College: Mississippi | 6 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 216 lbs
Birth Date: 8/6/1993
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Inactive Week 3
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Moncrief had an uneven first season with the Jaguars. He had some big games but did next to nothing in others. He had four games with 75-plus yards but seven others with fewer than 30 yards. A poor passing attack didn't help matters for Moncrief, though. He signed with the Steelers this offseason and will compete for a big role in that pass-first offense. He can make plays in the passing game. Moncrief is a big receiver with a lot of speed. He remains a little raw but is improving his route running and can be a top deep threat. He has battled consistency issues and injuries throughout his career. Fantasy Outlook: Moncrief has a lot of talent, so don't totally discount him come draft day because of mediocre production in recent years. He can improve on last season and could be worth a late-round grab. He could get around 55 receptions for 750 yards and four touchdowns.
Moncriefs 48 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 2018 did not do anybody any fantasy favors, but you have to commend him for being able to do that much when Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler were his quarterbacks. Moncrief has so much going for him heading into the 2019 campaign. Now he is part of Pittsburghs high-flying offense instead of Jacksonvilles run-first offense, and he has Ben Roethlisberger throwing to him instead of the Bortles/Kessler combo. Even better, with Antonio Brown and his big mouth in Oakland, Moncrief slides in as Pittsburghs No. 2 WR alongside JuJu Schuster. Before you pencil him in for a 1,000-yard year, though, remember that the Steelers drafted Oklahoma St. product James Washington in the second round. Washington could pose a serious threat to Moncriefs starting spot at some point in the season. Also remember that Moncrief was no Jerry Rice during his time in Indianapolis with Andrew Luck as his signal caller (career-high 64-733-6 line in 2015), so being with Big Ben does not mean he will automatically become a fantasy force. Moncrief slots in as a WR3 for 2019 but could easily become a WR2 if he becomes an integral part of Pittsburghs passing attack, or he could easily become a fantasy flop if he gets overtaken by Washington on the depth chart and has another 600-yard season.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared LB Anthony Chickillo, WR Donte Moncrief, OG Fred Johnson, DL Isaiah Buggs, FB Roosevelt Nix, LB Vince Williams and OT Chukwuma Okorafor inactive for Week 3.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief will be inactive for the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Spin: It appears like the Steelers will be going with the youthful trio of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and James Washington as their main receivers. Smith-Schuster is a must-start option, while Washington could be a flex option because of previous work with Mason Rudolph. Fantasy players may want to see Johnson play in a game or two before considering him for their lineups.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief has five drops through two games. He's likely still feeling the effects of a dislocated finger from the preseason but drops are drops, and him being bench in the second half of Week 2's game paints a picture of where he is on the depth chart. Many are clamoring for the Steelers to outright release him, and while they still may, he has no place on any fantasy roster against the 49ers in Week 3.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief dropped his only target during Sunday's loss to Seattle. Mason Rudolph started the second half after Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) wasn't able to continue. His Moncrief look was his second career NFL throw and it went right through the receiver's hands and into the mits of a Seattle defender. The 26-year-old didn't see the field after the drop. After catching just three of 10 targets to open the season, Moncrief is easily droppable in all fantasy formats and could even dropped by his own team in the near future if things don't improve. Don't consider the pass catcher for a Week 3 tilt with San Francisco.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief led the team with 10 targets in the team's Week 1 loss to the Patriots. However, he only caught three ofthem for seven yards and dropped four others, including a third-quarter touchdown. Moncrief is encouraged that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger publicly expressed his confidence in the first-year Steeler.Thats huge for a guy like that, especially, to come out and say something like that, Moncrief said. Pittsburgh is in a bounce-back opportunity at home against the Seahawks in Week 2. As long as Roethlisberger is still willing to throw to the 27-year-old, you have to at least give him a look. This week, Moncrief is more of DFS dart throw and is not usable in season-long formats.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) will keep playing through a dislocated finger suffered in training camp. '(QB Ben Roethlisberger's) depending on me and I've got to make plays for him, hurt finger or not,' Moncrief said. 'There's nothing you can do to a dislocated finger, especially when you're a receiver. You've just got to tough out the pain and go.'
