Fantasy Player Projections

 
Jets
Heinz Field
Sunday , Sep. 16 | 04:25 PM EST (CBS)
Steelers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

182 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Sanchez looked like a rock star in Week 1. Of course, that was at home against Buffalo; this week he's on the road against Pittsburgh. Suddenly he looks like your average karaoke singer.

QBTim Tebow

Tim Tebow

0 pass yards, 48 rush yards

Tebow would love to throw another game-winning touchdown to beat Pittsburgh this week. Too bad he's a backup now with no real expectation for seeing time under center.

RBShonn Greene

Shonn Greene

51 rush yards

Greene gained 92 yards on 21 carries against Pittsburgh in 2010 -- we should add that was for two games, Week 16 and the AFC Championship Game. You have better options on your roster (you must).

WRStephen Hill

Stephen Hill

3 rec, 53 yards, rec TD

The Jets have found a weapon in Hill, who caught touchdowns of 33 and 17 yards against Buffalo. The rookie will draw a better matchup than Santonio Holmes this week, so we like his scoring roll to continue.

WRSantonio Holmes

Santonio Holmes

4 rec, 55 yards

It's a homecoming for Holmes, who spent four years in a Steelers uniform and delivered a sixth ring with his end zone toe-tapper. Don't expect Pittsburgh's "warm welcome" to extend past his pregame introduction.

WRJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

2 rec, 24 yards

Kerley may have cemented his role as the Jets No. 3 receiver with his four-catch afternoon last week, but that title will mean very little this season. Against Pittsburgh he'll be just another body on the field most downs.

TEDustin Keller

Dustin Keller

2 rec, 16 yards

Keller appeared bothered by his bum hamstring in Week 1 (just one target). Fantasy owners should stay away until he is healthy -- and then debate whether to stay away for the rest of the year.

KNick Folk

Nick Folk

PAT, 2 FGs

Last week, Folk had eight points in the second quarter; this week he'll be lucky to reach that total all game. The Steelers are hungry after their frustrating loss to Denver, and will keep New York out of scoring range for much of the contest.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Jets hit Ryan Fitzpatrick five times last week but didn’t record a single sack. This week they'll have better luck against Ben Roethlisberger, who's been known to hold the ball too long a time or two.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBen Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

242 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Roethlisberger followed up a Week 1 loss last year with a 22-of-30, 298-yard effort against Seattle. He won't need to throw the ball 30 times this week, but Roethlisberger's arm will help the Steelers get back on track.

RBJonathan Dwyer

Jonathan Dwyer

68 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 19 rec yards

Dwyer will see an increased workload after clearly outperforming Isaac Redman in Week 1. It may not amount to more than 12 or 15 touches, but that's all it took for Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller to bust up the Jets last week.

RBIsaac Redman

Isaac Redman

22 rush yards, 2 rec, 13 rec yards

A popular pick this summer, Redman is now someone fantasy owners should consider cutting loose. He will share carries with Jonathan Dwyer for now, and who knows what his role will be if/when Rashard Mendenhall returns.

WRMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

5 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

It was sad to see Heath Miller average more yards per catch than Wallace in Week 1 (9.3). The Steelers did try to reach him downfield, and will go back to the deep ball against a New York defense that allowed three Buffalo players to record catches of 20-plus yards last week.

WRAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

5 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

The Steelers receivers are in for a test against New York's all-world cornerback tandem. Brown has held up fine to every test he's faced thus far, and has proven to be every bit as valuable to fantasy owners as teammate Mike Wallace.

WREmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

2 rec, 26 yards

Sanders saw as many looks as Antonio Brown in the season opener, but we think it was more of a fluke than it was a sign of things to come. His numbers will shrink this week as Pittsburgh makes an effort to find Mike Wallace on more downs.

TEHeath Miller

Heath Miller

3 rec, 28 yards

Miller ran a pretty goal-line route to give the Steelers an early lead last week. Fantasy owners may be encouraged by his stat line (four catches, 50 yards, touchdown) but Miller has never been a consistent producer, and there's no reason to believe he will be now.

KShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

3 PATs, 2 FGs

In a game ripe for field goals, Suisham will get the best of Nick Folk. The Steelers have averaged 2.4 field goal attempts over their last five games (including the playoff loss), and the absence of an established running game will only lead to more stalled drives.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Steelers will enjoy having Ryan Clark and James Harrison back in the lineup. The Jets, not so much. In the last meeting between these two teams, New York gained just 3.9 yards per carry, and Mark Sanchez was held to 170 yards without a touchdown pass.

 
 
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