Steelers fantasy football: Players to start or sit in week 2

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Benny Snell

Verdict: Sit ’em

Benny Snell was quite a present surprise in week one, coming in for the injured James Conner and looking extremely quick and physical down the stretch. While he should be in line to start this game, his upside isn’t great. This isn’t a knock-on Snell but instead praise of the Broncos defense that held Derrick Henry to a mediocre 3.7 yards per carry.

The Broncos defense effectively stopped the best back in the league, and they will likely have similar success against the Steelers and Snell. While he looked great in week one, it’s hard to imagine him doing better than Henry did against the Broncos defense. His yardage will likely dip, leading to a below-average output.

He has two real situations in which he will be worth the start. If he can score, then it won’t matter as much if his yardage output isn’t as good as week one. The other option is the Steelers have a respectable lead going into the fourth quarter and can pound the Broncos with Snell. While either of those options could happen, Snell is still a risky fantasy option. Grab him off waivers and stash him but be aware of his limited potential in week two.

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The Steelers vs Broncos is shaping up to be a competitive matchup in week two, and there are plenty of intriguing fantasy options to consider in the matchup. Keep this list in mind when setting your final fantasy roster for week two.