This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Steelers. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Ben Roethlisberger
QB2: Mason Rudolph
QB3: Devlin Hodges
QB4: Paxton Lynch
RB1: James Conner
RB2: Benny Snell Jr.
RB3: Jaylen Samuels
RB4: Trey Edmunds
RB5: Roosevelt Nix
RB6: Kerrith Whyte Jr.
WR1: JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR2: James Washington
WR3: Diontae Johnson
WR4: Ryan Switzer
WR5: Johnny Holton
WR6: Deon Cain
WR7: Amara Darboh
TE1: Vance McDonald
TE2: Nick Vannett
TE3: Zach Gentry
TE4: Kameron Canaday
K1: Chris Boswell
Madden Stream ResultsSteelers’ defense leads Pittsburgh to Madden win over Chargers — 4/1/20
Once again, a defense came up big in one of the Madden simulated games. Back in a Chargers’ jersey, Phillip Rivers ($10,200; 9.96 DKFP) struggled as the Steelers ($4,200) dominated. The defense scored a game-high 15 DKFP on three sacks and an interception, which was returned for a touchdown. Despite the loss, Mike Williams ($8,000) was the next top scorer 14.4 DKFP. He accounted for the Chargers’ only touchdown.
Steelers narrowly defeat Jets in Madden simulation — 4/3/20
Time and time again we’ve seen tight ends absolutely dominate these Madden simulations and Friday night was no exception. Vance McDonald ($5,600; 12.6 DKFP) and Ryan Griffin ($5,400; 18.0 DKFP) were both nearly unstoppable in what eventually became a 20-17 victory for Pittsburgh over New York. McDonald led his team in receiving, racking up five catches for 86 yards – twice as many as the real McDonald managed in a single game in 2019. Griffin was also a beast, as the former sixth-round pick hauled in five passes for 70 yards along with the contests’ first touchdown. Still, it was Chris Boswell ($3,800; 11.0 DKFP) who got to play hero, nailing the game-winning 50-yard field goal as time expired.
Ravens outlast Steelers in Madden simulation — 4/12/20
It wasn’t enough to get his team the win on Sunday night, but JuJu Smith-Schuster ($10,000; 23.9 DKFP) put on a show against Baltimore. Pittsburgh’s speedy WR was unstoppable – especially in the red zone – hauling in five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens’ 21-19 victory. Still, it’s not like Lamar Jackson ($11,200; 20.5 DKFP) didn’t have a few jaw-dropping moments of his own. The sophomore QB found Seth Roberts ($3,600; 9.9 DKFP) in the end zone for a second quarter passing TD, but the highlight of the game was Jackson’s 30-yard touchdown scamper. The reigning MVP lived up to the hype tonight.
Steelers best Colts in a barn-burner Madden simulation– 4/14/20
Madden sims went to 8-minute quarters on Tuesday, and it resulted in some immediate fireworks between the Steelers and Chiefs. Pittsburgh wound up victorious, 38-34, in an insane back-and-forth battle. Vance McDonald ($7,000; 45.3 DKFP) was the headliner, posting a 10-143-3 line, earning 67.95 DKFP in the captain’s slot for the winning lineups. Ben Roethlisberger ($10,800; 36.06 DKFP) threw for over 400 yards and five touchdowns, also hitting Dionte Johnson ($3,600; 18.6 DKFP) and James Washington ($5,000; 18.4 DKFP) for deep scores. Jacoby Brissett ($9,800; 32.18 DKFP) also topped 400 yards with four touchdowns. T.Y. Hilton ($10,200; 37.2 DKFP) did the most damage for Indy in the loss, finishing with 7-152-2.
Steelers defense takes down Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears– 4/20/20
In a matchup of two of the strongest defenses in Madden Streams, the Steelers DST ($5,600; 17 DKFP) forced three fumbles and had four sacks along with a DST touchdown on their way to the biggest game for a defense we’ve seen since the quarters were expanded. Despite his two fumbles, Mitchell Trubisky ($10,400; 18.96 DKFP) was still the Captain’s Pick on the winning team as he threw for 211 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding 30 yards rushing. Trey Burton ($7,000; 14.8 DKFP) and Taylor Gabriel ($6,400; 21.6 DKFP) hauled in those two scores to put together good games while James Conner ($8,800; 16.4 DKFP) stacked up 96 rushing yards along with a rushing touchdown to lead the Steelers.
