Gambling911.com has your Raiders vs. Steelers Daily Fantasy NFL picks and betting odds for Week 9.
This is a game that in any given year would have featured a lopsided line but this Raiders team has been pretty hot of late and comes into Pittsburgh as a +4.5 underdog and seeing 60% of the public betting action. The total on this game is 48.
What to Consider With the Raiders - The Raiders have allowed the eighth-most points to opposing quarterbacks this season, making for a unique situation in which Ben Roethlisberger does have some of the best value this week coming off an injury.
Coming into last week against the Jets, the Raiders had now allowed a running back to carry for more than 91 yards.
Oakland also had been allowing the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.
What to Consider With the Steelers - Coming into Week 6, no back had gone over 70 yards on the ground, and no running back has found his way into the end zone at all this season. The Steelers ranked number 3 against the run.
Who to Play
Ben Roethlisberger ($6.6K) – Going up against an Oakland team that has permitted the 8th most points to opposing QBs, we’ll take him, this despite struggling against the Bengals last week. Our preference, however, would be for a price tag closer to $5.9K so Roethlisberger is not a top option in this respect.
Heath Miller ($2.7K) – Based on last week’s performance, Miller is priced below where he probably should be as someone likely to play an active role in the Steelers rotation.
In a perfect world, Miller should thrive against an Oakland squad that can’t defend against tight ends. This is demonstrated with the Raiders giving up the most fantasy points to this position.
- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com