Broncos vs. Steelers Week 5 Prediction
The Broncos opened as 1-point road underdogs to the Steelers for Week 5 but are now laying a point with kickoff set for 1:00 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh. Are the Broncos a safe play or is there a better bet on the board?
463 Denver Broncos (-1) at 464 Pittsburgh Steelers (+1); o/u 39
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 10, 2021
NFL Week 5 Regular Season
Denver Broncos DFS Spin
Teddy Bridgewater is expected to clear the league's concussion protocol and play in Week 5 against the Steelers. Bridgewater playing despite the brain injury is excellent news for every fantasy-relevant Bronco. Drew Lock was his usual erratic self in relief of Bridgewater in Week 4 against the Ravens, and would have dragged down Denver pass catchers and running backs. Bridgewater could be a quietly solid option against a pass-funnel Pittsburgh defense, as 72.33 percent of yards gained against the Steelers this year have come through the air -- the ninth highest rate in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Spin
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers are a "heck no" on benching Ben Roethlisberger. Fowler was echoing a report from colleague Adam Schefter. It is notable that the Steelers are only a "heck no" as opposed to "hell no" on benching their franchise player. As is often the case with aging franchise icons, Roethlisberger's health might end up making the Steelers' decision for them and sparing them the embarrassment of banishing him to the pine. Roethlisberger, who can truly barely move on the field, is dealing with hip and pectoral issues. Mason Rudolph should probably already be starting.
Broncos vs. Steelers Betting Prediction
The Broncos are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Steelers, who are 1-5 against the number in their last six home games and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. The Broncos are also 8-0 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous contest, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall and are 4-1 ATS in their last five road contests.
NFL WEEK 5 BETTING PREDICTION: DENVER BRONCOS -1