|Offense||10th||102.4 (19th)||255.1 (8th)|
|Defense||4th||97.6 (8th)||190.0 (3rd)|
|26||Bell, Le'Veon||RB||6-1||225||2/18/1992||5||Michigan State|
|4||Berry, Jordan||P||6-5||195||3/18/1991||3||Eastern Kentucky|
|84||Brown, Antonio||WR||5-10||181||7/10/1988||8||Central Michigan|
|25||Burns, Artie||CB||6-0||197||5/1/1995||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|46||Canaday, Kameron||LS||6-4||245||8/20/1992||1||Portland State|
|56||Chickillo, Anthony||OLB||6-3||255||12/10/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|67||Finney, B.J.||G||6-4||318||10/26/1991||2||Kansas State|
|54||Fort, L.J.||LB||6-0||232||1/3/1990||3||Northern Iowa|
|85||Grimble, Xavier||TE||6-4||261||9/22/1992||2||Southern California|
|79||Hargrave, Javon||NT||6-2||305||2/7/1993||2||South Carolina State|
|92||Harrison, James||OLB||6-0||242||5/4/1978||15||Kent State|
|97||Heyward, Cameron||DE||6-5||295||5/6/1989||7||Ohio State|
|31||Hilton, Mike||DB||5-9||184||3/9/1994||1||Ole Miss|
|81||James, Jesse||TE||6-7||261||6/4/1994||3||Penn State|
|55||Moats, Arthur||OLB||6-0||246||3/14/1988||8||James Madison|
|45||Nix-Jones, Roosevelt||FB||5-11||248||3/30/1992||3||Kent State|
|7||Roethlisberger, Ben||QB||6-5||240||3/2/1982||14||Miami (Ohio)|
|50||Shazier, Ryan||ILB||6-1||230||9/6/1992||4||Ohio State|
|19||Smith-Schuster, JuJu||WR||6-1||215||11/22/1996||R||Southern California|
|91||Tuitt, Stephon||DE||6-6||303||5/23/1993||4||Notre Dame|
|78||Villanueva, Alejandro||T||6-9||320||9/22/1988||3||Army West Point|
|96||Walton, L.T.||DE||6-5||305||3/31/1992||3||Central Michigan|
|39||Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||240||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
|27||Wilcox, J.J.||FS||6-0||212||2/14/1991||4||Georgia Southern|
|98||Williams, Vince||ILB||6-1||233||12/27/1989||5||Florida State|
|99||Adams, Keion (IR)||LB||6-2||245||6/8/1995||R||Western Michigan|
|28||Allen, Cortez (IR)||DB||6-1||197||10/29/1988||5||The Citadel|
|Crawford, Antonio (IR)||DB||5-10||185||//||R||West Virginia|
|38||Ducre, Greg (IR)||DB||5-10||183||1/22/1992||2||Washington|
|39||Johnson, Brandon (IR)||RB||6-2||228||4/2/1993||R||Penn State|
|62||Matthews, Mike (IR)||C||6-2||300||1/27/1994||1||Texas A&M|
|McCord, Tyriq (IR)||LB||6-3||236||11/6/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Rome, Jay (IR)||TE||6-6||254||12/12/1992||R||Georgia|
|65||Hooks, Lavon||DT||6-3||312||1/23/1992||1||Ole Miss|
|38||Phillips, Dashaun||CB||5-11||186||1/3/1991||3||Tarleton State|
|Rodgers, Jake||T||6-6||320||9/10/1991||1||Eastern Washington|
|16||Tucker, Marcus||WR||5-10||190||6/24/1992||1||Northern Michigan|
Conner has received between one and eight offensive snaps in eight of nine games this season, but on his one such rep Sunday, he had a visible limp after a 12-yard gain. The lack of a designation in advance of Thursday's game against the Titans implies he'll be available as Le'Veon Bell's direct backup, per usual.
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.
