Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/21/14 1:26am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 12 times for 57 yards and caught 8 passes for 88 yards and a TD Monday, Oct. 20 in a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Thanks to his career-high 8 catches for 88 yards -- also matching a career single-game best -- Bell totaled 145 yards from scrimmage and now has at least 105 in every game this season. His fantasy owners, though, were probably the most pleased to see him find his way into the end zone for the first time since Week 1.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/21/14 2:32pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cut into WR Markus Wheaton's workload in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, and QB Ben Roethlisberger took three 'shot' plays down the field to Bryant. The team is unsettled at receiver behind WR Antonio Brown, with WRs Wheaton, Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey fighting for targets. It was the first game in which Bryant was active this year.
Huddle Up: Bryant, a fourth-round pick out of Clemson, was targeted 5 times in the game and finished with 2 catches for 40 yards, including a 35-yard scoring reception. And "cutting into Wheaton's workload" is an understatement as he finished with nary a reception or target for the first time this season. Wheaton had only 5 catches for 50 yards in the previous 2 games, so fantasy GMs should definitely be looking at a move if they haven't already.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/20/14 8:13pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie WR Martavis Bryant is expected to make his NFL debut Monday, Oct. 20 as he avoided the inactive list for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, CB Ike Taylor, WR Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones, LB Ryan Shazier, SS Shamarko Thomas, DL Steve McLendon inactive for Week 7.
Huddle Up: The 6-foot-4 fourth-round pick provides a red-zone target for a team that has had more than its share of struggles inside the 20. Don't be surprised if Big Ben gives him a shot or two to make a play Monday night.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/15/14 10:22am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Oct. 15, on marijuana possession and driving under the influence chargers. That means he and his attorney acknowledge police have enough evidence for the charges to go to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, where Bell must either plead to all or some of the charges or stand trial.
Huddle Up: There certainly seems to be a preponderance of evidence in this case; fantasy owners have to hope the wheels of justice spin slowly enough that Bell's suspension doesn't come down at a critical juncture of the fantasy season. Is Marshawn Lynch's lawyer available?
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 10/11/14 3:39pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 365 yards with a touchdown in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, the team's Week 6 opponent. Over his past eight starts against the Browns, Roethlisberger has thrown two or more touchdown passes. However, in 19 career starts, he has eclipsed 281 yards just twice.
Huddle Up: Big Ben is a viable QB1 this week against a struggling Browns pass defense.
Heath Miller - TEPosted 10/10/14 4:28pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Miller is there if you need him in a decent matchup against the Browns, who allow the 13th most fantasy points to opposing TEs.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 10/9/14 5:56pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wasn't the focus of the offensive in the Week 5 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw nine passes, was sacked twice and didn't hand the ball off once in the red zone in the game. Bell ran for 82 yards on 15 carries in the game, and he has 460 yards this year. "I feel like a lot of runners in the NFL: the more they get the ball, the more they get into a rhythm," Bell said. "The better (rhythm) I get, the game kind of slows down for you. You get into kind of a zone, as people will say."
Huddle Up: Bell had a season-high 21 rushes and 6 catches for 197 total yards in the season opener against the Browns, and look for the Steelers to go to the well again this Sunday in Cleveland.
Ike Taylor - CBPosted 10/7/14 6:50pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) remains out, and his arm is still in a cast after surgery a couple weeks ago.
Huddle Up: Taylor will be back sooner rather than later, but the Steelers' passing D hasn't crumbled without their top cover man, allowing a total of 474 passing yards over the last 2 games.
Heath Miller - TEPosted 9/24/14 4:38pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Like just an early-week maintenance day for the veteran TE, but certainly check back in on his status later in the week.
Lance Moore - WRPosted 9/16/14 7:02pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 16, and the team will keep tabs on how he responds this week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Moore has missed the first two regular season games.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Moore is likely to make his Steeler debut Sunday night in Carolina, and if so, his targets figure to come at the expense of second-year wideout Justin Brown who's seen 8 passes directed his way in 2 games.
Antonio Brown - WRPosted 9/12/14 12:00am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown passed all tests after being evaluated for a concussion and returned to the team's Week 2 Game Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: After what appeared was going to be an early exit, Brown returned and finished with 7 catches for 90 yards on 12 targets -- all game highs. He also picked up 10 yards rushing on a pair of end-around runs to finish with double-digit fantasy points on an otherwise forgettable night for the Pittsburgh offense.
Lance Moore - WRPosted 9/10/14 5:05pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and has been ruled out for Week 2.
Huddle Up: The offseason acquisition will miss a second straight game, meaning additional passes will continue to be directed the way of fellow wideouts Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton.
Ben Roethlisberger - QBPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury related) was listed as having limited participation in practice Monday, Sept. 8. The team is required to release an injury report for their Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Ravens, even though they did not officially take the practice field Monday.
Huddle Up: Big Ben was listed alongside just about every other notable Steeler as a limited participant in Pittsburgh's non-existent Monday practice. In other words, nothing to see here.
Lance Moore - WRPosted 9/9/14 11:04pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: With the Steelers' playing Thursday night this week, it's looking like the former New Orleans wideout will miss a second straight game.
Heath Miller - TEPosted 9/9/14 11:04pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (rest, non-injury) didn't practice Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: With RB Le'Veon Bell and starting WRs Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton accounting for 20 of Ben Roethlisberger's 32 targets, Miller was targeted only four times and had three receptions for 26 yards in the Week 1 win over the Browns. He'll be a TE2 option Thursday night in Baltimore.
