Le'Veon Bell RB PIT (8) 2 hours ago
Bell had 21 carries for 81 yards and caught 10 passes on 13 targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Patriots.
Without Ben Roethlisberger (knee), the Steelers leaned heavily on Bell, giving him a season-high 31 touches. He had more success on the ground in the first half, and then caught a bunch of short passes from Landry Jones in the second half. The versatile RB surprisingly still hasn't scored a touchdown this year, but has been a beast in PPR formats, with 30 receptions for 245 yards in four games. Make sure to take Bell out of your lineup next week, as Pittsburgh will have its bye.
Derrick Henry RB TEN (13) 2 hours ago
Henry rushed once for three yards, and failed to haul in his lone target Sunday against the Colts.
Henry has become an offensive afterthought with DeMarco Murray having proved himself capable of playing effectively on 20-plus carries per week. The second-rounder out of Alabama likely won't see many touches unless Murray gets hurt or slips up.
Landry Jones QB PIT (8) 2 hours ago
Jones completed 29 of 47 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Patriots.
Other than an early interception in the end zone, Jones looked competent Sunday. On one particular drive in the second quarter, he showed nice touch on a 51-yard pass to Antonio Brown and later to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 14-yard touchdown. He also had a second touchdown to Heyward-Bey nullified due to penalty. On a negative note, he led Pittsburgh to just six points in the second half, and didn't challenge New England on downfield throws. The Steelers have a bye next week, so it remains to be seen if Jones will make another start while Roethlisberger recovers from his current knee injury.
QAntonio Brown WR PIT (8) 2 hours ago
Brown missed some snaps in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Patriots after taking a helmet to to the hip, Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.
Although he was visibly bothered by his hip and/or upper leg throughout the second half, Brown didn't exit for good until the game was out of reach. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Brown expects that the upcoming bye week will provide him with enough time to make a full recovery. Despite missing some snaps and playing with Landry Jones at quarterback, Brown caught seven of 11 targets for 106 yards in Sunday's loss. He'll likely be fine for Week 9 in Baltimore, but QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) may not be ready.
Terrance West RB BAL (8) 2 hours ago
West rushed for 10 yards on eight carries in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
With the Ravens passing it 79 percent of the time during Sunday's game, West was held to his worst game of the season - snapping a three-game streak of 85-plus-yards with three total touchdowns. West and the Ravens enter the bye with a ton of questions on offense. With a passing game failing to pass muster, look for them to get back to the basics and pound the rock with West in their showdown with a Steelers team that has been gutted by Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount in recent weeks.
Ryan Succop K TEN (13) 2 hours ago
Succop converted both of his field goal tries and two extra points in Sunday's 34-26 loss to the Colts.
Succop also had an extra point try go awry due to a mishandled snaps. His made fields goals came from 48 and 44 yards out in the fourth quarter.
Travis Benjamin WR SD (11) 2 hours ago
Benjamin snagged four of his five targets for 54 yards in the win over the Falcons Sunday.
Benjamin didn't see as many targets as his teammates Tyrell Williams (10) or Dontrelle Inman (6), but the speedy receiver still managed to record his fourth-highest yardage mark of the season. That's even more impressive considering Benjamin's injury status heading into the contest, as the 26-year-old was questionable all week with a knee injury. He might have a tough time replicating those same numbers next week as the Chargers travel to face the Broncos.
Martellus Bennett TE NE (9) 2 hours ago
Bennett (ankle) had just one catch on two targets for a season-low five yards in Sunday's 27-16 win at Pittsburgh.
Bennett was targeted just once in first half, and wasn't needed in the second half, as LeGarrette Blount took over on the ground. Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski had four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Bennett's upside is probably capped by Gronkowski, but given how great Tom Brady has looked over the last three weeks since serving his four-game suspension (8:0 TD:INT ratio), it would be awfully tough to sit Bennett. In Week 8, he'll face Buffalo, which shut out the Pats in Week 4 without Brady.
Joe Flacco QB BAL (8) 2 hours ago
Flacco (shoulder) complete 25 of 44 passes for 248 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
So much for the idea that the firing of Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator would jump start Flacco and the Ravens' offense. Flacco was posting a mediocre 80.1 quarterback rating with a five:four touchdown:interception ratio, while completing 63.9 percent of his passes under Trestman. In two games under Marty Mornhinweg, he's regressed to a 64.4 rating while completing 55.4 percent of his passes and a zero:two touchdown:interception ratio. It might be his shoulder or the unpleasant nature of back-to-back games in the Meadowlands - but Flacco is struggling to tread water, or swamp, at the moment no matter who is calling the plays.
Cody Parkey K CLE (13) 2 hours ago
Parkey made his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bengals.
Along with his 28-yard field goal, Parkey made two extra points, as his debut struggles in Week 3 are now a distant memory. Although his accuracy has improved, the Browns' offense struggles to move the ball, limiting Parkey's field goal opportunities.