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Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT

Experience: 4 YRS   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 230  Bye: 8
Proj Pts.
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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery on Monday to address his core muscle injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's expected to be sidelined for 6 weeks. It's unclear why he waited so long to go under the knife, but he should still be healthy in time for spring workouts -- and definitely for the start of training camp in July. Durability remains a concern for a guy who's been injured in all 4 of his NFL seasons. But Bell has also finished all 4 seasons among the top 10 RBs in PPR points per game, including #1 finishes in 2014 and 2016.

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The Steelers have used their exclusive-rights franchise tag on RB Le'Veon Bell. It means no other team can make him an offer this offseason. He'll make about $12 million from the Steelers in 2017. The 2 sides still have until July 15 to agree to a multi-year deal, although we haven't heard any signs of progress toward that so far. That creates some uncertainty with Bell's long-term dynasty outlook, but he's locked in as a top 3 RB in redraft leagues.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has yet to schedule groin surgery and isn't expected to, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll chalk that up as good news, although it remains unclear when Bell will be back to 100%. Durability remains a concern for a guy who's had the past 3 seasons ended by injuries.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has yet to schedule groin surgery and isn't expected to, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll chalk that up as good news, although it remains unclear when Bell will be back to 100%. Durability remains a concern for a guy who's had the past 3 seasons ended by injuries.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell injured his groin in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He re-entered for 1 carry but obviously wasn't comfortable and exited for good. It's a disappointing end to a marvelous season. In 14 healthy games, including the playoffs, Bell averaged 114.6 rushing yards, 5.6 catches, 44.2 receiving yards and .79 TDs. Arizona's David Johnson was the only RB to average more PPR points per game. This is, though, the 3rd straight season that ended with an injury for Bell. He hyperextended his knee in 2014 and tore his MCL and PCL last year. The good news is that Bell turns just 25 in February, so he still has age on his side. He's set to hit free agency in March, but it'd be a surprise if Pittsburgh let him get away.

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Injury Predictor

Few players at any position are bigger injury risks when you consider Bell’s history and projected workload. That needs to be factored in when weighing his fantasy value. The nice thing, though, is that Bell comes with a proven and productive handcuff in DeAngelo Williams, who was an elite RB1 when Bell was out last year. Spending a 1st-round pick on Bell and a mid-rounder on Williams gives you an excellent shot at high-end RB1 production from the tandem.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game Probablity of injury in the season
N/A 11% 75.2%
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Season Injury Analysis
2014 Knee 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
2013 Foot Bell pulled his lisfranc and missed the preseason
2013 Head In week 13 Bell and Jimmy Smith were involved in a vicious collision. Bell was knocked out on the play and had to be helped off the field and guided to the locker room. He made it back for the next game

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