James Harrison, Troy Polamalu Will Not Play In Week 3: Fantasy Implications

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks off the field after a time out against the New York Jets during the game on September 16, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Jets 27-10. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

James Harrison and Troy Polamalu are expected to miss Sunday's game against the Raiders. We break down the fantasy implications.

PIttsburgh Steelers OLB James Harrison (knee) and S Troy Polamalu (calf) will be out in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders, reports Gerry Dulac of the Sporting News. Both players sat out against the New York Jets in Week 2, and the Steelers will be giving them an extra week off with their bye coming in Week 4. Ryan Mundy will start in Polamalu's place again, with Chris Carter and Jason Worilds splitting snaps in Harrison's spot.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers didn't need much help shutting down the Jets last week, and will be facing another weak offense in Oakland, so D/ST owners need not panic. Harrison's status is more worrisome, having yet to make his season debut after a slow rehab from knee surgery, but expect Polamalu to be back fresh after the bye week.

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