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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 February 25, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Diontae Johnson WR PIT 5.07 4
2 James Conner RB PIT 6.07 4
3 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 7.01 4
4 Chase Claypool WR PIT 7.01 4
5 Pittsburgh Defense DEF PIT 8.12 4
6 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 11.06 4
7 Benny Snell Jr. RB PIT 12.12 4
8 Anthony McFarland Jr. RB PIT 13.09 4
9 Eric Ebron TE PIT 14.06 4
10 Chris Boswell PK PIT 15.03 4

Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson's current ADP is 5.07, which is the 7th pick of the 5th round, and 54th selection overall.

Diontae Johnson Average Draft Position PPR

James Conner

James Conner's current ADP is 6.07, which is the 7th pick of the 6th round, and 66th selection overall.

James Conner Average Draft Position PPR

JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster's current ADP is 7.01, which is the 1st pick of the 7th round, and 72nd selection overall.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Average Draft Position PPR

Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool's current ADP is 7.01, which is the 1st pick of the 7th round, and 73rd selection overall.

Chase Claypool Average Draft Position PPR

Pittsburgh Defense

Pittsburgh Defense's current ADP is 8.12, which is the 12th pick of the 8th round, and 95th selection overall.

Pittsburgh Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger's current ADP is 11.06, which is the 6th pick of the 11th round, and 126th selection overall.

Ben Roethlisberger Average Draft Position PPR

Benny Snell Jr.

Benny Snell Jr.'s current ADP is 12.12, which is the 12th pick of the 12th round, and 143rd selection overall.

Benny Snell Jr. Average Draft Position PPR

Anthony McFarland Jr.

Anthony McFarland Jr.'s current ADP is 13.09, which is the 9th pick of the 13th round, and 152nd selection overall.

Anthony McFarland Jr. Average Draft Position PPR

Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron's current ADP is 14.06, which is the 6th pick of the 14th round, and 161st selection overall.

Eric Ebron Average Draft Position PPR

Chris Boswell

Chris Boswell's current ADP is 15.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 15th round, and 171st 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

Ben Roethlisberger, Expected back for 2021

Steelers president Art Rooney II said Roethlisberger will stay with the team for 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rooney met with Roethlisberger on Tuesday and released a statement Wednesday morning. While his statement acknowledges that the contract situation still needs to be addressed, Rooney all but confirms Roethlisberger will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for at least one more season. The veteran QB turns 39 in March, and he's currently scheduled for a $41.25 million cap hit in 2021, the second season of a two-year extension. Reducing his cap charge requires either a pay cut or another extension, though the latter wouldn't necessarily mean Roethlisberger intends to play beyond 2021. Meanwhile, the Steelers have four offensive starts scheduled for free agency this offseason -- WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, RB James Conner, LT Alejandro Villanueva and RT Matt Feiler.

Ben Roethlisberger player page.

February 24, 2021 6:52 AM EST


Mason Rudolph, Slated for backup role in 2021

Rudolph is expected to serve as the Steelers' backup quarterback in 2021 following news that Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Roethlisberger's 2020 season was underwhelming by most metrics, but the Steelers nevertheless want their franchise quarterback for another season. In turn, Rudolph will spend the final year of his rookie contract as the backup to Roethlisberger. The 2018 third-round pick started in Week 17 against the Browns and completed 56 percent of his passes for 315 yards (8.1 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception.

Mason Rudolph player page.

February 23, 2021 6:27 PM EST


Ben Roethlisberger, Will start for Steelers in 2021

Roethlisberger is expected to be the Steelers' starting quarterback in 2021, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. "[The Steelers] want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation," Roethlisberger's agent Ryan Tollner said. "We are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible."

Analysis: As it stands, Roethlisberger will carry a $41.25 million cap hit, but he has already signaled that he's willing to restructure his deal to bring that number down as the Steelers look to defend their AFC North Title. In his first season after elbow surgery, Roethlisberger was clearly less than 100 percent, particularly with the deep ball. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,803 yards (6.3 YPA), 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Roethlisberger turns 39 years old in March, and there's a good chance that he enters the 2021 season without JuJu Smith-Schuster, which would leave Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and James Washington as his top three pass-catchers.

Ben Roethlisberger player page.

February 23, 2021 3:46 PM EST


Ben Roethlisberger, Not a lock to return?

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert didn't give a strong endorsement for Roethlisberger being the team's starting QB in 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. "As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers," said Colbert on Wednesday. " He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation."

Analysis: Roethlisberger hasn't publicly declared his intention to play another season, but he strongly hinted at it in late January when he said he "doesn't care" about his 2021 compensation and is willing to restructure his contract to help the Steelers stay under the salary cap. He's scheduled for a $41 million cap hit, and while the Steelers shouldn't have too much trouble lowering that number, it might have a cost in terms of future cap ramifications. It sounds like Colbert is keeping all options on the table, though Roethlisberger sticking around for another year remains the most likely scenario.

Ben Roethlisberger player page.

February 17, 2021 12:18 PM EST


Antonio Brown, Gets in end zone during SB LV win

Brown (knee) secured five of six targets for 22 yards and a touchdown during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran mid-season pickup was second in receptions to Rob Gronkowski on the night, and his one-yard touchdown grab just before halftime gave the Buccaneers a commanding 21-6 lead. Brown's signing, which was the subject of some skepticism when it unfolded, ultimately paid significant dividends. The 32-year-old finished his eight-game regular season with a 45-483-4 line, and he ended up with two scoring grabs overall in four postseason games. Brown will head into unrestricted free agency in March, and his potential 2021 destination will surely be a topic of heavy discussion this offseason.

Antonio Brown player page.

February 7, 2021 8:29 PM EST