Cowboys crush Steelers in Madden simulation — 4/27/20
I’m not sure if virtual Dak Prescott ($10,200; 32.3 DKFP) had been saving his best performance for a big audience, but on DraftKings Player Appreciation Night, the quarterback decided to go off. Dallas absolutely crushed Pittsburgh on Monday evening, taking the simulation by a score of 34-16. Prescott was a massive part of the proceedings, registering three passing touchdowns and an additional rushing touchdown in the victory. In fact, it was the first time Prescott had exceeded 20.0 DKFP in one of these Madden streams. Jason Witten ($5,800; 16.3 DKFP) was also reaching milestones, as he notched four catches, 63 yards and his first simulated trip to the end zone.
Broncos kick their way past Steelers in Madden simulation — 4/29/20
Despite finding the end zone just once, the Broncos managed a 22-17 victory over the Steelers. That made Brandon McManus ($3,600; 18 DKFP) the game’s top value, knocking in five field goals and an extra-point. Phillip Lindsay ($9,200; 26 DKFP) was dominant on the ground for a second consecutive sim, rushing for 127 yards and Denver’s lone touchdown — good for 39 DKFP in the Captain spot of the winning lineup. There was some good value to be had from the Steelers’ WRs as well, with James Washington ($5,600; 14.8 DKFP) and Diontae Johnson ($3,400; 16.1 DKFP) each hauling in a score.
Saints get massive plays through the air to defeat Steelers in Madden sim — 5/6/20
Drew Brees ($11,800; 27.92 DKFP) hit both Michael Thomas ($11,000; 25.1 DKFP) and Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,400; 16.5 DKFP) for 75 yard touchdowns in the sim, accounting for the majority of all of their stats. Brees finished just over the 300-yard bonus with 323 yards through the air, along with three touchdowns — the third went to Alvin Kamara ($8,800; 21.5 DKF), who also rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown. Thomas with a 4-122-1 line, which produced 37.65 DKFP in the captain spot of the winning lineup. James Washington ($6,200; 15.2 DKFP) led Pittsburgh with 4-52-1.
Steelers win tight game over Packers — 5/9/20
There wasn’t much offense in this one as the Steelers took down the Packers by a final score of 20-17. One of the only Packers’ score came from its defense ($4,200; 9.0 DKFP), which also picked up a pair of sacks and was one of the top values on the slate. The overall top fantasy producer was Juju Smith-Schuster ($9,800; 17.7 DKFP). The Steelers’ top receiver had five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Steelers edge Dolphins 16-14 in Monday simulation — 5/11/20
Minkah Fitzpatrick’s new teammates barely beat his former club as the Steelers got the 16-14 win in virtual Miami in the first game of Monday’s slate. James Conner ($8,600; 13.6 DKFP) had a big game for the Steelers running for 106 yards but failing to get into the end zone. Vance McDonald ($7,800; 11.9 DKFP) had Pittsburgh’s lone touchdown while Chris Boswell ($4,600; 11 DKFP) knocked in three FGs. McDonald’s fellow TE Mike Gesicki ($8,000; 19.5 DKFP) had a big game in the loss for Miami, piling up 106 yards and a touchdown on his six catches. Albert Wilson ($5,600; 11.5 DKFP) also caught a touchdown from Ryan Fitzpatrick ($10,400; 16.16 DKFP), but there wasn’t quite enough magic for Miami’s comeback in this contest.
Steelers defeat Panthers in Wednesday’s simulated matchup– 5/13/20
The Steelers proved to be too much for the Panthers, winning their simulated matchup, 28-17. Ben Roethlisberger ($11,000, 17.72 DKFP) led the way by throwing for 193 yards and three touchdowns to go along with an interception and a fumble lost. JuJu Smith-Schuster ($9,800, 33.8 DKFP) was the main beneficiary of Roethlisberger’s performance, catching eight passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Curtis Samuel ($6,400, 19.1 DKFP) provided some cheap value on the losing squad, catching four passes for 31 yards and two touchdowns.
