Summer Snapshot: Pittsburgh Steelers

Summer is here, and the NFL preseason games will be underway before you know it. As teams train and hold camps, let’s analyze what fantasy owners should be looking for in the next few months. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FantasySnapshot

What’s new? Well, from a fantasy perspective, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been pretty quiet since their disappointing 8-8 campaign concluded, and remember, the team won six of its final eight, sending fans into the offseason thinking positively. The draft centered on the defense while adding youth and speed; the Steelers' defense used to be a fantasy asset but finished nowhere near the top 10 for the 2013 season. The Steelers brought in some veteran helpers on offense who don’t figure to put up relevant fantasy numbers -- LeGarrette Blount, Lance Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey -- or harm what the incumbent top fellows achieve. The Steelers clearly believe that what they’ve got on offense will be good enough, especially with recovering center Maurkice Pouncey healthy again. It’s tough to argue.

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