Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2018 Steelers Depth Chart

9-6, 2nd AFC North

vs CIN

6:00 pm GMT, 12/30

The big talking point was Le’Veon Bell, but when the dust settled and we finally knew he wasn’t playing for Pittsburgh this year, James Conner was their RB1 for now and likely the future. Conner produced at an above average rate, and has earned that top running back spot. Things have been pretty straight forward for the Steelers as Ben Roethlisberger was going to always be their starting quarterback, and Antonio Brown was always going to be their top wide receiver. JuJu Smith-Schuster was due for a bigger role after a stellar rookie season, and he did not disappoint as the WR2 in Pittsburgh’s system. They have James Washington in the wings as a WR3. The biggest area of competition was Vance McDonald and Jesse James at tight end. McDonald is listed as the top tight end on the board, and was more involved in the offense throughout the season. This core will likely remain the same heading into next season, as Pittsburgh generally always keeps the same core. Unless we see a very surprising shakeup, the depth chart will be consistent again.

Offense Depth Chart

Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
73
#61 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
83
#29 CB
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
73
#61 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
83
#29 CB
Free Safety FS
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

QBs
Player Rating
Ben Roethlisberger B. Roethlisberger
90
Mason Rudolph M. Rudolph
67
Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs
68
Brogan Roback B. Roback
69
Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler
64
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Ben Roethlisberger B. Roethlisberger
90
QB 1 16 24 675 452 67 5129 7.6 16 31 98 6.1 3
Mason Rudolph M. Rudolph
67
QB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joshua Dobbs J. Dobbs
68
QB 3 5 0 12 6 50 43 3.6 1 4 11 2.2 0
Brogan Roback B. Roback
69
QB 4
Nick Schuessler N. Schuessler
64
QB 5
RBs
Player Rating
James Conner J. Conner
71
Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels
65
Stevan Ridley S. Ridley
65
Roosevelt Nix R. Nix
70
Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds
60
James Summers J. Summers
65
Malik Williams M. Williams
69
Rushel Shell III R. S. III
64
Jarvion Franklin J. Franklin
65
Fitzgerald Toussaint F. Toussaint
67
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
James Conner J. Conner
71
RB 2 55.5 2 RB 2 55.5 2 71 55 497 9 29 1 215 973 30 12 4.5 74.8
Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels
65
RB 3 16.1 0 RB 3 16.1 0 29 26 199 7.7 23 3 56 256 25 0 4.6 18.3
Stevan Ridley S. Ridley
65
RB 4 6.1 2 RB 4 6.1 2 4 3 18 6 10 0 29 80 12 1 2.8 8
Roosevelt Nix R. Nix
70
FB 5 6.9 0 FB 5 6.9 0 6 4 38 9.5 19 0 1 4 4 0 4 0.2
Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds
60
RB 6 0 0 RB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Summers J. Summers
65
RB 7 RB 7
Malik Williams M. Williams
69
RB 8 RB 8
Rushel Shell III R. S. III
64
RB 9 RB 9
Jarvion Franklin J. Franklin
65
RB 10 RB 10
Fitzgerald Toussaint F. Toussaint
67
RB 28 RB 28
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Antonio Brown A. Brown
99
LWR 1 66.6 168 104 1297 60 12.5 78 15 0 0 0 0 0
JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster
78
RWR 2 60 166 111 1426 70 12.8 97 7 1 13 0 13 0.8
James Washington J. Washington
76
WR 3 37.6 38 16 217 40 13.6 47 1 0 0 0 0 0
Eli Rogers E. Rogers
75
WR 4 36.3 14 12 79 90 6.6 17 0 1 -4 0 -4 -1.3
Justin Hunter J. Hunter
72
LWR 5 24.6 13 3 21 20 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darrius Heyward-Bey D. Heyward-Bey
74
RWR 6 5.5 2 1 9 50 9 9 0 1 -7 0 -7 -0.5
Ryan Switzer R. Switzer
76
LWR 7 18.8 44 36 253 80 7 24 1 6 21 0 3.5 1.3
Marcus Tucker M. Tucker
62
WR 8
Ka'raun White K. White
66
WR 11
Diontae Spencer D. Spencer
WR 11
Justin Thomas J. Thomas
65
WR 53
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Vance McDonald V. McDonald
77
TE 1 37.6 73 50 610 70 12.2 75 4
Jesse James J. James
76
TE 2 35.2 39 30 423 80 14.1 51 2
Xavier Grimble X. Grimble
71
TE 4 10.9 8 6 86 80 14.3 23 0
Ryan Malleck R. Malleck
67
TE 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jake McGee J. McGee
63
TE 6
Kevin Rader K. Rader
68
TE 7

