Fantasy Football: Last season's most disappointing players — what went wrong?
It happens every fantasy football season: Players we're high on end up disappointing us. 1.2 — 2022 fantasy finish: RB34Let's get the obvious out of the way: After not missing a single game in his entire football life, Taylor's 2022 season was utterly derailed by injuries. 52.4 — 2022 fantasy finish: WR39Sutton 2022 ADP: Pick No. 44.9 — 2022 fantasy finish: WR43"What in the hell?!" Like Russell Wilson, Sutton was a large part of the Denver hype train; he was supposed to be Russ's DK Metcalf in Mile High.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Exit Interview: Star receivers popped, rookies closed fast in 2022
In the fourth and final edition of our Exit Interview series, let’s dig into the wideouts and see where the profits were. We’ll use the general grading system of green, yellow, and red — a green pick is someone you were thrilled about, a yellow pick brought middling returns, and a red player kicked you in the shins. If you're looking for negatives on this guy, who just finished his age-23 season, you're trying too hard. When big-name wideouts change teams, it's not a big deal — at least it wasn't in 2022. Wideouts 11-20 (one green, four yellow, five red)Would it be fair to call this a quasi-dead zone?wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Which of 2022's most underperforming players will turn it around in 2023?
In other words, these players totaled the most Fantasy Points below their Expected Fantasy Value. Expected Fantasy Points (xFP): A usage metric that calculates the average fantasy value of a player's total opportunities based on historical play-by-play data. Fantasy Points Over (or Below) Expected (FPOE = Actual Points - Expected Points): An efficiency metric that is often subject to regression year over year. First of all, he was still the TE5 in Fantasy Usage with a 9.1 Expected Fantasy Value. Therefore, in one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league (QB7 in Expected Fantasy Points), he should continue to hold top-tier QB1 upside for fantasy managers in 2023.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Stats: Michael Gallup heating up, Deebo's usage, Hollywood Brown is back & BUF/NE preview
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon and Dalton Del Don go through all 32 NFL teams and provide one interesting stat for each one of them in an effort to make you, the listener, a smarter fantasy football player. Find out why Isiah Pacheco might have a tough time against the Bengals this week, why Michael Gallup is poised for a big week with the Cowboys, and how Mark Andrews is “the Diontae Johnson of tight ends.”The guys also talk about how Ja’Marr Chase’s return could change the Bengals’ offense, what Mike White at QB means for the Jets’ WRs, and why Deebo’s 2021 usage is never going to happen again. There’s plenty of talk about young WRs in this one, including deep dives into the surprising rookie campaigns for Titans WR Treylon Burks and Packers WR Christian Watson, but they also leave plenty of time to talk about Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and a handful of 2nd year WRs. Finally, after explaining how Tyler Lockett might actually be the better fantasy football WR than DK Metcalf, the guys preview Thursday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. 04:25 Philadelphia Eagles06:20 Kansas City Chiefs08:20 Minnesota Vikings10:45 Dallas Cowboys13:00 Miami Dolphins16:30 Baltimore Ravens20:30 Cincinnati Bengals24:25 New York Giants26:35 New York Jets30:25 San Francisco 49ers36:35 Tennessee Titans38:00 Washing Commanders40:00 Los Angeles Chargers41:00 Las Vegas Raiders42:55 Seattle Seahawks45:50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers46:66 Atlanta Falcons48:15 Indianapolis Colts50:15 Cleveland Browns51:00 Detroit Lions53:10 Jacksonville Jaguars54:00 Pittsburgh Steelers55:55 Arizona Cardinals57:15 Carolina Panthers59:45 Green Bay Packers61:05 New Orleans Saints62:50 Denver Broncos65:05 Los Angeles Rams66:50 Chicago Bears68:10 Houston Texans70:30 TNF Preview: Bills at PatriotsCheck out all the episodes of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast and the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at Yahoo Sports Podcastswftv.com
Fantasy Football Six Pack: Spooky stats that'll make you shudder for Week 8
In keeping with spooky season, this week we offer a terrifying six pack of the scariest stats available. He's coming off a week in which he played a season-low 16 snaps and handled just four touches. This man found the end zone nine times last year and a league-leading 21 times the season before. 12.29 - This is Matthew Stafford's average weekly fantasy point total in Yahoo default settings, an atrocious number for any quarterback. Stafford is facing a weekend matchup with the Niners, a team that sacked him seven times and pick-six'd him in Week 4.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 3: Steelers vs. Browns sit/start tips for Thursday night football
[Watch Thursday Night Football on Prime Video: Sign up for a 30-day free trial]The league decided to help us with that. I was certain Cincinnati would cruise by Pittsburgh, but the Steelers offense still has some firepower. But we need targets *and* yards. The Steelers still have a pass-friendly offense, and Trubisky is top 12 in air yards per attempt (8.0). We need targets.wftv.com
QB1 won? Steelers select newcomer Trubisky co-captain
PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't quite ready to publicly anoint Mitch Trubisky as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback. “I just think he's a guy who people rally around,” said defensive tackle Cam Heyward of Trubisky, who arrived in free agency in March. He’s locked in.”Trubisky found it telling that Harris flew to Pittsburgh on the day Trubisky officially signed. Harris gave Trubisky a rough sketch of the offense and the team's goals for 2022 and beyond. And that’s why he is who he is.”NOTES: The Steelers signed S Andrew Adams, CB Josh Jackson and LB Delontae Scott to the practice squad on Monday.wftv.com
