Kirk Cousins (WAS)
Last preseason Cousins saw 65 percent of the snaps in Week 3. I don’t expect him to play quite that much today, but as bad as the Redskins have looked so far this preseason, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets close to 60.
Marcus Mariota (TEN)
The Titans’ starters, minus DeMarco Murray, are all expected to play the entire first half of this game. In a home game against a bad Bears team, Mariota should have his way with them.
Brian Hoyer (SF)
Hoyer is a bit of a wild-card and likely will be low-owned, but with this being the last tuneup for the 49ers, head coach Kyle Shanahan will likely opt to keep his quarterback in the game longer to hopefully build his confidence going into Week 1 of the regular season.
Derrick Henry (TEN)
I don’t expect DeMarco Murray to suit up in this game, and even if he does I doubt he plays long. Henry will likely get the start and should play the entire first half with the rest of the Tennesee starters.
Dalvin Cook (MIN)
Latavius Murray is expected to make his debut in this game, but I think Dalvin Cook will still get plenty of work in this final tuneup before the regular season. I wouldn’t be surprised if they both get time with the first team offense, but with Cook being the rookie, he should get more work.
Tarik Cohen (CHI)
Cohen has likely secured his role as the passing down back already after his performance last week, and he should see work with the first team offense regardless of whether or not Jordan Howard plays — which I don’t expect him to. In the event that Howard sits, Cohen is a must start.
Jamison Crowder (WAS)
The Redskins offense has looked out of sync for most of the preseason, but now that Crowder is over an early injury, he and QB Kirk Cousins should be able to get things rolling in this game. I expect the first team offense to play at least the first half, if not more.
Stefon Diggs (MIN)
Diggs is expected by many to make a giant leap into “near elite” status this season. If he is going to do that, he needs to show it tonight. Unfortunately, Sam Bradford is still his QB, but they should be able to hook up for a least one chunk play and maybe a TD.
Marquise Goodwin (SF)
As a 49er fan, I have liked what I have seen so far from Goodwin. I’ve seen multiple practice videos in which he and QB Brian Hoyer have hooked up for long TDs. It has yet to translate to a game yet, but Hoyer has targetted Goodwin pretty heavily, it’s just a matter of time before they hit a big play.
Josh Doctson (WAS)
The Redskins need to know what they have in former the first-round pick, and this is a good game to find out. He was expected to be the No. 3 WR coming into the season, and still likely holds that distinction, but only because of his draft status, not because of his play on the field. The second year player had better show up in this game, or he could find himself without a team next year.
Taywan Taylor (TEN)
The absence of fellow rookie WR Corey Davis has allowed Taylor some extra time on the field, and he has capitalized on those opportunities. He leads the team in targets, receptions, yards, and snaps if you include special teams. While Davis got all the attention after the draft, it’s Taylor making plays and contributing early on. He should once again be the top WR for the Titans today.
Cameron Meredith (CHI)
As bad as Mike Glennon has looked, and “bad” is an understatement, you have to be encouraged by the number of times he looks Meredith’s way. After not playing the first week of the preseason, Meredith was targetted more than any other pass catcher last week. The Bears starters will likely play 60 percent of this game, and Meredith should be peppered with targets.
Delanie Walker (TEN)
Not a ton of options at tight end that I like, and Walker is by far the best one. Like all the other Titans’ starters, Walker should play at least the first half of this game and he is Mariota’s favorite red zone target.
George Kittle (SF)
This is a complete punt, but rookie TE Geroge Kittle has been battling with Vance McDonald for the No.1 tight end spot in San Francisco, and while McDonald has the inside track, it’s Kittle, not McDonald, that was drafted by the current regime. That regime will give him a fighting chance at winning that job in this game.
Titans vs CHI
Titans are really the only option for me. Mike Glennon has been terrible, but the Bears are committed to him as their starter. The best thing that can happen to you if you roster the Titans’ defense is if the Bears leave Glennon in the game for a long period of time.