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Ebron and Washington were the primary target beneficiaries after DJ went out. 

Claypool ran extra routes which should help his development.

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4 hours ago, Grid71 said:

Ebron and Washington were the primary target beneficiaries after DJ went out. 

Claypool ran extra routes which should help his development.

Finally get the nerve to start him and it’s a 0.  It’s been one of those seasons.  

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If Claypool is still on your wire get him this week even if you have to overbid. Officially had 4 targets and caught one. The three misses weren't catchable balls, but we're longish looks. And he had two others that didn't hit the box due to penalty, one of which was a PI against his defender/mauler. Oh and his one catch was a screen where he bossed two tacklers near the LOS, then very nearly took it for a TD, missing by a hair.

He looked WAY better than James Washington. The breakout is coming soon IMO, if Diontae misses games.

 

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17 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

Finally get the nerve to start him and it’s a 0.  It’s been one of those seasons.  

Same. Started him over Gallup and Robby Anderson. Lost by 4. I blame 2020. 

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1 hour ago, Buck Bradcanon said:

It happens.

Hopefully he can get healthy and play week 4.

It does happen and it’s not his fault.    It’s maddening though when week two you lose Campbell and get a 0 and the same thing happens the following week.   There will be much better weeks ahead.  

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5 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

It does happen and it’s not his fault.    It’s maddening though when week two you lose Campbell and get a 0 and the same thing happens the following week.   There will be much better weeks ahead.  

Same boat here.

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7 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

It does happen and it’s not his fault.    It’s maddening though when week two you lose Campbell and get a 0 and the same thing happens the following week.   There will be much better weeks ahead.  

Ooh, guess you missed the memo on 2020... I'm thinking, much worse weeks ahead.

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3 minutes ago, Dizzy said:

Ooh, guess you missed the memo on 2020... I'm thinking, much worse weeks ahead.

I’m trying to stay positive!  I’m 0-3 this season after crushing the league from week one last year.    It’s a tough pill to swallow but I’m not giving up yet.   

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16 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

It does happen and it’s not his fault.    It’s maddening though when week two you lose Campbell and get a 0 and the same thing happens the following week.   There will be much better weeks ahead.  

I've lost 7 players to injury so far. Yahoo projected i would go 12-1 and score the 2nd most points. I'm 0-3 and I've scored the least amount of points in the league. Lolol

 

FBG's rate my team had me at 90% chance to make the playoffs. Lolol

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1 minute ago, Milkman said:

I've lost 7 players to injury so far. Yahoo projected i would go 12-1 and score the 2nd most points. I'm 0-3 and I've scored the least amount of points in the league. Lolol

 

FBG's rate my team had me at 90% chance to make the playoffs. Lolol

It’s been a brutal FF season.   We just have to keep fighting to try to rack up enough wins to squeak into the playoffs.  

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4 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

It’s been a brutal FF season.   We just have to keep fighting to try to rack up enough wins to squeak into the playoffs.  

Yeah that's all you can do. Keep grinding. At least you did well last year. I've been running like this for 3-4 years now. Hell 2 years ago I was 3rd in scoring and missed the playoffs. I lost Fournette for 6 weeks to injury and LeVeon Bell held out all year that season. How good would that team have with both those guys playing lol. 

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My WRs in a league I drafted from the 9th spot:

Micheal Thomas

Devante Adams

Mike Evans

Courtland Sutton

Dionte Johnson

It's been fun. 

 

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It was probably 8 years since I won the league last so I am familiar with struggling in FF.   It’s not fun losing but the game is enjoyable.   As long as you can laugh off the defeats and enjoy the time with your league teammates, FF is still a positive.   

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1 minute ago, ffmail4me said:

any news on his health for week 4? 

Not that I've seen. He's in the concussion protocol now. 

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44 minutes ago, Milkman said:

Not that I've seen. He's in the concussion protocol now. 

Assume this becomes pretty clear on Friday.  

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10 hours ago, Charlie Harper said:

My WRs in a league I drafted from the 9th spot:

Micheal Thomas

Devante Adams

Mike Evans

Courtland Sutton

Dionte Johnson

It's been fun. 

 

It's the marathon, not a sprint.  Better for some of your players to get hurt now than latter end of the season.  But man, that was a helluva WR depth.  

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Diontae Johnson is officially in the concussion protocol.

As expected. Johnson left early in Week 3 and will have to clear tests before suiting up again. Concussions are tough to predict, meaning he's 50/50 as of Tuesday to play Week 4's contest. The Steelers are also waiting on the Titans' COVID-19 test results to make sure they'll be able to play this weekend (or perhaps Monday) after eight members of the organization tested positive. If healthy, Johnson is a WR2 while leading the team in target share. It's best to at least have a backup plan in place in the short term.

SOURCE: Teresa Varley on Twitter

Sep 29, 2020, 5:24 PM ET

 

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The silver lining to the postponed game is that he will get to recover on this bye week and potentially not miss a game at all.

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Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (concussion) did individual drills at Thursday's practice. 

Johnson, who this week was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol, was seen wearing a helmet and lining up with other Steelers receivers. The Steelers' Week 4 matchup against Tennessee has been postponed after the Titans had a COVID-19 outbreak, but Johnson being able to get in some practice is hopeful for his Week 5 prospects. 

SOURCE: Joe Rutter on Twitter 

Oct 1, 2020, 2:19 PM ET

 

 

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Ray Fittipaldo

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Diontae Johnson is out of concussion protocol and will be a full participant in practice tomorrow, Mike Tomlin said.

 

10/6/20, 11:05 AM

 

 

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Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) is questionable to return for Week 5 against the Eagles.

Johnson was spotted with his helmet in hand on the sidelines so it's possible that he returns at some point. Chase Claypool is going to work with the extra opportunities. He has a receiving score and a rushing score versus the Eagles.

SOURCE: Brooke Pryor on Twitter

Oct 11, 2020, 1:42 PM ET

 

 

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4 minutes ago, IHEARTFF said:

What happened?

Don’t know, but between him and M Ryan and Hurst, headed for lose 3 in a row.

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35 minutes ago, IHEARTFF said:

What happened?

Sounds like some sorta back injury

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It’s pretty frustrating. Hard to trust him 

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Feels like a great buy-low guy, could be dirt cheap after this Claypool game. I'm not sure Claypool effects Johnson at all, they play very different roles. 

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1 hour ago, travdogg said:

Feels like a great buy-low guy, could be dirt cheap after this Claypool game. I'm not sure Claypool effects Johnson at all, they play very different roles. 

He's awesome man but I think I'd take him off of punt return duties

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9 minutes ago, Ardbeg4ever said:

If it looks like he might miss a week or two, I might just drop him if I can get Shenault or Jeffrey.

I can understand Shenault if you are desperate, but Jeffrey feels like the definition of fool's gold.

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3 hours ago, Milkman said:

He's awesome man but I think I'd take him off of punt return duties

for real, #### punts

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I would never question the toughness of a football player, but this guy appears to be soft as Charmin (in relative football terms).   Very disappointing.

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1 minute ago, Ghost Rider said:

I would never question the toughness of a football player, but this guy appears to be soft as Charmin (in relative football terms).   Very disappointing.


Yeah it’s disappointing that he hasn’t been fantasy relevant but calling him soft (this early in his career) is a stretch to say the least.  He was concussed (would hardly call that soft), came back and injured on a punt return.  

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On 10/11/2020 at 12:29 PM, Milkman said:

Glass.

 

22 hours ago, Ghost Rider said:

I would never question the toughness of a football player, but this guy appears to be soft as Charmin (in relative football terms).   Very disappointing.

Agreed... This has to be a disappointing development.   

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43 minutes ago, travdogg said:

According to Tomlin's postgame presser, Johnson isn't expected to miss any time. 

Well I don't expect him to make it through the 1st quarter next week either at this rate. Just a brutal 2 game stretch where he probably cost a lot of teams wins. Hard to trust him till he proves he can stay healthy. 

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At #8, I doubt I’ll be able to get Claypool off waivers this week.  Really wonder how both produce when Dionte is back on field.  The way Ben and Claypool connected, not comfortable starting Dionte moving forward.

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32 minutes ago, Wildudes said:

At #8, I doubt I’ll be able to get Claypool off waivers this week.  Really wonder how both produce when Dionte is back on field.  The way Ben and Claypool connected, not comfortable starting Dionte moving forward.

There's enough balls to go around in this passing attack. 

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15 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

There's enough balls to go around in this passing attack. 

:confused: This isn’t 2018. This is a stingy defense and an offense that wants to control the clock. Ben is 20th in pass attempts... 21 is Kirk Cousins.

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1 minute ago, Iceman03 said:

:confused: This isn’t 2018. This is a stingy defense and an offense that wants to control the clock. Ben is 20th in pass attempts... 21 is Kirk Cousins.

Ben has 1,016 passing yards and 10 TDs in 4 games - are you including the fact that Steelers have had their bye while all other teams have not?

I realize they have a great defense now and don't have to air it out - but it's still a pass first offense. Ebron and McDonald don't demand targets and neither do the RBs. There will be enough targets between JJSS, Johnson and Claypool - with Washington mixed in.

Let's also take into account that the Steelers have played the Giants, Broncos, Houston and Philadelphia, all struggling offenses. Now I do think their defense will continue to be very good, but there will be games where they'll need to open it up even more.

I wasn't saying this team will lead the league is pass attempts but Ben with those three weapons the passing game will put up numbers.

 

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12 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

Ben has 1,016 passing yards and 10 TDs in 4 games - are you including the fact that Steelers have had their bye while all other teams have not?

I realize they have a great defense now and don't have to air it out - but it's still a pass first offense. Ebron and McDonald don't demand targets and neither do the RBs. There will be enough targets between JJSS, Johnson and Claypool - with Washington mixed in.

Let's also take into account that the Steelers have played the Giants, Broncos, Houston and Philadelphia, all struggling offenses. Now I do think their defense will continue to be very good, but there will be games where they'll need to open it up even more.

I wasn't saying this team will lead the league is pass attempts but Ben with those three weapons the passing game will put up numbers.

 

That's only 250 yds per game and 2.5 TDs - 4 of which went to Claypool yesterday. Between 3 WRs, TE and the RBs that pie is sliced pretty thin

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11 minutes ago, KingPrawn said:

That's only 250 yds per game and 2.5 TDs - 4 of which went to Claypool yesterday. Between 3 WRs, TE and the RBs that pie is sliced pretty thin

Yes the yardage is low (On pace for just over 4,000 yards) but that's 40 TD passes on the season and like I said the Steelers will face better offenses over the course of the season.

Not to nitpick but only 3 TD passes went to Claypool - he ran the other one in. I don't expect that the rookie will be the only one scoring those TDs each week. Bottom line is that each WR will see some down weeks, but Ben will keep them all relevant over the course of the season. Johnson was seeing good target numbers before he got hurt and will continue to see them when healthy.

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