Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 11/16/17 8:19am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is the eighth player since 1950 to have 250 or more touches in the first nine games of a season.
Huddle Up: You likely know the horror stories of running backs' usage rates and the long-term effects, but that's only a factor in dynasty formats. Bell only has five touchdowns this year, and that's what is keeping him from being the top back in fantasy. He has a tough matchup with the Tennessee Titans this week, but he's one of the best assets to have the rest of the way.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 11/16/17 8:59pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 30 of his 45 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns and rushed once for 10 yards in a 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has been mired in a stretch of mediocrity, and this was the first time he has thrown more than two touchdowns all season and just the fourth time he has thrown zero interceptions. Despite the big performance, he should only be viewed as a streaming option against friendly matchups.
Antonio Brown - WRPosted 11/16/17 9:02pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns during the team's 40-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: This was the best the Steelers looked offensively all season, and Brown was the centerpiece of their attack. It was Brown's fourth game of at least 10 receptions on the year, and his fifth 100-plus-yard performance (first since Week 6). His touchdowns were the best part as he matched his previous year-to-date total while outclassing the Titans secondary. Brown remains a must-start every week.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 11/16/17 9:16pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 12 times for 46 yards and caught nine passes (on 11 targets) for 57 yards in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Facing a Titans defense that came in ranked sixth against the run, the Steelers put the game on Big Ben with Roethlisberger throwing 45 passes to Bell's 12 carries. The result was Bell's second-lowest rushing total of the year -- he did have an apparent touchdown overturned on replay -- though he still topped 100 total yards for the fifth time in seven games. He's a strong RB1 week in and week out.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 11/16/17 9:37pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster finished with four catches and 47 receiving yards during the team's Week 11 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Coming on the heels of two big games Smith-Schuster faded into the background as Antonio Brown put up huge numbers Thursday night. It's disappointing for Smith-Schuster owners, but those are the realities of the position, and the rookie remains an intriguing WR3 moving forward.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 11/16/17 9:56pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was targeted four times, catching two passes for 30 yards against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Few teams don't have the option to minimize a player with Bryant's upside, but with Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the outside the Steelers are one of them. Minus an injury to one of those two it doesn't seem like Bryant will have much of an on-the-field impact this season.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 11/15/17 3:17pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 15, and he is off the injury report heading into Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Big Ben will be facing a Tennessee pass defense ranking 19th in the NFL, allowing 236.4 yards per game with 17 touchdowns allowed through the air across nine games.
Vance McDonald - TEPosted 11/15/17 3:15pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, and he is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: McDonald is the top tight end option in Pittsburgh and he could be worth a look as a low-end TE1 against a Titans pass defense ranking 19th in the NFL.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 11/13/17 2:01pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 13. The Steelers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has been a disappointing option for owners in 2017 and only has 12 touchdowns in nine games. He has been playing a little better lately but probably should only be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 11/7/17 7:04am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant practiced with the first-team offense Monday, Nov. 6, and he anticipates playing in Week 10.
Huddle Up: The Indianapolis Colts present a good matchup, and if Bryant is set to play, he's a flex option.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/31/17 12:05pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will not be traded before the deadline Tuesday, Oct. 31, and will report back to practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: The disgruntled Bryant will supposedly be more involved in the Steelers' game plan going forward, but we'll believe it when we see it. JuJu Smith-Schuster broke out in Bryant's absence last week and appears to have officially supplanted Bryant as Pittsburgh's No. 2 wide receiver. Don't start Bryant until he gets back on track and starts producing consistently.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/29/17 8:55pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 25 times for 76 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for five yards in a 20-15 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Bell didn't have his most efficient game running and didn't catch many passes, but it is a testament to his high floor when 81 yards from scrimmage and a score constitute a down game.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/29/17 8:50pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster caught seven passes on 10 targets for 193 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown, in a 20-15 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 8.
Huddle Up: With Martavis Bryant inactive, Smith-Schuster more than seized the opportunity. The rookie should have a decent role in the passing attack going forward, but after such a monster performance, it could be a good time to shop him for a more proven option.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/27/17 12:28pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster appears to be the No. 2 receiver for the Steelers but has been targeted only six times over the last two games. He can be a flex option in some deeper leagues, but owners can bench him if they have better options available.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/26/17 2:17pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster has a great opportunity this week to prove to the Steelers that he deserves to be their permanent No. 2 wide receiver. Martavis Bryant will be sidelined which gives Smith-Schuster a chance to really break out. He hasn't seen a ton of volume this year, but he deserves a look as at least a flex.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/25/17 12:47pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was demoted to the scout team Wednesday, Oct. 25, and will not be active for Week 8.
