- Najee Harris is the clear #1 offensive weapon on the Pittsburgh Steelers, given how poorly QB Ben Roethlisberger has played this season.
- Harris has been a RB1 in fantasy in five straight games.
- The Chicago Bears are allowing 4.9 yards per carry (30th in league), and 15 rushing points per game to running backs.
PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Bears head into Pittsburgh for a prime time matchup with the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
Oddsmakers have set the game total at a mere 39 points, and have installed the Steelers as seven-point favorites. Steelers running back Najee Harris headlines the showdown slate on DraftKings at $18,600 as the top captain choice for DFS players.
Najee Harris is coming off a 29-96-1 performance against the Cleveland Browns, and will look to build on those numbers come Monday night. DFS players can expect the Steelers to control the game on the ground with Harris in a projected seven point spread and favorable game script.
Najee Harris Usage
Harris has racked up 21 or more carries in each of the past five games, with at least 25 carries in the past three.
This has made Harris an RB1 in five straight games. He is also a presence in the receiving game, having been targeted over 21 times in his past four games, seeing similar usage to New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara.
Bears Suspect Run Defense
The Bears are allowing 4.9 yards per carry (30th in league), and 15 rushing points per game to running backs. They are giving up an average of 145.4 scrimmage yards per game to opposing back fields. NFL gambling fans may want to consider taking Najee Harris to go over 79.5 rushing yards at -115 odds.
In a game that online gambling sites project to be very low scoring, and run heavy, Najee Harris immediately vaults himself up to top captain option on the DraftKings showdown slate.
Gathering “raw points” will be critical in a game that shouldn’t have many fantasy points being scored. It will be valuable to have his score multiplied by 1.5X in the captain position.