George Pickens

Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver
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George Pickens Dominates In Week 2 Win

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens finished with four receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in a 26-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The 22-year-old led Pittsburgh's pass-catchers in targets and yards on Monday night and was the team's only offensive player to find the end zone. He did so after getting wide open over the middle of the field and taking a pass from quarterback Kenny Pickett 71 yards to the house. With Diontae Johnson (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, Pickens should continue to be the clear WR1 for the Steelers through their Week 6 bye. Pickens will look to capitalize on his opportunity once again in Week 3 in a soft matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Sep 19, 2023 11:00 AM EST

George Pickens Limited In Practice On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (hamstring) was limited in practice on Saturday and was subsequently added to the team's Week 2 injury report. Despite sustaining a hamstring injury, the 22-year-old was not given an injury designation and thus is expected to suit up against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. With Diontae Johnson (hamstring) officially inactive, Pickens, Allen Robinson II, and Calvin Austin III will lead Pittsburgh's receiver corps as primary targets for quarterback Kenny Pickett. Pickens offers the highest upside of the bunch for fantasy purposes and should be considered a WR3 or flex option.

Sep 16, 2023 5:35 PM EST

George Pickens - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens had a modest Week 1 showing but is in line for a much bigger opportunity in a Week 2 bout with the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers will be without Diontae Johnson (hamstring) for Monday night's contest, so Pickens should operate as the clear WR1 for quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Browns pose a difficult test for wide receivers, however, as they allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to the position in 2022. Despite the difficult matchup, Pickens could still find success based on talent and volume and should be considered a solid fantasy WR3 or flex option this week.

Sep 16, 2023 4:01 PM EST

George Pickens Sees Seven Targets In Week 1 Loss

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens hauled in five of his seven targets for 36 yards in a 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It was a day to forget for the entirety of Pittsburgh's offense, but Pickens was just inches away from getting both feet in bounds on yet another highlight reel catch. Quarterback Kenny Pickett will need to play much better than he did on Sunday for Pickens to offer consistent fantasy value, but more opportunities could be available for the 22-year-old if Diontae Johnson (hamstring) misses extended time. Pickens is worth holding onto in all fantasy formats and could be an interesting WR3 or flex option in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

Sep 10, 2023 4:55 PM EST

George Pickens Looking For A Hot Start In Season Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens flashed his potential as a rookie and will be looking to put together a more statistically impressive campaign in 2023. In Week 1, he'll get to take on a San Francisco 49ers defense that allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts last season. Pickens will compete for looks with consistent target-earner Diontae Johnson but offers plenty of upside as a downfield threat with impressive ball skills. Although the second-year man isn't a proven fantasy commodity quite yet, he should be considered an intriguing WR3 or flex play to open the season.

Sep 7, 2023 10:06 PM EST

George Pickens Ready For Second-Year Leap?

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens is extremely athletic, leading ESPN analyst Ryan Clark to say that he thinks Pickens is more athletic than Vikings All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson. The Athletic's Mark Kaboly thinks Pickens could be a WR1 on many fantasy teams in his second season with quarterback Kenny Pickett already firing on all cylinders. Kaboly goes on to explain that Pickens' route tree has expanded significantly from his rookie season. His ability to go across the middle of the field is going to bump his targets and catches from a year ago, when he posted a 52-801-4 line in 17 games (12 starts). The 22-year-old is also another year removed from an ACL tear he suffered in 2021. Pickens will be an extremely intriguing upside WR3 target in fantasy drafts.

Aug 26, 2023 11:32 AM EST

George Pickens Makes Highlight-Reel Grab In Preseason Finale

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens secured his only target for 35 yards in the team's 24-0 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons. Pickens, as he often does, made an acrobatic catch near the sideline on a beautiful deep pass from quarterback Kenny Pickett on Pittsburgh's first drive of the contest. The second-year man has been a standout in camp this summer and displayed great chemistry with Pickett throughout the preseason. With an ADP currently in the seventh round of fantasy drafts, Pickens could be worth a shot as a high-upside WR3.

Aug 24, 2023 11:38 PM EST

George Pickens Looks Improved In Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens has reportedly transformed into more of a polished player. The team has expanded his route tree and it appears to be a benefit to the 22-year-old wideout. Last season, Pickens was mainly a deep-ball specialist, but he appears to be adding more to his game. Pickens hauled in a touchdown during the team's first preseason game. He looks to be making positive strides, which is what fantasy managers love to hear. Right now, Pickens should be considered on the WR3 radar heading into the regular season.

Aug 17, 2023 8:33 PM EST

Closes rookie season well

Pickens recorded three receptions on six targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns.

Jan 8, 2023 4:31 PM EST

Held in check on SNF

Pickens was held to two catches (four targets) for 29 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over Baltimore.

Jan 1, 2023 10:17 PM EST

Scores game-winning touchdown

Pickens recorded five catches on five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders.

Dec 24, 2022 9:19 PM EST

Only two grabs

Pickens caught two of five targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Panthers.

Dec 18, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Shows off big-play ability

Pickens recorded three receptions on three targets for 78 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Ravens.

Dec 11, 2022 6:44 PM EST

Limited against Atlanta

Pickens secured one of two targets for two yards during the Steelers' 19-16 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

Dec 5, 2022 9:21 AM EST

Leading receiver in Week 12 win

Pickens caught three of six targets for 57 yards and also scored a two-point conversion in Monday's 24-17 win over the Colts.

Nov 28, 2022 8:41 PM EST

Scores TD prior to Week 11 ejection

Pickens caught four of six targets for 83 yards and a touchdown prior to being ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 37-30 loss to the Bengals.

Nov 20, 2022 5:33 PM EST

Reaches end zone against Saints

Pickens secured three of four targets for 32 yards while rushing twice for 23 yards and a touchdown during the Steelers' 20-10 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 1:27 PM EST

No receptions against Philadelphia

Pickens failed to secure any of his three targets during the Steelers' 35-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Oct 31, 2022 8:03 AM EST

Reaches end zone in Miami

Pickens secured all six of his targets for 61 yards and a touchdown during the Steelers' 16-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Oct 23, 2022 8:53 PM EST

Limited production in Week 6

Pickens secured three of six targets for 27 yards while rushing once for one yard during the Steelers' 20-18 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 1:57 PM EST