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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 May 11, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Diontae Johnson WR PIT 5.03 4
2 Chase Claypool WR PIT 6.10 4
3 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 7.09 4
4 Pittsburgh Defense DEF PIT 9.06 4
5 Benny Snell Jr. RB PIT 11.04 4
6 Anthony McFarland Jr. RB PIT 13.04 4
7 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 13.09 4
8 Eric Ebron TE PIT 14.01 4
9 Kalen Ballage RB PIT 14.03 4
10 Chris Boswell PK PIT 15.02 4

Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson's current ADP is 5.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 5th round, and 51st selection overall.

Diontae Johnson Average Draft Position PPR

Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool's current ADP is 6.10, which is the 10th pick of the 6th round, and 70th selection overall.

Chase Claypool Average Draft Position PPR

JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster's current ADP is 7.09, which is the 9th pick of the 7th round, and 81st selection overall.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Average Draft Position PPR

Pittsburgh Defense

Pittsburgh Defense's current ADP is 9.06, which is the 6th pick of the 9th round, and 101st selection overall.

Pittsburgh Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Benny Snell Jr.

Benny Snell Jr.'s current ADP is 11.04, which is the 4th pick of the 11th round, and 123rd selection overall.

Benny Snell Jr. Average Draft Position PPR

Anthony McFarland Jr.

Anthony McFarland Jr.'s current ADP is 13.04, which is the 4th pick of the 13th round, and 147th selection overall.

Anthony McFarland Jr. Average Draft Position PPR

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger's current ADP is 13.09, which is the 9th pick of the 13th round, and 153rd selection overall.

Ben Roethlisberger Average Draft Position PPR

Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron's current ADP is 14.01, which is the 1st pick of the 14th round, and 157th selection overall.

Eric Ebron Average Draft Position PPR

Kalen Ballage

Kalen Ballage's current ADP is 14.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 14th round, and 159th selection overall.

Kalen Ballage Average Draft Position PPR

Chris Boswell

Chris Boswell's current ADP is 15.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 15th round, and 170th selection overall.

Chris Boswell Average Draft Position PPR

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, Gets more competition in offseason

Samuels will have to compete for touches once again this season after the Steelers selected Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After James Conner signed with the Cardinals during the offseason, the Steelers signed Kalen Ballage at the end of March before selecting Harris with their first pick in the draft. Samuels was mainly limited to special-teams work in 2021, and he could have to compete for a roster spot during training camp and the preseason now that the team's depth chart at running back is even more crowded. Samuels rushed nine times for 28 yards while hauling in nine passes for 46 yards in 2020.

Jaylen Samuels player page.

April 30, 2021 11:12 AM EST


Anthony McFarland Jr., Should serve in secondary role

McFarland should serve in a backup role this season after the Steelers selected Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: McFarland will get to work under offensive coordinator Matt Canada in 2021, who served in the same position at The University of Maryland when the running back ran for 1,034 yards in 2018. However, James Conner left for the Cardinals in free agency during the offseason, and the Steelers decided to replace him by taking the first running back off the board in the first round Thursday. Coach Mike Tomlin described Harris as a "three-down back" after the Steelers selected him, signaling that McFarland should have to compete for carries with Benny Snell and Kalen Ballage in a secondary role in 2021.

Anthony McFarland Jr. player page.

April 30, 2021 10:44 AM EST


Benny Snell Jr., Likely slated for backup role

Snell will likely begin the season as a backup after the Steelers selected Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Snell rushed 111 times for 368 yards and four touchdowns last season while working behind James Conner, and it appears as though he'll serve as a secondary option in 2021, even after Conner signed with the Cardinals. The Steelers decided to improve their running game by taking the first running back off the board in the first round of the draft, and coach Mike Tomlin described Harris as a "three-down back" after the team selected the Alabama standout. Snell should compete for touches with Anthony McFarland and Kalen Ballage behind Harris in 2021.

Benny Snell Jr. player page.

April 30, 2021 10:37 AM EST


Mason Rudolph, Agrees to one-year extension

Rudolph and the Steelers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: The agreement, which Rudolph and the Steelers agreed upon on the eve of the 2021 NFL Draft, keeps the 2018 third-round pick under contract through 2022. Rudolph is currently slated to serve as the top backup to Ben Roethlisberger during the 2021 season, and he could be in the mix as the team considers its plans at quarterback long-term.

Mason Rudolph player page.

April 29, 2021 3:36 PM EST


Antonio Brown, Stays with Tampa

Brown is signing a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Brown was unsigned for more than a month before deciding to re-up with the Bucs. He'll be 33 when the season begins, following a 2020 campaign with a 45/483/4 receiving line in eight games. Brown was productive for the Bucs in December, but a quiet postseason combined with the long history of off-field issues likely limited the number of teams that had interest in signing him. He'll again be the No. 3 receiver in Tampa, behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, while Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson figure to compete for depth roles.

Antonio Brown player page.

April 28, 2021 6:21 AM EST