The Steelers host a smashed Seahawks team in Sunday night football week six. Not only will the Seahawks be without quarterback Russell Wilson (finger), but running back Chris Carson (neck) will also be sidelined. We’re in the process of removing the Seahawks’ top receivers from our DraftKings Showdown roster, thanks in large part to Wilson’s absence. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are certainly capable of producing big scores, but the latter missed some valuable training reps this week, and we can’t expect a refined degree of chemistry to have been developed in such a short time. of time. At the very least, we’re not prepared to bet on this with our DFS dollars.
Before we get into our Seahawks-Steelers lineup, here are the notable rules of DraftKings Showdown: PPR full point, and there is Three-point bonus for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. Choosing the captain costs 1.5 times a player’s original price, but he also gets his point total multiplied by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Pick: Seahawks vs Steelers
Budget of $ 50,000, need at least one player from each team.
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x points): RB Najee Harris, Steelers ($ 17,700)
Harris has accounted for 47.1% of the Steelers’ hits this season, and we likely won’t see that total decrease on Sunday night. He’s scored a touchdown and / or earned the three-point bonus for eclipsing 100 rushing yards or receiving in each of his last four games. His liberal use combined with his improved efficiency makes him a lock for the captain role despite a hefty price tag.
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FLEX: WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers ($ 9,800)
Johnson leads the wide receiving room in targets (37), receptions (25) and touchdowns (3). He’s hit more than 10 targets in three of the four competitions, and he is expected to be in reserve for another double-digit total in that department after being limited to two in Week 5. Seattle gave up the second-highest. in passing yards per game (305.6) and ranks 28th in DVOA pass defense. On paper, Seattle is a defense the Steelers should be able to exploit successfully.
FLEX: WR Chase Claypool, Steelers ($ 8,800)
Claypool has come back to life after a slow start and appears to be fully recovered from the hamstring disease that kept him out of the Week 4 contest. JuJu Smith-Schuster’s end-of-season injury will require several players to play. attack take some slack, including Claypool. Smith-Schuster has represented 28 targets and 18 touches – including three ranges – in his five games, and Claypool believes he has usurped much of that opportunity.
FLEX: RB Alex Collins, Seahawks ($ 6,800)
It is purely a bet on the volume. Collins won’t find a smooth sled against a strong Steelers run defense, but he’s in line for a heavy workload in place of Chris Carson, who landed on IR this week with a neck injury. He had 17 touches as a starter in last week’s loss to the Rams, and we’re looking for a similar total on Sunday night.
FLEX: TE Pat Freiermuth, Steelers ($ 2,800)
Freiermuth and Eric Ebron ($ 3,400) are suitable choices, so feel free to submit multiple queues to cover your bases. We’re going to side with Freiermuth here though with more targets (13-11), catches (11-5) and touchdowns (one-zero).
FLEX: WR Freddie Swain, Seahawks ($ 2,400)
Simply put, Swain is a lotto ticket, but the risk is worth the potential payoff. Swain is clearly the No.3 in the Seahawks’ pecking order, but he’s averaging 13.4 yards per catch and had a pair of touchdowns. He’s not going to overtake Metcalf or Lockett anytime soon, but a new quarterback means new chemistry. At least for the next week or two, Swain might have enough opportunities to make a profit on his low price.