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson sued for allegedly no-showing at his own youth camp
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) watches as the team goes through drills during practice at NFL football training camp in the Latrobe Memorial Stadium in Latrobe, Pa., Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)What is a Diontae Johnson youth football camp without Diontae Johnson? The lawsuit reportedly cites a personal service agreement in which Johnson agreed to pay a cancellation fee of $2,250 as well as cover FlexWork's expenses. The company is reportedly requesting Johnson cover its damages, both in expenses and reputation, plus interest and attorney fees. Johnson may or not have reacted to the lawsuit earlier Tuesday, with a cryptic tweet:The Devil is out working.. stay prayed up 🙏🏾 — Diontae Johnson (@Juiceup__3) August 9, 2022Fortunately for Johnson, he can afford a five-figure legal bill these days.wftv.com
QB projections, Diontae’s new deal & Falcons preview
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Google PodcastsMatt Harmon is joined by Josh Norris from Underdog Fantasy to go through the news of the day, including more carries for Melvin Gordon in the Broncos backfield and Diontae Johnson’s new deal with the Steelers, before tackling some of the more interesting QB projections for 2022 and previewing the fantasy relevant players on the Atlanta Falcons. Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
NFL training camp 2022: Steelers sign WR Diontae Johnson to 2-year, $36.71 million extension
NFL: JAN 03 Browns at Steelers PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 03: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) looks on during the game against the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 03, 2022 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)The summer of wide receiver contracts continued Thursday when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave fourth-year wideout Diontae Johnson a two-year, $36.71 million extension, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Johnson is coming off his first career 100-reception, 1,000-yard season with the Steelers after catching 107 passes for 1,161 yards in 2021. He has 254 career receptions for 2,764 yards and 20 touchdowns in 47 games. This story will be updated.wftv.com
Browns place Pro Bowl corner Ward on COVID-19 reserve list
Browns Steelers Football Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) scores a touchdown in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Sunday’s season finale against Cincinnati. Ward was already questionable with a groin injury suffered in Monday’s loss at Pittsburgh. The Browns will finish a disappointing season without Ward and linebacker Malcolm Smith, also placed on the COVID-19 list. The Browns did activate running back D’Ernest Johnson off the COVID-19 list, and the timing is good since Nick Chubb (ribs/chest) and Kareem Hunt (ankle) are dealing with injuries and may sit out.wftv.com
The Latest: Saints have 2 key defenders back vs. Patriots
Saints Patriots Football New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones warms up prior to an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (Mary Schwalm)The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT):___1:04 p.m. The New Orleans Saints defense has two top defensive backs returning to the lineup against New England and rookie Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. The Patriots' Jones completed 22 of 30 passes for 186 yards in New England's Week 2 triumph over the New York Jets. And Wentz will be without right tackle Braden Smith missing a second straight game with an injured foot and thumb.wftv.com
The Latest: Colts QB Wentz to test injured ankles vs. Titans
Bears Browns Football Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland. The Colts' quarterback couldn’t finish last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams after spraining his right ankle. And Wentz will be without right tackle Braden Smith missing a second straight game with an injured foot and thumb. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tee Higgins. Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up for his first game since undergoing knee surgery with a tribute to injured teammate Jarvis Landry.wftv.com
The Latest: Steelers edge rush shorthanded vs. Bengals
Bears Browns Football Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer)The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT):___12:20 p.m. All-Pro T.J. Watt and second-year man Alex Highsmith are both battling groin injuries suffered in a loss last week to Las Vegas. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tee Higgins. Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up for his first game since undergoing knee surgery with a tribute to injured teammate Jarvis Landry.wftv.com
Steelers rally past Colts to end skid, lock up AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) makes a catch past Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. And even as the Steelers spent the first half against Indianapolis seemingly in a full-out sprint to get to the offseason as quickly as possible. It revived Pittsburgh's floundering season and delivered the Steelers the AFC North title. The defense kept Philip Rivers, rookie running back Jonathan Taylor and Indianapolis out of the end zone in the second half. “When we had everything to play for, we just didn’t have all the answers in the second half of a game we had to have.
