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Here we go with the Single Game NFL DFS slate for Sunday Night Football of Week 6. Today’s matchup is between the Seahawks and Steelers with Pittsburgh checking in as a five-point road favorite. The over/under currently rests at 43 total points. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 ET.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Najee Harris - RB - Pittsburgh (DK: $11,800 / FD: $16,500 / Yahoo: $29)
We usually feature at least one quarterback in this “top picks” section. However, things change when Geno Smith and the shadow Ben Roethlisberger serve as the two signal-callers on this slate. Lower opportunity cost and a plum matchup make Najee Harris a great Captain, SuperStar, and MVP choice. Seattle ranks 31st against the run this season, and game flow (plus volume) is on Harris’ side.
Chase Claypool - WR - Pittsburgh (DK: $8,800 / FD: $12,000 / Yahoo: $18)
JuJu Smith-Schuster is out, which really helps Claypool. Diontae Johnson is primed for his usual role, but the second-year WR from Notre Dame sees a nice boost when JuJu is sidelined. Over the last two games, Claypool has hauled in 14 receptions (21 targets) for 226 yards and a score. He also has rushing upside if the Steelers choose to give him an end-around handoff in the red zone.
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James Washington - WR - Pittsburgh (DK: $5,200 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $10)
Washington is another Pittsburgh WR who should see a boost with Smith-Schuster out. He sat out last week against Denver, but Washington was a full participant in practice this week, and he should be able to play. That’s good news considering he’ll be featured in three-wide sets for the Steelers. Washington has seen five targets in each of his last two games, and that serves as his volume tonight.
Chris Boswell - K - Pittsburgh (DK: $4,200 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: N/A)
Usually when we have an over/under below 45 points, then it’s time to look at kickers as serious fantasy assets. Tonight is no exception to that rule. Both Chris Boswell and Jason Myers serve as fine bargains on FanDuel and DraftKings. Boswell is the better DFS play with Pittsburgh holding a higher team total.
DeeJay Dallas - RB - Seattle (DK: $600 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $10)
Chris Carson is out for Seattle. Alex Collins will see the bulk of the carries in his place. However, DeeJay Dallas appears to be RB2 in the pecking order. He could see a handful of carries with a few targets in the passing game as well. Of course, there’s upside if he gets the hot hand or Collins suffers a setback. He could be worth a look as a value filler on DraftKings, where you can stack the rest of your lineup around him.
Ben Roethlisberger (QB - PIT) isn’t a bad play, but man, his upside is capped these days. Still, there's a lower-than-usual opportunity cost placing him into FLEX consideration. Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT) is a target monster, but he’s priced accordingly. Claypool seems like the better pick, but DJ is certainly on the radar tonight.
Geno Smith (QB - SEA) has game flow on his side, and he didn’t look too bad in relief of Russell Wilson last week. Playing on the road at Pittsburgh isn’t the best spot to succeed, but he could patch his way to a respectable fantasy output … DK Metcalf (WR - SEA) seems to be his favorite receiver, as Smith doesn’t have as much gusto to go downfield for Tyler Lockett (WR - SEA) like Wilson often does. For that reason, Metcalf is an interesting FLEX play against a Steelers’ defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to receivers.
Alex Collins (RB - SEA) doesn’t have game flow or matchup potential on his side. However, he should see volume while the Seahawks try to control this game and not force too much from Smith. Collins is a tournament play for that reason.
Gerald Everett (TE - SEA) is another tournament choice with game flow on his side. There’s a chance Smith will check down more than usual while facing an aggressive Pittsburgh blitz scheme, and Everett could benefit from more targets than usual.