Pittsburgh Steelers news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:29:36 -0800
Fantasy Tip: You, too, should keep track of Miller's status throughout the week. If Miller ($4,100, 8.2% of cap isn't able to take the field this weekend, Jesse James ($1,700, 3.4%) and Matt Spaeth ($1,700, 3.4%) would see more playing time. They're too unpredictable to rely on for FantasyScore purposes, though.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:13:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton's breakout in Week 12 was more than likely a result of the matchups the Steelers were given, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said that Wheaton and WR Martavis Bryant had more opportunities since Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was covering WR Antonio Brown. Tomlin also said not to make too much of Wheaton's career day.
Fantasy Tip: Essentially, Tomlin is saying don't anticipate a big end of the season from Wheaton. Of course, Wheaton is still worth a pickup if he's available in your league, but Brown and Bryant are still Pittsburgh's top-two receivers; Wheaton basically just took over Brown's role for one game.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:23:35 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Big Ben ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) has a midrange matchup against the Indianapolis Colts this week. He'll be an option among the elite tier on FantasyScore if he's cleared.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:11:48 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Big Ben ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) said earlier Tuesday that he's healthy. He has a midrange matchup against the Indianapolis Colts this week. He'll be an option among the elite tier on FantasyScore if he's cleared.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:09:08 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (head) said he does not have a concussion and expects to practice Wednesday, Dec. 2, and play in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts. Meanwhile, the NFL and the Players Association are investigating the circumstances surrounding Roethlisberger sustaining a concussion in Week 12, according to sources. Roethlisberger played nine snaps after a hit to his head but was removed from the game later when he told doctors he was "having some vision problems," and he said that he still has a migraine.
Fantasy Tip: Keep a close eye on Big Ben this week, but as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in practice, he should be good to go against the Colts. Indy represents a top-10 fantasy matchup for quarterbacks, so Roethlisberger should be a pretty safe daily play if he's fully healthy.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:16:16 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Big Ben ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) has a midrange matchup against the Indianapolis Colts this week. He'll be an option among the elite tier on FantasyScore.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:31:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is expected to be cleared in concussion protocol, according to a source Sunday, Nov. 29. Roethlisberger does not have a concussion.
Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger sounds like he'll be ready to go in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts, a team which is ranked 27th in the NFL by allowing 272.8 yards per game through the air with 20 touchdowns allowed.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:49:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Williams had a busy day even though he was stacked up in the run game, he still found a way to post sold fantasy numbers.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:48:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Brown was blanketed by Richard Sherman, so he was unable to get in on the offensive parade. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards, but a majority of the yardage went to Markus Wheaton, not Brown.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:48:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bryant found plenty of open spaces, along with Markus Wheaton, as the Seahawks matched up Richard Sherman on Antonio Brown to limit the star receiver's effectiveness. The loss of Brown and his fantasy owners was the gain of Bryant and Wheaton and their owners.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:47:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wheaton was the beneficiary of tight covered by Richard Sherman on Antonio Brown. It opened up plenty of room for Wheaton and Martavis Bryant.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:46:44 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks with two minutes left in the game and was taken to the locker room due to the concussion protocol.
Fantasy Tip: Before departing Roethlisberger racked up 36 completions on 55 attempts for 456 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing five times for 18 yards. If he is forced to miss time again it would be Landry Jones starting in his absence.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:13:05 -0800
Fantasy Tip: If Miller is sidelined going forward it would be Jesse James seeing more targets. James hauled in a two-point conversion reception once Miller was out.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:47:30 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (undisclosed) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter due to an undisclosed injury. He took a hit to the head, and the announcers speculated he could be having his head checked. QB Landry Jones took over with two minutes to go and the team down nine.
Fantasy Tip: If Roethlisberger is sidelined again it would be Landry Jones starting in Week 13, but it's too early to tell what is wrong with Big Ben this week.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:19:42 -0800
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