Friday, September 1, 2023

Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 Fantasy Football Projections

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Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Kenny Pickett562.9360.83968.422.812.3868.22662.73268.16
Mitchell Trubisky39.125.4273.71.520.948.122.30.2418.82

Kenny Pickett: The Steelers went 7-5 in Pickett's starts, but he threw more interceptions (nine, 2.3%) than touchdowns (seven, 1.8%) in 2022. That said, eight of his nine interceptions were thrown in his first five games. Some breakout potential exists if he continues to build upon his late-season improvements in efficiency, however, and an impressive preseason (13-of-15 for 199 yards and two TDs for a perfect 158.3 passer rating) provides additional reason for optimism.


Najee Harris228.8926.65.7238.6275.71.5182.85
Jaylen Warren114.2496.82.7429.4222.71.1109.69
Anthony McFarland Jr.25.4101.60.51538.20.220.74

Najee Harris: While the touches (381 to 313), targets (94 to 53) and yards from scrimmage (1,667 to 1,263) all dropped year over year, Harris managed to play a full 17-game slate once again despite some worries about a Lisfranc injury before the start of the season. An improved offensive line and offense overall should help a healthy Harris, who was RB14 in half-PPR in 2022, but the main concern is how much will second-year UDFA Jaylen Warren eat into his workload?

Jaylen Warren: Warren had 105 touches for 593 yards and a touchdown in 2022 and finished as fantasy's RB51 (half-PPR scoring). The Athletic's Mark Kaboly wrote in June "[t]he way [Warren] attacks the hole during drills is something to be seen. ... there is no way [OC] Canada can keep him off the field as much as he did last season." Expected to earn more of a workload in 2023, Warren should outperform his ADP even if Harris does not miss any time and has top-15 upside if he does.


Diontae Johnson85.91001.15.76.944.90.21183.01
George Pickens73.4973.65.73.524.50.18171.79
Allen Robinson II36.7428.52.600076.8
Calvin Austin III24.7273.
Gunner Olszewski4.450.90.34.624.20.1812.59
Miles Boykin2.731.80.20005.73

Diontae Johnson: For three consecutive seasons, Johnson has more than 85 catches and 140 targets and has led the team in receiving yards. Only four receivers — Davante Adams (498), Stefon Diggs (484), Justin Jefferson (476), and Tyreek Hill (464) — have more targets than Johnson (460) over that span. Despite scoring 15 touchdowns in the previous two seasons combined (2020-21), Johnson set the NFL record in 2022 for most receptions (86) without a touchdown. In other words, positive touchdown regression should be expected.

George Pickens: Among rookie wide receivers, only Atlanta's Drake London (866) had more yards than Pickens (801) in 2022. Pickens averaged 15.4 yards per catch and made a number of acrobatic highlight-reel catches throughout the year.


Pat Freiermuth61676.64000122.16
Darnell Washington12.41400.900025.6
Connor Heyward12129.40.81.411.20.0725.28

Pat Freiermuth: Freiermuth followed up a strong rookie season (60/497/7) with 63 catches for 732 yards and two touchdowns. Despite scoring only twice in 2022, Freiermuth finished as fantasy's TE8 (half-PPR scoring). He had at least three catches in 13 of 16 games played.

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