Saved by the Bell. The Steelers are coming off a dramatic win on Monday Night Football after the unheralded walk-off touchdown by Le’Veon Bell. They did so without Ben Roethlisberger, although you can credit him with the risky play call.
Roethlisberger has missed the past two weeks as he recovers from an MCL sprain. While he hopes to return this week against the Cardinals and his former offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians, it’s considered a longshot. However, the possibility has not yet been ruled out.
Ben Roethlisberger wants to play Sun vs. former OC Bruce Arians. Steelers have not ruled out possibility, but it’s considered a “longshot.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2015
Meanwhile, Mike Vick is likely to get his 3rd start of the season in place of the injured Roethlisberger. Vick led the Steelers to a win this past week while displaying shades from his Atlanta days. He utilized his legs for a 24 yard scamper on Pittsburgh’s game-winning drive. Earlier he connected with Markus Wheaton for a 74 yard bomb. However, he looked bad in the 1st half and MNF commentator and former head coach, John Gruden, even spitballed the idea of Vick being replaced by longtime backup, Landry Jones. Vick would go on to finish the game strong and lead Pittsburgh to victory, putting all concerns to rest.
With Vick still in the lineup, I don’t like any of the Steelers WRs in fantasy. While he did finish the game strong and hook up with Wheaton for a big play, he’s just not consistent enough to give guys like: Brown, Wheaton or Bryant big games. No WR had more than 6 targets, including Brown who had only 45 receiving yards. Brown has suffered tremendously during Vick’s presence. In 2 games, he has only 8 catches for 87 yards and 0 TDs.
As long as Vick is the starter, Le’Veon Bell will continue to get a big workload each game.