The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players.
Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below.
Ben Roethlisberger – 29 attempts, 19 completions, 261 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception.
The Steelers will likely want to use a shorter passing game against the Bengals in an effort to keep Roethlisberger upright and he will need his receivers to deliver some good yards after the catch in order to have a chance at breaking the 275 yard number.
Isaac Redman – 9 carries, 30 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 reception, 6 yards, no touchdowns.
A running back by committee appears to be on tap, so it’s hard to see any of the Steelers running backs having a great game.
Felix Jones -11 carries, 48 yards, no touchdowns, 1 receptions, 11 yards, no touchdowns.
On the surface, Jones appears to be the best fit for the Steelers outside zone scheme.
Jonathan Dwyer – 7 carries, 25 yards, no touchdowns, 0 reception, 0 yards, no touchdowns.
Dwyer was brought back on Monday and figures to get at least a few carries. Is seven being too optimistic? Perhaps.
Antonio Brown – 6 catches, 102 yards, one touchdown
Brown is due to score and should produce a few explosive plays Monday night.
Emmanuel Sanders – 5 catches, 75 yards, no touchdowns
Sanders will see his share of targets once again, but he has to start making the easy catches look just as easy as the tough ones that he makes.
Jerricho Cotchery – 2 catches, 19 yards, no touchdowns
Cotchery showed last week that he is still reliable and that he can move the sticks on third down.
Markus Wheaton – 1 catch, 18 yards, no touchdowns
It is only a matter of time until Wheaton overtakes Cotchery, but until then he will have to make the most of his 7-10 snaps a game.
David Paulson – 2 catches, 15 yards, no touchdowns
Paulson was shut out in week one. Surely he can haul in at least two passes against the Bengals safeties and linebackers.
Will Johnson – 1 catch, 15 yards, no touchdowns
Johnson suited up but did not play against the Titans. This week he should see quite a few snaps and one wheel route should produce a healthy gain.