Fantasy Spin: Moncrief was expected to be the Steelers' No. 2 receiver after signing a two-year, $9 million free-agent contract this offseason, but he called his own Week 1 performance "probably (his) worst game ever." He'll continue to battle James Washington for targets behind No. 1 option JuJu Smith-Schuster, but he's far from a safe weekly start.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught three of his team-leading 10 targets for just seven yards in Sunday's 33-3 loss to the Patriots. The first-year Steeler dropped several passes in the game, including a would-be touchdown in the third quarter. It's encouraging to see him get peppered with looks by Ben Roethlisberger, but his performance put a bleak outlook on him moving forward. The Steelers host the Seahawks on Sunday, so Moncrief can expect another tough day through the air. He's nothing more than a low-floor DFS dart-throw right now and can likely be dropped in your season-long leagues.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief caught only three of his team-high 10 targets for seven yards in Week 1 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Spin: Ben Roethlisberger seemed to suggest after the game that Moncrief wasn't to blame for his inefficient effort, although it appeared he struggled to catch the ball more than any other Pittsburgh receiver in what was a drop-filled performance by the Steelers. Roethlisberger heaped praise on Moncrief throughout the summer, so expect the latter to get a chance to redeem himself in Week 2 versus the Seattle Seahawks next week. Consider him a low-end WR3/flex play for that contest.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief will be starting opposite of JuJu Smith-Schuster in Sunday's season opener against the New England Patriots. The Patriots have a history of cornering opposing team's top receivers, which means Smith-Schuster will be a big focus for the Stephon Gilmore and the Pats. This should directly benefit Moncrief in his first game with Pittsburgh, despite seeing limited action in the preseason. Word around the team was that he and Ben Roethlisberger developed a strong chemistry early, so if a lot of New England's focus is on Smith-Schuster, the signal caller will look directly to his second best option. It's hard to expect anything better than a WR4 for Moncrief in redraft leagues, but his DFS prospects are higher due to his big-play possibility. If he is able to find pay dirt, he could return great value at a cheap price.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught both targets for 11 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Titans. The first-year Steeler caught both passes for four and seven yards, respectively, on the team's first drive bust wasn't targeted after that. Moncrief hasn't been a feature of the offense during the preseason but word around the team is that he is still the favorite to start opposite of JuJu Smith-Schuster when the regular season begins. His training camp position battle with James Washington has been a topic of note, but there hasn't been much word from the coaching staff on who is the favorite. Moncrief hasn't quite lived up to his expectations he had coming out of college, but has a great opportunity in 2019 with his new team. His mid-10th round ADP has the chance to pay off great dividends if his connection with Ben Roethlisberger is as strong as reports suggest.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief is looking to make his case to become the team's second starting wide receiver and Sunday's third preseason game against the Titans will be a big factor in that decision. Moncrief caught one pass for eight yards in last week's game against the Chiefs, however, he coughed up that single touch. The 27-year-old is in his first year in Pittsburgh after catching 48 passes for 668 yards and three scores with Jacksonville last year. Moncrief is battling with James Washington for the second starting spot, but so far the reports are that the former has the edge even though Washington has played well this preseason. Moncrief has seen his ADP rise a bit recently, as high as into the seventh round according to FantasyFootballCalculator.com.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught one pass for three yards before fumbling in Saturday's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the first play of Pittsburgh third drive and Moncrief caught the short pass to the right and was stripped. He only played the first quarter before James Washington saw the majority of the work from there on out. Even after fumbling, the fact that Moncrief only played one quarter means that the team is comfortable with where the veteran is at in his first year with the team. He's batting with Washington to be the second starting wide receiver besides JuJu Smith-Schuster but Moncrief continues to be the favorite to win the job. If he can earn the starting role, his 11th round ADP could prove to be an absolute steal for fantasy owners.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) had not practiced for six straight days with a broken ring finger before returning to the field Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Moncrief is battling James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson for the Steelers' No. 2 WR role and has a little catching up to do after sitting out. Moncrie, though, remains the favorite and should be valued as a WR4 for now.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief returned to practice on Wednesday after missing time with a dislocated left ring finger. The 26-year-old made two highlight plays for touchdowns in team drills, including a toe-tap touchdown reception during 7-on-7's. Moncrief is seen as the favorite to be the Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver behind JuJu Smith-Schuster. His return to practice is an encouraging sign for the remainder of camp. Word is getting out about his opportunity with his new team so his ADP is starting to creep up. Grabbing Moncrief in the middle-to-back-end of the 10th round is a great value for a receiver in what should be one of the top offenses in football.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief appears to be the frontrunner for the starting job opposite WR Juju Smith-Schuster at this point, according to beat writer Dan Graziano.
Fantasy Spin: The team released the first unofficial depth chart of training camp earlier in the week and Moncrief was listed among the starters, so it's not much of a surprise. At this point, Moncrief remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is listed as the starter across from JuJu Smith-Schuster on the initial depth chart ahead of the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 9.
Fantasy Spin: Moncrief has been the leader for the No. 2 receiver spot throughout the offseason, and if he heads into Week 1 in the same role, he will have WR3 upside in an offense that produced two 1,200-yard receivers last season.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief was listed as the number two receiver, opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster in the team's first official depth chart. While the team is forced by the league to release the first depth chart this early, it's no surprise that Moncrief gets the "starting nod," compared to his younger teammates. It's been noted that the newly 26-year-old has established a strong connection with Ben Roethlisberger early in camp. In an offense like Pittsburgh's, Moncrief's average ADP of 127 makes him an incredible value if he can stay healthy.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) suffered an apparent finger injury on a deep ball during practice Monday, July 29.
Fantasy Spin: Moncrief is in the Steel City on a two-year deal looking to get back on track after a couple of down seasons, scoring-wise. He had 13 total touchdowns in two seasons in Indianapolis from 2015-16, but he tailed off with just five scores in the past two seasons with the Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has the chance to be the No. 2 receiver opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster, and as such he has the potential for career numbers if he can stay healthy. He is an intriguing middle- to late-round pick in most fantasy formats.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief left Wednesday's training camp practice with a finger injury but later returned. According to Joe Rutter of The Tribune Review, Moncrief collided with cornerback Artie Burns on a pass. The pass catcher briefly left practice to be looked at by medical staff but later came back down to the practice field. Head coach Mike Tomlin seemed positive in his presser, and it's likely that Moncrief should be available to practice on Wednesday, after the team's off-day on Tuesday. Moncrief is fighting with second-year man James Washington to be the Steelers' WR2 and staying healthy is a top priority for the sixth-year receiver.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief opened practice as the starting receiver across from WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Saturday, July 27.
Fantasy Spin: At his best, Moncrief has been a touchdown-dependent flex option, but he lands in an intriguing situation in Pittsburgh. If he hangs on to the No. 2 receiver job, he will have WR3 upside in an offense that produced a pair of 1,200-yard receivers last year.