2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Steelers won the division last year and return much of that team from 2014. Pittsburgh can find success again this season. The offense is becoming one of the best in the league while the defense has improved from the last few years. The defense still has a few holes but the offense can make up for that. A big concern might be early in the year when star running back LeVeon Bell is serving a suspension. If the Steelers can get by while Bell is out, this team can make another playoff appearance. The Steelers might not be a Super Bowl contender but are pretty close to that level.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Martavis Bryant showed his promise the second half of last season, having two 100-yard games while scoring eight touchdowns. He also averaged more than 21 yards per receptions. Bryant is a big-play threat that will start from day one this season. He has big potential in this offense and could reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. Donā??t expect his touchdown pace to maintain from last season but heā??ll get his scores and should get more yards and receptions. Bryant is a young receiver on the rise.
FANTASY DUD
It came as a bit of a surprise, but tight end Heath Miller had a nice season last year. Just when you thought he was starting to fade, he finishes with 761 yards and four games with seven or more receptions. Miller had another productive season as the starter for the Steelers. But Miller has to start to fade sooner than later. He is another year older with a lot of wear and tear on his body. Plus, the Steelers have more weapons in the passing game, which should take some targets away from Miller. We expect his numbers to take a bit of a dip this season.

Team Notes

Jul 26, 08:42 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams said he 'absolutely' received enough work as the backup during the first day of training camp Sunday, July 26, and he expects to be ready to start Week 1 if RB Le'Veon Bell is suspended.
Jul 26, 08:32 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell looked explosive during the first day of training camp Sunday, July 26, and he said he is in the best shape of his life.
Jul 26, 12:02 PM Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is in great shape and that his arm feels great. He believes the offense can be even better than it was in 2014.
Jul 26, 09:42 AM Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 25.
Jul 26, 09:42 AM Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (foot) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 25. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Pouncey is dealing with a minor injury.
Jul 25, 09:02 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown ended speculation that he may hold out when he showed up for the first day of training camp Saturday, July 25. 'Hold outs never go well,' said Brown. 'Just look at history. It always ends badly. It wouldn't be the best decision. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls-Royces.'
Jul 25, 08:42 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant played an average of just 29% of offensive snaps in 2014, but he is expected to serve as the primary No. 2 receiver on the outside in 2015 with WR Markus Wheaton moving to more of a slot role.
Jul 25, 08:42 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant played an average of just 29% of offensive snaps in 2014, but he is expected to serve as the primary No. 2 receiver on the outside in 2015 with WR Markus Wheaton moving to more of a slot role.
Jul 25, 08:12 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams is not receiving any first-team reps despite RB Le'Veon Bell facing a three-game suspension, head coach Mike Tomlin said. Tomlin also said he is challenging Williams in ways that are uncomfortable for a 10-year veteran.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is going to have some value when starting early in the year but don't expect him to duplicate what Bell can do.
Jul 25, 08:12 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams is not receiving any first-team reps despite RB Le'Veon Bell facing a three-game suspension, head coach Mike Tomlin said. Tomlin also said he is challenging Williams in ways that are uncomfortable for a 10-year veteran.
Jul 25, 07:32 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said his right knee isn't 100% yet, but he said it's close.
Jul 25, 03:32 PM Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he doesn't even have a hearing date yet for an appeal on his three-game suspension.
Jul 23, 10:22 AM Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin agreed to an extension Thursday, July 23, through the 2018 season.
Jul 21, 04:42 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's supposed appeal for his three-game suspension has not been brought to the attention of commissioner Roger Goodell. Bell was suspended for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence.
Jul 19, 10:42 PM Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Saints) ranked seventh among running backs with 45 catches last season, and only Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy graded higher at catching the ball, according to ProFootballFocus.com.
Jul 19, 09:52 AM Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers could push DT Steve McLendon for the starting nose tackle job during training camp.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
DeAngelo Williams, RB. 

Losses:
Brice McCain, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  22 Bud DupreeLB
 # 2  24 Senquez GolsonDB
 # 3  23 Sammie CoatesWR
 # 4  22 Doran GrantDB
 # 5  24 Jesse JamesTE
 # 6  23 Leterrius WaltonDL
 # 6  36 Anthony ChickilloLB
 # 7  22 Gerod HollimanDB

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 10 8:30PM     at New England
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     San Francisco
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at St Louis
4     Oct 1 8:25PM     Baltimore
5     Oct 12 8:30PM     at San Diego
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     Arizona
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at Kansas City
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Cincinnati
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     Oakland
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     Cleveland
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 29 4:25PM     at Seattle
13     Dec 6 8:30PM     Indianapolis
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
15     Dec 20 4:25PM     Denver
16     Dec 27 8:30PM     at Baltimore
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Cleveland
18     Jan 9 8:15PM     Baltimore
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