Found December 08, 2012 on
San Diego Chargers (4-8) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
Heinz Field will be rocking on Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger makes his return to the Steelers after a 3 game absence due to a rib injury, as the Steelers welcome the Chargers to town. The Chargers are in the midst of a bad year, with really nothing left to play for but pride. The President already stated that both GM and Coach were going to be canned after the dismal season, so all the players will be on notice that they are playing for their jobs next year.
It hasn’t been a great year to be a Chargers fan. Philip Rivers took himself out of the elite dialogue with a regression of a season so far. It looks like he has lost of zip on his ball, and has become more of a manager with touch throws.
Running back Ryan Matthews hasn’t been anything special this year either. The oft injured back has only found the end zone once on the ground this year, to much of fantasy owners’ dismay. It doesn’t get any easier for him as the Steelers have the best defensive unit in the game in yards allowed. (259 ypg). If you can’t throw on them, or run on them, how are you going to beat them at home this week?
Last week, Charlie Batch and that defense stunned the Baltimore Ravens on the road. The addition of Troy Polamalu was welcomed to the secondary, and is an X factor in both the run and the pass game. Look for him to return to superstar form as his legs are rested, and he’s looking to propel Pittsburgh into playoff contention.
In years passed, it’s always the healthiest team that wins championships and the Steelers appear to be getting healthy at the right time. With the return of Big Ben, the Steelers will also be getting rookie Guard David DeCastro back as well in the next few games. He has missed all of this season with a knee injury.
The Steelers will be featuring a three headed running attack, lead by Jonathon Dwyer, who found the end zone last week for his first career rushing touchdown. Fan favorite wide out Antonio Brown also made his return and was the most targeted receiver on the Steelers side. Look for the connection with Big Ben to come back to fruition in this one.
The Steelers are now healthy, and play under a greater confidence when Roethlisberger is on the field. The defense is nasty, and will force the Chargers into bad spots for much of the game. I think the Steelers win this one ugly, in a low scoring, defensive battle.
Fantasy wise – Antonio Brown, Johnny Dwyer, Heath Miller
BEST OF MAXIM
Handicapping Steelers players for fantasy purposes has been tricky business lately. For instance, no one imagined that Charlie Batch would connect with four different receivers five times for nearly 300 yards passing last week. He was a stellar option in daily fantasy sports contests where he was available at an incredibly cheap salary relative to other quarterbacks.
In Week 14...
Ben Roethlisberger will return to the field Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing three weeks with injuries to his right shoulder and ribs, head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday. "He has been above the line in all areas," Tomlin told reporters. "Really, the only question we can't answer is taking a hit. Obviously that will be answered in the stadium...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start on
Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
At least Ben Roethlisberger is back and producing for a team that's very much alive for a playoff berth in the AFC after yet another loss.
The following is a collection questionable players for week 14 of the 2012 fantasy football season.
This post will be updated throughout the morning.
Ben Roethlisberger – Shoulder
Pierre Garcon – Ankle
Michael Turner – Elbow
Greg Olsen – Back
Miles Austin – Hip
Felix Jones- Knee
Demarco Murray – Foot
AJ Green – Illness
Jermaine Gresham – Hamstring...
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The fourth quarter of the 2012 NFL season, that is.
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