Pittsburgh Steelers

DEF · Pittsburgh Steelers

2023 Fantasy Rankings

DEF # 8 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 17.11, 203rd

Position Rankings

Tier 1
6Baltimore Ravens, BAL13 -15.10
7New Orleans Saints, NO11 -16.03
8Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT6 -17.11
9New England Patriots, NE11 -15.05
10Washington Commanders, WAS14 -17.08
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Steelers D/ST A Must-Start In Week 12

    The Pittsburgh Steelers recorded one sack and an interception while surrendering 13 points in a loss to the Cleveland Browns last week. Pittsburgh's defense could be in line for a much better showing in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. With the Bengals losing star quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) for the remainder of the season in Week 11, 27-year-old Jake Browning will take the field on Sunday for his first career start. Additionally, wide receiver Tee Higgins (hamstring) will miss a third consecutive contest. The Steelers D/ST offers plenty of upside for fantasy purposes and should be started in what projects to be a low-scoring divisional showdown.

    Nov 24 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST A Top Option Against Browns

    The Pittsburgh Steelers recorded two interceptions and a sack while surrendering 19 points to the Green Bay Packers in a Week 10 victory. Pittsburgh will look for its defense to lead the way in a Week 11 divisional showdown with the Cleveland Browns. Rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will be taking on QB1 duties for Cleveland on Sunday with Deshaun Watson (shoulder) out for the remainder of the season. In his first career start in Week 4, Thompson-Robinson completed 19 of 36 passes for 121 scoreless yards and three interceptions. The Steelers' defense, which is averaging three sacks and two takeaways per contest, is sure to pose a challenge for the 24-year-old signal-caller in what projects to be a low-scoring affair. Fantasy managers should have total confidence deploying the Steelers D/ST in starting lineups.

    Nov 17 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST An Elite Option In Week 10

    The Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered 16 points while recording four sacks and an interception in a Week 9 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The team will have another home matchup in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. Packers quarterback Jordan Love has thrown eight interceptions in his eight starts this season and could struggle with Pittsburgh's defense averaging the second-most takeaways per contest in the NFL. The Steelers D/ST has proven to be a reliable source of fantasy production and should be started with confidence against a Packers offense scoring just 20 points per game.

    Nov 10 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST Should Be Started Against Titans

    Headshot for Minkah Fitzpatrick

    The Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered 20 points to the Jacksonville Jaguars while recording three sacks, two fumble recoveries, and an interception in the Week 8 loss. The team's next challenge will come on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. Over the course of the season, the Titans' offense has not been particularly threatening, but Tennessee looked revitalized with Will Levis under center last week. Nonetheless, the Steelers D/ST should remain locked into fantasy lineups, even without safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring). Pittsburgh is averaging the second-most takeaways and seventh-most sacks per game and could make things difficult for a rookie quarterback in his first start on the road.

    Nov 1 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Steelers D/ST Draws Tough Matchup In Week 8

    The Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered 17 points to the Los Angeles Rams while recording two sacks and one interception in a Week 7 victory. Pittsburgh's defense will now be looking to shut down the red-hot Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Jaguars have scored over 30 points in back-to-back games but are sure to be tested in front of the Steelers' home crowd. The Steelers D/ST has displayed tremendous upside as a fantasy option this season and can be started this week.

    Oct 27 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST A Solid Option In Week 7

    The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense stepped up against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, recording four sacks, two fumble recoveries, and an interception while surrendering just 10 points. The team will now return from a bye to face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. Although the Rams have scored at a moderately high rate this season, Pittsburgh is averaging the second-most takeaways and sixth-most sacks per contest. Thus, the Steelers D/ST has plenty of upside as a fantasy option on Sunday.

    Oct 20 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST Worth Starting In Week 3

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was incredible for fantasy purposes in Week 2 and will get another solid matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. It's still early in the season, but the Raiders are currently scoring the third-fewest points per game in the NFL. Additionally, Las Vegas is averaging two giveaways per contest. The Steelers D/ST is unlikely to score multiple touchdowns again this week, but it remains a solid fantasy option with a lot of upside.

