Daily Fantasy Football NFL 2017 Preseason Atlanta Falcons vs Pittsburgh Steelers Top Picks for Fanduel & DraftKings
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons will do battle in the second weekof the preseason when they meet at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. Atlanta, the reigning NFC champion, lost its opener to Miami 23-20. The Steelers, who have become a mainstay in the playoffs, are coming off a victory over the Giants. The Falcons have made sure that running back Devonta Freeman will be a part of their franchise for years to come. They signed the former Florida State Seminole to a five-year contract extension last week, with the deal set to pay him $41.25 million with a $15 million signing bonus and $22 million guaranteed. Freeman is the only NFL running back to have rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. Both Freeman and the organization are very happy with is new deal and he should continue to be productive both on the ground and in the air. However as of late, the 25-year-old has been dealing with heat-related issues at practice of late so his status should be monitored. Regardless, the starters will not see significant action until the third game of the preseason. Freeman had one carry for three yards in the opener. Atlanta’s passing defense has been a weak point for many years and it disappointed again in their first preseason loss to Miami. Dolphins’ quarterbacks threw two interceptions, but they also racked up 258 yards through the air and tossed a trio of touchdown strikes. Pittsburgh escaped their preseason opner with a 20-12 win over the Giants in Week 1. Joshua Dobbs got most of the work at quarterback and threw for 100 yards and a touchdown despite being picked off twice. Running back Terrell Watson had 10 carries for 44 yards and a score. Pittsburgh forced two turnovers–including an interception by Arthur Moats–and limited New York to 242 yards of total offense. Head coach Mike Tomlin said that wide receiver Martavis Bryant will start against the Falcons. Bryant, who has not played a game since a January 2015 playoff loss to Denver, worked out before last Friday’s game before Tomlin made the decision to hold him out. He was suspended for all of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. In addition to Bryant, Steelers’ running back James Conner is also expected to see the field on Sunday after missing last week’s contest. Both of these teams have explosive offences with an elite quarterback, superstar receiver, and dynamic running backs. While they share similarities on offence they also share qualities on defence where they both are mediocre at best. If either team would like to take the next step, their defensive systems should be their main point of focus.
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