Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC North | 4-7-0
Avg PTS
17.64
Rank: 28th
Avg Yds
332
Rank: 26th
Avg PYds
218.36
Rank: 24th
Avg RYds
113.64
Rank: 20th
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Posted 11/29/2022 5:18 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Benny Snell Jr. posted 12 rushes for a team-best 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts, stepping up his play once RB Najee Harris exited with an abdominal injury. Snell also absorbed his only target for a 6-yard reception.
Huddle Up: Snell is a player to watch off the waiver wire for those in deeper fantasy leagues in case Harris is forced to miss any time. We'll likely know a lot more in the middle of the week once practice resumes.
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Posted 11/29/2022 4:08 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (abdominal) suffered an abdominal injury in the first half of the Week 12 game against the Indianapolis Colts and he will not return. He had 10 rushes for 35 yards and a touchdown while he absorbed his lone target for a 4-yard catch before departing.
Huddle Up: With Harris done for the evening, head coach Mike Tomlin will have to rely upon a combination of Anthony McFarland Jr. and Benny Snell Jr. for the rest of the way. If Harris is forced to miss time, those would be the two tailbacks to target for fantasy purposes going forward.
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Posted 11/26/2022 8:54 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren (hamstring) did not practice all week and was ruled out for Week 12 on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Warren wasn't a viable starting option anyway now that Najee Harris has shown signs of life recently. Benny Snell will serve as Harris' backup with Warren sidelined.
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Posted 11/25/2022 12:36 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren (hamstring) did not practice for the second straight day on Thursday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Warren exited the Week 11 game after just three snaps, and while head coach Mike Tomlin suggested he was 50/50 to play in Week 12, it appears he's even on the wrong side of that. Warren looked like he might wedge his way into the starting role over Najee Harris a few weeks back, but that didn't come to fruition and Harris finally showed signs of life in Week 11 with his best showing of 2022. With his momentum curbed for now, Warren is nothing more than a handcuff to Harris, but he should be rostered in dynasty formats after showing promise this season.
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Posted 11/22/2022 7:28 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren (hamstring) is not dealing with a significant hamstring injury, but his availability against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 is "questionable" as of Tuesday, Nov. 22, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Warren played only three offensive snaps in Week 11 before sitting the rest of the day with his hamstring issue. The extra playing time allowed Najee Harris to enjoy his best fantasy performance of the year by far. Harris has looked more like the rookie version of himself since the team's Week 8 bye, so it is possible this injury clears the way for him to return to more of a featured role moving forward. Unless the injury is deemed very minor, fantasy managers should prepare for Warren to sit in Week 12.
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Posted 11/21/2022 4:24 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth caught eight of his 12 targets for 79 yards in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Freiermuth has been targeted at least seven times in four straight games, topping 50 receiving yards three times in that stretch. He has become a weekly TE1 option.
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Posted 11/21/2022 4:14 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris rushed 20 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 26 yards in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Harris has delivered two straight solid outings, and he may finally be rounding into form after a frustratingly slow start to the year.
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Posted 11/20/2022 11:54 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 11 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Warren has been involved in the offense over the last few weeks, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye out for an update. Najee Harris will receive most of the work at running back if Warren misses time and is a weekly starting option.
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Posted 11/18/2022 11:21 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) practiced in full for the third straight day on Friday, Nov. 18, and carries no designation going into Week 11.
Huddle Up: There was a report prior to the Week 10 game that Jaylen Warren would get more looks, but Harris still controlled the backfield, tallying 20 carries for 99 yards. Even still, Harris is in the midst of a terrible season and now faces a Cincinnati Bengals defense giving up the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs. He's a shaky flex option for Week 11.
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Posted 11/17/2022 11:23 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: Harris should be able to handle his normal workload and was able to find success last week. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/16/2022 11:11 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Harris is dealing with a minor injury but should be able to handle his normal workload in Week 11. He is coming off one of his better games of the season and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option.
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Posted 11/15/2022 7:55 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) is expected to play in Week 11 despite dealing with knee discomfort, according to comments made by head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: Harris is coming off his best day on the ground this season (99 yards), so he obviously was not overly hindered by the knee in Week 10. The second-year back should be expected to assume his usual heavy workload in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, although it is possible Jaylen Warren gets a bit more work if the knee flares up during the game.
