NFL Week 14 kicks off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET. The NFL DFS player pool will be missing several key players with Kenny Pickett (ankle), Rhamondre Stevenson (knee), Demario Douglas (concussion), and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) all ruled out. In a game that projects to be low-scoring, who should be featured in your NFL DFS lineups and NFL DFS stacks? Steelers wide receivers Diontae Johnson and George Pickens are the highest priced players on the slate. Should either player be a part of your TNF DFS core? Before making any NFL DFS picks for Steelers vs. Patriots on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine, who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor, who cashed big all season in 2022, has covered the NFL and college football for over a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.
Kaylor hit on epic NFL DFS picks all season in 2022. He was all over Travis Kelce's four-touchdown performance against the Raiderson Monday Night Football, Kirk Cousins' 460-yard, four-TD performance on Thanksgiving Day, and T.J. Hockenson's 13 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15.
This year, Kaylor has been all over players like Justin Jefferson (11-159), D'Andre Swift (175-1), DeVonta Smith (4-132-1), T.J. Hockenson (7-66-2), D.J. Moore (8-230-3), David Montgomery (121-3), Ja'Marr Chase (12-141, 11-149-1), Alvin Kamara (12-91, 76), Jordan Addison (7-123-2), Jahmyr Gibbs (152-1, 5-37), Javonte Williams (79, 3-31-1), Dak Prescott (331-4), CeeDee Lamb (12-116-1), and DK Metcalf (6-143-3) in single-game slates. Anyone who followed his picks cashed in big.
Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to Steelers vs. Patriots on Thursday Night Football Week 14 and just locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Patriots vs. Steelers on TNF
One of Kaylor's favorite NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football is Pittsburgh running back Jaylen Warren. With Najee Harris nursing a knee injury, Warren is likely to see an expanded role in Pittsburgh's offense. Warren is still technically Pittsburgh's backup, but the former undrafted free agent has been the team's most productive running back this season and Kaylor expects a big performance from him on TNF.
"Jaylen Warren should see an increased workload against New England with Najee Harris listed as a game time decision due to a knee injury. The former undrafted free agent has been outstanding when he's seen the field in 2023, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 70.4 total yards per game. With his explosive playmaking ability, I expect the Steelers to get the ball in Warren's hands at least 15 times on Thursday night," Kaylor told SportsLine.
Part of Kaylor's TNF DFS strategy also includes rostering Pittsburgh wide receiver George Pickens. The former Georgia standout is one of the most physically gifted wide receivers in the NFL and is on track to have the most productive season of his career. Pickens enters Thursday Night Football with 44 catches for 748 yards and three touchdowns, putting him well on track to go over 1,000 yards.
"Mitchell Trubisky is slated to start for Pittsburgh on Thursday, and despite his inconsistencies, the former No. 2 overall pick is a better downfield passer than Kenny Pickett, which bodes well for George Pickens on TNF. Trubisky has said publicly that he plans to be aggressive against the Patriots' secondary, which to me translates to an uptick in targets for Pickens. With his big play ability, I expect Pickens to make a strong run at going over 100 yards receiving on TNF," Kaylor said. You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks here.
How to build NFL DFS lineups for Steelers vs. Patriots on TNF
Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued player who could explode for huge numbers for Thursday Night Football. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is, and the rest of Kaylor's TNF DFS picks, at SportsLine.
So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Thursday Night Football, and which under-the-radar NFL DFS picks offer huge value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who already won a single-game millionaire maker tournament, and find out.