• Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/22/17 7:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) is not expected to play in the AFC Championship game versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Green was a limited participant in practice Friday, Jan. 20, but remains in the league's concussion protocol and hasn't suited up for a game since Week 15. He should be avoided in all fantasy playoff pools even if he is miraculously cleared to play Sunday.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/22/17 12:47pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is not part of the team's game plan for the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. Green could be active for the game but would not receive playing time.

    Huddle Up: Green has not been cleared to play and likely will sit out another game. Jesse James is coming off a solid performance in the last game and should receive a decent amount of targets against the Patriots. James could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/22/17 4:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (undisclosed) was on the sideline as the first quarter closed against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22. Bell was seen wincing and talking to the team trainer.

    Huddle Up: DeAngelo Williams has been effective his stead, but it doesn't appear Bell's injury is severe.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/22/17 4:46pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (ankle) returned to the field to test his injured left ankle before gingerly returning to the sideline and removing his helmet during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Stay tuned for more, but RB DeAngelo Williams has played well enough to keep Bell on the sideline in a non-emergency situation.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/22/17 5:00pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is questionable to return to the AFC Championship game with a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: There is not much gamers can do at this point, so cross your fingers and hope he returns to the lineup.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/20/17 10:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) still remains in the league's concussion protocol, but he was able to practice Friday, Jan. 20, although he did not do so with the first team. He is expected to make the trip to New England but not expected to play in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Green hasn't played since Week 15 and is obviously struggling to clear the last hurdle or two of the protocol, so it would be a shock if he is able to contribute in any fashion on Sunday. Jesse James is in line to draw another start and is a middling option at best versus the Patriots.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/20/17 2:17pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Green still has not been cleared to play but his status could change leading up to the game. He probably will not be able to play, but owners can check the inactive list for his status. Owners in all leagues should look for other options and can avoid Green.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/20/17 2:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Bell missed a few days of practice this week because of personal reasons but will be a main factor on offense for the Steelers against the New England Patriots. Bell rushed for 337 yards in the first two playoff games and should be a No.1 running back in all leagues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/19/17 12:12pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (personal) was excused from practice Thursday, Jan. 19, because of personal reasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell will be able to play in the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Bell has rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of the last eight games and will see plenty of work against the New England Patriots. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Chris Boswell - PK
    Posted 1/19/17 5:13pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers PK Chris Boswell (illness) returned to practice and was a full participant Thursday, Jan. 19.

    Huddle Up: Although Boswell was fantastic last week, making all six of his field goal attempts against the Chiefs in the Divisional Round, he's probably the least recommended kicker of the four remaining for DFS lineups this weekend. His NFC counterparts will be kicking indoors in a likely shootout, while his opponent on Sunday, Stephen Gostowski, is as reliable as they get.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/18/17 1:14pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Green will be cleared to play in the AFC Championship game. Green will be a risky fantasy option for owners this week but will have some value if he is active for the game. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in leagues.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 1/18/17 1:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger will be fine for the AFC Championship game and will look to win his third straight playoff game. He has thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions in his first two playoff games and has struggled on the road this season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/18/17 1:40pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bell has set the franchise record for rushing yards in each of the last two playoff games and will continue to be a main focus on offense for the Steelers. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense but should still be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/17/17 9:37am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    Huddle Up: Green has been sidelined since Week 15, although Tomlin said he had a chance to play in the Divisional Round before ultimately being ruled out. Although Jesse James had a fine game last week, the Steelers could really use all hands on deck in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots after failing to score a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. Owners should consider him highly questionable at best.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 1/17/17 11:12am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source. Bryant will not be able to return for the playoffs, but he could return for the 2017 regular season.

    Huddle Up: Bryant's size, speed and deep-play ability would give the Steelers yet another offensive weapon. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will still be the focal points of Pittsburgh's offense if Bryant is reinstated, but Bryant should not be overlooked. He tallied 765 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 despite playing in just 11 games.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 1/17/17 4:01pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is one of only two receivers in NFL history to achieve four consecutive seasons of at least 100 catches. Former Indianapolis Colts Marvin Harrison is the other.

    Huddle Up: Not much can be said about Brown's accolades that haven't already been said. He's the best receiver in the league and he proves it year after year. His high volume of catches makes him more valuable in PPR leagues, but he should be the first receiver taken in both PPR and standard leagues.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/17/17 4:11pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's 157.0 yards from scrimmage per game in 2016 were third most ever for a running back in one season.

