Description: Steelers QB Byron Leftwich broke a pair of ribs in Sunday's loss to Baltimore according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. He's doubtful for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland.
Insight: Next up on the Pittsburgh QB depth chart? Charlie Batch. Yes, that Charlie Batch. That's certainly not good for owners of Mike Wallace or Heath Miller.
11/19/2012 12:05:00 PM
Description: Byron Leftwich injured his ribs early in Sunday night's loss to Baltimore and is now a question mark for Week 12.
Insight: Leftwich obviously couldn't throw the deep ball which left the Steelers without an option when they needed to throw the "Hail Mary" in the final seconds. Pittsburgh has Charlie Batch backing up Leftwich while starter Ben Roethlisberger is sidelined for a few more weeks. They may audition a few other quarterbacks this week.
11/14/2012 7:58:00 PM
Description: Byron Leftwich will start at quarterback for the Steelers this week against the Ravens.
Insight: Leftwich completed seven of 14 passes for 73 yards Monday against the Chiefs. He's filling in for injured starter Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs). We wouldn't expect much from Leftwich on Sunday despite Baltimore's porous secondary.
9/20/2010 4:23:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Steelers have re-signed QB Byron Leftwich.
SOURCE: PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Insight: Leftwich could start Week Three with Dennis Dixon dealing with a knee injury and Charlie Batch looking awful as his replacement Sunday. The Steelers play the Buccaneers.
9/18/2010 5:49:00 PM
Description: The Steelers have released QB Byron Leftwich.
Insight: The Steelers needed a roster spot to sign DL Steve McLendon for depth after the injury to Casey Hampton, but Leftwich is expected to be re-signed once Hampton comes back.
9/16/2010 11:02:00 AM
Description: Leftwich reportedly threw some passes at Wednesday's practice and has encouraged the team with his progress in recovering from a knee injury. He could be a starting candidate come Week 3.
Insight: We'll see how Dennis Dixon looks in Week 2. If he's not bad, a switch wouldn't seem to make a ton of sense. Neither should be a starting option in most fantasy leagues. (RapidDraft.com)
9/16/2010 10:32:00 AM
Description: There is belief that Steelers QB Byron Leftwich (knee) could be ready to play by Week Three.
SOURCE: PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Insight: Dennis Dixon was okay against the Falcons, but he didn't really do anything to help the team win. If he plays vanilla this weekend against the Titans, Leftwich could get the start Week Three.
9/3/2010 12:53:00 PM
Description: Steelers QB Byron Leftwich has reportedly suffered a second-degree sprain of his left MCL.
Insight: This contradicts an earlier report that Leftwich had a torn MCL. Dennis Dixon now gets the start for Week One, but he isn't an advisable fantasy option. He will hold down the fort until Big Ben comes back, but we expect the team to play it conservative for the first four games.
9/3/2010 6:15:00 AM
Description: Profootballtalk.com has learned that Byron Leftwich sustained damage to his left MCL in Thursday's game.
SOURCE: Pro Football Talk
Insight: The severity of the damage is unknown at this point but all signs are pointing to Dennis Dixon starting the season opener and beyond.
8/22/2010 10:21:00 AM
Description: Byron Leftwich finished 3-of-6 for 95 yards and a touchdown against the Giants in Saturday's exhibition game.
Insight: Other than one 68 yard pass play, Leftwich looked very pedestrian. He may just lose the starting gig to Dennis Dixon yet. (RapidDraft.com)
8/15/2010 7:02:00 PM
Starting for the Steelers in the preseason opener against the Lions, Byron Leftwich completed 6-of-10 passes for 43 yards.
Insight: Leftwich continually held the ball too long, something that, if it continues, does not bode well for his fantasy success. He will be only an average option for owners. (RapidDraft.com)
8/8/2010 8:54:00 PM
Description: Byron Leftwich has staunchly maintained his role as the Steelers' likely Weeks 1-4 starter through one week of training camp.
Insight: That may be true, but Pittsburgh won't hesitate to pull him in favor of Dennis Dixon if he stumbles. Both of them should be avoided for fantasy purposes unless necessary. (RapidDraft.com)
6/5/2010 7:59:00 PM
Description: According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette, it has become "obvious" that Byron Leftwich will open the season as the Steelers' starting quarterback.
Insight: He should get a raise for stating what everyone already knows. Leftwich's experience trumps Dennis Dixon's athleticism. (sportsBuff.com)
5/25/2010 8:30:00 PM
Description: Byron Leftwich once again received the bulk of the first-team reps in Tuesday's practice.
Insight: There is almost no debate at this point as most folks know that Leftwich will start while Ben Roethlisberger serves his suspension. While the rest of the Steelers' skill players won't see their fantasy values rise, at least they won't plummet, either. (sportsBuff.com)
5/19/2010 3:08:00 PM
Description: Coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged Tuesday that Byron Leftwich has taken "the bulk" of first-team reps in early practices
Insight: It's only natural that the Steelers trust a guy who has actually been a legitimate starting quarterback in this league to take control while Big Ben is out. Leftwich will have moderate fantasy value. (sportsBuff.com)
5/15/2010 6:05:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Byron Leftwich is currently the favorite to begin the season as the Steelers' starting quarterback.
Insight: This move would make a lot of sense. While Dennis Dixon is probably more talented, Leftwich does have experience on his side and could hold down the fort. (sportsBuff.com)
5/3/2010 8:56:00 PM
Description: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin indicated that he won't decide on a starting quarterback for Week 1 until some time during training camp.
Insight: Some are saying Dennis Dixon will win the job, but Leftwich is still the logical choice. Keep tabs on the battle throughout training camp. (SportsBuff.com)
5/2/2010 6:55:00 PM
Description: Byron Leftwich was the starting quarterback as the Steelers opened mandatory minicamp on Friday.
Insight: Leftwich would not be a terrible fantasy option at quarterback while Big Ben serves out his suspension. He has a pretty good receiving corps to work with, a good running game and has been a starter in this league. (SportsBuff.com)
4/21/2010 8:08:00 PM
Description: Steelers signed QB Byron Leftwich to a one-year extension through 2011
Insight: With the Roethlisberger situation hanging over Pittsburgh's head, they need a reliable quarterback to lean on and they obviously think that Leftwich might be that guy. He would have decent fantasy value as their starter. (sportsBuff.com)
4/20/2010 8:18:00 PM
Description: Steelers acquired QB Byron Leftwich from the Bucs in exchange for a 2010 seventh-round pick.
Insight: Clearly, the Roethlisberger suspension has the Steelers worried and Leftwich is a decent Plan B for them while Big Ben is sitting out. Leftwich is familiar with the schemes and has more experience than Dennis Dixon and more talent than Charlie Batch. (sportsBuff.com)
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