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Chargers vs. 49ers: NFL Preseason DFS Lineup Picks & Advice (2023 Fantasy Football)

Chargers vs. 49ers: NFL Preseason DFS Lineup Picks & Advice (2023 Fantasy Football)

NFL football is finally back. And yes, the preseason counts as real football. The news. The stories. The starters playing one series. The backups vying for roster spots. The veterans clinging to their football lives playing deep into games. The rookies getting their first taste of real action. It’s all so beautiful. And when it comes to preseason DFS, all of that stuff matters. As DBro says, “preseason DFS is gawd’s game.”

Preseason DFS may be for the true degens, but it’s also for those trying to cash in on soft lines from DFS sites. And if you’re following our NFL News Desk and chatting with experts like DBro in the FantasyPros Discord, you’ll have all the information you need to gain an edge over the other degens. In this series of articles, we’re providing our top targets from every team, for every matchup throughout the preseason. In addition to the picks we’re providing, be sure to check out DBro’s Guide to NFL Preseason DFS for help determining your overall strategy.

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Chargers vs. 49ers NFL Preseason DFS Picks

Los Angeles Chargers Targets

Easton Stick (QB – LAC)

Easton Stick is battling for the Chargers’ QB2 in 2023, and he’ll have one final opportunity to solidify that spot against the 49ers on Friday night. Stick has been solid for preseason DFS purposes so far and is coming off a performance in Week Two where he threw for 233 yards and rushed for two touchdowns on 63 yards. Those are the types of numbers you dream of when putting together a preseason lineup.

Justin Herbert will either play very little or not at all again on Friday, leaving Stick and rookie Max Duggan to play the remainder of the game. If Stick can get close to the 41 dropbacks he had against the Saints last week, he could be considered a shoo-in for quarterback play of the night. It’s necessary to have some shares of him on Friday.

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San Francisco 49ers Targets

Trey Lance (QB – SF)

Trey Lance is quite an interesting play on Friday following the recent reports on his status with the team. He could end up high-owned in DFS, or he could go extremely low, given the uncertainty surrounding his situation. Nevertheless, it has already been announced that he will play on Friday night, and it’s possible he will play for far longer than people expect.

In the past, teams have showcased quarterbacks that they are looking to move in the preseason by giving them half, three-quarters, or even full games played at times. I would not be surprised if Lance sees an extended look as the 49ers attempt to showcase him around the league and drive whatever trade value he has left up. Lance also can’t possibly play worse than he has the past two weeks (or can he?), and he should be a bet for a number of passing attempts and maybe some rushes.

Ronnie Bell (WR – SF)

Rookie WR Ronnie Bell killed it in preseason Week Two, corralling seven catches for a game-high 114 receiving yards on nine targets. He will be looking to carry that momentum into the team’s final preseason game and will have a great chance at doing so. The 49ers starting skill guys are very unlikely to see any extended playing time again on Friday, leaving Bell a ton of opportunity to work.

If Bell can turn in anything close to what he did last week, he may have San Francisco brass thinking twice about not affording him a roster spot. I fully expect Bell to come out guns blazing as he tries to make the team as a seventh-round rookie pick.

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