Cowboys and Steelers battle Sunday with a story of two different teams
November 12, 2016 2:28 PM
by Alan Berg
The winning continues in USFantasy as Marcus Mariota was the big winner for me this past weekend. Now to keep the train on track let’s look at this week’s card.
Starting off in Prop No. 1 I really like a game to be a shootout benefiting both quarterbacks. The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers battle Sunday with a story of two different teams. Dallas has been rolling with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott (27-1) who has played like a veteran. Pittsburgh meanwhile had playoff aspirations but have struggled out of the gates. Big Ben Roethlisberger (14-1) looked shaky last week after coming back from injury, but as my friend pointed out the Steelers need this game.
That for me sets up an EXACTA BOX play on Prescott and Big Ben, plus WIN/PLACE/SHOW bets on both QBs. My thoughts are the Steelers defense is no bargain and the Steelers offense should look a lot better tomorrow. It’s an over game and should lead to a nice scoring game from both quarterbacks.
Here are the rest of my picks:
Prop No. 2
Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA (38-1) and Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT (38-1) W/P/S and EXACTA BOX: You can’t argue with results when it comes to Ajayi. He followed up two 200 yard games with a solid 111 yard game. Keep riding him at that price. Which brings me to Bell, like with Big Ben above, the Steelers offense should look much more in sync this week. If it is Bell should be a big reason why.
Prop No. 3
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARZ (44-1): The 49ers are right at that level where they could completely quit. They have been getting embarrassed all year and have no offense, Larry could have a big enough first half to win this category.
Prop No. 5
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN (16-1): The Titans should be setup for another shootout against the lifeless Packer defense. Titans QB Mariota really trusts Walker and near the goal line the tight end is one of the best in the NFL.