Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th99.7 (23rd)281.5 (2nd)
Defense6th102.9 (9th)200.8 (4th)
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29Allen, Brian DB6-321510/21/1993RUtah
94Alualu, Tyson DE6-33045/12/19878California
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19925Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19913Eastern Kentucky
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19913Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19888Central Michigan
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/19952Miami (Fla.)
46Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/19921Portland State
56Chickillo, Anthony OLB6-325512/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
30Conner, James RB6-12335/5/1995RPittsburgh
28Davis, Sean SS6-120210/23/19932Maryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19906Stanford
5Dobbs, Joshua QB6-32161/26/1995RTennessee
48Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/19933Kentucky
71Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
67Finney, B.J. G6-431810/26/19912Kansas State
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19903Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19869Tennessee
22Gay, William FS5-101871/1/198511Louisville
20Golden, Robert FS5-112029/13/19906Arizona
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19922Southern California
21Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19898Florida
79Hargrave, Javon NT6-23052/7/19932South Carolina State
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197815Kent State
65Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/19932LSU
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19897Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19879Maryland
31Hilton, Mike DB5-91843/9/19941Ole Miss
74Hubbard, Chris T6-42954/23/19914UAB
11Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19915Tennessee
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19943Penn State
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19895Oklahoma
44Matakevich, Tyler OLB6-123512/22/19922Temple
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19924Tennessee
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19905Rice
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19879Ohio
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19888James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19923Kent State
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19898Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198214Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19923Louisville
24Sensabaugh, Coty CB5-1118711/15/19886Clemson
19Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR6-121511/22/1996RSouthern California
51Spence, Sean LB5-112316/7/19906Miami (Fla.)
34Sutton, Cameron CB5-111882/27/1995RTennessee
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19904Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19934Notre Dame
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19883Army West Point
96Walton, L.T. DE6-53053/31/19923Central Michigan
90Watt, T.J. OLB6-425210/11/1994RWisconsin
27Wilcox, J.J. FS6-02122/14/19914Georgia Southern
98Williams, Vince ILB6-123312/27/19895Florida State
Injured Players
99Adams, Keion (IR) LB6-22456/8/1995RWestern Michigan
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
 Crawford, Antonio (IR) DB5-10185//RWest Virginia
38Ducre, Greg (IR) DB5-101831/22/19922Washington
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
62Matthews, Mike (IR) C6-23001/27/19941Texas A&M
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
50Shazier, Ryan (IR) ILB6-12309/6/19924Ohio State
Practice Squad
 Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1119912/25/19902Towson
61Friend, Kyle C6-23054/3/19941Temple
65Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/19921Ole Miss
41Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/19921Kentucky
 Kelsey, Keith LB6-02333/17/1995RLouisville
84McGee, Jake TE6-52529/19/19911Florida
38Phillips, Dashaun CB5-111861/3/19913Tarleton State
 Rodgers, Jake T6-63209/10/19911Eastern Washington
16Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/19921Northern Michigan
 Watson, Terrell RB6-12408/22/19931Azusa Pacific
Suspended Players
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19887Florida
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Position Listing
James Conner
Conner ran for six yards on two carries during Sunday's 39-38 win over Baltimore.

Conner maintains his No. 2 role in Pittsburgh's offense, but the disparity is considerable. Le'Veon Bell racked up 80 snaps to Conner's seven on Sunday. As a consequence, the rookie isn't as valued as most No. 2 backs in the league. He's tallied five touches just once this season and hasn't topped 20 total yards in a game since Week 4.

Lavon Hooks
Hooks signed a contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Hooks, an undrafted player out of Ole Miss entering his third season in the league, participated in the Steelers' training camp last summer but didn't make it past the final roster cuts. He likely won't compete for anything more than a depth role along the defensive line.

Ryan Shazier
Shazier (spine) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

It had already been reported that Shazier would need multiple months to recover from the spinal stabilization surgery he underwent on Dec. 6, so placing him on IR is nothing more than a formality. The Steelers will be in no rush to return their star linebacker to the field, and his long-term health will continue to be the team's primary concern.

Spine - Injured Reserve
Antonio Crawford
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Mike Matthews
Matthews (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Matthews had been waived/injured earlier in the week due to an unspecified injury.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Antonio Brown
Brown secured 11 of 18 targets for 213 yards during Sunday's 39-28 victory over the Ravens.

