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NFL DFS Showdown picks, lineup strategy for Steelers vs. Colts on Saturday in Week 15

Teddy Ricketson takes you through their picks and approach for DraftKings Showdown contests for Steelers vs. Colts on Saturday in Week 15 of the 2023 NFL season.

Gardner Minshew #10 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 15, in Week 15 of the NFL season. The Steelers are coming off back-to-back losses against teams that went into the game with only two wins. The Colts had won four games in a row but lost 34-14 on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

Here is how we are approaching their Showdown matchup at DraftKings DFS.

NFL DFS Showdown strategy: Steelers vs. Colts

Captain’s Picks

Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers ($10,800)

Warren may be listed as the backup on the depth chart, but he has been playing better than starter Najee Harris. The latter has 839 total yards with four touchdowns, while Warren has combined for 884 yards and three touchdowns. The Colts’ defense allows the third-most DFS points per game to opposing running backs.

Zack Moss, RB, Indianapolis Colts ($15,000)

Starting running back Jonathan Taylor was ruled out for this game, paving the way for Moss to see a huge workload. The Steelers allow middling numbers to opposing running backs, but they couldn’t slow down New England Patriots RB Ezekiel Elliott a week ago. Elliott finished with 68 yards on 22 carries and added 72 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Moss only had 28 rushing yards last week but added 28 receiving yards on four receptions.

FLEX Options

Chris Boswell, K, Pittsburgh Steelers ($5,200)

Boswell hasn’t gotten consistent work due to how the Steelers’ offense has been struggling this season. Still, he is 23-of-25 on field goal attempts and has made all 17 of his extra points. If Pittsburgh can make their way down the field, Boswell has a good matchup with Indianapolis, allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers.

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers ($5,600)

It looked like the Steelers figured out that to be successful, they needed to involve ‘Muth, but quarterback Mitch Trubisky couldn’t get on the same page with his tight end. Freiermuth had 12 targets over his last two games but brought in just six of them for 47 yards. The Colts allow middle-of-the-road numbers to tight ends, so look for the Steelers tight end to bounce back this week.

Value plays

Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolis Colts ($4,000)

The Colts couldn’t get much going against Cincinnati last week outside of wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.’s 95 receiving yards. Pierce has the third-most receiving yards on the team, with 413 on 27 receptions. Pittsburgh tends to be strong against the pass, but Pierce should have an advantageous matchup, even as the WR3 in the offense.

Kylen Granson, TE, Indianapolis Colts ($3,600)

The problem with Indianapolis having three tight ends is that they use them all, and it tends to rotate who gets the looks from quarterback Gardner Minshew. Last week, it was Will Mallory who finished with five receptions on 46 yards. Granson had two receptions for 17 yards, while Mo Alie-Cox had two yards and a touchdown on his lone reception. Take your pick for which one will get the work this week, but my vote is Granson just because he leads the position group over the entirety of the season.