The Duel

Steelers Fans Are Going to Be Hyped About Peter King's Power Rankings

Jason Schandl
Peter King's power rankings are going to get Steelers fans excited.
Peter King's power rankings are going to get Steelers fans excited. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off an 8-8 season in 2019, but that was actually a pretty encouraging result. They reached that mark despite getting some really weak quarterback play from backups Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges.

With Ben Roethlisberger back in the helm (and favored to win Comeback Player of the Year) in 2020, their outlook is improving in a big way.

That's reflected in Peter King's offseason power rankings, in which he has the Steelers as the No. 10 team in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh defense has not been in question this offseason. They finished 2019 as the No. 3 unit in Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings, and they're showing no signs of slowing down on that side of the ball.

On offense not only do they get Big Ben back, but they've also added even more talent around him, drafting Chase Claypool and signing free agent tight end Eric Ebron.

Sitting at 10 does keep the Steelers behind the Ravens in the AFC North, but it has them as the fifth-ranked team in the AFC.

The Steelers aren't a team used to missing the playoffs, and they look poised to make it back to the postseason in 2020, even if they have to do so as a Wild Card team. Their strong year is expected to get off to a hot start, too, as they're 4-point road favorites in Week 1.

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $500!

Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.