Washington has released QB Dwayne Haskins. He's had issues off the field and been a mess on it, averaging just 6.0 yards per attempt and tossing 5 TDs vs. 7 INTs this season. We'll see where the 15th overall pick of the 2019 draft lands. Washington is expecting to get QB Alex Smith (calf) back for Sunday night's win-and-in game vs. the Eagles.
Steelers RB James Conner is returning from his quad injury for today's game vs. the Colts, but it sounds like Benny Snell might remain the lead back. "The overall arrow of the trajectory of his play has been an upward one, and he has merited more playing time, and he'll get more playing time because of it," HC Mike Tomlin said this week. Conner has fallen short of 3.2 yards per carry in 4 of his last 5, while Snell has fared pretty well in a few starts in place of Conner. This is a backfield to try to avoid in Week 16 fantasy lineups, but Snell looks like the better bet of the 2.
Steelers K Chris Boswell (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Colts. He was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday -- and then sidelined on Friday. Look elsewhere for your Week 16 fantasy kicker.
Steelers TE Eric Ebron (back) isn’t listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. He’ll play against the Colts this weekend. But a struggling Pittsburgh passing game and Indianapolis’ 5th-ranked TE defense make Ebron a shaky fantasy option.
Steelers TE Eric Ebron (back) returned to a full practice on Thursday. So he's on track to play vs. the Colts this weekend. Pittsburgh's offensive struggles and the matchup vs. the #5 defense in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs leave Ebron as a shaky TE1.
Steelers TE Eric Ebron "should be OK" after getting knocked out of Monday night's loss to the Bengals with what was announced as a back injury, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Ebron doesn't have any organ damage, per Pelissero, but it's unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Colts. We'll monitor his status throughout the week.
Steelers TE Eric Ebron left in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game at Cincinnati with a back injury. The team has ruled him out for the rest of the game. We'll see about his outlook for Week 16's tough matchup against the Colts. Vance McDonald is the next TE up for Pittsburgh.
The Steelers on Saturday placed LB Robert Spillane on IR with his knee injury. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games. Spillane's absence also moves Avery Williamson into the starting lineup. Williamson led Pittsburgh with 9 tackles (6 solos) in just 53% playing time vs. Washington last week, the game Spillane left early. Williamson looks like a nice IDP option over the final 3 weeks of most fantasy seasons.
Steelers K Chris Boswell (hip) isn’t listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. He’ll be back for Sunday night’s game against the Bills and is a fine fantasy play.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Steelers LB Robert Spillane won't need surgery on the left knee he injured Monday night against Washington. But Spillane is expected to miss time. Avery Williamson got a playing-time boost vs. Washington with Spillane leaving early. He managed a team-high 9 tackles (6 solo) on just 53% of the defensive snaps. Expect Williamson to climb at least into the 70-80% range of snap share and deliver solid-to-good tackle numbers for as long as Spillane is sidelined.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is active for today's game vs. Washington. He didn't practice all week and was listed as questionable -- but we never heard any concern about his status. Big Ben is safe to get into fantasy lineups.
Steelers K Chris Boswell (hip) has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 13. Pittsburgh is expected to promote K Matthew Wright from the practice squad to kick vs. Washington on Monday night. He's a fine fill-in if you were hoping to use Boswell.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's not "much concern" about Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's status for Monday night's game vs. Washington. Big Ben is expected to start that one and can remain in fantasy lineups.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. Washington. It's unclear if this is related to the knee injuries he suffered back in Week 9 in Dallas. We haven't heard anything to suggest that Roethlisberger is in danger of missing this game, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to roster someone like Alex Smith, Nick Mullens or Andy Dalton as late-game insurance.
In pushing back this week's Ravens-Steelers game to Wednesday, the league has also pushed back the Week 13 start times for each team. Pittsburgh will now face Washington at 5 p.m. ET on Monday. Baltimore will host Dallas at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Both should remain inside Week 13 fantasy scoring without issue at those times.