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Kenny Pickett expected to play in Week 5 vs. Ravens

An MRI showed that Pickett escaped any serious damage to his knee in Week 4.

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Update, Oct. 6 — Pickett is expected to play on Sunday. He is off the team’s injury report and should be good to go.

Update, Oct. 5 — Pickett was listed as a full practice participant on Thursday. If he can log another full participation on Friday, he could head into the weekend not listed on the team’s final injury report.

Update, Oct. 4 — Pickett practiced on Wednesday and notably didn’t look 100%, which was to be expected. Still, the quarterback told reporters that he will be ready to go by Sunday.

Update, October 3 — Head coach Mike Tomlin confirms that Pickett has a bone bruise and is considered day-to-day. The quarterback will practice, at least in a limited capacity, and the team will evaluate him from there.

Quarterback Kenny Pickett injured his knee in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 4 loss against the Houston Texans. He left the field in the third quarter and was declared out for the rest of the game, but an MRI after the game did not show any serious damage to Pickett’s knee. He suffered a bone bruise, and his timeline for return is unclear.

Fantasy football implications for Week 5

Pickett’s backup is Mitch Trubisky, who was the starter for the Steelers in the 2022 season until Pickett took over for him. Trubisky is a veteran QB who added 18 yards in the final minutes of the Week 4 game.

Since we don’t have a timeline on Pickett’s recovery and return, let’s assume Trubisky goes in this week as the Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens. Several wide receivers could potentially see a drop in fantasy earnings this week, including George Pickens and Calvin Austin III.