Fitzgerald Toussaint will compete for the backup running back job in Pittsburgh this summer. He's played sparsely through three seasons and has a career 2.9 yard per carry average to show for it. Fantasy owners should spend a late-round pick on him only if he is definitively the guy behind Le'Veon Bell. Otherwise, he shouldn't get much attention.
Toussaint signed a one-year exclusive rights contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Toussaint played in just 4.2 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps in 2016, as Le'Veon Bell and Deangelo Williams handled the vast majority of the running back duties. Toussaint did see significant time on special teams, occasionally seeing return opportunities on kickoffs. He'll look to continue his role on special teams and possibly earn some added reps on offense in 2017.
Toussaint (concussion) will be available to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots. Toussaint was able to practice in full throughout the week, but he remains buried on the Steelers' depth chart at running back behind Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams.
Toussaint (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game. Though listed as a full practice participant all week, Toussaint nonetheless draws a questionable designation in advance of Sunday's contest. In any case, Toussaint's availability is of minor fantasy import, with veteran DeAngelo Williams also in the team's backfield mix behind top option Le'Veon Bell.
Toussaint (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. With undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell clearly the top option in the Pittsburgh backfield, Toussaint's availability for Sunday's AFC Championship game is of minor fantasy import, with veteran DeAngelo Williams also in the team's RB mix.
Toussaint (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs. With Toussaint unavailable, veteran RB DeAngelo Williams is on hand to back up undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell on Sunday.
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|12||11/27||Green Bay Packers||11||15.42|
|15||12/17||New England Patriots||9||15.26|
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