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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell suspended three games

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:42:30 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was suspended three games and fined an additional game check after violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to league sources. He has appealed.

Fantasy Tip: DeAngelo Williams will fill in for Bell, who figures to miss at least two games after his appeal is heard. If Bell's three-game absence is upheld, it's really hard to rely on him as an RB1. If you can acquire him as your second running back, you've had a good start to your draft.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell out just two games?

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:20:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of next season, according to sources. Bell is being suspended following an arrest last August for marijuana possession. Bell will be involved in a first-offender's program in which he will spend 15 months on probation. Bell faces a two-game suspension based on the terms of the NFL's new substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Tip: DeAngelo Williams figures to take over the starting role for the Steelers' first two games. He'll be a decent flex option with RB2 upside over the first two weeks until Bell returns. Bell should still be considered in RB1 territory despite the two-game suspension.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to miss four games?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:23:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could be suspended up to four games, according to the NFL's new substance-abuse policy. A two-game suspension is standard for a DUI resulting from the use of alcohol. However, Bell's DUI came from marijuana use, so he could be suspended for a longer period of time.

Fantasy Tip: Missing four games would really put a dent in Bell's fantasy value, seeing as that's a fourth of the regular season. Bell is still expected to be suspended for at least two games. If he only misses two games, he could still easily be considered an RB1, especially in point-per-reception leagues.

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

Steelers | PIT planning to be without Le'Veon Bell

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:08:49 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could very well be suspended for at least the first two games of the 2015 season. General manager Kevin Colbert said the team is planning on being without Bell at some point. Bell was arrested in August of 2014 for marijuana charges and driving under the influence.

Fantasy Tip: Bell was the top fantasy running back in 2014 and any suspension would certainly hurt his fantasy value. However, two games isn't a lot of missed time and he should still be able to produce No. 1 fantasy running back numbers assuming he can stay healthy and avoids further trouble.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell expected to be suspended

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:58:17 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges, according to sources. Bell will spend 15 months on probation as part of the first-offender's program and will have his driver's license suspended for 60 days. RBs Josh D. Harris and Ben Tate took over when Bell missed the team's playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Bell's ability to catch passes out of the backfield will likely make him a top-five pick in PPR leagues next year. The news of a possible two-game suspension will be a hit to his draft value, but he should still be considered an RB1 everywhere.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell facing suspension?

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:08:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will spend 15 months on probation in a first-offender's program after his arrest last August for marijuana. He will also have his driver's license suspended for 60 days. Bell can petition the court to have his arrest record expunged if he finishes the probation program without incident. Defense attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. said that Bell will likely face up to a two-game NFL suspension.

Fantasy Tip: If Bell indeed faces a two-game suspension for the start of the 2015 season, that would likely bump him down from a surefire top-five pick in your fantasy football drafts. Stay tuned.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell able to work out

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:56:38 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has been able to work out despite ending the season with an injured knee. "The knee is close to 100%," Bell said. "I'm probably about 85-90%, been able to run on it a little bit. So I'm getting back to work out a little."

Fantasy Tip: Bell should be ready in more than enough time for next season if he's already running on his banged up knee. In 2014, Bell showed that he's a top-five fantasy football pick, especially in point-per-reception formats.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will not play in Pro Bowl

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:14:13 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has not been cleared to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is still dealing with the knee injury he suffered in Week 17, but he should be fine for next season. Bell likely will be a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts next season because of his involvement in the running and passing game.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will have normal offseason

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:25:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's (knee) injury isn't expected to affect his offseason work. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell could have played this weekend if the team had advanced.

Fantasy Tip: You shouldn't be worried about Bell at all heading into the 2015 season. For fantasy football purposes, Bell should be a top-five draft pick in all leagues, and he has added value in point-per-reception formats.

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

Steelers | Josh Harris with upside

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:01:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Josh D. Harris is expected to play often Saturday, Jan. 3, with RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) inactive for the wild-card playoff game.

Fantasy Tip: Harris ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) is a shaky start on FantasyScore against a stout Baltimore Ravens defense.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell inactive

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:59:47 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is inactive for the wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Harris ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) is expected to start, but he's a shaky play on FantasyScore against a stout Baltimore Ravens defense.

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Steelers | Week 18 Inactives

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:56:48 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, DL Clifton Geathers, CB Ike Taylor, WR Lance Moore, QB Landry Jones, RB Le'Veon Bell, TE Michael Palmer inactive for Week 18.

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Steelers | Steelers 0-3 without Le'Veon Bell

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 10:29:37 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3 and have averaged 14 points per game when RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has not been in the lineup in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Harris will get the bulk of the work for the Steelers this weekend, but Dri Archer and Ben Tate could steal some carries as well. None of these running backs are strong options against a good Baltimore run defense this week in FantasyScore.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell ruled out against Ravens

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:53:38 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 3.

