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Steelers | Devaunte Sigler also goes to PUP list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:39:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DL Devaunte Sigler (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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Steelers | Shakim Phillips goes to PUP list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:40:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Shakim Phillips (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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Steelers | Date set for Le'Veon Bell's appeal

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:34:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's appeal for his four-game suspension is tentatively set for mid-August, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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.

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Steelers | Ladarius Green placed on PUP list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:06:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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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Steelers | David DeCastro not close to extension

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:25:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro said there has not been any progress in contract extension talks with the Steelers at this point.

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Steelers | Jesse James, Bud Dupree drop weight

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:10:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James and LB Bud Dupree have each lost around 20 pounds this offseason. Dupree weighed 275 pounds last season but currently weighs 254 pounds.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly


Steelers | Little chance Le'Veon Bell wins appeal

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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Steelers | Antonio Brown won't hold out

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:19:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will report to training camp Thursday, July 28, despite displeasure with this contract. Brown is hopeful his contract situation will be addressed before the start of the season. He has $6.25 million and $8.71 million salaries the next two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Brown's 2015 was absurd with 136 catches for 1,834 yards and 10 scores. He's arguably the top player in all of fantasy and should be one of the first picks in PPR formats.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell: 'I won't miss games'

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:54:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, said "I'm not going to miss games, trust me." "I'm gonna win the appeal...ppl have no idea what happened, but don't worry...let em hate," Bell wrote directly to a fan. "When I end up missin no games at all, ppl for sure gonna try to love me again and I'm only ridin with my LOYAL fans!!"

Fantasy Tip: Bell is rather optimistic about his chances, that's for sure. There's a good chance he won't win the suspension, though, so a player that would've been a surefire top-five pick in point-per-reception leagues now becomes more of a midrange RB1. DeAngelo Williams finds himself in a similar spot replacing Bell, and he put up great numbers in 2016 in a leading role. But draft Williams as more of an RB3/flex type with more value to open up the season.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win appeal

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:27:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to have a successful appeal for his pending four-game suspension due to the NFL's stringent policies. The results of the appeal are expected before the regular season starts. Additionally, Bell missed several drug tests resulting in the suspension, as opposed to the originally reported one missed test, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Bell will be missing the first four games of the 2016 season, paving the way for DeAngelo Williams to start in his place once again. Williams' fantasy value brings him up a few rounds, and he will be one of the top running back handcuffs, assuming Bell is suspended. Bell should still be considered a low-end RB1 option, while Williams is now worth a look as low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may face suspension

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:53:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policy because of a missed test, according to sources. The appeals process is underway, and no announcement has been made. No date for Bell's appeal has been set, but it's expected to be heard before the start of the regular season. If it's not overturned, he would miss the first four games of the season.

Fantasy Tip: It's important to note that this was because he missed a test, and it wasn't the result of a failed test. However, there is very little history of these things being overturned. Bell is coming off of torn ligaments in his knee, and the possibility of him missing a quarter of the season sparks a descent into the low-end RB1 mix. If the suspension is overturned, Bell is in the mix for the top back in PPR leagues. DeAngelo Williams was expected to remain involved with a healthy Bell, and the Steelers have two good matchups of the first four games. The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins were 32nd and 26th, respectively, in rushing yards allowed last season. They'll have two tough matchups against the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, though. Williams will serve as a high-end RB3 in drafts, but he'll likely be reduced to an RB4 or a handcuff when Bell hits the field. Fitzgerald Toussaint is slated to back up Williams if Bell is absent. He could be worth a final-round flyer for depth.

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Steelers | Mandel Dixon signs with Steelers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:19:00 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed TE Mandel Dixon to an undisclosed deal Thursday, July 21.

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Steelers | Matt Spaeth released by Steelers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:55:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) was released with a failed physical designation Thursday, July 21. "Matt never fully recovered from knee surgery that occurred this past offseason, and he will not be ready to return to football activities at this time," general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement released by the team.

Fantasy Tip: Spaeth was more known for his blocking skills than receiving talents in Pittsburgh, and he had just six catches in the last three seasons combined for them. No matter where he lands, he won't have any fantasy value to speak of.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling


Steelers | DeAngelo Williams feeling great

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:43:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) said he has recovered from the foot injury he suffered last season and is in the best shape he has been in his life.

Fantasy Tip: Williams is coming off a terrific 2015 season and should receive decent playing time as a No. 2 running back this season. He should be selected in the middle to late rounds of most fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly


Steelers | Sean Davis has chance to start

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:53:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis performed well during offseason workouts and should have a good chance to win the starting strong safety job during training camp. Davis will have to compete with FS Robert Golden and SS Shamarko Thomas for the job.

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Allen Will SS
Anderson Kevin X. LB
Ayers DeMarcus WR
Bell Le'Veon RB
Benford Tim WR
Berry Jordan P
Blakeney Issac WR
Boswell Chris PK
Brown Antonio WR
Brown-Dukes Brandon RB
Bryant Martavis WR
Burns Artie CB
Chickillo Anthony LB
Coale Danny WR
Coates Sammie WR
Cockrell Ross CB
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Davis Sean SS
DeCastro David OG
Dixon Mandel TE
Dupree Bud LB
Feeney Travis LB
Feiler Matt OT
Finney B.J. C
Fort L.J. LB
Foster Ramon OG
Garner Montell CB
Gay William CB
Geathers Clifton DL
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Golson Senquez CB
Gradkowski Bruce QB
Grant Doran CB
Green Ladarius TE
Grimble Xavier TE
Hagen Jacob FS
Hargrave Javon DL
Harris Ryan OT
Harrison James LB
Hawkins Jerald OT
Heyward Cameron DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hubbard Chris OG
James Jesse TE
Johnson Brandon L. RB
Johnson David B. TE
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Steven LB
Jones Jarvis LB
Jones Landry QB
Lang Paul TE
Legursky Doug OG
Lewis Isaiah S
Lyons Caushaud DL
Manhart Cole OG
Matakevich Tyler LB
Mathews Ricardo DL
Maxey Johnny DL
McCullers Daniel DL
Mihalik Brian DL
Mitchell Mike FS
Moats Arthur LB
Monday Will P
Murphy Tyler WR
Newberry Giorgio DL
Nix Roosevelt FB
Norwood Levi WR
Palmer Michael TE
Phillips Shakim WR
Philon Roy DL
Pouncey Maurkice C
Reilly Mike Z. LB
Richardson Daryl RB
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Rogers Eli WR
Schooley Quinton OL
Severin Canaan WR
Shabazz Al-Hajj CB
Shazier Ryan LB
Sigler Devaunte DL
Smith Devin X. CB
Stingily Cameron RB
Thomas Shamarko SS
Timmons Lawrence LB
Toussaint Fitzgerald RB
Tucker Markus WR
Tuitt Stephon DL
Vaughan Dustin QB
Ventrone Ross CB
Villanueva Alejandro OL
Vinopal Ray DB
Wallace Cody C
Walton L.T. DE
Warren Greg LB
Washington Donald CB
Wheaton Markus WR
Williams DeAngelo RB
Williams Vince LB

Butler Keith DC
Colbert Kevin GM
Fichtner Randy AC
Giemont Garrett AC
Haley Todd OC
Hunt Brandon TO
Khan Omar TO
Kugler Sean AC
Lake Carnell AC
Mann Richard AC
Mitchell John AC
Munchak Mike AC
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Porter Joey AC
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Smith Danny AC
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