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  • Steelers Defense Tough To Trust In Week 8

    The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense has been one of the best units in the NFL through the first seven weeks of the season. Pittsburgh's defense ranks No. 2 overall in DVOA and has proven to be a tough matchup for opposing offenses. That being said, they will face a stiff test in Week 8 in a road game against an explosive Baltimore Ravens offense. While the Steelers have been an excellent fantasy defense this season, it would be wise to look for a streaming option with a better matchup for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Eric Ebron Tough To Trust In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron has been productive over the last month of the season, catching at least five passes in three of his last four games. He could struggle to keep it going in Week 8 as he will face off against a tough Baltimore Ravens team. Baltimore's pass defense ranks seventh in DVOA and is allowing the 16th-most fantasy points per game to the tight end position. Ebron settles in as an uninspiring TE2 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Eric Ebron
  • Chase Claypool A Solid Flex In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool disappointed in Week 7, finishing with just one catch on his lone target. The slow outing by Claypool coincided with the return to action by No. 1 wideout Diontae Johnson, who caught two touchdowns in the game. Claypool appears to have a tough matchup on tap for Week 8 as he will go up against the Baltimore Ravens, a pass defense that is ranked seventh in DVOA this year. That being said, Claypool does draw the most favorable matchup of the top three Pittsburgh wideouts, as he will primarily run his routes against Marcus Peters. Peters has struggled in coverage this season, so Claypool could see more targets come his way if the Ravens can successfully shut down JuJu Smith-Schuster and Johnson. Treat Claypool as a WR3 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster A WR3 In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster finally showed some signs of life in Week 7, setting season highs with nine catches and 85 yards in a win over the Tennessee Titans. While his big performance helped to ease concerns about his slow start to the season, Smith-Schuster could struggle to produce against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Baltimore's defense is tough against the pass, ranking seventh in DVOA and allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. Fantasy managers can still start Smith-Schuster, but treat him as a WR3 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (toe) is coming off a two-touchdown outing in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. Johnson's big day was evidence that he is still the No. 1 wide receiver in Pittsburgh, despite the emergence of rookie Chase Claypool. Johnson is a bit banged up, however, as he missed practice on Wednesday with a toe injury. This is a situation worth monitoring ahead of his Week 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens. If Johnson does play, he faces a tough matchup against the Baltimore secondary. Treat Johnson as a high-end WR3 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • James Conner An RB2 Against Baltimore

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has been a productive fantasy option for much of the season, having found the end zone four times in six games. He may struggle to reach his normal production levels in Week 8, however, against a tough Baltimore Ravens run defense. Baltimore is allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position and has a run defense that is ranked third in DVOA. Conner should see enough work to finish as an RB2, just don't expect a big game out of him this weekend.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers James Conner
  • Ben Roethlisberger A QB2 Against Baltimore

    In Week 8, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be looking to bounce back from his worst performance of the season. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions and two touchdowns in Week 7, although the Steelers still wound up winning. He draws a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Baltimore's defense is allowing the 13th-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position but their pass defense does rank seventh in DVOA. Fantasy gamers should treat Roethlisberger as a mid-range QB2 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Chase Claypool Has Become Pittsburgh's Deep Threat

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool has been successful on the traditional go route in the team's offense in the last few weeks. Entering Week 6, Claypool was targeted at the third-highest rate among wideouts on go routes -- six catches on 20 targets for a 30 percent rate. His percentage has dropped to 18.4 percent since then, showing that the Steelers continue to send him deep frequently. Pittsburgh has found success on passes of 10-plus air yards when targeting Claypool, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a completion percentage of 50 and a 3:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio when targeting Claypool for 10-plus air yards. The rookie has been the team's most efficient deep threat so far, but he's proven he can be a boom/bust WR3/flex with upside after catching seven passes for 110 yards and three touchdowns in Week 5 and then going for one catch for minus-two yards in Week 7.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • Steelers Defense Quiet In Week 7 Win

    The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense was quiet in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. Pittsburgh was unable to force a turnover and was credited with just two sacks in the game. While it wasn't a fantasy-scoring bonanza for the Steelers, they held their own against a Tennessee offense that had been one of the highest-scoring in the league coming into Week 7. T.J. Watt and Vince Williams both led the way in the win with one sack apiece. Pittsburgh's defense draws another tough matchup in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Eric Ebron Catches Six Passes Vs. Titans

