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Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:44am
Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette was asked how the team's depth chart would shake out. His response:
"Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Eli Rogers in the slot. Backups: Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey. If they keep six, Cobi Hamilton or Demarcus Ayers."
Last week, Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) of the Observer-Reporter gave us the heads up about Rogers' likely role in the slot. If this holds, then Coates is being severely overdrafted in the 9th/10th round of fantasy drafts and Rogers is a deep sleeper, especially in PPR formats. We've favored Wheaton in our rankings all summer, the concern is that he'll now be competing directly with Coates for snaps, and if he doesn't carry over the momentum from late last season, he could find himself on the bench. On the plus side, Wheaton is currently starting in a high-octane passing attack and if that continues, he'll be a steal in the 10th/11th round. He'll have to prove that he can consistently get open on the outside, but he's apparently done enough in camp to earn the starting job.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:11am
2016 Fantasy Outlook
136 catches. 1,834 yards. 10 touchdowns. Those were Brown's numbers one season after everyone thought he had peaked in 2014 with a line of 129-1,698-13. His two-year reception total of 265 is the most in NFL history. His 3,532 yards in the past two years are the second-most in a similar span in league history. At 28, you'd expect Brown to slow down, but he played four full games and parts of two others without Ben Roethlisberger last season. Had he played a full season with Roethlisberger, several of the league's single-season receiving records would have fallen. Brown is productive and durable - when he's not being hit in the head by Vontaze Burfict. He's the top wide receiver in all formats and the top player in many drafts.
2016 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||8.50||114.63||0.63||12.06||13.49||0.19||1.75||0||0.13||9.33||64.31/67.19||95.53% |