Seahawks LT Bradley Sowell was carted off in Week 7 against the Cardinals.
Sowell has been one of the worst tackles in the league, but it's still a blow to Seattle's offensive line. George Fant replace Sowell on Russell Wilson's blindside.
Cardinals WR Jaron Brown left Week 7 against Seattle with a knee injury.
It's to the same knee that cost Brown practice time this week. Brown suffered the setback in the second quarter and was ruled out for the game. J.J. Nelson is playing in three-wide sets.
Darrius Heyward-Bey totaled three catches for 30 yards and a touchdown on seven targets Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
With Sammie Coates battling a finger issue and slot receiver Eli Rogers nowhere to be found, Heyward-Bey was thrust into a much bigger role than expected. He got Pittsburgh on the board with a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Heyward-Bey did an excellent job to get both feet down while fending off Patriots corner Eric Rowe. It looked like he had another touchdown later in the same quarter but the play was called back on offensive holding. Despite his increased usage, Heyward-Bey doesn't offer much fantasy appeal.
Jesse James hauled in both of his targets for 18 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
James began the year as an interesting streaming option but he’s disappointed over the last two weeks, hauling in just four catches for 31 yards during that span. With Ben Roethlisberger still recovering from meniscus surgery, there could be some lean weeks ahead for James. He’ll face Baltimore after the Steelers’ upcoming bye week.
Le'Veon Bell rumbled to 81 yards on 21 carries and caught 10-of-13 targets for 68 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
We knew the Steelers would lean heavily on Bell during Ben Roethlisberger’s absence and that’s exactly what they did Sunday against New England. Bell’s 31 touches were easily a season-high. He didn’t break the big one (his longest gain went for 13 yards) but Bell was involved in every aspect of Pittsburgh’s offense from start to finish. He’s been a yardage machine this year, contributing 589 yards on 99 offensive touches over four games. Bell is a matchup-proof RB1 and should put on a clinic against the Ravens after the Steelers’ bye week.
Landry Jones completed 29-of-47 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
Jones started his afternoon in the worst way possible by throwing an embarrassing interception early in the first quarter. He badly underthrew Antonio Brown and was picked in the end zone by Malcolm Butler. Jones redeemed himself in the second quarter by hitting Darrius Heyward-Bey in the back of the end zone for a 14-yard score. Jones actually played well given his relative lack of weaponry as injuries forced Heyward-Bey and Cobi Hamilton to take on bigger roles in the passing game. There’s an outside chance Ben Roethlisberger will be ready to return after the bye but we’re guessing Jones will draw another start against Baltimore in Week 9.
Sammie Coates secured his only target for four yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
Coates left in the first quarter after aggravating his finger injury. He returned after getting taped up but was still limited to just seven offensive snaps. Coates finally caught his first pass with exactly one minute remaining in the fourth quarter. The bye week is coming at a good time for Coates. If Coates comes back healthy, he’ll be a WR3/4 against Baltimore in Week 9.
Antonio Brown snagged seven-of-11 targets for 106 yards and rushed once for 13 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
Brown was the intended receiver on Landry Jones’ first quarter interception. There was nothing Brown could have done on the play as the ball was badly underthrown. Later, Brown dusted Malcolm Butler for a 51-yard catch off play-action. It was Brown’s longest gain of the season. Brown’s day came to a screeching halt after he got kneed in the quad early in the second half. He only missed a handful of plays but was ineffective upon his return, securing just one-of-four second-half targets for 13 yards. He’ll have the bye week to heal up before facing the Ravens in Week 9.