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As we race toward August, Footballguys.com will look at one team per day with our quick-hitting Team Vibes and Players to Target and Avoid, where we check out the overall mood of each team's offense and let you know the players we are in on (because they are great values at the cost it takes to acquire them) and who we're out on (because they are too expensive and won't give you a good return on that investment).
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Want a brief overview? Here it is:
Want a longer breakdown of how it's going in Pittsburgh? Read on.
Steelers, Team Vibes
- Good - 3
- Neutral - 11
- Bad - 1
Staffers with Good Vibes
- Jeff Haseley: The Steelers don't stay down long, and while I think there is work to do, there is something to be said about 7 wins in their last 9 games streak.
- Daniel Harms: I think the offensive line improvements and Pickett, assumedly, taking a step forward will yield good results.
- Craig Lakins: An improving offensive line and second-year quarterback should provide more opportunities for fantasy production.
Staffers with Neutral Vibes
- Jason Wood: While Mike Tomlin is a phenomenal head coach, Pittsburgh may not have a good quarterback, much less a great one. And Matt Canada lacks the creativeness to unlock the offense.
- Chad Parsons: Minimal faith in Kenny Pickett to turn into a cornerstone quarterback.
- Jeff Bell: Kenny Pickett showed flashes of competence, and they should have their best offensive line play in years.
- Phil Alexander: But with upside if Kenny Pickett can make a year-two leap.
- Jeff Tefertiller: I have little faith that Kenny Pickett can lead the Steelers on a deep playoff run. Pittsburgh may be in quarterback purgatory very soon. .
- Christian Williams: While the team invested in the offensive line, it's difficult to project a high ceiling for an offense led by Kenny Pickett.
- Dave Kluge: The production from a talented group of pass-catchers will hinge on Kenny Pickett’s ability to take a step forward in Year 2.
- Dan Hindery: There are plenty of solid offensive pieces but not one dominant force that opposing defenses will fear.
- Andy Hicks: A progression by Kenny Pickett and this side is going places. If not, middle ranked once again
- Ryan Weisse: I debated saying Good because they should be better than last year, but I'm still not sure we'll see many fantasy stars.
- Joey Wright: While no player is an elite caliber of talent, Pittsburgh provides safe options to provide balance on your roster.
Staffers with Bad Vibes
- Ben Cummins: The combination of quarterback Kenny Pickett and offensive coordinator Matt Canada is one of the worst in the NFL.
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