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Felix Jones to start for the Steelers? (1 Viewer)

That isn't what the article says, and certainly isn't the buzz on Steelers Nation radio. It says he's "expected to start the opener," because at the time of the writing, Redman remains indefinite on his return due to the nerve issue.

Redman remains the presumptive #2 to Bell when healthy. It's just that his status for week one is up in the air, so they've got to move forward somehow.

 
Now that said, it's certainly not like Ike Redman has infinite leash to work with. Jones could easily look good enough to stay in the role if he excels in a single start, I'd think.

 
Too bad he is getting his shot now instead of the bye weeks when he would be more useful. Not going to consider starting him for a few weeks, by then he will be hurt.

 
I'll set the O/U on Felix getting hurt at 4 games and I'll take the under.
Because he's played in 23 straight games after his last injury?

Or because he played in 32 straight games before his last injury?
I think more because he's appeared on the injury report 21 of the last 32 games, and even during those times when he toughed it out and suited up, had lots of zero or one touch games because of it.

And because that's the most prolific and trouble-free stretch of his career.

 
I think more because he's appeared on the injury report 21 of the last 32 games, and even during those times when he toughed it out and suited up, had lots of zero or one touch games because of it.And because that's the most prolific and trouble-free stretch of his career.
So many misconceptions, so little time.

He lost his job to Murray and didn't get the ball. Except when Murray was hurt.

His most prolific stretch was before the last injury, when Jones was healthy for two years and was pretty good.

 
I think more because he's appeared on the injury report 21 of the last 32 games, and even during those times when he toughed it out and suited up, had lots of zero or one touch games because of it.
And because that's the most prolific and trouble-free stretch of his career.
So many misconceptions, so little time.

He lost his job to Murray and didn't get the ball. Except when Murray was hurt.

His most prolific stretch was before the last injury, when Jones was healthy for two years and was pretty good.
If Felix was so good and healthy he wouldn't have been traded by the Eagles for a player they cut a week later.

 
I think more because he's appeared on the injury report 21 of the last 32 games, and even during those times when he toughed it out and suited up, had lots of zero or one touch games because of it.
And because that's the most prolific and trouble-free stretch of his career.
So many misconceptions, so little time.

He lost his job to Murray and didn't get the ball. Except when Murray was hurt.

His most prolific stretch was before the last injury, when Jones was healthy for two years and was pretty good.
If Felix was so good and healthy he wouldn't have been traded by the Eagles for a player they cut a week later.
Eagles are deep at RB, so this doesn't necessarily follow.

 
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If you're not happy with any of your RB matchups, pick up Jones and start him THIS WEEK. I think he'll take the opportunity and have a good game, probably will even score a touchdown.

But don't wait to see how he performs, because chances are whatever he does this first week won't be repeated. They'll be an RBBC until Bell comes back, and maybe even with Bell. This is the week to have Jones, IMO.

 
I would like to see Redman Week 1 health updates this week. Yes, I'm dumb enough to start a Steelers RB against what was a below-average run defense last year.

 
If Redman is able to get healthy, he will be playing and starting. Redman is the value play here.

 
That isn't what the article says, and certainly isn't the buzz on Steelers Nation radio. It says he's "expected to start the opener," because at the time of the writing, Redman remains indefinite on his return due to the nerve issue.

Redman remains the presumptive #2 to Bell when healthy. It's just that his status for week one is up in the air, so they've got to move forward somehow.
You're not really disagreeing here much. This just seems like a Steeler fan in shock that their awesome run game is in shambles right now. I can't imagine any Steeler fan excited to have Felix and one could summarize about 20 articles with a Steeler writer's negative tone "yeah fine he made the team."

It'll be alright when Bell returns...hang in there. It's just time to lean on Big Ben

 
Geez, I hope he's not this year's Alf, considering I own him on exactly zero teams. Of course, I did pick up/draft Redman on several teams after Bell got hurt.

 
I snagged in my league only because he could be a decent flex/RB3 play in PPR. Say what you will about the guy, but he's always been a great receiver. I could see him struggling to run for 50 yards, but hauling in 5 catches and somehow getting a miracle TD week 1.

 
That isn't what the article says, and certainly isn't the buzz on Steelers Nation radio. It says he's "expected to start the opener," because at the time of the writing, Redman remains indefinite on his return due to the nerve issue.

Redman remains the presumptive #2 to Bell when healthy. It's just that his status for week one is up in the air, so they've got to move forward somehow.
You're not really disagreeing here much. This just seems like a Steeler fan in shock that their awesome run game is in shambles right now. I can't imagine any Steeler fan excited to have Felix and one could summarize about 20 articles with a Steeler writer's negative tone "yeah fine he made the team."

It'll be alright when Bell returns...hang in there. It's just time to lean on Big Ben
These look like English sentences, but in context, I have no idea what they mean.

The article (and the team) say Redman is the starter till Bell comes back.

Jones is expected to start the first week instead, though, because they aren't expecting Redman to be 100%.

This is simple reading and comprehension at work, and not fandom of any sort, since I live about five hundred miles from any NFL team, in the middle of a cornfield. Thought people who didn't want to do their due diligence might want to know what the article actually said. :shrug: Seemed important to do, since the OP got it incorrect.

 
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Jim Wexell's tweet reported on Rotoworld...

