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NFL Wild Card Weekend Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Steelers vs Chiefs in NFL Playoffs

Devon Platana
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs matchup, including Najee Harris and Mecole Hardman.
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs matchup, including Najee Harris and Mecole Hardman. / Patrick Smith/GettyImages
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The NFL's slate of Super Wild Card Weekend matchups includes an AFC showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring the Chiefs as the 12.5-point home favorites.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this AFC Wild Card showdown.

Najee Harris Fantasy

Start Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris had an incredibly successful rookie campaign, finishing the season as PPR's RB3. Between the Chiefs' improved defense and the Steelers' offensive struggles, some might be concerned about starting Harris this weekend. Nevertheless, it was only back in Week 16 that Harris tallied 110 yards from scrimmage on 24 touches against Kansas City. Keeping that in mind, there's no doubting that the 23-year-old is Pittsburgh's most trustworthy fantasy option.

Kansas City Chiefs D/ST Fantasy

Start Chiefs D/ST: The Chiefs have been one of the hottest teams in football, winning 10 of their last 12 games. A big reason behind that success has been Kansas City's defense. The Chiefs have held opponents to 10 or fewer points in six of their last nine games. That includes when they finished tied for sixth among D/ST's in PPR scoring when they faced Pittsburgh in Week 16. With 14 forced turnovers in their last six games, the Chiefs D/ST is a great start on Wild Card Weekend.

Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy

Sit Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Sunday could potentially be the last game of Ben Roethlisberger's NFL career. The 39-year-old veteran has looked like a shell of his former self this season, proven by throwing either one or zero touchdowns in each of his last four starts. The Chiefs held him to just 7.36 fantasy points a few weeks ago and it's tough to imagine him doing much better than that.

Mecole Hardman Fantasy

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Tyreek Hill played a limited role in Week 18 due to a heel injury, leading to Mecole Hardman finishing the day with eight catches on 11 targets for 103 yards. Even though that level of production is promising, Hill is expected to be good to go for Sunday. Hardman will likely return to being his usual boom-or-bust self, making him difficult to trust. Unless something happens and Hill must miss Wild Card Weekend, there isn't much of a reason to start Hardman with confidence.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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