2015 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:46pm
Martavis Bryant put up plenty of big plays for the Steelers last year.
So much so that the Steelers are planning to give Bryant every opportunity this summer to claim the No. 2 receiver spot currently held by Markus Wheaton.
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who pushed hard for the Steelers to draft Bryant last year, called what Bryant was able to do during the second half of last season a “big thing” during a 30-minute Steelers Nation Unite ‘Weekly Huddle’ fan forum session on Wednesday.
“We are looking for him to come in and make a push against Markus Wheaton for that No. 2 spot and continue give us big-time production, specifically in the red area where a big target like that can make a big impact,” Haley said.
“When young guys come in at the receiver position and contribute early like he did, it is a big thing,” Haley said. “He took a lot of pressure off Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton … he really had a big impact on our offense. He is a guy we are going to work real hard throughout the offseason and, like all young players, he should make progress from year one to year two.”
Bryant averaged 2.8 catches for 56 yards and 0.82 TD in the final 11 games of the season (including a 5-61-1 outing against Baltimore in the playoffs). Thanks to the incredible touchdown rate, those are high-end WR2 numbers in standard formats and solid WR2 numbers in PPR. What's more, he didn't play 60 percent of the snaps until the postseason, so there's upside here from a playing time standpoint. If he earns a starting role this offseason -- and it looks like he will -- he’ll be a middle round pick in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:56pm
Antonio Brown Wildcard game vs. Ravens
The NFL leader in receptions and receiving yards, Antonio Brown finished his regular season off with a bang last week against Cincinnati, catching seven passes for 128 yards and a score. He had 11 receptions for 144 yards and a score in the last meeting with Baltimore at Heinz Field, getting two cornerbacks fired by the Ravens after that game. Baltimore will surely try to double Brown, but so has practically every other team this season. Yet he still finished with 129 receptions, the second-best total in NFL history. He's a strong start regardless of circumstance or weather because he can beat teams in so many ways.