FanDuel DFS NFL Wild Card Round picks and lineup advice: Steelers vs Chiefs
Steelers vs Chiefs (-12.5, O/U 46.5 Points)
The Chiefs are coming in with the highest implied total and the Steelers with the lowest, and that is for good reason considering they just barely managed to slip their way into the playoffs. The Chiefs should have their way here, and the only way I see any Steelers player paying off their salary is through garbage time.
Patrick Mahomes ($8700) is the strongest quarterback on the slate and should be able to have a good game to open off the playoffs against a fraudulent Steelers defense.
Darrel Williams ($6600) is also one of my favorite plays on the slate, as he has a great game script going for him and should account for a majority of this backfield with Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured. With the Chiefs huge favorites, he should see plenty of touches as the Chiefs look to run out the clock on their way to the Divisional Round.
On the other hand, Najee Harris ($8000) is simply too expensive and will not enter any of my lineups, especially with him now nursing an elbow injury.
At the receiver position, Travis Kelce ($7500) is the guy this week. His salary is extremely low and he should see solid volume with high touchdown upside against a below-average Steelers secondary.
Tyreek Hill ($8000) looks to be fully healed but has not had one of his vintage blowup games in quite some time.
I still like Diontae Johnson ($7200) this week due to talent and game script, as he is heavily involved in this Steelers offense week in and week out.
Finally, Pat Freiermuth ($5400) was the Steelers leading receiver last week and could be due for similar volume this week against a Chiefs defense that is below average against the tight end position.
Kansas City ($4800) is a tad too expensive for my liking, and I would rather pay down for the Bucs, but they could easily end up being the highest-scoring defense on the week.