Fantasy football is more than just the weekly head-to-head games we’ve all grown to love. On Underdog, fantasy managers can put their player-projection skills to the test by predicting player stat lines. Here are my top Underdog plays for the Monday Night Football Pick’em contest, which features two games this week!
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Top Underdog Pick’ems for Monday Night Football
Underdog Pick’ems allows fantasy managers to predict stat lines and fantasy-point totals for almost all fantasy-relevant players. You can make two picks that pay out 3x even money or add more selections to your entry for higher payouts.
The levels are 3x, 6x, 10x, and 20x, progressing with each additional pick’em you add to your entry. Let’s take a look at this week’s Monday night Underdog Pick’ems.
Najee Harris Lower Than 50.5 Receiving Yards
Perhaps this is overreacting to last week, where the Pittsburgh Steelers offense just looked completely inept. They looked like a team that just hadn’t really played in months…except Mike Tomlin had the starters out there for all three preseason games. I guess it’s just unnecessarily putting players at risk and doesn’t help.
It was admittedly about as tough a matchup as you could ask for against the 49ers. Harris carried the ball six times for 31 yards. That may look decent, but it’s important to realize he had a 24-yard carry in there.
This week, Harris should see more volume. However, he’s still in a near-even timeshare with Jaylen Warren. Something like 13 carries for 39 yards sounds perfect for Harris this week.
Nick Chubb Higher Than 0.5 Touchdowns
Nick Chubb did not score last week, but I expect that to change. The Steelers were gashed last week by Christian McCaffrey. And while Chubb is not as good of a player, he is a better runner. He’s the clear goal-line back, and this game should be competitive, keeping him involved throughout.
Jamaal Williams Higher Than 15.5 Rush Attempts
I’m not sure how effective Jamaal Williams can be on the ground, but Alvin Kamara isn’t back just yet. The Saints are going to feed Williams for at least two more weeks.
The Panthers are not good enough to game script the run out of this game. They were also destroyed on the ground by Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier in Week 1. Now, the Saints don’t have anyone as good as Robinson, but that doesn’t mean they can’t run the ball.
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