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
92
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Pittsburgh Steelers
92
22.5 327.2 231.1 96.1 52 7 8
Special Teams Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
91
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Pittsburgh Steelers
91
0 0 1 0 0 0
Defensive Line Rating
Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave
81
Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt
85
Cameron Heyward C. Heyward
86
Leterrius Walton L. Walton
68
Daniel McCullers D. McCullers
70
Tyson Alualu T. Alualu
75
Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy
67
Parker Cothren P. Cothren
65
Casey Sayles C. Sayles
68
Darnell Leslie D. Leslie
65
Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore
68
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave
81
NT 1 28.4 49 7.5 0 0 0
Stephon Tuitt S. Tuitt
85
RDE 1 49.4 45 9 0 0 0
Cameron Heyward C. Heyward
86
LDE 1 52.6 51 11 1 0 0
Leterrius Walton L. Walton
68
LDE 2 13 2 0 0 0 0
Daniel McCullers D. McCullers
70
NT 2 7.4 5 1 0 0 0
Tyson Alualu T. Alualu
75
RDE 2 20.9 22 1.5 0 0 0
Conor Sheehy C. Sheehy
67
DL 7
Parker Cothren P. Cothren
65
DL 8
Casey Sayles C. Sayles
68
DL 9
Darnell Leslie D. Leslie
65
DL 10
Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore
68
DL 11
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Bud Dupree B. Dupree
73
LOLB 1 54.3 42 10.5 1 1 1
Jon Bostic J. Bostic
72
LILB 1 35.1 73 7.5 0 0 0
TJ Watt T. Watt
79
ROLB 1 56.4 68 17 6 0 0
Vince Williams V. Williams
79
RILB 1 53.2 76 8 0 1 1
Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo
64
ROLB 2 18.4 24 5.5 0 0 0
LJ Fort L. Fort
68
LILB 2 20.4 48 3 0 0 1
Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich
62
RILB 2 3.4 16 0 0 0 0
Keith Kelsey K. Kelsey
67
RILB 3
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi
69
LILB 3 10 1 0.5 0 0 0
Ryan Shazier R. Shazier
87
LB 10
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Joe Haden J. Haden
83
LCB 1 62.3 63 2.5 1 2 0
Sean Davis S. Davis
75
FS 1 65.2 80 0 1 1 0
Mike Hilton M. Hilton
79
NB 1 39.5 57 7 0 1 0
Coty Sensabaugh C. Sensabaugh
69
RCB 1 49.9 45 1 0 0 0
Morgan Burnett M. Burnett
86
SS 1 35.5 30 2 0 0 0
Artie Burns A. Burns
83
RCB 2 19.3 22 1 1 0 0
Marcus Allen M. Allen
68
FS 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds
72
SS 2 60.2 78 1 0 1 0
Cameron Sutton C. Sutton
71
RCB 3 16.1 22 0 1 1 0
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield
71
SS 3 4.8 7 0 0 0 0
Brian Allen B. Allen
64
FS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Marcelis Branch M. Branch
69
DB 12
Trey Johnson T. Johnson
67
DB 13
Malik Golden M. Golden
69
DB 14
Nat Berhe N. Berhe
66
DB 15 8 3 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Chris Boswell C. Boswell
81
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Chris Boswell C. Boswell
81
PK 1 82 13 65 50 43 0 3 4 5 1
Punters Rating
Jordan Berry J. Berry
78
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
Punters Rating Depth Position
Jordan Berry J. Berry
78
P 1
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
P 2

