James Harrison, Troy Polamalu Ruled Out For Week 3: Fantasy Implications

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Donnie Jones #5 of the St. Louis Rams walks off of the field in front of James Harrison #92 and Ryan Mundy #29 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing a 33 yard field goal during the Christmas Eve game on December 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

James Harrison and Troy Polamalu have been ruled out for Week 3. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers OLB James Harrison (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) have been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, reports Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison is still slow recovering from offseason knee surgery, while Polamalu has been out with an undisclosed calf injury. Both players were inactive in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers are being cautious with their injured players this week, using the early Week 4 bye week to get veterans an extra week off, so both these guys should be ready to go again in Week 5. For PIT D/ST owners, Oakland's offense has had a horrendous start, so don't worry about this defense missing its two biggest playmakers for now.

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