Kenny Pickett

QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 6'3" Weight 220
DOB 1998-06-06 Age 24.4
College Pittsburgh

2022 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 34 (Tier 6)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 6
32Zach Wilson, NYJ1023.314.2
33Geno Smith, SEA1132.116.1
34Kenny Pickett, PIT924.4
Tier 7
35Jimmy Garoppolo, SF931.018.7
36Desmond Ridder, ATL1423.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Kenny Pickett A QB2 Vs. Colts On Monday Night

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will take on the Indianapolis Colts on the road in Week 12's Monday night game. Pickett has mostly been quiet in his rookie year as he's still looking for the first multi-passing touchdown game of his career. The Colts represent a neutral matchup for Pickett as they are allowing the 15th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position while their pass defense ranks 14th in the league in DVOA. Pickett is on the board as a low-end QB2 in fantasy heading into Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Throws For 265 Yards, One TD In Week 11

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 25 of his 42 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown while adding 14 yards on two carries in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. Pickett's lone touchdown pass went to George Pickens in the second quarter as the Steelers did most of their scoring on the ground and via the field goal. After throwing eight interceptions over his first five games, Pickett has been taking better care of the ball as he hasn't thrown an interception in two straight games. That being said, he is still looking for the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Pickett will look to change that in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts on the road.

    Nov 20 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett A QB2 In Week 11

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 11. Pickett is coming off a solid game in Week 10 in which he rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown in a win over the New Orleans Saints. The Bengals represent a tough matchup for Pickett, however, as they are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the quarterback position in 2022. Pickett has yet to face the Bengals as the Steelers started Mitch Trubisky against them back in Week 1. Fantasy managers can treat Pickett as a mid-range QB2 heading into Week 11.

    Nov 17 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Rushes For 51 Yards, Touchdown In Week 10

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 18 of his 30 passes for 199 yards and added 51 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in his team's 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Pickett managed to escape without throwing an interception for just the second time in six games played in 2022. He didn't throw a touchdown but he salvaged his fantasy afternoon with a solid day on the ground. Pickett now has rushed for three touchdowns in his rookie season. He will be a low-end QB2 against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

    Nov 13 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett A QB2 Vs. Saints In Week 10

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will come off of his bye to take on the New Orleans Saints at home in Week 10. Pickett has struggled a bit in his rookie season, throwing just two touchdowns compared to eight interceptions in five games. He draws a neutral matchup against a Saints defense that is allowing the 16th-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Pickett has shown some rushing ability on the ground this year, which has kept him viable in fantasy, but he's best deployed as a low-end QB2 heading into Week 10.

    Nov 11 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Throws A Pick, Fumbles Twice In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 25 of his 38 passes for 191 yards and one interception while adding 37 yards on seven carries in a 35-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. The Steelers got one touchdown pass in the contest, but it was Chase Claypool and not Pickett who threw it in the first quarter. Pickett's interception came on a deflected ball in the end zone and he also fumbled twice, losing one. Ball security is becoming an issue for the rookie signal-caller, who now has now thrown eight picks and fumbled three times in five games. Pickett and the Steelers will be on bye in Week 9 before a home matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10.

    Oct 30 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Draws Tough Matchup Vs. Eagles

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 257 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in a Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Things won't get any easier as the signal-caller will take on the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 8. The Eagles have one of the best defenses in the league and have stifled opposing quarterbacks in 2022, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Pickett has shown flashes this season but Week 8 against Philadelphia is not the week to put the rookie quarterback in starting lineups in fantasy.

    Oct 28 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Draws Tough Matchup In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 257 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in a Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Things won't get any easier as the signal-caller will take on the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 8. The Eagles have one of the best defenses in the league and have stifled opposing quarterbacks in 2022, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Pickett has shown flashes this season but Week 8 against Philadelphia is not the week to put the rookie quarterback in starting lineups in fantasy.

