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Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers</p>

What can the Pittsburgh Steelers do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

God Loves Tim Tebow; Doesn't Like Ben Roethlisberger

After the Broncos beat the Steelers, it's clear who God likes more
<p> After the Broncos beat the Steelers, it's clear who God likes more</p>

God is a big Tim Tebow fan. And he's not a big fan of Ben Roethlisberger. At least that's the only logical answer I can take away after the Broncos beat the Steelers 29-23 in overtime of the playoffs.

NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview

A look at every NFL Wild Card game, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL Wild Card game — the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Ben Roethlisberger Not Starting Against the Rams

The Steelers quarterback has a bum ankle and won't hit the field in week 16
<p> The Steelers quarterback has a bum ankle and won't hit the field in week 16</p>

Ben Roethlisberger has a bad ankle. He didn't blame it for his poor, 3-interception performance against the 49ers last week, but it's going to cause him to be on the bench for the Steelers Week 16 game against the St. Louis Rams.

It's a mixed blessing for Roethlisberger owners. If you somehow managed to pull out a win after his crappy showing last week, at least this week you don't have to struggle with the decision to start him this week and can put all your eggs in your back-up quarterback's basket.

San Francisco 49ers Shine Despite Power Outages at Candlestick Park

The Pittsburgh Steelers were scared of the dark as the lights went out twice at Candlestick Park last night.
<p> The Pittsburgh Steelers were scared of the dark as the lights went out twice at Candlestick Park last night.</p>

Which game would you rather see televised?  The Seattle Seahawks hosting the St. Louis Rams or the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the San Francisco 49ers?  Let me guess…

In a battle of 10-3 teams, Monday Night Football regained the drama it lacked in previous weeks.  Finally, we were going to see a game that mattered; at least we hoped.

You Have to Sit Ben Roethlisberger Against the 49ers on Monday Night

You can't take a chance that the Steelers quarterback will sit out
<p> You can't take a chance that the Steelers quarterback will sit out</p>

First off, this is written Sunday morning before the Week 15 early games kick off. With that in mind, and knowing you have to set your lineup here in the next couple of hours, can you honestly take the chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not play Monday night in San Francisco?

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 15

A look at every NFL game for Week 15, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 15 — including the New England Patriots at Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 15, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Jaguars (4-9) at Falcons (8-5)
The Dirty Birds have not been great closers, but they have won the games they were expected to win at home — with only defeats to the Packers and Saints (in overtime) in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome this season.
Falcons by 7

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 15

Felix Jones is the must pick-up as you hit the playoffs
<p> Felix Jones is the must pick-up as you hit the playoffs</p>

So you made it to Week 15. Congratulations. That either means you won a quarterfinal game or your league’s playoffs begin this week.

This time of the year there is not usually that much to find on the waiver wire that will be of that much benefit to you — you would like to play with who got you here. But injuries, bad matchups and other unfortunate circumstances might have to scouring the wire to see what’s out there to help you advance.

Steelers Antonio Brown is a Top-12 Receiver Against the Bengals

Pittsburgh's wide receiver will shine today against Cincinnati
<p> Pittsburgh's wide receiver will shine today against Cincinnati</p>

Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown’s targets have dropped off in recent weeks, but in PPR leagues he continues to be a great flex play. I see him pushing for top-12 receiver status in Week 13 against AFC North rival Cincinnati at Heinz Field.

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