Pittsburgh Steelers offensive player stat predictions for 2019
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the New England Patriots in week one. Here are my season stat predictions for each skill player on offense.
Every year, fans are interested to see which players could potentially breakout for their team. While the Steelers lost a few talented offensive players in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, they have brought in some players who could help fill the void.
With A.B. no longer with the team, there will be a lot of targets to go around on the Steelers offense. Assuming each of these players suits up for all 16 games this season, here are my stat predictions for Steelers offensive players in 2019:
2018 season stats: 452/675 attempts, 5129 yards, 34 TD, 16 INT
2019 stat prediction: 433/607 attempts, 4,735 yards, 29 TD, 13 INT
Big Ben had his up and down moments in 2018. On the one hand, he put up fantastic volume numbers in the passing game and his 34 touchdowns were the most he has had in his 15-year career. On the other hand, he was quite careless with the ball last season and led the NFL in interceptions.
2019 will look a little bit different for Ben Roethlisberger, as he will be without his top pass-catching option over the past six years in Antonio Brown.
This isn’t all bad, though. Ben might not put up the volume he did a year ago, but it’s entirely impossible that his efficiency could increase. The Steelers also threw 11 interceptions in Brown’s direction last year, and Roethlisberger’s interception total is likely to decrease this season.