Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart

Pittsburgh Steelers Roster

AFC North
Stadium
Heinz Field
Head Coach
Mike Tomlin
Offensive Coordinator
Randy Fichtner
Defensive Coordinator
Keith Butler
Special Teams Coach
Danny Smith
Defensive Scheme
3-4
Team News
James Conner Wants Steelers To Run The Ball Better

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner isn't worried about how many carries he gets heading into the 2020 season. Head coach Mike Tomlin has historically leaned heavily on a single back during his time in Pittsburgh but there have been some questions as to whether he will do so in 2020 considering Conner's injury history. Conner told reporters that he expects the Steelers to run the ball better this upcoming season. "We need to establish our run game first and foremost," he told reporters. Conner will open the season as the team's No. 1 running back and he could wind up as a value in fantasy drafts if he's able to turn in a full 16-game season.

3 days ago
James Conner Not Worried About Health After Cancer Scare

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, who is a cancer survivor, isn't worried about COVID-19 when teams eventually return to the field prior to the 2020 season. "I'm 100%," Conner said. "I had a weak immune system four years ago. It's not weak anymore, thank God. I'm OK. I'm young and healthy. I went through what I went through." The 25-year-old had Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015 and was declared cancer-free in May of 2016. Conner was a Pro Bowler in 2018, but he's played in just 37 games in his three seasons because of injuries and just isn't reliable as an RB1 because of that. The Steelers could also choose to spread out the carries more to keep Conner healthy in 2020, which would obviously hurt his overall upside. Draft him as a low-end RB2 with upside for more if he can just stay on the field.

3 days ago
Former WR Expects Big Year From JuJu Smith-Schuster

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could be poised for a "huge year," according to former wideout and Good Morning Football co-host, Nate Burleson. Smith-Schuster battled a knee injury last season, which resulted in a loss of four games in addition to posting the worst numbers of his career. However, with the 23-year-old seemingly healthy, the former Trojan could be in line for a bounce-back season. He is projected to be selected somewhere in the second or third rounds in fantasy drafts for the 2020 season, but could easily surpass his ADP expectations if he performs as he did during his first two seasons in the league.

3 days ago
Diontae Johnson Hurt His Groin In Week 2 Last Year

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (groin) said on Wednesday that he injured his groin in Week 2 of last year, which led to surgery for his sports hernia in February. Johnson hasn't received full clearance to return to training, but he's hopeful that he'll get the clearance "in the next couple days." The second-year wideout has spent time with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason and is focused on gaining chemistry with him. The 23-year-old had a solid rookie season, catching 59 passes for 680 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games (12 starts), even with Big Ben suffering a season-ending elbow injury in Week 2. Johnson is being undervalued as a WR2 and could return excellent value as the No. 2 behind JuJu Smith-Schuster in his second season.

9 days ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick Looking To Make Bigger Impact

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick made an immediate impact when the team acquired him from the Miami Dolphins after Week 2 of the 2019 season. With Fitzpatrick getting thrown into the fire without knowing his new team's playbook, the Steelers had to limit their defensive packages. Despite the limitations, Fitzpatrick managed just fine in his new uniform, posting five interceptions, three recovered fumbles, and two forced fumbles. Now that Fitzpatrick has had the entire offseason to get familiarized with Pittsburgh's plays, he should be able to create even more problems for opposing offenses. Fitzpatrick with call the signals for the secondary this season as he will anchor a Steelers Defense that has loads of potential. The Steelers defense should be a high quality unit in fantasy in 2020.

9 days ago