Brown remained white hot while also serving as an integral part of this come-from-behind victory that kept the Steelers atop the AFC. His uncanny ability to identify soft spots in defensive coverages is seemingly unrivaled in today's game and helped the Steelers offense hum up and down the field during the games final minutes. The three-time All Pro is now averaging 156.8 receiving yards across his past four outings but now enters a Week 15 matchup with a New England team that's allowed just 158.0 receiving yards across its past three games, which is second lowest in the league during that time span.

Anthony Chickillo
Chickillo totaled two tackles (both solo), including a sack in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears.

Chickillo now has three sacks on the season to lead the Pittsburgh defense. He'll look to add to his total in Week 4 in Baltimore, where he recorded six tackles and a half sack in their 21-14 loss last season.

Marcus Gilbert
Gilbert was handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Brown won't be eligible to play until the Steelers' Week 16 matchup with the Texans.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 16 at Houston
L.J. Fort
Fort was promoted to the active roster Saturday, the team's official site reports.

Fort likely figures to slide in at depth linebacker. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Fort will presumably remain a special teams asset.

Brandon Johnson
Bud Dupree
Dupree logged his fifth sack of the season in Monday night's win over the Bengals.

Dupree added another assisted tackle and played 54 of 64 defensive snaps, tied for the team lead among Pittsburgh linebackers. The 24-year-old has yet to have back-to-back games with a sack this season and will hope to buck that trend against the Ravens on Monday.

James Harrison
Harrison (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Harrison, who's only appeared in four of 10 games this season, has been dealing with injuries on a weekly basis. Fortunately, he seems to be starting off this week on the right foot and looks to be on track to play Sunday night against the Packers.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Kameron Canaday
No Updates
Cortez Allen
Allen has been released by the Steelers.

Allen missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in Week 1, but his release also comes after he signed a lucrative four-year extension with Pittsburgh in 2014. Now a free agent, Allen's absence further ensures the Steelers will address the cornerback position through the draft.

Vance McDonald
McDonald didn't practice Wednesday due to a shoulder issue.

In his return from a three-game absence due to an ankle injury in Sunday's 39-38 win over the Ravens, McDonald hauled in four of his six targets for 52 yards while playing 35 of a possible 89 offensive snaps. That said, Jesse James was the more productive Pittsburgh tight end in the shootout, catching 10 of his 12 targets for 97 yards. As long as James is in the mix, McDonald is only worth a look in deeper fantasy formats if he can shake off the shoulder issue in time for the Week 15 matchup with the Patriots.

Shoulder - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Brian Allen
The Steelers selected Allen in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 173rd overall.

This looks like a nice pick for Pittsburgh. A huge corner at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds with 34-inch arms, Allen ran a 4.48-second 40 at the Combine while logging a superb 6.64-second three-cone drill. If he can't stick at corner, Allen should make a worthwhile safety project for Pittsburgh.

Farrington Huguenin
No Updates
Stephon Tuitt
Tuitt (illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Tuitt missed practice Wednesday due to illness but it appears the defensive end has shaken the bug. Barring any major setbacks, expect the defensive end to be out on the field come Sunday.

David DeCastro
No Updates
Coty Sensabaugh
Sensabaugh is dealing with a shoulder injury and did not participate at the Steelers' practice Wednesday.

Sensabaugh has seen an increased role since veteran Joe Haden suffered a broken fibula in early November, but he's now battling a shoulder injury while Haden makes his return to practice. The severity of the injury is unclear at this point, but Thursday and Friday's practices should provide a bit more clarity.

Shoulder - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Mike Mitchell
Mitchell (ankle) is officially active for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Mitchell was listed as questionable after putting in a limited practice Friday, but will return to action after sitting out Week 13. The veteran safety has battled injury throughout the past month and will hope to stay healthy in this week's divisional matchup.

Arthur Moats
Moats had one tackle in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

Moats played in all 16 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 3.5 sacks.

Ramon Foster
Foster (back) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

Foster missed Week 6 with a back injury, but his unrestricted participation at Thursday's practice indicates he will play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. Expect him to start at his normal left guard spot.

Tyler Matakevich
Matakevich (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Matakevich, who injured his shoulder during the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Bengals, was unable to practice throughout the week and will be sidelined Sunday as a result. With Ryan Shazier (spine) also out, the Steelers will be forced to rely on Sean Spence and L.J. Fort at inside linebacker next to starter Vince Williams.

Shoulder - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Cameron Sutton
Sutton (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports.