Bills improve to 10-3 with 26-15 win over sloppy Steelers
His 28 TDs passing rank second most on the team list, and five behind the single-season record set by Kelly in ’91. Acquired in a trade with Minnesota in March, Diggs now has 100 catches to match the Bills’ single-season record set by Eric Moulds in 2002. The Steelers continue to resemble nothing of the team that set a franchise record by winning its first 11 games. The game was decided midway through the fourth quarter after Buffalo’s Tyler Bass hit a 23-yard field goal to put the Bills up 26-15. SACK STREAKThe Steelers extended their sack streak to a 70th consecutive game to break the NFL record set by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1999 to 2003.
Steelers stay unbeaten with 28-24 comeback win over Ravens
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) applies pressure on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE – The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied behind Ben Roethlisberger to remain the lone unbeaten team in the NFL, beating error-prone Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 28-24 Sunday in a duel for first place in the AFC North. The Steelers led 28-24 when the Ravens (5-2) faced a fourth-and-3 at the Pittsburgh 8 with 2 minutes left. After Pittsburgh went up 7-0 on Spillane's 33-yard touchdown, the Ravens pulled even on a 6-yard touchdown catch by Miles Boykin. That left Pittsburgh thin up front after DE Chris Wormley went on IR Saturday.
Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for 27-24 win
Benny Snell Jr. added a 1-yard TD run, and Ray-Ray McCloud set up a touchdown with a 57-yard punt return. Pittsburgh scored at least 26 points for a sixth straight game to tie a stretch in 2015 for the longest in franchise history. Pittsburgh dominated early with a 161-1 edge in total offense before the Titans' second offensive possession. Roethlisberger and the Steelers scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time in 23 games, going 75 yards over 16 plays. UP NEXTSteelers: Visit Baltimore in a game rescheduled because of the Titans' outbreak with the Ravens coming off their bye.
Tampa Bay's Godwin, Green Bay's Adams return from injuries
___GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAYPackers: RB Tyler Ervin, CB Kevin King, QB Jordan Love. ___NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMIJets: QB James Morgan, QB Sam Darnold, CB Quincy Wilson, LB Jordan Willis, T Mekhi Becton, DL Nathan Shepherd. Dolphins: B/WR Malcolm Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Jason Strowbridge. ___HOUSTON AT TENNESSEETexans: WR Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, ILB Peter Kalambayi, OT Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins. ___ATLANTA AT MINNESOTAFalcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, RT John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley.
Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Pittsburgh over Giants 26-16
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) comes down with a touchdown pass against New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Pittsburgh over Giants 26-16
Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants at an empty and eerie MetLife Stadium on Monday night. The defense, while not quite on the level of the famed Steel Curtain, was plenty stingy and physical. It not only held Saquon Barkley to 6 yards on 15 carries, it also swarmed him in the backfield nearly all night. Even though the Pittsburgh defense broke down as the Giants marched 87 yards on 19 plays in just under nine minutes in the third quarter, it still came up with a major stop. Roethlisberger then took Pittsburgh 62 yards for the field goal and a 19-10 lead.
Abram, Simmons among 2nd-year players poised for breakouts
Instead, the rookie safety injured his shoulder in the season opener and didnt play again last season. Now Abram is one of several second-year players poised for a breakout season in 2020. While Abrams season was cut short because of an injury, Tennessee first-round defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons started late because of one. Simmons recovered in time to play nine games of the regular season and three playoff games. He showed flashes as a rookie with 59 catches for 680 yards and five TDs despite substandard quarterback play from Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges.
Steelers overcome slow start, drop winless Dolphins 27-14
Associated PressPITTSBURGH - PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers stopped beating themselves long enough to keep the Miami Dolphins winless. Rudolph completed 20 of 36 passes, including a 45-yard touchdown to rookie Diontae Johnson late in the second quarter and a 26-yard strike to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the third quarter that put the Steelers in control. The Steelers pulled within 14-10 at the break thanks to the first of Minkah Fitzpatrick's two interceptions and some curious defensive play-calling by the Dolphins. Fitzpatrick's second pick - basically an arm punt by Ryan Fitzpatrick - gave the Steelers the ball at Pittsburgh 3. Steelers: Conner left in the fourth quarter with an upper-body injury.