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  1. My current Top 10 which, if all signs prove accurate, will have a new No. 1 when Infinity War comes out: 1. The Avengers 2. (tie) Captain America: Winter Soldier/Black Panther 4. Iron Man 5. Avengers: Age of Ultron 6. Captain America: Civil War 7. Thor Ragnarok 8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 9. Spider-Man Homecoming 10. Dr. Strange
  2. Can't wait to see this next weekend. Between Black Panther and Infinity War and everything else coming in the 10th anniversary I'm way more geeked up than I probably should be for a man my age. But I don't f'n care. This is gonna be awesome.
  3. OK then I'll put stock in the receiving work that has occurred in the bulk of Booker's games for nearly two months. That and the matchup which is incredibly great.
  4. Could be. Personally, I think Anderson is the superior talent but there's no denying Booker looked better, and I'd argue much better, than Anderson did last week. I'm just speculating like we all are and I understand if people don't want to commit until we see how this could work out. But even if Anderson took over the clear lead RB work I don't see Booker being benched. I would still expect him to work in the passing game. There's no reason not to since short completions and easy passes for Lynch have to be a high priority this week. So even if Booker is passing RB only I'd still start him wi
  5. In his last 6 games, Booker has 3 receptions or more in four of them. The Raiders are the second-worst team in the league in allowing receiving production to RBs. In the first meeting Booker didn't catch a pass but Anderson caught four and Charles one. Booker looked better than Anderson last week so it would be a bizarre move for the new OC to just kick him completely to the curb. I would think at worst this will be an even 50-50 split with Booker handling most of the passing game work. Based on the matchup and receiving production alone I would view Booker as a RB3 in PPR this week. If he get
  6. I'm dropping Drake (tight roster league) and Booker's on my list of RBs to pick up to replace him. I'm not a huge fan but he is more involved now, working in the passing game and the matchup is wonderful. Assuming the trend continues in terms of his involvement I'd give Booker Top 20 upside in PPR this week even with Anderson still there. I will add that as bad as Booker was last season when he was truly terrible was when he was getting heavy volume after Anderson's injury. When the two were healthy together Booker often looked damn good. That's why so many people, myself included, went
  7. Guessing Brown gets the 2-3 targets Bryant has been recently getting. I'm back to where I was at with him on Sunday night. Dropping today and moving on. I've had enough of this soap opera. Maybe I'll look to re-acquire off the Waiver Wire in a couple of weeks if something changes but I'm done now. I don't think this is gonna have a happy ending unless he's traded and I doubt that will happen. Just gonna stay ugly.
  8. It's not true that Bryant is a star who deserves to be catered to. It's also not true he's a bum who's done nothing and hasn't shown he can't help this team with a more sizable role. Toss out the extremes and focus on the middle ground. Perhaps that's where you can find a resolution to this that keeps the player happy and enables the team to maximize the talent of said player they insist they believe in.
  9. So you're saying that giving him the exact same number of targets they were giving him in the first five weeks of the season is going to seriously damage the team? He was getting six targets a game. Again, I'm not saying give him 15 but six is going to set a precedent the likes of which Tomlin can't recover from? Sorry just not buying that.
  10. Yup, he's handling it poorly. I completely agree with that. However, I do think the Steelers should use him more. He was getting 6 targets per game the first 5 weeks. Start by getting him back to that level. It's not like it should seriously damage your approach by just using him more. I'm not saying give him 15 targets. He isn't Brown and shouldn't be catered to like Brown was. But if you believe he is talented - and by refusing to trade him the point is then made that the team does believe he's talented - how are you harmed by using him more?
  11. Nope, I believe Bryant is being singled frequently (which is accurate as Romo also pointed out on Sunday) and I think the Steelers should be using him more on offense (which is entirely subjective). I don't recall ever saying Bryant is standing wide open with no one else around him.
  12. Throwing him the ball is more has roughly a 100% percent chance of improving his attitude.
  13. Suspension makes sense but I wonder if they will suspend him if Smith-Schuster can't play.
  14. Tomlin just said Smith-Schuster in concussion protocol. If he's out the Steelers may not have a choice but to throw the ball to Bryant. Worth noting teams have attacked the CBs on the other side of Slay this season. That's where Bryant would be Sunday night vs. Detroit. So there's that now to throw into all this.
  15. I'll say again that I don't think there will be a trade. But in my opinion if you can handle the roster spot there's no harm giving this another week just to see if the unlikely becomes likely. It's not me wishing for anything. It's just taking a practical approach. Him on my bench in Week 8 and then seeing where things are at in Week 9 isn't gonna kill me in any of the leagues where I have Bryant. In fact, in two of them my team is in first place so I can definitely afford to give this another week. #HumbleBrag As far as the change in offensive approach I agree the Steelers have ma
  16. He got the first touch and then was immediately subbed out when the passing plays began. So yeah, it was pretty clear from the opening series they weren't going to increase his role against the Bengals. Again, I'm not saying he's handling this well. He isn't. But his role has changed significantly the past two weeks. That is indisputable. From a fantasy perspective, I've decided to hang onto him until the trade deadline. I still don't think he's dealt but I'll hang on for another week and see if the Steelers blink here. I think it's worth the extra week just to see if the 1% chance o
  17. By all accounts things went great for him in practice last week and then once the game began the Steelers ignored him more than they had all season. So I'm not sure the bolded means things will change. I think at this point it's a no-win situation for both sides. Bryant likely won't get the trade he wants and if he continues being phased out the Steelers will continue to have a distraction to deal with every week.
  18. Considering how bad Ben has been with his deep throws and his disinterest in throwing to Bryant lately, defensive coordinators will be incredibly stupid if they continue to respect something that is no longer happening.
  19. I get what you're saying but Wallace is four inches shorter than Bryant. At the very least you'd think Bryant could be a big-time Red Zone target with his height and athletic ability.
  20. That's my point. If you're not going to throw to Bryant why in the hell is he even playing? They clearly did not want to involve him in the passing game yesterday. So sit him and play someone you actually do like. This is why I think the Steelers have culpability in this mess as well as Bryant. And again, I'm not saying Brown's role should be significantly reduced. Or Bell's. Not too long ago, this offense sustained prominent roles for Bell, Brown and Bryant. If it can't anymore perhaps the reason isn't just Bryant but perhaps also a decline in Ben's game and the team responding to that.
  21. I don't think he's way off base here. Bryant had a damn good 2015 season, f'd up off the field and paid his price. Like he said, what Ben allegedly did was a helluva lot worse. Bryant's no choir boy and in my opinion he's handling this situation poorly. But I also think he's a talented player who should be used more by the Steelers than he has been recently. Like I said before, both sides are mucking this all up.
  22. They're winning but did not convert well in the RZ yesterday. Can you continue winning and ultimately win big if you struggle to score TDs? Let's go back to my example from yesterday. Ball at the 4, Bryant singled and Ben refuses to look at him. Defense puts three on Brown and pass is incomplete. What if someone was on the field who Ben would throw to with single coverage? Maybe you get a TD on that play instead of a throw into triple coverage. I'm just spitballing here but at some point defenses will stop caring about Bryant if they're smart if Ben continues to ignore him. Perhaps
  23. Effort wasn't great but I didn't think the pass was anywhere near him. I didn't think it was a catchable ball.
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