The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 12 matchup between the Bengals and Steelers.

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-1.0 Spread1.0
17.75 Implied Total16.75
19.57Points All./Gm22.621
68.331Opp. Plays/Gm62.813
4.728Off. Yards/Play4.825
5.424Def. Yards/Play6.131
42.46%16Opp. Rush %43.63%18
57.54%17Opp. Pass %56.37%15

  • The Steelers have scored a touchdown on 12.2% of their drives, ahead of only the Giants (10.7%) and Jets (7.6%).
  • The Steelers have led for 21.6% of their offensive snaps, 27th in the league.
  • 29.6% of the Pittsburgh drives have gone three plays and then a punt, 31st in the league.
  • 28.2% of the Cincinnati drives have been three plays and then a punt, 30th in the league.
  • Pittsburgh has 32 fewer passing plays of 15 or more yards than their opponent, the worst differential in the league.
  • Cincinnati is 31st in the league in the same category (-28).
  • Pittsburgh has turned the ball over on a league-low 6.1% of their possessions.
  • Cincinnati has turned the ball over on 7.3% of their drives, second in the league.

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Kenny Pickett: Pickett will have all eyes on him now. After the team fired Matt Canada, Pickett is next in the firing line if this offense does not improve.

Over the past four weeks, Pickett has completed 59.8% of his passes (28th) for a league-low 4.8 yards per pass attempt.

The best thing to say about Pickett is that he has not thrown an interception since Week 4.

He has six passing touchdowns this season, the same number as Zach Wilson and one fewer than Jimmy Garoppolo.

For fantasy, Pickett has yet to log a QB1 scoring week. In a week with no byes, he is a clear QB2.

We will see if the coordinator change makes a difference.

The Bengals do not pose a major threat on paper, but Pickett has given us no reason to elevate him as a potential streamer in 1QB formats.

Cincinnati is allowing 8.1 yards per pass attempt (31st) and a league-high 12.9 yards per completion.

In his lone start against the Bengals as a rookie, Pickett was 25-of-42 for 265 yards with a touchdown.

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