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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is not expected back for Week 5.

Shazier is battling a sprained MCL suffered in Week 3. The Jags, playing at home with Blake Bortles, couldn't ask for a much better matchup this week.
Sep 30 - 12:22 PM

Antonio Brown has set an NFL record with 20 consecutive games of at least five catches and 50 yards.

Quietly turning into the most dependable fantasy wideout on a week-to-week basis, Brown is tearing through the league once again. He's on pace for 116-1708-20 just one year after posting 110-1499-8. Brown and Ben Roethlisberger will obviously be elite plays at Jacksonville in Week 5.
Sep 29 - 9:49 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed four times for 25 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

A typical day for Blount, who has been buried on the depth chart behind breakout star Le'Veon Bell. Averaging just over five carries per game, Blount has zero catches. He's on pace for 628 yards from scrimmage, and eight touchdowns. He's a touchdown-dependent RB4.
Sep 28 - 6:56 PM

Heath Miller caught 10-of-11 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket finally broke out, drawing as many looks as Antonio Brown. Miller's stats still aren't lighting up the leaderboard, but he's now on pace for 84 catches, 788 yards and four touchdowns. Those are serviceable numbers for a low-end TE1. Miller is worth keeping around in 12-team leagues.
Sep 28 - 6:53 PM

Markus Wheaton caught 4-of-6 targets for 67 yards in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

Wheaton lost seven yards on his lone rushing attempt. It was a typical day for Wheaton thus far, who is now on pace for 76/908/0 at the season's quarter pole. Wheaton has solidified his grip on the Steelers' No. 2 job, and remains an upside WR4 who can make a fantasy day with 1-2 big plays.
Sep 28 - 5:51 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 28-of-39 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 27-24, Week 4 loss to the Bucs, also losing a fumble.

Big Ben got strip sacked on Pittsburgh's opening possession, leading to a 7-0 deficit in a game that Pittsburgh still should have easily won. Roethlisberger was completing passes with ease all afternoon, and is now on pace for 4,368 yards and 24 touchdowns. He's completing 68.1 percent of his passes, averaging 7.74 yards per attempt and on track for only 12 turnovers. Big Ben is a clear-cut QB1, and has a juicy Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars.
Sep 28 - 5:18 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 19 times for 63 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Bucs, adding six catches for 46 yards.

Bell just can't stop racking up yards, and is now on pace for 1,512 on the ground, and 768 through the air. That projects to 2,280 yards from scrimmage, which would be 12th all time. Bell is averaging 5.25 yards per carry, and 4.75 catches per game. He's a real threat to finish as fantasy's No. 1 overall player. He has a mouthwatering Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars.
Sep 28 - 5:13 PM

Antonio Brown caught 7-of-11 targets for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

He also completed a 17-yard pass. Brown dominated, getting open at will, but could have had an even bigger day had he not dropped a fourth-quarter flea flicker from Ben Roethlisberger. The pass likely would have gone for a 68-yard touchdown had Brown corralled it. Brown also got away with a blatant push off on his second score, but fantasy owners won't complain. Fantasy's No. 2 receiver entering Week 4, Brown is now on pace for 116 catches, 1,708 yards and 20 touchdowns. The latter two numbers should fade, but barring injury, there's no reason Brown shouldn't finish as a top-five receiver.
Sep 28 - 4:52 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) is aiming to return to the field in six weeks.

Taylor's season looked lost when his forearm snapped last week. The 34-year-old instead got two plates and 15 screws inserted into his arm this past week, and hopes to be back shortly after midseason. While Taylor is out, the Steelers will trot out Cortez Allen and William Gay as their starting corners.
Sep 28 - 12:18 PM

Steelers declared WR Martavis Bryant, OG Ramon Foster, CB Ike Taylor, LB Ryan Shazier, QB Landry Jones, NT Daniel McCullers and OL Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 4 against the Bucs.

The No. 118 pick of May's draft, Bryant is having trouble getting on the field this season. He's well off the radar in re-draft leagues.
Sep 28 - 11:37 AM

Dri Archer (ankle) is probable for Week 4.

Archer missed two games with his ankle injury. He doesn't have a role behind Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, but will be featured on kick returns.
Sep 27 - 6:49 PM

Ben Roethlisberger was limited in Steelers practice Friday for non-injury-related reasons, but is listed as probable for Week 4.

We'll have another update on this if there's anything to worry about, but at this moment in time there doesn't seem to be any concern. The "probable" listing means the team considers Roethlisberger "virtually certain" to be available for his normal duties. He has a cake matchup versus Tampa Bay.
Sep 26 - 1:40 PM

Darrius Heyward (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

With Dri Archer on track to return, Heyward-Bey isn't a lock to be active this week.
Sep 24 - 6:45 PM

Dri Archer (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Archer should be available on kick returns against the Bucs. He doesn't have an offensive role behind Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount after missing the last two games, and isn't on the fantasy radar.
Sep 24 - 6:32 PM

Steelers signed OLB James Harrison.

Harrison, 36, is just a couple months removed from a retirement ceremony held at the Steelers facility. Now he's back there as a player due to desperation. The Steelers lost both OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist) and ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) on Sunday night, thinning out an already weak defense. Harrison, however, won't be able to help much as the former All-Pro has nothing left in the tank.
Sep 23 - 10:06 AM


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