Matt Spaeth Fantasy News

Steelers Beat: Jesse James is TE if season started today

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 9:51am

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

If the season began today – and, of course, it doesn’t – and/or if Ladarius Green’s surgically-repaired ankle doesn’t improve over the next five weeks… what are the Steelers options at tight end?

Jesse James would start and serve the No. 1 role. Xavier Grimble has been taking practice reps commensurate with a player who’s expected to have a not-insignificant role in the offense. David Johnson will handle duties of a hybrid Matt Spaeth/Will Johnson 2015 version, meaning mostly as a blocker. It appears Nix is being prepped for some traditional tight end-style work, and maybe someone such Mt. Lebanon native Paul Lang steals a roster spot (in lieu of a still-PUP’d Green).

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, the unsettled situation bares watching over the next four weeks through the preseason games and up until the final cutdown day. That's especially true if Green's injury continues to keep him out.

Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:04pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Last year, Jesse James was a newbie to the Steelers and the NFL. Now, he's their most tenured tight end.

With the retirement of Heath Miller and the release of Matt Spaeth, James — at 22 — is the veteran voice in the tight end room, at least when it comes to tenure with the Steelers.

“It's a new tight end room,” James said. “I am really the only guy who is back. It is a little different, but I feel good about it.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers signed Ladarius Green and brought back David Johnson to bolster the position. Xavier Grimble was on the practice squad last year, but wasn't with the Steelers during training camp. Green isn't able to practice at this point and is on the PUP list, so James has a chance to shine and earn some valuable reps in the process.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 19.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 13.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

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