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Week 1 Matchup: Pittsburgh at Denver

Denver

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 20.2ppg and PIT Allows 12.5ppg ( -38%)
Peyton Manning Pro 20.3
Brock Osweiler   -0.3
Running Backs
Average 19.8ppg and PIT Allows 13.8ppg ( -30%)
Ronnie Hillman   3.2
Jeremiah Johnson   0.0
Montee Ball   0.0
C.J. Anderson Out 0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 31.2ppg and PIT Allows 19.0ppg ( -39%)
Demaryius Thomas Pro 12.8
Wes Welker Out 10.9
Jordan Norwood   6.9
Emmanuel Sanders Pro 4.3
Andre Caldwell   1.1
Tight Ends
Average 8.7ppg and PIT Allows 6.4ppg ( -27%)
Jacob Tamme Pro 4.5
Joel Dreessen Pro 4.1
Virgil Green Pro 2.1
Julius Thomas   0.0
Kickers
Average 8.3ppg and PIT Allows 7.1ppg ( -14%)
Matt Prater   8.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and PIT Allows 18.3ppg (+ 4%)
Demarcus Ware Pro 5.6
Derek Wolfe Out 4.1
Kevin Vickerson IR 3.3
Terrance Knighton   2.8
Mitch Unrein   1.9
Sione Fua Out 1.4
Malik Jackson   0.8
Sylvester Williams   0.0
Linebackers
Average 24.1ppg and PIT Allows 23.1ppg ( -4%)
Von Miller IR 8.8
Paris Lenon   6.6
L.J. Fort   5.1
Jamar Chaney   3.1
Danny Trevathan   2.9
Stewart Bradley IR 2.3
Nate Irving   1.0
Steven Johnson   0.0
Brandon Marshall   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.4ppg and PIT Allows 31.2ppg (+ 3%)
Aqib Talib Pro 6.9
Chris Harris   6.6
Quentin Jammer   6.5
Mike Adams   6.3
T.J. Ward Pro 5.4
Rahim Moore IR 5.1
Tony Carter   4.8
Michael Huff   4.2
Marquice Cole   3.6
Eric Hagg   3.1
David Bruton   2.3
Jerome Murphy   1.5
Omar Bolden   0.6
Charles Mitchell   0.5
Kayvon Webster Out 0.0
Quinton Carter IR 0.0
Duke Ihenacho   0.0

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Pittsburgh

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.8ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg ( -11%)
Ben Roethlisberger   17.8
Charlie Batch   9.5
Byron Leftwich   9.5
Bruce Gradkowski   1.2
Running Backs
Average 16.0ppg and DEN Allows 13.8ppg ( -13%)
Felix Jones   6.0
LaRod Stephens-Howling IR 5.0
LeGarrette Blount   2.7
Will Johnson   1.6
Le'Veon Bell   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 21.5ppg and DEN Allows 17.9ppg ( -17%)
Lance Moore   9.3
Antonio Brown   8.5
Darrius Heyward-Bey   6.1
Plaxico Burress IR 3.4
Derek Moye   0.0
Markus Wheaton Pro 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 9.2ppg and DEN Allows 10.2ppg (+ 11%)
Heath Miller   8.6
Matt Spaeth   1.5
Michael Palmer   1.4
David Paulson   0.6
Kickers
Average 7.4ppg and DEN Allows 5.9ppg ( -19%)
Shaun Suisham   7.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.0ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg (+ 50%)
Brett Keisel Pro 3.6
Steve Mclendon   2.3
Cameron Heyward   1.9
Cam Thomas   1.6
Hebron Fangupo Out 0.0
Linebackers
Average 27.0ppg and DEN Allows 20.7ppg ( -23%)
Lawrence Timmons   8.7
Jason Worilds Out 4.1
Jamaal Westerman   4.0
Arthur Moats   2.6
Chris Carter   1.5
Vince Williams   0.0
Jarvis Jones Pro 0.0
Vic So'oto   0.0
Terence Garvin Out 0.0
Stevenson Sylvester   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 27.3ppg and DEN Allows 33.2ppg (+ 22%)
Troy Polamalu   5.9
William Gay   5.1
Cortez Allen   5.0
Michael Mitchell   3.9
Ike Taylor   3.8
Josh Victorian   3.7
Brice McCain   3.1
Antwon Blake   3.0
Will Allen   2.9
Robert Golden   1.7
Shamarko Thomas   0.0
Ross Ventrone   0.0

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