Volpe’s DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays – 12/7/23

Volpe's DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays

Volpe’s NFL Showdown Plays – 12/7/23: Patriots at Steelers

๐Ÿˆ Thursday Night Showdown – 12/7/23 ๐Ÿˆ
Patriots (2-10) @ Steelers (7-5) | 8:15 PM EST
Steelers -6 | Over/Under 30.5

Projections are tailored to DraftKings’ Showdown Captain contests. If you have any lineup questions, for FanDuel or DraftKings, ask me @mvolp in Discord before lock!


โญ Notable News โญย 
  • The Steelers’ offense has scored 17 or fewer points in seven of its 12 games this season โ€” including three straight โ€” that will be turning to its backup QB on a short week and facing the No. 1 defense over the last month of football.ย 
  • The Steelers are allowing 19.1 points per game, sixth fewest in the NFL. They are giving up 348.3 total yards per game, 12th overall.
  • The Patriots (2-10) enter NFL Week 14 on a five-game losing streak, a dismal stretch that’s seen New England average just 9.4 points per game. To add insult to injury, the Pats will be without star running back Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) against the fifth-ranked Pittsburgh defense.
  • The Patriots are 32nd in the league in scoring offense as they put up an average of 12.3 points per game. New England is 16th in scoring defense as they allow 21.2 points per contest.
๐Ÿฉนย Key Injuries ๐Ÿฉน
  • Patriots: OUT: Rhamondre Stevenson (RB), Demario Douglas (WR), Shaun Wade (CB) | QUES: JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) DeVante Parker (WR)
  • Steelers: OUT: | QUES: Tyson Campbell (CB), Luke Farrell (TE), Travis Etienne (RB)
๐ŸŒฆ๏ธย Weather ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธย 
  • Acrisure Stadium – OUTDOORS
  • 58 Degrees, 7 MPH Winds, 17% chance of precipitation
๐Ÿˆย QB Matchups ๐Ÿˆย 
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 4th | 17.3 FP/G allowed to QBs
  • Steelers Defense: Ranked 7th | 18.1 FP/G allowed to QBs
๐Ÿƒย RB Matchups ๐Ÿƒย 
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 15th | 19.9 FP/G allowed to RBs
  • Steelers Defense: Ranked 18th | 21.3 FP/G allowed to RBs
๐Ÿงคย WR Matchups ๐Ÿงคย 
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 22nd | 36.2 FP/G allowed to WRs
  • Steelers Defense: Ranked 17th | 33.6 FP/G allowed to WRs
๐Ÿˆย TE Matchups ๐Ÿˆ
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 5th | 8.6 FP/G allowed to TEs
  • Steelers Defense: Ranked 13th | 11.6 FP/G allowed to TEs
๐Ÿงฉย Core Players ๐Ÿงฉ
  • Tonight’s Build: 3-3, 4-2 Pats
  • Must-Have: Zeke Elliott, Najee or Warren
    • Captains: Zeke, Najee, Warren, Zappe
๐Ÿ” More of ๐Ÿ”
  • Zeke, Diontae, Warren, Zappe,ย 
๐Ÿ”‘ย Best Values ๐Ÿ”‘ย 
  • JuJu, Thornton, Hasty, Montgomery
๐Ÿšซย Less of ๐Ÿšซย 
  • Robinson, Austin

*Deeper GPP Plays In Order*

  1. Ty Montgomery – RB2
  2. Jalen Reagor – WR4 for the Pats. If Parker or JuJu were to miss, WR3
  3. JaMycal Hasty – RB2/3
  4. Darnell Washington
  5. Pharaoh Brown
  6. Connor Heyward
๐Ÿ”ฎ Prediction ๐Ÿ”ฎ ย 
  • Steelers 18-15
๐ŸŽฐ Bets ๐ŸŽฐ (+8.7 units)
  • Parlay 0.5 unit +320 – .5 unit
  • Elliott OVER 2.5 receptions
  • Boswell OVER 1.5 FGM
  • Diontae Johnson 25+ receiving yards
    • Elliot o2.5 receptions – 1 unit

๐Ÿ“ˆย Rankings ๐Ÿ“ˆย See Detailed Player Projections โฌ‡๏ธ

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