The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 15 Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon game.

18.5Implied Total20
22.514Points All./Gm22.313
63.215Opp. Plays/Gm64.826
4.927Off. Yards/Play5.123
5.721Def. Yards/Play5.312
43.48%19Opp. Rush %43.77%21
56.52%14Opp. Pass %56.23%12
  • The Panthers are tied for a league-best 6-1 record against the spread since firing Matt Rhule (a league-worst 1-5 ATS prior).
  • Opponents have scored on 26.1% of their drives against Carolina since Week 10, the third-lowest rate in the league.
  • The Steelers are last in the NFL in the explosive passing play (gains over 15 yards) at 9.3%.
  • The Steelers are averaging 1.4 fewer yards per passing play than their opponent, the worst differential in the league.
  • 43.5% of the Pittsburgh scoring plays have been touchdowns, the lowest rate in the league.
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Sam Darnold: Darnold has been a caretaker in the offense over his two starts with the Panthers. The Panthers have had a passing rate 15% below expectation in his two starts, with Darnold throwing just 43 total passes in those games. When tasked with throwing the ball, Darnold has completed 57.9% and 58.3% of his throws, posting 10.6 and 8.8 passing points in those games. 

Darnold is stuck as only a 2QB fantasy play. Since their Week 9 bye, the Steelers have allowed just one quarterback to finish higher than QB25.

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