Pittsburgh Steelers
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  • 27
  • 6 years
  • Michigan St.
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 PIT 13 310 244 860 3.5 8 1 66 45 399 0 1259 8 0 4 7
2014 PIT 16 395 290 1361 4.7 8 0 105 83 854 3 2215 11 0 13 8
2015 PIT 6 139 113 556 4.9 3 0 26 24 136 0 692 3 0 4 3
2016 PIT 12 356 261 1268 4.9 7 1 94 75 616 2 1884 9 0 11 5
2017 PIT 15 427 321 1291 4.0 9 2 106 85 655 2 1946 11 0 9 8
  Avg 12 325 246 1067 4.4 7 1 79 62 532 1 1599 8 0 8 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 2/20/2019 5:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is believed to be looking for a contract this offseason that will pay him $50 million in the first two years of the deal.

    Huddle Up: Bell likely will receive interest from multiple teams and will be expecting to sign a lucrative contract with a new team. He has not played since 2017 because of his contract situation but should still be one of the top running backs in the NFL. He likely will be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues next season.

  • Posted: 2/20/2019 1:34pm ET

    Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) reportedly weighed around 260 pounds during his year off from football. The Jets are fairly concerned about the shape Bell is in after he played at 225 pounds in 2017. New York is considered to be one of the front-runners to sign Bell this offseason. Despite the weight issue, the Jets will add him for the right price. The Jets currently boast the second largest salary cap heading into the offseason behind the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Running back will be even more of a need if Isaiah Crowell is not retained. Bell would make a nice fit in green and white but is an RB1 candidate wherever he lands, assuming the weight won't be a big issue.

  • Posted: 2/20/2019 10:30am ET

    Updating an ongoing saga, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not be the recipient of the transition tag, according to general manager Kevin Colbert, Wednesday, Feb. 20. Bell will hit the open market in March.

    Huddle Up: This isn't a big surprise. Gamers will have to wait to see where he ends up to get a true valuation, but Bell will remain in the RB1 ranks, albeit with risk, for 2019.

  • Posted: 2/9/2019 6:32pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could be pursued by the Houston Texans this offseason in order to 'elevate' the offense to next level, according to Mike Wells of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Replacing Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown with Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins would put Bell in prime position for at least a couple of more seasons of big production. He should be a RB1 wherever he lands, but he'd likely remain an elite option with the Texans.

  • Posted: 2/8/2019 10:38pm ET

    The Green Bay Packers could make a 'strong push' to sign Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell in free agency, in the opinion of ESPN's Rob Demovsky, who believes Bell could be a true feature back in new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense.

    Huddle Up: Demovsky isn't the first person to suggest Green Bay is a good fit for Bell or that the team could (or should) target him in free agency, so this isn't a report to dismiss out of hand. For as talented as Aaron Jones is, he has struggled to stay on the field, and even at 27 Bell should have at least a couple elite years left in him. Putting Bell in the backfield next to Aaron Rodgers would land Bell right back near the top of fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 2/3/2019 10:06am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could receive the transition tag from the Steelers, which would give the team the right to match any offer sheet the pending free agent receives from another team, a source said Sunday, Feb. 3. Pittsburgh's decision depends on how much another team would value Bell and whether the Steelers would be willing to match the offer sheet.

    Huddle Up: While it is within the Steelers' rights, this seems unlikely given the acrimonious season that just passed between Bell, the franchise and his teammates, and the league and NFLPA already are squabbling over the value of the transition tag with only a possibility of it being applied. In the end, expect Bell to move on, unimpeded, to a new team this offseason.

  • Posted: 1/31/2019 8:24am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is of interest to the New York Jets, but they won't break the bank to get him, in the opinion of beat writer Manish Mehta.

    Huddle Up: Bell will be an RB1 in fantasy regardless of where he goes, but he will be a risk for a myriad of reasons. His body has to get used to being hit again, and with that, comes a heightened injury risk than his position already provides.

  • Posted: 11/27/2018 10:42am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, a soon-to-be free agent, hinted on Instagram on Monday, Nov. 26, that he wouldn't mind playing with the Indianapolis Colts next season, tagging a NFL Andrew Luck graphic with the words 'Just imagine.'

    Huddle Up: There's no shortage of intriguing destinations for Bell, and Indy would rank high on any list with the potential pairing of the All-Pro back and QB Andrew Luck, who's currently enjoying an MVP-worthy comeback season.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 9:00am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will be looking for at least $17 million per season in his next contract and would also want more than $45 million in guaranteed money, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Bell decided to sit out the entire 2018 season and will be looking for a lucrative contract during the offseason. He should receive interest from multiple teams this offseason, but it is not known if he will be offered the type of deal he wants. He likely will be a No. 1 fantasy running back no matter where he plays next season.

  • Posted: 11/16/2018 9:25am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is headed toward free agency, and several league sources see him landing with the New York Jets in the offseason. 'I think it's a foregone conclusion,' one Steelers source said.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to take that leap right now, especially with the future of the Jets so murky, including the fates of the head coach and GM. Bell will be playing somewhere, though, after missing out on a pile of $$$ and a full season during the prime of his career.

  • Posted: 11/13/2018 9:45am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Nov. 13, at his weekly news conference that he hasn't spoken to holdout RB Le'Veon Bell and that he has 'no expectation' about the situation. When asked about potentially never coaching Bell again, Tomlin replied, 'so be it.'

    Huddle Up: Bell has until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to report or forego the rest of 2018 season, but he's still not expected to show, meaning a lost season for Bell's fantasy owners who weren't fortunate enough to pick up stud backup James Conner. Those rostering Conner and Bell, though, are better off if the latter stays away.

  • Posted: 11/10/2018 6:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to report by the deadline Tuesday, Nov. 13, according to multiple sources, which would make him ineligible to play for the remainder of the season.

    Huddle Up: If true, James Conner owners will no longer have to worry about Bell crashing the party. All Bell owners can do is wait until Tuesday and hope the reports turn out to be false.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 9:03pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to report to the team next week, according to team president Art Rooney II.

    Huddle Up: Speculation has been flying hot and heavy this week, but this is the team president talking, and though he stops short of explicitly saying Bell will report next week, he says more than once that he "expects" Bell to be there. As has been noted, Bell must report by Tuesday, Nov. 13, or he forfeits the 2018 season so all will be clear by then. In the off chance he's been discarded in your league, scoop him up post-haste.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 5:34pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is 'in town,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

    Huddle Up: Another development in the Bell saga, and it could be one that points to the franchise running back's return. We'll find out by Tuesday, which is the deadline for Bell to sign a contract in order for him to be eligible to play this season.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 8:41am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell would be franchise tagged at the quarterback level, around $25 million in 2019, not at the lower number he was tagged at in 2018, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 'I've been told by both league and team sources that neither the NFL nor the Steelers have any plan to argue that the second tag should carry over, should Bell not play this year,' NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported. 'They are all in agreement that any potential tag would be the third (or the transition).'

    Huddle Up: What does this mean? Bell doesn't have to report at all, and he's likely to wind up a free agent after the season. The team is unlikely to tag him at that rate or transition tag him. It's still worth holding onto him, but the chances are high that he sits the entire season.

  • Posted: 11/6/2018 5:08pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is reportedly contemplating whether or not he will show up by the Nov. 13 franchise tag deadline based on newly learned information from the collective bargaining agreement that would allow him to be deemed a third-year franchise player in 2019 rather than revert to the second year, even if he doesn't report.

    Huddle Up: If true, owners should be able to pretty much write off any chance of Bell returning to the team this season. The good news is this drama will come to a temporary end in exactly seven days, as Bell will be ineligible to play in 2018 if he does not report by then. It's unreasonable at this point for owners to expect any fantasy contributions from Bell, as James Conner has mostly thrived in his absence. Conner should be considered an elite RB1 until further notice.

  • Posted: 11/6/2018 9:43am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tweeted 'Farewell Miami' on Monday, possibly indicating he's heading north to report and end his season-long holdout from the team. Bell needs to report by Nov. 13 to make sure he accrues enough service time to reach free agency in March.

    Huddle Up: This could turn into a nightmare scenario for those fantasy general managers who own both Bell and James Conner, who trails only Todd Gurley in RB fantasy points per game. If Bell reports this week, he could return to the field as soon as Week 11 and some sort of timeshare would likely ensue, sapping a portion of value for both backs and making for a less-than-ideal stretch run for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 11/5/2018 11:31am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has not reestablished contact with the team as of Monday, Nov. 5 - leaving him eight days to report before he becomes ineligible to play for the remainder of the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: The Steelers host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, so he wasn't going to be a realistic possibility to play in Week 10 anyway. Bell's owners are losing whatever little remaining fantasy trade value Bell's name carried, and it's looking more and more likely James Conner will finish the season out as the team's unquestioned feature back.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 5:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not at the facility Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't look like he'll be suiting up this week, but things could change. James Conner has a rough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens this week, but he remains a RB2.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 6:19am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell remains absent from meetings Wednesday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: He's not going to play this week, but he could surface after the trade deadline passes for Week 9.

  • Posted: 10/22/2018 2:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not report to the team this week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bell may not report to the team until after the trade deadline next week, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. James Conner will continue to receive most of the work at running back and can be a No. 1 running back in all leagues this week.

  • Posted: 10/22/2018 9:35am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was not present at team headquarters Monday, Oct. 22, as the rest of the team came back following the bye week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: It was reported last week Bell wants to wait to see if the trade deadline brings about any changes to his status before reporting. He needs to report within the next two weeks in order to get the accrued season he desires toward free agency or else his absence from the team to this point will have been for naught. James Conner should see one - if not two - more weeks of elite RB1 usage at the very least before owners will be forced to make other plans.

  • Posted: 10/22/2018 6:20am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not present Monday, Oct. 22, in the team facility as the team returned to work following the bye week.

    Huddle Up: Bell would be an RB2 if he suits up against the Cleveland Browns this week.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 8:43am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said he expects RB Le'Veon Bell to remain with the team until 2019, in a conversation with NFL Network following the conclusion of the league meetings last week. Bell has been the topic of ongoing trade rumors for several months and the trade deadline is Oct. 30.

    Huddle Up: It is becoming increasingly likely that if Bell does resume playing in Pittsburgh this season, he would form a two-headed rushing attack with James Conner, as opposed to becoming the lead back. Bell would be a RB2 in this scenario but should be considered a RB1 if the Steelers decide to trade him.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 3:33pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report this week, according to a source. The Steelers are on a bye this week, but Bell could report Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: James Conner will continue to be featured in Pittsburgh's backfield as long as Bell stays away. If you haven't traded Bell by now, the best you can do is keep him on your bench and hope he returns soon.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 7:44am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is absent from meetings during the bye week Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: The team doesn't have to pay him during the bye, and he may not show up all week. When/if he reports, it's very likely he's going to be part of a two-headed attack at running back, which could push him to RB2 status.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 5:13am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't told the team when he'll report, but NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport expects Bell to return to a committee with RB James Conner.

    Huddle Up: Bell is the gift that keeps on giving his fantasy owners this season since he could be an RB2 when he finally returns.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 7:49am ET

    Although Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is still expected to report to the team in order to play versus the Cleveland Browns Oct. 28, he has not had any contact with club officials and players, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Bell's fantasy owners should continue to remain patient, since he is an unquestioned RB1 in all formats. However, it may take him a week or two to shake off the rust once he returns, since he did not have the benefit of going through training camp or preseason games in order to get into game shape. James Conner should be viewed as a solid RB2 option for as long as Bell is out of action.

  • Posted: 10/8/2018 4:43pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has not been a trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles and likely will not be one even after the team created salary cap space, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles have lost Jay Ajayi for the season, so they probably will go with a committee at running back with Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles and Josh Adams all candidates to see playing time. Clement and Smallwood probably have the most fantasy value out of the group and could be flex options for owners. Bell is expected to join the Steelers during their bye week and can be a No. 1 running back.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 9:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wants to finish the season with the Steelers and is not interested in being traded, according to sources. Bell is expected to report to the Steelers in a few weeks and would need to be convinced that a trade would be beneficial for him.

    Huddle Up: Bell reportedly will be joining the team during their Week 7 bye, but nothing is official at this point. He may be a bit rusty in his first few games but can still be a weekly starting option in all leagues even if he is traded.

  • Posted: 10/2/2018 10:05am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is planning to end his holdout and return to the team during the Week 7 bye, has to sign his franchise tender in order to be traded and thus could veto any offer he didn't approve of. Bell, though, told ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, he is willing to work with the Steelers and other possible interested trade partners. 'I would have to know everything,' Bell said. 'It depends on what team it is and whether they want to do a long-term deal after the tag. If they really wanted to do a long-term deal, they could get me traded.'

    Huddle Up: It's been a rough ride so far for fantasy general managers who spent a top-five pick on Bell, but more patience will be required as more twists and turns are likely in this reality show-like saga.

  • Posted: 10/2/2018 9:53am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is planning to end his holdout and return to the team later this month, said Tuesday, Oct. 2, that he is in good physical shape and is not concerned about resuming his usual heavy workload if it's in the Steelers' plans. 'My intentions (when this started, were), I'm going to save myself for when you want to make a long-term deal,' Bell told ESPN. Bell then added that, once on the field, 'I'll be fully committed and give you everything I have.'

    Huddle Up: Bell's reported return date is still a few weeks away, and much could still change in the meantime. His fantasy owners will have to maintain their patience, but at least there is now a rough timetable/light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 3:52pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to report to the team during their Week 7 bye, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The holdout has to end at some point. He clearly wants to go into 2019 free agency healthy and with less wear and tear than in previous years. As for James Conner, his fantasy value will all but evaporate upon Bell's return. It would behoove fantasy owners to sell high on Conner in the coming weeks.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:39am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was a player that the San Francisco 49ers inquired about earlier this season, but their plans probably have changed because of the season-ending injury to QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee).

    Huddle Up: Matt Breida has played well as the starting running back for the 49ers and should continue to have that role moving forward. He is a solid No. 2 back in all leagues. Bell will be a No. 1 fantasy running back when he returns to the field.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:38am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is a possible trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources. The Eagles likely would have to clear some salary cap space if they wanted to acquire Bell.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles have been using multiple running backs this season, so they could pursue a trade for Bell over the next few weeks. Bell is a No. 1 running back when he is playing, so owners should hold onto him while he is holding out.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 12:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has drawn interest from the New York Jets, who have inquired about Bell's trade availability, according to sources. New York has yet to make an offer for Bell, however.

    Huddle Up: Bell would make for an interesting fit in the Jets' backfield alongside Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell. We'll pay more attention to that fit if this move ever comes to fruition. For now, Bell, as much as it hurts, must remain on fantasy benches.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 9:58am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is being inquired about by teams pitching trade offers, and the Steelers are listening, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday, Sept. 23.

    Huddle Up: With enough other drama to deal with -- not to mention a disappointing 0-1-1 start -- the Steelers are no doubt tiring of the Bell stalemate, and the allure of getting something for the pending free agent has to sound better by the week. Bell's fantasy owners, meanwhile, should be open to any deal after being without the elite RB for the first three weeks.

  • Posted: 9/12/2018 5:41am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell remains absent from the facility Wednesday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: It's not a good sign for Bell's Week 2 potential, and James Conner owners can start planning for another week with him in the lineup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 9/11/2018 12:02pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was removed from the team's Week 2 depth chart on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a 'has not signed franchise tender' denotation as his holdout continues. Bell remains listed on the team's roster.

    Huddle Up: Another week of watching and waiting is at hand for Bell's fantasy owners, and the next key date will be Wednesday when the Steelers begin on-field practices for Week 2. Hopefully, in the meantime, Bell owners have been able to procure the services of James Conner, who had himself an RB1 outing in Week 1.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 7:37am ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have not entertained the option of trading RB Le'Veon Bell, according to a source. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Steelers are willing to wait for him and some around the league believe that Bell could return to the club before the end of September.

    Huddle Up: James Conner will receive the bulk of the playing time in Bell's absence and should be viewed as a short-term RB1, with Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley also expected to see a few touches. Bell should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats once he returns.

  • Posted: 9/8/2018 12:45pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will officially miss the regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns as his holdout continues.

    Huddle Up: The two sides are dug in and this could potentially last a while, as not many expected Bell to miss any regular season games. Fantasy owners who took Bell early in the first round are sweating, particularly if Todd Gurley or David Johnson end up going off in the opener. James Conner will assume the starting tailback duties until further notice.

  • Posted: 9/6/2018 5:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell won't have the franchise tag rescinded, according to a source. He'll play for them this year, but it's just a matter of when.

    Huddle Up: It's saying something when your offensive line speaks publicly about their disdain of your absence. Team chemistry is something to watch this year. Thursday might be a big day in determining whether you can put him in your Week 1 lineup. He's a must-start every week he's active.

  • Posted: 9/5/2018 6:04am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell remains absent from the team Wednesday, Sept. 5.

    Huddle Up: His Week 1 status is getting a little dicey. A contingency plan will need to be in place in case they deactivate the elite RB1 for the opener.

  • Posted: 9/4/2018 6:00pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner is reportedly expected to start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 even if Le'Veon Bell reports to the team Wednesday, Sept. 5. 'James - the status and condition and approach of James. Being a rookie who missed a lot of time due to soft tissue injuries and lack of general readiness to a guy who’s done the things that we outlined,' head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters as to why Conner is ready to carry the ground game even if Bell reports.

    Huddle Up: It's well past the time for owners to feign indifference regarding Bell's refusal to join the team. Not even the team knows what he's going to report, so owners are basically clinging onto the hope Bell doesn't want to miss game checks. Even if he does report Wednesday, there's no guarantee the Steelers will give him a full workload until at least Week 3. Bell owners need to find a way to minimize the damage his absence is creating, while Conner owners should likely have a short-term RB1 on their hands.

  • Posted: 9/3/2018 7:57am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has not reported to the team Monday, Sept. 3, and signed his franchise tender.

    Huddle Up: Bell is still a top-three commodity in fantasy, and it's a little early to worry about his status for Week 1.

  • Posted: 8/28/2018 1:47pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell told some teammates that he will finally report to the Steelers on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, according to sources. Labor Day marks the first day of practice for the regular season. Bell has not signed his franchise tag and did not report to any offseason activities, including training camp. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner said the Steelers will need to evaluate where Bell is physically before determining his Week 1 workload.

    Huddle Up: Whether or not Bell actually reports on Monday remains to be seen, but it would certainly make sense for him to do so on the first weekday before the season commences. The mercurial Bell is an elite talent when healthy and is poised to compete for the top fantasy player status again.

  • Posted: 7/17/2018 10:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is tentatively expected to skip training camp but report before the start of the regular season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, who also stated Bell potentially missing games over his contract would be 'a shock.'

    Huddle Up: This would be the expected outcome since Bell did the same thing last season. Although owners do not want to hear it, Bell is perhaps the riskiest player going in the early first round of drafts this spring and summer. Not only could he change his mind at any time and choose not to report until midseason, but he is entering this season with a new coordinator and coming off a 400-touch season. Missing camp just heightens his risk for injury.

  • Posted: 7/16/2018 1:00pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was not signed to a long-term deal prior to the deadline Monday, July 16. He will play on his $14.5 million franchise tag and is now slated to be a free agent in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Whether or not Bell holds out into the regular season remains to be seen, but it's unlikely that he would choose to forfeit millions of dollars by doing so. Assuming he does not hold out, he arguably remains the No. 1 fantasy football target.

  • Posted: 7/16/2018 5:24am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell negotiated all weekend, but parties aren't optimistic a long-term deal will get done. It's expected to go down to the wire Monday, July 16.

    Huddle Up: Nothing changes from a fantasy perspective if a deal doesn't get done. Bell remains an elite RB1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/15/2018 11:04am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell 'wants to get the deal done' ahead of the July 16 deadline for signing players on the franchise tag to a long-term extension, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    Huddle Up: Both sides have expressed optimism in recent days, but unless the Steelers are willing to reset the market - and then some - for running backs, it seems unlikely there will be an agreement reached in just over 24 hours. As dynamic as Bell is, it doesn't make a ton of sense to give him the megadeal he desires as he comes off a 400-plus touch season. Based on the recent history of running backs coming off such high-usage seasons, Bell is a prime candidate to disappoint owners in 2018.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CLE 10 32 0 3 15 0
2 MIN 27 87 0 4 4 0
3 @CHI 15 61 1 6 37 0
4 @BAL 35 144 2 4 42 0
5 JAC 15 47 0 10 46 0
6 @KC 32 179 1 3 12 0
7 CIN 35 134 0 3 58 0
8 @DET 25 76 1 2 5 0
10 @IND 26 80 0 5 32 0
11 TEN 12 46 0 9 57 0
12 GB 20 95 0 12 88 0
13 @CIN 18 76 0 5 106 1
14 BAL 13 48 2 9 77 1
15 NE 24 117 1 5 48 0
16 @HOU 14 69 1 5 28 0
P2 JAC 16 67 1 9 88 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
4 KC 18 144 0 5 34 0
5 NYJ 20 66 0 9 88 0
6 @MIA 10 53 0 6 55 0
7 NE 21 81 0 10 68 0
9 @BAL 14 32 0 6 38 0
10 DAL 17 57 1 9 77 1
11 @CLE 28 146 1 8 55 0
12 @IND 23 120 1 4 22 0
13 NYG 29 118 0 6 64 0
14 @BUF 38 236 3 4 62 0
15 @CIN 23 93 0 5 38 0
16 BAL 20 122 1 3 15 1
P1 MIA 29 167 2 2 7 0
P2 @KC 30 170 0 2 -4 0
P3 @NE 6 20 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
3 @LAR 19 62 1 7 70 0
4 BAL 22 129 1 7 21 0
5 @LAC 21 111 1 4 16 0
6 ARI 24 88 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 17 121 0 4 16 0
8 CIN 10 45 0 2 13 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 CLE 21 109 1 6 88 0
2 @BAL 11 59 0 5 48 0
3 @CAR 21 147 0 2 10 0
4 TB 19 63 0 6 46 0
5 @JAC 15 82 0 5 36 0
6 @CLE 18 82 0 4 23 0
7 HOU 12 57 0 8 88 1
8 IND 24 92 0 6 56 0
9 BAL 10 20 0 5 38 1
10 @NYJ 11 36 0 8 33 0
11 @TEN 33 204 1 2 18 0
13 NO 21 95 1 8 159 0
14 @CIN 26 185 2 6 50 1
15 @ATL 20 47 2 5 72 0
16 KC 20 63 1 1 9 0
17 CIN 8 20 0 6 80 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
4 @MIN 16 57 2 4 27 0
6 @NYJ 16 34 0 3 22 0
7 BAL 19 93 0 1 6 0
8 @OAK 13 24 1 5 27 0
9 @NE 16 74 0 4 65 0
10 BUF 22 57 1 3 39 0
11 DET 18 36 0 4 52 0
12 @CLE 23 80 0 2 18 0
13 @BAL 16 73 1 7 63 0
14 MIA 15 61 0 5 19 0
15 CIN 24 57 1 5 50 0
16 @GB 26 124 1 1 5 0
17 CLE 20 90 1 1 6 0

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