Patriots vs Steelers Inactives: Who is out for Week 14 TNF?

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots slock horns to open Week 14 in the NFL on Thursday Night Football. With the 7-5 Steelers odds on to slay the 2-10 Patriots, many aren't expecting this to be an NFL classic.

With both teams starting quarterbacks Kenny Pickett and Mac Jones out, the game has lost its edge. But there is still plenty on the line for both sides. Pittsburgh is still hunting a playoff spot, while the Patriots have something different on their minds - the NFL Draft.

With that being said, who will be suiting up to give their team the best chance at winning? Let's find out.

NFL inactives tonight for Thursday Night Football


  • RB Rhamondre Stevenson OUT
  • WR Kayshon Boutte OUT
  • WR Demario Douglas OUT
  • OL Vederian Lowe OUT
  • CB Shaun Wade OUT
  • RB Jamycal Hasty OUT
  • WR DeVante Parker OUT


  • QB Kenny Pickett OUT
  • CB James Pierre OUT
  • RB Anthony McFarland OUT
  • OLB Markus Golden OUT
  • T Dylan Cook OUT
  • DE DeMarvin Leal OUT

Pittsburgh looks far healthier coming into this clash, as the Patriots will be without leading rusher Rhamondre Stevenson. So, Ezekiel Elliott could see a massive workload.

For Pittsburgh, no Pickett means Mitch Trubisky will be the starter. Fans will hope that this forced change will help turn the fortune of the offense.

Who should you start today for Patriots vs. Steelers?

Consider starting Diontae Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Pat Freiermuth, and Najee Harris for your fantasy team.

Pittsburgh, without Pickett, should be able to take care of business at home. The Patriots have been horrible offensively and scored 20+ points only twice this season. New England hasn't scored more than six points in its last three games, which bodes well for the Pittsburgh defense.


The Patriots are on a five-game losing streak. We don't envision that changing against Pittsburgh as TJ Watt and Co. could feast.

Tribusky can put up points against the 15th-ranked defense in the NFL, as Pickens, Johnson, Harris and Freiermuth could get their time in the sun.

This game likely won't be a high-scoring affair, but expect Pittsburgh to do enough to win its eighth game of the season.

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Edited by Abhimanyu Gupta