2022 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Preview

Jul 20, 2022
2022 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Preview


Only Tom Brady (40.2) and Justin Herbert (39.5) averaged more pass attempts per game than Ben Roethlisberger (39.1) over the past two years as the Steelers simply succumbed to the veteran’s wishes to throw 600-plus ducks at the NFL’s quickest time from snap to throw in both seasons. It’s a far cry from what OC Matt Canada displayed without being chained to Big Ben in the preseason, registering a league-high amount of pre-snap motion (142 snaps) with the eighth-highest rate of play-action and third-most 15-plus yard gains through the air. Mitch Trubisky has only tossed eight in-game passes over the last 18 months but, in averaging 3.7 carries across 52 career starts, offers a higher floor than perceived for an offense that’s expected to camouflage its play-calling in 2022; only eight attacks in the last decade have attempted 600-plus passes for three consecutive seasons, qualifying Pittsburgh’s as one that’s bound to revert.

Pittsburgh Steelers Offense, 2021
Stat Rank
Points Per Game 20.2 21st
Yards Per Game 312.1 23rd
Plays Per Game 65.5 9th
Drives Per Game 11.1 3rd
Scoring Percentage 34.7% 20th
Pass Attempts Per Game 39.3 4th
Available Targets 163 17th
Available Air Yards 1,236 18th
Available Carries 40 23rd

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