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NFL DFS Seahawks vs. Steelers Showdown Breakdown (Sunday, Oct. 17): Najee Harris is a Workhorse

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NFL Week 6 features a Sunday Night Football showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:20 p.m. ET.

If you’re unfamiliar with the single-game NFL DFS format, it differs a bit on DraftKings and FanDuel. On DraftKings, you have one “captain” spot and five flexes. The captain will score 1.5x fantasy points, but he also costs 1.5x salary. That means if you want to roster Najee Harris at Captain and take advantage of the scoring boost, you’ll have to pay $17,700 as opposed to $11,800.

FanDuel’s single-game format features one “MVP” spot and four flexes. The MVP also scores 1.5x fantasy points, but he doesn’t cost any additional salary. That takes away a bit of the strategy and makes the goal simple: Get your highest-scoring player in the MVP spot.

In these articles, I’ll be using various FantasyLabs tools to break down the slate. And don’t forget to check out our Lineup Builder if you like to hand build your lineups, or are Lineup Optimizer for those of you that like to enter multiple lineups.

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These teams have both provided massive fantasy value in the past, but things are a bit bleaker in 2021-22. The Steelers have not been the same offensive juggernaut, while the Seahawks will be missing their starting backfield. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the total sits at a pedestrian 42.5 points.

Harris is the most expensive player on this slate, and he’s lived up to expectations as a rookie. He’s been a true workhorse for the Steelers. He’s racked up 78 carries through the first five weeks, and no other player on the squad has more than eight.

NFL Week 6 features a Sunday Night Football showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:20 p.m. ET.

If you’re unfamiliar with the single-game NFL DFS format, it differs a bit on DraftKings and FanDuel. On DraftKings, you have one “captain” spot and five flexes. The captain will score 1.5x fantasy points, but he also costs 1.5x salary. That means if you want to roster Najee Harris at Captain and take advantage of the scoring boost, you’ll have to pay $17,700 as opposed to $11,800.

FanDuel’s single-game format features one “MVP” spot and four flexes. The MVP also scores 1.5x fantasy points, but he doesn’t cost any additional salary. That takes away a bit of the strategy and makes the goal simple: Get your highest-scoring player in the MVP spot.

In these articles, I’ll be using various FantasyLabs tools to break down the slate. And don’t forget to check out our Lineup Builder if you like to hand build your lineups, or are Lineup Optimizer for those of you that like to enter multiple lineups.

Studs

These teams have both provided massive fantasy value in the past, but things are a bit bleaker in 2021-22. The Steelers have not been the same offensive juggernaut, while the Seahawks will be missing their starting backfield. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the total sits at a pedestrian 42.5 points.

Harris is the most expensive player on this slate, and he’s lived up to expectations as a rookie. He’s been a true workhorse for the Steelers. He’s racked up 78 carries through the first five weeks, and no other player on the squad has more than eight.