Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 6/17/18 5:07pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger won't pursue an extension on his contract, which expires in two years, over the summer months. Roethlisberger said he prefers to just play football and let his representation worry about the money.
Huddle Up: With no distractions over money, Roethlisberger should be a decent mid-round selection in most fantasy drafts, either as a low QB1 or high QB2. The question is can he stay healthy.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 6/14/18 1:07pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not having contract talks with the Steelers at this point.
Huddle Up: Bell and the Steelers have about a month to work on a long-term deal before the July deadline. He probably will skip most of training camp like last season if he does not receive a new deal. He will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues if he plays all 16 games this season.
Jaylen Samuels - RBPosted 6/14/18 7:07pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels has been doing all the things RB Le'Veon Bell normally does for the offense during practice. 'He's a hybrid guy who can move around and do some things,' wide receivers coach Darryl Drake said. 'I like his skill set.'
Huddle Up: Bell is the workhorse in the offense as long as he remains in Pittsburgh, but he is still waiting on a long-term deal. Samuels can be ignored in redraft leagues, but he could be worth stashing in dynasty formats.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 6/14/18 9:13pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he likes playing in the slot because it fits his aggressive style of play. 'I like playing inside,' Smith-Schuster said. 'I just love the physicalness of being in the box with the bigger guys.'
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster topped 900 yards receiving last year to go along with seven touchdowns, and he has the potential to improve on those numbers in 2018. At worst, he should deliver WR3 production.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WRPosted 6/13/18 12:08pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) has been limited this offseason by what he referred to as a frustrating injury. He has not participated in team drills during organized team activities or minicamp, but he does expect to be ready when training camp begins.
Huddle Up: As long as JuJu doesn't have any setbacks leading up to or during training camp he should be fine for the regular season. It will be a tall task for him to improve on his 917-yard, seven-touchdown rookie year, but he did miss two contests. He's a legitimate WR2 candidate.
Chris Boswell - PKPosted 6/8/18 5:23pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Chris Boswell likely will receive a contract extension this offseason, in the opinion of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.
Huddle Up: Boswell has been a quality kicker for the Steelers over the last several years and can be a weekly starting option for fantasy owners.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 6/6/18 7:37pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger participated in organized team activities Wednesday, June 6. He said he missed the last several workouts because of a pre-planned vacation.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger will have a majority of his weapons back for this season and should be able to post similar numbers as he did in 2017 as long as he can stay healthy. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 5/31/18 10:30am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has not been attending organized team activities due to the absence of QB Ben Roethlisberger. Brown prefers to work with his starting quarterback and Roethlisberger has been on a family vacation, according to C Maurkice Pouncey.
Huddle Up: There is nothing to panic about here, at least not yet. Brown and Big Ben will return and do their due diligence. Brown is a perennial No. 1 WR candidate and Roethlisberger demands QB1 recognition in what is one of the most prolific NFL offenses year after year.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 5/30/18 7:18pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown are not participating in organized team activities this week. Roethlisberger has skipped the last four practices, while Brown has missed the last three.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger and Brown have a good understanding of the offense should be on the field for the June minicamp. Both Roethlisberger and Brown can be weekly starting options for fantasy owners this upcoming season.
James Conner - RBPosted 5/25/18 6:49pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) has been practicing during OTAs, and TE Jesse James said Conner looks more confident this year. 'He's running fast, running every ball to the end zone,' James said. 'He looks good.'
Huddle Up: It sounds like Conner has fully recovered from knee surgery, and he is worth stashing as a handcuff if you are a Le'Veon Bell owner.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 5/24/18 6:03pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report to camp before he did a year ago, which was just prior to Week 1 of the 2017 season, while still holding out for a long-term deal. Bell wants to be 'by far the highest-paid running back' in the league.
Huddle Up: It's hard to blame Bell after he posted yet another monstrous campaign last season, registering a career-best nine rushing touchdowns to go with 1,291 yards on the ground via 321 rush attempts. He also accumulated 655 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air on a career-high 85 receptions. Bell is a no-brainer early first-round pick in fantasy drafts, as usual.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 5/21/18 10:15am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell still has not signed his franchise tender offer and is not expected to participate in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Bell likely will hold out until the start of the regular season if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the July 16 deadline. He is one of the best options in fantasy football and will be in contention for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 5/4/18 7:10pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he was 'surprised' that QB Mason Rudolph was drafted in the third round instead of a player 'that can help this team now.'
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger recently said he could play as many as five more years, but it's hard to blame Pittsburgh for thinking about the future since it wasn't all that long ago that he was hinting at retirement. Roethlisberger should remain a QB1 in 2018 while Rudolph will only have value as a dynasty stash.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 5/2/18 7:45pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he plans to play another three to five more years if he can stay healthy.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger is still a productive quarterback despite his age and will have most of his weapons back in 2018. Owners in most fantasy leagues should considered him a solid No. 1 quarterback.
Jaylen Samuels - RBPosted 4/28/18 12:10pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected North Carolina State RB/TE Jaylen Samuels with the 165th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Samuels can be used at multiple positions, so owners will need to monitor the situation to see where he plays. He could have some fantasy value if he lines up at tight end, but owners in most standard leagues can avoid Samuels.
