Pittsburgh Steelers

DEF, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Steelers Defense Notches Three Sacks In Win Over Colts

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played well in a 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12's Monday night game. Pittsburgh held the Colts to just 290 yards of total offense while logging three sacks and two takeaways. The Steelers intercepted Matt Ryan once and also forced the quarterback to lose a fumble in the contest. Pittsburgh got sacks from Alex Highsmith, Terrell Edmunds, and Arthur Maulet while James Pierre provided the interception. The Steelers will now head on the road to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13.

    Nov 29 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Draws A Plus Matchup In Week 12

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will head on the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12's Monday night game. Pittsburgh's defense draws a good matchup as the Colts are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to fantasy defenses in 2022. The Steelers defense should perform well against a Colts offense that is 31st in the NFL in average points scored per game and 21st in yards per game. This contest has an extremely low over/under set at 39 points, implying that this should be a defensive battle. Treat the Steelers as a top-12 fantasy defense heading into Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Notches Two Sacks, Two Takeaways In Week 11

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense picked up two sacks and two interceptions in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. Pittsburgh struggled to contain the Cincy offense as they allowed 408 yards of total offense in the loss, but they did salvage their afternoon by picking off Joe Burrow twice. They were led by Cameron Heyward, who finished with one sack, and T.J. Watt, who had an interception and one-half of a sack. Pittsburgh will draw a favorable matchup on the road against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12.

    Nov 20 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense A Solid Option In Week 11

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 11. Pittsburgh's defense is getting healthy at the right time as they got T.J. Watt back last week and are expecting Minkah Fitzpatrick (appendix) to return to action in Week 11. The Bengals have an explosive offense but their offensive line has allowed 32 sacks this season, tied for second-most in the NFL. Pittsburgh's defense should be a solid fantasy option in Week 11 and can be treated as a top-15 fantasy option heading into the weekend.

    Nov 17 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Holds Saints To 186 Yards Of Offense In Week 10

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played well in a 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Pittsburgh notched two sacks and forced two turnovers in the contest while holding the Saints to just 186 yards of total offense in the win. Pittsburgh was led by Alex Highsmith, who got both sacks and also forced a fumble in the contest. Damontae Kazee and Levi Wallace chipped in with an interception apiece. Pittsburgh will look to stay hot in Week 11 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Nov 13 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense A Top-10 Option In Week 10

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be well-rested after their bye when they take on the New Orleans Saints at home in Week 10. The Saints have been a plus matchup for fantasy defenses in 2022, allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Pittsburgh will also receive a boost as edge rusher T.J. Watt (pectoral) is telling reporters that he's planning on returning from injury in Week 10. The Steelers are installed as 1.5-point home underdogs in a game with a low 40-point over/under. Fantasy managers can trust the Steelers as a top-10 fantasy defense in Week 10.

    Nov 11 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Not A Strong Fantasy Option In Week 8

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense draws a difficult road matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. The Eagles have been one of the most effective offenses in the league in 2022, ranking fourth in the league in points per game (26.8) and fifth in yards per game (408.3). The Steelers have struggled at times on defenses this season and are installed as 10.5-point road underdogs in an unfavorable matchup for fantasy D/STs. This is a good week to stream a fantasy defense other than the Steelers in fantasy.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Plays Well In Week 7

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played well in a 16-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Pittsburgh held an explosive Dolphins offense to just one touchdown and shut them out after halftime in the Sunday night loss. The Steelers did not notch any sacks or force any turnovers in the contest, however, which did not lead to a very fruitful fantasy finish in Week 7. Pittsburgh's defense draws a difficult challenge in Week 8 as they will take on a high-scoring Philadelphia Eagles offense.

    Oct 24 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Heads On The Road In Week 7

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Miami Dolphins on the road in Week 7's Sunday night game. The Steelers are installed as 7.5-point road underdogs in a game with a 45.5-point over/under. Miami is allowing the 13th-most fantasy points per game to fantasy defenses in 2022, but they have not had starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa since Week 4. With Tua back, the Dolphins' offense becomes much better and represents a tough matchup for a Pittsburgh defense that has underperformed this season. Treat the Pittsburgh defense as a mid-range fantasy option for Week 7.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Plays Well In Week 6 Win

    The Pittsburgh Steelers played well in a 20-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. Pittsburgh notched two sacks and was unable to force a turnover in the surprise win over the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers got sacks from Cameron Heyward and Alex Highsmith while Myles Jack and Terrell Edmunds led the way with six total tackles apiece. Pittsburgh will head on the road to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 7's Sunday night game.

    Oct 16 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Draws Tough Matchup In Week 6

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 6. The Steelers are installed as 9.5-point underdogs in a game with a 46-point over/under, giving the Bucs an implied team total of 27.75 points for Sunday afternoon. Tampa Bay has not been a good matchup for defenses in fantasy in 2022 as they are allowing just the 25th-most fantasy points per game thus far. Fantasy managers should be looking elsewhere for their team D/ST in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Forces Two Turnovers In Week 5 Loss

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense struggled in a 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. Pittsburgh forced two turnovers but failed to log a sack in the blowout loss to the Bills. They allowed Buffalo to rack up 552 yards of total offense in a game that was essentially over by halftime. The Steelers got an interception from Levi Wallace while Josh Jackson recovered a fumble by Buffalo tight end Quintin Morris. Pittsburgh draws another tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 6.

