WR Deon Cain - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-1, 210Born: 8-9-1996College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 6, pick 2018

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Week 11: at Cleveland Browns

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Steelers passing offense has not been the same offense that we have become accustomed to since Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season. Mason Rudolph who was known for his deep ball at Oklahoma State, has largely played game manager in the NFL averaging just 6.6 yards per attempt and has surpassed 250 yards just once (251 yards against Miami in Week 7). While Rudolph has been an issue, part of the problem for the Steelers has been lack of consistency amongst its wide receivers. JuJu Smith-Schuster has struggled in three of the last four weeks as he has five or fewer targets in those games and has 20 yards or less in two of those games. James Washington and Diontae Johnson are both talented players but have been up and down for most of the season and the Steelers have gotten almost nothing out of the tight end position for most of the year as Vance McDonald has been a check-down type receiver. The Browns pass defense has been a unit that for most of the season has been a middle of the road defense. They have not allowed a 300-yard passer, and have only allowed one quarterback to throw for 3 touchdowns this year. However, the problem is once you look deeper underneath the stats as while they have allowed the 7th fewest passing yards per game, they have allowed the 11th highest yards per attempt at 7.5 YPA. This is a unit that has been in a bit of turmoil for most of the season as rookie Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward both missed significant time and are just starting to play together once again and are starting to play better. The good news is this is one of the first times all season that the Browns are fully healthy as they did get Damarious Randall back from injury last week which as this defense comes together it has tremendous talent it will just be a matter of coming together to finish the season strong. As of now, until they prove it, they should be considered a league-average pass defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
7 vs HOU 32 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
9 at PIT 21 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
11 at CLE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Deon Cain's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs KC (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Deon Cain drew a 53 yard pass interference penalty on a deep shot from Brissett. Cain was contacted as he tried to elevate to secure the pass. Cain made a nice toe tapping contested catch along the sideline for 7 yards.

2019 Week 2 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Deon Cain had Adoree Jackson beaten deep for a potential 54 yard touchdown but Jackson committed a blatant pass interference penalty preventing the catch. The penalty netted the Colts 46 yards. This was Cain's only target on the game.

2019 Week 1 vs LAC (2 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)

Deon Cain made an impressive 10 yard contested catch running a comeback route against Casey Heyward. Cain made a 25 yard catch on a back shoulder throw from Brissett. Cain ended the game second in receiving yards on the team trailing only TY Hilton. With the injury to Funchess Cain could see more targets going forward.

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Latest News

Steelers | Deon Cain, Kerrith Whyte signed (Sat Nov 16, 05:21 PM) - Indianapolis Colts practice squad WR Deon Cain and Chicago Bears practice squad RB Kerrith Whyte were signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The Steelers also waived LB Jayrone Elliott and RB Tony Brooks-James.

Our View: Cain could become a good development prospect in the Steelers organization because they get the most of our their youngsters at the position. Whyte will be the latest player to attempt to breathe life into the kick return game.
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Colts | Deon Cain added to practice squad (Mon Nov 11, 05:01 PM) - Free-agent WR Deon Cain was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad Monday, Nov. 11.

Our View: Cain is a player we appreciate in dynasty formats...but he has struggled to make any sort of impact with the Colts. We'll hold out hope that he can further develop, but things look bleak for his future...regardless of his natural talent.
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Colts | Chad Kelly, Marcus Johnson promoted (Sat Nov 9, 12:45 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Chad Kelly and WR Marcus Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 9, were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. In corresponding moves, WR Deon Cain and DT Kyle Peko were waived.

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Colts | Deon Cain blanked in Week 9 (Sun Nov 3, 04:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain did not have a catch on two targets in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Footballguys Articles

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  FBG Staff - September 4
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  Matt Waldman - August 22
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  Daniel Simpkins - November 12
GPP Domination: Week 10
  Steve Buzzard - November 8
Week 10 Wide Receiver Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - November 7
Buy Low, Sell High: Week 10
  Sigmund Bloom - November 7
Fantasy Overview, Week 10
  Jeff Haseley - November 6
Roundtable Week 10
  FBG Staff - November 6
Waivers of the Future: Week 10
  Daniel Simpkins - November 5
Waivers of the Future: Week 9
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Schedule

11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
17@ Baltimore Ravens