    Sep 22 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Leads The Way In Week 2 Victory

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was dominant in a 26-22 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. Pittsburgh recorded six sacks, an interception, and two touchdowns while recovering all three of the fumbles it forced. The Steelers got off to a hot start when linebacker Alex Highsmith intercepted Deshaun Watson for a 30-yard touchdown on the first drive of the contest. Later, Highsmith forced a fumble that five-time Pro-Bowler T.J. Watt recovered and returned for a score that would eventually prove to be the game-winner. Pittsburgh's defense bounced back in a big way after surrendering 30 points to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. Fantasy managers should continue to have confidence in the Steelers D/ST, especially in a Week 3 bout with the Las Vegas Raiders.

    Sep 19 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers D/ST Can Be Trusted In Divisional Matchup

    The Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered 30 points to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 but did manage to record three sacks, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. The team will now hope to slow down the Cleveland Browns, who just scored 24 points on the Cincinnati Bengals. Fortunately, Monday night's contest has one of the lowest projected point totals of the week, so fantasy managers should feel comfortable starting the Steelers D/ST at home.

    Sep 16 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Allows 30 Points In Loss To 49ers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers recorded three sacks and a fumble recovery but surrendered 30 points in a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Pittsburgh's offense didn't offer much assistance in keeping its defense off the field as San Francisco commanded the time of possession battle. Former Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt was as dominant as ever, but his efforts weren't enough to slow down the high-powered 49ers offense. Fantasy managers should feel more confident deploying the Steelers DST in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

    Sep 10 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Team Defense Stats



    1SFL 7-304.03010030
    2CLEW 26-2222.06132022
    3@LVW 23-187.04300018
    4@HOUL 6-301.00010030
    5BALW 17-107.04120010
    7@LARW 24-174.02110017
    8JACL 10-207.03130020
    9TENW 20-165.04100016
    10GBW 23-193.01200019
    11@CLEL 10-132.01100013
    12@CINW 16-105.04100010


    1@CINW 23-2019.07421020
    2NEL 14-171.00100017
    3@CLEL 17-293.02010029
    4NYJL 20-245.01220024
    5@BUFL 3-382.00110038
    6TBW 20-183.02010018
    7@MIAL 10-160.00000016
    8@PHIL 13-353.03000035
    10NOW 20-105.02210010
    11CINL 30-375.02210037
    12@INDW 24-175.03110017
    13@ATLW 19-163.01110016
    14BALL 14-169.04320016
    15@CARW 24-164.04000016
    16LVW 13-106.03300010
    17@BALW 16-132.01100013
    18CLEW 28-1411.07220014


    1@BUFW 23-164.03010016
    2LVL 17-262.02000026
    3CINL 10-241.00100024
    4@GBL 17-274.03010027
    5DENW 27-193.02100019
    6SEAW 23-206.05010020
    8@CLEW 15-105.04010010
    9CHIW 29-275.03110027
    10DETT 16-164.04000016
    11@LACL 37-413.02100041
    12@CINL 10-413.02100041
    13BALW 20-198.07100019
    14@MINL 28-362.00200036
    15TENW 19-138.04130013
    16@KCL 10-362.02000036
    17CLEW 26-1411.09200014
    18@BALW 16-136.03210013
    WC@KCL 21-4211.03111042


    1@NYGW 26-165.03200016
    2DENW 26-219.07110021
    3HOUW 28-216.05100021
    5PHIW 38-297.05200029
    6CLEW 38-712.0420107
    7@TENW 27-242.02000024
    8@BALW 28-2414.04221024
    9@DALW 24-194.02110019
    10CINW 36-106.04020010
    11@JACW 27-36.0240003
    12BALW 19-1411.03111014
    13WASL 17-233.03000023
    14@BUFL 15-263.01110026
    15@CINL 17-272.02000027
    16INDW 28-247.05110024
    17@CLEL 22-244.04000024
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