Steelers Fantasy News

Steelers get back RB Le'Veon Bell

Monday, September 26, 2016, 8:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

LeVeon Bell's return to the lineup gives the Pittsburgh Steelers more than a top-shelf tailback.

They get an elite pass-catcher at a crucial time, coming off a 34-3 beating in Philadelphia. And Kansas City's talented front seven is lurking Sunday night.

Bell essentially is a slot receiver, catching 83 passes for 854 yards in his last full season.

Just listen to center Maurkice Pouncey.

"It's going to be huge. It changes the passing game," Pouncey said of Bell, who served a three-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy."

Related players: DeAngelo Williams

Fantasy Impact:

Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Bell played a total of 58 snaps together last season. That trio is ready to begin business in earnest. Williams was brilliant for most of the past three games, and he should remain involved in the offense. But the loss to the Eagles showed this team needs more receiving options downfield after the loss of Martavis Bryant for the season.

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:05pm

Steelers Inactives
Senquez Golson CB
Steven Johnson LB
Zach Mettenberger QB
Roosevelt Nix FB
Cody Wallace C
L.T. Walton DT

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Steelers QB Landry Jones (back) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Steelers RB Roosevelt Nix (back, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 3.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Wheaton was removed from the injury report, so he’s going to make his 2016 debut this week. His role remains to be seen, but he was playing ahead of Sammie Coates prior to the injury.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers QB Landry Jones (back) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers RB Roosevelt Nix (back) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday. Williams is our top-ranked running back this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Wheaton’s activity indicates that he’ll play in Week 3. His role remains to be seen, but he was playing ahead of Sammie Coates prior to the injury.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune, Gates is “uncertain” for Week 3. The Chargers play late on Sunday, so owners should have a Plan B in place. Jacob Tamme, Jesse James, Trey Burton, Jack Doyle, Vance McDonald and Lance Kendricks all play at the same time as or later than Gates.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Steelers RB Roosevelt Nix (back) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Williams is just getting some well-deserved rest.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Wheaton’s activity indicates that he’ll play in Week 3. His role remains to be seen, but he was playing ahead of Sammie Coates prior to the injury.

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton could return Week 3

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:10pm

The Times - [Full Article]

During his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon, Steelers HC Mike Tomlin sounded encouraged that WR Markus Wheaton would play this week at the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles.

Related players: Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Fantasy Impact:

If Wheaton should play, it remains to be seen how much he’d be used. Rogers has settled in as the slot receiver, the position Wheaton held down last season, while Coates possesses the size and speed that the Steelers have been missing with Martavis Bryant suspended and TE Ladarius Green on the PUP list. Heyward-Bey played just 35 percent of the snaps on offense but contributed 62 percent on special teams.

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