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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that QB Mason Rudolph will start this weekend's finale vs. the Browns. Pittsburgh can't fall past the #3 seed and can only climb to #2 if the Bills lose at home to the Dolphins. So QB Ben Roethlisberger, whose arm has looked tired lately, will get the week off. Tomlin said "the vast majority of guys will be playing" vs. Cleveland, but we wouldn't be surprised if guys like James Conner, Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster at least had their snaps limited.

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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph suffered a left shoulder injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He had replaced QB Devlin Hodges -- but "Duck" is back in the game. Pittsburgh's QB situation remains a mess.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was benched early in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Cincinnati. He completed 8 of 16 passes for just 85 scoreless yards and an INT. QB Devlin Hodges has replaced Rudolph. Pittsburgh's passing game remains a situation best avoided in fantasy lineups.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) was a full-go in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he's on track to return for Monday night's game against the Dolphins. He's a viable play in 2-QB leagues in that plus matchup.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph has cleared the concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Barring a setback, Rudolph will be back under center when Pittsburgh returns from the Week 7 bye to face the Dolphins. Rudolph is just a QB2 in fantasy football -- but he's an upgrade over QB Devlin Hodges for Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph took a big hit from a pair of Ravens in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game and appeared to be knocked out. He was able to walk off the field but will obviously go for a concussion check. We'll update Rudolph's status when we know more. His absence leaves Pittsburgh with QB Devlin Hodges.

Update: The Steelers confirmed that Rudolph has a concussion.

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