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Steelers Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Pittsburgh Steelers as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of January 25, 2022.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Away New York Giants
2 Home Denver Broncos
3 Home Houston Texans
4 Away Tennessee Titans
5 Home Philadelphia Eagles
6 Home Cleveland Browns
7 Away Baltimore Ravens
9 Away Dallas Cowboys
10 Home Cincinnati Bengals
11 Away Jacksonville Jaguars
12 Home Baltimore Ravens
13 Home Washington Redskins
14 Away Buffalo Bills
15 Away Cincinnati Bengals
16 Home Indianapolis Colts
17 Away Cleveland Browns
7 Away Tennessee Titans
8 Away Baltimore Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers News

Jaylen Samuels, Joining Cardinals for 2022

The Cardinals signed Samuels to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: The running back finished the 2021 campaign with the Texans after being released by the Steelers in late October, but he will now be joining the Cardinals for the 2022 season. Samuels appeared in three games with the Texans this season, rushing the ball five times for nine yards while reeling in three catches for 14 yards.

Jaylen Samuels player page.

January 19, 2022 2:38 PM EST

Mason Rudolph, Could take starting job next year

Rudolph could be the Steelers' starting quarterback in 2022, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ben Roethlisberger is expected to retire, while Rudolph is under contract with the Steelers through 2022 thanks to a one-year extension (signed last spring) worth slightly more than $4 million -- decent money for a backup but far from what most starters make. Of course, Rudolph's odds of starting will depend on the alternatives as much as anything else, and it isn't yet clear if Pittsburgh will make a move for any of the high-profile, disgruntled, veteran QBs that may be available this offseason. Even if they don't, Rudolph won't necessarily be a lock to start, potentially facing competition from Dwayne Haskins, Joshua Dobbs or someone new who the Steelers bring in.

Mason Rudolph player page.

January 18, 2022 6:50 AM EST

James Conner, Scores in season-ending defeat

Conner rushed four times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card round loss to the Rams. He also caught one of two targets for five yards.

Analysis: Conner had his snaps limited while battling through a ribs injury, with the game flow of Monday's blowout also restricting his involvement as a runner. As usual, though, the tailback managed to find the end zone, scoring from two yards to finally get Arizona on the board in the third quarter. After inking a one-year deal with the Cardinals last offseason, Conner went on to finish third league-wide in touchdowns, with 15 of his 18 scores coming on the ground. Of course, that came in just 15 games, with Conner carrying 202 times for 752 yards and catching 37 of 39 targets for 375 more yards. Given that fantastic production, the 26-year-old is bound to garner more significant interest as he re-enters free agency this spring, but with many other key offensive contributors on expiring contracts, it's unclear whether the Cardinals will bring Conner back.

James Conner player page.

January 17, 2022 9:13 PM EST

James Conner, Available Monday

Conner (ribs) is listed as active for Monday's wild-card game at the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Conner managed just one limited session in advance of this contest due to a rib injury suffered during a Week 18 loss to the Seahawks. With his status confirmed for Arizona's playoff opener, it remains to be seen what kind of workload he'll be able to handle. In the 10 games in which both he and Chase Edmonds (ribs/toe) were available this season, Conner earned 135 touches to Edmonds' 112. If both are ready for their typical amount of reps, such a breakdown may be the case for the pair, but it should be noted that Edmonds appears to be healthier than Conner after going limited, limited and full on the practice field Thursday through Saturday.

James Conner player page.

January 17, 2022 3:49 PM EST

Diontae Spencer, Records one catch in 2021

Spencer finished the 2021 season with one catch for minus-3 yards.

Analysis: Spencer played in all but two games this season, but was a non-factor for the Broncos' offense. The 29-year-old played on just six percent of the team's offensive snaps in 2021, finding it difficult to see the field behind the team's top trio of Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick at wide receiver. Spencer did most of his damage as Denver's leading returner, totaling 17 kickoff returns for 291 yards and 26 punt returns for 206 yards. The wideout will enter the 2022 offseason as a restricted free agent and will be free to negotiate with any teams interested in signing him. The Broncos, however, can match a contract offer if they wish to keep him with the team. Denver's receiving corps is a talented and crowded group, so it will be interesting to see if the Broncos keep Spencer around in 2022. If not, Spencer may look to sign with another team in an effort to push for more playing time on offense.

Diontae Spencer player page.

January 17, 2022 12:35 PM EST