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90 T.J. Watt OLB

Pittsburgh Steelers

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January 6, 2021 10:44 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Leads league in sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt finished the regular season with 53 tackles (43 solo), including 15 sacks, along with two forced fumbles, one interception and seven pass defenses.

Watt sat out the Steelers' regular-season finale since the team had already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but he still maintained his league lead in sacks. The star linebacker had been building up in that category over the past three seasons and should continue to be a significant force for Pittsburgh's defense during the playoffs and in 2021.

December 31, 2020 12:48 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Set to rest Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt will not play against the Browns on Sunday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Watt has suited up for all 15 of Pittsburgh's games thus far, so he'll be afforded a chance to rest up for the postseason. The star linebacker's next appearance will come in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

December 29, 2020 07:24 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records two sacks in Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded three solo tackles, including two sacks, and one forced fumble in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.

Watt has now racked up three sacks over the last two weeks, leaving him with 15 heading into the final week of the season. He currently paces the league in the category, and he'll attempt to maintain his lead during the regular-season finale against Cleveland on Sunday.

December 8, 2020 01:20 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Maintains league lead in sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled six tackles (five solo), including one sack, along with one forced fumble in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.

Watt recorded his 12th sack of the season Monday, allowing him to maintain his league-leading mark in the category. The 26-year-old forced a fumble during the second half that he nearly recovered, but he was unable to haul it in. Even after Bud Dupree (knee) was ruled out for the season last week, Watt was still a defensive force for Pittsburgh against Washington.

December 3, 2020 01:04 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Totals two sacks Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded seven tackles (three solo), including two sacks, in Wednesday's 19-14 win over the Ravens.

Following his two sacks in Wednesday's contest, Watt now leads the league with 11 sacks over the first 11 games of 2020. The 2017 first-rounder has been a defensive force this season, picking up 39 tackles (30 solo), one interception and six pass defenses.

November 16, 2020 08:48 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Racks up two sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded four solo tackles, including two sacks, in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bengals.

Watt maintained his team lead in sacks Sunday by bringing down the quarterback twice in the Week 10 win. The 2017 first-rounder is now within half of a sack of the league lead. Watt also has 30 tackles (24 solo), including nine sacks, along with one interception and six pass defensed in 2020.

October 27, 2020 11:44 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded five tackles (four solo), including one sack, in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

With Sunday's sack, Watt now leads the team in the category with 5.5 sacks over the first six games of the season. Three of his five tackles against the Titans were behind the line, and he also deflected one pass as the Steelers remained undefeated.

October 16, 2020 11:44 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) was a full participant for Thursday's practice, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, but as evidenced by this news, that may have just been a precautionary measure. Now back to full participation look for the Wisconsin product to assume his usual starting role versus the Browns in Week 6.

October 14, 2020 06:04 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Limited to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Watt battled a knee injury in practice last week, but he's now nursing what appears to be a new shoulder issue. That the star pass rusher wasn't forced to miss practice entirely is a good sign, and there's not yet any reason to seriously worry about his availability for Week 6.

October 9, 2020 02:40 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Cleared for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (knee) returned to practice Friday as a full participant and won't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Watt was added to the Steelers' injury report Thursday after a knee injury kept him off the practice field, but his ability to take every rep a day later suggests his absence may have been maintenance-related more than anything else. The fourth-year linebacker should take on a full snap load Week 5 as he looks to continue his dazzling start to the season. Through his first three starts, Watt has tallied nine tackles, 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed and an interception.

October 8, 2020 06:16 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Sits out Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (knee) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice session, Joe Rutter of Trib Live Sports reports.

The reigning All-Pro pass rusher has established himself as an early contender for Defensive Player of the Year honors, with 3.5 sacks and five tackles for loss in Pittsburgh's three games. Watt has started in 48 consecutive contests for the Steelers, but with this update, he lands on the team's injury report for the first time in 2020. Week 5 could prove to be a lucrative outing for Watt if he is able to suit up, as the opposing Eagles are tied for the third-most sacks allowed in the NFL at 3.5 per game.

September 27, 2020 06:44 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded four tackles (all solo), including a sack, during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans.

