Shaun Suisham Fantasy News

Steelers cut Josh Scobee, sign Chris Boswell

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 4:23pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.

The Steelers cut the veteran kicker on Saturday, less than 48 hours after a pair of late missed field goals by Scobee helped the Ravens rally for a 23-20 overtime victory.

Pittsburgh replaced Scobee on the roster with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Houston Texans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a regular season game.

The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.

Fantasy Impact:

Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers have created nearly $6 million of cap room for this season after restructuring the contracts of receiver Antonio Brown, tight end Heath Miller and kicker Shaun Suisham on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN.

The Steelers plan to use the majority of the extra cap room to offset the large number of injured players who have been counting against the team's salary cap.

The move is expected to end Brown's contract demands for now. Sources tell ESPN that the Steelers, in a rare move for the team, moved up $2 million of Brown's salary into a signing bonus for this season, sources told ESPN. The restructuring raises Brown's salary from $6 million to $8 million this season.

Steelers trade for K Josh Scobee

Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:48am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Steelers quest to find a healthy kicker has led them to trade for one.

According to Jeff Prosser of 1010XL in Jacksonville, Josh Scobee is already en route to the Steelers.

Scobee was the longest-tenured Jaguars player, having worked for them since 2004, when he was chosen in the fourth round. They’re now handing the job to rookie Jason Myers.

The Steelers lost Shaun Suisham to a torn ACL in the preseason opener, and replacement Garrett Hartley suffered a hamstring injury Saturday that looked like it was going to keep him out of the regular season opener.

Fantasy Impact:

Now the Steelers have a reliable veteran in the last year of his contract, giving them some stability at the position going into the season. Scobee should climb the rankings and get lots of chances in what is expected to be a high-powered offense.

Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

As of Sunday night, there's no update on the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley's hamstring injury other than Mike Tomlin saying the outlook "doesn't look positive."

Last time Tomlin took that tone postgame, Shaun Suisham was headed for injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Now, if Hartley's out for an extended period, the offense still doesn't know what to expect from the field-goal unit when it approaches the red zone.

The leftover options are serviceable but not overly exciting.

The Steelers can revisit recent tryout players Alex Henery, a career 86 percent kicker before his 1-of-5 performance got him fired in Detroit last year, or veteran Jay Feely, who attempted four kicks for Chicago last year (he went 3-of-4).

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers could be looking for a third kicker in four weeks. No free agent kicker was replacing Suisham, a top-10 kicker in the league, but Hartley was a good backup. Hartley is pretty consistent, although he doesn't have a booming leg for kickoff returns -- 80 percent of his kickoffs have been returned this preseason, the story said.

Steelers sign K Garrett Hartley

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 2:11pm - [Full Article]

The Steelers have replaced injured kicker Shaun Suisham with a player with plenty of experience in big moments.

The agent for Garrett Hartley announced Tuesday that the former New Orleans Saints kicker has agreed to terms with the Steelers. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported it's a 1-year deal.

Hartley kicked three clutch field goals in the Super Bowl five years ago, and is a perfect 8-for-8 in postseason games. Suisham will miss the season with a torn ACL.

Fantasy Impact:

Hartley was inconsistent in his final seasons with the Saints, eventually getting cut at the end of 2013. He has been mostly out of the league since, active for two games last season for the Browns. Hartley has hit on 81.7 percent of his kicks as a pro, so it was only a matter of time before he got another chance. After spending most of his career in a dome, he'll kick in one of the toughest environments in the league in Pittsburgh. He'll still be an attractive add to fantasy teams given the high-powered potential of a Steelers offense that wants to score 30 points a game.

Report: Shaun Suisham tears his ACL

Monday, August 10, 2015, 8:45am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Shaun Suisham will have surgery on his left knee this week and the Steelers will go shopping for another kicker.

Suisham has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage damage, and the team will almost surely place him on injured reserve, ending his season. The 10-year veteran was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half Sunday night’s first preseason game in Canton, Ohio, won by the Minnesota Vikings, 14-3.

Fantasy Impact:

The report confirms an article we had from earlier this morning. The 33-year-old has been Pittsburgh's everyday kicker since 2010 and signed a four-year deal last August.Though a kicker seems replaceable, the position has become more specialized over the years. Suisham's directional kicking and experience kicking at the always-dangerous Heinz Field are hard to replace, an earlier report had. In the Steelers potentially high-scoring offense, Suisham was a guy to target in drafts. We'll keep you updated as the Steelers will have to sign a replacement who will definitely be on the fantasy radar.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:46pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers have given kicker Shaun Suisham a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.

Fantasy Impact:

There are a few kicker battles going on around the league, but Suisham's job is safe.

Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:45pm

Steelers K Shaun Suisham (left hamstring) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week . It sounds as if Suisham will be able to kick on Sunday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:38pm

Steelers K Shaun Suisham (left hamstring) took limited practice reps Thursday. The team signed Shayne Graham in case Suisham can't kick.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:18pm

Alan Robinson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin: K Shaun Suisham's injury not significant, could kick Monday against Bengals. Shayne Graham an "option."

Fantasy Impact:

Sounds like he could be a game-time call, but it may be better to go another direction with a struggling Steelers offense.

Monday, September 9, 2013, 5:39pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Steelers signed K Shayne Graham.

Fantasy Impact:

Graham’s addition is necessary because Shaun Suisham hurt his hamstring on Sunday and could miss a few weeks while he recovers.

Injury Report for MNF: Chiefs @ Steelers

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:36pm

Kansas City Chiefs

DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head)

T Branden Albert (head), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), C Ryan Lilja (neck)

RB Jamaal Charles (neck), WR Terrance Copper (calf), RB Nate Eachus (head), G Jeff Allen (head), CB Javier Arenas (head), WR Devon Wylie (hamstring)

Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (calf)

RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles)

LB Chris Carter (abdomen)

RB Jonathan Dwyer (quad), RB Chris Rainey (rib), K Shaun Suisham (ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

Emmaunel Sanders will draw the start in place of Brown opposite Mike Wallace and he’ll also return punts. Jerricho Cotchery, meanwhile, will be Pittsburgh’s No. 3 receiver. Isaac Redman will start for the Steelers after rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Giants last week. Dwyer will be the backup.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:14pm

Steelers K Shaun Suisham (left ankle) took full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:32pm

Steelers K Shaun Suisham (left ankle, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8.

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:20pm

Steelers K Shaun Suisham (left ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. He should be fine to kick against the Redskins.

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