Steelers Fantasy News

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. His head coach, Anthony Lynn, said that the team thinks he’ll play, but it’s “up to the doctors.” We should know on Saturday whether or not he’s cleared to play. Owners making a Thursday call between Marcus Mariota or Ben Roethlisberger versus Rivers, the safe play is to start Roethlisberger/Mariota.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:02pm

Steelers Inactives
QB Joshua Dobbs
CB Joe Haden
S Mike Mitchell
OT Jerald Hawkins
OT Matt Feiler
TE Vance McDonald
LB James Harrison

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (forearm) practiced fully Wednesday. Walker was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go for Thursday night’s game against the Steelers.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (ankle, questionable) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (not injury related) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) practiced fully Wednesday. Last week, coming off of a one-game team suspension, Bryant saw the most targets (5) since Week 5. It’s a nice matchup against the Titans (No. 26 in WR aFPA).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) practiced fully Wednesday. Roethlisberger is a strong start at home against the Titans (No. 23 in QB aFPA).

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Gore should be fine for a tough matchup against the Steelers.

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell: red zone woes 'definitely not good'

Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:53am

Aditi Kinkhabwala - [Full Article]

"It's definitely not good," said Steelers RB LeVeon Bell when talking about the team's red zone inefficiencies. On the year, the Steelers have reached the red zone 29 times, but have only managed to score 12 touchdowns.

That red zone touchdown conversion rate ranks as the second-worst in the league. They've also only converted 3-of-14 red zone attempts in their past four games.

"We've got to make it happen when we get the opportunity," Bell said. "Teams will eventually make you pay if you don't. It's something we have to work on."

Fantasy Impact:

Bell and Brown are obvious must-starts every week, but we know how valuable touchdowns are for fantasy purposes. On the year, Brown and Bell have a combined eight touchdowns. This week they face a Colts defense that has allowed a combined 23 touchdowns through the air (13) and ground (10), so hopefully, the dynamic Pittsburgh duo will have plenty of opportunities to add to their touchdown totals. Bell and Brown are both ranked at the top of their respective positions for Week 10.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant works with first team

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:50am

Tribune-Review - [Full Article]

Martavis Bryant was back working with the first-team offense Monday when the Steelers resumed practice after a four-day break on their bye.

The issue is whether the embattled wide receiver will be in that same spot Sunday when the Steelers open the second half of their season at the Indianapolis Colts.

After being benched against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 29 because of his controversial social media posts, Bryant is looking for a chance to rejoin his teammates on the field. He has been given no indication the benching will extend past that one game.

“I'm pretty sure I'm going to be out there,” Bryant said. “It's a long week. It's only Monday. I'll come back in here Wednesday, get the game plan and go from there.”

Related players: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Fantasy Impact:

It appears Bryant is looking to make a fresh start, but that remains to be seen. He'll remain risky for fantasy lineups until he shows more. Smith-Schuster still appears to be a safer play.

Source: Steelers tell WR Martavis Bryant he's part of Week 10 game plan

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1:09pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Sources say Steelers indicated to Martavis Bryant he's part of the Week 10 game plan.

Related players: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Fantasy Impact:

This reinforces their public stance not to trade him, the story also said. Perhaps they get blown away by an offer but a move doesn't seem likely, according to Jeremy Fowler. It would be hard for the team to demote Smith-Schuster after last week's performance, so even if Bryant stays with the Steelers, he's likely not going to have a major fantasy impact.

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 7:07pm

Steelers Inactives
Brian Allen DB
Martavis Bryant WR
Joshua Dobbs QB
Marcus Gilbert
Jerald Hawkins
Vance McDonald TE
Stephon Tuitt DE

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Jesse James and Xavier Grimble will likely pick up his snaps.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. According to Kyle Meinke of MLive, Tate is “trending very much toward playing” in Week 8. He’ll be a low-end WR2 in a tough matchup against the Steelers.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Smith-Schuster is a great Sneaky Start with Martavis Bryant benched for his recent behavior. He has a nice matchup with CB Quandre Diggs.

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