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Pittsburgh Steelers 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Pittsburgh Steelers from various local beat writers.

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Pittsburgh Steelers, check out our 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Steelers:

Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
27) Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Jobe, CB Alabama

Syracuse's Andre Cisco would make sense here, as Terrell Edmunds has largely been underwhelming to this point, but here they get a long, perimeter defender in Alabama's Josh Jobe. Jobe has limited production at the collegiate level, so you're essentially betting on upside, but he'll team with Steven Nelson, Justin Layne, and Mike Hilton to give the Steelers their youngest, most diverse cornerback group they've had in quite some time.

Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
26. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Israel Mukuamu, DB, South Carolina

Two Steelers DBs are restricted free agents in 2021, and if they aren't retained, it'll be a position of need when the draft rolls around.

Walter Football (5/19)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia

Mason Rudolph has shown no signs that he can be the Steelers' long-term quarterback. Say hello to Jamie Newman, who has created a buzz in the scouting community. He has nice passing talent and can also beat the opposition with his legs.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Pittsburgh Steelers rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Steelers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 14

In case we needed something to get us through these super slow times, here comes James Harrison and a story about an envelope of cash. Is it true? It is embellished? What does Mike Tomlin have to say? Why did Tomlin shave his head? There are so many unanswered questions, but now we all have something to talk about that isn't Ben Roethlisberger's elbow.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 15

With Ben Roethlisberger back, they will be a factor in the AFC North again. The defense should be good again.

Continue reading Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Steelers in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Mon., Sept. 14at New York Giants7:15 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Denver Broncos1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27vs. Houston Texans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4at Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11vs. Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8BYE
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8at Dallas Cowboys4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15vs. Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Thu., Nov. 26vs. Baltimore Ravens8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6vs. Washington Redskins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13at Buffalo Bills8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 15Mon., Dec. 21at Cincinnati Bengals8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Indianapolis Colts1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3at Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 31st-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Pittsburgh Steelers - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
249Chase ClaypoolWRNotre Dame
3102Alex HighsmithEDGECharlotte
4124Anthony McFarlandRBMaryland
4135Kevin DotsonGLouisiana-Lafayette
6198Antoine Brooks Jr.SMaryland
7232Carlos DavisDTNebraska

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Pittsburgh Steelers rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB15.93 (12)51.62 (16)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.67 (11)53.32 (20)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.18 (23)63.62 (22)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.8 (22)19.92 (27)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
James Conner231.9985.68.729.1244.41.02181.32
Durability is an obvious concern as Conner played in only 10 games, several of which he exited early, in 2019 and he missed three games with a high-ankle sprain towards the end of 2018. While the team drafted Anthony McFarland in the fourth round, Conner is still the team's No. 1 back. If he can stay healthy, he should outperform his current ADP.
Jaylen Samuels48.5169.80.4935.2242.91.7654.77
Samuels finished fourth on the team in targets (57) and second in receptions (47) last year. While Benny Snell may his Conner's direct backup, Samuels should get plenty of work as a receiver out of the backfield as a change-of-pace to Conner.
Benny Snell63.2249.61.267.4570.1539.12
The Athletic's Mark Kaboly has called Snell the "no-doubt No. 2 behind Conner" and said that "what hasn’t been talked much about are Snell’s hands."
Anthony McFarland Jr.40.1168.40.94.936.80.126.52
Conner has struggled with durability over the past couple of seasons, but McFarland, one of the team's two fourth-round picks, appears to be behind both Conner and Snell on the depth chart to enter the season.
Derek Watt1.12.40.043.227.20.033.38

MORE: See our full Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Projections

Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

James Conner Average Draft Position

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Pittsburgh Steelers Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Pittsburgh Steelers are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageBen Roethlisberger - 56,545
Rushing YardageFranco Harris - 11,950
Receiving YardageHines Ward - 12,083
SacksJames Harrison - 80.5
InterceptionsMel Blount - 57
Coaching WinsChuck Noll - 193

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