Le'Veon Bell Injury Updates

Jets RB Le’Veon Bell (illness) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins after missing practice on Thursday and Friday. Players almost always play when on the injury report with illnesses — but HC Adam Gase said Friday that he’s “unsure” if Bell will be available vs. Miami. We’ll look for an update on his status on Sunday morning. Bell’s absence would leave the Jets with a committee backfield of Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins. He's on the injury report with "ribs/knee/illness" -- so he's in rough shape. Bell is fully expected to play vs. Washington, though, and remains a volume-based fantasy starter.

Jets HC Adam Gase said Friday that RB Le'Veon Bell "looks good" for this weekend's game against the Giants. He's dealing with knee and ankle injuries and won't be at 100% on Sunday. But an active Bell remains a solid volume-based fantasy play.

Jets HC Adam Gase said Wednesday that RB Le'Veon Bell is dealing with knee and ankle injuries. There's no structural damage, though. And while Bell won't practice on Wednesday, it sounds like he has a good chance to play against the Giants this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Jets HC Adam Gase said RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) won't practice on Wednesday and will be monitored beyond that. His knee injury reportedly isn't serious, but he shouldn't be considered a lock to play against the Giants this weekend. Bell's absence would leave the Jets' backfield to some type of committee with Ty Montgomery, Bilal Powell and possibly Josh Adams.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell's knee injury isn't serious, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source tells Schefter that Bell is "good." It sounds like he'll be available for this weekend's game against the Giants, but we'll keep an eye on him over the next few days.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, HC Adam Gase said. Bell is undergoing an MRI to determine the severity. We'll update his status as soon as we know more. Bell's absence would leave Ty Montgomery as the likely leader of backfield committee alongside Bilal Powell.

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.

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.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger tweeted on Friday that he'll return for his 14th season in 2017. He had suggested earlier this offseason that he was considering retirement, although no one seemed to take it very seriously. Despite turning 35 last month and suffering an assortment of injuries, Roethlisberger remained effective last season. He ranked 7th among QBs in fantasy points per game -- albeit with some nasty home/road splits. Big Ben's return is obviously excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown and the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steelers insider Ed Bouchette hears that QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is "on track" to return for this weekend's game against the Ravens. He's practiced on Wednesday and Thursday without a setback. Roethlisberger has historically struggled both in his 1st game back from injury and in Baltimore, so he's more of a low-end QB1 this week. But his return is excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown. It also puts Sammie Coates back in play as an upside WR3.

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. We haven’t heard any details about his injury, but he hasn’t been a fantasy option since Le’Veon Bell returned. Fitzgerald Toussaint will back up Bell this weekend.

 
 
 

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