Huddle Up: The Steelers are clearly sending a message to their maligned receiver. He wasn't startable anyway after managing 18 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown in seven games this season. JuJu Smith-Schuster now serves as a flex as the Steelers' obvious No. 2 receiver.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/25/17 3:15pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster was in the concussion protocol after the Week 7 game, but apparently he is good to go. He is working as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown and he has emerged as a useful WR4 or flex player across most fantasy formats.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/23/17 10:38am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.
Huddle Up: According to one of his teammates, Bryant 'called in sick.' This appears to be further proof Bryant is trying to force his way out of Pittsburgh after touching the ball twice and logging 36-of-69 snaps in Week 7. A suspension seems likely and a trade in the near future cannot be ruled out, but the one certainly is this may just be the push some owners needed to keep Bryant out of their lineup moving forward.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/23/17 11:16am ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to discipline or trade WR Martavis Bryant after he did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: It sure appears as if Bryant is trying to force his way out of Pittsburgh, as he has reportedly demanded to be traded multiple times and went so far as to rip rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster on social media. As if it wasn't already becoming apparent, Bryant should be benched in all leagues for the foreseeable future and can probably be dropped in shallow leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/22/17 8:50pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant posted one grab for three yards on two targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he ran once for two yards.
Huddle Up: Bryant has been passed by rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster on the depth chart and he has expressed his unhappiness with his role in recent weeks. A change of scenery might do him some good, but for now his fantasy appeal is nil.
Vance McDonald - TEPosted 10/22/17 8:48pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald posted two receptions for 37 yards on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: McDonald appears to be getting a lot more comfortable in the system after coming over from San Francisco right before the regular season opener, and Ben Roethlisberger is trusting him more and more. The tight end is usually a big part of Pittsburgh's offensive game plan, so McDonald could be a fantasy standout if he continues to progress.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/22/17 8:47pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster posted two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster had the best touchdown celebration of the season when he and Le'Veon Bell had an impromptu game of Hide and Seek after his score. It bested the rookie's game of craps in the end zone on a score earlier in the year. More importantly, that's three scores over the past six games and two or more catches in each of his past six outings. He has emerged as a bona fide WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/22/17 8:46pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 35 times for 134 yards in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three grabs for 58 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Bell's stat line certainly entertained his owners, and he also entertained fans everywhere with his Hide and Seek touchdown celebration with JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second half. Bell is back as a top fantasy option at his position after a slow start. The Steelers meet the Lions on Sunday Night Football in Week 8.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 10/22/17 8:24pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a giant stat line for Big Ben, but it's a huge improvement over his last game at home when he had a career-high five interceptions two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He remains a low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 in Detroit.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/20/17 7:00pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has not been mentioned in trade discussions, according to team president Art Rooney II. 'We're not looking to trade Martavis,' Rooney said. 'He was out of football for a year. Maybe some of us had higher expectations how quickly he could get back up to full speed, but he's making progress.'
Huddle Up: Bryant has been one of the biggest fantasy busts this season. The potential for a big play is still there, but Bryant is a total Hail Mary play at this point.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/18/17 9:27am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown are the first pair of teammates since the 1970 merger with at least 700 scrimmage yards apiece in their team's first six games of the season.
Huddle Up: Owners already know Bell and Brown are obvious must-starts, but this stat reflects just how heavily the Steelers rely on them to carry the offense. Bell already has a league-high164 touches despite getting eased into action in Week 1, while Brown has nine more targets (74) and 196 more receiving yards than any other receiver.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/16/17 10:51am ET
Contradicting a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant told reporters Monday, Oct. 16, he did not request a trade and has only talked with coaches about getting better.
Huddle Up: Reports surfaced over the weekend Bryant had been growing increasingly upset about his diminishing role and reduced snaps, as JuJu Smith-Schuster saw more snaps and ran more routes than he did for three straight weeks leading into Week 6. By all accounts, Bryant has been highly disappointing in fantasy this season and needs to be on fantasy benches until he gives an owner a reason for optimism.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/15/17 9:42am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is likely to receive the franchise tag from the team next season, even though both sides will continue to work on a possible contract extension. Bell is reportedly seeking a multi-year deal worth $15 million annually but the Steelers are unlikely to offer him that much money, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Bell has gotten off to a sluggish start this year after missing the entire preseason due to a contract dispute, with just one 100-yard rushing performance to date. That being said, the 25-year-old should still be viewed as a RB1 in all fantasy formats regardless of the opponent.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/15/17 7:39pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant managed just two catches for 27 yards on three targets in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Bryant is battling Juju Schuster-Smith for targets in the Steel City right now and it appears the rookie is winning out. Bryant has devolved into nothing more than a low-end WR4 or flex option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Steelers host the Bengals in Week 7.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 10/15/17 7:38pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster posted three receptions for 32 yards in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs on his three targets.
Huddle Up: The rookie has managed at least three receptions in each of his past three games, but his yardage totals are rather middling. He remains useful as a WR4 or flex option only in deeper leagues heading into Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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