AFC NORTH_PITTSBURGH STEELERS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS- Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. This article focuses on 3 tables and their analysis.
- 2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels
- 2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages
- 2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.
I suggest these will present a landscape of simple data from 2019 vs the current 2020 preseason rankings. Link to my Current Rankings Below.
2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels
PITTSBURGH STEELERS- Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. This Metric Table Below includes:
- Bye Week
- Position Rankings
- Overall Name
- Fantasy Sport’s Professor’s Rankings (Scale of 100 to 0-Green to Red)
- Uncertainty Level of High, Average or Low
The 2020 view has to be through the idea of Roethlisberger being out last season led to a “Lost” season. The view I have for 2020 is shown in the data below. I suggest PIT has a strong defense for 2020 as DST 2. That should give Ben some slack early in 2020 to shake any rust off his game. I remain cautious and have started out having Ben at QB 17. I must say Ben was QB 2 in 2018. If I was late QB drafting he would be a key option.
The RBs are Connor at 23rd RB followed by the rookie McFarland and Samules at 51 and 64th for RB2 status. McFarland is a best ball late play of zero RB target. I consider Samuel at RB3rd most like with high uncertainity. We have seen him and I know what he brings if Connor is injuried.
I think that Ebron the TE is currently at 21 TE but he could have juice early in 2020 as Ben is reconnecting with his WRs. He is nice best ball TE late play. McDonald at TE 30 could surprise with an Ebron injury.
Finally, I conside JuJu as a late WR1 type at WR10. I ahve Johnson at 49th though with some upside into WR3 if Ben gets rolling. Washington and Claypool are late WRs for injury handcuffs. Washington did flash on occasion so he is WR 69 for now.
2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages
This table presents:
- 2016 to 2019 Fantasy Point Averages
- 4 Year Sum of Averages
- % of Positional Usage by the 4-Year Date
- % of 2019 Team Usages
- DIFF – 2019 vs last 4-year % Usages (Improving or Declining)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS- Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. The 2019 season for PIT was rough. However, the QB and RB came through at 2.4% and nice 4.9%. PIT RB took the load to keep PIT in the game. Great concerns for TE and WRs for 2020. I also consider that BEN was high in 2018 by 2017 he was below that level. Uncertainty is still and issue for this team in 2020. Caution.
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2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.
This table contains:
- 2015 to 2019 Targets Per Game
- 5 Year Average of Targets Per Game
- %2019 Usages in Targeting
- % 5-Year Positional Usage Average
- DIFF 2019 vs 5-Year Average of Team Positional Usages
PITTSBURGH STEELERS- Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. Overall Comments:
2019 without its QB led to a RB resurgence of 4.4%. The 2019 usage was an ok at27.5%. The current RBs for PIT are James Conner RB23, Anthony McFarland Jr. RB51, Jaylen Samuels RB64, and Benny Snell Jr. RB87. Given the ADP information 2020 should be steady and Connor will be the show but picking the next RB seems tough as the public cannot decide. Take the cheap RB2 type one if no other data comes along.
The TE and WRs both dropped in targtes as the passing game was weaker. The TE were used light at 24% and are ranked by ADP as Eric Ebron TE21 and Vance McDonald TE30. This is a clear primary vs secondary TEs. Ebron come have upside with Big Ben back as QB. He is worth a late TE 2 stab in best ball and redraft.
The WRs also declined by 1.5% in targets but were still well used at 48%. I expect a 2020 uptick from these WRs including JuJu Smith-Schuster WR10, Diontae Johnson WR49, James Washington WR69, and Chase Claypool WR77. Juju is the show with Johnson also in play as is Washington at a last reach as well.
I find myself as I went through these data moving between drafting 2020 for value to fading some of the outside players. My opinions will be quite fluid for PIT unless late in the preseason. I have not stated this for any of the previously done teams.