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3 Best Prop Bets for Steelers vs Chiefs NFL Playoffs Wild Card Game

Larry Rupp
Best prop bets for Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs AFC Wild Card game.
Best prop bets for Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs AFC Wild Card game. / Joe Sargent/GettyImages

The NFL's Wild Card Round playoff slate features an exciting showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Here's three of the best prop bets for this AFC playoff clash, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Steelers vs Chiefs Prop Bets

1. Pat Freiermuth - Receiving Yards: Over 31.5 (-110)

The Steelers head into Sunday night as heavy 12.5-point underdogs. Pittsburgh is likely going to have to pass the ball a ton in order to pull off a road upset win. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found a new favorite target over the second half of the season and that is tight end Pat Freiermuth. The former Penn State standout has racked up at least 32 receiving yards in four of his last six games, seeing a reliable 30 targets over that span. Look for him to continue playing an important role in the offense.

2. Tyreek Hill - Receiving Yards: Under 70.5 (-110)

This number simply seems too high, even for a wide receiver as dynamic as Tyreek Hill. The Kansas City speedster has logged a combined 61 receiving yards over the last three weeks and that includes when Pittsburgh held him to just 19 yards on 2 catches in Week 16. Hill is dealing with a lingering heel injury and it wouldn't be surprising to see him on the sideline if the Chiefs can get up by two scores. Pittsburgh has posted Football Outsiders' eighth-best pass defense DVOA rating and has allowed the ninth-fewest receiving yards to opposing WRs. That does not bode well for Hill's chances of balling out in the Wild Card round.

3. Diontae Johnson - Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+175)

Every Steelers player is currently slated at plus odds to score a touchdown. There's value in targeting any one of them, but Diontae Johnson is the top option. Johnson scored against the Chiefs when he played against them in the regular season and has seen a whopping seven red zone targets over the last three games. Roethlisberger clearly trusts the third-year pro when Pittsburgh gets to that end of the field. It's also worth noting that Kansas City has given up the sixth-most receiving touchdowns to opposing WRs this season (19). Trust Johnson to score his first career playoff TD.

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