Washington at Pittsburgh

 
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  • QB
    • Robert
    • Griffin III
    • #10 | Height/Weight: 6-2/218
    AttComYdsTDs
    18913316017
    QB
    • Ben
    • Roethlisberger
    • #7 | Height/Weight: 6-5/240
    AttComYdsTDs
    235155176511

    Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    406.3
    372.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    228.6
    282.2
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    177.7
    90.2
    Points Per Game
    28.7
    23.3
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    30.6
    53.8
    Time of
    Possession
    30:58
    34:49
    Redskins
    Steelers

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    413.7
    277.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    328.4
    184.8
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    85.3
    92.5
    Points Per Game
    28.6
    22.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    44.4
    47.2
    Redskins
    Steelers
  • Washington Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/26/16LBJunior GaletteAchillesOUTGalette has suffered a torn Achilles and is expected to miss the upcoming season, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

    Galette tore his Achilles toward the end of training camp last year and it unfortunately appears he's suffered the same injury ahead of camp this year. While it's a crushing blow to the 28-year-old regardless, Galette injured his other Achilles this time around, The Washington Post reports. If there's a silver lining, it's that the Redskins are deep at outside linebacker, with Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Trent Murphy and rookie Su'a Cravens in tow, but having Galette available would have still been a welcomed boost going into this year.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    07/11/16TEDerek CarrierKneePROBABLECarrier (knee) probably won't be ready for the start of training camp, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.

    Traded from San Francisco to Washington in exchange for a fifth-round pick before the 2015 season, Carrier caught 17 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets, working as either the No. 2 or 3 tight end. He then tore his ACL and MCL in mid-December, putting his 2016 availability into serious question. Even if he makes it back at some point in camp, Carrier will have to fight for a roster spot, as Washington also has Vernon Davis, Niles Paul (knee) and Logan Paulsen (toe) on the depth chart behind Jordan Reed.

    (Updated 06/16/2016)
    07/11/16WRJosh DoctsonFootPROBABLEDoctson (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp in late July, The Washington Post reports.

    The 22nd overall pick in the 2016 draft, Doctson missed most of the offseason program due to soreness in his left Achilles. With no indication that the injury is a long-term concern, he should still have all of training camp to earn a role in a crowded wideout group that also includes DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder. Though not expected to open the season as a starter, Doctson should push for an immediate role on obvious passing downs and/or in the red zone.

    (Updated 06/16/2016)
    04/27/16DBDavid BrutonLegPROBABLEWashington and Bruton agreed to a contract Monday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.

    The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.

    (Updated 03/15/2016)
    04/27/16RBSilas ReddSuspensionSUSPENDThe NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.

    (Updated 04/12/2016)
    07/09/14DBTanard JacksonSuspensionSUSPEND (Updated 12/31/1969)
    Pittsburgh Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16RBLe'Veon BellKneePROBABLEBell says he will win the appeal of the potential four-game suspension he faces for missing drug tests and thus won't miss any games as a result of the situation, ESPN.com reports.

    Bell's rejection of potential suspension talk came in the form of a comment from his verified Instagram account on a picture posted by someone else. At the moment, Bell is reportedly appealing the suspension, which is why it hasn't been announced, According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a player can miss up to two drug tests without forfeiting games, but a four-game suspension is triggered upon a third missed test. Earlier this offseason, Bell denied missing or failing any tests, but despite what he says, his situation is still obviously one of huge importance for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    07/11/16TELadarius GreenAnklePROBABLEGreen, who is bouncing back from offseason ankle surgery, is looking forward to participating in training camp, the Steelers' official site reports.

    Thanks to the procedure, the tight end -- who agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers in March -- was unable to participate in the team's offseason program as anything but an observer, though the 26-year-old has been working on absorbing Pittsburgh's offensive playbook in the meantime. While it remains to be seen how much Green will able able to do on the field next week when training camp opens, there's nothing to suggest that his Week 1 status is in any danger. In the wake of the retirement of Heath Miller, Green is slated to serve as the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 tight end, an assignment that should allow Antonio Gates' former understudy (in San Diego) to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in 2016.

    (Updated 07/24/2016)
    07/11/16DBMike MitchellShoulderPROBABLEMitchell (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder and hand surgery, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Mitchell hasn't missed a game either of the past two seasons, but underwent shoulder surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum that seemed to plague him during the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. The veteran went under the knife in December, and initially planned on taking his rehab slow, so to not take any risks before training camp, but he quickly progressed ahead of schedule in his recovery, and fully participated in June's minicamp just over four months removed from surgery. Mitchell should be full-go for the commencement of training camp come July 28.

    (Updated 07/13/2016)
    03/14/16WRMartavis BryantSuspensionSUSPENDBryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.

    (Updated 03/21/2016)
 
 
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