Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback caught one pass for one yard and a touchdown in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: This was only Nix’s 5th career reception and first career touchdown in his three-year career. Nix is primarily used as a blocker, and should not, I REPEAT, SHOULD NOT be looked at as a viable fantasy option.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Xavier Grimble was targeted twice but caught zero passes in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Grimble is clearly third in the Pittsburgh Tight End pecking order behind Jesse James and Vance McDonald. While a good game isn’t out of the question, it is impossible to predict. Leave Grimble on your waiver wires.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Vance McDonald had his best game as a Steeler catching four passes off of six targets for 52 yards in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the strong game, McDonald should still be left on your waiver wires in even the deepest of leagues.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James had one of the best games of his career Sunday night catching 10 passes off of 12 targets for 97 yards in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the career game, I would still caution against starting James in seasonal formats. However, with the New England game expecting to be a shootout, James might not be the worst option in daily formats.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had one of the best games of his career Sunday night completing 44-of-66 passes for 506 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: If you started Ben this week, it’s very likely that you won your matchup. This week the Steelers are playing for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they go against the New England Patriots. While the Patriots’ defense has improved throughout the season, the game is in Pittsburgh and they will have problems matching up with the Steelers’ playmakers. Consider Roethlisberger a “Must-Start” next week.

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Le'Veon Bell took 13 carries for 48 yards and two touchdowns while snagging 9-of-10 targets for another 77 yards and a touchdown during the Steelers' thrilling 39-38 win over the Ravens on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: After being shutout from the end zone for three weeks, Le'Veon Bell has had a scoring explosion lately, finding pay-dirt four times in his last two games. Three of those came this week as Bell found tons of room through the air—including his 20-yard touchdown reception—but continued to struggle to find running room on the ground despite his two red zone touchdown runs. Bell will continue to be a top fantasy play in all formats when the Steelers take on the Patriots in Week 15.

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt tallied four solo tackles and recorded the game-winning sack/fumble in Sunday night's 39-38 victory over the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Watt made multiple big tackles, but saved his best for last. As Joe Flacco rolled to his left with under 10 seconds left in regulation, Watt sprinted from behind to sack him and knock the ball out of bounds. The clock began running once the referee set it down, and the Ravens didn't run another play. Watt will look to continue his impressive rookie season next week against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

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Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell converted 4-of-4 field goal attempts, including the game-winner, and tacked on 3 extra points in Sunday night's win over the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Boswell was once again money from any distance, nailing a 52-yarder as his longest and sealing the game with a 46-yard attempt with under a minute left on the clock. As the Steelers offense continues to excel, Boswell will remain a starting kicker in fantasy football as the playoffs march on.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers caught 3-of-5 targets for 33 yards in Sunday night's win over the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers was playing more snaps with JuJu Smith-Schuster suspended, but didn't do anything special with his five targets. He will return to a very limited role next week against the Patriots.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reeled in 6-of-10 targets for just 33 yards in Sunday night's victory over the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: In a game that we saw Ben Roethlisberger throw for over 500 yards, Bryant was unable to make much of an impact. He was drawing red zone targets and pass interference calls, so it wasn't a terrible effort, but Bryant simply failed to impress while serving as Pittsburgh's No. 2 wideout as JuJu Smith-Schuster watched from home. Bryant will return to volatile WR4 territory next week against the Patriots. In what could be a high-scoring affair, he offers theoretical upside, but outside of deeper leagues, will be hard to trust in fantasy playoff lineups.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown hauled in 11-of-18 targets for 213 yards in Sunday's 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Brown took Ravens CB Brandon Carr to school on multiple occasions, including a deep sideline catch that would eventually set up another game-winning field goal for Chris Boswell. Brown now has 1509 receiving yards through 14 weeks of play, a whopping 276 yards more than the NFL's second-best WR in terms of yardage, DeAndre Hopkins. As he continues to garner a massive target share and dominate secondaries each and every week, Brown will be an elite WR1 in fantasy. He gets the shootout-friendly Patriots at home next week in what should be the AFC's biggest game of the season.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster has been suspended one game for his block on Vontaze Burfict and corresponding taunting penalty in last night's game against the Bengals. (Source: Michael Signora on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The suspension isn't a complete surprise, as there were rumblings this morning that Smith-Schuster could be forced to miss a game. The Steelers take on the Ravens on Sunday night, so it wasn't a great matchup for Smith-Schuster anyway. Assuming the suspension is not overturned on appeal, Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers will get a bump in value for Week 14.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers gave up 20 points to the Bengals on 353 yards during the Steelers' 23-20 win on Monday night. The Steelers were unable to force any turnovers but did take Bengals QB Andy Dalton down twice.

Fantasy Impact: While it was a valiant effort by the defense without its leader and top playmaker, Ryan Shazier's injury was bigger than football. Great news came out on Tuesday saying Shazier has some feeling in his lower extremities, but it also said that the next 1-2 days will be crucial to determining just how serious an injury it is. It won't require surgery but you have to think Shazier is going to think twice about returning to the game after suffering a spinal cord injury like this.

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Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a back injury during his team's Week 13 game with the Cincinnati Bengals. He had just one tackle before departing.

Fantasy Impact: Shazier hit Josh Malone with the crown of his helmet and instantly went down to the ground holding his back. He was able to move his hands but he wasn't moving his legs as he was carted to the locker room. He was later taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a spinal contusion. This is considered good news considering how serious back injuries can be and how bad it looked on the field at first.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Hunter was active for Sunday's game against the Packers, but failed to reel in his only target.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter got a few snaps with JuJu Smith-Schuster sidelined, but he didn't capitalize on his lone target of the game. Unless a wave of injuries hit Pittsburgh's WR corps, the talented yet unused wideout will be useless in fantasy football.

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Pittsburgh cornerback Joe Haden will be out indefinitely after he fractured his left fibula against the Colts in Week 10. The Steelers went on to beat the Colts 20-17.

Fantasy Impact: Haden suffered the injury in the first quarter after colliding with a Colts player. He is being listed as "out indefinitely" by the team and there's a chance he misses the rest of the season. Haden was a big part of a much-improved Pittsburgh secondary this season.

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison played 15 snaps and logged a QB sack in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison has been kept in bubble wrap all season, but he was unleashed in limited action this Sunday. Showing vintage burst and power, Harrison recorded three tackles, a pair of QB hits, and a late-game sack on Alex Smith as well. By preserving the 39-year old Harrison early on, the Steelers defense could certainly receive an extra pass-rushing boost as the season progresses.

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James Conner took his two carries for 14 yards, including an 11-yard gain, during the Steelers' 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Le'Veon Bell is in prime form so there's no reason to look into Conner, though he has looked good with his limited carries.

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Steelers linebacker Vince Williams had a big game against the Chiefs in Week 6. The 27-year-old notched five solo tackles and two sacks as the Steelers beat the Chiefs 19-13.

Fantasy Impact: Williams now has 32 tackles and four sacks on the season. He has already eclipsed his career high in sacks, which was two back in 2016.

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Steelers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave led his team in tackles in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He racked up 10 combined tackles in the game

Fantasy Impact: Hargrave's previous high in tackles this season was three in Week 1. The Jaguars only threw 14 passes in the game while they ran the ball 37 times, giving Hargrave plenty of chances to tackle ball carriers near the line of scrimmage. He will look to keep it up against the Chiefs in Week 6.

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