Finishing off another Sunday of the 2022 season with Pittsburgh @Miami with the DraftKings showdown slate. The return of Tua Tagovailoa is set to kick the Miami aerial offensive players, especially with the Steelers’ secondary still not 100%. I’m not really liking the pricing of some of the Pittsburgh offensive pieces, so you won’t see Kenny Pickett or Najee Harris mentioned below. Instead, I’ll go with a mix of their receivers, who should see volume in this one.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 –Pittsburgh @Miami Captain Picks
Tyreek Hill ($16,800 Capt/ $11,200 Flex)
A speedy Hill getting plenty of downfield targets against a secondary that has struggled with injury. Even if some of them suit up as expected, they aren’t going to be able to keep up with Hill’s speed. With Tua back, Hill is a prime candidate to be the highest-scoring player on the slate.
Jaylen Waddle ($14,400 Capt/ $9,600 Flex)
If you don’t fancy paying up for Hill, you get a healthy discount for Waddle. With the way that Waddle and Hill are playing, they have similar receiving stats in terms of aDOT, YAC and air yards. With the effectiveness of the air attack for the Dolphins, you can easily put both players in your lineup and feel fine about it. My preferred CPT play with the saving you get.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Pittsburgh @Miami Flex Picks
Tua Tagovailoa ($11,000 Flex)
Tua is set to return, and it’s a nice one to return in with how the Steelers defense has been performing. With the ability of the air attack, and the pass-catching RBs the team has he doesn’t have rushing upside as much anymore, thus not a CPT option. But, we could see this offense go nuts given how it’s been able to play with backup QB play this season.
Diontae Johnson ($8,000 Flex)
Johnson has shown that it really doesn’t matter who is throwing the ball if you are getting targets. With the scoring that DK has with receptions, he is a safe floor option with some upside if he does manage to break a reception for a TD (Blown coverage?).
Raheem Mostert ($7,800 Flex)
Mostert is the starting RB for the Dolphins, which gives him some value and the price tag is nice. Chase Edmonds isn’t even the primary receiving back anymore. Inline for plenty of touches, on a good offense, it’s going to be a chalky play but one I’m fine with.
George Pickens ($6,400 Flex)
With Kenny Pickett back throwing the ball, Pickens is a great flex play. The connection between the two is strong, and Pickens has the ability to take receptions for big gains. With the Steelers likely needing to air the ball out in this one, I’m fine having Pickens and Johnson together. If he manages to finally score his first TD, becomes a slate-breaker.
Mike Gesicki ($5,200 Flex)
Gesicki feels like a chase-the-points play, which is likely to get him higher ownership from the field. I’m not sure I am going to have too many shares of him in this one though. With Tua returning, we are going to see more pushes downfield to Hill and Waddle instead of short dump-offs to Gesicki.
Pat Freiermuth ($5,000 Flex)
Freiermuth is set to return this week, with his injury status leading to this cheaper price tag. With the ability of the Miami defense to put pressure onto the QB, they have at times given up big plays to the TE position. Freiermuth has a decent connection with Pickett as a big-body target in the middle of the field with RZ opportunity too.
River Cracraft/ Cedrick Wilson ($800/ $200 Flex)
On a slate with plenty of high-priced options that I want to grab, I’m prepared to take a stab at a cheap option on the slate. I’ll look all the way down the list and hope to catch lightning in a bottle with one of these two. Neither are getting on the field all that much, but they don’t need to do too much to hit value in this one.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Pittsburgh @Miami Kickers and DSTs
The Miami DST ($4,000) has looked good this season, especially last week, with their pass rush getting pressure on the QB. Kenny Pickett has avoided sacks, but has turned the ball over a decent amount, with 5 turnovers in less than 3 games. I’m fine with including them in some lineups in this one. The Steelers ($3,800) I’m not sure on. The defense has been ravaged with injury, and the field I think is going to over-react to the win over Tampa Bay. I don’t want a piece of it with Tua set to return and him having all of his pieces on offense.
Kickers…..feel like they are always in play this week. Jason Sanders ($4,400) I’m not sure about, given the strength of the Dolphins’ offense, I don’t know how many FG attempts they are going to need to settle for. And Sanders has missed some long kicks. Chris Boswell ($4,200) comes in slightly cheaper and has far more appeal to me. The Steelers I feel are going to stall out plenty, and Boswell has shown he has the leg and accuracy- especially on long attempts.
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