Posted: 11/04/2019 9:28 pm UTC
Former Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Moncrief was targeted 15 times in four games with the Steelers but only caught four passes for 18 yards. It is not known how the Panthers will use him in their offense, but he should be avoided in all fantasy leagues for now.
Posted: 11/02/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief was waived Saturday, Nov. 2. RB Tony Brooks-James was promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Posted: 9/22/2019 4:32 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief will be inactive for the team's Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: It appears like the Steelers will be going with the youthful trio of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and James Washington as their main receivers. Smith-Schuster is a must-start option, while Washington could be a flex option because of previous work with Mason Rudolph. Fantasy players may want to see Johnson play in a game or two before considering him for their lineups.
Posted: 9/13/2019 12:50 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) will keep playing through a dislocated finger suffered in training camp. '(QB Ben Roethlisberger's) depending on me and I've got to make plays for him, hurt finger or not,' Moncrief said. 'There's nothing you can do to a dislocated finger, especially when you're a receiver. You've just got to tough out the pain and go.'
Huddle Up: Moncrief was expected to be the Steelers' No. 2 receiver after signing a two-year, $9 million free-agent contract this offseason, but he called his own Week 1 performance "probably (his) worst game ever." He'll continue to battle James Washington for targets behind No. 1 option JuJu Smith-Schuster, but he's far from a safe weekly start.
Posted: 9/09/2019 6:43 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief caught only three of his team-high 10 targets for seven yards in Week 1 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Ben Roethlisberger seemed to suggest after the game that Moncrief wasn't to blame for his inefficient effort, although it appeared he struggled to catch the ball more than any other Pittsburgh receiver in what was a drop-filled performance by the Steelers. Roethlisberger heaped praise on Moncrief throughout the summer, so expect the latter to get a chance to redeem himself in Week 2 versus the Seattle Seahawks next week. Consider him a low-end WR3/flex play for that contest.
Posted: 8/15/2019 4:46 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) had not practiced for six straight days with a broken ring finger before returning to the field Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Moncrief is battling James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson for the Steelers' No. 2 WR role and has a little catching up to do after sitting out. Moncrie, though, remains the favorite and should be valued as a WR4 for now.
Posted: 8/08/2019 8:02 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief appears to be the frontrunner for the starting job opposite WR Juju Smith-Schuster at this point, according to beat writer Dan Graziano.
Huddle Up: The team released the first unofficial depth chart of training camp earlier in the week and Moncrief was listed among the starters, so it's not much of a surprise. At this point, Moncrief remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Posted: 8/07/2019 12:01 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is listed as the starter across from JuJu Smith-Schuster on the initial depth chart ahead of the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has been the leader for the No. 2 receiver spot throughout the offseason, and if he heads into Week 1 in the same role, he will have WR3 upside in an offense that produced two 1,200-yard receivers last season.
Posted: 7/30/2019 1:43 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) suffered an apparent finger injury on a deep ball during practice Monday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Moncrief is in the Steel City on a two-year deal looking to get back on track after a couple of down seasons, scoring-wise. He had 13 total touchdowns in two seasons in Indianapolis from 2015-16, but he tailed off with just five scores in the past two seasons with the Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has the chance to be the No. 2 receiver opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster, and as such he has the potential for career numbers if he can stay healthy. He is an intriguing middle- to late-round pick in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 7/28/2019 9:31 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief opened practice as the starting receiver across from WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Saturday, July 27.
Huddle Up: At his best, Moncrief has been a touchdown-dependent flex option, but he lands in an intriguing situation in Pittsburgh. If he hangs on to the No. 2 receiver job, he will have WR3 upside in an offense that produced a pair of 1,200-yard receivers last year.