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Miami (+14.5) at Pittsburgh, 43.0 o/u – Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Could the Dolphins be getting ... better? I mean it's not like they had anywhere to go but up. After getting blown out in four straight games to begin the year, they've come out of their bye with two losses by a combined 11 points. Progress! They weren't exactly facing offensive juggernauts in Washington and Buffalo, but the defense still looked like something closer to an NFL-caliber unit, and Ryan Fitzpatrick breathed some Fitzmagic into the offense last week. Now he has to face a defense coming out of its own bye, and which has shown marked improvement since Pittsburgh lost three straight to begin the season. Rookie linebacker Devin Bush in particular was a force in Week 6, and the return of something close to the Steel Curtain would take a lot of pressure off Mason Rudolph under center, even if it might not do much to turn around a very disappointing, Roethlisberger-less campaign for JuJu Smith-Schuster.
PIT injuries: LB Mark Barron (questionable, hamstring)
MIA DFS chalk: none
PIT DFS chalk: James Conner (MIA 31st in rushing yards allowed per game, 32nd in rushing DVOA, 32nd in passing DVOA vs. RB), Steelers DST (t-2nd in takeaways, MIA t-31st in points per game, 29th in sack percentage allowed)
MIA DFS tournament plays: none