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George Pickens

Rookie

DOB Mar 4, 2001 Age 21.6
College Georgia
Drafted 2022 2.20 Exp Rookie
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ADP

62.17 14.5 trending_up

Overall

76

40-time
Vertical

4.47s
33.00"

Broad Jump

125.0"

Who Is George Pickens?

George Malik Pickens Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

George Pickens Stats

SeasonTeamGSnpSnp%RuAttRuYdRuTDTgtRecReYdReTDFL
2022PIT418575.5000201116700
WeekOppResultSnpSnp%RuAttRuYdRuTDTgtRecReYdReTDFL
1CINW23-204571.400031300
2NEL14-175084.7000212300
3CLEL17-294576.3000733900
4NYJL20-244570.30008610200

George Pickens Articles

The Dynasty Aftermath: The Year was 1979

Oct 4, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We don't have a gas crisis, but there's still a lot to worry about.

All-22 in 2022: Can the 'All-22' Dynasty Strategy Survive a 'Mediocre' Rookie Draft Class?

Sep 28, 2022 · The DLF Team

Norm Cruz is back to break down some of his 'All-22' dynasty creations.

The Dynasty Aftermath: Flicker and "ACE"

Sep 27, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We cover all the lineup fun, gut checks, MVPs, LVPs, and have some fun with numbers from week two.

Tactical Transactions: Dynasty Moves to Make Before Week Four

Sep 27, 2022 · Scott Connor

Which players should you buy, sell or add after three weeks of the season?

The Dynasty Aftermath: Fantasy Football Review for Week One

Sep 13, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We cover all the important news from week one in the way we know best.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Summer Sleeper Series: Recapping DLF's Sleeper Picks

Sep 6, 2022 · John DiBari

We look back on this year's DLF 'Summer Sleepers' - how have they looked over the off-season?

Flip or Stick? George Pickens

Aug 24, 2022 · Shane Manila

Should you sell George Pickens while the preseason hype is high?

The DLF Dynasty Fantasy Football Mailbag

Aug 22, 2022 · Shane Manila

We open up the dynasty mailbag to answer your questions.

The Ask DLF Weekly Rundown

Aug 12, 2022 · Tyler Justin Karp

Tyler Justin Karp answers some of the latest questions on the Ask DLF weekly YouTube show.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft Using DLF's Mock Draft Simulator

Aug 10, 2022 · John DiBari

John DiBari fires up DLF's mock draft simulator to conduct a rookie mock with analysis.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Summer Sleeper: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jul 29, 2022 · Jeff Mueller

Have the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted another dynasty gem?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings Riser: George Pickens, WR PIT

Jul 27, 2022 · Jeff Smith

We examine George Pickens' background and rise in rookie ADP.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Battle: Chase Claypool vs George Pickens

Jul 4, 2022 · Tyler Justin Karp

Which of these Pittsburgh Steelers receivers would you prefer on your team?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Buy, Sell and Hold: AFC North

Jun 29, 2022 · Eric Hardter

Eric Hardter continues his series picking out Buys, Sells and Holds from each team in each division.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Update: George Pickens, WR PIT

Jun 10, 2022 · John DiBari

John DiBari offers a strong endorsement of George Pickens after his second-round selection by Pittsburgh.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: Wide Receiver Primer, Part Two

May 13, 2022 · Bruce Matson

Which receivers outside of the first round could be well worth targeting in your drafts?

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: Wide Receiver Primer, Part One

May 12, 2022 · Bruce Matson

We examine the top group of receivers who were chosen in the 2022 NFL Draft - who should you target with your rookie draft pick?

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft

May 3, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We bring you one of our first mock drafts of the off-season.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Superflex Rookie Rankings: Consensus First Round

May 2, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We bring you our Superflex rankings that include a certain quarterback who moved way up post-draft.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Consensus First Round

May 2, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We bring you our initial dynasty fantasy football rookie rankings

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: A Review of Day Two

Apr 29, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We break down the happenings of day two.

The NFL Draft and Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookies: What's Next for Day Two

Apr 29, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We look ahead to day two of the NFL Draft.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.01

Apr 28, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We make it all the way to the top of the list.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft: Expert Edition

Apr 25, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We put together the best in the business for a pre-draft mock.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.07

Apr 23, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We're getting closer to the top as we take a look at 1.07.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.08

Apr 23, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We take a look at our options from 1.08.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.09

Apr 20, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We take a look at the options from the nine-hole.

