Should see added opportunities
With Diontae Johnson expected to miss time with a hamstring injury, Austin is on track to see increased opportunities in the Steelers' passing game, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
It remains to be seen how long Johnson will be sidelined, but he's not expected to play Monday night against the Browns, at a minimum. In that context, Austin has a chance to yield fantasy utility in deeper formats, while seeing an increased profile in a WR corps that also includes George Pickens and Allen Robinson. In the Steelers' Week 1 loss to the 49ers, Austin logged 35 snaps (Johnson saw 27 snaps prior to being injured) en route to catching all six of his targets for 37 yards.
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Robinson secured one of two targets for eight yards during the Steelers' 30-6 loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Freiermuth is scheduled to get imaging on his hamstring Monday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Pickett, who is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left knee Monday, is not believed to have suffered a season-ending injury in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Pickett is slated to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the left knee injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Texans, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Pickens caught three of seven targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Texans.
Warren carried the ball eight times for 29 yards and caught all six of his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Texans.
Harris carried the ball 14 times for 71 yards and caught one of two targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Texans.
Trubisky completed three of five passes for 18 yards after replacing Kenny Pickett (knee) in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Texans.
Pickett won't return to Sunday's game against the Texans after suffering a left knee injury.
Freiermuth won't return to Sunday's game against the Texans due to a hamstring injury, Burt Lauten of Steelers.com reports.