• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th128.6 (9th)258.1 (8th)
Defense15th114.1 (17th)230.9 (13th)

Last Game

Mon, October 20
Heinz Field
TV: ESPN
Houston Texans
at
Pittsburgh Steelers
HOU23Final30PIT

Game Leaders

HOU
Passing: R. Fitzpatrick (21-32, 262)
Rushing: A. Foster (20-102)
Receiving: D. Hopkins (6-108)

PIT
Passing: B. Roethlisberger (23-33, 265)
Rushing: L. Bell (12-57)
Receiving: A. Brown (9-90)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 30 - 27CLE
Recap
Thu Sep 11
L 26 - 6at BAL
Recap
Sun Sep 21
W 37 - 19at CAR
Recap
Sun Sep 28
L 27 - 24TB
Recap
Sun Oct 5
W 17 - 9at JAC
Recap
Sun Oct 12
L 31 - 10at CLE
Recap
Mon Oct 20
W 30 - 23HOU
Recap
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
on CBS SportsIND
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
BAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 9
at NYJ
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 17
at TEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at CIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
at ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
KC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
CIN

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Baltimore5-2-02-1-0
Cincinnati3-2-11-0-0
Pittsburgh4-3-01-2-0
Cleveland3-3-01-2-0
Fantasy Analysis | 1413928863
Prioritizing waiver-wire picks at wide receiver
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

In his Week 8 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg takes a look at the wide receivers most worth adding ahead of this week's games.

The list is headlined by new Seahawks' No. 1 Doug Baldwin (33 percent owned), with Odell Beckham (68 percent) of the Giants, Davante Adams (21 percent) of the Packers, Allen Robinson (34 percent) of the Jaguars and Brandon LaFell (56 percent) of the Patriots rounding out the remainder of the top five.

If you need to drop someone to make room for any pickups this week, he also recommends possibly parting ways with the Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson (81 percent) or the Steelers' Markus Wheaton (35 percent). 

Share: Twitter Facebook
1413917992
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier expected to play Week 8
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier, who's missed four straight games with a sprained knee, is expected to suit up Week 8 against the Colts, reports ESPN.com.

Share: Twitter Facebook
Fantasy Analysis | 1413915072
Martavis Bryant a threat to Markus Wheaton
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton didn't impress through the first six weeks of the season, so the Steelers saw fit to give someone else a chance Week 7 against Houston. Active for the first time this season, Martavis Bryant had as productive a day as any pass catcher not named Antonio Brown or Le'Veon Bell, hauling in two passes for 40 yards, including a 35-yarder in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. His five targets were third-most on the team, and no one after him had more than two.

That includes Wheaton, who was among those with two targets, going without a catch. He actually played 48 percent of the Steelers' snaps compared to Bryant's 34 percent, which makes his lack of production even more discouraging. Considering he's been up around 80 percent most of the year, he may be in danger of being overtaken.

Of course, Wheaton probably wouldn't disappear completely, and because Antonio Brown is still the go-to guy in the Steelers passing game, Bryant probably wouldn't have the opportunity for big numbers in his place. But in leagues deep enough that Wheaton is relevant, Bryant is now, too.

Share: Twitter Facebook
Fantasy Analysis | 1413913898
Outlook for Le'Veon Bell continues to improve
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell averaged 4.7 receptions per game through his first six games, but because he was involved in the passing game only intermittently as a rookie, you had reason to wonder if you could rely on him for that long-term.

But then he went and caught eight passes for 88 yards and a touchdown against the Texans in Week 7, putting him second among all running backs with 36 receptions, behind only Matt Forte (who remains in a class of his own). In PPR leagues, he's also third among running backs, behind Forte and DeMarco Murray, in Fantasy points to date.

Even better, his touchdown came from the 2-yard line -- a situation where the Steelers may have gone to LeGarrette Blount earlier in the season. Only one of Blount's seven carries even came in Texans' territory in this one.

Bell's touchdown total seven weeks into the season may be disappointing, but in terms of his receiving ability and role on offense, the verdict is in. If we were re-drafting today, he might be one of the first five running backs off the board.

Share: Twitter Facebook
Fantasy Analysis | 1413911358
Takeaways make Steelers' day
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Steelers didn't have a tremendous defensive performance Week 7 against Houston, falling into an early 13-0 hole and ultimately giving up 23 points on 393 yards. But they did a fine job taking the ball away from the Texans, allowing their offense to come from behind for the victory.

They got an interception from Brett Keisel and two fumble recoveries, one by Troy Polamalu and one by Sean Spence. The three takeaways were the most they've had in a game this season.

The Steelers did have one sack but remain a poor source of those this year, tying with the Bengals for 23rd with 10. Because their DST has thrived only in games in which it's gotten a touchdown, it remains a risky start in Fantasy.

With the Steelers facing the Colts, the league's No. 1 offense, in Week 8, you should avoid the Steelers DST in Fantasy.

Share: Twitter Facebook
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Exclusive Steelers Access
Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the FREE CBSSports.com Steelers and NFL newsletters below.
I have read and agree to the CBS Interactive Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I understand I will receive updates from CBSSports.com.

More Steelers

Fantasy Games