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Ellington will start in place of the injured Will Fuller (ribs) in Week 11 against the Cardinals, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ellington filled in nicely early in the season when Fuller missed time due to a collarbone injury, but had seen his role diminished once Fuller returned. Now, with Fuller sidelined at least one week, the 26-year-old Ellington has an opportunity to regain some of that lost value. He enters Sunday's game having been targeted 16 times, including three in the red zone, since Tom Savage took over for the injured Deshaun Watson (knee) two games ago.
Hilton totaled six tackles (four solo) and an interception in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
The first-year cornerback now has two interceptions this season, second only on the team to Ryan Shazier (three). He's also compiled 41 tackles, including a sack. His performance, combined with injuries to Joe Haden (leg) and Mike Mitchell (ankle), may give Hilton an opportunity for even more playing time the rest of the season.
Davis had three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
The defense came up with huge plays all game, including four interceptions despite injuries to two starters in the secondary. They also sacked Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota five times.
Heyward totaled three tackles (two solo), including two sacks, in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
Pittsburgh's sack leader (seven) is tied for seventh in sacks among all defensive ends this season. He'll look to add to his total in Week 12 against a Packers team whose 30 sacks allowed in nine games ranks as fifth most in the NFL.
Williams recorded seven tackles (six solo), including a sack, in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
With 54 tackles, including six sacks, Williams is second on Pittsburgh's defense to Ryan Shazier (79) and Cameron Heyward (seven) in those respective categories. With six games remaining, he's already established new career highs in both, making him a surprising IDP star. In Week 12, the Steelers host the Packers, a team they haven't faced since Williams' rookie season in 2013.
Boswell made all four field-goal tries (26, 28, 41, 50) and all four PATs in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
After what was arguably the worst game of his career in Week 10, Boswell rebounded nicely with a monster performance, rewarding fantasy owners who stuck with him. Pittsburgh hosts a Packers team in Week 12 that's allowing kickers 8.3 points per game.
Bryant totaled 30 yards on two receptions in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.
Bryant got off to another rough start, failing to catch either of his first two targets. He managed to hold on to his two second-half targets, but his best play of the night came when he recovered an Antonio Brown fumble to continue a Pittsburgh drive that led to a Chris Boswell field goal and a 16-7 halftime lead. At this point, dropped passes and inconsistent route running seems to have caused the Steelers to lose confidence in Bryant, making it difficult for fantasy owners to justify starting him.
Heath (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Heath was a limited participant in practice this week and appears to be nearing a return after missing three straight games. The 24-year-old will likely be a game-day decision, with Angelo Blackson and Carlos Watkins slated for increased snaps if he cannot play.
Green Bay would be left with $3.2 million in dead money if they were to part ways with Bulaga, but ACL injuries to both knees put a major question mark on his future. The veteran right tackle has been in the league for eight seasons despite but is only 28 years old, and he still has two years and $13.5 million remaining on his contract. Bulaga has yet to even officially be placed on injured reserve, and his recovery process is expected to play a pivotal role in the team's final decision on his future.
Andrews was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders with an undisclosed illness.
Andrews was added to the injury report Thursday and did not participate at Friday's practice. Ted Karras will likely fill in at center with Andrews not playing Sunday.