Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 Depth Chart Notes
A relatively strict fantasy offense has a few new names you might see fit this year. Martavis Bryant is done for the 2016 season, due to suspension, meaning Markus Wheaton will fill in on the opposite side of Antonio Brown. Definitely not a bad place to be, especially with Ben Roethlisberger throwing to you. However, Wheaton should be looking behind him with Sammie Coates on his heels in the depth chart. Given Pittsburgh's dynamic offense, a WR2 will be fantasy gold here, and we even saw the Pittsburgh WR3 provide some life. As long as Roethlisberger stays healthy, which was why 2015 numbers were so average through the air at times, this is a very fantasy friendly situation.
With Heath Miller announcing his retirement, Pittsburgh brought in Ladarius Green. If you are unfamiliar with Green, it is likely due to the lack of Twitter in your life. He has been sitting in San Diego behind Antonio Gates, and has been highly touted as a possible breakout player. Things have not necessarily panned out, but a 6'6 - 240 tight end is certainly worth a look in this offense.
When healthy, Le'Veon Bell is arguably the best running back in football, and in 2016 he will need to stay that way. He is expected to be ready by the end of preseason, but we are still a ways away from that. If anything happens to Bell, DeAngelo Williams will be the guy yet again. He rushed for 907 yards last season on 200 attempts, and had 11 touchdowns. He also caught 40 passes. Williams is on the back burner, but any opportunity for him to get touches will be an instant start.