Kelvin Benjamin caught 11 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers.
With Jerricho Cotchery sidelined, Benjamin had a team-high 11 targets. His touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Derek Anderson late in the fourth quarter. Benjamin just missed coming down with a 20-yard touchdown in the first half, or he would of had an even bigger game. He continues to impress with his ability to make contested catches in traffic and is already one of the best red-zone receivers. Benjamin now has 19 catches, 253 yards, and two touchdowns through three games.
Antonio Brown had 10 catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.
Both of his touchdowns came on seven-yard throws from Ben Roethlisberger. Brown also had a highlight over-the-shoulder 30-yard catch on third down in the second quarter. It's the 19th straight game Brown has had at least five receptions. Brown will remain a must-start WR1 against the Bucs in Week 4.
Mike Tolbert rushed three times for four yards in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers
Tolbert took over lead back duties after Jonathan Stewart left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. He secured all three of his targets in the pass game for 20 yards. Tolbert also briefly exited with knee issue, but it didn't appear to be a major concern. With DeAngelo Williams expected to return next week, Tolbert remains off the fantasy radar.
LeGarrette Blount had 10 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.
Blount took over for Le'Veon Bell late in the second half and had a 50-yard run in garbage time. He trucked Panthers FS Thomas DeCoud for an eight-yard touchdown. Blount also did one of his signature hurdles over CB Antoine Cason. The Steelers offensive line dominated the Panthers front-four, with Blount and Bell both rushing for over 100 yards. Blount could see more late-game opportunities in Week 4 against the Bucs.
Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 147 yards in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.
He added two catches for 10 yards. Bell's highlight of the night was an 81-yard run in the third quarter. He was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week, but continues to look like one of the league's most complete backs. Bell has 461 total yards heading into Week 4. He's locked in as a matchup-proof RB1.
Cam Newton completed 24-of-35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers.
Newton was sacked three times and removed late in the fourth quarter after getting shaken up on multiple hits. He was under heavy pass rush all game behind the Panthers' shaky offensive line. Newton lost a fumble on the opening drive of the second half. His touchdown came on a 37-yard pass to Greg Olsen. Newton appeared to re-aggravate his ankle injury and could be limited in practice this week. He'll remain a QB1 for an upcoming matchup against Baltimore.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-30 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's 37-19 blowout of the Panthers.
The Steelers didn't need their pass game with Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both rushing for over 100 yards, but Roethlisberger was able to connect with Antonio Brown for two third-quarter touchdowns. One of his touchdowns was a vintage Big Ben play where he pump faked the entire Panthers defense and made a cross-field throw to Brown. Roethlisberger should get more opportunities to throw in a matchup with the Bucs in Week 4, making him a low-end QB1. He's averaging 273 passing yards with a 3:2 TD:INT ratio through three games.
Jonathan Stewart left Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Steelers with a right knee contusion.
Stewart was forced from the game on a hit by Steelers FS Mike Mitchell in the third quarter. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker already injured, it leaves the Panthers with just Darrin Reaves and Mike Tolbert at running back. Stewart had eight touches for 50 yards before exiting.