Like the rest of the team’s offense, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool faced some tough sledding last week against the Bills. Numbers-wise, it wasn’t a game many expected from a player picked as a breakout candidate this year, but he has a chance to get back on track this week when the Steelers play their home opener against the Raiders.
Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers WR Chase Claypool
Claypool was targeted five times in the passing game last week, catching three for 45 yards. He also picked up 25 rushing yards on a reverse in that game. He did not find the end zone, something he did with some regularity last season.
A big play waiting to happen, it’s a good sign that the Steelers still had Claypool in a similar role as they did last year when he rolled up nine receiving touchdowns and two more on the ground. It’s rare to be able to start a team’s third receiver in fantasy football, but Claypool’s high upside makes him a solid receiver or Flex option in the backend of your lineup.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Chase Claypool.