Game Spotlight: Mahomes Heads East
Game Spotlight: Mahomes Heads East

This article is part of our Game Spotlight series.

This article looks to provide in-depth break downs of the two highest projected point total games in the Sunday slate along with one other grab bag game of some significant DFS interest. This week's entry looks at PIT vs. KC, NO vs. CLE, and WAS vs. IND.

Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City, 1:00


Open: 49.5 O/U, -4.5 PIT
Live: 53.5 O/U, -5.5 PIT

This matchup might be the closest we get to a Big 12 box score in the NFL this year. We have two of the most explosive, talented offenses, with the tempo and playcall aggression egged on by Ben Roethlisberger's home splits and Kansas City's dubious defense. This is gonna get chalky for obvious reasons.

This game will feature at least six highly-owned players in DFS – both Roethlisberger (6900 DK, 7600 FD) and Pat Mahomes (6100 DK, 7500 FD) will be in demand at quarterback, James Conner (6700 DK, 7000 FD) should be one of the highest-owned running backs the second week in a row, Antonio Brown (8800 DK, 8900 FD) carries the week's highest projection at wide receiver with Juju Smith-Schuster (6400 DK, 7200 FD) not far behind, and Tyreek Hill (7600 DK, 8100 FD) looks borderline unstoppable for the other side. You know a matchup has a huge projected total when Kareem Hunt (6200 DK, 7800 FD) doesn't even register in the top five most popular targets and Travis Kelce (5900 DK, 6800 FD) is almost an afterthought.

The Pittsburgh side of this one

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