Fantasy Player Projections

 
Chiefs
Heinz Field
Monday , Nov. 12 | 08:30 PM EST (ESPN)
Steelers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Cassel

Matt Cassel

189 pass yards, INT

Depending on Brady Quinn's recovery time, Cassel may not even see the field Monday. Cassel has done nothing this season to save his job, and this week the Chiefs face the league's top pass defense.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

73 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 9 rec yards

Charles' recent decline in workload and production is a mystery to fantasy owners. The good news: He will have 10 days of rest prior to this week's contest. The bad: Kansas City faces a Pittsburgh defense that prides itself on shutting down opposing running backs.

RBShaun Draughn

Shaun Draughn

15 rush yards, 2 rec, 15 rec yards

Draughn only rushed once last week, but he punched it in for a score. He's not seeing consistent looks -- but neither are the other Kansas City backs.

RBPeyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis

22 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Even with Jamaal Charles failing to gain much ground, Hillis has been nothing more than a backup since returning to the lineup, gaining just 49 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches the past two weeks. He presents no value to fantasy owners.

WRDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 68 yards

The trade deadline came and went and Bowe is still wearing Kansas City red. He'll approach 90 catches and 1,200 yards this year and yet he has been very unsatisfying. Bowe has now gone four games without a touchdown, and this week he faces a secondary fresh off shutting down Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.

WRJon Baldwin

Jon Baldwin

2 rec, 31 yards

It's tough to say whether Baldwin's lackluster numbers are a product of his inexperience or the Chiefs' revolving door at quarterback. He has caught a combined four balls over the past four weeks and has yet to find the end zone.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

2 rec, 24 yards

No Kansas City tight end caught a pass in last week's loss to San Diego, and Moeaki has collected 40 or more yards in just one game all season.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

PAT, 2 FGs

Few kickers have attempted as many field goals from within 40 yards as Succop, with 11. On the downside, only two teams have attempted fewer extra points than the Chiefs.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Chiefs are the only defense in the league giving up 30.0 or more points, but allowing fewer than 400 yards per game. Kansas City is vulnerable to big plays, and Pittsburgh has the weapons to make the Chiefs hurt.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBen Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

217 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Roethlisberger is on pace to deliver one of his best seasons, but this is not a good matchup. Teams simply do not need to throw on the Chiefs; opponents have attempted just 210 passes against Kansas City this year, by far the fewest in pro football. Roethlisberger will stand down and let the running game do the talking.

RBIsaac Redman

Isaac Redman

92 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 4 rec yards

Redman returned to the lineup against New York and the Steelers' ground game didn't miss a beat. In fact, Redman set a team high for the season with 147 rushing yards. He offers more stability to fantasy owners than Jonathan Dwyer did, and should be the main back until Rashard Mendenhall proves he can stay healthy.

WRMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

4 rec, 67 yards, rec TD

Wallace's speed on his game-breaking touchdown last week reminded fantasy owners what a weapon he is. It's surprising that Pittsburgh has targeted him an average of less than eight times per game this season. The Chiefs do not give up a ton of yards but the secondary does give up big plays, allowing 8.9 yards per attempt.

WREmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

4 rec, 50 yards

Sanders is far more valuable to Pittsburgh than the numbers let on, and this week his role could grow in the passing game with Antonio Brown's health uncertain. Fantasy owners may want to consider Sanders as a flex option.

WRAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

2 rec, 31 yards

Brown's high ankle sprain should be a concern for fantasy owners this week, as his status could remain unclear until kickoff. That said, Brown's production has declined over the past month, so those fantasy owners were probably wary already.

TEHeath Miller

Heath Miller

5 rec, 49 yards, rec TD

Not only has Miller been a touchdown magnet with six scores this season, he has put up consistent catch and yardage totals as well, registering four catches and 40 or more yards receiving in seven of eight games. A tight end's career is supposed to end at 30; for Miller, it appears his career is just beginning.

KShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The Pittsburgh ground game is back in full gear, and Ben Roethlisberger ranks among the leaders in QB Rating. And this offense still has room to grow. There is no reason to believe Suisham won't set career highs for field goal attempts and points this season.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

This defense frustrates and punishes opposing quarterbacks. Just ask Eli Manning and Robert Griffin III. Matt Cassel and the Kansas City passing game don't stand a chance.

 
 
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