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How Steelers-Titans postponement impacts fantasy football

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The Steelers and Titans will not be playing in Week 4 after the game was postponed. Here are the fantasy players who will be on an unplanned bye.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster before a week 6 NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on October 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFL announced on Thursday that the Week 4 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans will be moved to later in the 2020 regular season. The league was looking at moving the game from Sunday to Monday or Tuesday next week, but additional positive tests on Wednesday forced the league’s hand.

The Titans had three players and five non-players test positive for Covid-19 on Monday, and that was followed by another player on Tuesday and another player and a non-player on Wednesday. The Titans shut down their facility and the initial plan had been to return on Saturday. However, the growing number of positives means the facility will be shut down until they get a handle on how many positives there are in the organization. They’ll continue with daily testing until that gets sorted out.

Fantasy football is low on the priority list when it comes to these postponed games, but people will still be wondering how this impacts their fantasy roster. The NFL starts bye weeks in Week 5, but these two teams are getting an unplanned by earlier. This will shake up the schedule later in the year as well, but for now, we at least know they will not be playing in Week 4.

The most rostered Titans players include QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Derrick Henry, WRs Corey Davis and Adam Humphries, TE Jonnu Smith, and kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

The most rostered Steelers include QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB James Conner, WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, and James Washington, TE Eric Ebron, and kicker Chris Boswell.