Eli Rogers, WR Pittsburgh Steelers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • DOB: 12-23-1992
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Most Recent News

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant might get a 'break'

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:52am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

In order to get Eli Rogers playing time in the slot and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the outside, Steelers WR Martavis Bryant might get a bit of break this week, according to QB Ben Roethlisberger on his recent 93.7 The Fan radio spot.

Fantasy Impact:

Bryant has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season, recording only one game of double-digit fantasy points—Week 2, when he caught 3-of-4 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. In his other four games, he has totaled 12 catches, 113 yards, and 0 TDs. Bryant is currently ranked as our No. 40 WR in standard leagues and our No. 50 WR in PPR leagues in a great matchup versus the Chiefs, according to our aFPA metrics. It's a risk starting him with confidence this week, but with four teams on a bye, you might be forced to do so.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Eli Rogers will be the slot receiver on most occasions in an offense that features Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Martavis Bryant. He's going to see a lot of single coverage. He's also in line to possibly be the Steelers' punt returner this season, a job that has long been held by Brown.

Fantasy Downside

Rogers will clearly be the No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in this offense.

2017 Bottom Line

The problem with Rogers is he's almost strictly viewed as a slot receiver. If Brown or Bryant were injured, he wouldn't necessarily step into a more prominent role. In fact, Bell does a lot of the same work as Rogers from the slot. He might be hard-pressed to get more than the 66 targets he had last season with Bryant out because of a suspension. He is worth late-round consideration only.

2017 Strength of Schedule - PIT
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
@CLE
15
MIN
12
@CHI
4
@BAL
1
JAX
30
@KC
8
CIN
16
@DET
BYE23
@IND
28
TEN
29
GB
8
@CIN
4
BAL
27
NE
32
@HOU
10
CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CLE211045.500000-1.13.139/6065.0%
2MIN4430710.750000-4.38.337/7450.0%
3@CHI0000-0001--2.0-2.021/6432.8%
4@BAL--------------
5JAX--------------
6@KC0000-0000-0.00.013/6420.3%
7CIN1100210.000000-1.02.011/6915.9%
8@DET0001-0000-0.00.019/6429.7%
9BYE--------------
10@IND12012.000000-0.21.218/6627.3%
11TEN0000-0000-0.00.026/7634.2%
Per game1.008.2501.888.250000.130.000.581.5823.00/67.1334.40%
Totals8660158.2500010.004.612.6184/53734.40%

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