DFS play of the week: Matt Moore

The DFS Playoff rounds have begun. With only four games to be played, you are going to need to play players that are under the radar especially if you are going for contrarian GPP picks or just to simply stay under the salary cap if you want to spend up on Le’Veon Bell. Everyone will be picking Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. To come out on top in a large pool, be different. Pick Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore.

Moore has picked up where Ryan Tannehill left off and produced reliable numbers in the final three weeks of the regular season. He led Miami to a 2-1 record with the loss coming at the hands of New England, but c’mon, who can beat the Patriots in December?

In those three games versus the Jets, Bills and Patriots; Moore respectfully threw for 236 yards with 4 TDs, 233 yards with 2 TDs, and 205 yards with 2 TDs. His QBR hasn’t dipped any lower than 87.

Pittsburgh’s pass defense has been okay, allowing 258 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks, 14th worst in the league. Although they haven’t allowed more than two passing touchdowns in one game, this may be the week that the pattern changes. With Jay Ajayi feeling healthy, the play action game should be in full effect. Expect Moore to continue to lean on Jarvis Landry considering Pittsburgh has no true lockdown cornerback.

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The Steelers should have no problem putting up points early with Big Ben playing at home (he’s much better at home) and Le’Veon Bell having an ideal matchup against a poor Dolphins run defense. The expected game scripts has the Dolphins needing to air it out in order to come back and compete with the Steelers offense.

Moore’s DK price is a steal at $5,100 compared to others like Roethlisberger at $7,600. You can play Matt Moore on DraftKings where he is nearly minimum price or play him on FanDuel even where he is a bargain as the sixth most expensive QB out of eight starting QBs.

Prediction: 219 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns.

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