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11 Chase Claypool WR

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Player Updates

January 11, 2021 10:44 AM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Ends rookie year with two more TDs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool had five receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-37 loss to Cleveland.

The Steelers were unable to take care of business against a fierce division rival, but Claypool was able to reward those still relying on him in alternate and DFS formats with another multi-score game. The 2020 second-round pick exploded onto the scene with a seven-catch, 110-yard performance to go along with three touchdowns way back in Week 5 of the regular season. The Notre Dame product earned a regular rotation spot in the Steelers' deep receiver corps, finishing his rookie regular season with 62 receptions for 873 yards and nine touchdowns, also adding two more scores on 10 rushing attempts. Claypool checks in a 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, making him an ideal starting wideout when factoring in the athleticism he displayed in just his first taste of pro action. With Juju Smith-Schuster set to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, Claypool is in a prime position to split starting duties with Dionte Johnson and form a dynamic fantasy duo. Even if Smith-Schuster sticks around, he is likely to occupy the slot and let Claypool continue to see regular playing time lined up on the outside. The 22-year-old's stock will trend upward heading into next year's draft so long as Ben Roethlisberger continues to stave off retirement.

January 3, 2021 06:00 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Tops 100 receiving yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool recorded five receptions on 11 targets for 101 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 against the Browns.

Claypool provided Mason Rudolph with a deep threat, racking up a 41-yard reception and 28-yard touchdown to close the regular season. As is typical, Claypool had an inconsistent rookie campaign, beginning slowly before exploding for 408 yards and seven touchdowns across seven contests spanning from Week 5 to 11. His production has slowed since, though this effort gives him his second 100-receiving yard effort of the season. He will be relied upon to continue to provide a spark to the Steelers' offense throughout their playoff run.

December 28, 2020 09:56 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Tops 50 yards again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught four of his six targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.

Claypool has been consistent over the last two weeks, recording 54 receiving yards in both contests while being targeted 14 times during that span. Although the rookie has topped 50 yards in six of the last eight games, he hasn't reached the end zone since Week 11. Claypool now has hauled in 57 of his 98 targets for 772 yards and eight touchdowns with just one week remaining in the regular season.

December 21, 2020 11:48 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Three catches in MNF loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught three of eight targets for 54 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to Cincinnati. He also rushed once for a six-yard loss.

Claypool didn't catch his only target in a first half that saw quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throw for a career-low 19 yards, but the rookie receiver promptly made his mark by tiptoeing the sideline for a 37-yard gain on Pittsburgh's first drive of the third quarter. He appeared to be interfered with on a crucial fourth-quarter deep ball with the Steelers trailing by seven, but the rookie didn't get the call and was kept out of the end zone for a fourth consecutive game. Claypool will look to break that drought in Week 16 against the Colts.

December 14, 2020 05:24 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Targeted six times in SNF loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool brought in three of his six targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.

Claypool was limited in practice for most of the week due to an illness, but he didn't appear to have any restrictions during Sunday's matchup. The 22-year-old's target share has dropped considerably over the past two weeks, as he's only averaging five targets per game during that time. Plus, his average of 2.5 yards per target against the Bills was his lowest mark since Week 6. Several other Steelers have struggled with drops in recent weeks, but Claypool hasn't seen an increased target share as a result.

December 11, 2020 04:04 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing fully Friday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Claypool missed Thursday's practice, but his full session Friday clears him for Week 14 action. The wideout caught two of his four targets for 38 yards in this past Monday's loss to Washington, but prior to that he'd averaged 10 targets over his previous four outings. An uptick in volume this weekend thus seems plausible for the 2020 second-rounder, who's logged a 47-649-8 stat line through his first 12 games as a pro.

December 10, 2020 04:12 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Misses practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool (illness) didn't practice Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

In previous seasons, a player missing practice Thursday due to an illness was less of a concern, but these days it requires more focused follow-up. We'll revisit Claypool's status no later than Friday to see if he's in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bills.

December 7, 2020 10:00 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Only two catches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught two of four targets for 38 yards in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.

