Player News - Steelers

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ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler believes 30-40 snaps is Ladarius Green's "range because of the Steelers’ run-heavy sets."

Green saw his snap share jump to 48 percent last week against the Giants, but that might be his ceiling if Fowler is correct. The good news is Green runs a route on almost all of his snaps, giving him plenty of target opportunities despite the limited snap percentage. With a pretty favorable schedule down the stretch, Green should be a solid TE1 the rest of the way.
Source: ESPN
Dec 10 - 12:29 PM

Steelers LG Ramon Foster (chest) is questionable for Week 14 against the Bills.

Foster did not practice at all this week after taking a helmet to the chest against the Giants. B.J. Finney will get the nod at left guard if Foster misses the game. Foster sitting out would be a blow for the entire offense.
Dec 9 - 5:36 PM

Pittsburgh DC Keith Butler plans on using a variety of defensive schemes to limit Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor's rushing impact.

Taylor leads NFL quarterbacks with 469 rushing yards, a factor the Steelers hope to take away. "Sometimes you can spy. Sometimes you’ve got to rush spy. Sometimes you’ve got to rush four. Sometimes you’ve got to drop in zone coverage and keep your eyes on the quarterback as much as you can," said Butler. Pittsburgh has allowed just 10.0 points per game in the last three weeks while the Steelers D/ST has turned in three consecutive top-10 fantasy performances. The Steelers D/ST will be a mid-tier fantasy option in frigid conditions at Buffalo in Week 14.
Dec 9 - 3:33 PM

DeAngelo Williams (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Bills.

Williams underwent arthroscopic knee surgery about a month ago and has missed the Steelers' last four games. He practiced Wednesday, got the day off on Thursday and returned to a limited session on Friday. Williams will slide in as the No. 2 back behind workhorse Le'Veon Bell upon his return. Fitzgerald Toussaint has been filling that role for the past month.
Dec 9 - 2:34 PM

Updating a previous report, Chris Boswell (abdomen, questionable) is likely to be a game-time decision against the Bills in Week 14.

Mark Kaboly of DK Pittsburgh Sports reported earlier that Boswell was expected to play, but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said the Steelers won't know his status until he goes through pregame warmups. For what it's worth, Boswell returned to a full practice on Friday following absences on Wednesday and Thursday. Randy Bullock filled in for Boswell last week against the Giants.
Dec 9 - 2:20 PM

Chris Boswell (abdomen, questionable) is expected to return against the Bills in Week 14.

Boswell sat out last week's game with an abdomen injury but should be ready to roll Sunday at Buffalo. Randy Bullock made three field goals and an extra point in his absence last week.
Dec 9 - 1:46 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams (knee) could return to practice this week.

He and Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) will both be evaluated on Tuesday. Williams had a knee scope about a month ago. For what it's worth, Tomlin said Williams has a better chance to return this week than Heyward-Bey.
Dec 6 - 12:23 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Chris Boswell (abdomen) has a "legit chance" to return against the Bills in Week 14.

Boswell sat out last week's game with an abdomen injury. Randy Bullock booted three field goals and an extra point in his absence Sunday against the Giants. Boswell has had a somewhat underwhelming year (12-of-16 field goals) but Tomlin is adamant that he'll retain the starting job if healthy.
Dec 6 - 12:20 PM

Ladarius Green played 35-of-73 (48%) snaps Week 13 against the Giants.

Green has now seen his snap percentage grow each of the last three weeks, and he had easily his best game as a Steeler with six catches for 110 yards and a touchdown on eleven targets. With his playing time only going to grow, Green is now safe to fire up as a TE1.
Dec 5 - 8:31 AM

Eli Rogers corralled one-of-three targets for 18 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

Rogers got lost in the shuffle this week. With Ladarius Green emerging as a legit option in the Steelers’ passing game, that may continue to be the case. Rogers was targeted on Ben Roethlisberger’s lone interception. He appeared to have the catch but had it stolen from him by Giants rookie Eli Apple. Rogers will be a tough sell as a WR4 next week at Buffalo.
Dec 4 - 9:07 PM

Le'Veon Bell cruised to 118 yards on 29 carries while snagging six-of-seven targets for 64 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

He also threw an incomplete pass (don’t ask us how or why). Bell was stymied in the first half, producing just 31 yards on 11 rushes. But of course, Le’Veon saved the best for last. Bell went bonkers in the second half with 87 yards on 18 carries, though he did lose a fumble that eventually led to a Giants touchdown. As usual, he was heavily involved in the passing game. Even when he isn’t finding the end zone (Sunday broke his three-game touchdown streak), Bell continues to be a dominant force in PPR. Aside from possibly David Johnson, no running back has a higher weekly floor than Bell. Look for him to have another monster game next week at Buffalo.
Dec 4 - 8:36 PM

Antonio Brown reeled in six-of-seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

This was a relatively muted effort by Brown standards, but at least he found his way into the end zone. And what a touchdown it was. Brown beat Janoris Jenkins on a jump ball at the back of the end zone and somehow managed to keep both feet in bounds. Even on a quiet day Brown still showed glimpses of what makes him one of the best wide receivers on the planet, dazzling with sideline catches and precise route-running. Brown is now over 1,000 yards receiving for the year and leads the NFL with 88 catches and 11 touchdowns. He’ll be an elite WR1 next week at Buffalo.
Dec 4 - 8:27 PM

Ladarius Green delivered six catches for a career-high 110 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

After seeing limited snaps in his first few games, the training wheels came off for Green on Sunday. With the Giants putting all their time and energy into shutting down Antonio Brown, Green had free reign on Sunday. He was seemingly wide open on every pass that was thrown to him, breaking off gains of 37, 33 and 20 yards. Landon Collins missed his assignment on Green’s only touchdown of the afternoon, which came late in the third quarter. We’ve been cautious not to overhype Green coming off a lengthy injury, but after Sunday’s explosion, it’s hard not to acknowledge his potential. Green will be in the TE1 conversation next week at Buffalo.
Dec 4 - 8:23 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-36 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

He was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards. Roethlisberger came out firing by completing 17-of-24 passes for 204 yards in the first half. The Steelers relied more on the run after halftime, which tends to happen when your team has the lead. Antonio Brown was getting hounded all day, which usually left tight end Ladarius Green wide open. Roethlisberger was more than happy to exploit the mismatch, connecting with Green six times for 110 yards and one touchdown. You can’t blame Ben too much for his interception, which came on a play where Eli Apple essentially stole the ball right from Eli Rogers’ hands. Roethlisberger, as usual, will be on the QB1 radar next week at Buffalo.
Dec 4 - 8:21 PM

Steelers declared K Chris Boswell, TE Xavier Grimble, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, QB Zach Mettenberger, OT Brian Mihalik, RB Daryl Richardson and RB DeAngelo Williams inactive for Week 13 against the Giants.

Boswell is out with an abdomen injury. He tried to give it a go in pregame warmups but didn't feel right. Randy Bullock, who was signed earlier this week, will handle the kicking duties for Pittsburgh. Boswell was the only Steelers player listed as questionable this week.
Dec 4 - 3:06 PM


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