The NFL Week 9 schedule begins with a matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. This matchup projects to be low scoring, with an over/under of 37 points, but the TNF NFL DFS player pool still features several high-profile players, headlined by Derrick Henry, DeAndre Hopkins, Najee Harris, and George Pickens. Both quarterbacks, Will Levis and Kenny Pickett, in this matchup are young, but could be popular NFL DFS picks on TNF. Should Levis or Pickett be a part of your core NFL DFS stacks? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Titans vs. Steelers 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), Alvin Kamara (12-91, 76), Jordan Addison (7-123-2), and Jahmyr Gibbs (152-1, 5-37) in single-game slates. Anyone who followed his picks cashed in big.
Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to Titans vs. Steelers on Thursday Night Football Week 9 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 Titans vs. Steelers on TNF
One of Kaylor's top NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football is Titans running back Derrick Henry. The bruising running back has been on a tear recently, averaging 108 total yards per game with two touchdowns in his last four games. With a rookie quarterback under center, Kaylor expects Henry to see a heavy workload on Thursday Night Football.
"Every time I think Derrick Henry is starting to slow down, he quickly proves me wrong. Henry is no stranger to success on Thursday Night Football either, with 564 yards and seven touchdowns in six games on TNF in his career. With Will Levis making his second start for Tennessee, I expect the Titans to lean heavily on Henry and their rushing attack. This is the type of matchup Henry thrives in, and I expect him to be highly productive again on Thursday night," Kaylor told SportsLine.
Part of Kaylor's MNF DFS strategy also includes rostering Titans quarterback Will Levis. The rookie second-round pick out of Kentucky made his first career start last week against the Atlanta Falcons and was outstanding. Levis completed 19 of 29 passes for 238 yards, four touchdowns, and zero turnovers. While he may not replicate those numbers on Thursday night, Kaylor still expects another strong fantasy performance from Levis against the Steelers.
"Will Levis exceeded expectations in his first career start against the Falcons in Week 8. The talented rookie threw for four touchdowns, and with a shortened week for the Pittsburgh defense to prepare, I expect him to stay hot. Tennessee will likely look to establish its rushing attack early, which will take a lot of pressure off Levis and allow him to push the ball downfield like he did in his debut," Kaylor said. You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL