Kenny Pickett Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- June 6, 1998 (24)
- 2022 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 20 (PIT)
Kenny Pickett News
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin officially named rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett the team's starter heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. It was announced on Monday that the Steelers were expected to move forward with Pickett as the starter after Mitch Trubisky was benched at halftime of the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. Pickett went 10-for-13 passing for 120 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, but he also carried the ball six times for 15 yards and two scores on the ground. The 24-year-old should be added in all superflex leagues if he's available, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in his first professional start this weekend against a strong Bills defense on the road.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to move forward with rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett, according to sources, after Pickett took over for the benched Mitch Trubisky in the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. Pickett took over at halftime and head coach Mike Tomlin said, "we needed a spark." Pickett went 10-for-13 passing for 120 yards with three interceptions, but he also added two rushing scores and will see plenty of opportunities moving forward, beginning in Week 5 in a very tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills on the road. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the Steelers are sticking with Pickett over the ineffective Trubisky. The 24-year-old rookie will have his growing pains, but he proves the Steelers and fantasy managers with more upside, especially with his legs. He'll be a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues in his first career start this week.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 10 of his 13 passes for 120 yards and three interceptions in a 24-20 loss to the Jets in Week 4. Pickett also added six rushes for 15 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The Steelers opted to bench starter Mitch Trubisky during halftime, giving Pickett the chance to take the field for the first time in his young career. He played better than his three interceptions would suggest, providing a spark to a Pittsburgh offense that had struggled to move the ball under Trubisky. Head coach Mike Tomlin would not comment on who would be his starting quarterback for Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills, but it would be a bit of a surprise if the Steelers went back to Trubisky at this point. Stay tuned as Pickett would be a low-end QB2 worth a waiver add in two-quarterback leagues if he is named the starter.
Rookie Kenny Pickett was drafted 20th by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. In fantasy football dynasty leagues, Pickett has a high ceiling with a high price, redraft he has a moderate ceiling with a low price. His ADP in redraft leagues in currently #199. In dynasty leagues he is currently going in round one. In early camps Pickett is currently taking snaps with the third string exclusively. Mitchell Trubisky is playing with the ones while Mason Rudolph is taking...