Claypool's two catches both put Pittsburgh in good position to score. Although he didn't see many looks overall, the rookie again showed his big-play ability with a 30-yard gain on one of his grabs. He'll hope for more volume as the Steelers aim to rebound Week 14 versus the Bills.

December 3, 2020 11:36 AM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Tops 50 yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool hauled in six of his nine targets for 52 yards in Wednesday's 19-14 win over the Ravens.

Claypool failed to reach the end zone Wednesday after scoring three touchdowns over the past two weeks, but he topped 50 yards for a fourth consecutive week. The rookie was only on the field for 62 percent of the team's snaps, but he's gotten his fair share of targets recently while generating consistent production for the Steelers.

November 22, 2020 10:20 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Hits paydirt again in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught four of eight targets for 59 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-3 win against Jacksonville.

JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a toe injury Sunday, and though the team indicated he could have returned to the contest in a pinch, he was ultimately rested late in the game as Pittsburgh carried a substantial lead. That development opened up additional opportunities for the rookie out of Notre Dame, as he came down with his third TD catch of the past two weeks. Claypool's TD production is a key reason for why he's planted his name in the Offensive Rookie of the Year discussion, as he already has 10 scores (eight receiving, two rushing) on the season with six games still to play. A Week 12 matchup against Baltimore hampers expectations, as the Ravens are allowing the eighth-fewest yards per target to opposing wideouts on the year (7.8).

November 15, 2020 09:40 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Finds end zone twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool recorded four receptions on 10 targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the Bengals.

Claypool wasn't particularly efficient with his targets, as he converted only one of his first five opportunities into a reception. However, he continued to use his big frame to excel near the goal line, leaping over a defender for an 11-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. He followed that up with another score on the next drive, working over the middle and diving into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown. Despite relatively modest yardage totals, Claypool now has nine total touchdowns on the season and has commanded double-digit targets in consecutive games. He'll face an exploitable Jaguars' secondary in Week 11.

November 8, 2020 11:40 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Career high in targets Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught eight of 13 targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys. He also carried the ball once for four yards.

Ben Roethlisberger attempted 42 passes in the comeback win, and Claypool set a new career high in targets as a result. The high volume didn't result in huge production, however, as the QB made sure all his main options stayed involved -- Claypool and Diontae Johnson each saw double-digit targets, but it was JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Eric Ebron who got into the end zone. Claypool will look to make a bigger impact in Week 10 against a vulnerable Bengals defense.

November 1, 2020 11:20 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Notches another TD in Week 8 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool reeled in five of his nine targets for 42 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-24 win against the Ravens. He also lost one fumble.

Boosted by an incredible 116-yard, four-touchdown performance Week 5 against the Eagles, Claypool has posted six touchdowns over his past four appearances. Though he finished third among Steelers pass-catchers in receiving Sunday, the rookie's target total paced the team, an encouraging signal of his ongoing fantasy potential. A Week 9 matchup against the Cowboys provides ample opportunity for Claypool to continue his scoring spree, as Dallas entered Sunday allowing an NFL-high 12 receiving TDs to opposing wide receivers.

October 26, 2020 02:24 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Minimal output versus Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool hauled in his lone target for minus two yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

Claypool took the field for 65 percent of the snaps on offense Sunday, but his target share diminished with Diontae Johnson (ankle) back in action. The 2020 second-round pick was used as a decoy in several goal-line situations but touched the ball only once against Tennessee. While Claypool's playing time remained steady, his production took a significant hit with all of the Steelers' receivers healthy for most of the game. The ankle injury suffered by Johnson in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest isn't expected to jeopardize his status for Week 8, and Claypool will have a tough test as he attempts to regain significant production against the stingy Ravens defense.

October 18, 2020 07:16 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Another explosive performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught all four of his targets for 74 yards in Week 6 against the Browns. He also chipped in two rushes for seven yards and a touchdown.

