Player News - Steelers

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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

Steelers signed K Randy Bullock.

Bullock will likely handle the kicking duties this weekend after Chris Boswell was added to the injury report Saturday morning. Bullock connected on 2-of-3 extra point attempts in one game with the Giants earlier this season, but he has been on the street since Week 1. The Steelers might be even more likely to go for two against Bullock's former team this weekend. CB Al-Hajj Shabazz was cut in a corresponding move.
Dec 3 - 11:05 AM

Steelers added K Chris Boswell to the injury report as questionable with an abdomen injury.

It is unclear when Boswell suffered the injury. Late-week additions to the injury report are never good, and it is likely Pittsburgh adds a kicker on Saturday afternoon. Fantasy owners should look for safer options.
Dec 3 - 9:32 AM

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins is expected to shadow Antonio Brown in Week 13.

The Giants have been using Jenkins to trail opposing No. 1 wideouts this season, and he's done well to limit Dez Bryant (1-8), Stefon Diggs (5-47), and A.J. Green (7-68-1) in previous matchups. Jenkins is Pro Football Focus' No. 7 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers. Brown remains an elite WR1.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 9:55 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams (knee) is "perking up."

It sounds like he has a good chance of playing Sunday against the Giants. Of course, he'll merely be a handcuff for workhorse Le'Veon Bell. A knee injury has sidelined Williams since Week 10.
Nov 29 - 12:36 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he expects Ladarius Green to see increased reps going forward.

"Each week he's showing more detail, more game-readiness," said Tomlin. Despite playing barely a quarter of the team's offensive snaps, Green still racked up 67 yards on two catches Thursday against Indianapolis. Green is a bit boom-or-bust for our liking, but he's at least solidified himself as a passable TE2 in fantasy.
Nov 29 - 12:33 PM

Ladarius Green played 14-of-54 (26%) snaps Thursday against the Colts.

Green hauled in two long catches for his best game as a Steeler, but he was still very limited. He is difficult to trust from a fantasy perspective until that changes, but coach Mike Tomlin hinted it might soon. "There's one thing to be healthy. There's another to be football ready," Tomlin said. "He's been healthy for a number of weeks, and we're seeing him display some football readiness, so hopefully that continues." Green will be a dart-throw TE2 against the Giants next week.
Nov 26 - 12:23 PM


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