Posted: 9/12/2019 5:09 pm 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: 9/08/2019 11:09 pm 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 9:08 am 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 1:08 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 5:08 am 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 6:07 am 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 2:07 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.
Posted: 6/30/2019 7:06 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is currently slotted as the team's No. 3 receiver and could move up or down the depth chart depending on the development of WRs James Washington and Diontae Johnson.
Huddle Up: At the moment, WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Eli Rogers are both ranked higher on the depth chart than Moncrief, who will be playing for his third team in as many seasons. He has been working out at all three receiver positions for the Steelers this offseason and should see a decent amount of targets in 2019, making him a possible late-round flier in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 6/30/2019 7:06 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is entering 2019 training camp as the team's most-experienced wide receiver and is drawing the praise of receivers coach Daryl Drake and others in the organization. 'One thing that he's doing right now, he's playing with a lot of confidence,' Drake said. 'And Ben has confidence in him. So we just got to continue for him to grow and continue for him to do the things that we ask him to do.'
Huddle Up: JuJu Smith-Schuster is the new No. 1 in the Steel City, but as recent seasons have shown, there is ample room for more than one productive wideout in the Steelers' offense. That makes Moncrief a late-round flier with definite upside.
Posted: 6/07/2019 7:06 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief said he has 'the potential to make a big impact' in the passing game and believes the receiving group can be 'electric' in 2019.
Huddle Up: JuJu Smith-Schuster is locked in as the No. 1 option, but the pecking order is up in the air after that. Moncrief should be in the mix for targets, and he could be worth a speculative add late in drafts while Pittsburgh's sort things out.