Posted: 1/30/2021 3:13 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool finished 11th in the NFL in receiving yards on deep targets in 2020, and he drew a league-high seven pass interference penalties on deep targets.
Huddle Up: Claypool's big-play ability made him a boom-or-bust flex play as a rookie, but with JuJu Smith-Schuster's future in Pittsburgh in doubt, Claypool could make a leap in 2021.
Posted: 12/28/2020 12:32 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool went for four receptions and 54 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Claypool has multiple receptions in nine straight games, and he has been a decent PPR option in deeper fantasy leagues. The Steelers travel to meet the Browns in Week 17.
Posted: 12/22/2020 4:41 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool registered three receptions for 54 yards and eight targets in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Claypool has two or more receptions in each of his past eight outings, although he hasn't found the end zone in any of the past four contests. He remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Posted: 12/14/2020 8:04 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught three of his six targets for 15 yards in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Playing time has been an issue lately for Claypool, who was losing snaps to James Washington. That wasn't the case early in this one as Diontae Johnson was benched for most of the first half. Besides a lack of snaps, the rookie's biggest problem of late has been a lack of desire by Pittsburgh's offensive brain trust to stretch the field. Additionally, the red zone work he used to get seems to be going to Smith-Schuster now. He has a chance to hit big in Week 15 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, but his recent usage makes him little more than a WR4 for that one.
Posted: 12/12/2020 1:48 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Claypool was targeted only four times in the last game but had been targeted at least eight times in the previous five games. He should see a solid amount of targets this week and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/10/2020 9:07 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Illnesses rarely keep players out of games, so unless this is a COVID-19 issue - and there's no indication of that - Claypool should be able to go Sunday. The bigger issue for the rookie is that he is losing snaps to James Washington lately, making him more of a volatile WR3/WR4 option heading into Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.
Posted: 12/08/2020 3:22 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool caught two passes for 38 yards against the Washington Football Team in Week 13. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Claypool saw his five-game streak of at least eight targets snapped this week but should see more targets next week. He can still be considered a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/03/2020 12:37 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool had a pedestrian 52 yards while catching six of nine targets against the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, Dec. 2. He made one 22-yard catch.
Huddle Up: It was the second-highest yardage total of any Steelers pass-catcher. He should remain in all lineups as a weekly WR2 independent of the matchup.
Posted: 11/23/2020 3:17 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool went for four receptions, 59 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Claypool is back at it again. After a hiccup against Tennessee in late October, Claypool has registered at least four receptions, at least 52 yards in each of his past four games while posting four total scores. He will face the Ravens in Week 12 on Thanksgiving night. Claypool had five grabs for 42 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting in Baltimore.
Posted: 11/16/2020 8:44 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool logged four catches for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: With two more TDs on Sunday, the rookie now has nine touchdowns on the season. While he's not as refined or reliable on a week-to-week basis as Smith-Schuster or Johnson, Claypool absolutely has to stay in your lineup just based on his upside and ability to put the ball in the end zone.