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Posted 11/09/2022 3:32 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren is expected to get more touches moving forward but RB Najee Harris will not be benched, per source on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: This has been building for weeks now, as Warren is averaging two yards per carry more than Harris and has looked like the better back in limited opportunities. While Warren becomes a player to add if available, the fact that Harris will still be involved at least somewhat makes it a messy situation for fantasy owners. Warren should be rostered but neither he nor Harris should be in lineups.
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Posted 11/08/2022 7:33 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth's skill set is "redundant to what (Chase) Claypool was doing," according to head coach Mike Tomlin, who suggested that the team's passing game is unlikely to change much with Claypool.
Huddle Up: Claypool averaged a shade over six targets in eight games with the Steelers before he was traded to the Chicago Bears at the deadline. His average depth of target over that time was 9.5 yards, so there is some truth to what Tomlin is saying. It is entirely possible Freiermuth, Diontae Johnson and George Pickens all see a couple more targets each game moving forward. While Johnson and Pickens could be set up for a slight boost if that is the case, Freiermuth would be pushing 10 targets per game - elite volume for a tight end.
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Posted 10/29/2022 4:53 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steleers PK Chris Boswell (groin) was downgraded from questionable to out for Week 8 on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Boswell, who has been a top-12 option at the position in 2022, was a new addition to the injury report on Friday. Pittsburgh doesn't have another kicker on its roster but whoever is brought in last-second isn't a suggested lineup option for Week 8.
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Posted 10/28/2022 10:45 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Oct. 28, and was removed from the injury report.
Huddle Up: Freiermuth has remained a steady contributor no matter who is under center in Pittsburgh. He's a borderline TE1 entering Week 8.
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Posted 10/27/2022 6:54 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (ankle) was upgraded to a full practice Thursday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Not that there was much concern about him not playing in Week 8, but Freiermuth should be in line for his usual allotment of snaps against the Philadelphia Eagles. While the matchup is not a great one, Freiermuth has been one of Kenny Pickett's favorite targets so far. Given the state of the tight end position in fantasy, he is a strong TE1 option and should remain so moving forward.
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Posted 10/21/2022 10:29 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Pickett has been cleared by the doctors to play and may be facing a depleted Miami Dolphins secondary in Week 7. He should be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but can be avoided in most standard leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2022 10:26 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Freiermuth has been a reliable option in the passing game for the Steelers this season and should see a good amount of targets this week. He can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2022 2:56 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (concussion) cleared concussion protocols and will play in Week 7.
Huddle Up: He'll be a mid-to-low-end TE1 in fantasy against the Miami Dolphins.
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Posted 10/21/2022 2:47 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) cleared concussion protocols and will play in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Good news for him, but that doesn't mean he should be in your fantasy lineups outside of two-QB leagues.
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Posted 10/19/2022 11:28 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Freirmuth still needs to pass his concussion tests but appears to be on track to play in Week 7. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues if active.
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Posted 10/19/2022 11:25 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Pickett will be the starting quarterback if he is cleared to play, so fantasy players should check on his status later in the week. He probably can be avoided in most leagues even if he is active for the game.
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Posted 10/18/2022 5:42 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) was placed in the league's concussion protocol Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Pickett is obviously in a race against time to be cleared in time for Week 7 versus the Miami Dolphins. Mitch Trubisky would be in line to make another start if Pickett can't. Making matters more difficult for fantasy managers is that Pittsburgh plays on Sunday night. While the majority of managers will not have to sweat over the identity of the Steelers' starting quarterback, it does affect which Pittsburgh pass-catcher is the best play of the group. Trubisky has leaned on Diontae Johnson so far, while Pickett has seemingly favored rookie George Pickens a bit more.
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Posted 10/16/2022 7:50 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 6 game and has been ruled out.
Huddle Up: Pickett will need to be cleared by doctors before he is able to play again, so fantasy players can monitor his progress during the upcoming week. Players probably should avoid the Steelers quarterback situation at this time.
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