Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart
- Heinz Field
- Head Coach
- Mike Tomlin
- Offensive Coordinator
- Randy Fichtner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Keith Butler
- Special Teams Coach
- Danny Smith
- Defensive Scheme
Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) won't play against the Bills on Sunday night. Schuster practiced in full on Wednesday, but after aggravating the injury on Thursday, he will now miss another one as the Steelers look to remain playoff relevant. In his absence, Diontae Johnson will likely get the most catches for those in PPR formats, with James Washingtonserving as the biggest threat on deep routes in Week 15.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (shoulder) is expected to play against Buffalo on Sunday night. Conner has been dealing with the injury for a while now, but his return is good news for a team that will be without JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Vance McDonald (concussion). With the 24-year-old back in the lineup, Jaylen Samuels should remain semi-relevant catching passes out of the backfield, while Benny Snell Jr. will likely be relegated to a few carries as the No. 2. All three backs are risky options, however, against a tough Bills Defense in Week 15 as the Steelers look to remain in the playoff picture.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is not expected to play in Week 15 on Sunday night against the Bills after aggravating his knee during practice on Thursday, according to a source. It's just another bit of disappointment in a rough season for Smith-Schuster without Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) for the majority of the season. The team's No. 1 wideout will be missing his fourth straight game. He had already become more of a WR3 in an offense now led by third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges anyway. James Washington and Diontae Johnson will be the top two wideouts again with Smith-Schuster out, but both are extremely difficult to get behind in the fantasy semifinals in a tough matchup against Buffalo.
Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Devlin Hodges can be safely left on waivers for a Week 15 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The rookie hasn't thrown for over 212 yards once this season and while he's thrown a touchdown in each of his last three games, he hasn't thrown more than one in any game. While James Conner (shoulder) is expected to return on Sunday, it's unlikely that JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) will be back, highly capping the passing game's ceiling against a defense that has allowed just 12 passing touchdowns this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was able to practice in full Friday, but has been listed as questionable to suit up for Sundays game versus the Buffalo Bills, in what will likely mirror a game-time decision. Conner has been dealing with a AC joint sprain in his shoulder that has cost him each of the Steelers past three games, but having taken the practice field in full likely bodes well for his chances of suiting up. His return would eliminate nearly all the fantasy value for Benny Snell Jr., while also limiting that of Jaylen Samuels. The Bills boast a solid defensive front that could keep Conner from being a premier RB option during season-long playoff matchups.