Steelers Fantasy News

Rapoport: Steelers RB James Conner likely OUT Week 15

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3:02pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Steelers RB James Conner, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is unlikely to play vs. the #Patriots, source said. He should be good to go Week 16, though.

The Steelers downgraded Conner to doubtful Saturday afternoon.

Related player: Jaylen Samuels

Fantasy Impact:

Samuels should step back into a high volume role that should again make him an upside RB2 in Week 15.

Steelers RB James Conner is questionable for Week 15

Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:16pm

Steelers official injury report

The Steelers have listed James Conner (ankle) as questionable for Week 15. This comes as a bit of a surprise as he was thought to be sure to miss at least two games.

Fantasy Impact:

Should Conner be out there, he will be at risk of a reaggravation, but you would likely have to start him as an RB1/RB2 in a huge game for Pittsburgh. The better situation for owners would be if he stayed on the sidelines and let Jaylen Samuels shoulder the load for a second straight week. Samuels would be a borderline RB1 if that scenario comes to pass.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Steelers WR Ryan Switzer (ankle, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. The return to practice makes it possible that Conner returns this week. The Steelers play late on Sunday, which complicates matters, so hopefully we have more clarity by Saturday night. In his absence last week, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots if Conner can’t play.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) took full practice reps again Friday. Roethlisberger will play. He’s a good start at home against the Pats.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Conner will probably sit another week, though OC Randy Fichtner said that he could play without practice. We’re not holding our breath. In his absence last week, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Big Ben will almost certainly be out there for a showdown with the Patriots on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) did not practice Wednesday. Roethlisberger finished the game last week so we would expect him to be out there against the Patriots on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Conner will probably sit another week. In his absence, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) expects to play Week 15

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:53am

Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter - [Full Article]

Ben Roethlisberger says on his radio show, “No, no, I don’t think so,” when asked if there’s any reason he wouldn’t play Sunday vs the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger left the game for a bit in Week 14 against the Raiders because of the rib injury but did return, so he should be able to go in Week 15 against the Patriots. It's a big game for the Steelers, who suddenly find themselves in a tough spot with the Patriots and Saints as opponents over the next two weeks.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) doesn't start second half

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 7:07pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers started the second half of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger suffered a rib injury in the first half and remained in the locker room for evaluation, the Steelers announced. Roethlisberger is questionable to return, and backup Josh Dobbs opened the third quarter under center.

Fantasy Impact:

The exact point when the Roethlisberger suffered the injury is unclear, but he took a shot at the 5:15 mark of the second quarter when Raiders defensive tackle Clinton McDonald sacked him for a 6-yard loss. FOX Sports' replay showed McDonald land on Roethlisberger after the hit, the story said.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:23pm

Steelers Inactives
Ola Adeniyi LB
Marcus Allen DB
Zach Banner OT
James Conner RB
Marcus Gilbert OT
Mason Rudolph QB
L.T. Walton DE

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Steelers WR Ryan Switzer (concussion) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go for Week 14.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Steelers RB Roosevelt Nix (shoulder) took full practice reps all week.