Pittsburgh Steelers news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:20:54 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (undisclosed) was on the sideline as the first quarter closed against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22. Bell was seen wincing and talking to the team trainer.
Fantasy Tip: DeAngelo Williams has been effective his stead, but it doesn't appear Bell's injury is severe.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:15:32 -0800
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:47:31 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is not part of the team's game plan for the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. Green could be active for the game but would not receive playing time.
Fantasy Tip: Green has not been cleared to play and likely will sit out another game. Jesse James is coming off a solid performance in the last game and should receive a decent amount of targets against the Patriots. James could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:29:13 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Green was a limited participant in practice Friday, Jan. 20, but remains in the league's concussion protocol and hasn't suited up for a game since Week 15. He should be avoided in all fantasy playoff pools even if he is miraculously cleared to play Sunday.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:57:02 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps) is expected to play in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 22. He was a full participant in two of the team's three practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:49:49 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis was fined $24,309 by the National Football League for his hit on Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley in the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional Round game Sunday, Jan. 15. The play also drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:32:21 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) and LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game. LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), FS Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness) and LB Vince Williams (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:29:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Boswell accounted for all 15 points of the team's game in the Divisional round game and has played well this season. He can be a solid option for all fantasy owners.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:25:33 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bell missed a few days of practice this week because of personal reasons but will be a main factor on offense for the Steelers against the New England Patriots. Bell rushed for 337 yards in the first two playoff games and should be a No.1 running back in all leagues.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:17:41 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Green still has not been cleared to play but his status could change leading up to the game. He probably will not be able to play, but owners can check the inactive list for his status. Owners in all leagues should look for other options and can avoid Green.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:15:20 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) still remains in the league's concussion protocol, but he was able to practice Friday, Jan. 20, although he did not do so with the first team. He is expected to make the trip to New England but not expected to play in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.
Fantasy Tip: Green hasn't played since Week 15 and is obviously struggling to clear the last hurdle or two of the protocol, so it would be a shock if he is able to contribute in any fashion on Sunday. Jesse James is in line to draw another start and is a middling option at best versus the Patriots.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:18:40 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps) sat out practice Thursday, Jan. 22. LB Vince Williams (shoulder) was a limited participant, while RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), C B.J. Finney (illness), S Sean Davis (shoulder) and LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle) all practiced in full.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:13:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Although Boswell was fantastic last week, making all six of his field goal attempts against the Chiefs in the Divisional Round, he's probably the least recommended kicker of the four remaining for DFS lineups this weekend. His NFC counterparts will be kicking indoors in a likely shootout, while his opponent on Sunday, Stephen Gostowski, is as reliable as they get.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:28:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Green is headed to another absence this week. Jesse James is a capable starter, but he doesn't have the offensive potential that Green does. Look for Pittsburgh to lean heavily on Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell once again.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:12:52 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (personal) was excused from practice Thursday, Jan. 19, because of personal reasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell will be able to play in the AFC Championship game.
Fantasy Tip: Bell has rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of the last eight games and will see plenty of work against the New England Patriots. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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