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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell made historic mark

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:11:39 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's 157.0 yards from scrimmage per game in 2016 were third most ever for a running back in one season.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers were wise and fed Bell the ball throughout his 12 games. Bell, David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott each deserve to be the first running back taken in fantasy drafts, but Bell and Johnson have more value in PPR formats.

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Steelers | Big night for Le'Veon Bell

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:11:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ran 30 times for 170 yards, with no touchdowns, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Yardage leagues would have gained many points from Bell's performance, but don't let that discourage you from including Bell among RB1 or RB2 selections for next season. Assuming Bell keeps his nose clean and stays away from substances, he should be setting himself up well for a good payday and a strong 2017.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell set to be UFA

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:17:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's future at receiver?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:45:02 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he could see himself playing receiver later in his career when the wear and tear of playing running backs starts to take a toll.

Fantasy Tip: A move to receiver could end up adding a few years to the end of his career, but for now, Bell is one of the most complete running backs in the game a top-three fantasy option at his position.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's style poses a challenge

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:39:02 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's unique running style is difficult to prepare for, according to Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry, and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said Bell's patience makes it hard for defenders to remain in their gaps.

Fantasy Tip: Bell ran for 144 yards on 18 carries against Kansas City in the regular season, and the Chiefs' 26th-ranked run defense isn't likely to have an answer for him in this weekend's rematch either. Bell should be one of the top overall fantasy plays in the divisional round.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell does not practice

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:55:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has received a lot of touches this season, so he was just receiving a day off to rest. Bell will be used in the running and passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs and should be an attractive starting option in all leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell likely to take Wednesday off

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:49:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to practice Wednesday, Jan. 11, for maintenance reasons after touching the ball 31 times in the team's Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Expect a similar workload Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium. Bell has been on a serious roll since Week 11, amassing at least 137 total yards in every game while adding seven touchdowns. He gouged the Chiefs for 176 total yards on 23 touches in his season debut in Week 4 and figures to surpass that as Ben Roethlisberger historically struggles on the road. Bell should be considered the top RB play on the board again this weekend.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell scores twice

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:19:55 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the Wild Card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins. He also caught two passes for seven yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell continues to be one of the best running backs in the NFL and has recorded at least 118 rushing yards in six of his last seven games. He will be facing a tougher defense in the Divisional round of the playoffs but is still a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | PIT likely to use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:36:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use the franchise tag on RB Le'Veon Bell this offseason, although they hope to work out a long-term deal with him.

Fantasy Tip: Bell collected nearly 1,900 all-purpose yards and reached the end zone nine times in just 12 games during the regular season. The 24-year-old should be viewed as a high-end RB1 in postseason fantasy pools and deserves to be a first-round selection in all 2017 seasonal drafts.

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Steelers | Week 17 inactives for Steelers

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:41:11 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared WR Antonio Brown, QB Ben Roethlisberger, TE Ladarius Green, RB Le'Veon Bell, C Maurkice Pouncey, CB Robert Golden, DL Stephon Tuitt inactive for Week 17.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell wants to stay in Steel City

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:43:32 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he hopes to stay with the organization. He is finishing up the last year of his rookie contract after the team chose not to negotiate an extension with him before the 2016 season. He would become an unrestricted free agent in March without benefit of a new deal. The team could give him a one-year franchise tag, which this year would have been slightly under $12 million and likely to rise in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Bell missed the first three games, but still challenged for the rushing title while piling up the highest single-game scrimmage yardage total in the NFL. It's almost a certainty he'll be back in Pittsburgh, whether he is tagged or gets an extension, and he will be one of the top fantasy picks in 2017, if not the No. 1 overall selection.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to miss Week 17

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:07:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Tousaaint are options that can receive playing time with Bell sitting out. Owners should monitor the situation to see which will be the starting running back. Owners in daily fantasy leagues could consider using the starter as a flex option.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh likely to rest key players

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:50:08 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin suggested Tuesday, Dec. 27, that QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown and C Maurkice Pouncey probably won't play in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns. "They are guys I'll look hard at protecting and preserving," Tomlin said.

