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The 44.0-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook for Monday night's Dolphins vs. Steelers game is one of the lower ones of Week 8, though the 14.0-point spread in favor of the Steelers is the highest. The Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL, and while the Steelers aren't nearly as good without Ben Roethlisberger, their 29 implied points are the fourth-highest of the week, while the Dolphins' 15 are the lowest. Needless to say, there are likely to be plenty of Steelers stacks.
Mason Rudolph ($10,800 DK, $14,000 FD) will start for the injured Roethlisberger after recovering from a concussion that kept him out of their Week 6 game against the Chargers before their Week 7 bye. His return will push Devlin Hodges ($6,600 DK, $5,000 FD) back to the bench, which is also where Josh Rosen ($6,600 DK, $5,000 FD) will be for the Dolphins because Ryan Fitzpatrick ($8,400 DK, $14,000 FD) will once again be under center. Needless to say, this isn't the exciting Monday night matchup ESPN executives were hoping to produce. Either way, here we are, with many fantasy players likely considering Rudolph against a defense that's allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season while the Steelers have allowed the 14th-fewest on DraftKings and 11th-fewest on FanDuel. We've seen Fitzpatrick have some monster games out of no where during his career, but this Dolphins team is absolutely the worst one he's ever been a part of (which says quite a