Pittsburgh Steelers news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:59:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) said Friday, July 29, an MRI on his right shoulder showed his injury is fully healed. "(The doctors) were really happy, because they felt like the muscle around it had built up and it looked really good," Roethlisberger said.
Fantasy Tip: Even with the suspensions looming for Pittsburgh's offense, Roethlisberger should still be a QB1 in 2016.
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Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will have a golden opportunity to carve out a big role in the offense, especially if Sammie Coates is slow to develop. Consider Wheaton a WR4 with intriguing upside.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:32:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bell is coming off a knee injury and likely will miss the first four games of the season but appears to be healthy. Bell's fantasy value will take a hit because of the suspension but he should still be considered a No. 1 running back in most leagues.
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Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has been cleared to participate in training camp. Bell is less than nine months removed from tearing his posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. "I'm going to do as much as coach Tomlin lets me do," Bell said. "I'm confident where I am right now. I felt if we had a game tomorrow, I'd be able to play."
Fantasy Tip: It's good that Bell is feeling healthy and ready for the season, but off-field issues have obviously interfered. He is facing a four-game suspension, but should still be considered as a low-end RB1 in the late-first or early-second round.
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Fantasy Tip: A successful appeal seems unlikely for Bell, but we won't officially know until mid-August. It's best to plan to go without him for the first four games of the season. DeAngelo Williams is one of the better running back handcuffs to draft this year as he is capable of providing four quality starts in addition to the playing time he'll have behind Bell. Bell should still be taken as a low-end RB1 in PPR leagues, while Williams is more of a mid-round option.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:06:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Green is recovering from offseason surgery, so it is not known when he will be able to practice again. He should be an important part of the passing game this season and probably will be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end if he is healthy.
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Fantasy Tip: James will receive more playing time in 2016 and should be a target in the red zone. He probably will not be selected during fantasy drafts but he could be a waiver wire option if he starts catching touchdowns.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:03:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has vowed not to miss any games due to suspension for reportedly missing several drug tests, but no sources with knowledge of the situation believe he has a strong chance to win the appeal. As such, RB DeAngelo Williams would be in line to carry the load until Bell returns.
Fantasy Tip: He is still worth drafting as an RB1, but you'll obviously either need to draft DeAngelo Williams early or have plenty of depth on hand to fill the void in the first four games if his suspension is indeed upheld. Bell is a top-notch option when he is on the field.
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