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Kenny Pickett - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsKenny Pickett's Basic Stats

Kenny Pickett
ADP: 101.6
Bye: 6
Experience: 3
Age: 25.7
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
40 Time: 4.73
Burst Score (Rank): 119.10 (84%)

Kenny Pickett's Weekly Outlook

Week 1 Projections
Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
188.3 0.75 0.6 15.6 11.9
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
230.3 1.4 0.7 18.5 16.5

Kenny Pickett's 2024 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#31 Quarterback

131.3 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
101.6 201.3/319 2071.3 8.25 6.6 45.1 171.6 2.2

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Mitchell Trubisky, QB UNS

1:42pm EST 2/13/24

Steelers release Mitchell Trubisky

The Steelers released QB Mitchell Trubisky. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said the two sides agreed to "mutually part ways." Trubisky made two starts for Pittsburgh this past year, totaling 359 yards, two TDs, and three INTs on 6.2 yards per pass attempt. The 29-year-old will only land a backup job on the open market and has scant dynasty value. The Steelers are expected to add a QB this offseason to compete with or replace Kenny Pickett.

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New Steelers OC Arthur Smith talked up QB Kenny Pickett a little in his first interview since taking the job. "It's exciting to hear the way that this offense is built with a lot of young players and, obviously, where Kenny Pickett is at going into his third year," Smith said to Missi Matthews of Steelers.com. "There's a relationship that's got to be built between me and Kenny, and that's so paramount between the playcaller and the quarterback. I've got to earn Kenny's trust and vice versa as we build this offense and all the things we want to work on, and we want him to work on and take command of this offense." Does this mean Pickett is guaranteed to start Week 1 in 2024? Of course not. HC Mike Tomlin told reporters in January that Pickett heads into the offseason as the top QB but "will be challenged." Until and unless Pittsburgh acquires a significant challenger, though, Pickett is the likeliest 2024 starter. Early best ball drafting has him going outside the top 32 at the position on both Underdog and FFPC. That makes Pickett worth a look as your QB3, especially if you've drafted a Steelers pass-catcher or two.

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The Steelers are set to hire Arthur Smith as their new OC, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Smith, of course, is coming off a baffling and underwhelming three-year tenure as Falcons HC, compiling a 21-30 record and oftentimes mismanaging his offensive talent. Smith, though, was much more successful as Titans OC in 2019 and 2020. Both of those teams ranked top-12 in both total yards and points, leaning on RB Derrick Henry to finish top-3 in rushing yards both years. We'd expect Smith to bring a run-heavy offense to Pittsburgh -- especially considering the team's questions at QB.

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that QB Mason Rudolph is "scheduled" to start in Week 17 He added that the team will see where QB Kenny Pickett's mobility is at the end of the week. So it sounds like Pickett has a chance to return but that the team isn't expecting him to be ready. Rudolph threw for 290 yards and 2 TDs Saturday in his first start of the season. Pittsburgh will visit Seattle this Sunday. We'll bet on Rudolph falling short of his Week 16 numbers, but the Seahawks present a similarly generous defense. They rank 24th in total DVOA, 24th against the pass, and 22nd against the run.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday afternoon that Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (ankle) has been officially ruled out for Week 16 vs. the Bengals. Although Pickett had been able to log limited practice participation on Tuesday and Wednesday, it was widely anticipated that he would not make his return this week. HC Mike Tomlin had already named Mason Rudolph as the team's starter for Saturday several days ago, which lines up with our projections. Unless you are in desperation mode, it's best to leave Rudolph out of fantasy lineups. See where he lands in our current QB rankings.

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Kenny Pickett, QB PIT
Dynasty MVP 120.8
Position Rank #61 QB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
376
614
1,142
Dynasty Write-up
Pickett wound up going two rounds ahead of any other QB in the 2022 draft. He proceeded to take over Pittsburgh’s starting job early on, although he never became much of a fantasy spot-starter. Pickett also suffered a pair of concussions as a rookie. 2023 hasn't produced much optimism for the long term, as he lost his starting gig to Mason Rudolph.
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