Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.
The Steelers cut the veteran kicker on Saturday, less than 48 hours after a pair of late missed field goals by Scobee helped the Ravens rally for a 23-20 overtime victory.
Pittsburgh replaced Scobee on the roster with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Houston Texans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a regular season game.
The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.
Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.
PIT K Shaun Suisham - 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Shaun Suisham is going to pretty much get you something in every game. The Steelers' offense stalls often enough that he's typically going to get two or three field goal attempts most games.
You're not going to get any bonus field goals out of Shuan Suisham. He's not going to give you much of anything beyond 50 yards.
Suisham isn't going to be mentioned with the league's best kickers. But he's pretty consistent. He's scored 118 and 129 points in the past two seasons. Suisham is going undrafted in most leagues, but if your league penalizes you for misses, you could do worse.