Target Justin Jefferson As TNF Daily Fantasy Captain

  • The Minnesota Vikings will be without Adam Thielen for Thursday Night Football.
  • Justin Jefferson is the most expensive captain on DraftKings at $16,500.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden has not been at practice this week.
  • Justin Jefferson has -115 odds to go over 93.5 receiving yards on Thursday Night Football.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers for a primetime matchup in this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

Oddsmakers have set the Minnesota Vikings as three-point favorites, and have given this game a low total of 43.5 points.

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson should lead the Vikings offense this week, with injuries to wideout Adam Thielen, and running back Dalvin Cook. This increased workload makes Justin Jefferson the top captain to spend up on in the TNF DFS showdown slate.

DK Captain Pricing

  • Justin Jefferson $16,500
  • Dalvin Cook $16,200
  • Kirk Cousins $15,600
  • Diontae Johnson $15,300
  • Najee Harris $15,000

Top Captain – Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been getting peppered with targets, ever since offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak, vowed to get Jefferson more involved in the offense. Jefferson has target shares of 31.4%, 29.4%, 28.1%, and 34.2% over the course of his past four games

Injured Vikings Against Steelers D

Adam Thielen is expected to miss the next few games with a high ankle sprain, and Dalvin Cook was a limited participant in Tuesday’s practice. Minnesota will have no choice but to feed Jefferson to combat the losses on offense.

Online gambling sites have listed Justin Jefferson with -115 odds to go over 93.5 receiving yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are eighth in points allowed per game (13.0) to opposing WR1 options, but have recently given up sizable WR performances to Tee Higgins, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams. Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden has also not practiced this week, which would seriously hurt the Steelers chances of containing Justin Jefferson.

In a showdown that features a low 43.5 totaled game like this one, those gambling on TNF DFS will want to lock in the raw points that Justin Jefferson provides at the 1.5x multiplier position. Jefferson is the most expensive captain on the showdown slate, but there is a lack of value options, which should lead to Jefferson being lowered down in the captain position.