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron caught six of his eight targets for 50 yards in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. Ebron finished third on the team in receiving, behind Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster, and surprisingly ahead of rookie Chase Claypool. It continues a strong stretch of play for Ebron, who has caught at least five passes in three of his past four games. While he only has one touchdown on the year, Ebron is turning out to be a high-end TE2 for fantasy purposes in his first season with the Steelers. He will face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Eric Ebron
  • Chase Claypool Disappoints In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool lost two yards on his lone reception in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. It goes down as a disappointing outing for the rookie, who had scored five total touchdowns in the previous two games. The return of Diontae Johnson certainly played into Claypool's slow outing, as did the resurgence of JuJu Smith-Schuster, who drew 14 targets. Claypool's fantasy value going forward appears to be tied to the availability of Johnson, who is the clear alpha wide receiver in Pittsburgh. That being said, Johnson injured his ankle late in the game. The injury doesn't appear to be serious but neither did the back injury that held him out of almost all of the past two games. After looking like a must-start heading into Week 7, Claypool is all of a sudden a shaky flex play for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Draws 14 Targets In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught nine of 14 targets for 85 yards in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. It was a welcome sight as Smith-Schuster wound up leading the Steelers in receiving in the outing after doing very little on the field over the previous two weeks. Smith-Schuster still has a way to go before fantasy managers can fully trust him in their lineups but at least he turned in a useful stat line in Week 7. He may struggle to repeat his success in a tough Week 8 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • James Conner Rolls Up 111 All-Purpose Yards

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner gained 82 yards on 20 carries and added three receptions for 29 yards in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. It goes down as the first time Conner has failed to find the end zone since Week 1 this season. To make matters worse for fantasy managers, Conner had to watch as Benny Snell Jr. vultured him with a one-yard touchdown run in the game. Conner has been a reliable fantasy asset this season but he draws a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers James Conner
  • Ben Roethlisberger Throws Three Interceptions In Win

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. Roethlisberger completed 32 of 49 passes for 268 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the win. He connected with wideout Diontae Johnson for both of his touchdowns, giving the veteran 13 scores on the year. Overall, it was a rough outing for Roethlisberger, who came into the game with just one interception on the year. Roethlisberger may struggle to shake off the poor outing in Week 8 against a tough defense employed by the Baltimore Ravens.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Diontae Johnson Helped Off The Field In The Fourth Quarter

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (leg) suffered an injury after a reception late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. He was helped off the field after the play and appeared to have hurt his leg. With the play coming late in the game, it might be unlikely that he'll return to the game. Johnson has had a great game with nine catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers Cut Dustin Colquitt, Expected To Bring Back Jordan Berry

    Oct 23 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Dustin Colquitt
  • Eric Ebron A TE2 In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron disappointed in a plus matchup against the Cleveland Browns last week, finishing with just two catches for nine yards. He will look to make amends in yet another good matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. Tennessee's defense has struggled against tight ends this season, allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to the position through five games. That being said, Ebron has not been a big part of the Pittsburgh offense and now isn't even the top red-zone threat on his team thanks to the emergence of rookie Chase Claypool. Fantasy gamers can treat Ebron as a TE2 for Week 7.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Eric Ebron
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 Against Titans

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) practiced fully on Wednesday and appears to be trending up ahead of his Week 7 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Johnson left during Week 5 with a back injury and was inactive for Week 6's game against the Cleveland Browns. His ability to practice on Wednesday bodes well for his availability for Sunday's game. If Johnson is able to suit up, his role as the No. 1 receiver could be in question as Chase Claypool has exploded for five touchdowns over the past two games. Fantasy gamers can start Johnson as a WR3 but keep expectations in check until we see how the target distribution shakes out this weekend.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster A WR3 In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been overshadowed and out-produced by rookie wideout Chase Claypool over the past few weeks. While Claypool has five touchdowns in his past two games, Smith-Schuster has just six catches for 34 yards over that same span. He draws a tasty Week 7 matchup against a Tennessee Titans pass defense that ranks just 24th in DVOA and is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Despite the great matchup, Smith-Schuster is tough to trust as anything more than a WR3 due to his recent slump.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Chase Claypool A WR2 In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool has taken the league by storm in his rookie season. The former Notre Dame standout has found the end zone six times through his first five NFL games. He will face off against a burnable Tennessee Titans secondary on the road in Week 7. Tennessee's pass defense ranks 24th in DVOA on the year while also allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. Wideout Dion Johnson is tentatively expected to return from a back injury, which would cut into Claypool's looks, but the rookie has quickly ascended to must-start status in fantasy. Treat him as an upside WR2 this weekend.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • James Conner An RB1 In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner is off to an excellent start this season. The veteran running back has now found the end zone in four straight games while also reaching at least 100 rushing yards three times. Conner will take on the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 7 in a decent matchup for running backs. Tennessee's defense is more susceptible to the pass than the run but Pittsburgh's offense should spend plenty of time in the red zone this weekend, making Conner a strong bet to find the end zone for a fifth straight game. Fantasy gamers can treat Conner as a top-10 fantasy running back for Week 7.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers James Conner
  • Ben Roethlisberger A QB1 Versus Tennessee

