Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th110.0 (14th)262.6 (5th)
Defense12th100.0 (13th)242.6 (16th)


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Sun Sep 10
at CLE
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Sun Sep 17
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at CHI
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Sun Oct 1
at BAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at KC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at IND
8:25 pm EST
Thu Nov 16
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 4
at CIN
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
4:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 25
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31


Steelers' Xavier Grimble: Could benefit from Green's departure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grimble could see an uptick in snaps and targets as a result of Ladarius Green (concussion) being released, PennLive.com's Lauren Kirschman reports

Jesse James was the obvious beneficiary when Green was unavailable last season, making 13 starts in 16 games and catching 39 of 60 targets for 338 yards (8.7 per catch) and three touchdowns. While his blocking ability makes him a clear favorite to reprise the starting role, James can't provide the kind of downfield threat presented by Green, who produced 16.9 yards per catch on his 19 receptions last season. Grimble wasn't exactly a big-play threat last year -- averaging 10.7 yards on 11 catches -- but he does have the potential to fill a niche that's closer to what the Steelers hoped to get out of Green. It's thus possible Grimble will replace James in obvious passing situations, which could even out the distribution of targets between the two. Such a situation would prevent both players from achieving fantasy relevance in a Pittsburgh offense that figures to heavily rely on its wide receivers and Le'Veon Bell in the passing game.

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Steelers' Jesse James: All set for No. 1 spot at tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James is slated to be the clear-cut No. 1 option at tight end for the Steelers in 2017 after they released veteran Ladarius Green (concussion) on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

James is cemented atop the depth chart at tight end in Pittsburgh at this point, while the Steelers' front office was forced to let Green walk following a failed physical. Green only appeared in six games last season, so James became comfortable with the first-team offense during his sophomore campaign as he racked up 39 catches for 338 yards and three touchdowns on 60 targets. He'll be backed up by second-year TE Xavier Grimble, who now figures to be in line for an increase in volume after seeing just 21 balls thrown his way as a rookie.

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Steelers' Ladarius Green: Released by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Green (concussion) was released by the Steelers on Thursday following a failed physical, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports.

Green was brought in by the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent last offseason, but an ankle injury kept him on the PUP list for the team's first eight games before a concussion in Week 15 ended his 2016 campaign prematurely. He caught 18 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown on 34 targets during his six contests with Pittsburgh, but the veteran may struggle to catch on with another team if the issues with his head persist. Jesse James will now be the No. 1 option at tight end for the Steelers' offense moving forward, with Xavier Grimble factoring into the mix as well.

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Steelers' Terrell Watson: Signs with Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday.

In one game with the Eagles last season, Watson had 28 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. He'll look to catch on as a depth running back and special teams player with Pittsburgh in 2017.

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Steelers' Canaan Severin: Signs with Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Severin (undisclosed) was signed by the Steelers on Wednesday, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports.

Severin, who was released by the Steelers earlier in the month, will be brought back for the time being despite spending his rookie season on IR due to an undisclosed issue. He'll be a longshot to make the team's final roster, as he's currently positioned well outside of Pittsburgh's top six options at receiver.

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