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Kenny Pickett clears protocol, in line to start Week 7 for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has cleared concussion protocol and is in line to start Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night.

What It Means:

Pickett practiced in full all week, so the rookie is completely caught up with the game-plan for Sunday night. Prior to being knocked out of last week's win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pickett completed 11-of-18 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed twice for 16 yards. The Dolphins have emerged as a pass-funnel defense this year, so Pickett carries a bit more upside than last week.

Miami ranks fourth-best in run defense, per numberFire's schedule-adjusted metrics, but only 22nd against the pass. In Pickett's first two starts, he faced the Bucs and Buffalo Bills, which are the two top-ranked defenses by our schedule-adjusted metrics. The first-rounder is the QB15 in our Week 7 rankings and he has a $6,800 salary on FanDuel.