Last Week's Steelers Starting Lineup

2018 Steelers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs CIN 16-13 W Ben Roethlisberger (QB), James Conner (RB), Eli Rogers (WR1), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR2), James Washington (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), Ramon Foster (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C), David DeCastro (G), Matt Feiler (G), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 16: 12/23/18 at NO 28-31 L Ben Roethlisberger (QB), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR1), Antonio Brown (WR2), Eli Rogers (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), David DeCastro (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (G)
Week 15: 12/16/18 vs NE 17-10 W Ben Roethlisberger (QB), Antonio Brown (WR1), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR2), Eli Rogers (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), David DeCastro (G), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Ramon Foster (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C), Matt Feiler (G)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at OAK 21-24 L Ben Roethlisberger (QB), Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR1), Antonio Brown (WR2), Jesse James (TE), Matt Feiler (OT), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Ramon Foster (G), David DeCastro (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C)
Week 13: 12/3/18 vs LAC 30-33 L Ben Roethlisberger (QB), James Conner (RB), Antonio Brown (WR1), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR2), Vance McDonald (TE), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), David DeCastro (G), Matt Feiler (OT), Ramon Foster (G), Maurkice Pouncey (C)

Preseason Analysis: Steelers Want to Send Ben Off with Another Ring

Pittsburgh made a move to the future, drafting Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State. Rudolph was in a pass-happy program, and will take a backup role to Ben Roethlisburger this season and maybe the next few depending on his retirement. Rudolph could be a guy Pittsburgh goes to for the future, and that is certainly not a bad thing by any means. After going back and forth with Martavis Bryant last season, and the emergence of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Bryant is gone leaving the door up for him to be a clear cut number two in a very good offense. Of course Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are still the top options on this team, but this has been a top offense for a number of years. James Washington is an interesting name to keep an eye on, drafted out of Oklahoma State as well. We could be looking at a pairing of the future if Pittsburgh decides to stick with it. James Conner out of Pittsburgh is more than just a good story, he is some safety if Bell holds out, or has another significant injury. He would be leaned on as a full time back if that was every the case.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have many questions heading into the 2018 season, but one thing in the Steel City remains the same, the Steelers will only go as far as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger takes them. The offensive firepower is there and so are plenty of players with playoff experience. However, with Roethlisberger obviously in the twilight of his career, 2018 may be Big Ben’s final season and you know he would like nothing else than to walk away from the game as a Super Bowl champion. At 36-years-old, Roethlisberger will once again have the great talents of Le’Veon Bell at running back along with star wideouts Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, but 2018 seems to be shaping up as a “Super Bowl or bust” type year for this Pittsburgh crew, who may be on the cusp of imploding if the season starts badly. The first possible problem is Le’Veon Bell. Bell, who will play the 2018-19 season under the franchise tag recently turned down a long-term deal reportedly worth $70 million to stay in Pittsburgh. Second is which Big Ben will Steelers fans see on the field to start the season? Roethlisberger has been very vocal about all of the problems with the Steelers and when things start to slide south, he has a tendency to talk about how he is ready to retire and walk away from the game at any given moment.

The last time Roethlisberger and the Steelers suited up for a game was back on January 14, 2018 when they were trampled by the Jacksonville Jaguars 45-42. The final score may have been only a 3-point difference, but fans watching that game know that the Jags dominated from start to finish. And let’s be honest, Roethlisberger has had an incredible career, however, the Steelers don’t really have a QB on the staff that can step right in and play at the level that Big Ben has for over a decade. The Steelers are hoping they may have drafted the heir apparent for Roethlisberger in Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph. Rudolph is 6’5” and has a cannon for an arm. He also put up monstrous numbers in college, throwing for over 13,000 yards and 94 touchdowns in his four-year career.

The Steelers also selected Rudolph’s teammate, wideout James Washington, who has the potential to get some serious starting time this season as a possible No. 3 option on offense. The Steelers really are a coin flip type team heading into this season. As one of the top ten teams listed as the 2019 Super Bowl favorites, the potential to win their 7th championship in team history is definitely there. However, a bad start may lead to inner turmoil that can tear this team apart. It has happened before. Fans of the Steelers all across the globe are hoping for the best and feeling positive about the team's chances in 2018. After all, Pittsburgh finished 13-3 overall last season, had an incredible 7-1 record on the road and went a perfect 6-0 against division rivals.