With 3.5 sacks thus far, Watt is on pace for a career-best 19 sacks this season. As a team, the Steelers collected five sacks, extending their streak of games with at least one sack to 60 -- the fourth-longest stretch in NFL history. Week 4 has Pittsburgh facing a tough Tennessee offensive line that has allowed just one sack in each game this season.

September 21, 2020 03:08 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Piles up 2.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded four tackles and 2.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.

Watt was impressive in coverage Week 1, recording two pass breakups and an interception against the Giants, but he was unleashed as a pass rusher versus the Broncos. This was his highest sack count in a game since Week 5 of the 2018 season, and the 25-year-old now has 37 sacks over 49 career games. Watt has an intriguing opportunity on tap Week 3 against the Texans, as Deshaun Watson has been dropped four times in both of his first two games.

September 22, 2020 12:52 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Second among active sack leaders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt collected four tackles (three solo) including 2.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.

After being denied by the Giants in Week 1, Watt had a huge game against the Broncos. Watt will look to add to his nice total when he faces Deshaun Watson of the Texans for the first time in Week 3. The game will also be the first-ever "Watt Bowl" featuring Watt and his brother Derek Watt facing older brother J.J. Watt.

September 15, 2020 11:36 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Fourth career interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt had one tackle (solo) and an interception in the Steelers' 26-16 Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday.

The defense dominated the game, limiting the Giants to just 29 yards on the ground and under 300 yards through the air, for their first Week 1 win since 2017. Although Watt's stat line was underwhelming, his fourth career interception led to an early touchdown that shifted momentum in the game. He is a must-start in IDP fantasy formats against Denver in Week 2.

April 28, 2020 02:08 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Gets option exercised
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers exercised Watt's fifth-year team option for 2021 on Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Retaining Watt for a fifth year -- albeit at a hefty salary -- was a no-brainer for Pittsburgh after he notched a career-high 14.5 sacks to go with eight forced fumbles and two interceptions during a first-team All-Pro season in 2019. Expect Pittsburgh to attempt to work out a long-term extension with Watt at some point this offseason or next.

December 30, 2019 01:08 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Partial sack in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt had five tackles (four solo) including a half sack in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Watt finishes the 2019 season tied for fourth in the league -- and leading the team -- with 14.5 sacks. He totaled 55 tackles and four fumble recoveries and shared the league lead with eight forced fumbles. Watt has two years remaining on his contract and will return in 2020 as a mainstay of the Pittsburgh defense.

December 24, 2019 03:12 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records sack-fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt logged five tackles (two solo) and a sack while forcing and recovering a fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.

Watt notched a strip-sack in consecutive games when he got to Sam Darnold with just 36 seconds remaining in the first half. The turnover was converted to the Steelers' only touchdown of the game just four plays later.

December 23, 2019 08:52 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Continues to dominate on D
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt had five tackles (two solo) including a sack and recovered a fumble in Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss Sunday.

His strip-sack in the final minute of the first half set up a game-tying touchdown with four seconds remaining. Third in the league with 14 sacks, Watt has at least part of a sack in all but three games this season. He will look to add to that total in Week 17 against the Ravens.

December 17, 2019 12:44 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Makes franchise history
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded four tackles (three solo), including a half-sack, in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Bills.

The split sack came in the first quarter, making Watt the first player in franchise history with multiple 13-sack seasons. He also forced a Devin Singletary fumble that was recovered by Mike Hilton as Buffalo was driving in Pittsburgh territory, temporarily preserving a 10-7 lead. Watt has enjoyed another solid season and is a must-start in IDP formats heading into a Week 16 game against the Jets.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1610101200
Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-213142.50000
Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-2140410000
Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-2930310000
Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-721300000
Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-2441510100
Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-2432510000
Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-190110.50300
Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1040420000
Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-320200000
Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-1442620000
Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-2351610010
Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-2611200100
Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-2740410000
Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2430320010
Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-2400000000
Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4821300100
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021PIT00000000000
2020PIT15155343101510007
2019PIT161655352014.527708
2018PIT16166850181300003
2017PIT151554401471171707
Total6262230 168.062 49.542417025
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/252
Birthdate:
10/11/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Waukesha, WI
School:
Wisconsin
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: