Steelers Fantasy News

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:11am

Ed Bouchette - [Full Article]

Steelers land their first free agent, speedy WR Justin Hunter.

Cardinals re-sign RB Andre Ellington

Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:57pm

AZ Cardinals - [Full Article]

Andre Ellington re-signed with the Cardinals Monday on a one-year contract.

With David Johnson’s emergence as one of the best backs in the NFL, Ellington’s work dwindled to career-lows in all categories. He finished with 96 yards rushing on 34 carries last season, along with 12 receptions for 85 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

He'll serve as Johnson's primary backup. He's a wise handcuff for Johnson owners since he's a proven commodity.

Bears sign WR Markus Wheaton

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:31pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Source: The Bears are signing WR Markus Wheaton.

Fantasy Impact:

Wheaton showed promise in 2014-15 with a total of 97 catches for 1393 yards and seven touchdowns. He struggled with injury last year and the Steelers gave up on him. He'll provide depth in the Chicago receiving corps.

Steelers make Antonio Brown league's highest-paid receiver

Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:27pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Steelers and Antonio Brown have reached agreement on deal to make him highest paid WR in NFL, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown has finished as the #1 WR (PPR) in three straight seasons.

Steelers WR Sammie Coates underwent sports hernia surgery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates underwent sports hernia surgery, according to a source, repairing an injury that was not listed on the team's injury report in 2016.

The source, however, said the injury did not affect Coates' practice participation throughout the year and was more of a nuisance.

On Monday night, Coates tweeted his displeasure at undergoing surgery on his pelvis, then confirmed to inquiring fans that his surgery repaired a groin injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Coates was the #16 WR in PPR formats through the first five weeks, thanks in large part to his 6-139-2 outing against the Jets in Week 5. (He was the #44 WR through Week 4.) He then struggled with two broken fingers and apparently a groin injury for the remainder of the season, reeling in just two of 18 targets for 14 total yards. With Martavis Bryant likely to return in 2017, Coates will be in a reserve role for the Steelers.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger won't commit to playing in 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11:57am

Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he could not yet commit to returning to play another NFL season.

“I’m gonna take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season — if there’s gonna be a next season,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio show with 93.7 The Fan’s Ron Cook and Andrew Fillipponi.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Roethlisberger, who regularly plays up his injuries in order to get a reputation for being a tough guy, is going to follow the Brett Favre "will he, won't he" blueprint for the late stages of his career. Roethlisberger is 34, the Steelers are a perennial Super Bowl contender and he's under contract through 2019, so we're fully expecting him to play next season.

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 5:38pm

Steelers Inactives

TE Ladarius Green
WR Demarcus Ayers
QB Zach Mettenberger
CB Al-Hajj Shabazz
LB L.J. Fort
DE Johnny Maxey
OT Brian Mihalik

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Zach Mettenberger (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here, Big Ben will be out there against the Patriots. Roethlisberger has averaged 44% fewer fantasy points in 14 road games over the past two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (not injury related) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Bell will be fine to face the Patriots. Unlike his quarterback, Bell has actually been 10% better (PPR) on the road. He has averaged 0.78 rush TD in nine road games over the last two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, illness, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 20. Green is trending the right direction, though he hasn’t played in a while and may see limited snaps if he does suit up. His return would provide a boost to the Steeler passing game.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers K Chris Boswell (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:11pm

Steelers Inactives
Anthony Chickillo OLB
Ladarius Green TE
Ricardo Mathews DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Brian Mihalik OT
Al-Hajj Shabazz DB
Fitzgerald Toussaint RB

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