Markus Wheaton - WRPosted 9/9/14 11:15pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton had six catches for 97 yards in Week 1, including a 20-yard reception late in the game that set up the game-winning field goal. QB Ben Roethlisberger said he didn't consider it a gamble to look for Wheaton in the crucial situation.
Huddle Up: The Steelers' trust in the second-year wideout is a huge fantasy plus and so were his team-high 7 targets (tied with RB Le'Veon Bell). Don't be surprised if Wheaton moves into solid WR3 territory or WR2 range before long.
Lance Moore - WRPosted 9/5/14 5:13pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) did not practice Friday, Sept. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: With rookie wideout Martavis Bryant also iffy with an ailing shoulder, look for more opportunities for Markus Wheaton, second-year WR Justin Brown and even Darrius Heyward-Bey behind No. 1 Antonio Brown.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 9/2/14 10:39pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not have his role reduced much this season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. When asked if he could see Bell getting 20 to 25 touches a game this season, Tomlin said, 'I think we drafted him with that in mind.'
Huddle Up: Despite the signing of LeGarrette Blount and all the accompanying fantasy speculation, the second-year Bell remains a clear-cut RB1. Deploy him as such in your fantasy lineups, and don't think twice about it.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 8/29/14 10:14am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a sprained right AC joint in his shoulder in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: No word yet on how long the injury might sideline Bryant. He had already been left in the dust by Markus Wheaton for the Steelers' WR2 spot, and any time missed will threaten his ability to carve out any sort of significant role in Pittsburgh's receiver rotation.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a relatively minor separated shoulder in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. He hopes to practice next week after taking a few days off.
Huddle Up: Sounds like the fourth-round pick escaped serious injury, and may be able to contribute in Week 1. Monitor his progress next week.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 8/27/14 10:10am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not be suspended or rendered inactive by the team following his preseason arrest. The collective bargaining agreement doesn't allow the team to suspend players for violations of the drug policy.
Huddle Up: The Steelers found a way to discipline Santonio Holmes for a similar offense a couple years ago, but perhaps the league has closed that loophole. The upshot is that Bell owners have little reason to worry about him missing game action any time soon related to his recent arrest.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 8/26/14 8:39pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the team's final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Starters normally don't play in the final preseason game, perhaps indicating this could be part of the punishment the two face for being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Bell and Blount are still awaiting a decision on possible suspensions.
Huddle Up: Wow, getting sent out to play in a meaningless exhibition finale is certainly a punishment, but it could backfire on the Steelers and the backs' fantasy owners if either gets hurt.
Heath Miller - TEPosted 8/22/14 9:21am ET
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller had a team-high five catches for 53 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown reception, in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Miller is an underappreciated fantasy contributor, the kind of tight end you grab after everyone else has one or pick up off the waiver wire for a bye week plug in. With the Steelers losing 1400 yards and 16 touchdowns due to the departures of Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders, there are touches to be had in the Pittsburgh passing game; that means Miller could wind up with a few more fantasy-friendly stats on his plate.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 8/21/14 3:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell traveled on his own for the team's third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bell did not travel on the team charter after he was arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Sources have told ESPN that Bell and fellow arrestee LeGarrette Blount will play in Thursday night's preseason game in Philly, but see for yourself tonight on NFL Network. Bell, by the way, is the 10th RB currently going off the board with an ADP of 22, and his 2014 season isn't likely to be comprised -- at least by an NFL suspension -- by his arrest.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 8/21/14 10:20pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell started against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night as he waits for a possible suspension after being charged for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
Huddle Up: Both Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in the contest, and any discipline talk is likely going to be pure speculation until the legal process runs its course.
Jason Worilds - LBPosted 8/21/14 10:28pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds left the team's preseason game with a right knee injury Thursday, Aug. 21, and will not return.
Huddle Up: Potentially grim news for the Steelers' D as the fifth-year LB led the squad with 8 sacks last season. More should be known soon.
Le'Veon Bell - RBPosted 8/20/14 8:15pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and RB LeGarrette Blount were charged by Ross Township Police Wednesday, Aug. 20, with marijuana possession. Bell was also charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after the traffic stop Wednesday.
Huddle Up: The two reportedly had 20 grams of marijuana on them. Bell and Blount could face a league suspension once the case is resolved but that may not be until after the 2014 season. We'll have to see what happens in the coming days but as of right now, Bell and Blount's fantasy value may not be affected this season.
Brett Keisel - DEPosted 8/19/14 8:10pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers and free-agent DE Brett Keisel (Steelers) have agreed to an undisclosed deal, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As had been rumored, the popular veteran will be back for a 13th season in the Steel City and likely will rotate in at the DE positions, spelling starters Cameron Heyward and Cam Thomas.
Dri Archer - RBPosted 8/10/14 4:38pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer took a short pass on a bubble screen and turned it into a 46-yard gain during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9. He finished with two catches for 50 yards and two carries for nine yards, including an electrifying 46-yard catch and run.
Huddle Up: Archer may be behind Le'Veon Bell and LaGarrette Blount on the Steel City depth chart, but fantasy GMs got an immediate glimpse at why the rookie's 4.26 speed is going to be hard to keep off the field.
Ryan Shazier - LBPosted 8/6/14 1:50pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is expected to be one of the starting inside linebackers this season, according to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
Huddle Up: The 15th overall selection in the May draft has definitely been a hit so far in camp, and is listed atop the depth chart at the LILB position. See if the rookie can cement his spot in preseason action.
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