FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 17 Sunday Night (Steelers at Ravens)
In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.
Tyler Huntley ($14,500): In an underrated opportunity versus a Pittsburgh Steelers' defense allowing 17.3 FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks. Huntley ranks first in tonight's slate with 14.4 expected FanDuel points. The 24-year old has displayed unique dual-threat ability in his seven career starts, averaging 9.1 rushing attempts for 44.4 yards while 65% of his career production on the ground has been produced via scrambling.
Najee Harris ($14,000): Despite a tough matchup against a Baltimore Ravens' unit ranked fifth (17.3) in fantasy points allowed per game to running backs, Harris is rated third overall with a 12.1 FanDuel point projection. Pittsburgh's second-year back leads all players in touches (19.1) and scrimmage yards (82.4) after Harris accounted for 17 rushing attempts and 2 receptions per game since their Week 9 bye.
Kenny Pickett ($15,000): Ranking second overall with 12.8 FanDuel points, Pittsburgh's first round pick will challenge a Baltimore team allowing quarterbacks to record 23.5 completions for 1.2 touchdowns and 256.9 yards. In his eight full starts during his rookie season, Pickett has averaged 37 passing attempts for 231.7 yards.
Diontae Johnson ($13,000): Even in an offense choosing to pass just 50.8% of their plays in their last three games, Johnson has accounted for his best stretch this season with seven receptions for 81.3 yards on 8.3 targets. The 26-year old wideout is rated as his team's top pass catcher with 4.9 receptions for 47.0 yards on 8.4 targets versus a Ravens' secondary ranked 22nd (28.3) in FanDuel points allowed per game to his position.
George Pickens ($12,500): In a primary outside role (86.1% of his plays lined out wide), Pickens ranks second among his offense in yards (42.0) against a defense allowing wideouts to produce 13.8 receptions for 174.7 yards on 20.5 targets. In eight complete starts with Pickett, the Steelers' rookie wideout has accounted for 3.5 receptions for 46.8 yards on five targets.
J.K. Dobbins ($12,000): Despite a committee backfield approach, Dobbins is Baltimore's third rated offensive option (9.1 expected FanDuel points) versus a defense ranked 11th (18.8) in FanDuel points allowed per game to running backs. Since his return in Week 14, the former Ohio State Buckeye has produced 13.3 rushing attempts for 101.3 yards.
Mark Andrews ($11,500): Operating as his team's top pass catcher, Andrews is projected for 5.0 receptions for 49.7 yards on 8.1 targets versus a Steelers' team allowing 4.5 receptions for 48.2 yards on 6.7 targets to his position.
Pat Freiermuth ($11,000): In a tough matchup against a defense ranked 11th (8.6) in fantasy production allowed per game to tight ends, Freiermuth is second on his team in targets (6.2) and receptions (3.9). Pittsburgh's second-year tight end has produced 4.8 receptions for 55 yards on 6.7 targets in eight complete starts with Pickett.
Baltimore D/ST ($10,000): On 515 pass attempts, the Steelers have allowed a 19.5% pressure rate, 39 quarterback hits, 39 hurries, 35 sacks, and an average of 2.4 seconds in the pocket while Baltimore's defense has produced a 19.0% pressure percentage, a 6.1% quarterback knockdown rate, a 6.2% hurry rate, and 44 sacks.
Justin Tucker ($9,500): In 16 home games since 2021, Tucker has accounted for an impressive 97.1% field goal percentage on 34 attempts and a perfect extra point conversation rate. Baltimore's reliable kicker is ranked second overall in value with a 0.89 rating and 8.4 expected fantasy points.
Pittsburgh D/ST ($9,000): On 423 pass attempts, Baltimore's offensive line is ranked 14th in sacked allowed (38), 11th in pressure rate (18.5%), first in quarterback hits allowed (18), and 21st in hurries allowed (40) while the Steelers have generated a 17.6% pressure rate, a 7.7% quarterback knockdown percentage, a 4.9% hurry rate, and 32 sacks.
Chris Boswell ($8,500): Pittsburgh's veteran kicker has converted 76.9% of his 26 field goal attempts and 100% of his extra point tries in 13 road games since last season.
Gus Edwards ($8,500): In an offense ranked third (50.8%) in rushing play percentage, Edwards' Week 17 projection includes 10.4 carries for 50.8 yards. "Gus the Bus" has remained productive in Baltimore's run heavy attack with J.K. Dobbins, averaging 10.3 rushing attempts for 73.3 yards in three contests.
Demarcus Robinson ($8,000): As Baltimore's top wideout, Robinson is projected for 3.2 receptions for 29.6 yards on 5.3 targets against a defense ranked 28th (29.7) in FanDuel points allowed per game to his position.