Jets HC Adam Gase tells ESPN that he would like to "lessen the load" a bit on RB Le'Veon Bell in 2020. "Hopefully, we can get some of the younger backs to where we can make a good one-two punch to where we can really excel instead of feeling like it's just all on him all the time," Gase said. Bell ranked 8th in the league in touches in his 1st season with the Jets (despite missing a game). He handled 69.8% of the team's rushing attempts and 16.1% of the targets in his 15 contests. So there's room for Bell to shed some opportunities and still rank well in those categories. Gase said in the same interview that he hopes more downfield speed in the pass-catching corps will help create space for Bell, who faced the league's 7th-highest rate of stacked boxes on run plays last year (according to NFL Next Gen Stats). With just Kenneth Dixon, 4th-rounder La'Micael Perine and former Eagle Josh Adams currently behind him on the depth chart, we're not worried about anyone stealing a damaging amount of work from the Jets starter.
Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) got in a full practice on Friday and isn't on the final injury report for the Super Bowl. He figures to be 3rd in the backfield pecking order behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams.
Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That gives him a shot to return for the Super Bowl, although we're not expecting him to play a big role even if active.
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.
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.
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.
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