Posted: 10/26/2020 12:54 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Chase Claypool posted just one reception for minus-2 yards on his only target and he fumbled in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Claypool had totals five touchdowns across his past two games with 197 total scrimmage yards on 16 touches, but he was nowhere to be found in this one.
Posted: 10/19/2020 1:53 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught all four of his targets for a team-high 74 yards and rushed twice for seven yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.
Huddle Up: After his four-touchdown performance in Week 5, Claypool led the team in receiving for the second straight game and added his second rushing score of the year. The rookie's big-play ability and growing role make him a high-upside flex option ahead of a Week 7 meeting with the Bengals.
Posted: 10/12/2020 2:23 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught seven of his 11 targets for 110 yards and three touchdowns and rushed three times for six yards and another score in a 38-29 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Claypool entered the game with nine targets on the year, but he erupted after Diontae Johnson left with a back injury. Regardless of Johnson's status moving forward, Claypool is probably worth scooping up after his performance in Week 5.
Posted: 9/21/2020 8:06 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught all three of his targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Claypool left his mark on the game midway through the second quarter when he ran past Denver's secondary on a go route and took it 84 yards for the score. The second-round rookie also flashed in his NFL debut last week, showing impeccable control on a 28-yard grab along the sideline. Claypool is making the most of his opportunities (he's caught all five of his targets) and needs to be seriously considered as a high-upside option in favorable matchups. He could easily strike again in Week 3 versus the Houston Texans.
Posted: 9/10/2020 6:15 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool 'is going to be involved more, earlier then you'd expect because he came (into camp) in good shape and his mind and body haven't failed him,' according to offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner.
Posted: 8/18/2020 5:12 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool has made 'a couple plays' against CB Joe Haden in training camp that has left the veteran cornerback believing the rookie will 'be a problem' for opponents down the road.
'He's had a couple plays against me this camp. I've lined up against him often. He's a big, fast receiver who's able to adjust to the ball in the air. He hasn't shown me anything too bad. . . . As long as he keeps healthy, I think he's going to be a problem,' Haden told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Huddle Up: Claypool is an interesting fantasy asset in that he has all the size and speed anyone could ask for in a receiver, but he lacks much in the way of shiftiness and wasn't overly consistent in college. However, the Steelers have shown an ability to find and develop talent at receiver multiple times throughout the years. It is entirely possible Claypool ends up overtaking James Washington at some point this season and evolves into what the team hoped it had with Martavis Bryant a few years ago.
Posted: 7/24/2020 5:38 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool has signed his rookie contract, the team announced Friday, July 24. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Posted: 5/03/2020 12:48 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool should 'work his way quickly' into the starting lineup as an outside receiver, according to Ed Bouchette of The Athletic
Huddle Up: Claypool has the size and speed to develop into a big-play threat and a weapon in the red zone. If Ben Roethlisberger can stay healthy, the rookie could deliver some useful performances. He's worth a a flier in the later rounds of standard drafts, and he's a must-own player in dynasty leagues.
Posted: 4/28/2020 7:53 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool is expected to primarily line up outside, according to offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, but the 6-foot-4 receiver can also play in the slot.
Huddle Up: Claypool's size and speed are expected to allow him to serve many roles for the Steelers. He'll help a 32nd-ranked red-zone offense from 2019 and he'll take some defensive attention off of WR JuJu Smith-Schuster as the No. 2 option. Claypool's versatility can also help allow Smith-Schuster to move around the field a bit more and get some more looks out of the slot.