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90 T.J. Watt OLB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
71%61%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
123912.5105

Player Updates

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.

September 11, 2019 08:20 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Practices in some fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hip) was officially listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.

Coach Mike Tomlin pointed out Tuesday that he's optimistic Watt will be able to play in Week 2, even saying that the linebacker may be limited in practice throughout the week. The Wisconsin product was forced to leave Sunday night's game with the injury, and it's likely that the team will wait to confirm his status closer to game time.

September 10, 2019 01:04 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Optimistic for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic about Watt's (hip) availability for Sunday's Week 2 clash against the Seahawks, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Tomlin also noted that Watt may be limited in practice throughout the week. Pittsburgh was getting blown out by New England when Watt exited the contest, which may indicate that his departure was somewhat precautionary. Regardless, the 24-year-old's practice status this week will obviously be worth monitoring.

September 8, 2019 11:24 PM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Exits opener with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt exited Sunday's matchup against the Patriots due to a hip injury and won't return, Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Things just keep getting worse for the Steelers, who were in the process of getting blown out by the Patriots when Watt exited. The blowout nature of the game suggests Watt's exit may have been precautionary, but this is nonetheless a situation to monitor ahead of Pittsburgh's Week 2 clash with Seattle.

August 5, 2019 10:36 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Passes physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (hamstring) was activated off the PUP list, and has been cleared to practice, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Watt felt some tightness in his hamstring while going through the team's conditioning test that forced him to land on the PUP list. Now that he's activated, he'll likely rejoin the team for Monday's session after participating on the side for the start of training camp. Following a 13-sack campaign in 2018, Watt is expected to spearhead the pass rush for the Steelers this season.

July 26, 2019 04:40 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Lands on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt was placed on the Steelers' Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday after experiencing tightness in his hamstring, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Watt reportedly felt some tightness in his hamstring during his conditioning test, so he'll start training camp on the PUP list as a precaution. He'll be unable to practice until he's activated.

January 2, 2019 08:24 AM
Steelers' T.J. Watt: Among top 10 in sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt totaled seven tackles (four solo) including a sack during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.

Playing in just his second season, Watt finished strong, recording a sack in each of the last three games. He finishes the 2018 season with 68 tackles -- including a team-leading 13 sacks -- and six forced fumbles in 16 games. He has 20 sacks in 31 career games. Watt has three years remaining on his current contract and will be back to terrorize opposing quarterbacks for Pittsburgh next season.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19NE0000
29/15/19SEA01.001
39/22/19SF0010
49/30/19CIN01.500
510/6/19BAL01.000
610/13/19LAC00.500
810/28/19MIA02.002
911/3/19IND01.500
1011/10/19LAR02.001
1111/14/19CLE01.000
1211/24/19CIN01.001
1312/1/19CLE01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1412/8/19@ ARI4:25 pm
1512/15/19BUF8:20 pm
1612/22/19@ NYJ1:00 pm
1712/29/19@ BAL1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Pittsburgh Steelers155440.014711717.01707
2018Pittsburgh Steelers166850.01813000.0003
2019Pittsburgh Steelers123925.01412.5177.0705
TOTAL43161115.04632.522412.017015
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1500100000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers1600600000
2019Pittsburgh Steelers1200503030
TOTAL43001203030
 
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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:
3
Awards: