Fantasy Football 2014: Steelers at Titans 11/17/14 Week 11 Preview
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Tennessee Titans (2-7)
Monday, November 17, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the Week 11 NFL schedule on “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got an AFC battle between the Steelers and the Titans. Pittsburgh (6-4) is coming off a surprising loss to the lowly Jets at MetLife, while Tennessee (2-7) dropped another one to the Ravens in Week 10.
There will be plenty of notable fantasy personalities out on the field for this one, so with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the key names who will shape your roster in Week 11.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Pretty much everything about the Steelers’ Week 10 loss to the Jets was a surprise, including Roethlisberger’s performance. After tossing an NFL-record 12 touchdowns in two weeks, he fell off the cliff with just one TD and two interceptions in what should have been an easy matchup.
The stock has fallen sharply on Big Ben, but it really had nowhere else to go. All things considered, he’s still worth counting on for the rest of the season, starting here.
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Zach Mettenberger, QB, Tennessee Titans: If you’re relying on Zach Mettenberger in fantasy, either you’re playing in a really deep league or your name is Zach Mettenberger. The rookie QB did “blah” once again in a tough Week 10 matchup, though, posting 179 yards, a TD and a pick.
Mettenberger wilted after halftime against the Ravens, and is still searching for his first win. He’s a desperation play here.
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Like most of the Pittsburgh offense, Bell did nothing against the Jets. He got 11 carries, but turned them into only 36 yards. His receiving work was also sub-standard, even with the season-high eight receptions, but he had just 33 yards through the air.
Bell is usually a pretty solid play, and the 19 touches here confirm that. He just had a down week, and should be fine for this game.
Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans: Sankey got a whopping 17 carries against the Ravens in Week 10, but could turn them into just 58 yards. He added another 19 yards on three catches, but couldn’t find the end zone.
Sankey will remain the team’s first-and-second-down RB, while Leon Washington will handle most of the third-down duties. Shonn Greene, meanwhile, will probably be in the doghouse after losing a fumble at the goal line. That considered, Sankey’s still just a low-end play.
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown owners were face-palming themselves in Week 10 when the normally sure-handed receiver coughed up a pair of early fumbles (one was on a punt return). He finished with eight grabs for 74 yards.
The loss broke Brown’s two-game touchdown streak and brought him back to earth for fantasy owners. Still, we fully expect him to be back to his old self in Week 11.
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans: There’s not much to get excited about on the Titans’ receiving corps, but Hunter is worth a dart-throw most weeks. He’s coming off a bad outing in Baltimore, however, with just one catch for 17 yards.
Even with the bad game, Hunter still has at least 7.7 fantasy points in three of the last five weeks. He’s a low-end option, sure, but he does get most of the attention in the offense.
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