Steelers Fantasy News

Browns hire Todd Haley as offensive coordinator

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:25pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who didn't have his contract renewed by the Steelers last week, has been hired by the Browns as the first offensive coordinator under Hue Jackson, a league source told cleveland.com.

Haley, 50, is expected to call plays under Jackson because of his vast experience in that role. He'll also have an opportunity to coach a new rookie quarterback such as Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen, who are candidates for the Browns at No. 1 overall.

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers' offense has finished in the top 10 in both yards gained and points scored in each of the last four seasons. Coordinators with that sort of track record aren't typically available for a lateral move like this, so it's a good hire for the Browns.

Steelers name Randy Fichtner new offensive coordinator

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:40pm

Jeremy Fowler - [Full Article]

After parting ways with Todd Haley, the Steelers stayed in-house to replace him, naming QBs coach Randy Fichtner their new offensive coordinator.

Fichtner has been with Pittsburgh since 2007, where he first started out as the team's WRs coach and then moved on to coach the QB position. This will be his first offensive coordinator stint in the NFL.

Steelers part ways with OC Todd Haley

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:06pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Steelers are allowing OC Todd Haley to walk now that he’s out of his contract. Pittsburgh expected to hire a new OC.

Fantasy Impact:

Haley's offenses have finished in the top 10 in both total yards and points scored in each of the last four seasons. He also had top-12 offenses in two seasons in Arizona (2007, 2008) and one season in Kansas City (2010).

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) ACTIVE vs. Jaguars

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11:37am

Steelers Inactives

QB Joshua Dobbs
WR Justin Hunter
DB Coty Sensabaugh
S J.J. Wilcox
OT Jerald Hawkins
OT Matt Feiler
DT Daniel McCullers

Fantasy Impact:

Brown is active but is not 100%. It's a tough matchup for Brown but there's a reason that he's widely regarded as the best receiver in the league.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 19. Brown is fully expected to play on Sunday.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right wrist) took full practice reps all week. Bortles is fully expected to play against the Steelers on Sunday. He has the best matchup of any of the quarterbacks playing this weekend since Pittsburgh is No. 28 in QB aFPA.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (illness) set to play

Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:51pm

Dan Graziano - [Full Article]

Brown missed Friday's practice due to illness, but Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes Brown will be good to go this weekend in the team's Divisional Round matchup versus the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact:

Even in a tough matchup, Brown is our No. 1 ranked WR for this weekend's slate of games. The Jaguars are ranked fourth in aFPA vs. WRs, but Brown did do damage against the Jaguars earlier in the season. In Week 5 versus Jacksonville, Brown caught 10 of his 19 targets for 157 yards.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown's rehab going well

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 1:01pm

Gerry Dulac on Twitter - [Full Article]

Mike Tomlin said he saw Antonio Brown today and said his progress is "going well" (recovering from a calf injury).

Fantasy Impact:

The tweet added if Steelers were playing this week Brown would be questionable. With a bye this week, an extra week off will at least help his chances of suiting up the following weekend.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant will pick up the slack against the Browns. Landry Jones will be under center, so this isn’t as great of a spot as it otherwise would be if Ben Roethlisberger were playing.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder, ribs) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Crowell was removed from the injury report so he’ll play against the Steelers, who are resting their stars.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (not injury related) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday. He’s not expected to play on Sunday.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday. He’s not expected to play on Sunday. The Steelers could get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win and a Patriots’ loss, but the Jets are unlikely to put up much of a fight. Landry Jones will likely get the start.

Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB LeVeon Bell to sit Week 17

Thursday, December 28, 2017, 4:16pm

Tim Benz - [Full Article]

According to a tweet by Steelers beat writer Joe Rutter, both Bell and Roethlisberger will miss this week's game versus the Cleveland Browns, according to Steelers' OT Marcus Gilbert.

Fantasy Impact:

With Antonio Brown already out, that means the Steelers will be without their No. 1 RB, No. 1 WR, and starting QB.

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant will be the team's top WRs, with Roosevelt Nix and Stevan Ridley mixing in at RB, with Landry Jones taking over at QB.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) OUT for Week 17

Monday, December 25, 2017, 3:12pm

Steelers Inactives
Antonio Brown WR
Joshua Dobbs QB
Ramon Foster OG
Jerald Hawkins OT
Dan McCullers NT
Coty Sensabaugh CB
J.J. Wilcox FS

Related players: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant

Fantasy Impact:

As we stated during the week, Ben Roethlisberger has targeted Brown on almost 31-percent of his pass attempts, which represents 11.6 targets per game. Both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant have averaged around 5–6 targets per game, but both should see 7–10 against the Texans in Week 16.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) missed practice again Friday. Ben Roethlisberger has targeted Brown on almost 31% of his pass attempts, which represents 11.6 targets per game. Both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant have averaged around 5–6 targets per game, but both should see 7–10 against the Texans in Week 16.

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