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Heinz Field
Head Coach
Mike Tomlin
Offensive Coordinator
Randy Fichtner
Defensive Coordinator
Keith Butler
Special Teams Coach
Danny Smith
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James Conner Gets Seven Touches On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner toted the ball six times for 28 yards, while also catching one pass for six yards in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City. The 24-year-old played the entire first quarter before letting Jaylen Samuels take over. Conner is coming off a breakout season where he took over for Le'Veon Bell. He does carry some injury risk after missing three games in 2018 with an ankle problem, but the coaching staff is trying to get creative to keep the Pitt product fresh. This includes having Samuels on the field at the same time as Conner. He has a high fantasy draft capital with a 1.10 ADP but the potential is there to be a top 5 back in a great offense. If he can stay healthy, the volume will absolutely be plentiful.

Benny Snell Jr. Rushes For 16 Yards On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed seven times for 16 yards and caught two passes for five yards in Saturday's 17-7 win over Kansas City. The 2019 fourth-round pick is getting a strong look this preseason as the team knows what to expect from incumbent James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. Snell Jr. is Kentucky's all-time leading rusher so his talent is undeniable, but it might be awhile before he gets a solid workload in Pittsburgh. He has solid dynasty value but can be forgotten about in redraft, unless something were to happen to Conner or Samuels.

James Washington Catches Four Passes On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington caught four of five targets for 78 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City. Washington got a ton of work for the second straight week after hauling in a touchdown in the first preseason game. He's been battling with Donte Moncrief to be the team's second starting wide receiver. However, the cards seem to be in Moncrief's favor as he only played the first quarter of Saturday's game and didn't play at all last week. Nonetheless, there's no question that Washington is talented and he will have a role in the offense, it might just take some time to develop. His early 11th round ADP could provide some great value if he turns into a key part of the offense, but the fact that Moncrief seems to be favored hurts his upside at the moment.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Can't Corral Three Targets

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was unable to catch any of his three targets in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City. The 22-year-old saw his action in the first quarter before sitting the remainder of the evening. Smith-Schuster is the team's top pass catcher and is being targeted in fantasy drafts accordingly. His early-to-mid second round ADP has the chance to provide great value in PPR formats. However, he hasn't scored more than seven touchdowns in his first two season but now that Antonio Brown is out of town, the USC product has a chance at a career year in Pittsburgh.

Ryan Switzer Targeted Once On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer caught his only target for five yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Chiefs. Switzer didn't see any action in the first preseason game but his limited role on Saturday causes some questions about his role on the team. The 24-year-old made his money in the return game last season but with the team's addition of Diontae Johnson and Diontae Spencer, Switzer is going to have to work extra hard to carve out a role on the offense. He's battling both previously mentioned as well as Eli Rogers for the slot position. Regardless, he holds no fantasy value and even if he's on the field he'll likely be the fourth and sometimes fifth best option for Ben Roethlisberger.