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Published: Oct. 26, 2017 at 08:28 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2017 at 11:29 a.m.

Fantasy Stock Watch: Bryant, Pryor trending down in Week 8

Tuesday. You swipe through your phone checking the previous week's fantasy scores and determining the next mind-blowing roster moves for the week to come. But there's something strange with your roster. Welcome to Byepocalypse, Part One. The Stock Watch offers a torch, a map and a machete to help your survival efforts.

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  • It turns out playing well with others is a necessary skill in order to be able to play well with others. Bryant, in the midst of a frustrating season, lashed out at some of his teammates on social media. That never ends well. In this case, it ended with him being relegated to scout team duties and unavailable for Sunday's tilt with the Lions. Alien sightings are becoming rarer around western Pennsylvania. 10

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    Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    It turns out playing well with others is a necessary skill in order to be able to play well with others. Bryant, in the midst of a frustrating season, lashed out at some of his teammates on social media. That never ends well. In this case, it ended with him being relegated to scout team duties and unavailable for Sunday's tilt with the Lions. Alien sightings are becoming rarer around western Pennsylvania.

  • The Raiders never anticipated that Town Bidness included their starting running back getting suspended for running off the bench to break up an altercation in which he had no actual involvement. But here we are. That's opening the door for a pair of young Raider ball-carriers to get some extra work this week. Too bad it's against one of the toughest defenses in the league. Still ... a bad opportunity is better than no opportunity at all. 9

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    Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, RBs, Oakland Raiders

    The Raiders never anticipated that Town Bidness included their starting running back getting suspended for running off the bench to break up an altercation in which he had no actual involvement. But here we are. That's opening the door for a pair of young Raider ball-carriers to get some extra work this week. Too bad it's against one of the toughest defenses in the league. Still ... a bad opportunity is better than no opportunity at all.

  • I have no idea what exactly is going on inside Washington's receivers room but it's obvious that Terrelle Pryor is fitting in as well as a fat guy in a little coat. It's gotten so bad that Pryor barely got on the field last week against Philly and now Jay Gruden says the team will go with the "hot hand' at receiver. Wait ... that's a thing for receivers now? Pryor's hand has only been lukewarm at best this season so it doesn't seem likely that he's going to get a lot of love in the offense. 8

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    Terrelle Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins

    I have no idea what exactly is going on inside Washington's receivers room but it's obvious that Terrelle Pryor is fitting in as well as a fat guy in a little coat. It's gotten so bad that Pryor barely got on the field last week against Philly and now Jay Gruden says the team will go with the "hot hand' at receiver. Wait ... that's a thing for receivers now? Pryor's hand has only been lukewarm at best this season so it doesn't seem likely that he's going to get a lot of love in the offense.

  • Stefon Diggs is back, everybody! Huzzah! Let us all shout to the heavens and rejoice our good fortune. Praise be! Diggs has been a top-five fantasy receiver in the weeks that he's been healthy enough to go. It's just that we've had to live without him for a little bit as he nursed an injury. And he gets to face the Cleveland Browns. I'm just so excited, I'm ... I just need a minute. Talk amongst yourselves. 7

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    Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    Stefon Diggs is back, everybody! Huzzah! Let us all shout to the heavens and rejoice our good fortune. Praise be! Diggs has been a top-five fantasy receiver in the weeks that he's been healthy enough to go. It's just that we've had to live without him for a little bit as he nursed an injury. And he gets to face the Cleveland Browns. I'm just so excited, I'm ... I just need a minute. Talk amongst yourselves.

  • Deshaun Watson is having a fantastic year. I'm not telling you anything you don't know if you've been paying attention. Okay, smart guy, then why is one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league a stock up? I'll tell you why. Because Duane Brown is back and could potentially play this week. How do you make a good quarterback better? Adding one of the best tackles in the game to protect his blindside. Giddy up. 6

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    Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans

    Deshaun Watson is having a fantastic year. I'm not telling you anything you don't know if you've been paying attention. Okay, smart guy, then why is one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league a stock up? I'll tell you why. Because Duane Brown is back and could potentially play this week. How do you make a good quarterback better? Adding one of the best tackles in the game to protect his blindside. Giddy up.

  • I'm pretty excited that Sterling Shepard is back in action for the Giants after missing a few weeks with an ankle injury. I mean, I'm probably not as excited as Eli Manning since it means having another playmaking threat to go along with Evan Engram. But I'm still pretty excited. 5

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    Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants

    I'm pretty excited that Sterling Shepard is back in action for the Giants after missing a few weeks with an ankle injury. I mean, I'm probably not as excited as Eli Manning since it means having another playmaking threat to go along with Evan Engram. But I'm still pretty excited.

  • Good news, DeShone Kizer ... you're once again the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. So far, no one has staked a claim to this job so there's still a chance for you to step in, take the reins, and run off with this thing. And being a starting quarterback means you have more fantasy value than as a backup. I know that's not your concern but it's sorta what we do here. Then again... 4

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    DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns

    Good news, DeShone Kizer ... you're once again the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. So far, no one has staked a claim to this job so there's still a chance for you to step in, take the reins, and run off with this thing. And being a starting quarterback means you have more fantasy value than as a backup. I know that's not your concern but it's sorta what we do here. Then again...

  • DeShone Kizer, you're back in the starting gig and playing for a coach who seems to yank you every time you throw a whole bunch of picks. That's not something that inspires a lot of confidence. Also not confidence-inspiring? Having to face the Minnesota Vikings defense. Hopefully you enjoy some of the sights in London. Because Sunday might not be so fun. 3

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    DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns

    DeShone Kizer, you're back in the starting gig and playing for a coach who seems to yank you every time you throw a whole bunch of picks. That's not something that inspires a lot of confidence. Also not confidence-inspiring? Having to face the Minnesota Vikings defense. Hopefully you enjoy some of the sights in London. Because Sunday might not be so fun.

  • The Bears needed a receiver. Dontrelle Inman needed an opportunity to play. So like peanut butter and chocolate, these two sides have now come together to form a (hopefully) tasty treat. Now, if only John Fox would let Mitchell Trubisky throw the ball more than seven times in a game. If so, then Inman could be a nice stash for the late part of the season. 2

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    Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chicago Bears

    The Bears needed a receiver. Dontrelle Inman needed an opportunity to play. So like peanut butter and chocolate, these two sides have now come together to form a (hopefully) tasty treat. Now, if only John Fox would let Mitchell Trubisky throw the ball more than seven times in a game. If so, then Inman could be a nice stash for the late part of the season.

  • Remember that time we were all prepared for Chris Ivory to have a really big game against the Colts before T.J. Yeldon showed up out of nowhere and stole all of our fantasy lunch money? I didn't really care for that. But now it looks like Yeldon might be getting more opportunities after the Jags come off their bye. With Leonard Fournette occupying a lot of space in the Jacksonville atmosphere, someone's going to lose out. Ivory could end up the odd man out. 1

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    Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Remember that time we were all prepared for Chris Ivory to have a really big game against the Colts before T.J. Yeldon showed up out of nowhere and stole all of our fantasy lunch money? I didn't really care for that. But now it looks like Yeldon might be getting more opportunities after the Jags come off their bye. With Leonard Fournette occupying a lot of space in the Jacksonville atmosphere, someone's going to lose out. Ivory could end up the odd man out.