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90 T.J. Watt OLB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
69%60%
Key Stats
GPTCKLSACKSINTTDSFF
165514.5208

Player Updates

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.

December 9, 2019 05:44 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Sack streak ends
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded two tackles (one solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

After nine consecutive games with a sack, Watt was unable to get to Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, but the rest of the Pittsburgh defense picked up the slack with five sacks. Watt still contributed in a big way when he intercepted a pass intended for Maxx Williams in the Pittsburgh endzone. Watt was still playing college ball for Wisconsin the last time Pittsburgh faced Week 15 opponent Buffalo in 2016 with Pittsburgh winning 27-20.

December 2, 2019 05:32 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Extends sack streak to nine games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt had two tackles (one solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 20-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Although he is averaging just three tackles per game, Watt continues to pressure opposing quarterbacks this season. He now has a team-high 12.5 sacks in 12 games heading into a Week 14 game against an Arizona team that has already allowed 42 sacks this season.

November 24, 2019 07:00 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Plays through pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Watt played through a bone bruise in Sunday's win over Cincinnati, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Watt briefly left the game while dealing with the injury but was able to return. The Wisconsin product picked up two solo tackles, a forced fumble and a sack in the win and has now gotten to the quarterback in each of the last eight games. If Watt can manage the bone bruise again, he'll have a great chance to add to his streak when he and the defense take on Baker Mayfield and the Browns in Week 13.

November 15, 2019 01:20 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Seventh straight game with a sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled four tackles (two solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 21-7 loss to Cleveland Thursday night.

In a game the Steelers would like to forget, Watt had the lone defensive highlight when he got to quarterback Baker Mayfield. He now has a team-leading 10.5 sacks. Watt had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery earlier this season against Week 12 opponent Cincinnati in a 27-3 win in which six different players combined for eight sacks. The Bengals have allowed the seventh most sacks this season (31) making the Steelers an attractive option despite the lackluster effort against Cleveland.

November 11, 2019 09:12 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Two more sacks in defensive battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled five tackles (four solo) including two sacks in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.

This makes six consecutive games with a sack for Watt, who has a team-leading 9.5 sacks this season. He is surely looking forward to Pittsburgh's Week 11 game against Cleveland having recorded four sacks in two games against the Browns last season. As always, Watt is a must-start in IDP formats.

November 3, 2019 09:28 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records sack in fifth straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt had three tackles (two solo) including one and a half sacks in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.

He leads the Pittsburgh defense with 7.5 sacks this season and is on pace for a career-high 15 sacks. Watt has been virtually unstoppable but will face a difficult test in Week 10 against a Rams offensive line that has yielded just 12 sacks this season. Regardless, he is a must-start in IDP formats.

October 30, 2019 02:28 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Two more sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled three tackles (all solo), including two sacks, in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.

Watt did not let the abdominal injury that has bothered him the past few weeks hamper his performance, as he added to his team-leading sack total. With six sacks in seven games, Watt is on pace to match his 13 sacks from last season. He will be put to the test in Week 9, as Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett had only been sacked twice in his last four games before going down four times against the Broncos in Week 8.

October 25, 2019 06:24 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Full practice participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (abdominal) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

This is the first time since Oct. 13 that Watt practiced without limitations, and the Steelers' thin linebacker corps -- Anthony Chickillo was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list Wednesday -- could keep the team from resting Watt any further. Watt's expected to play in Monday's game against the Dolphins as long as he doesn't suffer another setback.

October 22, 2019 03:40 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Dealing with abdominal injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Watt is dealing with an abdominal injury, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Tomlin also noted that Watt will likely be limited in practice this week. Whether the 25-year-old plays Monday against the Dolphins remains to be seen, but if the team elects to use caution and sideline him, Anthony Chickillo would likely get the start in his place.

October 16, 2019 10:24 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Battling unknown injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Watt (undisclosed) could be limited during next week's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

The Steelers are on bye this week, but it's not a good sign that the coaching staff is already planning to limit Watt's practice reps a week in advance. If he's limited for practice for the entire week leading up to Week 8's game against the lowly Dolphins, the team may choose to keep him on the sideline as a precaution. He's been a disruptive pass rusher for the Steelers with three sacks in the last three games.

October 14, 2019 02:00 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Keeps sack streak going
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled three tackles including a half sack in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.

The third-year linebacker now has a team-high four sacks including three in the last three games. After a Week 7 bye, Watt will try to keep that streak going against a winless Miami team that has allowed 23 sacks, including five in Week 6.

October 7, 2019 07:52 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Another sack in disappointing loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt collected five tackles (four solo) including a sack in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Watt is now tied with Stephon Tuitt and Cameron Heyward for the team lead in sacks with 3.5. The sacks seem to come in spurts during his young career, and he now impressively has 23.5 takedowns in 36 games. He continues to be a solid fantasy option in IDP formats.

October 2, 2019 12:28 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Reaches quarterback yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt recorded two tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in Monday's win over the Bengals.

Watt played a major role in a stellar defensive performance from the Steelers, which included eight sacks of Andy Dalton. Watt contributed 1.5 sacks of his own but also recovered the fumble off Bud Dupree's strip-sack.

September 15, 2019 07:00 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Records first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled six tackles (three solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 28-26 loss to Seattle on Sunday.

The sack was the first for Watt this season as he looks to build off his 13-sack performance in 2018. He also forced a fumble that was recovered by Mark Barron to setup Pittsburgh's first touchdown, but he and the Pittsburgh defense face a difficult challenge in Week 3 against a San Francisco offense averaging 36 points per game.

September 12, 2019 06:52 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hip) practiced fully Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt was only a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, so his full participation Thursday is certainly a step in the right direction. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he's optimistic the 24-year-old will be able to play Sunday, and his full participation Thursday certainly seems to support that notion.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020PIT00000000000
2019PIT161655352014.527708
2018PIT16166850181300003
2017PIT151554401471171707
Total4747177 125.052 34.532417018
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/252
Birthdate:
10/11/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Waukesha, WI, USA
School:
Wisconsin
NFL Experience:
4
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