Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

DST - PIT

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
DST Rank: 14th
Draft Rank (ECR) #233
Best / Worst #167 / #306
ADP #203

Ownership

 
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17%
 
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Steelers D/ST holds Chiefs to seven points

The Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST played well in a 17-7 preseason win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Pittsburgh managed three sacks and forced three turnovers in the win.

Fantasy Impact

The Chiefs starters only played sparingly in the contest. The Pittsburgh defense is projected to take a step back this season but they should still serve as a quality fantasy option in plus matchups.

Matthew Terelle4 days ago
Pittsburgh D/ST picks up four sacks

The Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST picked up four sacks and forced a turnover in a 30-28 win over the Buccaneers in Friday's preseason opener.

Fantasy Impact

Pittsburgh got after the quarterback in this one, although the 28 points allowed wasn't pretty. The Steelers defense has historically been a quality fantasy unit but they have taken a step back recently. They aren't worth drafting as a top-12 fantasy unit this season.

Matthew Terelle2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh Steelers defense picks up four sacks in season finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST finished the 2018 season on a strong note in a 16-13 win over the Bengals. Pittsburgh racked up four sacks in the game.

Fantasy Impact

The Steelers were one of the top teams in the league when it came to sacking the quarterback this season. They finish 2018 with 52 sacks, eight interceptions, and seven fumble recoveries.

Matthew Terelle34 weeks ago
Mike Tomlin’s job reportedly not in jeopardy

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not expected to lose his job regardless of whether or not the team makes the playoffs this year.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport writes the team could instead make changes to its coaching staff, particularly on the defensive side. Pittsburgh has recently beaten New England and kept it close with New Orleans, but they’ve also had embarrassing losses to Denver and Oakland as of late. It sounds as if the Steelers will be bringing back the same core for 2019.

Pittsburgh defense struggles against the Saints

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense had a rough outing in a 31-28 loss to the Saints in Week 16. Pittsburgh managed two sacks and forced one interception in the game.

Fantasy Impact

The Steelers allowed the Saints to march down the field for the game-winning touchdown with 1:25 left in the game. They will have a good shot at bouncing back in Week 17 against a weak Cincinnati offense.

Matthew Terelle35 weeks ago