Steelers Fantasy News

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:11pm

Steelers Inactives
Anthony Chickillo OLB
Ladarius Green TE
Ricardo Mathews DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Brian Mihalik OT
Al-Hajj Shabazz DB
Fitzgerald Toussaint RB

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) took full practice reps again Friday. There was no risk of Roethlisberger missing this weekend’s game. He’s good to go.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worried here.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 19.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) took full practice reps all week. Ware is good to go to face the Steelers in tough conditions in Kansas City.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 19. Green isn’t going to play, so Jesse James should continue to see most of the snaps at tight end. He’s a touchdown-or-bust option at this point.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will 'be out there next week'

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:36am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Steelers quarterback arrived to his postgame news conference Sunday with a boot on his right foot following Pittsburgh's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wild Card Weekend. He said that he hurt his ankle on his second-to-last play of the win.

"We don't know anything yet, but well find out soon enough," Roethlisberger said about his prognosis. "You're always worried about being hurt, but I'll be out there next week."

After the game, Roethlisberger underwent tests on his ankle, which confirmed the injury is not serious, sources informed of the injury told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

When it comes to injuries, Roethlisberger the league's preeminent drama queen, regularly overstating or drawing attention to his injuries so that he can develop a "tough guy" reputation for playing through them. He'll be out there against the Chiefs.

Steelers TE Ladarius Green out vs. Dolphins

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:54am

Steelers Inactives

Anthony Chickillo OLB
Justin Gilbert DB
Robert Golden SS
Ladarius Green TE
Ricardo Mathews DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Brian Mihalik OT

Fantasy Impact:

Jesse James will see starter's snaps, but Eli Rogers tends to see a bump in work with Green out. he has averaged 4.1 catches for 49 yards and 0.22 TD (on 5.8 targets) in the nine games in which Green was either sidelined or played less than 20% of the snaps. In the other four games, Rogers has averaged 2.8 catches for 37 yards and 0.25 TD (on 3.5 T/G). James has averaged a modest 2.9 catches for 25 yards and 0.25 (on 4.3 T/G) with Green out or very limited. The Dolphins have been poor against both receivers (#28 in WR aFPA) and tight ends (#32 in TE aFPA).

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. When both he and LeVeon Bell are healthy, Williams typically sees 10% of the touches, so it’s a slight downgrade for Bell.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers WR Sammie Coates (hamstring) took full practice reps all week. Coates looks like a go, but he’s been marginalized over the last several weeks.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 18. He’s still in the concussion protocol, so it doesn’t look like Green will make his return this week. Eli Rogers has been one of the beneficiaries of Green’s absence; he has averaged 4.1 catches for 49 yards and 0.22 TD (on 5.8 targets) in the nine games in which Green was either sidelined or played less than 20% of the snaps. In the other four games, Rogers has averaged 2.8 catches for 37 yards and 0.25 TD (on 3.5 T/G). Jesse James has averaged a modest 2.9 catches for 25 yards and 0.25 (on 4.3 T/G) with Green out or very limited. The Dolphins have been poor against both receivers (#28 in WR aFPA) and tight ends (#32 in TE aFPA).

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers TE Xavier Grimble (ribs) took full practice reps all week.

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) could return

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Ladarius Green remains in concussion protocol, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is hopeful the veteran tight end can play Sunday in the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field.

Green has not played since taking a blow to the head late in the Steelers' game at Cincinnati on Dec. 18.

“He is progressing rather well,” Tomlin said.

Fantasy Impact:

Green practiced on a limited basis twice last week but was withheld from the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns that had no impact on the Steelers' playoff positioning.

No surgery needed for Cards RB David Johnson

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:05pm

AZCardinals.com - [Full Article]

David Johnson is OK.

The Pro Bowl running back will not need surgery after suffering a scary-looking left knee injury during Sunday’s finale against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Johnson sprained his MCL, an injury similar to the one suffered by safety Tony Jefferson the week before in Seattle. He will not play in the Pro Bowl while rehabbing the injury. But he will be fine long-term after about six to eight weeks.

“Great news,” Johnson said.

Fantasy Impact:

He did watch the replay, and admitted there was a “tremendous amount of relief” once he knew for sure he didn’t have significant damage. The injury cost Johnson a chance at a couple of records he sought: Gaining 100 yards from scrimmage in all 16 games in a season, and reaching 1,000 yards receiving. Johnson had 44 total yards before his first quarter injury, including 38 receiving. He had needed 159 yards receiving to reach 1,000.

Schefter: Cards RB David Johnson's ACL in tact; meniscus damage

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:15pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Initial tests on Cardinals' RB David Johnson's knee showed meniscus damage, ACL in tact, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson will have an MRI on Monday but this is potentially very good news for owners.

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