Fantasy Tip: No surprise here, as the Pittsburgh is locked into a No. 3 seed during the AFC playoffs and has nothing to gain regardless of the result. Landry Jones, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Eli Rogers will likely be the Steelers' top offensive weapons this weekend, although Pittsburgh could easily choose to increase DeAngelo Williams' workload since he has seen only one snap since Week 8 following knee surgery. In such a favorable matchup, whomever starts between Toussaint or Williams could be a nice play in DFS.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell accounts for two touchdowns

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 16:56:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 122 yards and one touchdowns on 20 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. He also caught three passes for 15 yards and one touchdown during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been one of the best running back for fantasy owners this season and continued his strong play in Week 16. It is not known how much playing time he will receive in Week 17 since the team has clinched a playing spot, which makes him a risky option.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell held out of end zone

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:10:35 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ran 23 times for 93 yards but scored no touchdowns in a 24-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: After Bell's three-touchdown outing last week, anything was bound to be a letdown. Bell is still a strong RB1 who had a good week, but his performance in scoring leagues was definitely affected.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell likely to be tagged

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:03:37 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is a free agent at the end of the season, is likely to receive the franchise tag from the team in the offseason. The tag is worth $12.377 million for running backs in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Bell faces the Cincinnati Bengals this week, and they've been OK against opposing RBs the last five weeks. He remains an elite option at the position.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has monster performance

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:43:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. He also caught four passes for 62 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has received at least 23 carries in each of the last four games and has four 100-yard games and five touchdowns during that span. He has also caught at least four passes in every game this season and has posted at least 55 receiving yards in four of his last five games. He is a must-start player in all leagues no matter the matchup.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell totals 182 yards

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:02:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 29 times for 118 yards in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants, and he added six catches for 64 yards on seven targets. He has three straight 100-yard rushing performances for the first time in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Bell continues to carry fantasy owners down the stretch and into the playoffs. He will look for another big stat line in Week 14 against a Buffalo Bills rush defense which allowed a pair of rushing scores to Latavius Murray of the Raiders.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell fined

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:08:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and RB Le'Veon Bell were both punished by the National Football League for their role in a joint touchdown celebration in Week 12. Brown was fined $24,309 and Bell was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct following one of Brown's three touchdowns versus the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: Brown leads the league with 10 touchdown receptions and should be considered a WR1 in all fantasy formats. Bell has 266 rushing yards and has reached the end zone in each of his last three games, which also makes him worthy of being started in all leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell runs over Colts

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:01:08 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell finished with 23 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 22 yards in a 28-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has now scored in three straight games, and he looks to be in a great rhythm after a slow start by his standards.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell a big factor on offense

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:25:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 146 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11. He also caught eight passes for 55 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been one of the most valuable players in fantasy this season because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game. Bell is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell totals 134 yards, two scores

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:48:20 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 17 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he added nine receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bell was outshined by rookie Ezekiel Elliott in this game, but Bell's fantasy owners certainly will not complain about his production. He is especially great in PPR formats. Bell has another extremely favorable matchup in Cleveland in Week 11.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has minimal production

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:17:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell had 32 of his team's 36 rushing yards in a 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: This was not a good matchup for the Steelers' running game, and in all likelihood Bell's owners should have left him benched. Bell is a decent back, but analyze the matchup before committing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - David Ginsburg

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell rings up 108 total yards

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:20:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Le'Veon Bell rushed 10 times for 53 yards in the Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins, and he added six receptions for a team-high 55 yards on seven targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bell had a decent performance for fantasy owners in PPR leagues, but his rushing total was ordinary and his lack of touchdowns made for a mediocre line in standard formats. Bell should be even more of a focal point of the offense with Ben Roethlisberger set for surgery to repair a torn meniscus. It's uncertain how much time he will miss.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may see time at WR

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:08:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to line up at wide receiver at times during the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been involved in the passing game since he returned from his suspension with 14 carries with 122 yards in two games. Bell should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues and his receiving yards makes him very valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell records 154 total yards

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:07:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed for 66 yards on 20 carries against the New York Jets in Week 5. He also caught nine passes for 88 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been a main part of the offense over the last two games and will continue to be a factor in the running and passing game. Bell is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell back with a bang

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 22:59:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell carried 18 times for 144 yards in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs in his return from a three-game suspension. He also added five receptions for 34 yards on six targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is back and showed why fantasy owners drafted him in the high rounds and waited patiently for him to return. He lined up in the backfield, as well as at wide receiver at times. Bell is an elite fantasy option heading into Week 5 against the New York Jets.

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Steelers | Big return for Le'Veon Bell?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:01:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will return from suspension in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the last time he returned from a suspension, he finished with 132 total yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is expected to be the lead back in his return, and he should be considered a RB1 in any format.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell in good condition

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:00:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's conditioning isn't a concern to head coach Mike Tomlin. "We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building," Tomlin said. "He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there."

Fantasy Tip: Tomlin had also stated earlier that Bell will play plenty in his first game back from a three-game suspension. With good health and in good physical condition, Bell immediately assumes his position as an RB1, even against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to be featured upon return

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:05:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell can expect to see a heavy workload in his season debut in Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. "Rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday," Tomlin said.

Fantasy Tip: This comes as music to the ears of Bell's owners, most of whom invested a late-first or early-second round pick in him despite his three-game suspension. A bit of rust should be expected, but few backs bring the same kind of upside and consistency to the table that Bell does. As such, owners should plug him immediately into their lineups and begin the process of handcuffing him to DeAngelo Williams if they haven't done so already.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell back in action

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:19:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will return from his three-game suspension in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Bell will face a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense in his season debut. He'll be a low-end RB1, but rust to a certain degree should be expected.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell feels good

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:08:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said his knee felt good during the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 26, and expects to feel even better after his three-game suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Bell's fantasy value does take a small hit because of the suspension, but he should still be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues. Bell probably will be selected in the first or second round in most drafts.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell shows off hands

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:13:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell had three carries for 21 yards and caught all five of his targets for 37 yards against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: His three-game suspension takes him out of the mix for the top pick, but his ceiling is so high, particularly in PPR formats, he is still worth selecting in the second round.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play Friday

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:42:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) will play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: Bell will miss the first three games of the season because of his suspension, so he will need some playing time during the preseason. The suspension does hurt his value, but he should still be considered a No. 1 running back in most leagues and will be selected in one of the first two or three rounds of drafts.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:04:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's suspension has been reduced to three games, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Bell will now be eligible to play in Week 4, which will help his fantasy value. He should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues and will be selected in one of the first two or three rounds.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell hearing update

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:26:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says no hearing date has been scheduled for the appeal of his four-game suspension.

Fantasy Tip: It would be nice to know something sooner than later, but the smart bet is he will not win the appeal, and you should downgrade him to about Round 3 or Round 4 in PPR drafts.

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Steelers | PIT starters out second preseason game

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:42:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, RB DeAngelo Williams and WR Antonio Brown won't play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Bell, Brown and Big Ben are all amidst the first pack in fantasy at their respective positions. D-Will is an RB3 as he'll take a backseat when Bell returns from his suspension.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh to sit several players

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:15:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Antonio Brown and C Maurkice Pouncey will not play in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: All of the players will be rested and should play in the next few preseason games. Brown likely will be one of the first players selected in drafts, while Bell probably will be a No. 1 running back once he returns from his suspension. Roethlisberger should also be a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues. Williams will have increased value over the first month of the season with Bell out but should also be a flex option when Bell returns.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell back to full strength

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 14:06:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is "running and cutting without thinking about his surgically repaired knee", according to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler. "I feel I can protect myself. Even jump-cutting, if I decide I want to jump over somebody, jump in the end zone, whatever it may be, I feel I'll be able to do all that. My leg feels great. I felt I got all my speed back. I wasn't even thinking about my knee at all (Friday, Aug. 5)," Bell said.

Fantasy Tip: While it appears he has cleared the mental hurdle in regards to his injury, Bell still has a four-game suspension looming. He is arguably the best back in fantasy when he's on the field, but that has been easier said than done lately. Nevertheless, he's still worth a second-round investment in most leagues, particularly if owners are successful in landing DeAngelo Williams as a handcuff.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell not limited

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:32:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) appeared to be a full participant during practice Friday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is coming off a knee injury and likely will miss the first four games of the season but appears to be healthy. Bell's fantasy value will take a hit because of the suspension but he should still be considered a No. 1 running back in most leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell cleared for camp

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:54:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has been cleared to participate in training camp. Bell is less than nine months removed from tearing his posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. "I'm going to do as much as coach Tomlin lets me do," Bell said. "I'm confident where I am right now. I felt if we had a game tomorrow, I'd be able to play."

Fantasy Tip: It's good that Bell is feeling healthy and ready for the season, but off-field issues have obviously interfered. He is facing a four-game suspension, but should still be considered as a low-end RB1 in the late-first or early-second round.

