Three Pittsburgh Steelers players were worthy fantasy starters last season: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Sure, Jerricho Cotchery’s 10-touchdown campaign was nice, but he was too boom-or-bust to fit in with that trio.
Heading into this year, little has changed. Bell and Brown will be drafted higher, and the perennially underrated Roethlisberger will post numbers comparable to those of Matt Ryan, Tony Romo and Philip Rivers at half the price.
Now, all that’s left to do is rank the Steelers’ best fantasy options. That will be done using the following standard fantasy league scoring system, per ESPN.com.
Please note, however, that total fantasy points aren’t the only qualification in these rankings. What value a player represents at their position and their projected draft position factors in as well.
Positions: quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends .
- six points per rushing or receiving TD
- six points for player returning kick/punt for TD
- six points for player returning or recovering a fumble for TD
- four points per passing TD
- two points per rushing or receiving two-point conversion (note: teams do not receive points for yardage gained during the conversion)
- two points per passing two-point conversion
- one point per 10 yards rushing or receiving
- one point per 25 yards passing.