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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell extension iffy before deadline?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has a 50% chance of agreeing to a long-term extension before the July 17 deadline, in the opinion of Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora cites Bell's history of injuries and suspensions as logical reasons to take a year-by-year approach with Bell. Plus, Bell counts $12 million against the Steelers' salary cap.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is arguably the best running back in football, but $12 million is a steep price to pay for a running back, no matter how good they are. Deal or not, it would behoove owners with a top three draft pick to select Bell.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's workload being discussed

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:54:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's workload has been a topic of conversation for the coaching staff, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. "He's a guy who gets stronger every game," Haley said. "He does not want to come out of the game. He's a year older. We've got to make sure we cover all of that, which we will and do as a staff."

Fantasy Tip: Bell is one of the true workhorse backs left in the NFL, and he is also one of the most versatile backs. Expect him to see all the touches he can handle again in 2017, and he should be one of the first two players selected in drafts.

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

Steelers | Knile Davis enjoying extra reps

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:50:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Knile Davis has been seeing most of the reps with the first-team during OTAs with RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) and RB James Conner (groin) sidelined, and Davis said the heavy workload is helping him pick up the offense.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may miss minicamp

Wed, 31 May 2017 13:23:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could skip the rest of organized team activities and the team's minicamp because he still has not signed his franchise tender, according to sources. Bell and the team has had some discussions about a long-term deal, but neither side seems worried about the situation at this point.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers have about six weeks to sign Bell to a long-term deal, so owners should monitor the situation. Bell is one of the best running backs in the NFL and will be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Steelers | No timetable for Le'Veon Bell

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:08:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no timetable for RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) but the team wants him to be 100 percent for the start of the 2017 season.

Fantasy Tip: Bell probably will not do much during offseason workouts and could be limited during training camp but should be fine for Week 1. Bell is one of the top running backs in the NFL when he is healthy and will be a first-round pick in all fantasy drafts.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has surgery

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:02:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) had surgery Monday, March 13, to repair a core muscle. Recovery time is generally in six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is a stud in fantasy, but he just has to find a way to stay healthy. If he's no longer the top back in PPR leagues, he's not far from it.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell fine with playing under tag

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:05:41 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he would be open to playing under the franchise tag tender next season because he believes the team has the players to win the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: Bell will be with the Steelers for at least one more year and has a few months to work on a long-term deal with the team. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Steelers and will be a must-start option in all leagues.

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

Steelers | Pitt, Le'Veon Bell talking long-term deal

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:45:58 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers are heavily involved in negotiations on a long-term deal, according to a source. Terms of the possible deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Don't be surprised if Bell becomes the highest paid running back in the NFL. In seasons in which Bell has played at least 12 games, he has averaged 1,786.0 total yards and 9.3 total touchdowns. Bell deserves to be one of the first few players, maybe even the first player, taken in fantasy drafts this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Aditi Kinkhabwala

Steelers | No decision on Le'Veon Bell surgery

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:31:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) still has not decided whether he will undergo groin surgery and will need to make a decision in the near future. Bell recently had a second opinion on his groin injury.

Fantasy Tip: Earlier reports indicated that Bell is not expected to need surgery, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Bell probably would not be on the field until training camp if he needs surgery but likely would be ready for the 2017 season. Bell should be a first round pick in all leagues if he is healthy and could be an option for the first overall pick.

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

Steelers | More on Le'Veon Bell's franchise tag

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:17:35 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given the exclusive franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams. The tag will earn Bell at least $12 million for 2017.

Fantasy Tip: As has been stated previously, Bell should be one of the first players taken in fantasy drafts in 2017 as long as he is healthy. The Steelers could rely on him even more if they feel Ben Roethlisberger is regressing.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell tagged

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:01:11 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, as expected, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: No surprise here. Bell could end up being a Steeler for the remainder of his career. He's one of the most skilled running backs in football and should be one of the first running backs, and players, taken in fantasy drafts this year.

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

Steelers | Tag likely for Le'Veon Bell

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:11:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Fantasy Tip: There's no way the Steelers are going to let their star running back leave Pittsburgh. Look for Bell to play this year under the tag while both sides hammer out a long-term deal. Bell should be one of the first three to five players taken in fantasy drafts as long as he's healthy.

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

Steelers | Not much progress between PIT Le'Veon Bell

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:47:30 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has not made much progress in contract talks with the Steelers and likely will receive the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before the deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Bell should be with the Steelers for at least one more year and should continue to be a focal point in their offense. He likely will be a top five pick in all fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.

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

Steelers | No surgery for Le'Veon Bell

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:43:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is not scheduled to undergo groin surgery at this time even though he met with doctors after the season, according to a source. Bell probably would have had surgery by now if it was necessary.

Fantasy Tip: Bell likely will rehab the injury during the offseason and could be limited during workouts but should be fine for training camp. He probably will receive the franchise tag from the Steelers or sign a long-term contract. He continues to be one of the best running backs in the NFL and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.

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

Steelers | Pitt will tag Le'Veon Bell if needed

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:58:07 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell will hit the free-agent market March 9, and general manager Kevin Colbert said signing Bell and tagging Bell are both options. "The tag is always an option, and it's something we'll use if necessary," Colbert said. Colbert did add that even if Bell is tagged the Steelers still want to sign him to a long-term deal eventually.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is perennially one of the best running backs in the league. It would be in the Steelers' best interest to sign their star running back to a long-term contract sooner rather than later. It's unlikely that Bell will be playing for another team in 2017. He should be one of the first players taken in fantasy drafts as long as he is in good health.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Steelers | Pitt wants two playmakers for life

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:19:03 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers want impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown to remain Steelers for the rest of their respective careers, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Fantasy Tip: One would hope so. Bell and Brown are two of the best players in the NFL and arguably the best at their respective positions. Both are early first-round picks no matter the format, as long as they're healthy.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's injury being investigated

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:17:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) and the Steelers are being investigated by the NFL over injury report protocol regarding Bell's groin injury. The injury was not listed on injury reports in the weeks before the AFC Championship. Bell left that game because of the groin injury. Pittsburgh has said that Bell's injury did not impact his practice participation as Bell missed practice due to a personal matter, not an injury. These investigations may lead to fines, suspensions or lost draft picks.

Fantasy Tip: It's unlikely that the Steelers would be punished if Bell indeed missed practice because of a personal matter. Nonetheless, Bell is arguably the best player in the fantasy football realm and is worthy of being the No. 1 overall pick in all formats next season.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell seeking third opinion

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:50:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) mentioned to people around him that he will seek a third opinion on potentially getting surgery. Previously, one doctor told him to get it, while the other suggested rest.

Fantasy Tip: This is the injury that led to Bell departing in the AFC Championship Game, and while his course of action is still unknown, owners can pretty much dismiss this issue going into next season. By the start of training camp, he should be back to 100 percent, and as a result, he can be safely relied upon as one of the first few players taken off the board in drafts everywhere.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell still weighing surgery

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:14:21 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is still assessing his options to determine if he needs offseason groin surgery. "I'm kind of in the process of seeing a couple of doctors, seeing if I have to get surgery or not," Bell said. "I'm hoping for the best, but I understand it's a tough game. If I don't get surgery, I go into the rehab process, work hard, get back to how I was last year, or actually, better. I'm going to take it from there."

Fantasy Tip: Bell is set to become a free agent in March but is a priority for the Steelers. It would be surprising if he signed elsewhere. He remains a surefire RB1 as long as he enters draft season healthy and out of trouble.

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

Steelers | Pitt wants Le'Veon Bell long-term

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:06:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell is being viewed as a long-term asset to the Steelers, according to owner Art Rooney. Rooney said the Steelers are looking at Bell from a long-term view as opposed to simply placing the franchise tag on their star running back. Rooney added that he believes Bell has grown from his suspensions.

Fantasy Tip: Even with his suspension this season, Bell easily produced RB1 numbers. Bell, David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott are each worthy of being the first running back selected in fantasy drafts next season, although Bell and Johnson possess more value in PPR leagues.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell had pre-existing injury

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:55:55 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) had an injured groin before the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. Bell said he had been managing the ailment, but he knew during warmups that he wasn't close to 100 percent. He left the game and returned for one play, but he knew his day was done afterwards. "I saw the seam and couldn't hit it," Bell said. "It was like I was running 50 percent out there. At that point, I knew I couldn't go. I was holding the team back."

Fantasy Tip: Bell will be one of the top options at the position in fantasy drafts next season. There is some concern about his durability, though. He's a fantastic combo back in PPR leagues, but he has had a knack for injuries the last few years.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell returned for one play

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:13:32 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) returned to the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, for one play after suffering a groin injury. He left again, and he didn't return.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is expected to remain with the club in 2017, possibly via the franchise tag, and he'll be one of the top running back options in fantasy.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell questionable to return

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:00:45 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is questionable to return to the AFC Championship game with a groin injury.

Fantasy Tip: There is not much gamers can do at this point, so cross your fingers and hope he returns to the lineup.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell update

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:46:58 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (ankle) returned to the field to test his injured left ankle before gingerly returning to the sideline and removing his helmet during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for more, but RB DeAngelo Williams has played well enough to keep Bell on the sideline in a non-emergency situation.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell on the sideline

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:20:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (undisclosed) was on the sideline as the first quarter closed against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22. Bell was seen wincing and talking to the team trainer.

Fantasy Tip: DeAngelo Williams has been effective his stead, but it doesn't appear Bell's injury is severe.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Sports

Steelers | Full practice for Le'Veon Bell

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:25:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell missed a few days of practice this week because of personal reasons but will be a main factor on offense for the Steelers against the New England Patriots. Bell rushed for 337 yards in the first two playoff games and should be a No.1 running back in all leagues.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell excused from practice

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:12:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (personal) was excused from practice Thursday, Jan. 19, because of personal reasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell will be able to play in the AFC Championship game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of the last eight games and will see plenty of work against the New England Patriots. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell receives day off

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:40:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Bell has set the franchise record for rushing yards in each of the last two playoff games and will continue to be a main focus on offense for the Steelers. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense but should still be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

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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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Sam Farmer

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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