Pittsburgh Steelers news, rumors and injuries
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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cut into WR Markus Wheaton's workload in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, and QB Ben Roethlisberger took three "shot" plays down the field to Bryant. The team is unsettled at receiver behind WR Antonio Brown, with WRs Wheaton, Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey fighting for targets. It was the first game in which Bryant was active this year.
Fantasy Tip: Bryant had a fine showing on Monday night in his first game this year. However, the second and third options behind Brown are hard to predict right now, making them nothing more than risky flex plays based on matchups.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:00:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell became the first running back in team history to start the year with seven straight games of 100 yards of total offense. Bell ran 12 times for 57 yards and caught eight passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 win over the Houston Texans Monday, Oct. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Bell is an RB1 each and every week, especially in point-per-reception leagues, where he has excelled. The Steelers seem determined to continue to use him more in the passing game, too, which is excellent news for his owners.
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:21:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) have been ruled out for Week 7. SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 18, and has been ruled out. LB Ryan Shazier (knee) was limited and is questionable. DE Cam Heyward (ankle), Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), FS Mike Mitchell (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury related) participated fully.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:45:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17. FB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), FS Mike Mitchell (knee) and LB Ryan Shazier (knee) were limited during practice, while DE Cam Heyward (ankle) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury) fully participated in practice.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:49:43 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen will be benched in favor of CB Brice McCain in Week 7 against the Houston Texans Monday night. It's the second time in as many years that Allen has been benched for poor play. "He's still basically a young player," defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said. "He's at a difficult position. Sometimes, there are ups and downs out there. I have great confidence that he'll fight himself through this and be a very strong player."
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:16:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) have been ruled out for Week 7. RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), FS Mike Mitchell (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. DE Cam Heyward (ankle), LB Ryan Shazier (knee) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were limited.
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:11:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be accepted into a probation program in his case for marijuana possession and driving under the influence charges, according to his attorney. Bell likely would serve one year of probation and could have his arrest record expunged.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Bell will face any punishment from the NFL for his arrest, but Bell will continue to play for now. Bell has been a consistent producer for owners this season and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore at $7,400.
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