Steelers use late push to defeat 49ers in Madden simulation– 5/15/20
Ben Roethlisberger ($10,800; 28.4 DKFP) hadn’t exactly been lighting the scoreboard on fire as of late. The veteran QB had failed to eclipse even the 200-yard passing mark in each of his past three simulations, and it didn’t seem like better times were on the horizon with a daunting San Francisco defense on the schedule. Well, it turned out to be Big Ben’s night, after all. The former Super Bowl Champion tossed four touchdowns and helped Pittsburgh emerge victorious by a final score of 28-24. Roethlisberger’s main targets were Vance McDonald ($6,400; 31.8 DKFP) and James Washington ($4,800; 20.1 DKFP), with the former catching 10 passes and the latter grabbing a pair of TDs.
Steelers squeak past Redskins in 27-26 win– 5/17/20
The Redskins had a chance to steal a victory from the Steelers but a missed field goal from Dustin Hopkins ($3,800) sealed the win for the road team. Ben Roethlisberger ($10,800) continued to perform well in these simulations, as he threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns, good for 27.1 DKFP. He kept his WR1 busy, as JuJu Smith-Schuster ($10,000) had seven catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. He was just shy of reaching the 3 DKFP 100-plus yard bonus, but no one will be disappointed in his 22.7 DKFP performance. On the Redskins, Paul Richardson ($7,000) continued to be a fantasy sim darling, making five receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown, good for 25.6 DKFP.
Steelers grind past Lions in Madden sim– 5/20/20
This was an ugly one that the Steelers pulled out 10-8 at home in the snow. Even with Pittsburgh coming out on top with such a low score, Kenny Golladay ($10,200; 23.4 DKFP) stole the show. Golladay accounted for the majority of Detroit’s offense with eight receptions for 92 yards, including the team’s lone touchdown. His effort was much needed at just 3.4% owned in the captain’s spot on the winning lineup, racking up 35.1 DKFP in that spot. Vance McDonald ($6,800; 17.1 DKFP) was the top performer for the Steelers, despite a fumble, catching 10 passes for 81 yards. James Washington ($5,600; 10 DKFP) scored Pittsburgh’s only touchdown, coming through as a strong value yet again. As you’d imagine with so few points, Steelers D/ST ($3,800; 14 DKFP) came though with five sacks and and turnover.
Steelers seal win over the Giants with a safety– 5/23/20
Leave it to the Giants to find an interesting way to lose a simulated football game. When they got the ball down 27-24 with just about two minutes left in the game, it looked like New York was going to have a good chance to take the lead or force overtime. Instead, Daniel Jones ($10,400; 18.88 DKFP) was sacked in the end zone, effectively ending the game. Diontae Johnson ($3,800; 28.5 DKFP) was a standout performer in the Steelers’ win. He had over 100 receiving yards and caught a pair of touchdowns to lead the game in fantasy production. He was a big reason that Ben Roethlisberger ($11,000; 30.3 DKFP) was able to throw for over 300 yards.
Steelers top the Bengals in defensive struggle– 5/26/20
From a fantasy standpoint, this was far from the most exciting Madden sim we have seen. The Steelers won by a final score of 16-10 and there wasn’t much offense to speak of. James Washington ($5,000; 13.2 DKFP) led the game in DKFP by hauling in five catches for 82 yards. The Steelers’ only touchdown came courtesy of JuJu Smith-Schuster ($9,800; 12.8 DKFP), but he still didn’t have a great fantasy game since he only had 31 receiving yards. At minimal ownership, Chris Boswell ($4,200; 10 DKFP) was a difference maker in the showdown GPP with three field goals.
Vikings shutout Steelers in Madden simulation– 5/31/20
Woof. I mean, even a bad simulated football game is better than no football at all, but this evening’s tilt between Minnesota and Pittsburgh was really pushing the validity of that philosophy. In the end, Vikings D/ST ($3,200; 14.0 DKFP) pitched a shutout and led its team to a 13-0 victory. It’s actually the fifth time in Minnesota’s past eight streams that their defense has registered at least 10.0 DKFP. Aside from that? Well, Dalvin Cook ($8,800; 13.2 DKFP) scored the game’s lone touchdown, but it wasn’t as if he was even all that effective, gaining just 42 rushing yards on 18 carries. There’s no way around it, this one was a stinker.