• Jesse James - TE
    Posted 9/22/17 12:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not in the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: James likely will receive a few targets against the Chicago Bears this week and will be a weapon if the team is close to the end zone. Owners probably can find more consistent options to use in their lineups and can keep James on the bench.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 9/22/17 12:18pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not in the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has struggled on the road over the last few seasons but has a chance to play better since all of his pass catchers will be available. He will be facing a Chicago Bears defense that has allowed 502 passing yards in the first two games. Owners in deeper leagues can consider Roethlisberger as a low-end No. 1 quarterback.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 9/21/17 2:16pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger is off to a solid start to the season with 506 yards and four touchdowns but will be a risky option for owners because he struggles on the road. He will have a favorable matchup in Week 3 and could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Jesse James - TE
    Posted 9/21/17 2:08pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: James was able to return to the Week 2 game after suffering the injury, so he should have a good chance to play this week. He has been targeted 13 times in two games and is a red-zone target for the Steelers, but owners may be able to find better options for their lineups.

  • Jesse James - TE
    Posted 9/20/17 1:56pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: James opened with two touchdowns in Cleveland, and he has racked up 10 receptions through two games. Ben Roethlisberger loves to employ his tight end, and as such James is a decent option in most PPR formats when healthy. He has lesser value in standard formats due to his lack of yardage.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 9/20/17 1:36pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) was given the day off to rest at practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Big Ben was getting the typical veteran's day to rest, and he'll likely be back at it as a full participant on Thursday as the team ramps up for its Week 3 game in Chicago. He remains a reliable fantasy option, even in what is his final season in the NFL.

  • Jesse James - TE
    Posted 9/18/17 4:29pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) said he expects to play in Week 3 even though he suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Owners can monitor James' progress during the week and will know more about his status after three days of practice. James scored twice in Week 1 but should only be considered a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 3:08pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught five passes for 62 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Brown was covered by Xavier Rhodes for most of the game and was not able to post his usual numbers but still had a solid outing for owners. He should have more success against the Chicago Bears next week and will be a No. 1 receiver.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 3:05pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 91 yards and one touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Bryant was the target of several deep passes during the game and picked up a lot of yards after the catch on his touchdown. He will continue to be a deep threat for the Steelers and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver next week.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 3:02pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 87 yards on 27 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Bell received a lot more carries this week but was not able to rush for more than 11 yards on any play. He is working his way back after missing the entire preseason and should be a No. 1 running back against the Chicago Bears next week.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 9/17/17 2:56pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger went 23-for-35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger continued his strong play at home and used multiple receivers during the game. He has struggled on the road over the last few seasons but could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback next week when the Steelers travel to play the Chicago Bears.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/15/17 9:24pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell did not line up as a receiver in four-receiver sets in Week 1, and Bell said he is unsure if he will continue to come off the field in those packages going forward.

    Huddle Up: Bell sat out training camp, so there is a chance the coaching staff was trying to limit his snaps and ease him back into the mix. It will be something to watch going forward, but it shouldn't stop fantasy owners from deploying Bell as a RB1 against the Vikings in Week 2.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 9/10/17 12:55pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger went 24-for-36 for 263 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Most of Roethlisberger's yards came off throws to Antonio Brown, so it appears he needs more time to strengthen his chemistry with Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant. He will be facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 2 but could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback because he plays better at home.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 9/10/17 1:24pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught 11 passes for 182 yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Brown is one of the most productive receivers in the NFL no matter the competition and will continue to be a No. 1 fantasy receiver moving forward.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/10/17 1:10pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 32 yards on 10 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. He also caught three passes for 15 yards in the game.

    Huddle Up: Bell skipped the entire preseason because of his contract situation and it showed in Week 1. He should post better numbers moving forward and will be a No. 1 fantasy running back most weeks.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 9/10/17 1:33pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant caught two passes for 14 yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Bryant played in a regular season game for the first time in over a year and was not a big factor in the game. He should have a bigger impact in the upcoming weeks and could be a No. 3 receiver against the Minnesota Vikings next week.

