Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC North | 3-3-0
Avg PTS
19.5
Rank: 26th
Avg Yds
333.7
Rank: 26th
Avg PYds
252.5
Rank: 19th
Avg RYds
81.2
Rank: 28th
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Posted 10/18/2021 5:47 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth caught all seven of his targets for 58 yards in Week 6 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The catch, target and yardage totals are all season highs for the rookie. It is too early to say for certain after one game, but it appears Freiermuth may be the primary beneficiary of JuJu Smith-Schuster's season-ending shoulder injury. Considering both players are more short-area targets, it would make sense. With tight end being such a wasteland for fantasy purposes, Freiermuth is well worth adding and holding through the team's bye next week. He should be straddling the TE1/2 borderline in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns.
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Posted 10/18/2021 5:13 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught only two of his seven targets for 17 yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Ben Roethlisberger missed Claypool a time or two downfield, but the latter also did not help himself with an offensive pass interference penalty on another deep shot attempt. Either way, it is a disappointing result for the size-speed freak in the team's first full game without JuJu Smith-Schuster. With that said, fantasy managers should go right back to him as a high-upside WR3 after the team returns from a bye in Week 8 versus the Cleveland Browns.
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Posted 10/18/2021 5:04 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson hauled in nine of his 13 targets for 71 yards in Week 6 versus the Seattle Seahawks. He also broke loose for a 25-yard run on his only carry.
Huddle Up: Johnson has finished with exactly nine catches in three of his last four games, which will obviously make him a strong fantasy start even when the yardage numbers are slightly disappointing. The third-year pro is unquestionably Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target and should be considered a strong WR2 option when he returns from a week off against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8.
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Posted 10/18/2021 4:41 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris ran for 81 yards on 24 carries and caught six of his seven targets for 58 yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Harris may be as happy as anyone that Pittsburgh goes on its bye in Week 7 after handling at least 28 touches in consecutive weeks. The offensive line is not opening out many holes for him, but the rookie's ability to pick up yards after contact and volume are going to keep him firmly in the RB1 conversation for as long as he continues to get this much work. That will be the case again in Week 8 when the Steelers visit the Cleveland Browns.
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Posted 10/18/2021 4:18 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger finished 29-of-40 for 229 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. He also lost a fumble and lost three yards on two carries.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger made a few good throws, but it is hard to tell at this point of his career how much he is really helping the offense. His presence is good for the fantasy value of Diontae Johnson (nine catches) and Najee Harris (six) at least. Big Ben and the Steelers will get to take a week off before returning to action in Week 8 versus the Cleveland Browns. He'll be an unexciting QB2 in that matchup.
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Posted 10/16/2021 8:26 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster will miss the rest of the season because of the injury and will be a free agent after the season. James Washington will receive a bigger role in the passing game with Smith-Schuster out but can stay on the bench against most teams.
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Posted 10/15/2021 10:37 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Washington should receive a bigger role in the passing game with JuJu Smith-Schuster out for the season. He will be facing a disappointing Seattle Seahawks secondary this week and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 10:32 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Claypool has been targeted 35 times in his four games this season and has posted at least 70 yards in the last three games. He should see plenty of targets against the Seattle Seahawks and can be a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 10:28 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hip, pectoral) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has thrown for at least 250 yards in three of the five games this season but only has six touchdowns during that span. He could be a possible option in two-quarterback leagues but should be avoided in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 10:26 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster will miss the rest of the season because of the injury and should be placed on the Reserve/Injured list soon. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool will receive most of the targets in the passing game and should be starting options in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:18 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hip, pectoral) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger had one of his better games of the season last week but still has not had a great start to the 2021 season. He should only be a possible starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:15 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Washington is in line for a bigger role in the passing game with JuJu Smith-Schuster out for the season. He probably can be avoided at this point, but fantasy players may want to keep an eye on him for later in the season.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:13 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Claypool was able to play last week despite the injury and should be in uniform again this week. He is a popular target for Ben Roethlisberger and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver if he plays.
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Posted 10/13/2021 9:46 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Washington was not able to play last week but appears to have a chance to play in Week 6. He likely will see a bigger role once he returns to the lineup and can be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/13/2021 9:42 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Claypool posted his first 100-yard game this season last week and has posted 226 yards in the last two games. He will continue to see plenty of targets against the Seattle Seahawks and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/13/2021 9:41 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hip, pectoral) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger likely will be on the field later in the week and play in the Week 6 game. He performed well in the last game but should only be a possible option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 10/11/2021 4:19 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) had surgery on his shoulder Sunday, Oct. 10, and will miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: It's another huge blow to a team in a downward spiral. However, Chase Claypool has a chance to emerge as a WR1 to springboard him into such when Smith-Schuster becomes a free agent after the season. The time is now for Claypool. Diontae Johnson could see a little more love in the offense, but he's still a great WR3 and maybe a low-end WR2 on good weeks. The Steelers threw to three different tight ends in Week 5, and no one received more than six targets. Time will tell if a third receiver emerges as a clear-cut option in fantasy.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:26 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught both of his targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 27-19 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Huddle Up: It was the first time Johnson failed to see double-digit targets, but Pittsburgh was actually able to play from ahead and run the ball. He did manage to score for the third time in four games, and he will continue to be a WR2 candidate as one of the main weapons in the passing attack.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:24 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught five of his six targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in a 27-19 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Claypool returned from a hamstring injury and immediately added a spark to the Pittsburgh passing attack. Claypool offers big-play upside every week, and he could be headed for a bigger workload in the coming weeks after JuJu Smith-Schuster left with an injury.
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Posted 10/11/2021 12:23 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris rushed 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 20 yards in a 27-19 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Despite leaving late in the game with cramps, Harris had by far his best game as a runner. The rookie has enjoyed a big workload all year, and if the Steelers can keep their ground game rolling, his value will only go up.
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Posted 10/10/2021 6:49 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) will not return to the Week 5 game because of his shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Smith-Schuster's status in the next day or two. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool will receive most of the targets in the passing game if Smith-Schuster misses time, and both should be weekly starting options.
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Posted 10/08/2021 11:33 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is off to a disappointing start to the season with only 129 yards in four games. He will continue to see a decent amount of targets in the passing game but may only be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 11:31 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Claypool is on track to play after missing the last game because of the injury. He is one of the main options in the passing game for the Steelers when healthy and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 11:28 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hip, pectoral) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has struggled during the early part of the season but is in no danger of losing his starting job. He will be facing a tough Denver Broncos defense and can be avoided in all leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 10:43 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster was able to play with the injury last week and is on track to play again this week. He has been quiet during the early part of the season and may only be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 10:42 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hip, pectoral) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has played with injuries in the past and will be ready for the Week 5 game. He has struggled during the early part of the season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 10:37 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Washington was added to the injury report Thursday, so there is a chance that he may not be able to play. He has posted only 99 yards in four games this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 10:32 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Claypool appears to be making progress but still may be a game-time decision for the Week 5 game. He is a main part of the passing game when healthy and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if active.
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