Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th86.4 (26th)251.1 (10th)
Defense13th115.6 (18th)221.6 (10th)
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Ryan Shazier looks like a Day 1 fit with Steelers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

It appears that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will fit in with the Steelers starting unit right away. Shazier worked with the first-team defense in the spring and didn't look lost according to ESPN. He's sorely needed on a defense that uncharacteristically struggled to slow down the run in 2013. 

"He understands concepts very well," linebackers coach Keith Butler said. "He reminds me a lot of Larry Foote in terms of football intelligence, and he's a very sharp guy."

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Martavis Bryant hopes to be next A.J. Green
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant said he hopes to be the next A.J. Green, reports the team's website.

Bryant said his football mentor/inspiration is Green.

"The person I really look up to and try to model my game after is A.J. Green," Bryant said. "How he is a man of the game, he is a dog in the NFL. I try to watch his highlights and do the stuff he does."

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Bills sign Steven Sylvester
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Bills signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who played in 50 games for the Steelers the past four years. Sylvester has 34 tackles and two forced fumbles in his career.

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Coach says Antonio Brown is smarter and smoother
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann told the official team website that top wideout Antonio Brown has improved this offseason to the point where he's more polished and wise to the playbook than he's ever been. 

"He doesn't really look like the same guy. He's made a transition," Mann said. "He's very confident. He's matured. He understands the concepts. He's smoother. His body language is different. He's just a different guy. He's matured a lot."

Brown caught 110 passes for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns last season. 

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Coach describes Dri Archer as 'ace in the hole'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann told the official team website that rookie running back Dri Archer has already made strides as a receiving threat on top of working as a change-of-pace back on handoffs. 

"We feel like he can be our ace in the hole, or the joker, since we can use him in various positions," Mann said. "We can move him around. We can utilize his running ability by lining him up as a running back, and he also has receiving skills. I think it's up to coach (Todd) Haley and the offensive staff to put him in places where he can succeed. I think he's going to be a weapon for us."

Archer tallied 10 total touchdowns and 854 total yards on less than 100 touches at Kent State last season. 

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