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Week 17 Matchup: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.8ppg and CLE Allows 17.9ppg (+ 6%)
Ben Roethlisberger   17.8
Charlie Batch   9.5
Byron Leftwich   9.5
Bruce Gradkowski   1.2
Running Backs
Average 16.0ppg and CLE Allows 20.0ppg (+ 26%)
Felix Jones   6.0
LaRod Stephens-Howling IR 5.0
LeGarrette Blount   2.7
Will Johnson   1.6
Wide Receivers
Average 21.5ppg and CLE Allows 25.5ppg (+ 19%)
Lance Moore   9.3
Antonio Brown   8.5
Darrius Heyward-Bey   6.1
Plaxico Burress IR 3.4
Tight Ends
Average 9.2ppg and CLE Allows 6.2ppg ( -33%)
Heath Miller   8.6
Matt Spaeth   1.5
Michael Palmer   1.4
David Paulson   0.6
Kickers
Average 7.4ppg and CLE Allows 6.4ppg ( -13%)
Shaun Suisham   7.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.0ppg and CLE Allows 14.4ppg (+ 44%)
Brett Keisel Pro 3.6
Steve Mclendon   2.3
Cameron Heyward   1.9
Cam Thomas   1.6
Linebackers
Average 27.0ppg and CLE Allows 24.2ppg ( -10%)
Lawrence Timmons   8.7
Jason Worilds Out 4.1
Jamaal Westerman   4.0
Arthur Moats   2.6
Chris Carter   1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 27.3ppg and CLE Allows 28.4ppg (+ 4%)
Troy Polamalu   5.9
William Gay   5.1
Cortez Allen   5.0
Michael Mitchell   3.9
Ike Taylor   3.8
Josh Victorian   3.7
Brice McCain   3.1
Antwon Blake   3.0
Will Allen   2.9
Robert Golden   1.7

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Cleveland

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 12.8ppg and PIT Allows 12.5ppg ( -3%)
Brian Hoyer IR 7.9
Running Backs
Average 16.7ppg and PIT Allows 13.8ppg ( -18%)
Willis McGahee Pro 11.9
Ben Tate IR 4.1
Dion Lewis IR 2.6
Chris Ogbonnaya   2.0
Wide Receivers
Average 19.7ppg and PIT Allows 19.0ppg ( -4%)
Josh Gordon   6.9
Nate Burleson   6.8
Andrew Hawkins   5.7
Greg Little   5.6
Travis Benjamin IR 4.5
Josh Cooper   1.8
Tight Ends
Average 6.4ppg and PIT Allows 6.4ppg (+ 0%)
Gary Barnidge   2.8
Jordan Cameron Pro 2.2
Jim Dray   0.8
Kickers
Average 7.3ppg and PIT Allows 7.1ppg ( -2%)
Billy Cundiff   7.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 21.1ppg and PIT Allows 18.3ppg ( -13%)
Ahtyba Rubin   3.8
Desmond Bryant Out 3.1
John Hughes Out 2.8
Billy Winn   2.8
Phil Taylor Out 2.4
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen   1.3
Linebackers
Average 20.9ppg and PIT Allows 23.1ppg (+ 11%)
Karlos Dansby   8.2
Craig Robertson   5.6
Paul Kruger Pro 5.4
Jabaal Sheard   4.3
Quentin Groves IR 4.0
Emmanuel Stephens   2.3
Tank Carder Pro 1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 31.0ppg and PIT Allows 31.2ppg (+ 0%)
Joe Haden Out 6.3
Donte Whitner   5.9
Buster Skrine   5.5
Johnson Bademosi   4.0
Tashaun Gipson   3.9
Raymond Ventrone   3.5

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