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

Jun 24, 01:43 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant are expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp. Both players performed well during offseason workouts.
Jun 24, 01:43 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant are expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp. Both players performed well during offseason workouts.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant is the heavy favorite to start but he isn't going to be handed the job.
Jun 24, 01:33 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant could be targeted in the red zone more often this season since he is 6-foot-4. Bryant had four receptions in the red zone last season and all of the catches were for touchdowns.
Jun 19, 02:52 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said the slot position is not out of his comfort zone, but there are things he needs to learn that are different from playing on the outside. Wheaton said he's seeing a lot of the same defensive reads in the slot that he did on the outside.
Jun 17, 02:03 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he has not had the appeal of his three-game suspension heard at this point and does not know when the appeal will be scheduled.
Jun 16, 09:13 PM Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is embracing a leadership role this offseason. 'It's fun because I can tell the guys what I want on the field and they are going to listen because we all want to be the best we can be and help each other win,' Roethlisberger said. 'I am just happy to have the coach's blessing to be able to do that and not stepping on anybody's toes.' At 33 years old, Roethlisberger is the second-oldest player on the Steelers' roster, behind only LB James Harrison.
Jun 14, 08:12 AM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has focused on improving his game and mastering the flanker position this offseason, which has shown in his on-field confidence, according to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. QB Ben Roethlisberger has gained trust in Bryant, per Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. Bryant turned heads during organized team activities during the week and can play both inside and outside.
Jun 11, 12:23 AM Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is excited about the team's offense heading into the 2015 season, which he feels might be the best supporting cast of his career. "I hate to yes or no, because I don't want to offend anybody else that's been here," Roethlisberger said Wednesday, June 10. "But you look at stats from the NFL, we had the No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 1 overall back. Kind of hard to argue with those numbers."
Jun 08, 06:52 PM Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Steelers) is scheduled to work out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, June 9, according to a source.
Jun 07, 11:12 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer is in line to return kicks in 2015 after being stripped of the duty at the end of last season.
Jun 07, 10:32 AM Pittsburgh Steelers DT Steve McLendon said he underwent shoulder surgery earlier this offseason but has completely recovered from the surgery. McLendon said he regained strength in his shoulder and has full range of motion.
Jun 07, 09:52 AM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been working out three times per day this offseason and currently weighs 225 pounds, which is 10 pounds more than he weighed during his rookie season. 'Everyone gets bigger and better every year,' Bryant said. 'I wanted to make sure I got better. I didn't want to slack off or become complacent. I had some things I wanted to get done in the offseason, so I went to work.'
Jun 04, 05:22 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has added five pounds of muscle this offseason because he wants to increase his durability. Brown said training, rest and nutrition have helped to contribute to his success.
Jun 04, 01:42 PM Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 4, because he received a day off.
May 26, 10:03 PM Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said his knee is close to 100% healed from the injury he suffered during the 2014 season.
May 26, 05:13 PM Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown did not answer questions on the first day of organized team activities regarding a possible new deal.

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 ChickilloDL
 # 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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