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2023 Steelers Week 13 Fantasy Football Recap: Highsmith and Johnson Boost Their Value

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The Pittsburgh Steelers put together a "subpar" performance in their embarrassing loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Even with this, there were a few standout individuals whose stock rose in the world of fantasy football.

- Offense -

One of the biggest surprises of the week was receiver Diontae Johnson. Despite finishing the game with 33 receiving yards and a touchdown in garbage time, he somehow moved up 12 spots to the 56th spot among receivers with 53.8 fantasy points. Meanwhile, fellow receiver George Pickens led all receivers on his team with 86 yards on four receptions, while averaging 21.5 yards per reception. Even though it was his best performance since Week 7, he only moved up two spots to No. 28 among receivers with 94.3 fantasy points.

For tight end Pat Freiermuth, it was not anywhere close to the performance he had in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. After registering just 29 receiving yards, he still moved up to the 28th spot among tight ends with 32.9 fantasy points.

Running back Najee Harris has 63 rushing yards on 16 touches, a regression from his Week 12 performance. With 103.1 fantasy points after this week, Harris is still ranked 26th among running backs. His teammate, Jaylen Warren, was more efficient, accumulating 59 rushing yards on nine carries. Warren currently has 100.4 fantasy points, which puts him 27th.

- Defense -

For the Steelers defense, linebacker Alex Highsmith stood out. With eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits in the game, Highsmith left his mark. With 117.8 fantasy points, he rose 10 spots to No. 46 among linebackers as a result of his play. T.J. Watt, an All-Pro linebacker, contributed to the game with two quarterback hits, six tackles, and a shared sack, even though his stat line may not have shown it. With 195.0 fantasy points, Watt rose to third place among players in his position as a result of his performance.

As for the Steelers secondary, rookie Joey Porter Jr. shut down Cardinals receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown in his customary lockdown manner. Porter Jr., a defensive back with 58.0 fantasy points, rose four spots to No. 146 as a result of his play. Minkah Fitzpatrick showed bravery by playing with a fractured left hand upon his return. With five tackles at the game's conclusion, he finished in 91st place with 78.2 fantasy points.

Rookie defensive lineman, Keeanu Benton, caused the Cardinals a lot of problems up front. He recorded his second pass deflection of the season with two tackles, showcasing his versatility. Benton is now ranked 102nd among defensive lineman with 50.7 fantasy points as his stock rises. In conclusion, Larry Ogunjobi maintains his position at No. 80 with 59.5 fantasy points after concluding the game with three tackles and a pass deflection.


Week 14 Steelers Fantasy Stock

- Buy -

  • DL Keeanu Benton

  • LB Nick Herbig

  • WR George Pickens

  • LB Alex Highsmith

  • LB T.J. Watt

- Sell -

  • WR Diontae Johnson

  • S Minkah Fitzpatrick

  • DL Cam Heyward

  • CB Patrick Peterson

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