    After throwing just one touchdown in Week 6, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger settles in as a low-end QB1 in fantasy for his Week 7 road matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee's defense has struggled to stop the pass this season, ranking 24th in pass-defense DVOA and allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. This game has the potential to be high-scoring, which would force Roethlisberger to throw much more often than he did in his quiet Week 6 performance against the Cleveland Browns. Fantasy gamers should be starting Big Ben this weekend unless they have another top-six fantasy quarterback rostered.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Steelers Defense Faces Tough Test In Week 7

    The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense has been one of the top units in the NFL through their first five games. That being said, they will face one of their tougher tests of the year in Week 7 when they take on the Tennessee Titans on the road. Tennessee's offense has been red-hot this year, averaging 32.8 points per game, the second-most in the NFL. Pittsburgh's defense is talented enough to slow Tennessee but they won't carry the same fantasy upside as they do most weeks. Fantasy gamers can still start Pittsburgh's defense but don't hesitate to stream a fantasy defense with a better matchup if one is available.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Devin Bush To Have Season-Ending Surgery Wednesday

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that linebacker Devin Bush (knee) will undergo surgery to fix his torn ACL on Wednesday. Bush will miss the remainder of the 2020 season. It's a big blow to the Steelers Defense, as the No. 10 overall pick from 2019 had been a big contributor in the middle of the field. The 22-year-old had 26 tackles (16 solo), two QB hits, three passes defensed and one sack in five games this season after recording 109 combined tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and four fumble recoveries in a very productive rookie season in 2019. The loss of Bush will be something to watch moving forward, as Pittsburgh's defense has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to running backs this year. It's good news for Titans running back Derrick Henry in the Week 7 showdown of two unbeaten teams.

    Oct 20 · Source via Steelers Devin Bush Jr.
  • Diontae Johnson (back) scheduled to practice on Wednesday

    Oct 20 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers Defense Dominant In Week 6 Win

    The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense turned in a dominant performance in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. Pittsburgh's defense notched four sacks, forced two turnovers, and scored a touchdown in the blowout victory over their division rivals. Bud Dupree led the way with two sacks while Minkah Fitzpatrick returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Steelers will face a tougher test on the road in Week 7 against a red-hot Tennessee Titans offense.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Eric Ebron Catches Two Passes In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron turned in a quiet performance in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. Ebron caught just two passes for nine yards in the blowout win over Cleveland. While it was a disappointing performance for Ebron against a Cleveland defense that has struggled to contain tight ends this season, the Steelers got up to a big lead early and did not need to pass the ball much in the second half. Ebron has settled in as a low-upside TE2 for fantasy purposes this season. He will take on the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 7.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers Eric Ebron
  • Devin Bush tears ACL in Week 6, will miss rest of 2020 season

    Oct 18 · FantasyPros Steelers Devin Bush Jr.
  • James Washington Finds End Zone In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington caught four of seven targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. It was a quality outing for Washington, who was Ben Roethlisberger's most-targeted wide receiver with Diontae Johnson inactive due to a back injury. Washington reeled in a 28-yard touchdown from Big Ben in the second quarter as he did most of his damage in the first half. Despite the big game, Washington is likely to return to fantasy irrelevance in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans provided Diontae Johnson is over his back injury.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers James Washington
  • Chase Claypool Scores Again In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool caught all four of his targets for 74 yards and added two rushes for seven yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. Claypool found the end zone for the fifth time over his past two games when he rushed for a three-yard score in the third quarter. He wound up leading Pittsburgh in receiving for the second straight game, as well. Claypool is settling in as an upside WR2 in fantasy going forward. He will face the Tennessee Titans in Week 7.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Held To Two Catches

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught just two of four targets for six yards in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. It goes in the books as another disappointing outing for Smith-Schuster, who was outproduced by both James Washington and rookie Chase Claypool in the blowout win. It has clearly not been a priority for the offense to get the ball into JuJu's hands this season, which leaves him as a shaky flex play in fantasy going forward. He will look to bounce back in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • James Conner Finds End Zone In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner rushed 20 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. He also added a one-yard reception in the easy victory over Cleveland. It could have been a bigger game for Conner, who lost most of the fourth-quarter work to Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland. The touchdown marks Conner's fourth in as many games as he continues to operate as Pittsburgh's clear lead back. Conner will remain a must-start in Week 7 when he takes on the Tennessee Titans.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers James Conner
  • Ben Roethlisberger Throws One TD In Easy Win

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 14 of 22 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in an easy 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. Roethlisberger also added five yards on three rushes in the lopsided victory. The Steelers got off to an early lead and ripped off three rushing touchdowns, which limited Roethlisberger's fantasy production on the afternoon. He has played extremely well through his first five games, throwing 11 touchdowns and just one interception. He draws a Week 7 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger