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Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  12/23/1992
Age:  29
Height  5'10"
Weight:   180
College:  Louisville
Drafted:  2015 | Undrafted
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Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR


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Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

The Steelers cut Eli Rogers.

This is a bit of a surprise, but the Steelers are going with Ryan Switzer in the slot over Rogers. The veteran was unlikely to have a role that led to fantasy value anyway, so we'll see if he can land elsewhere before the season.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

The Steelers are re-signing Eli Rogers to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

With Antonio Brown now in Oakland, Rogers could have a legitimate shot to be a starting wide receiver in the slot for Pittsburgh—Ben Roethlisberger is a fan of Rogers and trusts him, particularly in the slot. The Steelers also signed Donte Moncrief last night, and the two of them will compete along with 2018 second-round pick James Washington and Ryan Switzer for targets behind No. 1 JuJu Smith-Schuster. Pittsburgh's receiving corps will be one of the most interesting positions to track leading up to this season, but we expect it'll be Smith-Schuster, Washington, and either Moncrief or Rogers leading the way.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught seven passes for 57 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

He also rushed once for a loss of four yards. Rogers provided a boost to Pittsburgh's offense since making his season debut in December, but he will only have fantasy value to start 2019 if a surprising trade of Antonio Brown happens to make JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, and Rogers the starting trio.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches one pass in Week 16.

Rodgers gained two yards on his lone reception against New Orleans. He also caught a two-point conversion. Rogers is a good real-life contributor but not an advisable fantasy option right now.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught four passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win over New England.

Rogers made his season debut in his first appearance since the 2017 playoffs due to a knee injury, so it was good to see him get a great ovation from the Pittsburgh crowd on his first grab. The Steelers look like they might be rotating quite a bit behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, so Rogers won't be a recommended fantasy option next week in New Orleans, especially after James Washington had his best game of the year against the Patriots.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers has been activated from injured reserve, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rogers injured his knee last year in the playoffs, but he has worked his way back for Pittsburgh. While the veteran has a chance to eventually slide in as the No. 3 receiver behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, he is unlikely to provide fantasy value down the stretch.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers has been suspended one game for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Rogers re-signed with Pittsburgh at the end of July, and he should operate as the team's No. 4 receiver behind Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and rookie James Washington when he's back. This suspension doesn't really change much for fantasy purposes, but Washington could see a full compliment of snaps in the opener, which is something to keep in mind over the next couple weeks. Rogers shouldn't be drafted in 10- or 12-team leagues, but he will return in Week 2.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers is re-signing with the Steelers on a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Rogers took some visits in the last few days, but he's re-signing where he spent the first three years of his NFL career. In 2016, Rogers had 48 receptions for 594 yards and three touchdowns with Pittsburgh, but his role declined last season when he caught 18 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown before suffering and playing through a torn ACL in the Divisional Round against Jacksonville. The Steelers have a lot of options at receiver, but Rogers could have a chance to carve out a solid role behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. It'll likely be tough to trust him in fantasy lineups, though.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers (knee) says he's ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Rogers went into detail on the injury suffered in the AFC Divisional Round game versus Jacksonville, saying he was totally surprised when an MRI the next day revealed the torn ACL and some meniscus damage. The 25-year-old receiver is clearly attacking the rehab process, pushing the envelope and setting high goals. Rogers says he "should be ready by camp," which would be quite the accomplishment after just suffering the injury on January 14. Due to be a restricted free agent, this is great news for Rogers, who the Steelers would probably like to have back as a reliable member of the receiving group.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers tore his ACL in the Divisional Round against the Steelers.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was the first to report the news. Rogers is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason, and he'll almost certainly be back with the Steelers now. Unfortunately, Rogers will miss all of the offseason, and he's in jeopardy of missing all of training camp and the start of the regular season. Hopefully Rogers has a great rehab and recovery and is better than ever when he gets back on the field.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers leaves playoff game with apparent foot injury.

Rogers just hurt his lower leg area late in the fourth quarter and couldn't put much pressure on it, having to be helped to the sidelines by trainers. He probably won't be returning to the game, but before leaving Rogers had five receptions for 42 yards. Rogers will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and we'd think the Steelers will want to bring him back behind Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and company.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers held to one reception for one yards in Week 17 win.

Rogers has had a larger role over the past two weeks with Antonio Brown out, but he's caught just two passes for 24 yards. The 25-year-old finishes with 18 receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown in the regular season. Whether or not AB is healthy, Rogers will be a role player next month for Pittsburgh.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers gets four targets in Week 16.

Rogers caught just one pass, gaining six yards in the Christmas Day win. He's not a recommended fantasy option, even with Antonio Brown out of the lineup.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers, Steelers come up short in Week 15 loss to New England.

