Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart 2019 Steelers Depth Chart

8-5, 2nd AFC North

vs BUF

1:20 am GMT, 12/16

The Steelers have been going through various changes over the last few seasons, and the three b's era is dead. Antonio Brown is now in Oakland, and well, Le'Veon Bell checked out a while ago. Pittsburgh comes into the new year with James Conner back in a full role, and some new names looking to jump ahead in the WR2 spot. JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the full-time WR1, and has shown the immense upside already. The Steelers defense is on the younger side, but have a lot of talent that we will be watching out for this year. Devin Bush and Justin Layne are two rookies, but Bush will be the one that steps into more snaps right away.

Offense Depth Chart

Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tevin Jones T. Jones (4)
69
#161 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
65
#250 WR
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson (9)
68
#277 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Kevin Rader K. Rader (4)
68
#132 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tevin Jones T. Jones (4)
69
#161 WR
Tight End TE
Kevin Rader K. Rader (4)
68
#132 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
65
#250 WR
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson (9)
68
#277 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 ILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Kameron Kelly K. Kelly (2)
66
#70 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
74
#42 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Robert Spillane R. Spillane (3)
67
#19 ILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
72
#79 OLB
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi (2)
69
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield (2)
71
#52 SS
Free Safety FS
Kameron Kelly K. Kelly (2)
66
#70 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
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
Position 1 2 3 4
Defensive Tackle DT Cameron Heyward C. Heyward Isaiah Buggs I. Buggs
Nose Tackle NT Javon Hargrave J. Hargrave Daniel McCullers D. McCullers
Defensive End DE Tyson Alualu T. Alualu
L Outside Linebacker LOLB TJ Watt T. Watt Anthony Chickillo A. Chickillo
L Inside Linebacker LILB Devin Bush D. Bush Mark Barron M. Barron
R Inside Linebacker RILB Vince Williams V. Williams Tyler Matakevich T. Matakevich Robert Spillane R. Spillane
R Outside Linebacker ROLB Bud Dupree B. Dupree Olasunkanmi Adeniyi O. Adeniyi Tuzar Skipper T. Skipper
Left Cornerback LCB Joe Haden J. Haden Justin Layne J. Layne
Strong Safety SS Terrell Edmunds T. Edmunds Jordan Dangerfield J. Dangerfield
Free Safety FS Minkah Fitzpatrick M. Fitzpatrick Kameron Kelly K. Kelly
Right Cornerback RCB Steven Nelson S. Nelson Artie Burns A. Burns

Offense Depth Chart Stats

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
84
RB 1 36.5 1 RB 1 36.5 1 33 30 242 8.1 26 2 102 390 25 4 3.8 48.8
Jaylen Samuels J. Samuels
65
RB 2 26.5 1 RB 2 26.5 1 48 41 252 6.1 18 1 61 169 13 1 2.8 15.4
Benny Snell Jr. B. Snell Jr.
76
RB 3 13.5 1 RB 3 13.5 1 4 3 23 7.7 14 0 81 320 23 1 4 32
Kerrith Whyte Jr. K. Whyte Jr.
77
RB 4 8 0 RB 4 8 0 1 1 9 9 9 0 14 94 21 0 6.7 31.3
Trey Edmunds T. Edmunds
60
RB 5 11.6 0 RB 5 11.6 0 7 6 48 8 11 0 22 92 45 0 4.2 11.5
Roosevelt Nix R. Nix
79
RB 6 11.7 0 RB 6 11.7 0 3 2 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darrin Hall D. Hall
77
RB 6 RB 6
Ralph Webb R. Webb
66
RB 7 RB 7
Travon McMillian T. McMillian
73
RB 9 RB 9
Rushel Shell III R. S. III
64
RB 10 RB 10
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
James Washington J. Washington
74
LWR 1 42.1 58 34 611 60 18 79 3 0 0 0 0 0
Diontae Johnson D. Johnson
71
RWR 2 40.6 69 42 483 60 11.5 45 4 4 41 0 10.2 3.2
Deon Cain D. Cain
65
SWR 3 27.7 17 7 114 40 16.3 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tevin Jones T. Jones
69
LWR 4 29.8 8 4 61 50 15.2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Holton J. Holton
62
RWR 5 20.5 13 1 22 10 22 18 0 1 9 0 9 0.8
JuJu Smith-Schuster J. Smith-Schuster
89
SWR 6 49.2 61 38 524 60 13.8 76 3 0 0 0 0 0
Amara Darboh A. Darboh
73
LWR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Switzer R. Switzer
76
RWR 8 9 11 8 27 70 3.4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson
68
SWR 9
TEs
Player Rating
Nick Vannett N. Vannett
77
Zach Gentry Z. Gentry
73
Vance McDonald V. McDonald
84
Kevin Rader K. Rader
68
Christian Scotland-Williamson C. Scotland-Williamson
69
Trevor Wood T. Wood
76
Micky Crum M. Crum N/A
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Nick Vannett N. Vannett
77
TE 1 30.7 15 11 108 70 9.8 17 0
Zach Gentry Z. Gentry
73
TE 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vance McDonald V. McDonald
84
TE 3 49.5 47 33 245 70 7.4 22 3
Kevin Rader K. Rader
68
TE 4
Christian Scotland-Williamson C. Scotland-Williamson
69
TE 5
Trevor Wood T. Wood
76
TE 6
Micky Crum M. Crum
TE 7

