Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills

Jason Schandl
Devin Singletary runs the ball against the Broncos.
Devin Singletary runs the ball against the Broncos. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
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Sunday night's games are a bit of a different beast in fantasy than primetime games on Thursday and Monday. On Thursday, you need to make lineup decisions on a short week, and on Monday you're usually left without many options as only two teams are left to play. "Sunday Night Football" falls somewhere between the two.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills.

Who to Start in Fantasy Football

Start Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: JuJu Smith-Schuster is not expected to suit up tonight, and that leaves Diontae Johnson as the Steelers' WR1 again. With JuJu on the shelf, Johnson has seen 19 targets across the last three games, accounting for a team-high 28 percent of the total. Even in a tough matchup, that volume puts him firmly in play.

Start Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Devin Singletary has been a true workhorse recently, averaging 22.0 opportunities (17.3 carries plus 4.7 targets) per game over the last three. He's posted 12.4, 19.1 and 17.8 PPR fantasy points in those three contests. Singletary checks in at RB18 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

Sit James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner is expected to return to action, turning this backfield into a three-headed mess with Jaylen Samuels cutting into Conner's receiving volume and Benny Snell cutting into his rushing work. It's unclear how healthy he is, but even at 100 percent there's just not likely to be enough volume to go around to support much fantasy value in the backfield.

Sit John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills: After exploding for nearly 35 fantasy points in week 11, things have been quiet for John Brown. He's not caught more than three passes in any of the last three games, failing to eclipse even 40 yards in any of them while averaging 5.3 targets. As a deep threat he still brings upside, but the Pittsburgh defense checks in at fourth in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings, which will likely make efficiency hard to come by.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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