    Oct 28 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Throws Three INTs In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 32 of his 44 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions while adding 20 yards on three carries in a 16-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Pickett's touchdown was a seven-yard pass to George Pickens in the second quarter while two of his interceptions came during the final four minutes of the fourth quarter and extinguished any hope of pulling off a comeback win. Pickett now has thrown two touchdowns and seven interceptions in four games in 2022. He will be a low-end QB2 in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Oct 24 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Active Against The Dolphins

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (concussion) is officially active for Sunday night's meeting with the Miami Dolphins. The rookie suffered a concussion in Week 6 against the Buccaneers, ruling him out for the rest of the game. Nonetheless, Pickett has struggled in his inaugural campaign, tossing only one touchdown while throwing four picks and completing just 66.3% of his attempts. As a result, fantasy managers should keep him out of the lineup until he proves he can be an effective fantasy option.

    Oct 23 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett A Low-End QB2 If He Plays Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was knocked out of Week 6's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion. Pickett is trending toward playing against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 after he cleared the league's concussion protocol on Friday. The Steelers haven't officially named Pickett the starter but it is expected that Mitch Trubisky will return to his backup role. The rookie quarterback would return to a plus matchup against a Miami defense that is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position in 2022. Fantasy gamers can view Pickett as a low-end QB2 heading into the Sunday night matchup against the Dolphins.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett, Pat Freiermuth Clear Concussion Protocol

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, tight end Pat Freiermuth and cornerback Levi Wallace have all cleared the league's concussion protocol and are all on track to play on Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Pickett put in a full week of practice after leaving last week's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early due to a head injury. The 24-year-old will return to starting duties and will continue being a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues. Freiermuth missed the Week 6 game but will return for Sunday Night Football. The 23-year-old second-year tight end has 20 receptions (32 targets) for 235 yards and a touchdown in his five games so far this year. He'll be on the TE1/2 borderline for his return against Miami.

    Oct 21 · Source via Steelers Pat Freiermuth Kenny Pickett Levi Wallace
  • Kenny Pickett Puts In Full Practice

    As Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin promised, rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett (concussion) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Pickett remains in the league's concussion protocol, but he's been cleared to fully participate in practice, which is a great sign that he'll be cleared to start in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football. Before the 24-year-old was knocked out of Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he went 11-for-18 for 67 yards and a touchdown. As long as Pickett gets clearance from an independent neurologist later in the week, he will make the start in Week 7.

    Oct 19 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Could Play In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol, but his practice work will not be limited this week. "If he can play," Tomlin said, "he will play." The Steelers play on Sunday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins this week, so Pickett will have a little extra time to clear the protocol after getting knocked out of the Week 6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 24-year-old first-rounder went 11-for-18 for 67 yards and a touchdown before leaving. The Steelers will get Mitch Trubisky ready to go just in case, but if Pickett clears the protocol, the team will likely stick with him as the starter against Miami.

    Oct 18 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Downgraded To Out

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (head) was evaluated for a concussion and has been ruled out for the remainder of Week 6 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mitch Trubisky took over at quarterback. Pickett finishes the day with 68 passing yards, 16 rushing yards, and one touchdown.

    Oct 16 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Questionable To Return Sunday

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (head) is being evaluated for a possible concussion. He is questionable to return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. In the meantime, Mitch Trubisky has taken over at quarterback. Prior to exiting, Pickett racked up 68 passing yards, 16 rushing yards, and one touchdown.

    Oct 16 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Bucs' Defense An Elite Option Against The Steelers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense/special teams is an elite fantasy option against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. Sunday's contest between Pittsburgh and Tampa has an over-under of 43.5, whereas the Steelers have a low implied total of 16. Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett has struggled with turnovers and has thrown four interceptions over the last two games. Tampa Bay should be able to limit a struggling Pittsburgh offense and rack up turnovers, making them an elite option in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett A QB2 Vs. Tampa Bay

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 6. Pickett is off to a solid start to his NFL career, completing 67.7% of his passes for 447 yards, although he's still looking for his first career touchdown pass. Despite the lack of touchdowns through the air, Pickett has done some damage on the ground, rushing for two scores. The Buccaneers have been solid against opposing quarterbacks in 2022, allowing the 20th-most fantasy points per game to the position through five games. Pickett is on the board as a low-end QB2 in fantasy in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Throws For 327 Yards In Week 5

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 34 of his 52 passes for 327 yards and an interception in a 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. Pickett also added a 10-yard rush in the loss. With the Steelers behind 31-3 at halftime, Pickett was asked to drop back 52 times in his first career start. Pickett failed to account for a touchdown in a tough matchup against the Bills, but he was able to move the offense on Sunday. Better times are ahead for Pickett, although things won't get any easier with a challenging Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers up next.

