Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bengals – Week 2 – 2013

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.

  • Nolrog

    I would actually be happy with that offensive production. That would be a major step forward – 103 yards rushing, 261 passing, 364 yards of offense, compared to 31 rushing /163 passing /194 total from last week (against a much better team this week too.)

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I feel Dwyer will get more carries then that but we shall see.

  • Jeff

    To the monday morning qbs that bashed the steelers for choosing Bell over Lacy due to injury concerns….. Lacy out for the packers due to a concussion

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I actually wasn’t a fan of either guy. The guy I liked we will be playing tomorrow but on to your point, Bell is hurt right now so who has won?

  • Jeff

    No one yet.. Just pointing out that a lot of people decided to flip flop what they thought about the steelers selection once bell got injured… I say give it some time before we see.. I wouldn’t like the guy the bengals got in our offense.. Just me

  • T R

    if Lacy would been behind out OL he would likely been on IR by now. LOL.. Thank god Bell is out temporarily , hope we have OL better by time he starts..

  • Nolrog

    You can’t make a judgement on that draft based on such a short snapshot in time. Maybe this is a fluke, or maybe it’s one in a series of fluke injuries that some players get (like Pouncey.) We don’t know yet. Maybe the Steelers got a steal, maybe they got a bust. Ask me again in 2 or 3 years and we’ll know. I do find it a bit ironic that you say that when Bell will miss the first 4 or 5 games with an injury as well though.

  • bgsteelfan

    LOL, sorry, but you can’t chalk up a concussion to being “injury prone”, there is no logic to that. Particularly given that Bell has yet to see the field due to injury.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    He was taken out by an illegal crown of the helmet hit.

  • Jeff

    He’s been charactarized as injury prone in the past, and NOW he’s injured and missing time… LOL, sorry, but there is no logic to picking and choosing what injuries fall under “injury prone”… Sid Crosby missed over a year due to a concussion. Do I think that will be the case with Lacy, no not at all. But you missed the point of my post. Too many monday morning qbs out there…

  • bgsteelfan

    “Too many monday morning qbs out there…”

    LOL, Yes, Jeff, there are. Too bad you cannot understand the irony of your posts…

  • bgsteelfan

    There actually is no logic to calling someone “injury prone” at all. There is zero medical evidence that “injury prone” is a thing.

  • Jeff

    Yeah, we’re done here… Don’t take life, or posts on Steelers Depot, too seriously…