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TE Matt Spaeth - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-7, 260Born: 11-24-1983College: MinnesotaDrafted: Round 3

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 19): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 18): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 17): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 16: vs Kansas City Chiefs

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. This game has profound playoff implications for both teams - look for a hard-fought contest. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 340 or more passing yards in five of his last six starts, and bombed Atlanta for 27/35 for 360 yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions (with one sack taken for -7 yards) most recently. He, Antonio Brown, and Le'Veon Bell are automatic starters here in Week 16, while Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Heath Miller should all be considered seriously as well. There are a lot of balls and lots of yardage to go around on the Steelers' offense right now. The Kansas City pass D is currently second in the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed per game (199.2 net yards allowed on average), but they've given out 21 passing scores vs. a league-worst four interceptions generated this year. Though the Chiefs do have 38 sacks (tied for sixth in the NFL), they generally pile up big sack numbers at home in thunderous Arrowhead Stadium, rather than on the road. Pittsburgh is currently 17th in the NFL with 32 sacks allowed. Derek Carr was sacked four times for -20 yards at Arrowhead last week (27/56 for 202 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown), while Drew Stanton was sacked twice at University of Phoenix Stadium (for -14 yards) on his way to 15/30 for 225 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown. Roethlisberger has a tougher-than-usual pass coverage on the way, but he shouldn't throw a gaggle of interceptions against this surprisingly not-ball-hawking secondary.

Recent Stats and Projections

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13 vs NO 0 0 0 0
14 at CIN 2 13 0 0
15 at ATL 0 0 0 0
16 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

The 6'7" tight end, used primarily for run blocking, was the recipient of two early Ben Roethlisberger passes; Spaeth finished the day with two catches for 13 yards. He is not a viable fantasy option in any format.

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Steelers | Week 16 Inactives (Sun Dec 21, 11:49 AM) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, DL Clifton Geathers, CB Ike Taylor, WR Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones, TE Matt Spaeth, SS Troy Polamalu inactive for Week 16.

Steelers | Friday injury report (Fri Dec 19, 02:46 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) and SS Troy Polamalu (knee) are listed as doubtful for Week 16. TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) is listed as questionable, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) are listed as probable. Polamalu did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Spaeth and Taylor were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 18, 06:06 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) was limited, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) practiced in full.

Steelers | Wednesday practice report (Wed Dec 17, 04:59 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay (non-injury), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (groin), SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) were limited during practice, while OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB James Harrison (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Matt Spaeth suffers injury (Sun Dec 14, 03:14 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 15 but is considered probable to return.

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