Fantasy Football Week 11: Which Steelers to start/sit

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It doesn't look to be a great offensive week for the Steelers, but some players just get the ball too much to sit.

Start

Antonio Brown - Despite the poor weather conditions in which this game is expected to be played, Brown gets the ball better than 30 percent of the time in the Steelers passing game. Going against a soft Lions pass defense (and an overall defense allowing 24 points a game), he's going to get his opportunities.

Le'Veon Bell - it's against possibly better judgment we're giving the nod to Bell here. The Lions have completely dominated opposing running games over the last three weeks (157 total yards in those contests). Bell is going to get the ball 20-25 times, come hell or high-hitting Suh. His contributions in the passing game can make him a solid option today.

On The Fence

Ben Roethlisberger - he didn't throw well enough against Buffalo to get our out-and-out support from a Fantasy perspective. But again, the Lions pass defense is such a higher amount of passes may be the game plan this afternoon. If he can avoid turnovers - five in his last three games - he may be able to get a few passing touchdowns.

Heath Miller - The Steelers Red Zone woes have gotten to the point it's fair to wonder if they'll go away any time soon. We get the feeling they're going to like the match-up they have with Miller against Detroit's secondary. Plus, the Steelers' new Red Zone threat, Jerricho Cotchery, has done enough to grab some attention in tight spaces. Speaking of...

Jerricho Cotchery - He's been a difficult assignment for teams in his two-game touchdown streak. It's been the result of over-coverage on Antonio Brown and extra attention paid to Emmanuel Sanders. It's tough to say the Steelers will stop looking his way, but he only had two targets against Buffalo.

Shaun Suisham - Even for Mr. Heinz Field, the weather and the defensive prowess of Pittsburgh's opponent aren't great foretelling storylines for Suisham.

Sit

Emmanuel Sanders - On paper, it should be a good match-up. We've said it too many times before.

Steelers defense - At the time of publication, LaMarr Woodley was listed as doubtful, and the team's other top QB pressure creator, defensive end Brett Keisel, was questionable. It's pretty obvious even if both play, they won't be 100 percent. Not the kind of team a defense wants to play if they're down their top pass rushers.

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