Fantasy Tip: You can officially forget about Bell ($8,100; 16.2% of cap) at FantasyScore this weekend. Josh Harris ($3,300) will see the bulk of the carries in Bell's absence. He's a cheap alternative, but he could split carries with Dri Archer and Ben Tate, too, and he's facing a strong Ravens run D. Harris isn't the smartest of options unless you're trying to save cash for the rest of your roster.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell hoping to play Saturday

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:04:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is hoping to play in the team's Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 3. He didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 31 but he did some light jogging and rode a stationary bike. He'll be questionable, at best, to play, but he's currently walking without a limp. "My leg feels great," said Bell, who left the Steelers' 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night after taking a helmet shot on his knee. "It feels good to be able to move around and not think about it much." Doctors have told Bell that he can't make his knee any worse by playing.

Fantasy Tip: Bell ($8,100; 16.2% of cap) is likely being optimistic about his chances of playing tomorrow night. If you're setting your FantasyScore lineup, it's wise to avoid Bell at all costs. Even if he does suit up, he may not see the type of action he's used to seeing when healthy.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell not comfortable with knee

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 18:17:08 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he did not try to run in practice Thursday, Jan. 1, because he did not feel comfortable with his injured knee.

Fantasy Tip: Unless his recovery speeds up dramatically, it seems unlikely that Bell will be available Sunday.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell misses practice

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:44:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It is not looking good for Bell to play in the playoff game, but he does still have a few days to improve. Josh Harris likely would receive a majority of the carries if Bell is not able to play, but may not be a great option on FantasyScore even though he only costs $3,300.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell sits

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:48:24 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: It is not a surprise that Bell did not practice today, as we will likely not know much for sure on his status until later in the week. There are probably safer options available to you this week in FantasyScore contests.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell says he feels great

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:31:20 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he is feeling great, and is not walking with any discernible limp Wednesday, Dec. 31. Bell said he is taking it day by day.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Bell does play, he should probably be avoided in FantasyScore at this point. Joshua Harris and Dri Archer would likely both see work if Bell is not active, with Harris likely getting the majority of the carries. Both should be avoided against a good Baltimore Ravens run defense this week.

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Steelers | Steelers not ruling Le'Veon Bell out

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:57:00 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) won't be ruled out for the Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 3, but head coach Mike Tomlin said the team won't compromise Bell's long-term health by rushing him back too soon. Bell continues to work out and receive treatment, and Tomlin was encouraged when he talked to Bell after he rode a stationary bike Tuesday, Dec. 30. Bell will need to show the coaches that he's healthy and able to protect himself before the game Saturday. RB Joshua Harris would be first in line to see the majority of the carries if Bell does not play.

Fantasy Tip: We strongly advise against using Bell for any FantasyScore lineups for the Wild Card round. Harris and Dri Archer should see most of the carries, even if the team signs Ben Tate. Archer may be the better bet for PPR leagues like FantasyScore, but both Harris and Archer are weak plays against a strong Baltimore run defense.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell likely out first round?

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:21:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is likely out for the Wild Card Round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 3, in the opinion of Jason La Canfora.

Fantasy Tip: It was going to be tough to use Bell on FantasyScore at $8,100 because he'd occupy 16.2% of your cap. Dri Archer has some upside at $3,900, despite the presence of the Baltimore Ravens' solid run defense. He's worth strong consideration for a cheap flyer to load up elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Steelers | No ligament damage for Le'Veon Bell

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:33:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) didn't suffer ligament damage to his knee, an MRI exam confirmed Monday, Dec. 29, according to a source. However, it'll prove difficult for Bell to play in the wild card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, depending on how he feels.

Fantasy Tip: Bell will not be 100 percent if he plays against the Ravens this weekend, and that could impact his explosiveness and shiftiness on the field, making him a pretty risky play at FantasyScore. Dri Archer may be worth considering, but remember, the Ravens had one of the best run-stuffing units in the league this year.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell barely walking

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:18:37 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) was seen at the team's facility Monday, Dec. 29, and reportedly could barely walk.

