Dose: Le'Veon Leads Steelers

Dose: Le'Veon Leads Steelers
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Mike Glennon is fully expected to start Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Oct 21 - 8:31 AM

According to NFL Network, Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks.

Thomas, currently third on the Saints in both catches and rush attempts, sustained the injury during Sunday's narrow loss at Detroit. The earliest he'll return is likely Week 10, as the Saints play on Thursday night in Week 9. It opens up a nice window for Khiry Robinson to get a bump in snaps and Travaris Cadet to get on the PPR radar. Cadet's role was expanding a bit even before Thomas' injury, as he has 15-129-1 through the air over the last three weeks while exclusively playing in the pass game.
Oct 21 - 8:22 AM

Markus Wheaton was held without a catch on two targets in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

The missed connections between Wheaton and Ben Roethlisberger have been a topic of conversation the past couple weeks, and the two did nothing to squash it Monday. Wheaton simply may not be very good. Rookie WR Martavis Bryant made his NFL debut against Houston and caught a 35-yard touchdown on five targets. Bryant may be poised to pass Wheaton on the depth chart. The diminutive speed threat can't be trusted as anything more than a WR5.
Oct 21 - 12:42 AM

Lance Moore caught two passes for 12 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

Moore saw just the two targets. His score came on a fake WR sweep-turned-reverse to Antonio Brown where Brown hit Moore in stride for the three-yard touchdown. Moore has touchdowns in back-to-back games, but isn't a fantasy option as the Steelers' No. 3 or 4 receiver. He's merely a role player.
Oct 21 - 12:39 AM

Heath Miller caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

Once propped up as a candidate to bounce back into the TE1 conversation, Miller has comfortably settled in as a low-upside TE2. He's averaging just three targets per game the past three weeks and only has one score on the season. Miller isn't being used in the red zone as much as we expected entering the year.
Oct 21 - 12:36 AM

Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.

Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near fantasy relevance as a TE2/3. Leave him on the wire.
Oct 21 - 12:31 AM

Martavis Bryant caught a 35-yard touchdown in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night.

Making his NFL debut, the fourth-round pick out of Clemson drew five targets -- good for third on the team behind Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell -- and roasted CB Andre Hal on an in-and-out double-move up the right side for the touchdown. Ben Roethlisberger tried to hit Bryant deep a couple other times with no success. Still, Bryant played a healthy amount of snaps and could be making a move on Markus Wheaton for No. 2 duties. Bryant is 6'4/211.
Oct 21 - 12:29 AM

Andre Johnson caught five passes for 77 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins each saw a team-high nine targets. There was nothing special about Johnson's night. His biggest play was a 24-yard grab on a deep in route in front of the safeties. Johnson has just one touchdown on the season. He could have had another on Monday if Ryan Fitzpatrick would have hit him in stride on a corner route in the end zone. But Fitzpatrick overshot Johnson, who had a step on the defensive back. Johnson remains a WR2 thanks to volume. He and the Texans travel to Tennessee in Week 8.
Oct 21 - 12:25 AM
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