Sutton was placed on injured reserve in early September after suffering a hamstring injury in the Steelers' final preseason game. The team will now have three weeks to decide if it wants Sutton to be one of its two players it can active off of IR. If the Steelers elect not to, Sutton will remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

Roosevelt Nix-Jones
Nix caught his only target for a one-yard touchdown in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

The third-year fullback entered the game without a touch all season and just four career receptions, but his touchdown grab with 9:15 remaining in the game pulled the Steelers to within two points, setting the stage for their third straight fourth-quarter comeback win. They have now won eight straight games heading into their Week 15 matchup against the Patriots.

Jay Rome
Keion Adams
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Le'Veon Bell
Bell rushed 13 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns while catching nine of 10 targets for 77 yards and another touchdown during Sunday's 39-38 victory over Baltimore.

Bell -- who entered the game averaging 3.9 carries on the season -- remained inefficient on the ground Sunday but, as usual, made up for it with his work in the passing game. The Michigan State product is now up to nine touchdowns on the year while sitting top-five in the league in both rushing (1,105) and receiving yards (579) at his position. There's simply not many better fantasy options than Bell given his consistently heavy workload. As such, he'll likely be among the highest-owned players in DFS during his Week 15 matchup against a Patriots team that's allowed a league-high 5.1 yards per carry this season.

Mike Hilton
Hilton totaled six tackles (four solo) and an interception in Thursday's 40-17 win over the Titans.

The first-year cornerback now has two interceptions this season, second only on the team to Ryan Shazier (three). He's also compiled 41 tackles, including a sack. His performance, combined with injuries to Joe Haden (leg) and Mike Mitchell (ankle), may give Hilton an opportunity for even more playing time the rest of the season.

T.J. Watt
Watt totaled four tackles (all solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

A battered and bruised defense was unable to get to Joe Flacco for 59 minutes and 44 seconds, but Watt's sixth sack of the season, and the resulting fumble out of bounds, ended the game and clinched the AFC North for the Steelers. They face a difficult challenge in Week 15 against a New England offense that has averaged 36.5 PPG in their last four meetings, all Pittsburgh losses.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
The Steelers signed Toussaint off their practice squad Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Toussaint has shown pass-catching ability in stints with the Steelers both of the past two seasons, but he was waived in training camp after losing out on a third-string running back gig. Though he'll take the spot of fellow back Terrell Watson on the 53-man roster, Toussaint won't see many opportunities on offense while Le'Veon Bell and James Conner are both healthy. Instead, he'll likely see most of his action as a kick returner and as a member of the Steelers' kick-coverage units.

Justin Hunter
Hunter (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

No Steelers' wideouts are nursing injuries right now, so Hunter likely wouldn't play many offensive snaps anyways. Hunter has just two receptions for 11 yards this season.

Joshua Dobbs
Dobbs (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports.

The Steelers have elected to dress only two quarterbacks in Week 1, with Landry Jones serving as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Dobbs' first game on the active roster will have to wait, while it remains to be seen if Pittsburgh plans to keep the 2017 fourth-rounder sidelined in Week 2 as well.

J.J. Wilcox
Wilcox recorded five tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears.

Wilcox showed no lingering effects from the concussion he sustained last week, picking off a pass thrown behind Zach Miller at the Chicago 21, which led to a tying field goal by Chris Boswell midway through the fourth quarter. This was his first interception of the season and the sixth of his career. He'll look to add to that total in Week 4 against Baltimore, as the Pittsburgh defense recorded two interceptions in their two games against the Ravens last season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
Heyward-Bey returned to Sunday's game against the Colts after injuring his foot, Burt Lauten of the Steelers' official site reports.

Heyward-Bey was only out for a series before he was deemed healthy enough to get into the game. He'll return to his role as a depth receiver with special teams upside.

Joe Haden
Haden (leg) was a limited participant at the Steelers' practice Wednesday.

Haden was able to return to practice as expected, but there is still little indication as the whether he will be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should provide a better idea of if the veteran cornerback is game-ready.

Upper Leg - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Xavier Grimble
Grimble caught his lone target for a one-yard touchdown in Pittsburgh's 31-28 win over Green Bay on Sunday night.

The good news: Grimble has caught every pass thrown to him this season. The bad news: His reception against the Packers was just his second target in the nine games he has played. Entering training camp, Grimble might've had a chance to challenge Jesse James, even after the signing of Vance McDonald. Unfortunately for all three, the tight end position has been an afterthought in the offense, totaling just 35 receptions, compared to 61 catches by running backs and 155 by wide receivers.

JuJu Smith-Schuster
Smith-Schuster (hamstring) was limited at practice Thursday.

