I hope everyone has had a great start to their weeks!
Let’s take a look at tonight’s DraftKings “Monday Night Showdown” contest with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For tonight’s lineup, I’m going to be focusing on the Cincinnati Bengals passing attack and go with a big 4-man stack of John Ross III (MVP slot), Tyler Boyd, Tyler Eifert & Andy Dalton.
Pittsburgh has struggled defending the pass this season, allowing their opponents to average over 300 passing yds/g this season while already allowing 7 passing TD’s.
Dalton is averaging 43 passing attempts per game so far this season and has put together some solid numbers as he already has 979 passing yards & 5 TD’s.
Ross & Boyd have clearly been the top two targets for the Bengals and although I think Boyd is the safer play, I love the upside of Ross III in this match-up and I think putting him in our MVP slot helps create a bit of separation from other teams.
Tyler Eifert was quiet last week and is not as big of a threat as he once was, however, I think this is a great match-up for him as the Steelers allowed the 49ers George Kittle to lead the team in receiving yards last week and allowed Seattle’s Will Dissly catch 2 TD’s against them.
For the Steelers, I’m going to with James Conner as although he has struggled this season, the match-up doesn’t get much better against the Bengals who have allowed 506 rushing yards over their first three games. Conner can do damage in both the rushing & passing games and I think the Steelers will get the ball to him as much as possible.
Pairing with Conner, I’m going to take a chance on Diontae Johnson who flashed some of his upside last week which what made him a 3rd round pick of the Steelers this past year. Johnson ended with the 2nd most targets last game (3 rec, 52 yards, TD) and has the big-play ability which we saw a bunch at his time at Toledo.
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