    Oct 9 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Draws Tough Matchup In Week 5

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full in a Week 5 road matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have been a brutal matchup for fantasy defenses in 2022, allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position through four games. Pittsburgh is installed as 14-point underdogs in a game with an over/under of 45.5 points. The Steelers have traditionally been a quality defense but this is not the week to use them in fantasy leagues.

    Oct 7 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Picks Up Two INTs In Week 4

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense notched one sack and a pair of interceptions in a 24-20 loss to the New York Jets in Week 4. The Steelers got the sack from Alex Highsmith while Minkah Fitzpatrick and Cameron Sutton ended up with the interceptions. Pittsburgh's defense will have a tough test in Week 5 as they will take on the Buffalo Bills. Fantasy managers rostering the Steelers may want to stream the position for that matchup.

    Oct 2 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Week 4 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be at home to host the New York Jets in Week 4. Pittsburgh's defense ranks eighth in the league with nine sacks, although seven of those came against the Cincinnati Bengals back in Week 1. The Jets have been generous to fantasy defenses in 2022, allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the position through three games. That being said, they could be getting starting quarterback Zach Wilson back after Joe Flacco started the first three games. The Steelers are 3.5-point home favorites in a game with a low 41.5-point over/under, making the Pittsburgh defense a solid fantasy option in Week 4.

    Sep 29 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Quiet In Week 3 Loss

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense struggled to make big plays in a 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Pittsburgh notched just two sacks and did not force a turnover in the Thursday night loss. The Pittsburgh defense has been struggling without star pass-rusher T.J. Watt, who missed his second straight game. Pittsburgh will look to bounce back in a Week 4 home matchup against the New York Jets. Treat them as a mid-range fantasy option for that contest.

    Sep 23 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense struggled to make much happen in a 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 2. They will look to rebound against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3's Thursday night game. Pittsburgh remains without star pass rusher T.J. Watt, which is a concern, but they will take on a quarterback in Jacoby Brissett who has thrown just two touchdowns and one interception through the first two games of the year. Treat the Pittsburgh defense as a mid-range fantasy option in Week 3.

    Sep 20 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Picks Up One Turnover In Week 2

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was unable to record a sack and forced just one turnover in a 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 2. The Steelers were forced to play without star pass-rusher T.J. Watt and it showed as they struggled to get pressure on Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. They were led by Myles Jacks, who notched 13 tackles, and Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had six tackles, a pass defended, and an interception. Pittsburgh will look to regroup in a road matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3's Thursday night game.

    Sep 18 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was fantastic in a Week 1 win, notching seven sacks and forcing five turnovers. They draw another plus matchup in a home matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 2. New England managed just seven points against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 and quarterback Mac Jones (back, illness) will come into the weekend banged up. Even though the Steelers will be without star pass rusher T.J. Watt, they still need to be treated as a top-10 fantasy option for Week 2.

    Sep 15 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense Dominates In Week 1

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was dominant in a 23-20 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Pittsburgh gave Cincy quarterback Joe Burrow fits as they picked up seven sacks and forced five turnovers in the win. The Steelers got off to a fast start in the game as Minkah Fitzpatrick picked off Burrow's first pass of the game and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. The only blemish in the win was that the Steelers lost T.J. Watt to a pectoral injury that could lead to a multi-week absence for the star pass-rusher. The Steelers will be a strong fantasy defense in Week 2 against a New England Patriots offense that struggled in Week 1.

    Sep 11 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steelers Defense A Low-End Option Vs. Cincinnati

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense draws a tough Week 1 road matchup against the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers are installed as 6.5-point underdogs in a game where the Bengals could put plenty of points on the scoreboard. Pittsburgh generally boasts a strong defense for fantasy purposes, but Week 1 against Joe Burrow and company is a tough week for fantasy managers to slot the unit into their starting lineups. Treat them as a low-end D/ST option for the season opener.

    Sep 8 · Source via Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Team Defense Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSackINTRetFRDefTDSafetyPtsAllow
    2012PIT1663.03.937101010314
    2013PIT1674.04.634101031370
    2014PIT1684.05.333111050368
    2015PIT1690.05.648171320319
    2016PIT16111.06.940481710327
    2017PIT1678.04.95616600308
    2018PIT1687.05.4528731360
    2019PIT1692.05.854201800303
    2020PIT16101.06.35618930312
    2021PIT1777.04.55513900398
    2022PIT1151.04.622131010261

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSackINTRetFRDefTDSafetyPtsAllow
    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

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSackINTRetFRDefTDSafetyPtsAllow
    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

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSackINTRetFRDefTDSafetyPtsAllow
    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

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSackINTRetFRDefTDSafetyPtsAllow
    1@NEL 3-331.01000033
    2SEAL 26-286.04020028
    3@SFL 20-246.01230024
    4CINW 27-310.0811003
    5BALL 23-268.05300026
    6@LACW 24-1710.01211017
    8MIAW 27-148.04220014
    9INDW 26-2414.05121024
    10LARW 17-1214.04311012
    11@CLEL 7-211.01000021
    12@CINW 16-106.04020010
    13CLEW 20-137.05110013
    14@ARIW 23-178.05300017
    15BUFL 10-173.01110017
    16@NYJL 10-163.02010016
    17@BALL 10-285.03110028

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