|Offense||4th||99.7 (23rd)||281.5 (2nd)|
|Defense||6th||102.9 (9th)||200.8 (4th)|
|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)|
|19||Smith-Schuster, JuJu||WR||6-1||215||11/22/1996||R||Southern California|
|51||Spence, Sean||LB||5-11||231||6/7/1990||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|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|
|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|
|28||Allen, Cortez (IR)||DB||6-1||197||10/29/1988||5||The Citadel|
|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|
|50||Shazier, Ryan (IR)||ILB||6-1||230||9/6/1992||4||Ohio State|
|62||Matthews, Mike (IR)||C||6-2||300||1/27/1994||1||Texas A&M|
|99||Adams, Keion (IR)||LB||6-2||245||6/8/1995||R||Western Michigan|
|Crawford, Antonio (IR)||DB||5-10||185||//||R||West Virginia|
|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|
|Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||240||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
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.
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.
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.
Matthews had been waived/injured earlier in the week due to an unspecified injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The absence of McDonald ensures that fellow tight end Jesse James should be busy Sunday, but James will nonetheless be hard-pressed to approach his Week 14 production, after catching 10 of his 12 targets for 97 yards in the Steelers' 39-38 win over the Ravens -- a game that saw QB Ben Roethlisberger pass for 506 yards.
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 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.
Sensabaugh sat out the Steelers' first two practices week before returning as a full participant Friday. That should put Sensabaugh on track to play Week 15, though he could see a lessened role at cornerback if Joe Haden (upper leg), who is also listed as questionable, is able to return from a four-game absence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haden returned as a limited participant in practice this week and will likely be a game-day decision Sunday. The cornerback has missed the Steelers' last four games with the injury, making it difficult to predict if the team will feel comfortable with activating him this week. Fellow cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (shoulder) is also listed as questionable, so the Steelers' secondary depth could be tested in Week 15 if neither he nor Haden are able to play.
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.
Smith-Schuster is eligible to return to action following a one-game suspension, but after being added to the Steelers injury report Thursday, his Week 15 status should be monitored as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches. If Smith-Schuster is able to play without limitation this weekend, he could make some noise, with the Patriots likely to focus on containing star wideout Antonio Brown, thus potentially freeing things up for the likes of Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant.
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.
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.
Though James is the Steelers' clear top tight end, McDonald has been mixed liberally into the game plan when he's been able to suit up this season, logging no fewer than 15 offensive snaps in any of his eight appearances. As such, McDonald's absences have afforded James a little extra playing time, especially in recent weeks. When McDonald missed Weeks 11 through 13 with an ankle injury, James averaged 66 snaps per game. McDonald returned to suit up for last week's win over the Ravens, but exited with the shoulder issue in that contest, enabling James to log 71 snaps, which he used to catch a season-high 10 passes for 97 yards. Given that James hadn't recorded more than six receptions or 42 receiving yards in any of the Steelers' previous 12 games, a repeat performance shouldn't be expected in Week 15, but McDonald's absence at least makes the possibility a little bit more likely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.