The Steelers are weak at the tight end position and Vance McDonald has a hurt shoulder to go along with plenty of other ailments in his past that make getting 16 games out of him a challenge. Even if McDonald can't play, Vannett would likely split work and we've yet to see this Steelers offense without Ben Roethlisberger show much fight.
SEA TE Nick Vannett - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 at Carolina Panthers
Nick Vannett has only two catches the last two weeks and although he has a couple scores in recent weeks, his value has dropped. He will face the Panthers in a great matchup. Carolina is 30th in aFPA to tight ends. However, the recent production by Vannett limits his value. He should remain on the bench for Week 12.