Steelers vs. Chiefs: Fantasy outlook


Well we had a pretty accurate assessment of last weeks’ fantasy player with Chris Johnson being the inaccuracy. Steeler fans are pleased with the surprising outing by Landry Jones and I think the team would be wise to wait on bringing Ben. They could benefit from using the suspense to keep their opponents guessing. So far though Tomlin said they are focused on preparing Jones so that is what we are going with.

MUSTS: Le’Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant, Travis Kelce

Bell didn’t have a huge game last week with only 8 fantasy points but that could’ve easily been 14 with a TD. He is the best all-purpose back in the league and will continue to be used as such. Martavis Bryant had a monster game in his first back from suspension.

He looked to be jones’ favorite target and is as hard as a team to defend as any number two receiver in the league. His big play capability makes him must start. On the Kansas City side, they have struggled on offense to this point despite the fact that Alex Smith is on pace for the most yards in his career.

Jeremy Maclin hasn’t practiced all week with a concussion and they are limited also with elite back Jamaal Charles out for the season. Kelce is the best option here and is on pace for 1,100 yards this season. The Steelers do not defend the tight end well and I see him getting you ten to fifteen points.  

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MIGHTS:  Alex Smith, Landry Jones

Alex Smith is averaging 17.5 FTPS in his first six games and will have to play well for the Chiefs to get a win. The Steelers are defending the run well and we don’t know how the backfield of West and Davis will perform.

Quarterbacks facing Pittsburgh put up yards and if this game is back and forth so should Smith. On the opposite side of the ball Landry Jones was ultra-efficient last week and is a better fit for this offense than Mike Vick. The problem is he hasn’t really taken a hit yet and we could see Vick under center if something should happen, knock on wood.

MISSES: KC Wide receivers, Charcandrick West, Knile Davis

The Chiefs need to succeed running the ball in order to do well Sunday offensively. Last week against Minnesota gave us no indication of how that is to happen and with which back as both of them were fantasy dissapointments. Minnesota is 19th against the run while the Steelers are 6th.

Next: Are the Steelers wasting Brandon Boykin?

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