NEWS: James Conner (quad) is inactive for Week 15 against the Bengals. All three of Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland and Jaylen Samuels will get some work according to reports.
FANTASY TAKE: It’s tough to say which rusher will get the most run. If anything, most any outlet speaking on this is doing some guess work with this situation. Snell is probably the best bet to get early work, but the Steelers could roll with the hot hand, so know that if you plan to start one of Snell or McFarland, who are the two most likely to get a strong shot at workload.
As for this Monday Night matchup, if you call it that… Big Ben and the Steelers passing attack should shred the Bengals’ defense to pieces. I think Roethlisberger is a good bet for 300 yards, 2-3TDs, with nearly 1 each going to Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and Ebron. Juju Smith-Schuster is hit and miss and always capable, but if I had to lean on a WR in this one, I’d lean on Claypool, who is an interesting 2021 prospect. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins owners are in a tough spot… the talent is there but the targets won’t likely be. Not against the Steelers. Prediction: Steelers 38, Bengals 3.