Thursday, December 2

Sunday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for Week 6 Seahawks-Steelers Single Game Tournaments

Sunday Night Football in Week 6 features the Steelers hosting a Seahawks squad that is down from key members of their offense, namely quarterback Russell Wilson (finger) and running back Chris Carson (neck). To make matters even worse for Seattle, star wide receiver DK Metcalf missed a lot of practice time (and opportunities to build chemistry with backup quarterback Geno Smith). Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are capable of delivering dominant performances, but we’re pouring our DFS resources on the Steelers, who opened as home favorites by 4.5 points at various bookmakers. Our single-game FanDuel lineup features a single player from Seattle, and he’s not one of the best WRs.

In case you need a refresher, here are the key scoring adjustments for FanDuel single game contests: Total points for “MVP” are multiplied by 1.5, but it doesn’t cost additional money like “Captain “. at DraftKings Showdown contests. The default FanDuel score is Semi point PPR and Four-point pass TD, and here they are no bonuses for 300 yard / 100 yard games like in DraftKings.

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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Seahawks vs. Steelers

$ 60,000 budget, needs at least one player from each team

MVP (1.5x points): RB Najee Harris, Steelers ($ 16,500)

Naming Harris our MVP is one of the easiest DFS decisions we’ll make this season. He’s been a volume hog for Pittsburgh, handling the stone 108 times (47.1 percent of the team total). He has also played well in recent weeks, averaging 20.2 FanDuel points in his last three contests. If his current form holds up, Harris will be in a solid position to eclipse 100 total yards and find paydirt.

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FLEX: WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers ($ 13,500)

Not only is Johnson averaging 9.3 goals per game, but he’s improved on several efficiency metrics since last season, including yards per catch (12.2) and catch rate (67.6 percent). Last week’s two-goal workload was an anomaly, and is likely to threaten double-digit stares again this week, especially with JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) out of season.

FLEX: WR Chase Claypool, Steelers ($ 12,000)

While the entire pass-catching group will have to step up to make up for Smith-Schuster’s absence, Claypool anticipates usurping a significant portion of those vacant goals. After a slow start, Claypool has entered his last two, catching 66.7 percent of his goals (21) and averaging 16.1 yards per reception during that span. Seattle’s passing defense can be chosen, so this is a good place for Claypool to further establish himself as a dynamic running partner alongside Johnson.

FLEX: RB Alex Collins, Seahawks ($ 9,500)

There’s not much to like about this matchup – the Steelers rank No. 9 in rushing defense, limiting opponents to 100.4 yards a game – but we like the potential volume. Collins will start and receive a full workload in place of Carson, who landed on IR with a neck injury. Collins handled 17 touches at the start of Week 5 and should be in line for a similar number of touches Sunday night.

FLEX: TE Pat Freiermuth, Steelers ($ 7,000)

While Claypool and Johnson are likely to see high usage in the wake of the season-ending Smith-Schuster injury, they were already established as primary targets. It is reasonable to expect that someone lower in the pecking order, namely Freiermuth, Eric Ebron, or James Washington, will also move up. Freiermuth gets our go-ahead this week. He leads the group in receptions (11) and is the only one of the trio to score a touchdown so far this season.

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