Dolphins vs. Steelers First Touchdown Scorer Picks: 3 Juicy Bets for Sunday Night Football

Yet another NFL Sunday is about to conclude, but we’ve got one more game on the slate before we can turn the page to Monday Night Football. On Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel south to face off against the Miami Dolphins.

You know we have to have some action on another primetime game, so let’s target three players to score the first touchdown on Sunday Night Football.

Diontae Johnson +1200

Diontae Johnson attempts to catch a pass against the Bills.
Diontae Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass out of bounds during a game against the Buffalo Bills | Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

The Steelers haven’t been too impressive in the passing game to start the season. Through six weeks, Pittsburgh is averaging just 204.8 yards per game through the air, which ranks 25th in the NFL.

Because of the Steelers’ mediocre quarterback play with Mitchell Trubisky and Kenny Pickett, Diontae Johnson hasn’t been able to find the end zone this season. I think that finally changes Sunday night against a Miami defense that’s given up 91 points over the last three games. Johnson leads the Steelers in targets (57), catches (33), and receiving yards (295). The touchdowns are coming soon, so let’s hope we get one early against the Dolphins.

Mike Gesicki +1500

Mike Gesicki became the subject of trade rumors after starting off the season as a minuscule part of the Dolphins passing offense. That magically changed last week when the tight end played a season-high 64% of the team’s snaps and caught six passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns.

Gesicki has always been a dangerous red-zone target, and Miami is finally starting to use him the way it has in previous seasons. Let’s hope that continues Sunday night.

Kenny Pickett +3100

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Kenny Pickett isn’t exactly known as a dual-threat quarterback, but he proved he’s a capable runner with six carries and two touchdowns in his first game against the New York Jets. In his two starts since then, Pickett has rushed for 26 yards on three carries.

Pittsburgh has shown it’s willing to draw up running plays for Pickett in the red zone, and there’s always the possibility of a QB sneak near the goal line. With how ineffective this Steelers offense has been passing the ball, I think Pickett is more likely to find the end zone than his 31/1 price indicates.

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