Fantasy Tip: It will be important to track Bell's status throughout the week. If he does play, he'll face a Baltimore Ravens defense that allowed just five rushing touchdowns during the regular season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Washington Observer-Reporter - F. Dale Lolley

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has hyperextended knee

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:19:03 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is dealing with a hyperextended right knee. However, head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell's injury wasn't serious. Bell had his knee wrapped in ice and walked slowly after the game, but he didn't have a brace on his knee and wasn't using crutches. It's unknown if Bell will be available for the team's wild card matchup against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Bell avoided serious injury, so there is a chance he can suit up for the team's first playoff game. However, he'll be risky at FantasyScore because of the uncertainty surrounding his injury, and the Ravens are one of the best run-stopping units in the NFL this year. Bell was held to 59 and 20 yards on the ground in both games against Baltimore this year. Dri Archer and Josh Harris would see significant work if Bell doesn't play, with Archer being the back to target in fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | No ligament damage for Le'Veon Bell

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:46:26 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) does not appear to have any structural damage in his knee, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to watch Bell's practice participation during the week to see if he has a chance to play in the Wild Card game. Bell will be a risky option on FantasyScore but could be a solid option if he is able to play.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell leaves with injury

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:47:21 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) left the team's Week 17 game early after suffering a knee injury.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to find out the severity of the injury. The team only has Dri Archer and Josh Harris on the roster behind Bell, and neither player should be a fantasy option.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell holds team record

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:33:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has 2,043 total yards this season, eclipsing the team record of 2,034 previously held by former RB Barry Foster.

Fantasy Tip: Bell finished with 20 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns, while adding five receptions for 72 yards on seven targets. He continues to be a fantasy force, even when he doesn't have his best day yardage-wise. The idea of Bell being the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy for 2015 is quickly gaining traction.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell having historic run

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:49:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has posted 711 yards from scrimmage over the past three games and that's the second-highest in a three-game span in NFL history. Former Chicago Bears RB Walter Payton posted 746 yards in a three-game stretch to hold the record.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been lighting it up for his weekly fantasy owners, and FantasyScore owners continue to get tremendous production despite at a solid price.

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Steelers | PIT not worried about overworking Le'Veon

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:14:59 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is the only player with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards this year, but head coach Mike Tomlin isn't concerned about overworking the team's running back the way QB Ben Roethlisberger is. "I'm not overly concerned about that," Tomlin said. "He's a highly conditioned guy, he's a mentally tough guy. Personally I think he's built for it. He's excited about having an opportunity to do that for us."

Fantasy Tip: Bell's workload is unlikely to be scaled back, and he makes for a good option for your FantasyScore lineups at $7,600 this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have been gashed often this season by opposing ground games.

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

Steelers | Big Ben worried about Le'Veon

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:26:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is the "best all-around back in the game," according to QB Ben Roethlisberger, but the quarterback is concerned about Bell's workload down the stretch. Bell is the only rusher in the league with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards this year, and he played all but two of the team's 90 offensive snaps in Week 13. "I don't know of a running back since I've been here that has basically been able to play every single snap, but you do have to be careful," Roethlisberger said. "I hope we don't run him into the ground if you will, but it's that stretch of the year where everyone's going to give it everything they have. He probably wants to be in there every single play because that's the type of player he is." Roethlisberger said making RB Dri Archer part of the offense on regular plays is key.

Fantasy Tip: Bell's fantasy owners love the fact that he is on the field for most of the offensive plays. Also, the fact that Bell is so heavily involved in the passing game is excellent, especially for leagues that award points for receptions like FantasyScore. We don't expect Bell's workload to decrease significantly anytime soon, and he makes for another good play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14 for $7,600. The Bengals give up an average of 21.82 fantasy points to running backs this season.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will see all action he can

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:20:46 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will receive as many carries as he can handle, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Fantasy Tip: Bell should be an excellent RB1 for the stretch run after their bye week in Week 12.

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

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount a problem

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:28:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount left the field before the game was over Monday, Nov. 17, apparently upset that he didn't have a carry in the game. At least one teammate thought the team should leave him in Nashville. Blount has been an internal problem for more than a month and sources said he is dragging down star RB Le'Veon Bell. Some players have been pushing for the team to release him due to his attitude.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has big game Monday

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:02:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell had a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in the team's Week 11 win over the Tennessee Titans Monday, Nov. 17, and he had all but three of the team's carries in the game. Bell had rushed for 205 yards and no touchdowns over the previous four games.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is a must-start in all fantasy leagues, and he should also be a weekly consideration at FantasyScore because of his ability to catch plenty of passes out of the backfield.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell checked on sidelines

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:33:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (leg) jogged off to the sidelines in the second quarter of the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He had his right cleat off for a bit on the training table, but they taped him back up.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell sets team record

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:00:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell became the first running back in team history to start the year with seven straight games of 100 yards of total offense. Bell ran 12 times for 57 yards and caught eight passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 win over the Houston Texans Monday, Oct. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is an RB1 each and every week, especially in point-per-reception leagues, where he has excelled. The Steelers seem determined to continue to use him more in the passing game, too, which is excellent news for his owners.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell looking for plea deal

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:11:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be accepted into a probation program in his case for marijuana possession and driving under the influence charges, according to his attorney. Bell likely would serve one year of probation and could have his arrest record expunged.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Bell will face any punishment from the NFL for his arrest, but Bell will continue to play for now. Bell has been a consistent producer for owners this season and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore at $7,400.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell waives hearing

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:04:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Oct. 15, on marijuana possession and driving under the influence chargers. That means he and his attorney acknowledge police have enough evidence for the charges to go to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, where Bell must either plead to all or some of the charges or stand trial.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has no chance at facing a suspension this season, as has been reported since the Aug. 20 arrest. Bell ($7,400; 14.8% of your cap) continues to be a solid weekly choice at RB1 on FantasyScore.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to see more carries?

