Pittsburgh Steelers news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:32:23 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger indicated that he was considering retirement this offseason, but most people believe that he will return for at least one more season. He struggled during the playoffs but posted solid numbers during the regular season. Roethlisberger can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season because of the weapons he has in the passing game.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:31:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) still has not decided whether he will undergo groin surgery and will need to make a decision in the near future. Bell recently had a second opinion on his groin injury.
Fantasy Tip: Earlier reports indicated that Bell is not expected to need surgery, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Bell probably would not be on the field until training camp if he needs surgery but likely would be ready for the 2017 season. Bell should be a first round pick in all leagues if he is healthy and could be an option for the first overall pick.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:15:51 -0800
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:44:35 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant could be reinstated in as soon as two weeks "if the [NFL] does not drag its feet", according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. Bryant applied for reinstatement in January after serving a one-year suspension for his second violation of failing drug tests.
Fantasy Tip: Bryant has the size, speed and talent to be a successful professional wide receiver. His off-field issues remain a big concern, however. Even if/when Bryant is reinstated, it could take some time before he becomes fully acclimated again to the NFL. Drafting him as a mid- to late-round option is ideal, but be prepared to stash him.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:35:14 -0800
Fantasy Tip: One can understand the lack of excitement in the possibility of bringing back Wheaton. He only played in three games in what was supposed to be a breakout year. He's only worth a late-round flier wherever he lands.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:28:05 -0800
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Morris Claiborne and Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick could be options for the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:07:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Brown will continue to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and should be a first-round option in all fantasy leagues.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:55:07 -0800
Fantasy Tip: There's no denying Brown's elite status. He should arguably be the first receiver taken in fantasy drafts, and possibly the first player. He has back-to-back seasons of at least 100 catches, so give him added value in PPR formats.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:36:40 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Brown deserves to be the highest paid receiver in the NFL because he's the best all-around receiver in the NFL. Not only that, he's the best receiver for fantasy football. Brown is an early-first round consideration once again this year, with added value in PPR leagues.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:17:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given the exclusive franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams. The tag will earn Bell at least $12 million for 2017.
Fantasy Tip: As has been stated previously, Bell should be one of the first players taken in fantasy drafts in 2017 as long as he is healthy. The Steelers could rely on him even more if they feel Ben Roethlisberger is regressing.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:01:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: No surprise here. Bell could end up being a Steeler for the remainder of his career. He's one of the most skilled running backs in football and should be one of the first running backs, and players, taken in fantasy drafts this year.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:11:03 -0800
Fantasy Tip: There's no way the Steelers are going to let their star running back leave Pittsburgh. Look for Bell to play this year under the tag while both sides hammer out a long-term deal. Bell should be one of the first three to five players taken in fantasy drafts as long as he's healthy.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:29:54 -0800
Fantasy Tip: AB is one of the best players in fantasy, and that shouldn't change with the security of a big contract. He'll be a name to ponder early in the first round.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:26:40 -0800
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