Actively Predicting the Inactive List: Week 8

With one week to go before the bye week, it looks like the Steelers will err on the side of caution. Marcus Gilbert and Stephon Tuitt who didn’t play last week, will not play again this week. This will give both players an additional 2 weeks to heal before the next game.

Vance McDonald was added to the injury list this week with a knee contusion, and he has been ruled out for this week’s game. JuJu Schuster-Smith was placed in concussion protocol this week, and since he practiced fully all 3 days this week, he was cleared and should play on Sunday. If JuJu plays, he will be targeted more than Martavis Bryant, who has been demoted, due to using social media to distract the team and attack teammates.

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There will be 7 inactive players for the game this week. I believe they will be:

1. Josh Dobbs: Healthy Scratch/ 3rd QB

2. Marcus Gilbert: Gilbert did not practice all week, and has been ruled out.

3. Stephon Tuitt: He also didn’t practice this week and has been ruled out.

4. Vance McDonald: Injured his knee is last week’s game, didn’t practice and has been ruled out.

5. Martavis Bryant Has been ruled inactive due to his tweets, which has been a distraction to the team. Hopefully he will learn his lesson and come back a stronger, more dedicated teammate.

6. Jerald Hawkins: Has yet to be active for a single game in his 2 year career. He should be inactive again this week.

7. Brian Allen was inactive last week and he should again be inactive this week.

Last week I went 6 for 7. Bringing my yearly total to 42/49.

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