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Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2010 Round 6 (26)
College: Central Michigan
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 186 DOB: 1988-07-10 Age: 28
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#19 3 4.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 PIT 9 0 19 16 167 10.4 0 16.7 1.9
2011 PIT 16 3 124 69 1,108 16.1 2 126.9 7.9
2012 PIT 13 0 106 66 787 11.9 5 111.1 8.5
2012 (Projected) PIT       85 1,177 13.8 7 159.7  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
With Hines Ward clearly in decline and Emmanuel Sanders confined to the infirmary, Brown stepped up in a big way in 2011, catching 69 passes for 1,108 yards and two touchdowns in just his 2nd year in the league. While it would be foolhardy to suggest that Brown is a threat to emerge as an upper tier wide receiver or that his production wasn’t at least partially the result of playing opposite a big play threat in Mike Wallace, Brown showed far more athleticism than most thought he possessed. He consistently beat single coverage and displayed an ability to gain yards after the catch, a trait that made his two touchdown total all the more surprising. In terms of yards and receptions, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that smallish Brown (5’10”, 186 pounds) has perhaps reached his potential so an increase in his fantasy production may need to come from an increased ability to find the end zone. Few 1,000 receivers manage just two touchdowns so look for that total to increase to the 6-8 range in 2012, making Brown a low-end WR2 on draft day.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Antonio Brown
WR2WR4 Sammie Coates
WR3WR3 Eli Rogers
WR4WR2 Markus Wheaton
WR5WR5 Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR6WR6 Martavis Bryant
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sammie Coates active, role unclear     -- Sun Oct 16 11:20 am --

Finger injury
Steelers WR Sammie Coates is active with his fractured finger, as @JFowlerESPN reported. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Coates is shaping up a risky fantasy play given his injury situation. His exact role is unclear. Expect a heavy dose of Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown against the Dolphins.
Injury Wheaton out, Coates questionable     -- Sat Oct 15 12:00 pm --

Hand injury for Coates
The Steelers might be down to three healthy receivers for the game Sunday in Miami. Markus Wheaton will miss the game with a shoulder injury, and Sammie Coates, who has emerged in recent weeks as the No. 2 receiver opposite Antonio Brown, is questionable with a hand injury. If Coates cannot play, the Steelers will sign Cobi Hamilton from their practice squad to the active roster to give them four healthy receivers on the game day roster. Coates, who returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, has experienced some swelling with his hand, but he said that’s to be expected because the cut hasn’t completely healed. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

FF Today's Take: Coates is shaping up to be a gametime decision. If he's inactive Eli Rogers could see more targets and would be on the FLEX radar for Week 6. Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown should be heavily involved against the Dolphins.
Injury Steelers WR Wheaton practices     -- Wed Sep 14 6:51 pm --

Hopeful to play on Sunday versus Bengals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is optimistic his sprained shoulder will be good to go in time for Sunday's home opener against Cincinnati. Wheaton practiced Wednesday with an eye toward rejoining Pittsburgh's electric offense for an early-season showdown with the Bengals. (AP)

FF Today's Take: If Markus Wheaton does return for Week 2 it could create uncertainty in the fantasy projections for Pittsburgh's wideouts behind Antonio Brown. Prior to his shoulder injury, Wheaton was expected to contribute in 2016 as the starter opposite of Brown. Eli Rogers' will still be used out of the slot but Sammie Coates may see fewer reps against the Bengals if Wheaton is cleared for action.
Injury Markus Wheaton ruled out for Week 1     -- Sat Sep 10 12:30 pm --

Shoulder injury
Steelers will be without WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) Monday vs. Redskins. He did not practice today and was declared out for the game. (Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Wheaton missed practice this week and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Week 2. In the meantime, Sammie Coates should see increased playing time along with Darrius Heyward Bey. Eli Rogers will man the slot position. Expect Josh Norman to shadow Antonio Brown most of the evening.
WR Eli Rogers runs with first team     -- Fri Aug 26 9:45 pm --

Steelers wide receiver group still unclear
Eli Rogers played the majority of first-team snaps, manning the slot while Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton lined up outside. It increasingly seems the Steelers could open the season favoring the aforementioned alignment. (CBS Sports)

FF Today's Take: Rogers led the team in snaps tonight and is quickly earning a slot role with the starting unit, pushing Wheaton to the outside opposite Antonio Brown. Sammie Coates appears to be the odd-man out for the moment.

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