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Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 225

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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - A.J. Perez

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Steelers.com - Mike Prisuta

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.

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

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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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell denies drug test rumor

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:08:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell addressed rumors that he missed a drug test, which would result in a failed test result. "I haven't missed any drug tests, failed any drug tests. I am fine," Bell said Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: That's good news for prospective fantasy owners of Bell, and especially those who own him in long-term keeper formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may wait for new deal

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:57:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is a candidate for a contract extension, but the Steelers may want to make sure he is completely recovered from his knee injury before signing him.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is expected to be ready for the start of training camp and should be a big part of the offense in 2016. Bell is one of the best running backs in fantasy football when healthy and should be a first-round option in most drafts.

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

Steelers | DeAngelo Williams will be used

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:30:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams will be used by offensive coordinator Todd Haley in 2016 despite the return of RB Le'Veon Bell from injury. "I think the difference between last year and this year is that we got a big body of work from DeAngelo last year," said Haley. "We got to see him do a lot of things, and obviously he did a very good job for us. Knowing a lot more about him will maybe help give Le'Veon more rest when he needs it, although knowing Le'Veon he never wants to come off."

Fantasy Tip: Williams proved very valuable as a waiver-wire darling last year after Bell went down with injury, so he's surely capable of being productive with fewer carries, too. However, it remains to be seen how much he'll be used, and as long as Bell is healthy, Williams' fantasy value remains low.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell deflects injury proneness

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) doesn't believe each of his three injuries in each of his first three seasons in the NFL aren't indicative of him being injury prone. Bell said he's still going to be physical but protect himself at the same time.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Bell is still a top RB1 consideration despite coming off a serious injury. He has added value in PPR formats, too.

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