Two historic franchises square off when the Dallas Cowboys battle the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game on Thursday. Dallas is coming off a disappointing 6-10 season, while Pittsburgh went 12-4 a year ago but lost in the first round of the playoffs. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t expected to take the field, which means backups Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci could be among the top NFL DFS picks for the NFL Hall of Fame Game 2021.
Gilbert’s only appearance in 2020 came against the Steelers, a game in which he threw for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Should you roster Gilbert as part of your NFL DFS strategy, or should you look elsewhere for value in the Steelers vs. Cowboys DFS player pool? Before locking in any 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game DFS picks for Cowboys vs. Steelers, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy football picks from SportsLine’s Scott Engel.
Engel is a prime source to consult for DFS success. He’s an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame and has been a premier analyst and Fantasy personality for 25 years.
Engel is also a four-time FSWA Award Winner and 10-time nominee, including winning a FSWA award for Best Fantasy Baseball Series. His expertise allows him to find the best DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
Now, Engel has turned his attention to the 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for the 2021 Hall of Fame Game
One of Engel’s top NFL DFS picks for the 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game is Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The former first round pick is competing with Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs for the backup quarterback job in Pittsburgh.
Haskins appeared in seven games for the Washington Football Team in 2020, finishing with 1,439 passing yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Haskins now has a fresh start in Pittsburgh, where he’ll look to rekindle the success he had at Ohio State. In his lone season as a starter for the Buckeyes, Haskins threw 50 touchdowns in 2018. He could get the most reps at quarterback on Thursday, which is one of the main reasons why Engel is advising owners to include him in their NFL DFS lineups.
Part of Engel’s optimal NFL DFS strategy includes rostering Steelers running back Anthony McFarland, who could receive the majority of the workload against the Cowboys.
Pittsburgh selected running back Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which means Benny Snell, Kalen Ballage and McFarland will compete for the backup role in Pittsburgh. McFarland may have the slight advantage because he’ll be reunited with offensive coordinator Matt Canada in 2021, who served in the same position at Maryland when the running back ran for 1,034 yards in 2018.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Steelers vs. Cowboys
Engel is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Thursday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is Fantasy Hall of Famer Scott Engel putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for the 2021 Hall of Fame Game? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from an award-winning Fantasy expert, and find out.