The DLF Dynasty Fantasy Football Mailbag

Apr 20, 2022 · Shane Manila

We answer all your important questions leading up to the draft.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.10

Apr 19, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We take a look at the options from pick number ten.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.12

Apr 17, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We take a look at the options from the 12th spot in upcoming rookie drafts.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Prospect: George Pickens, WR

Apr 7, 2022 · Jeff Mueller

Where does George Pickens fall in this year's receiver class? How much of a factor is his injury history?

George Pickens Videos

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George Pickens News

  • George Pickens shows up · Oct 3, 2022

    George Pickens had six catches for 102 yards in Pittsburgh's loss to the Jets on Sunday.

    With Diontae Johnson inexplicably getting just two targets on the day, it was Pickens (8 targets) and Pat Freiermuth (9), who led the passing game charge on the day. This was a much needed step in the right direction from Pickens, who has flashed ability, but not consistency thus far. In what looks to be a near must-win next week against Buffalo, our ninth-ranked rookie is starting to reach the point of consideration in weekly lineups.

  • George Pickens sees seven targets · Sep 23, 2022

    George Pickens caught three of seven targets on Thursday Night.

    Pickens did his best Odell Beckham Jr. impression on Thursday night, making what will likely be the catch of the year. Overlooked in all the hype was the fact the rookie was targeted seven times. This was good for second most on the team behind the 11 looks Diontae Johnson saw. The Georgia product currently ranks as the WR41 in the DLF rankings. Expect him to keep climbing up the board as the season moves on.

  • George Pickens quiet again · Sep 18, 2022

    Rookie wide receiver George Pickens had one catch for 23 yards in Pittsburgh's loss to New England.

    Pickens was targeted just three times on the day, turning in his second straight clunker. While there should be better days ahead, Pickens has simply been unable to separate himself from other receivers on the Pittsburgh roster as of yet. On the season, Pickens has just two catches in his first two contests and trails Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, and Najee Harris in terms of targets. It's been a slow start for Pickens, whose grasp as our 8th overall rookie is getting looser by the day. He remains a hold in dynasty leagues as his value is sinking.

  • George Pickens quiet in debut · Sep 11, 2022

    Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens had one catch for three yards in his NFL debut.

    Pickens had only three targets in a game where Mitchell Trubisky threw the ball 38 times. It was a disappointing debut for our 8th ranked rookie. While the Steelers are notorious for easing in their young playmakers, we still expected more in week one. It seems Pittsburgh's passing game is going to go through Diontae Johnson (12 targets) and Pat Freiermuth (10 targets), at least for the time being. Pickens is still going to likely be a very solid dynasty performer, but like so many other rookies, he needs to remain on dynasty benches until we see some consistency.

  • George Pickens a significant factor · Aug 16, 2022

    Regardless of who is under-center, Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens figures to be a significant factor this season

    Pickens wasn't expected to be relied upon in his rookie season but injury opened up an opportunity and the first-year player drove through it with authority. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool still figure to be starting but Claypool's injury issues and play have been less than stellar, possibly opening up further snaps for Pickens. Once expected to have a diminished role in 2022, Pickens, DLF's WR43, now factors prominently this year and beyond.

  • George Pickens a star · Aug 12, 2022

    Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens has been a star in training camp

    Pressed into more first-team work due to the recent hold-in of Diontae Johnson and a minor inury to Chase Claypool, Pickens has soaked up the snaps and responded well. The author went as far to say: "Honestly, I’ve never seen a rookie this good this early. We all know he has to transfer that to preseason games, but I would be shocked if he didn’t." It wasn't long ago that the team was saying Pickens wasn't expected to be leaned on in his rookie season but it seems his athletic profile and play have just been too good to keep off the field. Expectations must be kept in check for the rookie and DLF's WR43, but his fast start and impact thus far in training camp are positive signs not only for his rookie year impact, but his long term dynasty potential.

  • George Pickens taking advantage · Jul 30, 2022

    With the Steelers missing their two top receivers in camp, rookie George Pickens has been a starter and is making plays

    The report went on to say that Pickens has shown that he may be an impact player out of the gate and has been making plays regardless of which quarterback is under-center, though has been showing the most chemistry with projected starter Mitch Trubisky. There were early immaturity reports to go along with a suspect injury history on the rookie receiver and the Steelers eventually ended Pickens' fall when they selected him in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 52nd overall. With good size (6'3.200) and an NFL skillset, Pickens wasn't expected to be a large contributor as a rookie but, as it stands, circumstance may be providing an opportunity and a different thesis may be emerging. George Pickens is found as DLF's WR45 showing that the expectation is that he will be contributing sooner rather than later in dynasty. Dynasty coaches will need to be patient and expectations for 2022 should be kept low.

  • George Pickens to have limited role · Jul 3, 2022

    Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens isn't going to be asked to do much in his first season

    The Steelers have one of the best scouting departments when it comes to receivers and Pickens will have time to pick up the offense over time. That said, the team also has little experience or proven production behind starters Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool so it's not out of the question that Pickens could elevate himself, and his role, with a standout training camp. All eyes continue to be on the development of Claypool who had an underwhelming 2021 as well. It's not out of the question the team adds a veteran receiver in short order. As for Pickens, DLF's WR43, he continues to be a late first round selection in dynasty rookie drafts and seems to have a clear runway for an increasing role over the next year.

  • George Pickens drafted by Pittsburgh · Apr 30, 2022

    The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted wide receiver George Pickens in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

    The Steelers have long been known for drafting receivers outside of the first round and having a lot of success in the process. If Pickens hits, it won't be a huge surprise, though. An ACL tear stopped him from putting together the season he wanted, but Pickens is a super talented kid. Owners must exhibit some patience with him, but he has a super high ceiling and could be a starter in due time, in both reality and dynasty leagues. At this point, he looks like a solid second round rookie pick.

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    Oct 7, 2022 · Buffalo Rumblings (Blog)
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    Oct 4, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 4, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 4, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 4, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 3, 2022 · NumberFire (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 3, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 3, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 3, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 2, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
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    Oct 2, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Oct 2, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 2, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 1, 2022 · Gang Green Nation (Blog)
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    Oct 1, 2022 · Behind the Steel Curtain (Blog)
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    Sep 30, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Sep 30, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Sep 29, 2022 · NumberFire (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Sep 29, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
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  • George Pickens Dynasty Value

    George Pickens ADP History

    George Pickens Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    50 Rob Willette 10/06

    comment We have finally closed the door on the Mitchell Trubisky Era in Pittsburgh, perhaps unlocking George Pickens' upside as Kenny Pickett is much more willing to let it rip downfield. Pickens could become a viable starter in his rookie season and maintains excellent long-term upside.

    66 Ryan McDowell 10/06
    68 Bruce Matson 09/28
    74 Levi Chappell 10/03
    76 Pete Lawrence 10/06
    Average 76
    85 Ken Kelly 09/20

    comment Highlight catch, but one of few

    94 Bradley Myers 09/16
    95 Jeff Haverlack 10/07

    comment Raw but will be pressed into action

    Trades Involving George Pickens

    Officer Garcia traded:
    2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R1 draft pick, TE TJ Hockenson, DET

    Hassel Hoffs traded:
    WR George Pickens, PIT
    2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R2 draft pick

    Irish Boiler Dynasty, 2022-10-06

    Evil Monkey traded:
    RB Javonte Williams, DEN
    WR Rondale Moore, ARI

    Sloppy Skol traded:
    RB Kareem Hunt, CLE
    WR George Pickens, PIT

    SafeLeagues Dynasty 320 - Basic (SF/TE), 2022-10-06

    WHO🐅DEY traded:
    RB Elijah Mitchell, SF
    RB Jeff Wilson Jr, SF
    WR Michael Pittman, IND
    2023 R1 draft pick

    Trader Bill traded:
    RB Breece Hall, NYJ
    WR DJ Chark, DET
    WR George Pickens, PIT

    Masters Copper Dynasty 150347, 2022-10-05

    Jacksonville Jaguars traded:
    2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick, RB Mike Boone, DEN
    WR Richie James, NYG
    TE Taysom Hill, NO

    Oakland Raiders traded:
    WR Romeo Doubs, GB
    WR George Pickens, PIT
    WR DK Metcalf, SEA

    HBO Inside the NFL III, 2022-10-05

    Milwaukee Wursts traded:
    RB Elijah Mitchell, SF
    WR Cooper Kupp, LAR

    Phoenix Inferno traded:
    WR George Pickens, PIT
    DL Sebastian Joseph-Day, LAC
    LB Chandler Jones, LV
    DB Dane Cruikshank, CHI
    2023 R2 draft pick

    Front Office Dynasty League, 2022-10-05

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