Felix Jones to Start for Steelers?

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Felix Jones FantasyApparently the Pittsburgh Steelers are so desperate at running back they’re turning to Felix Jones as their week one starter. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says Felix Jones is expected to start Sunday’s opener against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers acquired Jones just a few weeks ago in a minor trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. The former first-round pick may in fact start this Sunday, but will likely split carries with Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling.

Jonathan Dwyer, the Steeler’s leading rusher last season was cut Saturday as the Steelers reached the 53-man roster limit.

Fantasy owners holding onto Le’Veon Bell need to stash the promising rookie until he is 100% and best avoid this running back by committee all together. We are not recommending you drop anyone for Felix Jones as this may be a complete waste of time, especially if you have any sort of decent running back depth. It’s very likely the Steelers will lean on their passing game week one against the Titans, using their running back rotation as a nice change of pace.

On a side note, fantasy owners need to relax when it comes to the waiver wire prior to this first NFL week. I have been getting a lot of questions from our Gridiron Experts members asking us whether or not they should pick up low tier fantasy options for depth. If you’re tinkering with your lineup, ask yourself this one important question prior to picking someone up on the waiver wire: “Will I ever start him?” If the answer is no, then you are just messing with your team.

Don’t worry…Football is coming.

UPDATED:

Isaac Redman was a full participant in Steelers practice Monday, and confirmed he’ll run as the starter during Le’Veon Bell’s (foot) absence. Also, Le’Veon Bell  told reporters he’s aiming for a Week 2 return.

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Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 20 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had a outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has one year old son and is expecting a daughter in late July (2015).

Mike lives on the West Coast and is happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.