The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players.
Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below.
Ben Roethlisberger – 30 attempts, 24 completions, 320 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions.
A revived running game and a banged up Vikings secondary should bode well for Roethlisberger this week.
Le’Veon Bell – 17 carries, 72 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 receptions, 24 yards, no touchdowns.
They drafted Bell because he was an all-purpose back. They will need all of those purposes on the field against the Vikings as the rookie just misses 100 all-purpose yards.
Felix Jones -5 carries, 21 yards, no touchdowns, 1 reception, 16 yards, no touchdowns.
Jones will spell Bell just enough for 37 big yards.
Jonathan Dwyer – 2 carries, 5 yards, no touchdowns, 0 reception, 0 yards, no touchdowns.
Outside of some third down work, Dwyer isn’t likely to see much action.
Antonio Brown – 6 catches, 91 yards, 1 touchdown
Brown should have a few backup cornerbacks lining up against him on Sunday and Roethlisberger should be able to get him the damn ball again.
Emmanuel Sanders – 4 catches, 80 yards, no touchdowns
Expect Sanders to come up with a catch for 40 yards or more. Roethlisberger likes to take a shot or two at him over the top and this week he connects.
Markus Wheaton – 2 catches, 23 yards, no touchdowns
Wheaton should see more playing time this week in three receiver sets and should finally get his name on the stat sheet as a result.
Jerricho Cotchery – 2 catches, 19 yards, no touchdowns
Cotchery still has a role in this offense and will be asked to move the chains a few times on third down.
Heath Miller – 5 catches, 62 yards, 1 touchdown
The Vikings have not been good against tight ends so far this season and Miller should have quite a bit of room to work with.
Will Johnson – 1 catch, 10 yards, no touchdowns
Johnson should be good for his one catch.