The Steelers offense features two of the elites in fantasy football, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. With so much attention paid to that duo, who else should you be targeting?
Bell and Brown are arguably the best at their individual positions. Bell is in the conversation with David Johnson for number one overall pick. While Brown is the most consistent of the top receivers. If you’re picking inside the top five in your draft, coming away with one of these stars is a great start.
BUST: Ben Roethlisberger
After consecutive seasons with under 4,000 passing yards, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t a top 10 fantasy quarterback anymore. The weapons at his disposal are elite, but he is not. With injuries in back-to-back seasons, Roethlisberger is hard to trust as well.
If you are an owner who likes to wait to draft a quarterback, there are better options. In the past, if you waited for a quarterback, your choices were Big Ben, Eli Manning and Philip Rivers. This year, draft Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston instead. Both provide higher upside and are being drafted after Roethlisberger.
SLEEPER: Jesse James
Last season Jesse James battled with Ladarius Green for the vacanted Heath Miller’s targets. With Green gone, James is-in line for an expanded role. With so many weapons on the roster, James value is in the redzone as you should look for Big Ben to target him in the endzone. James had 12 redzone targets in 2016, second on the Steelers to Brown’s 15.
James is currently going undrafted, but should return more value than rookies such as David Njoku and Evan Engram, who are being drafted in later rounds.
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Martavis Bryant is an extremely talented receiver. After a year where he was suspended, Bryant’s role is uncertain, especially with JuJu Smith-Schuster now in the picture. Bryant has the ability to post a 1,000 yard season alongside Brown, but the uncertainty around his role makes drafting him difficult.
Currently being drafted late in round four, Bryant will need a big season to return value. Bryant is a big play threat and could see 80-90 catches this season and 900 yards. Make sure the rest of your roster is solid if you’re drafting Bryant. Multiple wildcards on your roster is a risky way to build your team.