Isaac Redman (stinger) was a full participant in Steelers practice Monday, and confirmed he'll run as the starter during Le'Veon Bell's (foot) absence.
This was the obvious implication when the Steelers waived Jonathan Dwyer. It's likely Redman will cede some touches to Felix Jones, particularly on third down, but he's the back to own if you simply must start a Steeler during Bell's absence. Redman was ineffective as part of the Steelers' ball-carrying carousel in 2012, averaging just 3.7 yards on his 110 carries. He's a low-end FLEX play. It's a situation to avoid if at all possible.
Related: Felix Jones, Le'Veon Bell

Source: Jim Wexell on Twitter


 
That isn't what the article says, and certainly isn't the buzz on Steelers Nation radio. It says he's "expected to start the opener," because at the time of the writing, Redman remains indefinite on his return due to the nerve issue.

Redman remains the presumptive #2 to Bell when healthy. It's just that his status for week one is up in the air, so they've got to move forward somehow.
You're not really disagreeing here much. This just seems like a Steeler fan in shock that their awesome run game is in shambles right now. I can't imagine any Steeler fan excited to have Felix and one could summarize about 20 articles with a Steeler writer's negative tone "yeah fine he made the team."

It'll be alright when Bell returns...hang in there. It's just time to lean on Big Ben
These look like English sentences, but in context, I have no idea what they mean.

The article (and the team) say Redman is the starter till Bell comes back.

Jones is expected to start the first week instead, though, because they aren't expecting Redman to be 100%.

This is simple reading and comprehension at work, and not fandom of any sort, since I live about five hundred miles from any NFL team, in the middle of a cornfield. Thought people who didn't want to do their due diligence might want to know what the article actually said. :shrug: Seemed important to do, since the OP got it incorrect.
Lol it's really not that big of a deal. No one cares that you're a Steeler fan.

 
wdcrob said:
KellysHeroes said:
I actually like Howling over Jones
Even if you hate Felix as a starter he'd been a great 3rd down, COP guy. Basically he can do everything Howling can do at +25-30 pounds.
Thats why Jones has been bouncing around the league.

 
Rhythmdoctor said:
KellysHeroes said:
I actually like Howling over Jones
Hyphen has been on my deep sleeper list all pre season. Even when Bell was playing. This guy is going tobe fantasy relevant.
In pre-season against NY he looked very fast and good. Just like when M Moore was the 3rd down back he had FF value for a yr or so and LSH comes with returner value.

 
ImTheScientist said:
MAC_32 said:
Too bad he is getting his shot now instead of the bye weeks when he would be more useful. Not going to consider starting him for a few weeks, by then he will be hurt.
If he performs well who knows what could happen
he will get hurt and someone else will get a shot
 
Man of Zen said:
These look like English sentences, but in context, I have no idea what they mean.

Man of Zen said:
It says he's "expected to start the opener," because at the time of the writing, Redman remains indefinite on his return due to the nerve issue.
The article (and the team) say Redman is the starter till Bell comes back.

Jones is expected to start the first week instead, though, because they aren't expecting Redman to be 100%.

This is simple reading and comprehension at work,
 
Felix Jones just isnt that good. He'll break off a nice run now and again. But mostly he'll get a full head o steam and run into defenders or his O-linemen.

I want nothing to do with that backfield mess.

 
Isaac Redman confirmed he -- and not Felix Jones -- is practicing as the Steelers' first-team tailback this week.
A previous report indicated Jones would get the start, but he'd be lucky to see eight carries against the Titans. "I go out there with the first team, do the first four reps, that's normally what the starter does," said Redman following Monday's practice. "I'm just preparing as I'm the starter until they tell me otherwise." Redman hopes to receive "20, 25 carries" in Week 1, although that still seems like a pretty big long shot.
 
timschochet said:
If you're not happy with any of your RB matchups, pick up Jones and start him THIS WEEK. I think he'll take the opportunity and have a good game, probably will even score a touchdown.

But don't wait to see how he performs, because chances are whatever he does this first week won't be repeated. They'll be an RBBC until Bell comes back, and maybe even with Bell. This is the week to have Jones, IMO.
If you EVER are happy or not happy with anything fantasy football... you should NEVER follow the musings of timschochet either way.

:ptts:

 
wdcrob said:
KellysHeroes said:
I actually like Howling over Jones
Even if you hate Felix as a starter he'd been a great 3rd down, COP guy. Basically he can do everything Howling can do at +25-30 pounds.
Disagree. Stephens-Howling's vision is so, so much better than Jones'.

Regardless, I'd just steer clear of the whole mess until Bell returns. Even then I don't know that I'd want a piece of this backfield. Steelers look to be in for a pretty lean year.

 
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator said the team will try to get RB Felix Jones the ball more in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. "I thought he did a good job on the carries he had," Haley said of Jones' effort in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he ran 10 times for 37 yards. "He found the holes that were there. We need to do a better job of creating some space for him because he does look like he has some ability if we can get him into some space." The offensive line will use more of their zone blocking scheme this week.
Jones has always been good in space, and is an excellent receiver. The o-line isn't going to help much, but Jones is used to that from Dallas and Haley et al are at least trying to work around the talent limitations and use Jones properly.

Could be worth a spot start until Bell comes back if you're as desperate as I am. Would expect something like 11 for 40 and 3 for 25 plus a chance of a TD.

 
Huge sleeper potential here IMO. Always thought Jones was a super talented back who never quite caught on. Interesting and cheap lottery ticket here.

-Coach

 

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