James Harrison Not Expected To Play Sunday: Fantasy Implications

May 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) stretches during organized team activities at the Steelers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

James Harrison missed practice all week and isn't expected to play Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers OLB James Harrison (knee) missed his fourth straight day of practice, and the team does not expect him to be ready for Week 2 against the New York Jets, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison has been slow to recover from a knee scope surgery during the preseason.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers sorely missed Harrison Sunday Night as Peyton Manning dissected their defense with little to no pass rush (five QB hurries, two sacks), and backup Chris Carter was a non-factor with only one tackle in 46-of-59 defensive snaps. With safety Troy Polamalu also a possibility to sit out Sunday, the Jets offensive skill players are looking like more appealing fantasy plays.

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