Kenny Pickett

QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 6'3" Weight 217
DOB 1998-06-06 Age 24.0
College Pittsburgh

2022 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 34 (Tier 7)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 6
32Sam Darnold, CAR1325.116.8
33Drew Lock, SEA1125.610.4
Tier 7
34Kenny Pickett, PIT924.0
35Jacoby Brissett, CLE929.58.5
36Jimmy Garoppolo, SF930.718.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Connor Heyward Showing Chemistry With Kenny Pickett

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Connor Heyward, the younger brother of Steelers pass-rusher Cameron Heyward, impressed in offseason workouts and showed chemistry with first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett during minicamp. The sixth-round selection is expected to be a hybrid tight end/fullback in an offense that values versatility in its skill players. The 23-year-old has mostly been working with the tight ends and receivers, so he's unlikely to be competing for the fullback spot with Derek Watt in training camp. It remains to be seen if Heyward will actually become a threat as a pass-catching tight end in Pittsburgh, but he's one to watch moving forward because of his versatility.

    Jun 28 · Source via Steelers Connor Heyward Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Receives Third-String Reps

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett only received third-string repetitions in organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. Getting NFL-ready with limited first-team repetitions in training camp and three preseason games won't track Pickett to start anytime soon. Unless Mitchell Trubisky gets hurt or plays terribly in camp and the preseason, it's difficult to see a scenario where he doesn't start the season as the starter, according to The Athletic's Mark Kaboly. Whether Pickett sees starts in his rookie season will depend on how well Trubisky plays. Pickett is Pittsburgh's QB of the future, but fantasy managers in single-year leagues should avoid him to begin the year.

    Jun 27 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Signs Rookie Deal

    The Pittsburgh Steelers signed first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett to a four-year rookie deal on Thursday, according to a source. Pickett came into this year's draft as the most pro-ready signal-caller, but he'll have to beat out Mitchell Trubisky in training camp for the starting gig in his rookie season. The most likely scenario is that Trubisky is starting in Week 1, with Pickett getting his first shot if Trubisky falls flat early on. The 24-year-old threw for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his final year in college, and he can also be a threat running the football. The Steelers are hoping he's the long-term solution after Ben Roethlisberger retired last year.

    Jun 23 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Latest On Minkah Fitzpatrick, Kenny Pickett Contracts

    In terms of overall structure, the extension that the Steelers recently authorized for star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is fairly straightforward. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes, Fitzpatrick landed a $21.5MM signing bonus, and from 2022-26, the two-time First Team All-Pro will earn base salaries of $4MM, $14.5MM, $14.5MM, $15.5MM, and $17.6MM. What is […]

    Jun 19 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick Kenny Pickett
  • Latest On Steelers' QB Situation

    As one of the teams without a surefire Week 1 starter at the quarterback position, the Steelers are, naturally, receiving attention with respect to their competition at that spot. That makes the question of which signal-caller would receive first-team reps an important one as OTAs get underway.  [RELATED: Poll: Which Rookie QB Makes Most Starts?] […]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Kenny Pickett Mason Rudolph
  • Kenny Pickett May Start Right Off The Bat

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett may begin his career as a starter. However, as expected, he'll have to get through Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubisky to earn the right. Pickett, who was the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, finished his final college year by throwing for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven picks. Though Trubisky is currently the favorite to be under center for the Week 1 encounter against the Cincinnati Bengals, the 23-year-old could overthrow him during training camp. Yet, whether or not Pickett will be an impactful fantasy option right away is an entirely different story, especially considering his lack of experience at the professional level.

    May 22 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Will Kenny Pickett or Mitch Trubisky start? Handicapping Steelers' QB competition

    The Steelers have a competition for the starting quarterback position for the first time in decades, and here's why each can make a case to start.

    May 13 · ESPN Steelers Kenny Pickett Mitchell Trubisky nfl draft
  • Steelers Expect Fierce Quarterback Competition

    Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his take on what to expect from his quarterback room in camp. "I expect it to be fierce, because I know all three guys [Trubisky, Rudolph, Pickett], I don't expect anyone to take a back seat," said Tomlin. When pressed on whether 20th overall pick Kenny Pickett would have a chance to win the job, Tomlin added "We played four rookies on offense last year because they were deserving. Certainly, he's [Pickett] not going to be excluded from the opportunity [of starting]." Pickett will be 24 years old to start his rookie year, and Tomlin praised his pro-readiness in terms of anticipation and accuracy as reasons they selected him in Round 1. With a fairly modest salary commitment to quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at $14 million over two years, Pickett should have a very real opportunity to win the starting job to begin the season.

    May 5 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett Mitchell Trubisky nfl draft
  • Kenny Pickett Stays In Pittsburgh, Taken By Steelers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett with the 20th overall pick of the 2022 NFL draft on Thursday. Pickett becomes the first quarterback taken in this year's draft, and he won't have to leave the city of Pittsburgh as he heads to the NFL. He is probably the most pro-ready signal-caller in this year's weaker class of QBs, and he's often been criticized for his small hands. The Steelers are now set for a quarterback competition this summer between Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky, who was added in free agency. Pickett threw for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his final year at Pittsburgh, and he can also run a little. The 23-year-old won't be an option for those in redraft leagues, even if he's starting in 2022, and his overall ceiling in the NFL seems limited.

    Apr 28 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett Mitchell Trubisky nfl draft
  • Saints High On Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral?

