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Pittsburgh Steelers

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Player Updates

September 10, 2020 06:00 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Back at full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (undisclosed) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Watt was limited in training camp while recovering from an offseason procedure, but he's ready to kick off the regular season at full capacity. He'll suit up as Pittsburgh's starting fullback against the Giants on Monday.

August 28, 2020 01:08 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Limited in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that Watt has been limited due to "coming off a surgery," Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Watt dealt with knee and shoulder injuries during his time with the Chargers last season, but until now there had been no word about him undergoing any offseason procedures. The starting fullback will target a full return to practice ahead of Sept. 13's season opener against the Giants.

March 18, 2020 10:24 AM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Set to join Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt and the Steelers agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Watt will join brother T.J. Watt, who was a 2017 first-round pick of the Steelers. Derek is better known for his blocking capabilities than his rushing prowess, as he managed seven carries for 10 yards and a touchdown in 2019, while tacking on three receptions for 32 yards. Pittsburgh already had Roosevelt Nix (knee) on the roster but perhaps not for much longer, as the club presumably won't see the need to carry two fullbacks in 2020.

February 1, 2020 10:08 AM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Nearly earns Pro Bowl bid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt attempted seven carries for 10 yards and a touchdown, and also tacked on three receptions for 32 yards throughout the 2019 season.

While Watt was marginalized in the way of counting stats, he was a first-team Pro Bowl alternate for special teams, and a second-team alternate for fullback, demonstrating his importance to the Chargers. The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

October 27, 2019 02:48 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Clear for Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Watt was a surprise addition to the injury report during the week with the knee issue but, as evidenced by this news, will start at fullback for the game. The 26-year-old will be an important blocking piece for running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler facing a stout Chicago defense.

October 25, 2019 03:24 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Questionable Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears with a knee injury.

Watt landed on the injury report this week with the knee issue, but the fact he practiced fully Friday puts him on track to play Week 8. The Chargers would have to work without a true fullback Sunday should the 26-year-old be unable to suit up.

August 27, 2019 10:44 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Ready to go for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) played five snaps Saturday in the preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Watt should be full-go for the start of the regular season, but his lack of consistent playing time and marginal role in the offense makes him an unattractive fantasy option even in the deepest of formats.

July 27, 2019 07:56 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Misses practice Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) did not participate in Saturday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Watt had just been given clearance for training camp Thursday, so it's apparent the Chargers have elected to ease their fullback back into action.

July 25, 2019 01:48 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Gains medical clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) was cleared for training camp Thursday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Watt appears to have fully recovered after undergoing shoulder surgery in late May. The 26-year-old fullback received most of his snaps on special teams in 2018 and has never exceeded more than six carries in a season.

June 3, 2019 05:56 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Rehabbing from shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt is rehabbing after undergoing shoulder surgery in late May, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear when Watt sustained the injury, but he currently is without a timetable for a return. The 26-year-old saw more snaps on special teams than with the offense in 2018, finishing with just four carries for 11 yards and one reception for two yards in 16 games.

January 14, 2019 01:20 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Limited to special-teams role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt played zero offensive snaps and 26 special-teams snaps Sunday in the Chargers' 41-28 loss to the Patriots in the divisional round.

It's been standard for Watt to receive more run on the Chargers' kick-coverage and kick-return units throughout the season, but this was the first time he was excluded entirely on offense. That was probably a byproduct of the game script more than anything, as the Chargers trailed by 28 points at halftime and had little use for a lead blocker while attempting just 10 runs on the day. Watt should return as Los Angeles' fullback in 2019, but that role won't yield him anything more than the occasional touch. Over his 18 games this season, Watt ran four times for 11 yards and gained three yards on two receptions.

January 13, 2019 04:04 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Patriots.

Watt's status is of little surprise after he was a full participant in Friday's practice session. He holds little fantasy value himself, but his presence as a blocker will bode well for Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler.

January 11, 2019 03:04 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.

Watt was a full participant in Friday's practice after having been limited Thursday and Wednesday. The third-year fullback isn't an asset in fantasy formats, having only logged four carries during the regular season, but Watt will help open holes for Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler if he's able to suit up.

September 23, 2018 03:08 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (thumb) is active for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Watt isn't a fantasy asset, with just one carry in two games, but his presence will open holes for tailbacks Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler.

September 22, 2018 06:12 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Watt is used mainly as a blocker, so his absence wouldn't directly affect fantasy owners. However, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler could both lose an edge without Watt to pave the way.

September 17, 2018 08:32 AM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Questionable to return to Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt left Sunday's game with a thumb injury and is questionable to return.

The extent of Watt's injury is unknown, but should he not return, we will likely garner a better idea of his availability moving forward with next week's practice report.

October 31, 2016 05:01 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Catches one pass for 53 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt caught his only target for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Watt managed to take a simple check-down in the first quarter 53 yards, nearly scoring as he was tackled just before the end zone. That play set up the Chargers' first touchdown, as Philip Rivers was able to connect with Antonio Gates just three plays later. Watt has primarily been used as a lead blocker for Melvin Gordon, and as a result, he has next to zero fantasy value as he hasn't been in a position to put together fantasy-friendly stats.

September 26, 2016 05:54 PM
Chargers' Derek Watt: Picks up first career catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded his first career NFL catch in the loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Watt has only seen 25 snaps on offense through three games, primarily as the lead blocker for Melvin Gordon. Watt's fantasy value will continue to remain limited so long as he's sitting on the bench.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/14/20NYG0000
29/20/20DEN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PIT20000.00000
2019LAC1627101.43106
2018LAC1654112.88001
2017LAC1646244.017002
2016SD162242.02002
Total661319492.6171011
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PIT20000.000000
2019LAC16233210.7210101
2018LAC165122.020000
2017LAC16423517.5230102
2016SD16248320.8530112
Total66131015215.2530315
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/234
Birthdate:
11/7/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Waukesha, WI, USA
School:
Wisconsin
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: