Le'Veon Bell Fantasy Football News 2021

The Chiefs expect RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) to play against the Bills today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. RB Le'Veon Bell (knee), on the other hand, is not expected to be active. That would leave CEH and Darrel Williams sharing the backfield work. Edwards-Helaire has not played since sustaining the dual injuries in Week 15 at New Orleans. He'll be risky for fantasy lineups in his 1st game back, but he's in play with limited RB options on a 2-game slate.

Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell missed Thursday's practice with swelling in a knee. His status for Sunday's AFC Championship is now murky. Of course, Bell played just 16% of the offensive snaps last week even with RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire sidelined. It looks like CEH is on track to return on Sunday, so Bell probably isn't in for much work anyway.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) "has an uphill battle to play" against the Browns today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie missed practice on Thursday and Friday after being limited on Wednesday. If he's inactive, Kansas City will roll with RBs Le'Veon Bell and Darrel Williams. With Edwards-Helaire out for Week 16, Williams out-carried Bell 10 to 7 and out-targeted him 6 to 3.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game vs. the Browns. After putting in a limited practice on Wednesday, he missed the final 2 workouts of the week. "A couple of days ago he moved around real well and then we just kind of backed off him," HC Andy Reid said Friday. "He's still doing stuff, just not with the group. We'll just see how he does." We imagine Edwards-Helaire will be limited if he suits up on Sunday. RBs Le'Veon Bell and Darrel Williams will pick up more action.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to dress for today's game against the Chargers but that "if he plays, it'll be very little." Bell is questionable with a knee issue and put in only a limited Friday practice this week. Darwin Thompson is expected to get "the bulk of the carries" in the regular-season finale.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and hip strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The ankle injury is the bigger concern. CEH will miss the final 2 regular-season games, but the Chiefs are "hopeful" to get him back for the playoffs, per Rapoport. Assuming the Chiefs get the AFC's #1 seed, Edwards-Helaire will have 4 weeks to heal up for the team's postseason opener. Le'Veon Bell is set to take over as Kansas City's lead back in the meantime.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his left hip and ankle in Sunday's win over the Saints. HC Andy Reid said X-rays after the game were negative but that CEH will have an MRI on Monday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the "early expectation" is Edwards-Helaire will miss the rest of the regular season "with a chance to return" for the playoffs.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his left leg in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. He put no weight on the leg as 2 trainers helped him off the field. It had the look of a serious injury, but we'll let you know as soon as we learn more. Edwards-Helaire's absence leaves Le'Veon Bell as Kansas City's lead back.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is active for tonight’s game against the Broncos. He missed the final 2 practices of the week with a non-COVID illness but was reportedly feeling better on Saturday. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported this afternoon, though, that RB Le’Veon Bell is expected get a “much bigger workload” tonight.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell is expected get a "much bigger workload" against the Broncos tonight. It sounds like RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be limited after missing practice on Thursday and Friday with an illness. Exactly how limited he'll be is uncertain, but the rookie now looks like a risk/reward fantasy play. Bell is an upside RB3 or flex option.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) missed the final 2 practices of the week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Broncos. Assuming this isn’t COVID, CEH should play vs. Denver. But it’s possible that the missed practice time limits the rookie’s role. Stay tuned to Shark Bites for updates on his status.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs new RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to split carries with Clyde Edwards-Helaire against the Broncos today after impressing in practice this week. We'll see, of course, exactly how that split works out. We'd certainly keep CEH in season-long fantasy lineups in nearly all cases and consider Bell an option. The situation looks like one to avoid for DFS lineups, though.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Friday that RB Le'Veon Bell "could get a couple of snaps" in Sunday's game against the Broncos. "It looks like he’s picking things up well, so I think there’s a chance he's in there," Reid added. Bell can't be trusted in Week 7 fantasy lineups. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire remains a safe play for at least 1 more week.

NFL Network reports that RB Le'Veon Bell has decided to sign with the Chiefs. He joins a backfield led by Clyde Edwards-Helaire with minimal contributions from others so far. CEH has put up nice stats so far but rates below-average in both rushing and receiving DVOA, according to Football Outsiders. We'll see how big a role HC Andy Reid has in mind for the veteran, but it's likely significant given that Bell chose the Chiefs over other suitors. His arrival will lower the volume ceiling for Edwards-Helaire, though we'd still favor the rookie as Kansas City's top fantasy back.

After reportedly failing to trade RB Le'Veon Bell, the Jets have released the disgruntled veteran. The move leaves $15 million in dead cap space this season plus another $4 million under the 2021 cap, so it's pretty clear the team is just ready to end this toxic relationship. The RB depth chart now reads: Frank Gore -- La'Mical Perine -- Ty Johnson. Josh Adams also sits on the practice squad. We'll see if the Jets make any other backfield moves. Gore handled 72% of Jets RB carries during the 3 games Bell missed earlier this season, though just 29% of the RB targets. The most targeted Jets RB during that span, Kalen Ballage, has since been released. We'll see about the target split. Expect Perine to factor in more this time around. We'll also see which team decides to take a shot on Bell. We'd certainly bet he'll find another suitor.

The Jets are trying to trade RB Le'Veon Bell, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. The report comes as absolutely no surprise. The trick, of course, is finding a team interested in trading for Bell, who has a guaranteed $8.5 million base salary for 2020. The Jets tried to trade Bell at last year's deadline and found no takers. A move out of New York would likely be an upgrade for Bell's fantasy outlook, but we're not optimistic about it happening.

11:10am EDT 10/11/20

Jets RB Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) is officially active for today’s game against the Cardinals. Consider him a RB3 or Flex play in his 1st action since Week 1.

The Jets' positive COVID test turned out to be a false-positive, the team announced on Friday night. So the Cardinals-Jets game is on for Sunday. Your Cardinals are safe to keep in fantasy lineups. Hopefully you're not too invested in the Jets.

The Jets had a player test positive for COVID on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. All players and personnel have been sent home for now. This puts the timing and viability of this week's Jets-Cardinals game in question. Stay tuned.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is targeting a Week 5 return, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. That's when Bell is first eligible to come off the IR. A healthy Bell should take right back over as New York's feature back. But the Jets' ineptitude leaves him as no better than a low-end RB2.

 
 
 

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