Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 16 of his 28 pass attempts for 235 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-18 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. He also added 11 rushing yards on three carries. Pickett had by far his best performance of the season on Sunday night, passing for multiple scores for the first time in his young career. He connected with wide receiver Calvin Austin III on a deep ball for a 72-yard touchdown in the first quarter and later found tight end Pat Freiermuth in the end zone from 13 yards out. Although Pickett himself is not yet on the fantasy radar in most formats, this showing was a good sign for the outlook of Pittsburgh's offensive weapons. A bout with the Houston Texans is on tap for Week 4.
Sep 25, 2023 1:42 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been promoted to a "prominent role" that will allow him to work more directly with quarterback Kenny Pickett, per NFL insider Jordan Schultz. Canada will continue to call plays on offense. This move was presumably sparked by a slow start to the season in which Pickett has completed just 46 of 76 passes for 454 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Sep 24, 2023 2:04 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has struggled early in the 2023 campaign but will look to capitalize on a soft matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. The Raiders have surrendered the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks so far this season after allowing the sixth-most in 2022. Although Pickett will once again be without his top target, Diontae Johnson (hamstring), George Pickens showcased his abilities in Week 2 and should continue to be a reliable option for the young signal-caller. Pickett could turn in a worthwhile fantasy performance on Sunday night, but he should only be considered a low-end QB2 in superflex formats.
Sep 22, 2023 5:01 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 15 of his 30 pass attempts for 222 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a Week 2 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Pickett's struggles from the season opener continued on Monday night as Pittsburgh's defense scored more points than its offense. The 25-year-old did complete a strike while under pressure to receiver George Pickens, who picked up over 50 yards after the catch for a 71-yard touchdown. Although Pickett has not yet shown much improvement in his second campaign, he has faced two of 2022's top-10 defenses against fantasy quarterbacks to open the season. A much more favorable matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders is on tap for Week 3.
Sep 19, 2023 10:36 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett opened the 2023 campaign with a rough start but will hope to bounce back in a Week 2 divisional matchup with the Cleveland Browns. In his one career start against the Browns, Pickett passed for 195 yards and a touchdown while leading the Steelers to a 28-14 victory. This week, he'll try to repeat that success without his primary target, Diontae Johnson (hamstring), against a Cleveland defense that just limited Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals to three points. Fantasy managers would be wise to look elsewhere for quarterback production as Pickett should not enter starting lineups this week.
Sep 16, 2023 3:31 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 31 of his 46 pass attempts for 232 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He added four rushing yards on one carry. After an impressive preseason, Pickett failed to deliver in the first contest of his second NFL campaign. Although San Francisco's stout defense certainly did not make things easy, Pickett missed open receivers on multiple occasions. His passing score came at the end of the second quarter on a three-yard strike to tight end Pat Freiermuth, but Pickett was unable to carry any momentum into the second half. The 25-year-old remains off the fantasy radar for now but will look to redeem himself in a Week 2 divisional bout with the Cleveland Browns.
Sep 10, 2023 4:38 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will open his second professional season in a Week 1 home matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Pickett showed signs of great improvement throughout the preseason but will have his work cut out for him against a stout 49ers defense that allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2022. Although Pickett's fantasy output will be worth monitoring in the coming weeks, he should only be considered viable in superflex formats as a low-end QB2 on Sunday.
Sep 7, 2023 9:59 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed all four of his pass attempts for 86 yards in the team's 24-0 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Pickett once again played on just two drives but led the offense to touchdowns on both. On the first series of the contest, Pickett connected on deep balls to receivers Diontae Johnson and George Pickens that set up an eventual rushing score by Najee Harris. All in all, it's been an impressive preseason for the second-year pro, who is poised to improve on a disappointing rookie campaign. Pickett will likely go undrafted in the majority of one-QB fantasy leagues but is gaining momentum as a potential QB2 in Superflex formats.
Aug 24, 2023 10:56 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett will start the team's preseason finale on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Mike Tomlin announced that Pickett will play alongside healthy regular starters. The second-year signal caller has been impressive through two preseason contests. He led the Steelers on two touchdown drives in the first quarter against Buffalo last week. Pickett will most likely remain a streaming option for fantasy managers in 2023. He does not need to be drafted in standard-sized leagues but is worth a look in deeper formats.
Aug 23, 2023 9:39 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed three of his four pass attempts for 43 yards and a touchdown in the team's 27-15 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Pickett impressed with the starters for a second consecutive week and led Pittsburgh's offense on two touchdown drives in the first quarter. His passing score came on a 25-yard strike over the middle of the field to tight end Pat Freiermuth, giving the Steelers an early 14-0 advantage. The 25-year-old has shown signs of improvement heading into his second season and could become an interesting fantasy QB2 in 2023.
Aug 19, 2023 9:33 PM EST
Pickett has been making good reads in practice early in training camp, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Aug 3, 2023 3:58 PM EST
Pickett completed 13 of 29 passes for 195 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns.
Jan 8, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Pickett completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for a touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Ravens.
Jan 1, 2023 9:15 PM EST
Pickett completed 26 of 39 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders. He added three rushes for nine yards.
Dec 24, 2022 9:12 PM EST
Pickett will start Saturday's game against the Raiders after he confirmed that he was cleared by an independent neurologist Monday and removed from the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Dec 22, 2022 1:05 PM EST
Pickett (concussion) is listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Dec 20, 2022 12:56 PM EST
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he expects Pickett (concussion) to start Saturday's game against the Raiders, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Dec 20, 2022 9:26 AM EST
Pickett (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Dec 17, 2022 10:02 AM EST
Coach Mike Tomlin indicated Friday that Pickett (concussion) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.
Dec 16, 2022 9:38 AM EST
Pickett (concussion) was a limited practice participant Thursday.
Dec 15, 2022 12:14 PM EST