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Steelers edge rusher Bud Dupree has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and is done for the season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dupree went down with a non-contact injury while rushing the quarterback in Wednesday's game against the Ravens. It was speculated that the star pass-rusher injured his ACL and tests have confirmed that. He had already racked up eight sacks through 11 games and been an integral part of Pittsburgh's pass rush. The Steelers are currently 11-0 this season, largely in part to their great defensive play. Without Dupree on the line offenses will be able to key in on T.J. Watt a bit more, lowering his value in IDP leagues. Alex Highsmith is next up to see more snaps in Dupree's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


The Steelers defense played well in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12. Pittsburgh notched three sacks and forced two turnovers in the win.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers got a defensive touchdown on a 14-yard interception return by Joe Haden while T.J. Watt led the way with two sacks. The Steelers will be an excellent fantasy option in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell made both of his field-goal attempts and 1-of-2 extra points in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Boswell hit field goals from 27 and 25 yards in the win. The veteran kicker has made 18-of-19 field goals on the year although he's missed four of his 35 extra points. He will kick against Washington in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Both of Washington's catches came on Pittsburgh's final drive of the game. The veteran receiver has been quiet for the past few weeks. He will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 8-of-9 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Smith-Schuster's longest reception went for 11 yards on an afternoon where the Steelers mostly attempted short passes. He now has six touchdowns on the season. Smith-Schuster will be a WR2 in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool caught 6-of-9 targets for 52 yards in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers spent much of the afternoon throwing short against the Ravens defense. Claypool still managed to scrape out a decent fantasy outing, although he failed to find the end zone for the Steelers. He will be a low-end WR2 in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught 8-of-13 targets for 46 yards in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson's total yardage wasn't great but he led the way with 13 targets. It had the potential to have been a much bigger game for Johnson, who dropped several catchable balls, including one near the goal line that likely would have resulted in a touchdown. He will be a WR2 in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron caught 7-of-11 targets for 54 yards in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Ebron led the team in receiving and set a season-high with his 11 targets. The veteran tight end has become a bigger part of the Pittsburgh offense as the season has gone on. He will be a low-end TE1 in Week 13 against Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Anthony McFarland Jr. carried the ball three times for nine yards and added a 17-yard reception in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: McFarland was out-touched 19-to-4 by starting running back Benny Snell. The Steelers have been hesitant to put too much on McFarland's plate as a rookie but he remains a solid hold in dynasty formats. He will face Washington in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. carried the ball 16 times for 60 yards and added 33 yards on three receptions in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Snell drew the start with usual starter James Conner testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. He played well, grinding out several tough runs near the end of the fourth quarter to help ice the game. Conner's Week 13 status is up in the air so Snell should be treated as a priority waiver add in any leagues where he's available. The Steelers will face Washington on Monday evening in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 36-of-51 passes for 266 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: It was a quiet day for Big Ben, although he had to watch as his receivers dropped several catchable passes, one of which would probably have resulted in a touchdown if Diontae Johnson had held onto the ball near the Baltimore goal line. Roethlisberger will be a low-end QB1 in Week 13 against the Washington Football Team on Monday evening.

Category: Game Recaps


The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey on the reserve/COVID list ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pouncey is a massive loss for the Steelers. However, they will be taking on a severely depleted Ravens team so the impact will be somewhat minimized. His absence may still very well show up in the passing game, and will definitely be noticed in the running game.

Category: Injury Updates


Steelers RB James Conner has tested positive for COVID-19. He’ll have a second test to confirm the results, but he is likely out for the game vs. the Ravens on Tuesday night, if it even happens at all. (Source: Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Contact tracing is underway with the Steelers after Conner’s positive test. At this rate, it’s tough to see the Steelers vs. Ravens game taking place on Tuesday night in Week 12. Stay tuned for more details as it relates to COVID-19 cases for both the Steelers and Ravens. Conner’s likely backup would be Benny Snell with some rookie Anthony McFarland Jr. sprinkled in.

Category: Injury Updates


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud caught all four of his targets for 20 yards in a 27-3 win over the Jaguars in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: McCloud has carved out a surprisingly larger role than expected in the Pittsburgh offense this season. That being said, he still isn't on the radar in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Steelers' TE Vance McDonald (COVID-19) has been placed on the league's Reserve/COVID-19 list, per Field Yates. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDonald caught his lone target for two yards in the Steelers' 24-19 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday. His departure to the Reserve/COVID-19 list will funnel more targets to TE Eric Ebron, who has seen the majority of targets (43) between the two players, tallying 29 receptions for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Ebron remains a low-end TE1 moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Steelers star DT Cam Heyward is dealing with a minor quad injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was seen limping off the field on Sunday against the Ravens, but the injury is being reported by NFL's Ian Rapoport as "nothing serious." Pittsburg's D/ST put up 19 fantasy points in a game in which the Ravens rushed for 265 yards. This defense looks special and should be rolled out every week regardless of matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


Steelers LB Devin Bush tore his ACL in the team's Week 6 win over the Browns. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll undergo season-ending surgery. The No. 10 overall pick from the 2019 draft was a vital part of Pittsburgh's vaunted defense this season. He should have a chance at being ready for Week 1 of the 2021 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


The Steelers ruled out OL David DeCastro (abdomen) for the remainder of Week 5. (Source: Around The NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeCastro's absence is a blow to the Steelers' offensive line. Kevin Dotson has replaced him at right guard.

Category: Injury Updates


LB T.J. Watt (knee) is "good to go" for Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Eagles. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Watt missed practice Thursday due to a knee injury, but is "good to go" for Sunday. He "felt good" and was "flying around" during Friday's practice. Watt plays a key role in the Steelers defense, and for IDP league formats is currently 34th among all linebackers in the latest expert consensus rankings for Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates


Steelers' FB Derek Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring pull during their 28-21 win over the Texans on Sunday. Watt is expected to miss at least a couple games. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watt will be missed as a blocker in Pittsburgh's backfield, in addition to his role on the Steelers' special team units. Don't let Watt's injury prevent you from starting James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster or Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers head down to play the Titans in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates