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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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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that RB Le'Veon Bell is in "great physical condition." He added that he'll "assess" Bell throughout the week to determine how to use him in Sunday's opener in Cleveland. All signs continue to point toward Bell getting a full workload in that one.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell admitted to being "a little winded" in his practice debut on Monday but felt good overall, according to ESPN's Aditi Kinkhabwala. "I feel good, I feel great, I feel fresh," he said. Bell added that he's ready for a full workload in Sunday's opener vs. Cleveland. "I want as many carries as I need to get for us to win games." Bell will be an elite Week 1 fantasy play.

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As he promised, Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell reported to the team on Friday. He has a little over a week to get back into the groove before Pittsburgh's opener in Cleveland. We'll be on the look out for any reports on what kind of shape Bell is in. But unless we hear otherwise, we'll be projected a full workload in Week 1.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger expressed some concern on Wednesday about RB Le'Veon Bell, who remains away from the team. “He’s going to come back here in great shape, he’s always in great shape. But there’s in-shape and there’s football shape, there’s running around in shorts and T-shirt and putting the pads on and getting hit," Roethlisberger said. "He’s going to have to be the judge of how easy it is to come back and be ready to go ... I don’t know if it’s as much mental as physical ... I don’t know if he’ll be ready to play every single play like he does typically during the season.” Bell suggested in a tweet on Tuesday that he'll report to the team on September 1. That'd be 9 days -- and just 4 practices -- before the season opener against the Browns. The situation certainly adds risk to Bell's fantasy outlook, but he's returned successfully from suspension-related absences each of the past 2 seasons. The risk vs. reward equation on Bell still makes him a top-2 pick in fantasy drafts.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tweeted Tuesday night that he'll return to the team Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game. Missing all of training camp and the preseason certainly raises concern about Bell being in football shape and ready for a regular workload in the season. But his talent, situation and workload history plus the relative scarcity at RB keeps him at the top of fantasy football drafts.

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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 ?
2.50 5.1% 56.9%
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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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