The Steelers got on track offensively against the Raiders to move to 2-1 on the season as the team travels to Houston to take on a 1-2 Texans squad that is on the right track after beating the Jaguars.
I'm focusing on the complementary players in the Steelers' offense that are starting to emerge as key cogs in the team's offense in Jaylen Warren and Calvin Austin while also fading the Texans' running game.
Here are my three favorite prop bets for Steelers vs. Texans:
Best Prop Bets for Steelers vs. Texans
- Kenny Pickett OVER 221.5 Passing Yards
- Calvin Austin Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- Dameon Pierce UNDER 44.5 Rushing Yards
Kenny Pickett OVER 221.5 Passing Yards
Pickett has gone over this number in all three games this season including games against loaded defenses like the Browns and 49ers. He'll likely benefit from a Texans defense that struggled in Week 1 and 2 to slow down the Ravens and Colts. While the team got a win against the Jaguars, the Jacksonville offense moved the ball just fine, nearly six yards per play and picking up 288 through the air.
Pickett is a stock-up candidate as the season goes up, and this matchup is more than favorable for him to clear this total.
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Calvin Austin Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Austin has emerged as one of the bright young pieces of the Steelers' receiving corps in the wake of Diontae Johnson's injury. He hauled in a 72-yard touchdown pass last week after getting 10 targets in the first two weeks. He's been on the field for about 70% of snaps this season but continues to be priced further down the board than Allen Robinson and George Pickens.
I disagree, keep hammering him to score until there is a necessary correction to an integral part of this Pittsburgh offense.
Dameon Pierce UNDER 47.5 Rushing Yards
Pierce hasn't gone over this total in any game this season with a ton of volume. He has received more than 10 carries in every game but has failed to average more than 3.5 yards per carry. He'll now face a vaunted Steelers defensive line that will dictate the line of scrimmage.
I'm not sure this is the game for the Texans to establish a ground game against Pittsburgh and this can be a matchup where Devin Singletary sees plenty of time as the team's pass-catching back. For reference, Singletary was on the field for 39% to Pierece's 54% last week against the Jaguars. I struggle to see Pierce getting enough production to put up a season-high in terms of rushing yards.
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