Shazier was all over the place Thursday, recording a double-digit tackle count for the first time since Week 4. The 25-year-old linebacker now has 79 tackles on the year, which puts him well on his way to setting a new season high.
Matthews had been waived/injured earlier in the week due to an unspecified injury.
After disappointing fantasy owners just four days prior with a lackluster showing against a beatable Colts secondary, Brown more than made up for it versus the Titans. He got his barrage started early with a 41-yard scoring reception to cap off the Steelers' first possession, subsequently added a leaping five-yard touchdown catch and an acrobatic 10-yard, one-handed end-zone grab in which he trapped the ball against his helmet in the second half. It was Brown's first multi-touchdown game of 2017 and his first 100-yard effort since Week 6 against the Chiefs, snapping a three-game stretch in which he'd registered no more than 70 receiving yards. He'll look to put together another spectacular effort against a vulnerable Packers secondary in Week 12.
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.
Brown won't be eligible to play until the Steelers' Week 16 matchup with the Texans.
Fort likely figures to slide in at depth linebacker. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Fort will presumably remain a special teams asset.
Already having amassed three sacks, Dupree should easily surpass his career-best figure of 4.5. He'll look to add to his total in Week 8 against a Lions squad that has allowed the fourth-most sacks (23) in the NFL.
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 this week off on the right foot and looks to be on track to play Sunday night against the Packers.
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.
It's not the greatest sign that McDonald isn't able to practice yet after missing this past Thursday's win over the Titans, but he does have a couple more days to return to the practice field in advance of Sunday night's game against the Packers. In McDonald's absence in Week 11, fellow tight end Jesse James hauled in five of his eight targets for 21 yards and a TD.
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.
Tuitt now has a sack in back to back contests after being hampered by several different injuries to begin the season. He'll look to keep the streak going this Sunday night against a struggling Packers' offense.
When Haden left Sunday's game against the Colts with the fibular fracture, it was the veteran Sensabaugh who replaced him in the lineup for the remainder of the contest. With Haden playing nearly 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season, Sensabaugh will have some big shoes to fill in Pittsburgh's secondary.
Mitchell missed last week's game against the Titans after spraining his ankle in Week 10. His full participation Wednesday suggests he's in line to make a return for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Moats played in all 16 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 3.5 sacks.
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.
The rookie linebacker played in all 16 regular season games, totaling 20 tackles (16 solo). He recorded a career-best nine tackles against Miami, who he'll face in the wild-card game, earlier this season.
Sutton, a third-round pick in April out of Tennessee, appears ready to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Packers after returning to practice three weeks ago. Though his addition to the 53-man roster comes at a welcome time with Joe Haden (upper leg) set to miss multiple weeks, Sutton is uncertain to immediately pick up extended snaps on defense due to his lack of NFL experience. Look for head coach Mike Tomlin to proceed with Artie Burns and Coty Sensabaugh as the team's starting cornerbacks unless the performance of either player dips in the Steelers' subsequent contests.
Targeted twice, Nix had his first receptions this season, matching his 2015 total. He still has no rushing attempts in his two NFL seasons, a trend that should continue when Pittsburgh hosts Miami in the Wild Card round.
Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau appeared intent on not allowing Bell to beat the Titans on the ground, leading to the standout running back's lowest carry total since the opener versus the Browns. The 25-year-old's yardage tally was also his worst since that contest, but Bell helped make it up to fantasy owners with his second-most prolific reception total of the campaign. Bell's usage continues to be through the roof in most games, rendering him an elite option in all season-long and daily formats despite a current 3.8 yards per carry figure that's his lowest since his rookie season. He'll look to get his numbers on the ground back up versus the Packers in a Week 12 home showdown.
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.
Watt now has four sacks this season, which ties him for eighth among all linebackers. The rookie helped the defense collect four sacks and two interceptions, all after halftime, and has earned his spot as a starter on a defense that has held opponents to an average of 17 points per game. They will be tested in Week 8 against the Lions, who average nearly 27 points per contest.
