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Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT

Experience: 4 YRS   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 230  Bye: 9
Proj Pts.
263

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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will report to the team before the start of the regular season. "Though it remains unclear exactly when," Schefter adds. This has been our expectation all along. Missing training camp isn't ideal, but Bell is a 4-year veteran who's returning to the same offense. He remains our pick at #2 overall across fantasy formats.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell did not report for the start of training camp, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported a couple of weeks ago that Bell might show up until "mid-to-late August" after failing to work out a long-term contract with the team. There's no reason to believe that he'll sit out regular-season games, but extended holdouts often leave players more susceptible to injury when they return. We'll see how long Bell's holdout lasts.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell might not show up to training camp until "mid-to-late August." Bell was franchise-tagged this year but has not yet signed his tender, so he's not obligated to report. We always worry about players' conditioning during holdouts and their propensity to suffer conditioning-related injuries when they return. That'd be especially true for Bell, who has been hurt in all 4 of his NFL seasons. We'll see where this goes, but a holdout into late August would add risk to his 2017 fantasy outlook.

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The deadline to extend franchise-tagged players passed Monday without a new contract for Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell. That means Bell will have to wait until after the 2017 season to talk any further contract with Pittsburgh. The situation shouldn't really mean anything for his fantasy football outlook. But it's at least worth noting for dynasty owners. Considering how far down the RB market has sunk the past couple of years and the Steelers' traditionally shrewd dealings, it's possible we could see Bell in a new uniform in 2018. That possibility adds a bit of long-term value to rookie RB James Conner.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has recovered from his March groin surgery, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The procedure was relatively minor and never seemed likely to impact Bell's 2017 outlook. Fowler, by the way, adds that Pittsburgh doesn't view Bell as "brittle" and isn't expected to limit his workload this season. Bell averaged 21.75 carries and 7.83 targets per game last year on his way to a #1 finish in PPR points per game. Durability remains a concern, but he's neck and neck with David Johnson for the MVP of fantasy football when he's on the field.

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Injury Predictor

Bell averaged 28 touches per game in 2016 — after serving a 4-game suspension, and coming off surgery to repair a torn MCL in 2015, an injury that sidelined him for 7 games. The MCL tear was the worst injury of his young NFL career. But with such a heavy workload, Bell has an increased chance to both be a fantasy stud, and sustain injuries.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.35 3.7% 45.1%
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Date Injury Analysis
Jan 22, 2017 Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia HC Mike Tomlin admitted Bell had been playing through a groin issue late in the year. Never appeared on injury report. Re-injury in AFC Title loss to Patriots.
Nov 2, 2015 Knee MCL Tear Grade 3 Bell tore his MCL in week 9. The injury required surgery and he was placed on IR
Dec 28, 2014 Knee ACL Pull Grade 1 Bell hyperextended his knee after taking a low hit in his week 17 game against the Bengals. He missed the Wild Card game and the Pro-Bowl as a result
Nov 28, 2013 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Bell had a minor concussion in late November, but didn't miss any game action.
Aug 19, 2013 Pedal Foot Tear Bell suffered a Linsfranc sprain in the preseason and was forced to sit out the first three games of the regular season.

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