The Steelers had a fairly even distribution of targets between Claypool, James Washington, Eric Ebron and JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, Claypool led the team in receiving yards, turning in chunk gains of 36 and 23 yards. His trip to the end zone came on a sweep out of the backfield from the three-yard line late in the third quarter. Even if Diontae Johnson (back) is healthy enough to return in Week 7 against the Titans, Claypool has likely showcased enough skill to keep a significant role in the Steelers' offense going forward.

October 16, 2020 05:48 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Set for expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool is expected to get the majority of reps at wide receiver in tandem with JuJu Smith-Schuster on Sunday against the Browns with Diontae Johnson (back) ruled out, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Claypool will have a golden opportunity to build on last week's breakout four-touchdown performance against a Browns defense that's allowing the third-most passing yards in the league. Those who were lucky enough to scoop the rookie off the waiver wire should feel confident about plugging Claypool right into starting lineups in this favorable matchup.

October 11, 2020 05:16 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Breaks out against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool recorded seven receptions on 11 targets for 110 yards and three touchdowns in Week 5 against the Eagles. He also added three rushes for six yards and another score.

Claypool took over as the Steelers' top receiving option after Diontae Johnson exited the game in the first quarter with a back injury. His first trip to the end zone came on a two-yard rush late in the first quarter. Claypool then added a trio of receiving scores, coming from 35, 32 and five yards away. Prior to this contest, he had earned no more than four targets in any game. However, if Johnson remains sidelined for the team's Week 6 matchup against the Browns, Claypool should remain in line for an increased role.

September 30, 2020 11:24 AM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: One long catch against Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught one of his four targets for a 24-yard gain during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans.

Ben Roethlisberger took a number of deep shots to his rookie wideout during Sunday's win, but it was a screen pass that helped to put the game on ice. Claypool collected a quick toss from Roethlisberger on a third and nine with just over two minutes to go and made two defenders miss as he streaked down the left sideline for a near-touchdown. Following his 88-yard, one-TD performance in Week 2, Claypool's statistical output against the Texans pales in comparison, but at least the rookie was still able to have a meaningful impact during crunch time. He now prepares for a Week 4 matchup against a Titans defense that ranks among the NFL's worst units with 546 receiving yards allowed to opposing WRs.

September 21, 2020 02:00 AM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Makes long TD catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught all three of his targets for 88 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.

Claypool provided one of the highlights of the day when he caught a deep pass from Ben Roethlisberger and raced down the sideline for an 84-yard touchdown. The rookie made an impressive deep catch in the season opener and appears to already have developed a downfield rapport with Roethlisberger. He was also used on a couple of shorter passes around the line of scrimmage, indicating that the coaching staff is interested in getting him the ball in multiple ways. There are still many other mouths to feed among Steelers skill position players, but Claypool is at least proving himself capable of delivering when his number is called. He will remain a big-play dependent option in next Sunday's matchup with the Texans.

September 15, 2020 02:12 PM
Steelers' Chase Claypool: Two catches in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claypool caught both his targets for 38 yards and ran once for eight yards in the Steelers' 26-16 Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday.

The rookie caught a 28-yard pass on Pittsburgh's second possession to set up their first score of the game. He had just one other target all game, taking a back seat to JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington who combined for 16 of Ben Roethlisberger's 31 targets on the night. Surprisingly, Claypool ran for eight yards on the second-to-last snap of the game, suggesting Pittsburgh may look for more ways to get the ball in his hands in the future.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1623919.5280
2Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-2138829.3841
3Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-2112424.0240
5Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-29711015.7353
6Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-747418.5360
7Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-241-2-2.0-20
8Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-245428.4101
9Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-198698.6140
10Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1045614.0152
11Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-345914.8311
12Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-146528.7220
13Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-2323819.0300
14Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-263155.060
15Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-2735418.0370
16Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2445413.5340
17Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-24510120.2411
18Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4855911.8292
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PIT1666287314.184914241
2019PIT0000---00000
Total1666287314.184914241
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PIT16610161.68204
2019PIT0000---0000
Total16610161.68204
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/238
Birthdate:
07/07/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Canada
School:
Notre Dame
NFL Experience:
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