  • Jesse James - TE
    Posted 9/10/17 1:29pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James caught six passes for 41 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: James is still the starting tight end even though the team acquired Vance McDonald and could keep the job moving forward. He could be a No. 2 tight end in some leagues but probably is not a starting option against most opponents.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/8/17 9:53am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell should see 'close to a full workload' in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: This is only notable because Bell reported to the team on Sept. 1. Regardless of whether or not Bell is heavily involved this weekend, he's a poor bet to play all 16 games with his usual workloads given the fact he was not with the team all summer - even as good of shape as he keeps himself in. James Conner appears to be his handcuff and needs to be held onto throughout the season.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/5/17 9:04am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is in 'great physical condition,' according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    Huddle Up: Bell has been one of better-conditioned athletes since he made his physical transformation following his rookie season, so this isn't a surprise. The question is whether or not he can reach 'football shape' anytime soon. Players who miss a significant portion of training camp and/or the preseason seem to be more prone to soft-tissue injuries than those who do, so Bell's owners would be wise to stock up on other options to protect themselves. Whenever Bell suits up, he is an elite RB1.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/5/17 10:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB James Conner has shown enough that head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters he would be comfortable with him should Le'Veon Bell does not or cannot take all the snaps at running back.

    Huddle Up: Given Bell's injury history and the fact he reported to the team so late, this is actually a fairly big deal. As long as we can take Tomlin at his word (and history says we can), Conner will be one of the more valuable handcuffs in fantasy. Do not hesitate to pick him up in your league if he is somehow available or wait too long to select him as a high-upside option late in drafts.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/4/17 7:32am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell signed his franchise tender Monday, Sept. 4. The team will have to make a roster move to activate him for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Bell is an elite RB1, and he's worth consideration in the first half of the first round of PPR drafts.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/4/17 11:25am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he's prepared for a full workload in Week 1 despite being winded in practice Monday, Sept. 4.

    Huddle Up: Bell has a tremendous matchup on Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns. He has owned the Browns in his career, averaging more than 100 rushing yards per game. He's a candidate for the top running back play this week.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/1/17 8:58am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell arrived at the team facility Friday, Sept. 1.

    Huddle Up: Bell's holdout appears over, and he enters the season healthy. However, one must consider how much rust he'll have since he hasn't taken a hit since last year. He remains an elite PPR back.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 9/1/17 1:19pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL and is now allowed to play in regular season games.

    Huddle Up: Bryant will be starting opposite Antonio Brown and should have a big role in the passing game this season. He can be a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues because of his touchdown potential but does come with some risk because of his off-field issues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 9/1/17 5:58pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell passed his physical Friday, Sept. 1, and is expected to participate in practice Monday, Sept. 4.

    Huddle Up: Bell missed the entire preseason because of his contract situation but will have a week of practice to prepare for Week 1. He will have a big role in the team's offense this season and likely will be a top-two pick in all fantasy drafts.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 8/31/17 8:36pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers expect WR Martavis Bryant to be fully reinstated before the start of the regular season, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Colbert said the team has not heard from the NFL regarding Bryant's status yet.

    Huddle Up: Bryant will be one of the starting receivers for the Steelers if he is cleared to play in Week 1. He is a risky option because of his off-field issues but has been a very productive player when he has been on the field. He can be considered a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues because of his touchdown potential.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 8/29/17 4:22pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald was acquired because fellow TEs Jesse James and Xavier Grimble were 'not consistently varsity enough,' in the words of head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin did make it clear that McDonald will not be crowned the started right away and will need to compete for that job.

    Huddle Up: Ben Roethlisberger likes his tight ends, but the Steelers now have a crowded group at tight end. McDonald is more promising, but this could turn into a committee of sorts.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 8/25/17 3:58pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will play in the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: Brown probably will play most of the first half against the Colts since he sat out the first two preseason games. Brown should continue to be one of the top receivers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues.

  • James Conner - RB
    Posted 8/23/17 12:56pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB James Conner is listed as the No. 2 running back behind RB Fitzgerald Touissant on the Steelers' latest depth chart.

    Huddle Up: This, of course, does not take into account the presence of one Le'Veon Bell. Upon Bell's return, Conner will assume the No. 3 position. That is, if he hasn't supplanted Touissant yet. For now, Conner is merely a late-round sleeper and viable handcuff for Bell.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 8/23/17 2:13pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (hamstring) was seen with his hamstring wrapped, but head coach Mike Tomlin said Bryant is only considered day-to-day and expects him to practice Thursday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has yet to be officially reinstated, but he'll be ready if/when the time comes. It's one of the trickier situations in the NFL right now, so keep tabs on Bryant's status. If he does play a full season, he has the ability to achieve WR2 numbers.

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