The Pittsburgh Steelers really need a win this week. The team is 1-3, without a win since their rout of the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The team is in need of a win to stay afloat in the competitive AFC North, where the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals are 3-1. The Denver Broncos are in a similarly competitive division in the AFC West, and they’ll have a difficult time keeping up with teams like the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos are dealing with a concussion to QB Teddy Bridgewater, so it’s currently unknown who will be under center this Sunday. When the two face off at Heinz Field, here are the player props you should take a look at.
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Ben Roethlisberger Under 250.5 Passing Yards
I wasn’t too big on Big Ben entering the season, and those feelings have been validated in the past month. The quarterback simply isn’t performing like he used to, and he lacks the mobility needed to play behind a leaky offensive line. I’m honestly thinking he might be benched before the end of the season, but I digress. This week, Big Ben faces a quality NFL defense. The Denver Broncos have held opposing teams to 197.8 passing yards per game, sixth-best in the league. Big Ben is going to need to air it out throughout the day, but I don’t believe he’ll be able to hit 250 yards.
Melvin Gordon Over 46.5 Rushing Yards
I’m a big fan of the Denver Broncos rushing attack. In my opinion, abandoning the run contributed to the Broncos first loss of the season. Gordon should see plenty of action this Sunday considering the Teddy Bridgewater injury. Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams should get plenty of rushes, and it will be key to their success if they leave Heinz Field with a W. Gordon is averaging 62 yards per game, and I expect him to go over 46.5 easily against the Steelers.
Ben Roethlisberger Over 0.5 Interceptions
Should I keep piling on Big Ben? It’s nothing personal, I just want our readers to cash tickets and see an opportunity to win with a diminished Steelers passing attack. Roethlisberger is turning the ball over often this year, throwing four picks in four games. Denver’s going to get plenty of pressure on Big Ben, and that’s going to get to him eventually. Expect the Pittsburgh passer to toss at least one interception when the Broncos come to town.
Noah Fant to Score a TD
Noah Fant’s been a bit inconsistent this year, but he’s getting in the end zone. He’s nabbed two touchdowns so far this season, and I believe he’s going to be implemented into the Denver offense more and more in the coming weeks. The Broncos receiving corps has seen plenty of injuries this year, and Fant will need to pick up the slack. Whether Teddy Bridgewater or Drew Lock starts, they’ll lean on Noah Fant as a safety option against a weak Pittsburgh passing defense. He should be able to find the end zone this Sunday.