    It remains to be seen if the Saints will end up selecting a quarterback during the first round of tomorrow’s draft. However, if they do, one faction of the organization could be disappointed. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Saints front office likes Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett while the coaches seem to prefer Ole […]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors Saints Matt Corral Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Giants Getting Calls On No. 7 Pick

    The New York Giants, who hold the No. 7 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, have received calls from teams about potentially trading into that spot. The Seattle Seahawks, who have the No. 9 overall pick, have also received preliminary interest in the ninth overall pick and could be looking to move back within the first round. However, many teams largely expect movement to occur after the first 10 picks. The 11-14 range could be the sweet spot in the first round on Thursday night. Teams looking for a quarterback could be interested in the Giants and Seahawks picks if the top names like Liberty's Malik Willis and Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett begin to slide to towards double digits.

    Apr 27 · Source via Giants Kenny Pickett Malik Willis nfl draft
  • Falcons Believe They Will Draft A Quarterback

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot stated in a press conference on Wednesday that the team believes they will come out of the draft with a quarterback. The Falcons hold pick No. 8 and already signed quarterback Marcus Mariota to a two-year deal worth $18.75 million. Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh and Malik Willis of Liberty are considered the top two quarterbacks, but not by a staggering margin. Atlanta has quietly been doing their homework on this year's quarterback class and could create a major shake-up on Day 1 by selecting a signal-caller early. With Mariota providing a bridge, the team could also opt for a quarterback on Day 2 who may take more time to develop. The Falcons have had the luxury of not needing to take a quarterback in the first round since selecting Matt Ryan third overall in 2008. Willis is an Atlanta native, and Fontenot was present for his Pro Day last month.

    Apr 27 · Source via Falcons Kenny Pickett Malik Willis nfl draft
  • Steelers, Saints Likely To Take QB In First Round?

    As those who even casually follow the NFL predraft process know by now, this year’s collegiate class includes an intriguing but flawed set of quarterbacks, which has led to seemingly unprecedented variance in how executives throughout the league are evaluating the prospects who play the most important position in sports. ESPN draftnik Todd McShay said, “[w]hat's […]

    Apr 24 · Pro Football Rumors Saints Steelers Matt Corral Sam Howell Kenny Pickett Desmond Ridder Malik Willis nfl draft
  • Kenny Pickett Has Experience, But Lacks Physical Traits

    Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett is the most NFL-ready of this year's quarterback prospects, as he appeared in 52 games (49 starts) over five college seasons and ran professional concepts under former NFL assistant Mark Whipple. "He was the biggest guy, strongest stature -- he just felt like a quarterback. But then your concern is the arm. There's nothing special about it. What's he going to look like when he's getting his ass f---ing blitzed and having to throw off-platform, and he has to win with his arm only? He's mobile enough. He can move, he's not lot like a statue. If you had to have a m-----f----- play right now, it's Pickett, but he doesn't have any goddamn upside," an AFC executive said. Pickett has some speed, but his arm strength is average, and many scouts question his quick decision-making skills.

    Apr 22 · Source via Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Saints Could Be Targeting Kenny Pickett

    If the New Orleans Saints target a quarterback in this year's draft, it could very well be Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett, in the opinion of the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan. Pickett is a favorite to be the first signal-caller off the board this year, and he checks many of the boxes that general manager Jeff Ireland looks for in a young QB. Ireland has been drawn to tall quarterbacks like Pickett, and the Saints trade up in the first round of the draft could signal that they will go with a QB early on. Jameis Winston will be the starter under center in 2022, but Pickett could benefit immensely from sitting a year and learning.

    Apr 18 · Source via Saints Kenny Pickett Jameis Winston nfl draft
  • NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett

    Kenny Pickett‘s status as one of the top quarterback prospects available in the 2022 NFL Draft is the result of hard work and an example of taking advantage of every opportunity presented. He will have a chance to continue overachieving later this month when he is likely to hear his name called early on the […]

    Apr 17 · Pro Football Rumors Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Lions To Visit With Kenny Pickett

    The Detroit Lions will have a pre-draft visit next week with Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, according to sources. It's the only known quarterback visit for Detroit, which owns three of the top 34 picks, including No. 2 overall, in this month's draft. They continue to do their due diligence on draft prospects. The Lions apparently think they can win with Jared Goff under center, but they probably wouldn't mind finding his successor sooner than later. However, it's unclear if they view Pickett or any other QB in this year's draft as the right guy for the job, especially at No. 2 overall. Detroit could also trade the No. 2 pick if another team is desperate to move into the top three for a quarterback.

    Apr 15 · Source via Lions Jared Goff Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Kenny Pickett Visiting With Panthers

    The Carolina Panthers are hosting Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett Wednesday to wrap up their three-day stretch of visits with top quarterback prospects. On Monday they met with Sam Howell of North Carolina and Bailey Zappe of Western Kentucky. On Tuesday they met with Malik Willis of Liberty, Matt Corral of Ole Miss and Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati. Carolina holds the sixth pick in the draft and is perhaps the team believed most likely to take a quarterback in the first round. The 23-year-old Pickett wrapped up his senior season with 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had the highest passer rating of all five potential first-round quarterbacks at 165.3. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has operated with a wide range of quarterback styles during his time in Carolina, but new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo may have a preference for a more polished option like Pickett to build the offense around.

    Apr 13 · Source via Panthers Kenny Pickett nfl draft
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