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
85
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Pittsburgh Steelers
85
15.1 252.6 170.4 82.2 48 15 18
Special Teams Rating
Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Pittsburgh Steelers
0
0 1 0 0 1 1
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
80
K 1 103 26 92.9 51 25 1 10 7 7 1
Matthew Wright M. Wright
73
K 3
Punters Rating
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
Ian Berryman I. Berryman
71
Jordan Berry J. Berry
76
Punters Rating Depth Position
AJ Hughes A. Hughes
68
P 2
Ian Berryman I. Berryman
71
P 2
Jordan Berry J. Berry
76
P 3

Last Week's Steelers Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
James Washington J. Washington
74
WR 1 43 4 4 33 100 8.2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diontae Johnson D. Johnson
71
WR 2 42 8 6 60 80 10 18 1 1 16 0 16 16
Tevin Jones T. Jones
69
WR 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Holton J. Holton
62
WR 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deon Cain D. Cain
65
WR 5 15 1 1 22 100 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Steelers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 14: 12/8/19 at ARI 23-17 W Devlin Hodges (QB), Jaylen Samuels (RB), Deon Cain (WR1), James Washington (WR2), Diontae Johnson (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), David DeCastro (G), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), Maurkice Pouncey (C), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 13: 12/1/19 vs CLE 20-13 W Devlin Hodges (QB), Jaylen Samuels (RB), Diontae Johnson (WR1), James Washington (WR2), Deon Cain (WR3), Vance McDonald (TE), BJ Finney (C), Ramon Foster (G), Matt Feiler (OT), David DeCastro (G), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 12: 11/24/19 at CIN 16-10 W Mason Rudolph (QB), Johnny Holton (WR1), Vance McDonald (TE), Ramon Foster (G), BJ Finney (C), Zach Banner (OT), Matt Feiler (OT), Alejandro Villanueva (OT)
Week 11: 11/15/19 at CLE 7-21 L Mason Rudolph (QB), James Conner (RB), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR1), Diontae Johnson (WR2), Vance McDonald (TE), Matt Feiler (OT), David DeCastro (G), Ramon Foster (G), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Maurkice Pouncey (C)

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

How Does The Receiving Core Shakeup?

The departure of Antonio Brown is going to create a big hole in the offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster will slide into the number one role, and that is a role he can thrive in. We saw him really put up numbers the last few seasons and he has the ability to continue. The WR2 spot is going to be freed up as well, and there were a few options heading into the season. Donte Moncrief is the front runner at the moment, but James Washington is making a case for some more snaps in his second year. Washington was a successful college player, but was buried on the depth chart in his rookie season. Diontae Johnson is a rookie that will occasionally get snaps, but isn't quite in the mix just yet. Look for Moncrief to get going if healthy, and durability has always been his struggles.

Can This Defense Take A Step Forward?

Pittsburgh's defense struggled at times last season, and this wasn't always the case over the last few decades. They are someone of a rebuilding defense, but have a lot of youthful talent. They added that a few pieces throughout the draft, and the big name was Devin Bush. He will jump into some snaps at linebacker, alongside TJ Watt and Bud Dupree. Stephon Tuitt and Cameron Hayward should provide a good front three that can get to the quarterback. The secondary is where we have some questions, and Joe Haden going down early in camp is something to watch out for. This group has potential to get going, and a lot will rely on how good the secondary can be. However, the front seven is very above average and could help out.

Can Vance McDonald Fill A Full Time Role?

Vance McDonald saw 72 targets last season, and caught 50 balls for 610 yards and four scores. There is a lot of hype around McDonald because Brown is gone, and the other tight end from last year is as well. Jesse James sucked up some snaps and targets from McDonald. Overall this is a year where McDonald should see a bump in targets, but let's not get crazy. He has some connection with Ben Roethlisberger which bodes well for the both of them, and a moderate upgrade in last year's numbers is to be expected, but a ceiling year would be a bit of a stretch. There are still plenty of other options that will be getting targets. 80-90 targets is in his range of outcomes, and I would be surprised to see anything more.