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Week 8 Fantasy Football Recap: Freiermuth continues to Rise

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth is arguably the team's most valuable player in the fantasy football world. With each passing week, his value increases.

With the trade of receiver Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears, Freiermuth now sits second among Steelers pass catchers in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. After registering four receptions for 57 yards in their blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Freiermuth has risen to the 10th spot among tight ends with 42.7 fantasy points.

There was little movement among Steelers receivers as Diontae Johnson currently sits at No. 47 with 41.4 fantasy points, while rookie George Pickens fell to the 52nd spot with 39.9 fantasy points.

On defense, veteran Cameron Heyward continues to increase in value. After his performance on Sunday against the Eagles, which included a sack and two quarterback hits, Heyward moved one spot to No. 20 with 70.9 fantasy points. Larry Ogunjobi, who was inactive in this game due to injury, sits at No. 111 with 28.2 fantasy points, and Chris Wormley sits at No. 114 with 27.9 fantasy points.

Linebacker Myles Jack was not his usual productive self against the Eagles and fell to the 20th spot with 94.4 fantasy points. Speaking of falling, Alex Highsmith, once ranked as the No. 1 overall fantasy football linebacker, now sits in the 26th spot with 90.7 fantasy points. Lastly, we have Devin Bush Jr., who currently holds 57.5 fantasy points in the 68th spot.


Steelers Who You Should Start:


  • TE Pat Freiermuth

  • WR George Pickens

  • WR Diontae Johnson

  • RB Jaylen Warren

  • WR Miles Boykin


  • DL Larry Ogunjobi

  • DL Cam Heyward

  • LB Myles Jack

  • LB TJ Watt*

  • S Minkah Fitzpatrick

  • CB Cam Sutton

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