Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Player Props (10/17/21)

The Pittsburgh Steelers just got a much-needed win last Sunday. The team’s 27-19 win over the Denver Broncos saved them from a disastrous 1-5 start, and they’ll need to keep stringing together victories to stay alive in the competitive AFC North. The Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand, got dealt a major blow last Thursday night, losing 26-17 to the Los Angeles Rams while losing star quarterback Russell Wilson for at least a month due to a finger injury. The two teams face off for Sunday Night Football, so let’s take a look at what to expect from the numerous player props.

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Geno Smith Over 229.5 Passing Yards

Raise your hand if you forgot Geno Smith was in the league before last week. Smith took over for an injured Russell Wilson and played admirably, passing for 131 yards with a touchdown and a pick on Thursday Night Football. Smith hasn’t started a game in four years, so it makes sense that his passing prop is so low. However, he’s got a favorable matchup this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense isn’t especially stingy against the pass, allowing 260.6 yards per game through the air. Additionally, Smith has some talented receivers to pass to in Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Because the Seahawks defense itself isn’t much to write home about, I expect the Seahawks to air it out consistently to keep up with the Steelers offense.

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Tyler Lockett Over 4.5 Receptions

Tyler Lockett’s yardage totals have been all over the place this season. He’s had as many as 178 yards in one game and as low as 24 in another. While his yards have been inconsistent, he’s been hauling in catches. He’s averaging five catches a game, and I don’t think the QB change is going to affect that too much. Geno Smith will lean heavily on his top receivers, and that bodes well for Lockett.

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Najee Harris Under 18.5 Rushing Attempts

I’m a big fan of Najee Harris. Throughout the season, he’s shown that he can be a big factor in both the running game and the passing game. However, it seems like the Steelers ignore him too often. Outside of last week’s 122-yard performance against the Broncos, he hasn’t been used in the running game too often, with a high of 62 yards in the first four weeks. In fact, last week was the first time Harris had more than 15 carries all season. Until they start giving Harris the rock more often, don’t expect too many carries for the rookie runner.

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D.K. Metcalf Longest Reception Over 23.5 Yards

D.K. Metcalf is hauling in catches this year, and he’s had some decently big gains. In four of his five games this year, Metcalf has hauled in catches of at least 25 yards. While Geno Smith is an obvious downgrade from Russell Wilson, he’ll still be looking for Metcalf when he needs to rev the offense up. Take the over on his longest catch as the Seahawks attempt to pick on a fairly weak Steelers defense.

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Anthony Elio is a CU Boulder graduate with a degree in creative writing and advertising. He’s spent the past few years diving into the world of sports betting, focusing on everything from NFL to NHL and beyond.

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