Pittsburgh
Steelers
Stadium Heinz Field
8-8-0 Overall | 3-3 AFC NORTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense90.4200.918.1
Defense109.6215.918.9
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/9
vs
Buccaneers
W30-28
Week 3Sat  8/17
vs
Chiefs
W17-7
Week 4Sun  8/25
@
Titans
W18-6
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Panthers
L19-25
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Patriots
L3-33
Week 2Sun  9/15
vs
Seahawks
L26-28
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
49ers
L20-24
Week 4Mon  9/30
vs
Bengals
W27-3
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Ravens
L / OT23-26
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Chargers
W24-17
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

While the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all benefit from not having to play Andrew Luck twice a year the teams that might have benefited the most are the Steelers, Ravens and Browns who are now all above 50% in playoff percentage. If the Chargers without Derwin James and Melvin Gordon disappoint early there may be two Wildcard spots available to this division. They are one of 3 teams with 18/1, 5.3% odds to win the Super Bowl. Their 3% chance is #9 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the AFC 6.6% of the time and are not a good value at 9/1, 10%. The Steelers are averaging 9.2 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 9 wins. At -110 the Steelers are a good value to make the playoffs with a 57.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/2, 40%. They win the division in 36.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 60% of their games last season so their 9-6-1 met expectations. They were solid against the spread going 8-7-1 for (+30 profit). They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. In their next game vs the Patriots they are only winning 33% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a top 10 team based on yards per play allowed but only an average team in points allowed. They are the #18 ranked defense in opponents' TD rate (passing and rushing TDs per offensive play).

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by JuJu Smith-Schuster who is projected to be the #5 WR. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
92 Adeniyi, Ola LB6-124809/12/19973Toledo
27 Allen, Marcus DB6-221508/07/19962Penn State
94 Alualu, Tyson DE6-330405/12/198711California
--- Barrett, J.T. QB6-222501/23/19951Ohio State
--- Battle, John DB6-020102/21/19951LSU
4 Berry, Jordan P6-519503/18/19916Eastern Kentucky
9 Boswell, Chris K6-218503/16/19916Rice
96 Buggs, Isaiah DT6-329508/24/19962Alabama
55 Bush, Devin LB5-1123407/18/19982Michigan
17 Cain, Deon WR6-220208/09/19963Clemson
57 Canaday, Kameron LS6-424508/20/19924Portland State
30 Conner, James RB6-123305/05/19954Pittsburgh
--- Custis, Jamal WR6-521311/06/19951Syracuse
37 Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1119912/25/19904Towson
82 Darboh, Amara WR6-221502/01/19943Michigan
66 DeCastro, David G6-531601/11/19909Stanford
--- DiLauro, Christian T6-630011/11/19941Illinois
48 Dupree, Bud OLB6-426902/12/19936Kentucky
34 Edmunds, Terrell SS6-121701/20/19973Virginia Tech
33 Edmunds, Trey RB6-222312/30/19943Maryland
39 Fitzpatrick, Minkah FS6-120711/17/19963Alabama
81 Gentry, Zach TE6-826509/10/19962Michigan
54 Gilbert, Ulysees LB6-023008/09/19972Akron
77 Gray, Derwin T6-432005/10/19951Maryland
23 Haden, Joe CB5-1119504/14/198911Florida
--- Hall, Darrin RB6-02200Pittsburgh
60 Hassenauer, J.C. C6-229509/01/19941Alabama
--- Henderson, Quadree WR5-819209/12/19962Pittsburgh
97 Heyward, Cameron DE6-529505/06/198910Ohio State
6 Hodges, Devlin QB6-121004/12/19962Samford
95 Hooks, Lavon DE6-331201/23/19922Ole Miss
--- Johnson, Anthony WR6-222001/29/19951Buffalo
18 Johnson, Diontae WR5-1018307/05/19962Toledo
31 Layne, Justin CB6-219201/12/19982Michigan State
2 Lynch, Paxton QB6-724402/12/19944Memphis
--- Matthews, Tray DB6-121310/18/19941Auburn
93 McCullers-Sanders, Dan DT6-735208/11/19927Tennessee
89 McDonald, Vance TE6-426706/13/19908Rice
72 Mondeaux, Henry DT6-428009/19/19951Oregon
--- Myres, Alexander CB5-1119204/20/19961Houston
22 Nelson, Steven CB5-1119401/22/19936Oregon State
76 Okorafor, Chukwuma T6-632008/08/19973Western Michigan
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C6-430407/24/198911Florida
--- Rader, Kevin TE6-425004/26/19951Youngstown State
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-524003/02/198217Miami (OH)
2 Rudolph, Mason QB6-523507/17/19953Oklahoma State
38 Samuels, Jaylen RB6-022507/20/19963NC State
49 Scotland-Williamson, Christian TE6-927407/05/19931No College
51 Skipper, Tuzar DE6-324606/05/19952Toledo
19 Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR6-121511/22/19964USC
24 Snell, Benny RB5-1022402/27/19982Kentucky
41 Spillane, Robert LB6-22250Western Michigan
20 Sutton, Cameron CB5-1118802/27/19954Tennessee
10 Switzer, Ryan WR5-818511/04/19944North Carolina
91 Tuitt, Stephon DE6-630305/23/19937Notre Dame
78 Villanueva, Alejandro T6-932009/22/19886Army West Point
13 Washington, James WR5-1121304/02/19963Oklahoma State
--- Watt, Derek FB6-223411/07/19925Wisconsin
90 Watt, T.J. OLB6-425210/11/19944Wisconsin
--- Webb, Ralph RB5-1020011/21/19941Vanderbilt
40 Whyte, Kerrith RB5-1020410/31/19962Florida Atlantic
98 Williams, Vince ILB6-123312/27/19898Florida State
--- Wisniewski, Stefen G6-330503/22/198910Penn State
--- Wormley, Chris NT6-530010/25/19934Michigan