- James Washington’s line of 17.5 receiving yards goes under the microscope as we look at the best SNF props for Steelers Bills
- His Steelers visit the Bills as 1-point underdogs in a game with a 48.5 point total
Washington has worked his way into a bigger role lately, and with a few of the other Pittsburgh pass-catchers battling the drops drop and Big Ben talking him up after the last game, I have to think this line has some value.
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SNF Props for Steelers Bills
Steelers WR James Washington
Over 17.5 Receiving Yards (-110 FanDuel)
Note: Good to 18.5 or -125 at this price.
Washington is coming off a four-target, 80-yard game against Washington, the eighth time he’s gone over this line in 12 games.
Washington is averaging 28.6 yards with a median result of 24.
And he came 0.5 yards short of making it nine-for12 in Week 9. So, even without the help of any extra volume, this looks like a solid play against a Bills defense allowing a mediocre 12.4 yards per target to WRs.
But could Washington be in line for a little more work? Here’s what his QB had to say.
“When you give a guy a chance to make a play and he makes it and he makes it over and over then that man should continue to get opportunities,” Ben Roethlisberger said about Washington this week. “I think he will continue to get opportunities. He deserves to get on the field more, and I think we will see him.”
Meanwhile, coach Mike Tomlin is growing tired of the growing number of drops by guys like Diontae Johnson, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Eric Ebron.
“They can catch the ball,” Tomlin said, “or they can get replaced by someone who will catch it.”
It all lines up for well Washington:
- Low number
- MVP-level QB insisting he should be on the field more
- Other guys around him under heat for drops
- Shootout environment vs Buffalo
Projections range between 22-26 yards for Washington, and 2-3 targets should be enough to get it done.