The Pittsburgh Steelers host the San Diego Chargers in Week 14. Both teams are headed in opposite directions--the Steelers are gunning for a playoff spot, while the Chargers are just licking wounds and firing head coaches. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup for this final game, we've got game-by-game player projections courtesy of numberFire.
San Diego Chargers
With Norv Turner a lame duck, it's hard to tell what Philip Rivers will do down the stretch. He has the talent to play like a QB1 in fantasy, but this season has played like waiver-wire fodder. He'll get a lot of help from Danario Alexander, who has been a revelation after getting signed off the street in October.
It's probably time to write off Ryan Mathews as a bust. Maybe a new coaching regime fixes him, but he can't be trusted in the fantasy playoffs. Look for more reliable options.
Ben Roethlisberger is back, and his presence boosts the fantasy potential off the entire offense after Charlie Batch held it hostage for two weeks. Antonio Brown is 100% back from his ankle sprain and should produce just fine. Mike Wallace and Heath Miller should benefit as well. Even Jonathan Dwyer may have a nice day, despite being an underwhelming back who only got the starting job by default. He's a risky fantasy option down the stretch.
Overall, this team will live and die by Big Ben. If he's able to come back, slot the Steelers' offensive players in your lineup as you normally would.