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Steelers | Big Ben, Heath Miller back at practice

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) both returned to a full practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after taking the day off Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard not to like Roethlisberger ($7,700) after last week's performance and the overall year he's having. Miller ($4,500), on the other hand, is a tight end to avoid this weekend. The Chiefs have limited opposing tight ends to just 2.55 fantasy points per game in the last four weeks.

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Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:11:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: We'd be pretty surprised if Wheaton ($3,000) missed the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. KC has held their own against wide receivers this year, which makes Wheaton a true boom or bust candidate at FantasyScore in Week 16.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:06:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) was limited, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) practiced in full.

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Steelers | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:59:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay (non-injury), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (groin), SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) were limited during practice, while OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB James Harrison (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Heath Miller sits out

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:56:23 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Miller has been a bit inconsistent in terms of his production this season, so he is not the best option for fantasy owners. Miller costs $4,500 on FantasyScore, but owners should be able to find a better option.

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Steelers | Ben Roethliberger does not practice

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:47:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last three games and has thrown five touchdowns in that span. Roethlisberger costs $7,700 on FantasyScore but may not be the best option, because he is facing an above average Kansas City Chiefs defense this week.

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Steelers | Ronald Patrick signs

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:46:38 -0800

Free-agent C Ronald Patrick (Cowboys) was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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Steelers | Three players expected to return

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:41:39 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee), CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) and OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) are all expected to return in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Steelers | Mike Mitchell suffered groin injury

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:12:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Steelers | Roethlisberger, OC clicking

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:20:09 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are working very well together this season. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Haley gave Roethlisberger the freedom to decide between two different plays. The fact that Haley didn't insist on a run with just one yard to gain shows how well the relationship between the coordinator and QB is going. Roethlisberger was 12-for-14 for 191 yards on plays in which the Falcons rushed at least five defenders, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Fantasy Tip: That's two straight solid performances for Big Ben. He'll face a Kansas City Chiefs defense in Week 16 that has been pretty solid against opposing quarterbacks this year, though, so it may be tough for him to return handsomely on your investment at FantasyScore.

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Steelers | Marcus Gilbert to return this week

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:59:43 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle, knee) is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs. OT Mike X. Adams has played right tackle in place of Gilbert in his absence.

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Steelers | Ryan Shazier, Cam Thomas seeing less time

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:34:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Vince Williams and Sean Spence continue to play ahead of rookie LB Ryan Shazier, who played for the first time in Week 15 since suffering a high ankle sprain in November. DE Daniel McCullers even played more snaps (six) than Shazier (four) against the Atlanta Falcons. Also, DE Stephen Tuitt has clearly replaced DE Cam Thomas in the starting lineup.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell holds team record

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:33:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has 2,043 total yards this season, eclipsing the team record of 2,034 previously held by former RB Barry Foster.

Fantasy Tip: Bell finished with 20 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns, while adding five receptions for 72 yards on seven targets. He continues to be a fantasy force, even when he doesn't have his best day yardage-wise. The idea of Bell being the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy for 2015 is quickly gaining traction.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown sets franchise record

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:09:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown hauled in 10 receptions for 123 yards in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. He set a franchise record for catches in a season with 115, eclipsing the previous mark set by Hines Ward back in 2002 (112).

Fantasy Tip: Brown continues to post ridiculous numbers week in and week out. In FantasyScore he comes with a hefty price tag, but rarely does he have a poor week.

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Steelers | Matt Spaeth suffers injury

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:14:04 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 15 but is considered probable to return.

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