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Fantasy Football takeaways from Cardinals vs. Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the real Week 6 football game against the Cardinals. What takeaways were there for fantasy football team owners.

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The Steelers beat the Cardinals 25-13 on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Week 6 of the 2015 season. While Steelers fans are thrilled with the victory, the match up also reveals information of use to fantasy football owners.  As you look over your roster and waiver wire, here are a few things to keep in mind.

1) Running Backs

Le'Veon Bell is still a good player to start. He only had 88 yards and one touchdown on Sunday, but the fact that the word "only" comes before 88 yards and a touchdown should be encouraging for fantasy owners. He is capable of much, much more, as we saw last season, but between the disruptions on the offensive line and readjustments necessary to cater to backup quarterbacks, Bell has not been able to churn out monster game after monster game after monster game. De'Angelo Williams was a big point-scorer when Bell was serving his suspension, but it is clear the Steelers do not play to rely on him much-- or at all-- with Bell back in the line up.

2) Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown is disappointing fantasy owners this year, but his plight is not his fault. Without Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, Antonio Brown has produced only a fraction of what he is capable of, and what was expected of him going into the season. Martavis Bryant, on the other hand, had a phenomenal game, his first one back after serving a four-game suspension for drug use. He had 137 yards and two touchdowns. Should you start him every week? Without Ben Roethlisberger, it is hard to predict his role in future games.

On the Cardinals side of the ball, John Brown had a career-high game with 196 yards receiving. Prior to that game, his high on the season was 75 yards. Is he worth starting? It is hard to say for sure if he will maintain that momentum, but he definitely proved himself to be a reliable target, and could see much more action in future games.

3) Tight Ends

Until Roethlisberger is back, Health Miller probably won't see much action on the field. Even with Big Ben back, however, he may not be a strong contributor in terms of receiving yards. Against the Patriots in Week 1, Health had eight completions for 84 yards. In subsequent games, he saw 15, 17, one, 46, and five receiving yards. With the number of tight ends in the league who are targeted as if they are wide receivers, Health Miller is one to sit if you have him on your roster.