Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC North

Mason Rudolph has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to return to the field in Week 8 after the Steelers return from it’s bye week. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rudolph should be all systems go for Sunday’s Week 8 matchup against the Dolphins. With a strong matchup against a weak Miami defense, Rudolph can be used as a streamer and is a borderline QB1 for Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


The Steelers defense played well in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6. Pittsburgh forced three turnovers in the win, including a nine-yard touchdown off a Philip Rivers fumble.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers managed to sack Rivers once in the win. It was an excellent road performance against a Chargers offense that can be tough to slow down. Pittsburgh draws a fantastic matchup against the Dolphins after a Week 7 bye.

Category: Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell hit his lone field goal in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6. He also tacked on two extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Boswell is 11-for-11 in field goals this season while hitting all 12 of his extra points. He has been much more accurate than he was last season, although a less explosive Pittsburgh offense is costing him opportunities.

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Nick Vannett caught a five-yard pass in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Vannett was quiet on a night where Pittsburgh only attempted 20 passes. The former Seahawk now has three catches for 33 yards since joining the Steelers. He will take on the Dolphins in Week 8 after his bye next week.

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald caught a five-yard pass in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6. It was his only target of the game.

Fantasy Impact: McDonald suited up after missing some practice time earlier in the week with a shoulder injury. The veteran tight end should be fully healthy following his Week 7 bye.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught 1-of-2 targets for 11 yards in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Moncrief got his first game action since Week 2, thanks to the James Washington injury. The veteran wideout now has four catches for 18 yards on the season. The Steelers take on the Dolphins in Week 8 after their bye.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught both of his targets for 14 yards in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson finished second on the team in receiving on a night where they got out to an early lead and threw the ball very little. The rookie wideout has been impressive through the first six games of his NFL career. He will take on the Dolphins in Week 8 after his bye.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 1-of-4 targets for seven yards in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers had little incentive to throw the ball after jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. Through little fault of his own, Smith-Schuster has been a fantasy bust through the first six weeks. He will go on bye in Week 7 before taking on the Dolphins in Week 8.

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. carried the ball 17 times for 75 yards and added a 14-yard reception in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Snell got some extra touches with starter James Conner departing after the third quarter with a quad injury. He would be an interesting waiver pickup in leagues if Conner were unable to suit up following his Week 7 bye.

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6. Conner also added seven catches for 78 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: Conner had an excellent game but got dinged up, injuring his quad in the third quarter. He never returned to the game. The veteran back has dealt with a multitude of injuries through the first six games of the season. He has the Week 7 bye to try to get healthy.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges completed 15-of-20 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Hodges wasn't called upon to do much after the Steelers got out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. The rookie signal-caller might be returning to the bench in Week 8 with Mason Rudolph likely to return from a concussion following his Week 7 bye.

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Watt finished SNF with three assisted tackles, a TFL, half a sack, one pass defended, and four QB hits in a 24-17 victory over the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Watt had his lowest statistical performance since week one, as he logged four straight weeks of double-digit fantasy points up until tonight. Despite that, Watt still had a decent game and is a fantastic asset for the rest of the season.

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Devin Bush recorded seven total tackles, one pass defended, an interception, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in a 24-17 SNF win over the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Bush continues to impress, not only as a rookie, but as a leader of this defense. His score in the first quarter was crucial for a Steelers team starting their third-string rookie QB on offense. Bush is a star in the making in both real and fantasy football.

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More details on this news will be available soon. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.


Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Jaylen Samuels (knee) will be out at least a month after having a knee scope on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He can be dropped in re-draft leagues for now. James Conner will once again be a locked-in RB1 and Benny Snell will be his handcuff.

Category: Injury Updates


Mark Barron recorded eight solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended in a dominating 27-3 victory over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Barron was one of several players who got in on the fun against Cincinnati, as the Steelers limited the Bengals to just 243 yards of total offense. Barron and the Steelers will look to bring the same defensive intensity against the Lamar Jackson and the high-flying Ravens next week.

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Cameron Heyward had himself a night, finishing with 2.5 sacks, six tackles, one TFL, three QB hits, and a forced fumble in a decisive 27-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward and the Steelers benefited from playing a weak Bengals O-line, as the team totaled nine sacks and 12 QB hits. Prior to tonight's outburst, he had recorded zero sacks and only three QB hits.

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to undergo elbow surgery this week that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of 2019. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Roethlisberger had an MRI today that revealed the extent of the injury. There were reports that he was dealing with an elbow issue last week, though he never once appeared on the injury report. Mason Rudolph is set to take over for Pittsburgh. This is obviously a downgrade for all Steelers skill players, primarily top wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Category: Injury Updates


Stephon Tuitt spent a lot of time in the Seattle backfield today, with four total tackles, two TFLs, two and a half sacks, and three QB hits.

Fantasy Impact: Tuitt's fantastic outing likely occurred on the waiver wire, and he should remain there despite his production. Unless he can develop any semblance of consistency, rest easy knowing these performances are sporadic in nature.

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Joe Haden active for Week 2

Sun, Sep 15th 11:47am EDT
By Raju Byfield

Joe Haden is active for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joe Haden being active means the Seahawks passing attack will have to face the Steelers top corner. He should see time on both Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Both Lockett and Metcalf would have got an upgrade if Haden was ruled inactive.