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Eli Rogers 2016 Season Outlook

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn't expect Sammie Coates (questionable, hand) to play in Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Coates was trending towards playing, but he's on the doubtful side after Pittsburgh added WR Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad. The Steelers can afford to rest him against Miami's barely-there secondary. Eli Rogers will start if Coates is held out.
 
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With Markus Wheaton out and Sammie Coates unlikely to play, Eli Rogers and Darrius Heyward-Bey will play major offensive roles against an exploitable Dolphins secondary in Week 6. Rogers is a solid flex option in fantasy and Heyward-Bey a sneaky play if you're desperate at the position.

i?img=%2Fi%2Fcolumnists%2Fclay_mike_m.jpg&w=80&h=80&scale=cropMike Clay, ESPN Writer

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Prior to the injury, he was ahead of Coates, no?  Might be a good add for tomorrow but trying to figure out what the pecking order will be when Coates finger heals.

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15 hours ago, remark900 said:

Possible target hog in the slot for Landry Jones?

Just about to say that. Think I should grab him. I see them running heavy but I don't see Landry with skills to give it to Antonio in tight coverage or Sammie Coates down field. Short drag routes to the slot? All day

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22 hours ago, remark900 said:

Possible target hog in the slot for Landry Jones?

 

Meh Landry Jones

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Surprised no one's posted here yet. I thought he could do work with Landry earlier but afterr missing walk-thru/benched, Ben said they need him on the field and he put him to work. Even tho it was a late comeback that got him looks he didn't seem to have any drops the last 6-7 minutes and they almost scored 3 TD's. Everyone was awful before that so its hard for me to use the comeback-receptions/yardage against him.

 

i thought about adding him yestersay but the 4 games he's played-1 when Ben got hurt halfway vs Mia. 3 when they didn't have Le'veon. I think with Bell they can use 3 reciever sets more and have him out there vs. TE's with Deangelo

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I'm surprised nobody is talking about him either. 10 targets, 100 yards and really there is nobody outside of Antonio Brown who is a capable wide receiver in Pittsburgh. Heyward-Bey is injured also. Not sure if the good game by Eli was because they were in comeback mode. But I added him and will be monitoring.

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8 minutes ago, Woonga24 said:

Starting him as my WR1 because yolo

I like it! I'm all for this guy. Ben really likes him and raves about him. The way my teams are, I'd only add him in PPR figuring he's the third option behind Bell and Antonio but don't have roster spot. I just dunno what his TD upside is playing in the middle of the field. He's had good showings Week 1, last week, and half a game vs Mia with Ben hurt was pretty productive. Dunno what happens 2 and 3, I wanna say he wasn't on the field much bc they went two TE with Deangelo starting. I looked this up awhile back

 

when they almost came back last week Ben was targeting him heavy and he came up when everyone else was drop city on a lot of plays. They have really good rapport. Also slot players play with RB

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3 minutes ago, Dez Bryants Mama said:

Only on the field when Bell is off. 

 

Week 9 Pittsburgh WR offensive snap count: Brown 69, Rogers 46, Coates 45, Hamilton 18.

 

I don't even know who Hamilton is...

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I think there's going to be a disparity here between real skill value and fantasy skill and value. 

 

Big Ben loves this man. It's the main thing that got his name into my consciousness as early as Week 1. I believe in that original MNF broadcast they referred to Rogers (or said Ben referred to Rogers) as the best Slot man in Pittsburgh in a long time. 

 

Having said that: He's not that explosive. He's not that big. He plays the slot. He's not in an offense that's going to afford him consistent 8-10 targets, or at least I believe. This last point is the one I think he would need to be successful.

 

I would ballpark him as close to Cole Beasley.

 

I just don't think there's a ton of outlets for fantasy production here. He's had two Red Zone targets, both came in week 1, and one was thrown at Sammie Coates, but is listed as a target because he caught the batted pass. So I just don't see where the TDs are coming from/are going to come from. He's got 1 Right now in his NFL career and it was someone else's ball. 

 

Also keep in mind that he had 6 Targets, 3 Receptions and 81 Yards with a long of 30 and a short of 22 all in the last 5:32 of the 4th Quarter.