    Huddle Up: The Steelers were wise and fed Bell the ball throughout his 12 games. Bell, David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott each deserve to be the first running back taken in fantasy drafts, but Bell and Johnson have more value in PPR formats.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/17/17 8:53pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is not expected to play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22, against the New England Patriots, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

    Huddle Up: Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, so this declaration seems more likely to occur than not at this point, especially given the former Charger's history with concussions. With Green probably remaining on the sidelines, Jesse James will slide back into the starting tight end spot and offer solid value for DFS lineups this weekend.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 1/16/17 1:37pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown may be fined for violating the NFL's social media policy for his post-game live stream in the Steelers' locker room. League policy prohibits players from posting messages on social media 90 minutes before kickoff through post-game interviews.

    Huddle Up: Other than a possible fine, don't expect harsh repercussions from Brown's post-game gaffe. He's the best receiver in the NFL and should be the first receiver taken in fantasy drafts next season, particularly in PPR leagues.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 1/15/17 10:08am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown may receive a contract extension this offseason that would make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL. The deal could pay him more than the $15 million that Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green receives per season.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been underpaid over the last few seasons but should receive a lucrative extension at some point this offseason. He has become one of the best receivers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues next season.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/15/17 9:11pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ran 30 times for 170 yards, with no touchdowns, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15.

    Huddle Up: Yardage leagues would have gained many points from Bell's performance, but don't let that discourage you from including Bell among RB1 or RB2 selections for next season. Assuming Bell keeps his nose clean and stays away from substances, he should be setting himself up well for a good payday and a strong 2017.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 1/15/17 9:36pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception and was 20 of 31 for 224 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger ranks as a QB2 mostly because of his injury history, but he will get a shot at elite status again when he faces the New England Patriots in next week's AFC championship game. Roethlisberger wasn't playing earlier this season when Pittsburgh lost to New England in the regular season.

  • Antonio Brown - WR
    Posted 1/15/17 10:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught six of his 11 targeted passes for 108 yards, including a long catch of 52 yards, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Brown is quickly becoming the linchpin of the Steelers' receiving game and is a solid WR1 as long as Ben Roethlisberger remains healthy at quarterback.

  • Jesse James - TE
    Posted 1/15/17 10:32pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James had five catches for 83 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: With Pittsburgh's lack of receiving depth (Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers), James has emerged as a quality pass-catching candidate. Assuming he still is in the Steelers' plans for 2017, James can be thought of as a low-end TE1 option in 2017 drafts.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/13/17 11:21am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is listed as doubtful for the team's Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Green hasn't played since Week 15, and considering he hasn't even practiced this week, it seems highly unlikely that he'll be able to suit up on Sunday. With Green headed towards his fourth straight absence, Jesse James should once again get the majority of snaps at tight end, and actually could end up being one of the best values at his position this weekend for DFS.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 1/13/17 1:19pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger was able to practice in each of the last two games and will not be limited during the game. He will be playing in inclement weather and has struggled on the road, so owners should consider him a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Ladarius Green - TE
    Posted 1/13/17 1:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is listed as doubtful for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Green has not been cleared to play yet and likely will miss another game because of his concussions, so owners in all leagues should avoid him. Jesse James likely will start at tight end for the Steelers but should also be avoided.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR
    Posted 1/13/17 7:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant said he has taken his year-long suspension seriously because he understands he is out of chances. Bryant said he has trimmed down his friend circle and has put on 10 pounds of muscle.

    Huddle Up: Bryant said all the right things, but it remains to be seen if he can stay out of trouble. His big-play ability gives him tons of upside in Pittsburgh's offense, and he will be worth the risk as a WR4 in 2017 drafts.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB
    Posted 1/13/17 9:45pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he could see himself playing receiver later in his career when the wear and tear of playing running backs starts to take a toll.

    Huddle Up: A move to receiver could end up adding a few years to the end of his career, but for now, Bell is one of the most complete running backs in the game a top-three fantasy option at his position.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB
    Posted 1/12/17 12:50pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger should be fine for the playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He posted solid overall numbers during the regular season but has struggled on the road in 2016. He will be a risky option for fantasy owners and should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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