Toussaint was released on Saturday after being buried on the team's running back depth chart, but he'll remain with the organization. Given his versatile skill set, Toussaint is a good tailback for Pittsburgh to keep around in case star Le'Veon Bell goes down with an injury at any point this season.
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.
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.
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.
The Steelers feared Haden may have suffered a season-ending injury in Sunday's win over the Colts, and while it's still conceivable that the cornerback could hit injured reserve, the damage he suffered apparently isn't as extensive as the team initially anticipated. Haden, who was signed in August after being cut by the Browns, has enjoyed a solid bounce-back campaign while upgrading a Pittsburgh secondary whose play has spurred the team's 7-2 start. Coty Sensabaugh replaced Haden during Sunday's game and would likely be the main beneficiary for increased snaps while the two-time Pro Bowler is sidelined.
Grimble played just one offensive snap and appears to have fallen to third on the depth chart at tight end, at least for now, behind Jesse James and Vance McDonald.
Back-to-back missed practice sessions make Smith-Schuster's Friday participation (or lack thereof) key with regard to his chances of suiting up Sunday night against the Packers. If Smith-Schuster ends up out this weekend, or limited all, Martavis Bryant could see an uptick in snaps and targets in the Pittsburgh offense in Week 12.
The defense came up with huge plays all game, including four interceptions despite injuries to two starters in the secondary. They also sacked Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota five times.
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.
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.
The third-year tight end equaled his largest target share of the season with position mate Vance McDonald (ankle) inactive, parlaying it into his first touchdown since Week 1 in the process. James hadn't been targeted in three of the prior four contests, so Thursday's relative success could have at least partly been attributed to McDonald's status. However, the tight end position isn't an overly integral one in the 2017 version of the Steelers' offense, as Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and, as of late, JuJu Smith-Schuster are commanding a majority of the looks in the passing game. James remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option each week and will look to build on Thursday's success versus the Packers in Week 12.
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.
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.
Not so quietly, Williams is having the best season of his career, recording a sack for a second straight game, giving him five to share the team lead (Cameron Heyward). He'll look to add to that total in Week 11 against the Titans, who allowed four sacks in Week 10.
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.
When asked about the team's running back situation, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he's comfortable with James Conner getting some work behind Le'Veon Bell but didn't bother mentioning Watson, Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. That doesn't exactly come as a surprise considering Conner is a 2017 third-round pick, whereas Watson went undrafted in 2015 and only has one regular-season appearance on his ledger. There is a real chance Watson would get involved if Bell were to suffer an injury. The 2015 UDFA rumbled for 173 yards on 37 carries in the preseason to surprisingly beat out Fitzgerald Toussaint for a roster spot.
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.
Coming off his best performance of the season last week in a win over the Titans, Roethlisberger apparently is dealing with a minor illness. He wasn't even listed on Wednesday's injury report, and it can be assumed this is a non-issue if he isn't added to the report Thursday. Roethlisberger and the Steelers will face a struggling Packers squad on Sunday Night Football in Week 12.
After what was arguably the worst game of his career in Week 10, Boswell rebounded nicely with a monster performance, rewarding fantasy owners who stuck with him. Pittsburgh hosts a Packers team in Week 12 that's allowing kickers 8.3 points per game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since grabbing six passes for 54 yards in the first two games of the season, Rogers has just two receptions for 12 yards. There are just too many better options in the passing game at the moment.
Bryant got off to another rough start, failing to catch either of his first two targets. He managed to hold on to his two second-half targets, but his best play of the night came when he recovered an Antonio Brown fumble to continue a Pittsburgh drive that led to a Chris Boswell field goal and a 16-7 halftime lead. At this point, dropped passes and inconsistent route running seems to have caused the Steelers to lose confidence in Bryant, making it difficult for fantasy owners to justify starting him.