Smith-Schuster, who is back from a one-game suspension, was added to the Steelers' injury report Thursday, so his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots is worth monitoring. With New England likely to focus on containing star wideout Antonio Brown on Sunday, Smith-Schuster could be a sneaky fantasy play this week, that is, of course, if his hamstring issue doesn't impact his effectiveness or availability this weekend.

Hamstring - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Sean Davis
Davis had a team-high 12 tackles (eight solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

The interception was his second of the season and third of his career. Davis was one of the few standouts on what was otherwise a struggling defense. Playing without Ryan Shazier (spine), the Steelers, which had held opponents to an average of 17.8 PPG this season, allowed the most by an opposing team since Week 12 of the 2015 season. They will need a much stronger showing when they face the Patriots, in what could decide home field advantage in the AFC playoffs, in Week 15.

Dashaun Phillips
The Redskins traded Philips to the Steelers in exchange for C Lucas Crowley on Wednesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Steelers are still looking to solidify their CB depth chart. Phillips, a third-year corner out of Tarleton State, should step in and compete for a depth role behind Artie Burns and Ross Cockrell.

Tyson Alualu
Alualu totaled three tackles (two solo), including a sack in a 20-15 win over the Lions on Sunday night.

The eight-year veteran came up with a huge play, sacking Matt Stafford on a fourth-and-one at the Pittsburgh one-yard line, and now has two sacks on the season. Alualu is on pace to exceed his career best of 3.5 sacks, which he achieved twice (2010, 2012). When they return from their bye week, Pittsburgh will face Indianapolis, who have allowed a league-worst 33 sacks this season.

Jesse James
James caught 10 of 12 targets for 97 yards in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

James had the best game of his career, exceeding his previous bests in receptions (six) and yards (49), although he failed to score for a fourth straight game. With just three touchdowns this season and just one since Week 1, it is hard to justify starting James in fantasy playoffs against a Patriots defense that had kept opposing tight ends out of the end zone for the past six games.

Javon Hargrave
Hargrave had two tackles (both solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 23-17 overtime loss to Chicago on Sunday.

Hargrave now has two sacks through his first three games this season, matching his total for all of 2016. He could add to that total in Week 4 against the Ravens, who allowed the Steelers to record five sacks in their two games last season.

Cameron Heyward
Heyward recorded four tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Pittsburgh's 29-14 win over Cincinnati.

Heyward has four sacks on the season, all coming against AFC North division teams. He has now played in as many games as he did all last season, and is on pace for career bests in sacks, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. For the second straight week, Pittsburgh will face a team coming off their bye, as they take on the Lions in a Week 8 road matchup. They have not faced Detroit since 2013, and Heyward is one of only two defensive players (William Gay) on the current roster that played in that game.

Robert Golden
Golden (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

Golden sat out the Steelers' past two games due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now and will likely be able to return for the divisional round game against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Vince Williams
Williams totaled nine tackles (four solo) and a sack in Monday night's win over the Bengals.

The tackle total is Williams' highest of the season, and the sack is his seventh of the year. The 27-year-old will hope to keep things rolling against Joe Flacco and the Ravens in Week 14.

Greg Ducre
Ducre (ankle) was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers Thursday.

Ducre may eventually reach an injury settlement and become a free agent. If he opts to go this route, his lack of experience likely projects him for a practice squad spot, with a long shot of potentially making an active roster in a special teams capacity.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Jake Rodgers
No Updates
Marcus Tucker
No Updates
B.J. Finney
No Updates
William Gay
Gay recorded five tackles (four solo) in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

The 2016 season was almost an exact repeat of 2015 for Gay, who again finished with exactly 58 tackles, including one sack, and one interception.

Terrell Watson
Watson was signed to the Steelers' practice squad Monday.

The Steelers waived Watson on Saturday after the running back mostly saw work on special teams through 10 games. He was replaced by Fitzgerald Toussaint, but Watson could be promoted back to the active roster should Pittsburgh feel it needs additional depth in the backfield.

Sean Spence
The Steelers signed Spence to a contract Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

With Ryan Shazier dealing with severe spinal injury and unlikely to play Sunday against the Ravens, the Steelers will bring back Spence, who suited up for 31 regular-season contests with Pittsburgh between 2014 and 2015, to provide some insurance at the second level. Spence played exclusively on special teams in his lone three appearances with the Colts earlier this season, but his familiarity with Pittsburgh's schemes could offer him a better chance at logging defensive snaps in his second stop of 2017.

