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Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers


Overall Outlook
Pittsburgh turned in a solid offensive 2014, and after a few minor suspensions end, the unit will again be a top scoring unit in the NFL. On defense, the Steelers had a lot of new faces and gave up a lot of yards and points. Even with a below average defense, the squad went 11-5 and took 1st in the AFC North. Overall, the Steelers are in a good place to build on their 2014, and will be in good position for a playoff run in 2015.


Offseason Moves

Key additions: QB Tajh Boyd, RB DeAngelo Williams

Key losses: WR Lance Moore, DE/DT Brett Keisel, DE/OLB Jason Worilds, CB Ike Taylor, CB Brice McCain, S Troy Polamalu

Offensive Outlook
The Pittsburgh offense was one of the most productive units in the league. The team brings back cornerstone players in Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon BellAntonio Brown and Heath Miller and have also added veteran DeAngelo Williams for depth. We expect the Steelers to be a top 5 offense again in 2015.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Ben Roethlisberger - Passing - 4300 yds / 30 tds 
RB1 - Le'Veon Bell - Rushing - 1000 yds / 8 tds  Receiving - 50 recs / 500 yds / 1 td
RB2 - DeAngelo Williams - Rushing - 500 yds / 4 tds  Receiving - 15 recs / 125 yds / 1 td
WR1 - Antonio Brown - Receiving - 105 recs / 1325 yds / 9 tds
WR2 - Markus Wheaton - Receiving - 45 recs / 675 yds / 5 tds
WR3 - Martavius Bryant - Receiving - 40 recs / 600 yds / 6 tds
TE1 - Heath Miller - Receiving - 45 recs / 500 yds / 3 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Pittsburgh defense ranked 18th in the NFL in points allowed, and 18th in the league in yards allowed in 2014, which is below their normal standards. The Steelers 2013 draft class of Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt should improve, thus helping the front seven. We expect the defense to contribute as a middle of the road DST in redraft leagues, as well as expect both inside linebackers and both safeties in this defense to be solid in IDP.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Cameron Heyward - 50 total Ts / 7 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
DE2 - Stephon Tuitt - 45 total Ts / 2 sacks / 1 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DT - Steve McLendon - 35 total Ts / 2 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB1 - Jarvis Jones - 50 total Ts / 5 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB2 - Arthur Moats - 40 total Ts / 3 sacks / 0 passes defensed / 1 total TO
ILB1 - Lawrence Timmons - 110 total Ts / 5 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 6 total TOs
ILB2 - Ryan Shazier - 105 total Ts / 4 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
CB1 - William Gay - 60 total Ts / 1 sack / 15 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB2 - Antwon Blake - 55 total Ts / 1 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S1 - Mike Mitchell - 80 total Ts / 3 sacks / 6 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
S2 - Will Allen 75 total Ts / 1 sack / 3 passes defensed / 4 total TOs

Schedule

See HERE for schedule analysis.

Depth Charts
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PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR84Brown, Antonio 10/614Coates, Sammie 15/3   
RWR11Wheaton, Markus 13/388Heyward-Bey, Darrius U/Ind   
LT68Beachum, Kelvin 12/778Villanueva, Alejandro SF14   
LG73Foster, Ramon CF0974Hubbard, Chris CF1356Legursky, Doug CF08  
C72WALLACE, CODY SF1374Hubbard, Chris CF1356Legursky, Doug CF08  
RG66DeCastro, David 12/174Hubbard, Chris CF1356Legursky, Doug CF08  
RT77Gilbert, Marcus 11/278Villanueva, Alejandro SF14   
TE83MILLER, HEATH 05/181James, Jesse 15/5   
TE89SPAETH, MATT CC/Chi    
QB2VICK, MICHAEL SF153Jones, Landry 13/47ROETHLISBERGER, BEN 04/1  
FB46Johnson, Will CF1245Nix, Roosevelt SF15   
RB26Bell, Le'Veon 13/234WILLIAMS, DEANGELO CC/Car13Archer, Dri 14/330Todman, Jordan SF15 
Defense
LDE97Heyward, Cameron 11/193Thomas, Cam U/SD   
NT90McLendon, Steve CF0962McCullers, Daniel 14/6   
RDE91Tuitt, Stephon 14/296Walton, Leterrius 15/6   
LOLB55Moats, Arthur U/Buf48Dupree, Bud 15/1   
LILB50Shazier, Ryan 14/151Spence, Sean 12/357Garvin, Terence CF13  
RILB94Timmons, Lawrence 07/198Williams, Vince 13/6   
ROLB95Jones, Jarvis 13/192HARRISON, JAMES SF1456Chickillo, Anthony 15/6  
LCB22GAY, WILLIAM 07/525Boykin, Brandon T/Phi   
SS20ALLEN, WILL SF1329Thomas, Shamarko 13/435Ventrone, Ross SF13  
FS23Mitchell, Mike U/Car21Golden, Robert CF12   
RCB41Blake, Antwon W/Jax28Allen, Cortez 11/431Cockrell, Ross SF15  
Special Teams
P4Berry, Jordan SF15    
PK00Boswell, Chris SF15    
LS60WARREN, GREG CF05    
H4Berry, Jordan SF15    
PR84Brown, Antonio 10/613Archer, Dri 14/311Wheaton, Markus 13/3  
KR13Archer, Dri 14/311Wheaton, Markus 13/3 

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