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Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 31 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

He was targeted five times, along with Markus Wheaton, as the two continue to split snaps and looks opposite Antonio Brown. Bryant drew a look in the end zone, but chose to go up with one hand and failed to reel the ball in in the first half. Bryant has become an extreme boom-or-bust WR4 of late.
Dec 14 - 5:17 PM

Markus Wheaton caught five passes for 66 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

He caught all five passes that came his direction. Wheaton and Martavis Bryant continue to split snaps and targets opposite Antonio Brown. They're also behind Le'Veon Bell in the pecking order. Wheaton isn't a Week 16 fantasy option.
Dec 14 - 5:05 PM

Heath Miller caught four passes for 68 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

He was targeted five times, tied for third-most on the team behind Antonio Brown (10) and Le'Veon Bell (7). Miller's biggest grab of the day was a 25-yard pickup late in the fourth quarter that sealed the seven-point win and allowed the Steelers to drain the clock with three kneel-downs. Miller will be a borderline TE1/2 next week at home against the Chiefs. He faces weekly volume uncertainty.
Dec 14 - 4:50 PM

Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 123 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

He caught all 10 passes that came his direction. Brown's best grab was a toe-tapping grab just before halftime that set the offense up at the one-yard line. Le'Veon Bell pounded in the touchdown on the next play. Brown has proven time and again that even the best corners in the league can't hang with him. Desmond Trufant was the latest victim. Brown now has at least five catches and 50 yards in 30 straight games. Watch him work next week against the Chiefs at home.
Dec 14 - 4:34 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

Big Ben and the passing game accounted for much of the offense, but Le'Veon Bell was the one cleaning it all up at the goal line with two rushing touchdowns despite 47 rush yards. Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown 10 times for 123 yards. Heath Miller reeled in four passes for 68 yards, including a 25-yard gain that sealed the seven-point win. Big Ben gets the Chiefs in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:13 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Steelers' 27-20, Week 15 win over the Falcons, adding five catches for 72 yards.

In a game Bell didn't find much running room, he still produced like the elite RB1 he's shown he is this season. Bell scored from one yard away just before halftime after a nifty toe-tapping catch on the sideline by Antonio Brown. Bell then found the end zone again in the fourth quarter from 13 yards out on a counter play to the left. Bell gets the Chiefs at home in fantasy title week next Sunday.
Dec 14 - 3:58 PM

Steelers declared RB Dri Archer, CB Ike Taylor, OLB James Harrison, RT Marcus Gilbert, QB Landry Jones, WR Justin Brown, and DE Clifton Geathers inactive for Week 15 against the Falcons.

Archer is a healthy scratch. Taylor is battling shoulder and forearm injuries, as well as performance issues. Harrison has a knee injury. Gilbert has an ankle problem.
Dec 14 - 11:30 AM

Steelers LCB Ike Taylor (knee, shoulder, forearm) may not start Sunday's game against the Falcons even if he's healthy enough to play.

Taylor has gotten dismantled by Kenny Stills and A.J. Green the past two weeks, and coach Mike Tomlin has taken notice. "That's to be determined," was Tomlin's exact response when asked if Taylor would start if healthy. "We just need to, first of all, get a handle of where he is from a health standpoint, and then make a decision accordingly." Our guess is that Taylor will be sent to the pine as the Steelers look to slow Roddy White, and perhaps Julio Jones (hip).
Dec 9 - 6:02 PM

Ike Taylor says he took himself out of Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy because of a knee contusion.

Coach Mike Tomlin also said the knee was why Taylor was removed from the game. In reality, it's just a way for Taylor to save face after he got humiliated by A.J. Green one week after getting toasted by the Saints. He says he's going to play against the Falcons next week -- Julio Jones and Roddy White can only hope so.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 9:38 PM

Heath Miller caught one pass for a 1-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Early in the second quarter, Le'Veon Bell was tackled at the 1-inch line. On the very next play, Ben Roethlisberger executed a play-action fake that Emmanuel Lamur bit on and Miller was wide open for the score. Miller added a two-point conversion later giving himself a nice fantasy day, but his usage is extremely erratic in this Todd Haley scheme. Miller has been at three targets or less in three of the last five games. He's a borderline TE1 heading into Sunday's Week 15 game at Atlanta.
Dec 7 - 5:29 PM

Markus Wheaton caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Rotating with Martavis Bryant and taking a backseat to Antonio Brown, Wheaton has been held to two catches or less in three of the last five games. The Steelers offense is humming and faces Atlanta next, but Wheaton is impossible to project for anything usable in 12-14 team formats. Bryant at least brings upside thanks to the vertical shots Big Ben gives him.
Dec 7 - 5:21 PM

Martavis Bryant caught four passes for 109 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Bryant was sitting on a quiet 3-15-0 line deep into the fourth quarter, rotating with Markus Wheaton while Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were predictably featured. Then he got singled up with Leon Hall on the outside, ran a simple go route and Ben Roethlisberger hit his vertical specialist perfectly for a 94-yard touchdown. Bryant is a hard player to trust in fantasy because he needs a big play like this to help fantasy owners, but the matchup in Week 15 (at Atlanta) is certainly right. He'll be a WR4 with upside.
Dec 7 - 5:14 PM

Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 117 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Just another day at the office for Brown. Matched up with Terence Newman for much of the day, he worked the intermediate timing patterns to perfection, showing unmistakably elite chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger. Brown now has at least eight catches in seven straight games and is up to 105 on the season with three games left. He'll be in the conversation for No. 1 overall WR in Week 15 at Atlanta.
Dec 7 - 5:06 PM

Ben Roethlisberger went 25-of-39 for 350 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Proving there's nothing wrong with his throwing hand, Big Ben dropped dimes all over the field. This is an offense that's reached elite status with Le'Veon Bell as a dominant runner and check-down option, Antonio Brown dominating the intermediate routes and Martavis Bryant capable of burning it up deep. Roethlisberger's best throw in this one was a perfect dime in stride to a streaking Bryant for a 94-yard TD that iced the game in the fourth quarter. Ben has now gone over 300 yards in five of his last six games heading into a mouth-watering Week 15 matchup at Atlanta.
Dec 7 - 4:54 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 26 times for 185 yards with two touchdowns and caught six passes for 50 yards with another touchdown in Sunday's 42-21 Week 14 win at Cincinnati.

Bell is quickly closing the gap on DeMarco Murray for title of best running back in the league. Showing incredible power, patience, elusiveness and speed, he humiliated the Bengals and came up one inch short of a fourth touchdown. Over the last three weeks (since LeGarrette Blount's release), Bell has recorded 35, 29 and 32 touches with five touchdowns and 711 total yards. He'll be the No. 1 overall fantasy play at running back in Week 15 at Atlanta.
Dec 7 - 4:14 PM


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