Tyriq McCord
Artie Burns
Burns led Pittsburgh with nine tackles (eight solo) and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 20-15 victory over the Lions.

Burns entered the week with just 16 tackles this season and had no sacks in 23 career games. His biggest play came late in the game, recovering a Golden Tate fumble after a 34-yard reception that had Detroit marching toward a potential go-ahead touchdown. The Steelers hope Burns doesn't cool off while on a bye before hosting the Colts in Week 10.

Ben Roethlisberger
Roethlisberger completed 44 of 66 passes for 506 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 39-38 victory over the Ravens. He added five rushing yards on one carry.

Roethlisberger dazzled in primetime while becoming the first player in league history to record three games with at least 500 yards passing. Although he needed a massive workload to do so -- Roethlisberger averaged just 36.3 attempts per game entering Week 14 -- this performance also came against a stingy Ravens secondary that hadn't allowed a 300-yard passing game all season. On deck for Pittsburgh is a Week 15 matchup with New England when Roethlisberger will face off against a Patriots defense that's surrendered just 158 passing yards per game in their last three games to date, which ranks second in the league during that time frame.

Chris Boswell
Boswell made all four field-goal attempts (24, 43, 46, 52) and all three PATs in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

After winning the past two games as time expired, Boswell came through in the clutch again, kicking his fourth field goal of the night with just 42 seconds remaining. He'll face New England, which has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing kickers, in Week 15. In the two games he has faced them in his career, including a 2016 playoff game, Boswell has missed two of six field-goal tries and one of two PATs.

Jordan Dangerfield
Dangerfield (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Steelers on Friday.

There's still no word on the specifics of the injury, but it's unlikely to be minor considering the role Dangerfield played with Pittsburgh last season. The 26-year-old's future is unclear at this point.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
Landry Jones
Jones (abdomen) is expected to play in his first preseason game Saturday against the Colts, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Coach Mike Tomlin said that this is a big week for Jones, who has been battling an abdominal injury for nearly a month. With his return to health, Jones is on track to serve as the primary backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger in the coming season.

Chris Hubbard
No Updates
Maurkice Pouncey
Hip - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. New England
No Updates
L.T. Walton
Walton had three tackles (all solo) in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win on Sunday.

The ankle injury that forced Ricardo Mathews from the game resulted in increased defensive snaps for Walton, allowing him to have a personal-best three tackles against Cleveland. He finished with eight tackles (six solo) in 10 games this season.

Jake McGee
McGee signed a contract with the Steelers on Wednesday.

McGee, an undrafted second-year tight end out of Florida, has spent time with the Raiders and Chargers since originally signing with the Panthers in May of 2016. He'll likely be competing with Dave Johnson and Phazahn Odom for the No. 3 tight end job.

Jerald Hawkins
Hawkins (knee) was not listed on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday.

Hawkins did not play against the Bears on Sunday after participating fully in practice early last week and eventually being listed questionable. The 23-year-old seems to be healthy, but with Alejandro Villanueva (illness) also not listed on the report, Hawkins will likely resume a reserve role.

Keith Kelsey
No Updates
Kyle Friend
No Updates
Alejandro Villanueva
Villanueva (illness) was absent Wednesday from the Steelers' injury report.

Villanueva missed some snaps in Sunday's victory over the Vikings while he was slowed down by heat-related issues. Now fully rested and hydrated, the veteran left tackle should resume his role protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's blind side in the Steelers' Week 3 tilt with the Bears.

Matt Feiler
No Updates
Dan McCullers-Sanders
McCullers totaled five tackles (three solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

McCullers had the best game of his three-year career, finishing the season with 17 tackles (10 solo), including the one sack. Pittsburgh hosts Miami, against whom they lost 3015 in Week 6, in the Wild Card round next week.

Eli Rogers
Rogers totaled 21 yards on three receptions in Pittsburgh's 31-28 win over Green Bay on Sunday night.

Rogers' seven targets matched his season high and left him with one more than Martavis Bryant, but they resulted in another poor outing. The increase in targets can likely be attributed to the absence of JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle, inactive), but even if Smith-Schuster is unable to go in Week 13 against the Bengals, Rogers' fantasy value is negligible.

Martavis Bryant
Bryant (not injury related) practiced in full Thursday.

Bryant will be fine for Sunday's game against the Patriots, though his Week 15 fantasy upside hinges on the status of JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was set to return from a one-game suspension this week, but subsequently added to the Steelers' injury report Thursday after practicing in a limited fashion due to a hamstring injury.