewing this week's Thursday Night Football from a fantasy and sports betting perspective

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The opening week of the 2023 NFL season was filled with surprises. A good percentage of those were poor ones. That includes both participants in tonight’s games. Hopefully, both squads can turn it around, but we’ll dig deep in our […]

The opening week of the 2023 NFL season was filled with surprises. A good percentage of those were poor ones. That includes both participants in tonight's games. Hopefully, both squads can turn it around, but we'll dig deep in our Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 2.   Philadelphia managed to pull out a win in Week 1 but had an underwhelming offensive showing in New England. Meanwhile, the Vikings were stunned at home, losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-17. Both teams are loaded with fantasy-relevant talent. The main question is will we see both offenses rebound? The FullTime Fantasy Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 2 analyzes the game with fantasy tips, DFS picks, and our best bet. Matchup 
TEAM OFFENSE PASS RUSH YDS/PLAY POINTS
Minnesota Vikings 6 3 31 2 20
Philadelphia Eagles 24 23 14 22 8
Both squads fought in close matchups in their openers. Philadelphia's potent offense was held to 154 passing yards by Bill Belcichik's defense. The Eagles were just 4-of-13 on third downs and held to 4.1 yards per play. Expect things to rebound for Philly on Thursday. Turnovers did the Vikings in last week. Minnesota outplayed the Buccaneers but lost the turnover battle 3-0. For the Vikings to have a shot against a tough Eagles team on the road, they must clean up that part of their game. Minnesota enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog. The over/under of 49 is the second-highest of the slate. Let's break down what that means from a fantasy football and sports betting perspective in our Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 2. How will Thursday's Vikings vs. Eagles game go?

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