Steelers Fantasy News

Ravens held out Bernard Pierce as precaution

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:26am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Although Ravens RB Bernard Pierce practiced all week and was listed as probable, the Ravens held him out as a precautionary measure to avoid aggravating his strained quad injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Justin Forsett was the lead back for most of the game, and excelled in the role, before rookie and Lorenzo Taliaferro came on. The Ravens RB situation should still be considered muddy at this point. Last time Pierce played he performed well against the Steelers and last week it was Taliferro who shined.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans unsure of severity of groin injury

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:28pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

Rookie WR Mike Evans, who caught his first NFL touchdown pass on the opening drive, left the game with a groin injury.

The injury forced Evans to pull up in the middle of a deep route, which made for an easy interception by Cortez Allen at the Steelers' 11-yard line.

"Just a little tweak -- it hurt, and I couldn't run. I should have grabbed him so he couldn't get the pick. That's what I was most angry about," said Evans, who said he didn't know the severity of the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Evans is now a question mark for a Week 5 game at the Saints. The Bucs could use him for that contest which could feature a lot of points. The Bucs offense looked improved under QB Mike Glennon in their upset of the Steelers so there could be some hope for Evans owners going forward.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 4. Mike Glennon is very likely to start against the Steelers in Week 4. He may improve the fantasy prospects of Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4. Roethlisberger will be fine to face the Bucs.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Steelers RB Dri Archer (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Martin is practicing fully this week (and declared himself ‘100 percent’ healthy) so he looks like a go for a Week 4 matchup with the Steelers. We’re expecting him to get the start after Bobby Rainey’s fumblitis in Week 3. Rainey has otherwise ran well, however, and may see a larger than usual role for a change-of-pace back.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 4. Miller will be fine to face the Bucs.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. Mike Glennon is very likely to start against the Steelers in Week 4. He may improve the fantasy prospects of Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Steelers RB Dri Archer (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Martin is practicing fully this week (and declared himself ‘100 percent’ healthy) so he looks like a go for a Week 4 matchup with the Steelers. We’re expecting him to get the start after Bobby Rainey’s fumblitis in Week 3. Rainey has otherwise ran well, however, and may see a larger than usual role for a change-of-pace back.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Mike Glennon is very likely to start against the Steelers in Week 4.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Steelers RB Dri Archer (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Archer may make his return this week.