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:08:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wasn't the focus of the offensive in the Week 5 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw nine passes, was sacked twice and didn't hand the ball off once in the red zone in the game. Bell ran for 82 yards on 15 carries in the game, and he has 460 yards this year. "I feel like a lot of runners in the NFL: the more they get the ball, the more they get into a rhythm," Bell said. "The better (rhythm) I get, the game kind of slows down for you. You get into kind of a zone, as people will say." Bell is poised to see more carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. The Browns are 29th in rush defense and are allowing 152.5 rushing yards per game. Bell hinted the team won't be so one-dimensional in the red zone against the Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is expensive at FantasyScore ($7,700; 15.4% of cap), but he may be worth it against the Browns without Phil Taylor.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell sets team record

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:56:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has recorded 688 yards from scrimmage in his first five games, which sets a franchise record. Bell is also the first player in team history to record 100 yards from scrimmage in his first five games of a season. Bell rushed for 82 yards and caught five passes for 36 yards in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has been a consistent option for owners this season because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game. Bell should be considered a weekly starting option in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Steelers | Slimmer Le'Veon Bell running well

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:19:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell lost 20 pounds in the offseason, and he credits better conditioning for allowing him to make explosive plays like his 81-yard run in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Bell torched the vaunted Carolina defense for 147 yards on 21 carries in Week 3, and his 461 yards from scrimmage are the most in the NFL. He is the workhorse of a revitalized Pittsburgh rushing attack, and with the Steelers facing a Tampa Bay team that may be the worst in the NFL in Week 4, Bell could be a nice piece to build a lineup around at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Jim Corbett

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell piles up yards

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:30:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tallied 107 total yards in the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, rushing 11 times for 59 yards and catching five passes for 48 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Pittsburgh fell behind and had to abandon the run, but Bell's versatility as a pass-catcher still allowed him to salvage a decent game. More importantly, the first two weeks of the season suggest that LeGarrette Blount is not going to a major factor in the backfield. Bell could have a tough time against a stout Carolina defense in Week 3, but he is worth considering as a starting running back in FantasyScore whenever he has a decent matchup.

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Steelers | Steelers top skill players probable

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:27:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury), WR Markus Wheaton (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and are listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: All five players were receiving some time off because of the short week. All will be able to play and could be used in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Steelers starters return to full practice

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:34:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Fantasy Tip: All three were given a little rest with a limited practice yesterday in the midst of a short week. They will play in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Start all three as you normally would.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell limited in practice

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:08:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury related) was listed as a limited participant for practice Monday, Sept. 8. The team is required to release an injury report for their Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Ravens, even though they did not officially take the practice field Monday.

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Steelers | Big role for Le'Veon Bell?

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:11:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not have his role reduced much this season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. When asked if he could see Bell getting 20 to 25 touches a game this season, Tomlin said, "I think we drafted him with that in mind."

Fantasy Tip: Bell is going to share time in the backfield with LeGarrette Blount this year, but it sounds like Tomlin still plans on giving Bell a bulk of the touches. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable drafting Bell as a RB2, especially in PPR formats.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unlikely to sit

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:27:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not be suspended or rendered inactive by the team following his preseason arrest. The collective bargaining agreement doesn't allow the team to suspend players for violations of the drug policy.

Fantasy Tip: Bell could ultimately face a suspension from the league, but that is unlikely to take place this season. Bell is a mid-to-low RB1 in most leagues.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the team's final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Starters normally don't play in the final preseason game, perhaps indicating this could be part of the punishment the two face for being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Bell and Blount are still awaiting a decision on possible suspensions.

Fantasy Tip: The decision on a suspension should come any day now, though it may only be for a game or two if there is indeed a suspension issued.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell status

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount could still face a suspension from the team, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Bell and Blount were recently charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Fantasy Tip: Keep tabs on this situation. If the two are suspended, it probably won't be for very long. Bell remains an RB2 option with RB1 upside.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell starts

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:45:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell started against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night as he waits for a possible suspension after being charged for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

Fantasy Tip: Bell remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 unless he does receive a suspension.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell travels for game

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:07:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell traveled on his own for the team's third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bell did not travel on the team charter after he was arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Bell likely will face a punishment at some point because of the arrest, but it may not occur this season. Owners should still consider Bell as a starting running back that likely will start coming off the board in the second round.

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