After much anticipation, it looks like the Steelers could finally roll out rookie sensation Le'Veon Bell for Week 4 against the Vikings. While it isn't a sure thing, Mike Tomlin used the word might, it would certainly give the Steelers a boost in the backfield. It's been no surprise that none of the guys like Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer or Felix Jones have panned out thus far. They just aren't good.
The question now is if Bell does start, do you play him? Bell is better than all 3 of the above players combined. He could be on a snap count. But if he does start, we've seen stranger things happen from players who weren't supposed to do much. Brian Hoyer anyone? I'd take a chance on him if he is a definite go. Of course, Bell could need more time and everything I just talked about goes down the toilet for another week.
Speaking of Hoyer..........
Josh Gordon - Savior Of The Universe! And Brian Hoyer To!!!!
Coming off a suspension, Gordon's fantasy day couldn't have gone any better after catching 10 passes for a whopping 146 yards and a score. The big news wasn't Gordon, but the play of Brian Hoyer. Hoyer starting was supposed to make the Vikings Defense a sneaky play last week. That didn't happen. After researching the game, Hoyer showed that maybe Brandon Weeden could be done as the Browns' starter after passing 54 times for over 300 yards, 3 scores and 3 picks. Yeah the picks sucked, but Hoyer showed me more in one game than Weeden ever did. The Browns have yet to officially name Hoyer the Week 4 starter, but he deserves another shot. Keep in mind the Browns want to get rid of everything from the old regime. Which is why Trent Richardson is gone, Gordon could be on the trade block and Weeden could be an afterthought. Read more on why Hoyer should be the starter going forward.
The Return Of The Gronk!!
Like Bell, we could also see a return of his tight end lordship Rob Gronkowski. Maybe you haven't heard, but the Patriots' offense has been abysmal. If it wasn't for Julian Edelman, I dare say Tom Brady might not have the value he is currently given. If Gronkowski comes back, this could open up more running lanes for Stevan Ridley, give Brady his favorite target back and also give the rookie receivers much more breathing room from all the defensive attention. If Gronk starts, play him and don't be surprised to see him go off big time in his 2013 debut.
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