RB Roosevelt Nix - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-11, 260Born: 3-30-1992College: Kent StateDrafted: ---

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

News you need to know

General News (Fri Sep 13): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Sep 12): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 11): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 2: vs Seattle Seahawks

All RB vs SEA

FBG says: Tough matchup. In their blowout Week 1 loss, the Steelers never had the opportunity to get their running game going. Even while the game was competitive, their runners showed little in the face of a swarming Patriots defense. James Conner and Jaylen Samuels combined for just 25 yards over their 12 carries, and both were swept out of the game plan by late-second quarter. Conner took the clear lead role, though, and he looks likely to bounce back once game script comes back the Steelers' way. He looked outstanding in the preseason, racking up 6.3 yards per rush, and he still runs behind one of football's best lines. Center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro spring big holes, both inside and out, for the relatively slow-footed Conner. Samuels serves as the change-of-pace back, and his weekly usage will always be hard to project. But he's shown, with a 4.5 average over his young career, an explosiveness that nicely complements Conner's decisive power. The Seattle run defense certainly fired out of the gates in Week 1. The Bengals' makeshift line wasn't much of a challenge, but the Seahawks impressed by holding their quick-footed backs to just 31 yards on 13 carries. With Jarran Reed suspended, the team is using a four-man rotation at tackle to keep blocks off their playmakers. It was effective Sunday, with the entire front seven swarming Joe Mixon and making big stops (seven tackles for loss as a team). Linebacker Bobby Wagner was his typical active self but may have been upstaged by a breakout game from end Quinton Jefferson (six tackles, two for loss). And, as he acclimates to his new digs, Jadeveon Clowney should add even more playmaking punch to this unit. Clowney has long been a dynamic force against the run, and he made his presence known over 48 Week 1 snap. Altogether, the team has retooled nicely after its 2018 letdown. One game isn't much of sample size, but this unit looks poised to return to its status as one of fantasy's tougher matchups.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at NE 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

Roosevelt Nix's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

Steelers | Week 2 injury report for Steelers (Fri Sep 13, 04:13 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 2. C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and CB Joe Haden (shoulder) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. FS Sean Davis (ankle), S Terrell Edmunds (gluteus), LB T.J. Watt (hip), OT Zach Banner (illness), OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) and LB Mark Barron (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Our View: Haden will be needed against DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and the Seahawks passing game. We will be watching his status.
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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Steelers (Thu Sep 12, 07:02 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), LB Mark Barron (non-injury) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 12. LB T.J. Watt (hip), S Sean Davis (ankle), S Terrell Edmunds (gluteus) and OT Zach Banner (illness) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Wednesday injury report for PIT (Wed Sep 11, 08:07 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and CB Joe Haden (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. LB T.J. Watt (hip), S Sean Davis (ankle), S Terrell Edmunds (gluteus) and OT Zach Banner (illness) were limited during practice.

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2vs Seattle Seahawks
3@ San Francisco 49ers
4vs Cincinnati Bengals
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6@ Los Angeles Chargers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Miami Dolphins
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10vs Los Angeles Rams
11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
17@ Baltimore Ravens