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Date: Team: Pos:

Lance Moore (groin) is probable for Week 3.

Moore will make his debut on Sunday night against the Panthers. He'll be the Steelers' No. 3 receiver behind Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton.
Sep 19 - 8:40 PM

Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) remained limited Thursday.

Archer may have to get in a "full" session on Friday to contribute on special teams against the Panthers. Archer isn't on the fantasy radar.
Sep 18 - 5:29 PM

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 3.

Bryant also practiced in full for Week 2, but was scratched against the Ravens. With Lance Moore (groin) returning for Week 3, Bryant could again find himself inactive.
Sep 18 - 5:28 PM

Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Archer was held out last week, but could return after missing just one game. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 17 - 3:47 PM

Lance Moore (groin) has resumed practicing in full.

Moore missed the first two games, leaving Justin Brown to act as the No. 3 receiver. The veteran should be fine to return as a fourth option behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Heath Miller.
Sep 16 - 12:25 PM

Heath Miller caught 4-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens, also losing a fumble.

Miller's fumble came on a garden-variety big hit from C.J. Mosley. It wasn't egregious, just a mistake the veteran tight end would like back. Miller is off to a slow start this season, but has 11 targets through two games. At the bare minimum, he'll draw 5-6 looks per week, and likely more. He remains on the TE1 borderline.
Sep 12 - 12:49 AM

Justin Brown caught 1-of-4 targets for six yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

It was a nightmare night for Lance Moore's slot fill-in, who fumbled away his lone catch and dropped one of his other three targets (on a shovel pass). Brown will be sent back to the bench as soon as Moore is over his groin injury.
Sep 12 - 12:44 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed three times for eight yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Foolishly, Blount also drew one target in the passing game, but failed to make an easy catch. He was out-touched 16-3 by Le'Veon Bell, and has now been out-touched 43-7 on the season. There's not even a pseudo-committee in Pittsburgh, let alone an actual one. Blount will likely vulture a touchdown every 2-3 weeks, but there's no fantasy value here aside from handcuff status.
Sep 12 - 12:40 AM

Markus Wheaton caught 5-of-8 targets for 38 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens, adding two carries for 22 yards.

Wide open in the middle of the field, Wheaton could have had a sixth catch, but Ben Roethlisberger threw behind him. He also had a 21-yard run called back by a holding penalty on Darrius Heyward-Bey. Truly explosive in the open field, Wheaton has also been cutting down on his mistakes. Although he's still just a WR4 for now, there's upside for a lot more.
Sep 12 - 12:17 AM

Antonio Brown caught 7-of-12 targets for 90 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

He also rushed twice for 10 yards. The beat goes on for Brown, who survived a concussion scare to get open seemingly at will. Brown now has 12 catches on 18 looks through the season's first two games, and has looked every bit the WR1 he was last season. He'll travel to Carolina in Week 3.
Sep 12 - 12:00 AM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 11 times for 59 yards in the Steelers' blowout Week 2 loss to the Ravens, adding five catches for an additional 48 yards.

Bell was the Steelers' best player on an otherwise dismal night, and continued to look like a different back than he was in 2013. Patient with his reads, Bell was shaking and baking once he reached the open field, and would have obviously had more yards had the Steelers been able to keep the game close. Instead, Pittsburgh had to spend the majority of the night throwing. Bell's highlight was a 21-yard run in the second quarter, where he used a spin move to escape the pile before breaking a few tackles. Now with 304 yards from scrimmage through the season's first two weeks, Bell isn't just an RB1, but an ascending RB1.
Sep 11 - 11:35 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-37 passes for 257 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in Pittsburgh's 26-6, Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Big Ben took a pulverizing hit from Courtney Upshaw on the third play of the game, and never really got in rhythm. His pick came on a tipped ball from Haloti Ngata. Roethlisberger's 64.8 QB rating would have been his second lowest of 2013. In reality, it wasn't that unpredictable of a night for a quarterback on the road in a short week early in the season. Roethlisberger continued to relentlessly pepper Antonio Brown with targets, looking his way 12 times for seven receptions. Things won't get any easier for Big Ben in Week 3, where the Steelers must venture to Carolina.
Sep 11 - 11:30 PM

Antonio Brown passed his concussion tests, and will return to Pittsburgh's Week 2 game against the Ravens.

It's an even bigger relief for the Steelers than fantasy owners, as they were down to Markus Wheaton, Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey at receiver. Brown still has two and a half quarters to live up to his WR1 billing.
Sep 11 - 9:16 PM

Antonio Brown was forced from the Steelers' Week 2 game against the Ravens, and is questionable to return.

Brown took a huge hit from Darian Stewart at the end of a first-quarter catch, and appeared dazed before heading to the sideline. He appeared to be in good spirits on his way to the locker room, but that doesn't mean much. If Brown's night is through, he finishes with two catches for 18 yards. The Steelers are down to three healthy receivers, one of whom is Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Sep 11 - 8:49 PM

Steelers declared WR Martavis Bryant, WR Lance Moore, RB/KR Dri Archer, QB Landry Jones, C Wesley Johnson, OG Chris Hubbard and NT Daniel McCullers inactive for Week 2 against the Ravens.

Bryant was on the injury report with a shoulder issue, but got in a full week of practice. With Bryant and Moore unavailable, Justin Brown will once again run in the slot. He's not a fantasy consideration.
Sep 11 - 7:06 PM

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