James Washington - WRPosted 4/27/18 5:58pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State WR James Washington with the 60th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.
Huddle Up: The Steelers traded Martavis Bryant, so Washington likely will compete for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp. He should receive a solid amount of targets in 2018 and can be a late-round pick in standard leagues. He will have more value in keeper leagues.
Mason Rudolph - QBPosted 4/27/18 6:52pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph with the 76th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will be throwing balls to his college teammate, James Washington, as he was nabbed with the 60th pick earlier in the day. Rudolph will be the heir apparent once Ben Roethlisberger hangs up his cleats. His OK State teams filled up the stat sheet in a conference lacking big defense, so it will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the black and blue AFC North Division.
Mason Rudolph - QBPosted 4/27/18 8:34pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph said he doesn't think it is QB Ben Roethlisberger's job to teach him anything but his job to learn from him. 'That's the way I am going to look at it,' Rudolph said.
Huddle Up: Rudolph could have a chance to replace Ben Roethlisberger somewhere down the road, which would put him at the helm of a powerful offense in a few years. He could be worth a speculative stash in dynasty formats.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 4/26/18 9:58am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has quietly remained in trade discussions over the last couple of months. However, most of the teams needing receivers are rivals to the team.
Huddle Up: Bryant has loads of talent, but he's at a disadvantage on a team with Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Bryant has WR3 appeal, but it's a risk to expect that much return on this team.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 4/26/18 7:32pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: If his play last season hadn't already cemented JuJu Smith-Schuster as the No. 2 receiver in Pittsburgh, this trade does. Smith-Schuster should be a strong WR3 playing across from Antonio Brown.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 4/26/18 7:17pm ET
The Oakland Raiders acquired WR Martavis Bryant from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Bryant should be more of a focal point of the passing attack in Oakland than he was in Pittsburgh, but it remains to be seen if he can be more than just a big-play threat. Consider him a WR4 with upside.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 4/23/18 10:22am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no update in terms of the long-term contract talks with RB Le'Veon Bell.
Huddle Up: The two sides have until the middle of July to reach a long-term agreement, so owners should monitor the situation. Bell likely would sit out until the start of the regular season if he does not get a new contract. He is one of the best option in fantasy leagues and should be a top five pick in all leagues as long as he is playing.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 4/18/18 1:07pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is working out in Miami as the Steelers begin voluntary workouts. Long-term contract negotiations are currently at an impasse between Bell and Pittsburgh.
Huddle Up: No surprise here. Bell wants a long-term contract and Pittsburgh's focus is elsewhere right now. Time will tell how long Bell will hold out from Steelers activities, but he's arguably the No. 1 fantasy pick when he returns.
Chris Boswell - PKPosted 4/5/18 12:02pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent PK Chris Boswell signed his one-year tender offer Thursday, April 5, and is scheduled to make $2.9 million in 2018. The Steelers are interested in signing Boswell to a long-term contract.
Huddle Up: Boswell was one of the better kickers in the NFL this past season and should be a solid fantasy option for owners in 2018.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 3/26/18 9:36am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason even though he still has two years left on his current contract, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger had a very productive 2017 season and will have most of his pass catchers back next season. He can be a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback in most fantasy leagues in 2018.
Eli Rogers - WRPosted 3/13/18 2:32pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Eli Rogers will not be tendered an offer this offseason and will be an unrestricted free agent.
Huddle Up: Rogers suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament late in the season, so he may not be ready for the start of the 2018 season. Owners in most leagues can avoid him drafts but could be a waiver wire option during the season.
Chris Boswell - PKPosted 3/12/18 12:00pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent PK Chris Boswell received the second-round tender offer from the Steelers Monday, March 12.
Huddle Up: Boswell is one of the better kickers in the NFL and should be a starting option in all leagues in 2018.
Antonio Brown - WRPosted 3/7/18 10:08am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown restructured his contract Wednesday, March 7, to free up $9.7 million in Pittsburgh's 2018 salary cap. The move helps Pittsburgh afford RB Le'Veon Bell's $14.544 million franchise tag.
Huddle Up: It's a move that helps everyone involved. Now the Steelers can focus on trying to sign Bell to that long-term contract. As for Brown, he's a perennial No. 1 wide receiver and is worthy of top-five consideration in 2018.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 3/7/18 5:41pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he will skip offseason workouts and training camp but likely will report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Bell likely will have a similar timetable this season as he did offseason when he did not report until the start of the season. Owners should continue to monitor the situation to see if anything changes in Bell's situation. He is a No. 1 running back in all leagues when he plays.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 3/6/18 11:52am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell was officially given the franchise tag Tuesday, March 6, according to a source. Bell's tag is worth $14.544 million.
Huddle Up: As has been well documented, Bell is arguably the best running back and/or player in the National Football League. He's a No. 1 running back and virtually a No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver. He wants to be paid more and could hold out if a deal isn't struck. As long as he doesn't hold out into the season, Bell deserves to be the first player taken in fantasy drafts.
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