Fantasy football 2013 draft preview: Pittsburgh Steelers team report

Monday July 29th, 2013
Jonathan Dwyer, who ran for 623 yards last season, will have to fight for the starting position this year.
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The Steelers didn't turn teams over or get defensive scores like some younger units because everyone plays so conservatively against them. The Steelers might be aging but they can still stuff you and beat you up -- even without DT Hampton, LB Harrison and CB Keenan Lewis. The addition of first-round LB Jones adds some athleticism and pass-rush ability, while All-Pro safety Polamalu should be healthier than he has been in years -- even at 32. LBs Lawrence Timmons and Larry Foote and DE Brett Keisel are viable IDP picks, while Ryan Clark and Polamalu still have IDP-intriguing names at safety. Don't underrate the Steelers defense. They are a lot more stout than their modest D/ST ranking by most fantasy pundits.

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