It's early in the season, but it does not look like the absence of Le'Veon Bell has made any difference whatsoever (from nflscrapR) pic.twitter.com/JpDJKCbjjD— Ben Baldwin (@benbbaldwin) September 25, 2018
Bell's replacement, running back James Conner, has filled in admirably with 352 total yards and three touchdowns over the first three games. More importantly, Conner has earned the trust of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in pass-protection, which is why he plays such a large rate of the offensive snaps.
Of course, any offense will be potent with wide receivers like Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster -- the two rank second and fourth, respectively, in the NFL for targets and they will be incredibly valuable to each and every fantasy owner this season.
oh mama he’s in fear for his life from the long arm of Vance McDonald pic.twitter.com/ce7MF2jguF— SteelCityBlitz (@SCBlitz) September 25, 2018
Twitter sensation/Steelers tight end Vance McDonald will likely be the most popular waiver wire scoop this week after the stiff arm heard round the world on Bucs safety Chris Conte. McDonald is much more than a one-hit wonder -- after all, he played a big role for the Steelers down the stretch last season, capped off by a 10-catch (on 16 targets) performance for 112 yards in the playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
All in all, the Steelers should have a nice run of success over the next month with a handful of favorable matchups and they don't need Le'Veon Bell to do it.
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