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Fantasy Football Week 6: Which Steelers to sit/start

Lists of which Steelers players to start, sit and the ones on the fence in their Week 6 game against the Jets.

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Antonio Brown - Simple rule; ride her until she throws you off. Brown has emerged as one of the top receivers in the AFC, averaging 103 yards a game, and has 21 catches in his last two games, netting 13 targets in each of those games. Going against a depleted Jets secondary, odds are better those kinds of numbers will come again.

Ben Roethlisberger - He's thrown for 789 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games, and he seems to be getting better with each quarter. The Steelers' offense is calming down and getting into a better rhythm. It's fully possible the addition of Levi Brown over the bye week will give them a bit better protection on the left edge, and he'll have more time to attack deep down the field.

Le'Veon Bell - The Jets stop the run at a high level; any yards Bell gets in his second career start, he will have earned. He could have another solid all-around day with the five or six targets he's likely to get in the receiving game, and the Steelers will use him at the goal line. This Jets defense is so tough, though, it's hard seeing him getting a whole lot. However, with a general lack of feature runners in the NFL, he's worth the risk, simply in comparison to other options available.


Emmanuel Sanders - The Steelers are almost certainly going to test the Jets' coverage ability, considering the injury to Antonio Cromartie. Sanders may get a few deep looks

Heath Miller - He's barely been used in the red zone outside of a primary blocker, and the Steelers will want to run the ball inside the 5-yard line, should they get there. It may be a situation in which they can get Miller to release on a play-action pass or two.

Shaun Suisham - He's a solid option on 40-yard kicks, but it's going to a windy day at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers' offense may get stalled on the Jets side of the field, leaving Suisham to have a chance at 10-plus points.


Steelers defense - without much explosion from their defense or special teams, until this team shows it can get after quarterbacks and force takeaways, it can't be trusted. However, a rookie quarterback is as good a time as any.

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