Rogers caught an 18-yard touchdown pass for his only reception of the game, but the more notable play he was involved in was a fake spike that Big Ben threw to him as the only receiver on the play, and it resulted in an interception to end the game in a 27-24 loss. It wasn't Rogers' fault by any means, as he had coverage all over him, but it likely costs Pittsburgh home-field advantage in the postseason. Even with Antonio Brown (calf) out, there are probably better fantasy option for the fantasy championship.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches three passes in Week 14.

Rogers gained 33 yards on his three receptions. He’s a contributor on offense, but Rogers’ role isn’t big enough to be a viable fantasy option.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught three passes for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Rogers operated as the clear third receiver and top slot option with JuJu Smith-Schuster out of the lineup, but he should be back to fourth on the depth chart when the rookie returns. Even if he gets another start in Week 13, Rogers won't be a recommended fantasy option on the road.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches one pass in Steelers' win.

Rogers was targeted twice against the Bengals, catching a short pass that he dove forward for a ten-yard gain and a first down. He'll make some big plays for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers this season, but Rogers isn't a reliable fantasy option at the moment.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers is expected to play this week.

After a muffed punt in Week 3, Rogers hasn't played in that last three games but it he's expected to on Sunday against the Chiefs. Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster has been getting most of the work in the slot and has been performing very well, but Rogers is expected to get time there, with Smith-Schuster moving outside and taking some snaps from Martavis Bryant. It'll be interesting to see how the snaps are split up with Rogers out of the dog house, but all of Rogers, Bryant, and Smith-Schuster should probably be kept out of fantasy lineups this week against Kansas City.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches four passes in Week 2.

Rogers was targeted seven times in the game, gaining 43 yards on his four receptions. Rogers is worth consideration in PPR leagues, but there should be better options for your lineup.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers has quiet Week 1.

Rogers was held to two catches for 11 yards, as Antonio Brown did most of the damage for Pittsburgh with 182 yards on 11 receptions. With Minnesota next on the schedule, Rogers isn't a preferred fantasy option.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches five-of-six targets in Steelers' third preseason game.

Rogers had 58 yards on his five receptions. Getting time in the slot next to Antonio Brown in Martavis Bryant, Rogers will definitely deliver some solid PPR weeks this season. He's barely getting drafted in fantasy leagues, but is worth rostering in PPR leagues.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers plays in preseason opener for the Steelers.

Rogers had one reception for two yards and was among the only starting skill position players to play in the game. Rogers is expected to remain in the slot as the starter there, but he probably doesn't have much breakout value as long as Martavis Bryant stays out of trouble and on the field for the Steelers.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers leads Steelers with ten targets in AFC Championship.

Rogers had seven receptions for 66 yards against the Patriots. He did also lose a fumble in the game. Rogers worked effectively from the slot this season and is a real breakout candidate heading into 2017.

Eli Rogers catches five-of-seven targets in playoff win.

Rogers had five receptions for 27 yards, playing as more of an underneath target for Ben Roethlisberger. Rogers will look to remain a reliable target for Big Ben next Sunday in the AFC Championship.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers had six catches for 61 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns

Rogers was said to be the focal point of the passing game with Antonio Brown resting, but he was targeted just six times on 37 pass attempts. Rodgers finishes the regular season with 48 catches for 594 yards and three touchdowns. The Steelers host the Dolphins in the playoffs next Sunday.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught four passes for 84 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Rogers had a nice game on Christmas as he helped the Steelers defeat the Ravens to win the division. It will be interesting to see what the team does about resting guys and if Rogers will be one of them in Week 17. If he isn't, Rogers has a tremendous matchup with Cleveland and might be the focal point of the offense with Antonio Brown potentially resting.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches game-winning touchdown in win over Bengals.

Rogers caught five passes for 75 yards, and scored the only touchdown of the game for Pittsburgh as he led the team in catches and yards. Antonio Brown was given plenty of attention from the Bengals, and that should again be the case next week against the Ravens. Still, Rogers is no more than a decent FLEX option.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught three passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win.

Rogers caught all of his targets, but he's not a good fantasy option behind Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and Ladarius Green for touches.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught two passes for 36 yards in the Steelers' win over the Colts.

Rogers didn't have to do much with Pittsburgh up 21-7 at the half and the Colts going on a 10-minute scoreless drive in the 3rd quarter before the Steelers scored again on an Antonio Brown catch. Basically, the Steelers dominated through Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Rogers remains a decent FLEX for Week 13.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers caught four passes for 20 yards in Sunday’s win.

The Steelers passed for just 167 yards because of the weather in Cleveland, so those relying on Rogers shouldn’t overreact to one game. The second-year player has a good chance of bouncing back on Thanksgiving Night against the Colts; he will be a decent FLEX option.

Eli Rogers | Free Agent WR

Eli Rogers catches TD in Week 10.

Rogers followed up his six catch, 106-yard Week 9 performance with four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. Rogers has gotten time since the injury of Darrius Heyward-Bey and has performed. He's a decent FLEX option in a good matchup against the Browns in Week 11, with Heyward-Bey still out.