NFL Fantasy Football Recap Week 3: Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Nick Foles, Benny Cunningham

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Sep 29, 2015 03:19 PM EDT
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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers injures himself while avoiding the rush against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on September 27, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri."

Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown (Wide Receiver): Antonio Brown had another excellent day however stayed out of the end zone as he caught 11 of his 13 targets for 108 yards. Brown's value may dip though as Ben Roethlisberger will not be throwing to him, this could mean trouble for the Steelers offense.

Ben Roethlisberger (Quarterback): Roethlisberger went 20 of 24 from the field for 194 yards before he sprained his MCL and suffered a bone bruise in the same knee. Roethlisberger will miss about 6 games so this injury takes him out of the fantasy picture for quite some time. It also limits the potential upside of several players. Heath Miller, Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant, should all suffer as a result of the loss of Ben Roethlisberger.

Le'Veon Bell (Running Back): Bell should see a ton more work thanks to Roethlisberger's injury. The Steelers should try to run the ball more than ever however this could also have an opposite effect. Teams could load up the box to focus on stopping Bell and having Michael Vick beat opponents through the air. This would be a worst case scenario for Bell owners but no one will really know until week 4. Bell finished week 3 with 19 carries for 62 yards, a touchdown, and caught 7 of 8 targets for 70 yards.

St. Louis Rams

Tre Mason/Benny Cunningham/Todd Gurley (Running Backs): This running game should get pretty interesting in the next couple of weeks with Todd Gurley returning. Gurley looks like the best rusher out of the 3 backs in this offense so it is assumed he will become the lead back sooner rather than later. Mason started in week 3 and had 9 carries for 16 yards and caught his only reception for 15 yards. Mason should return to his role as the primary for backup as Gurley gains more carries. Cunningham caught both of his targets for 18 yards and also added 1 carry for 12 yards. Gurley had 6 carries on the day for 9 yards and had a 5 yard reception.

Tavon Austin/Kenny Britt (Wide Receiver): Austin was utilized less than he was in week 2 catching all 5 of his targets for 38 yards while Britt had a major impact catching 7 out of 10 targets for 102 yards.

 

 

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