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Pittsburgh Steelers

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Player Updates

March 11, 2021 01:48 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Renegotiates contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt agreed Thursday with the Steelers on a restructured contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Networkreports.

Watt's restructured deal will free up $880,000 in cap space for Pittsburgh, with the team likely converting some of his base salary into a signing bonus. Though he didn't handle any carries during his inaugural campaign with the Steelers last season, Watt played an important role as a blocker and special-teams contributor when healthy.

December 23, 2020 08:48 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Full speed at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Watt entered the league's five-step concussion protocol after a scary incident during Monday's loss to the Bengals. He's apparently made a quick recovery, working at full speed in practice to start the week, and he'll be in the lineup for the Week 16 matchup against the Colts.

December 22, 2020 12:52 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Ruled out for remainder of contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (concussion) has been ruled out for remainder of Monday's contest against the Bengals, Burt Lauten of the Steelers' official site reports.

It was a scary moment early in Monday's contest as Watt's helmet collided with Alex Erickson's knee after a Pittsburgh punt, leaving Watt motionless on the field for several minutes. He was eventually able to walk off the field with some assistance. He'll now likely enter the league's concussion protocol, leaving his status for next Sunday's matchup with the Colts in question.

December 21, 2020 08:32 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt is being evaluated for a concussion and is considered questionable to return to Monday's game against the Bengals, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Watt took a scary knee to the helmet on the game's first punt early in the first quarter. While he was able exit under his own power, he was noticeably woozy. Should he ultimately get ruled out, his absence will primarily be felt on special teams.

October 28, 2020 09:00 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Returns in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt was unavailable for Sunday's win over the Titans due to the hamstring injury, but he's back at practice Wednesday with no limitations. The 27-year-old has played only 25 offensive snaps in his four appearances this season.

October 23, 2020 02:00 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt has been unable to practice this week due to the hamstring issue and won't be available for Week 7. The 27-year-old missed Week 5 due to the injury but was back for last week's win over the Browns, though he apparently never fully recovered.

October 21, 2020 04:08 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Hamstring still bothersome
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt suited up last week for the first time since Week 3, but he's evidently not over the hamstring injury that kept him out in between. The fullback will look to raise his practice participation as the week unfolds ahead of a highly anticipated Week 7 clash against the Titans.

October 14, 2020 07:20 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt missed just one game due to the hamstring injury, and he'll be back in the lineup Sunday against the Browns. The Wisconsin product hasn't garnered a touch on offense yet, but he's tied for second on the team with three special-teams tackles.

October 9, 2020 02:48 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Officially out for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain during Pittsburgh's Week 3 win over the Texans, and he has yet to resume practicing. The fullback's next chance to retake the field will come versus the Browns on Oct. 18.

September 28, 2020 11:40 AM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Will likely miss time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain during Sunday's win over the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

There's no definitive timeline for Watt's return, but he's expected to at least miss Sunday's game versus the Titans. While Watt has only played a handful of offensive snaps this year, he's a key special-teams contributor, as he's tied for sixth with three tackles on return coverage this year.

September 27, 2020 02:24 PM
Steelers' Derek Watt: Hit with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Texans, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old fullback was tagged with a hamstring injury during the second quarter of action, but if feasible, he surely will want to do what he can to return to the game given that his two brothers -- J.J. and T.J. -- are both on the field. Pittsburgh does not have another fullback on the roster, but it's possible tight end Vance McDonald may be able to slide into that position in a pinch should Watt be unable to return.

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.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-16000000
2Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-21000000
3Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-21000000
6Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-7000000
7Sun 10/25@ TENL 27-24000000
9Sun 11/08@ DALL 24-19000000
10Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-10000000
11Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-3000000
12Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-14000000
13Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-23000000
14Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-26000000
15Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-27000000
16Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-24000000
17Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-24000000
18Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-48220000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021PIT0000---0000
2020PIT120000.00000
2019LAC1627101.43106
2018LAC1654112.88001
2017LAC1646244.017002
2016SD162242.02002
Total761319492.6171011
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021PIT0000---00000
2020PIT120000.000000
2019LAC16233210.7210101
2018LAC165122.020000
2017LAC16423517.5230102
2016SD16248320.8530112
Total76131015215.2530315
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/234
Birthdate:
11/07/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Waukesha, WI
School:
Wisconsin
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: