This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
The Steelers are 3.5-point home favorites Monday night against the Bengals, with a game total of 44.5 that is up one point since it opened on FanDuel Sportsbook. It is one of the lower totals of Week 4, which shouldn't be overly surprising for a game that will have Andy Dalton on the road and Mason Rudolph under center for the home team. The two are tied for last place in the AFC North with a combined 0-6 record while being outscored 168-103; you know what they say, "if it wasn't for sports betting and DFS..."
The Bengals defense has been decent against quarterbacks this season, holding Russell Wilson under 200 passing yards (he did have two touchdowns), while Josh Allen needed 46 rushing yards to make it over 19 fantasy points on DraftKings. They did get blown up by the 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns, but the matchup against Mason Rudolph ($9,600 DK, $14,000 FD) shouldn't be overly difficult. Rudolph, who continues to start in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger, has thrown for two touchdowns in each of his two starts, though he also hasn't passed for even 175 yards, and his 6.2 YPA doesn't create much excitement. However, he's the starting quarterback on a favored home team, so he surely won't be ignored in a single-game format, but it'll take a very unexpected performance to justify using him as a captain on DraftKings or MVP on FanDuel, especially