Friday, April 11, 2014

NFL's Greatest Fantasy Football Franchises: Pittsburgh Steelers No. 27

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked 27th on our countdown. Again, we have another franchise with years of history whose offense has likely been stifled as a result of playing in the defensively minded AFC North during the fantasy era of football.

Team Points: 1730.50

QB: Ben Roethlisberger (2009) - 273.32 Fantasy Points

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 4,328 yards and 26 touchdowns in just 15 games in 2009. He made up for his missed game with a monster performance against the Green Bay Packers where he threw for 503 yards and three touchdowns. 

HB1: Barry Foster (1992) - 269.40 Fantasy Points
Barry Foster, the other Barry in terms of 90's running backs, rushed for 1,690 yards on 390 carries in 1992. He also caught 36 passes for 344 yards. This was Foster's only season above 1,000 yards from scrimmage.

HB2: Willie Parker (2006) - 267.70 Fantasy Points
Fast Willie Parker had a tremendous 2006. He scored 13 of his 24 career rushing touchdowns and caught 3 of his 5 career receiving touchdowns. A career year.

WR1: Hines Ward (2002) - 219.50 Fantasy Points
Hines Ward is often thought of as a blue-collar receiver who was an outstanding blocker and a reliable third down chain-move. We think a lot of people would be surprised to find that Ward ranks 21st  in career-receiving yards with 12,083. In 2002, Ward caught 112 passes for 1,329 yards and 12 scores. He also added 142 yards on 12 carriers. Not bad.

WR2: John Stallworth (1984) - 206.50 Fantasy Points
John Stallworth hauled in 80 passes for 1,394 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1984. He accomplished this while working with two different quarterbacks: Mark Malone and David Woodley.

TE: Heath Miller (2012) - 129.60 Fantasy Points
Here's another player that has likely been drafted in the later rounds, or bounced around on waivers between a few teams in your fantasy league. There few standout fantasy tight ends, but Heath Miller has consistently been a viable fantasy option. 

FLEX: Jerome Bettis (1997) - 231.50 Fantasy Points
In just 15 games in 1997, Jerome Bettis carried the ball 375 times for 1,665 yards and 7 touchdowns. He added another 100 yards receiving and caught 2 of his 3 career receiving touchdowns. 

K: Gary Anderson (1985) - 134.00 Fantasy Points
Q: Is Gary Anderson still in the league? A: No, his 22 year career ended in 2004 at age 45 with the Tennessee Titans. He got his start with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1982.

27. Pittsburgh Steelers - 1730.50

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