After a convincing win against the Oakland Raiders and a very favorable upcoming matchup against the Buffalo Bills, just about every major Steelers fantasy football player looks great for the upcoming week. Let's look at ESPN's rankings update to see how each player is doing.
Ben Roethlisberger (No. 7 among quarterbacks): Roethlisberger didn't play particularly well against the New England Patriots the week before that, but he put up big fantasy numbers anyway, and he had a great game against the Raiders. He has six touchdowns and one pick in the two games behind, and is facing a bad defense this week.
Rashard Mendenhall (No. 9 among running backs): Mendenhall hasn't had a 100-yard running game since Roethlisberger returned from suspension (although he came close against Cincinnati). But the Bills' rushing defense is the worst in the league, so you can expect Mendenhall to have a bunch of fun on Sunday.
Mike Wallace (No. 6 among wide receivers): Wallace is an emerging star, has had three straight 100-yard games, and has a quarterback who appears to be hitting his stride. Yes, please!
Hines Ward (No. 45 among wide receivers): Ward and Wallace are heading in opposite directions, and Ward hasn't had more than 28 yards receiving since the Dolphins game over a month ago. Still, he isn't a bad start this week, as the Bills game gives him a good opportunity to get back on track.
Heath Miller (No. 21 among tight ends): Miller has proven to be a consistent but uninspiring option in very deep leagues, but that's about it.
Shaun Suisham (No ranking among kickers): Suisham made his extra points in his Steelers debut, but didn't attempt any field goals. As with last week, you can find more certainty in other kicking options.
Defense (No. 1): The Bills put up 49 points last week against the Bengals, but they still have a below-average offense overall. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick might put up some decent yards totals if the Steelers jump out to an early lead, but he also has four two-interception games this year.