    Oct 9 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett To Air It Out In First Start

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett is making his first NFL start against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. This is not an easy task for your first career start in professional football. Despite that, the Steelers aren't going to hold anything back for this game. They mentioned they plan for Pickett to sling it downfield in this game. It's a bold strategy against a secondary that is fairly strong against the pass. Fantasy managers should treat Pickett as a low-end QB2 for this game. It's unlikely that he succeeds, so fantasy managers should find a better streaming option.

    Oct 9 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett A QB3 In First Career Start

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett took over for the benched Mitch Trubisky at halftime of a Week 4 loss to the New York Jets and wound up completing 10 of his 13 passes for 120 yards and three interceptions while rushing for two touchdowns. Now installed as the Pittsburgh starting quarterback moving forward, the rookie faces a tough Week 5 road matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo's defense has been tough on quarterbacks, allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position through four games. Pickett showed that he has some rushing upside but the matchup makes this a tough week to trust him outside of deeper, two-quarterback formats. Treat him as a high-end QB3 for Week 5.

    Oct 7 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Officially Name Kenny Pickett The Starter

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin officially named rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett the team's starter heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. It was announced on Monday that the Steelers were expected to move forward with Pickett as the starter after Mitch Trubisky was benched at halftime of the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. Pickett went 10-for-13 passing for 120 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, but he also carried the ball six times for 15 yards and two scores on the ground. The 24-year-old should be added in all superflex leagues if he's available, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in his first professional start this weekend against a strong Bills defense on the road.

    Oct 4 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Expected To Move Forward With Kenny Pickett

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to move forward with rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett, according to sources, after Pickett took over for the benched Mitch Trubisky in the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. Pickett took over at halftime and head coach Mike Tomlin said, "we needed a spark." Pickett went 10-for-13 passing for 120 yards with three interceptions, but he also added two rushing scores and will see plenty of opportunities moving forward, beginning in Week 5 in a very tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills on the road. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the Steelers are sticking with Pickett over the ineffective Trubisky. The 24-year-old rookie will have his growing pains, but he proves the Steelers and fantasy managers with more upside, especially with his legs. He'll be a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues in his first career start this week.

    Oct 3 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Kenny Pickett Runs For Two Touchdowns In Week 4

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 10 of his 13 passes for 120 yards and three interceptions in a 24-20 loss to the Jets in Week 4. Pickett also added six rushes for 15 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The Steelers opted to bench starter Mitch Trubisky during halftime, giving Pickett the chance to take the field for the first time in his young career. He played better than his three interceptions would suggest, providing a spark to a Pittsburgh offense that had struggled to move the ball under Trubisky. Head coach Mike Tomlin would not comment on who would be his starting quarterback for Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills, but it would be a bit of a surprise if the Steelers went back to Trubisky at this point. Stay tuned as Pickett would be a low-end QB2 worth a waiver add in two-quarterback leagues if he is named the starter.

    Oct 2 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Sticking With Mitch Trubisky As Starting QB

    Ben Roethlisberger began his starter run in Week 3 of the 2004 season. A Tommy Maddox injury led to that seminal switch. Eighteen years later, the Steelers’ new first-round quarterback prospect looks like he will need to wait longer. Although some pro-Kenny Pickett chants broke out at Sunday’s Patriots-Steelers game, the No. 20 overall pick […]

    Sep 20 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Kenny Pickett Kenny Pickett
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2022PIT7109.615.745288.552.138.015523765.414263820291635.6231

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    4NYJL 20-2416.53250.029.719101376.91200306152.5020
    5@BUFL 3-3816.475100.070.753345265.432701311010.0000
    6TBW 20-189.03757.831.320111861.1671012168.0000
    7@MIAL 10-1615.975100.062.747324472.72571323206.6700
    8@PHIL 13-3512.376100.059.245253865.81910167375.2901
    10NOW 20-1021.184100.045.238183060.01990068516.3810
    11CINL 30-3718.773100.060.344254259.52651022147.0000

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