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Steelers | Date set for Le'Veon Bell's appeal

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:34:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's appeal for his four-game suspension is tentatively set for mid-August, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: A successful appeal seems unlikely for Bell, but we won't officially know until mid-August. It's best to plan to go without him for the first four games of the season. DeAngelo Williams is one of the better running back handcuffs to draft this year as he is capable of providing four quality starts in addition to the playing time he'll have behind Bell. Bell should still be taken as a low-end RB1 in PPR leagues, while Williams is more of a mid-round option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Little chance Le'Veon Bell wins appeal

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:03:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has vowed not to miss any games due to suspension for reportedly missing several drug tests, but no sources with knowledge of the situation believe he has a strong chance to win the appeal. As such, RB DeAngelo Williams would be in line to carry the load until Bell returns.

Fantasy Tip: He is still worth drafting as an RB1, but you'll obviously either need to draft DeAngelo Williams early or have plenty of depth on hand to fill the void in the first four games if his suspension is indeed upheld. Bell is a top-notch option when he is on the field.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell: 'I won't miss games'

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:54:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, said "I'm not going to miss games, trust me." "I'm gonna win the appeal...ppl have no idea what happened, but don't worry...let em hate," Bell wrote directly to a fan. "When I end up missin no games at all, ppl for sure gonna try to love me again and I'm only ridin with my LOYAL fans!!"

Fantasy Tip: Bell is rather optimistic about his chances, that's for sure. There's a good chance he won't win the suspension, though, so a player that would've been a surefire top-five pick in point-per-reception leagues now becomes more of a midrange RB1. DeAngelo Williams finds himself in a similar spot replacing Bell, and he put up great numbers in 2016 in a leading role. But draft Williams as more of an RB3/flex type with more value to open up the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win appeal

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:27:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to have a successful appeal for his pending four-game suspension due to the NFL's stringent policies. The results of the appeal are expected before the regular season starts. Additionally, Bell missed several drug tests resulting in the suspension, as opposed to the originally reported one missed test, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Bell will be missing the first four games of the 2016 season, paving the way for DeAngelo Williams to start in his place once again. Williams' fantasy value brings him up a few rounds, and he will be one of the top running back handcuffs, assuming Bell is suspended. Bell should still be considered a low-end RB1 option, while Williams is now worth a look as low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may face suspension

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:53:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policy because of a missed test, according to sources. The appeals process is underway, and no announcement has been made. No date for Bell's appeal has been set, but it's expected to be heard before the start of the regular season. If it's not overturned, he would miss the first four games of the season.

Fantasy Tip: It's important to note that this was because he missed a test, and it wasn't the result of a failed test. However, there is very little history of these things being overturned. Bell is coming off of torn ligaments in his knee, and the possibility of him missing a quarter of the season sparks a descent into the low-end RB1 mix. If the suspension is overturned, Bell is in the mix for the top back in PPR leagues. DeAngelo Williams was expected to remain involved with a healthy Bell, and the Steelers have two good matchups of the first four games. The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins were 32nd and 26th, respectively, in rushing yards allowed last season. They'll have two tough matchups against the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, though. Williams will serve as a high-end RB3 in drafts, but he'll likely be reduced to an RB4 or a handcuff when Bell hits the field. Fitzgerald Toussaint is slated to back up Williams if Bell is absent. He could be worth a final-round flyer for depth.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh may have two RBs in backfield

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:55:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he believes there will be times that he and RB DeAngelo Williams will be on the field at the same time. "There are definitely going to be packages where me and 'D-Lo' are going to be out there at the same time," Bell said. "I'm ready for that."

Fantasy Tip: Bell will receive most of the work at running back in 2016 but Williams should see decent playing time because of his solid play last season. Bell probably would be more of a receiver if both are on the field at the game time, which would help his fantasy value. Bell should be selected in the first round, while Williams could be a middle- to late-round option in drafts.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell on track for camp

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:52:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he is on schedule to be ready for training camp and that his leg is stronger than ever before.

Fantasy Tip: Unless he suffers an unexpected setback, Bell should be ready to go for Week 1. He carries some injury concerns, but he should still be one of the first running backs selected in all formats.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell hints at contract demands

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 19:19:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell released a rap song in which he references needing "15 a year" and refers to himself as the top back in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: A big 2016 season would go a long way to helping Bell land a lucrative contract, and he should be one of the first backs off the board in all formats.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell targets third preseason game

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:07:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is optimistic to be ready by the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell presents some health risk, but he's one of the best fantasy running backs in the game. He's a high-end RB1.

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