PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Jerricho Cotchery #82 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jerricho Cotchery missed practice Monday with a sore back. We break down the fantasy implications.
Jerricho Cotchery missed Pittsburgh Steelers' practice Monday with a sore back, according to the team's official site. Cotchery has been otherwise healthy throughout training camp and preseason, and his long-term status does not appear to be in any serious jeopardy. There is no word yet whether he will play in the Steelers' final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.
Analysis: With Mike Wallace set to rejoin the team at any moment, Cotchery will soon be relegated back down the Steelers' No. 4 receiving slot. Unless injury befalls Wallace, Antonio Brown or Emmanuel Sanders, Cotchery doesn't figure to have much fantasy value this season. Even then, the veteran is severely limited in terms of upside. Cotchery had just 16 catches for 237 yards and two touchdowns in 2011, his first season with the Steelers.