While it’s not necessarily the start that the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to their regular season, fantasy football owners are delighted that the year is underway.
Let’s take a look at how they are performing so far.
Regarded as one of the top fantasy receivers this season, Brown has proved it early against the New England Patriots. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looked his way plenty of times in the first half for a total of six times.
It didn’t matter what kind of attention the Patriots gave him either; he found a way to make catches, per NFL Network:
He’s dynamic, he’s fast and he has extremely soft hands. Keep putting him in your WR1 slot and reap the benefits for the rest of the season.
While fantasy projections might not have had Miller putting up a lot of points on Thursday, he was close to exceeding those expectations at the end of the first half with 50 yards receiving.
He’s had a great relationship with Ben Roethlisberger over the years, and that shouldn’t change anytime soon in 2015.
If you were able to nab Miller as your backup tight end, you might have a difficult decision to make in the future. He is capable of becoming a starting tight end you can rely on throughout the weeks.
Williams is outrunning the critics, as the 32-year-old was rushing hard on Thursday night.
He still shows the same kind of vision that made him so successful with the Panthers in Carolina, and in the two weeks without Le’Veon Bell, he could be a serviceable option as a backup running back or at the flex.
The problem will arise when Bell returns, as Williams might see a drastic drop in his touches. But if you’re looking for a two-week quick fix in your backfield, Williams is the way to go.
In an offense that will be relying on a bevy of names to produce this season, the cornerstones are emerging early—something that can help fantasy owners forecast the rest of their season.
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