Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC North | 2-4-0
Avg PTS
20.5
Rank: 20th
Avg Yds
281.8
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
205.3
Rank: 28th
Avg RYds
76.5
Rank: 27th
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Posted 10/14/2019 4:41 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) caught one pass for five yards against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: McDonald had seven catches in Week 2 and now has seven in his other four games combined. He entered the season as a TE1 candidate, but he hasn't played that way. It's probably time to seek other options.
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Posted 10/14/2019 4:25 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson had two receptions for 14 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Johnson actually finished second in both receptions and receiving yards Sunday night as the Steelers leaned on the running game. Better days should be ahead for the Steelers passing game, though Johnson is a fringe candidate in most formats.
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Posted 10/14/2019 4:15 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster caught one pass for seven yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: With undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges making the start, the already limited passing game flowed through the running backs. Smith-Schuster was targeted four times, second only to James Conner, but just one was completed. Odds are Mason Rudolph will return before the team's next game, a Week 8 matchup with the winless Dolphins, so expect more from Smith-Schuster in that one.
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Posted 10/14/2019 3:56 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Benny Snell had 17 carries for 75 yards during the team's Week 6 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. He also added a 14-yard reception in the win.
Huddle Up: With Jaylen Samuels out, Snell moved into the backup role in Week 6. It turned out to be an important one as: a) the team leaned heavily on the running game with Devlin Hodges making his first start, and b) James Conner was forced from the game with a quad injury. With 15 days before the team's next outing, Mason Rudolph and Conner should both be back, which could well limit Snell's role. If Conner's injury is more serious than it appeared, though, Snell would become an appealing waiver target.
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Posted 10/14/2019 3:41 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quad) ran the ball 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 but finished the game on the sidelines due to a quad injury. Conner also caught seven passes for 78 yards and a score prior to departing.
Huddle Up: Conner ran around and through would-be tacklers en route to 119 combined yards and two TDs, and he almost certainly would've had more if a quad injury hadn't forced him to the sidelines -- he ended up notching fewer carries than normal No. 3 back Benny Snell. The good news is that Conner looked much more like his '18 self, and he'll have 15 days to shake off whatever quad problem he has. Keep an eye out for updates, but it didn't seem to be a particularly serious injury.
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Posted 10/14/2019 3:35 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges completed 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Hodges mostly turned around and handed the ball to James Conner and Benny Snell, but by virtue of not committing terrible turnovers he outplayed Philip Rivers in prime time. Almost all of Hodges' passes were short ones, and odds are he'll slide back into the No. 2 role when the Steelers return to action on Monday, Oct. 28, against the Miami Dolphins. He carries no fantasy value.
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Posted 10/11/2019 8:29 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: McDonald could be a popular target for Devlin Hodges if the team decides to use a short passes. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/11/2019 8:24 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 11, but has been ruled out for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Devlin Hodges will receive the start against the Los Angeles Chargers. He posted decent numbers in relief last week but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2019 9:31 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has not been cleared to play at this point, so his status for Week 6 is still uncertain. He should be avoided in fantasy leagues even if he is able to play.
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Posted 10/10/2019 9:28 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: McDonald missed most of practice last week but was still able to play, so he is still a candidate to play in Week 6. He should have a decent role in the passing game if he plays and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/09/2019 9:15 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) was officially listed as limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will need to pass all of the concussion tests before he will be allowed to play, so fantasy players will know more about his status later in the week. He has not posted great numbers as the starter and can be avoided in all leagues.
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Posted 10/09/2019 8:51 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: McDonald was able to play last week despite the injury, so he should have a decent chance to play in Week 6. He was targeted only three times in Week 5 but can still be a solid target for either Mason Rudolph or Devlin Hodges. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.
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Posted 10/09/2019 7:10 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 9, in a helmet and pads.
Huddle Up: Rudolph remains in the league's concussion protocol and is at risk of missing Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but it's positive to see him on the field this early in the week. While he's a low-end QB2, he offers much more hope for the likes of WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson than third-stringer Devlin Hodges.
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Posted 10/09/2019 1:38 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (shoulder) is expected to miss a few weeks due to a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: The injury could give Donte Moncrief a chance to emerge in a thinning cast of receivers. He's worth the speculative add universally.
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Posted 10/08/2019 11:59 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson played 55 offensive snaps in Week 5, matching the number of WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. WR James Washington played just 33 offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: Johnson caught five of a season-high eight targets for 27 yards in the overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He has seen at least six targets in three straight games and had a touchdown in each of his previous two outings. He's a flex option as long as QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) is under center.
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Posted 10/07/2019 6:43 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) was placed in the league's concussion protocol after being removed from the game in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: There's almost no chance Rudolph is cleared this week, especially with the Steelers going on their bye in Week 7. Devlin Hodges is expected to start in his place versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Posted 10/07/2019 1:55 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught five of his eight targets for 27 yards in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Johnson has 11 catches over the last two games after managing just seven catches combined over the first three contests. He seems to be emerging as the No. 2 option in the passing game, and his role could continue to grow. Johnson is worth adding as a bench option.
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Posted 10/07/2019 1:50 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster caught all seven of his targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in a 26-23 loss tot he Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. He also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: The quarterback situation is far from ideal in Pittsburgh right now, but Smith-Schuster has still tallied at least 75 receiving yards in four of the five games this year. He is still an every-week fantasy starter.
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Posted 10/07/2019 1:45 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels rushed three times for two yards, caught three passes for 11 yards and completed one of his two pass attempts for four yards and an interception in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: After logging 18 touches in Week 4, Samuels reverted to his limited role against the Ravens. Until he starts seeing more touches on a routine basis, he is merely a handcuff to James Conner for fantasy purposes.
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Posted 10/07/2019 1:39 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: It was Conner's best rushing total of the year, but it was also the first time this season that he failed to catch a pass. The injury to Ben Roethlisberger seems to have capped his upside, but Conner remains a midrange RB2 option thanks to his steady role in the offense.
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Posted 10/06/2019 7:49 pm UTC
Updating previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) is being sent to the hospital so he can be evaluated after suffering a concussion during the Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Rudolph likely will miss multiple weeks because of the severity of the injury. Devlin Hodges likely will be the starting quarterback, but fantasy players probably can avoid the Steelers quarterback situation.
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Posted 10/06/2019 7:32 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 5 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Diontae Johnson may receive more targets with Washington out of the lineup and has a chance to be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 10/06/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: McDonald has a chance to be a big part of the passing game this week if the team continues with the short passing game. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in most leagues.
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Posted 10/06/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster has not had a lot of success with Mason Rudolph as the quarterback. He should still be a starting option in all leagues but may now be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.
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Posted 10/04/2019 7:23 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, but is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: McDonald appears to have a decent chance to play this week, but fantasy players will not know until before the game. McDonald had good chemistry with Mason Rudolph in Week 2 and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end.
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Posted 10/04/2019 7:22 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Conner likely will have a big role in the offense after his Week 4 performance. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and declared himself questionable for the team's Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster was at least able to get on the field Friday after not practicing at all the previous two days, but be prepared to plug in another wideout as this looks likely to come down to a game-time call Sunday morning.
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