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Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT

Experience: 3 YRS   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 230  Bye: 8
Proj Pts.
178

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell absolutely lit up the Bills with 298 total yards and 3 rushing TDs — including a Steeler franchise record 236 yards rushing. All you need to know for the next 3 weeks is that Bell has averaged 35 touches the past 4 games. He’ll get a ton of opportunities against the Bengals, Ravens and Browns to close out the year against 3 division rivals with the Steelers battling for the division title.

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that RB Le'Veon Bell is "highly conditioned" coming off his 3-game suspension. "Rest assured you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him on Sunday," Tomlin added. In his 1st game back from suspension last year, Bell played 96% of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps and racked up 26 total touches. He's a high-end RB1 for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell showed no ill effects from last year's knee injury in his preseason debut on Friday night. He took 3 carries for 21 yards and caught all 5 of his targets for 37 yards. Bell is unlikely to play in the preseason finale, so we'll next see him in Week 4. He'll return as a RB1.

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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has had his suspension reduced from 4 games to 3 on appeal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bell will now make his 2016 debut in Week 4 against the Chiefs after sitting out meetings with the Redskins, Bengals and Eagles. It's obviously a boost to Bell's stock -- he's now missing about 19% of the fantasy football season, rather than 25%. The early 3rd round felt right for Bell before this news. Now maybe he makes sense in the mid or late 2nd round. RB DeAngelo Williams' value takes a hit with the reduction. Check out our updated projections for the Steelers backfield.

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According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, Steelers player union rep OT Ramon Foster ranks among "many" teammates that have "indicated (RB Le'Veon) Bell has a shot at getting the ruling overturned" on his 4-game drug suspension. That doesn't mean you should draft him as though he'll be available for Week 1, but it certainly adds some upside. Beyond that, Bell said Friday that his repaired knee is feeling "crazy strong" so far: “I feel that I got all my speed back, and I am confident cutting. (Friday) was crazy because it was really the first day I wasn't even thinking about running. When I was running the football, I wasn't thinking anything about my knee. That's the point I want to get to." Bell continues to present plenty of risk as a fantasy football draft target, but the availability of RB DeAngelo Williams makes that risk more palatable.

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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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