The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to rebound from their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4 with a solid performance against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5. In terms of your fantasy football roster, there are plenty of players on the Steelers' roster that should be starters this week.
Ben Roethlisberger - Roethlisberger has thrown for more than 1,000 yards through four games and is coming off of a 314-yard, three-touchdown performance in Week 4. Roethlisberger seems to be hitting his stride within the offense and, when he's getting rid of the football quickly, he certainly is capable of a big game. Compound his comfort level with the fact the Jaguars are nearly dead-last in every defensive statistic in the NFL, Roethlisberger could have a field-day against the Jags' defense.
Antonio Brown - The player that holds the new record for catching at least five passes for 50 yards in consecutive games will look to extend that streak from 20 to 21 games against a Jaguars' defense that's giving up more than 451 yards through the air per game. Brown is coming off of a 7-catch, 131-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 4 and could certainly duplicate that performance against the Jaguars.
Le'Veon Bell - Some might see Bell's 63 yards rushing against the Buccaneers defense in Week 4 as a troubling sign for the second-year running back, but if you look at his 46 yards receiving, Bell again gained more than 100 yards from scrimmage. The fact Bell can beat a team both running and catching the football makes him a rare dual-threat in the backfield and a must-start for your fantasy team. Bell needs to start scoring more touchdowns to be a true fantasy stud, as he has hit paydirt only once this season.
Heath Miller - Miller is coming off of his best performance so far this season with his 10-catch, 85-yard and one- touchdown performance against the Buccaneers. Facing a Jaguars' defense that has surrendered substantial yardage to tight ends, Miller could duplicate his performance against the Bucs. Ben Roethlisberger's favorite red-zone target could pay big dividends in your fantasy lineup.
Markus Wheaton - Wheaton has been a solid receiver for the Steelers this year and has proven the ability to take advantage of single-coverage, but Wheaton has been limited in practice all week with a groin injury. Although listed as probable on the Steelers' final status report, Wheaton playing with an injury doesn't bode well for his fantasy football numbers this week. Only start Wheaton if you don't have a better option on your roster.
Dri Archer - Since returning to the lineup after missing two weeks with an ankle injury, Archer has seen limited snaps on offense. Although his ability returning kicks makes him intriguing, the fact the NFL has nearly eliminated kickoff returns from the game means that Archer's production will need to come as part of the Steelers' regular offense, not special teams. That's a scenario Archer hasn't had much success with this season. Until Archer proves he's capable of making plays on offense, leave him on the bench.
LeGarrette Blount - Although Blount has been used in short-yardage and goal-line situations, he's clearly the No. 2 running back behind Le'Veon Bell and that doesn't bode well for Blount's fantasy value. He did collect more than 100 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, but that was mostly in mop-up time. Other than that performance, Blount has been used minimally and hasn't been very effective. Unless you have a large league with limited talent on rosters, Blount isn't a starting running back for your fantasy team.