 

In the first 3.5 Quarters he had:

4 Targets, 3 Receptions, 22 Yards, and a long of 10. 

 

That's his actual role on the offense to me when Pittsburgh is running their traditional offensive system. Rogers will get short and intermediate routes, a low YPC, and zero TDs. If the question is "Rogers or Coates" it's Coates for me and it's a fairly large gap. I'd rather have Coates upside on any given Sunday over what I expect out of Rogers. 

 

Anyone's role and position could increase especially at age 23, but right now I see Rogers as a low upside, low-end Flex play in PPR in which I don't really feel confident about the Volume or the Role in making fantasy production. 

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Hard to say....he doesn't blaze but receptions are receptions so in any kind of ppr league and he goes 4 for 50 or 60 every week 9 points is pretty good for a waiver grab it won't win a week though...so I get the unexciting aspect of owning him....

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17 hours ago, taobball said:

I think there's going to be a disparity here between real skill value and fantasy skill and value. 

 

Big Ben loves this man. It's the main thing that got his name into my consciousness as early as Week 1. I believe in that original MNF broadcast they referred to Rogers (or said Ben referred to Rogers) as the best Slot man in Pittsburgh in a long time. 

 

Having said that: He's not that explosive. He's not that big. He plays the slot. He's not in an offense that's going to afford him consistent 8-10 targets, or at least I believe. This last point is the one I think he would need to be successful.

 

I would ballpark him as close to Cole Beasley.

 

I just don't think there's a ton of outlets for fantasy production here. He's had two Red Zone targets, both came in week 1, and one was thrown at Sammie Coates, but is listed as a target because he caught the batted pass. So I just don't see where the TDs are coming from/are going to come from. He's got 1 Right now in his NFL career and it was someone else's ball. 

 

Also keep in mind that he had 6 Targets, 3 Receptions and 81 Yards with a long of 30 and a short of 22 all in the last 5:32 of the 4th Quarter.

 

In the first 3.5 Quarters he had:

4 Targets, 3 Receptions, 22 Yards, and a long of 10. 

 

That's his actual role on the offense to me when Pittsburgh is running their traditional offensive system. Rogers will get short and intermediate routes, a low YPC, and zero TDs. If the question is "Rogers or Coates" it's Coates for me and it's a fairly large gap. I'd rather have Coates upside on any given Sunday over what I expect out of Rogers. 

 

Anyone's role and position could increase especially at age 23, but right now I see Rogers as a low upside, low-end Flex play in PPR in which I don't really feel confident about the Volume or the Role in making fantasy production. 

I don't think you can consider what he did in the first 3.5 quarters his actual role in the offense.  They came into the game with a conservative mindset to ease Roethlisberger back into things after having knee surgery and the first 3.5 quarters wasn't their traditional offense.  Now that Roethlisberger is going to be practicing in full all week they shouldn't be as conservative.  I'd think his actual role will be somewhere in between the 2 sides of that game.

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Have Coates considering dropping for Rogers. Full point PPR league. Bey and Wheaton are OUT. With double coverage and even at shadow sometimes on AB the targets have to go to somebody. Tomlinson did have a quote I'm paraphrasing saying that certain receiver should need to make big plays, not a lot of them but make them none the less. I've got to think that's a reference to Coates.

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WR snap count yesterday: Brown 72, Hamilton (who) 68, Rogers 64, Coates 2.

 

Wheaton is heading to see a specialist, meaning he's likely out for a while. Rogers has likely cemented himself as the #2 behind Brown. But he still scares me. His second TD of the season yesterday was also of the controversial variety like his first in Week 1.

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“The top 2 for me are Eli Rogers and Hunter Henry. Both were dropped because of injuries and roster constructions/bye weeks. Now both are back and playing in high powered offenses. Rogers is the WR2 for the Steelers and Henry has been used often with or without Gates in the lineup. They should be added in all formats.”


 Ken Zalis (Pressbox)

“In Week 1, Eli Rogers pulled in 6 passes for 59 yards and 1 TD, but he has been kind of banged up until recently. His last two games: 6/103/0TDs and 4/42/1TD. He easily has strong fantasy WR4-type value, if not higher, moving forward.”
 Smitty (SleeperU)

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If Rogers is available, grab him. The #2 WR in PIT is a great spot to have. AB will always draw more attention and double coverage. The TE spot is underwhelming and untrustyworthy. If people are clamoring for the GB WR3 then why not Rogers here. PIT will be letting it rip the second half of the season.

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