Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 7 Days
Le'Veon Bell (concussion) remained "full" in Thursday's practice, and says he's "fine" for Week 14.
Barring a setback, Bell is locked and loaded for Week 14. He'll be squaring off with a Dolphins defense allowing the seventh most fantasy points to running backs. Locked into an every-down role and leading all running backs in receiving over the past five weeks, Bell is in the RB1 conversation for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 8 Days
Le'Veon Bell (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Phenomenal news. Six days after getting knocked out cold and admitting he didn't remember the play, Bell is back on the field. This puts him right on track to start Sunday against the Dolphins. However, we'll still need to monitor Bell throughout the week to make sure he doesn't suffer any setbacks. For now, pencil Bell into fantasy lineups as a mid-to-high RB2 against Miami.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 13 Days
Le'Veon Bell rushed 16 times for 73 yards and one touchdown and caught seven passes for 63 yards in Thursday night's Week 13, 22-20 loss to the Ravens.
Bell was the best player on the field in this one. He had a second rushing touchdown taken off the board in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter because his helmet popped off when he was at the one-yard line. The new rule signals the end of the play no matter what. On that play, 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. It ended a fine performance. Bell's two big gains were a 43-yard run to set up an Emmanuel Sanders touchdown and a 29-yard catch-and-run on a screen play to set up Jerricho Cotchery's one-yard score. Bell was definitely woozy but will have ten days to rest up for Pittsburgh's Week 14 date with the Dolphins.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 24 Days
Le'Veon Bell rushed 18 times for 36 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Lions, adding four catches for 52 yards.
The catches helped save Bell's afternoon from a fantasy perspective, but it was an extremely disappointing rushing effort against one of the league's softer run defenses. Counting Bell's catches, 13 of his touches went for two or fewer yards, while his yards per carry is now down to 3.13. When defenses are ready for Bell - which has been often this season - he simply can't get more than what's blocked. He'll be a middling RB2 in Week 12 against the Browns.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 1 Month
Le'Veon Bell rushed 22 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 39 yards in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Bills.
He has at least 96 total yards and/or a touchdown in all but one of his six appearances this year, which means Bell's fantasy "floor" is awfully high as a classic volume back. Although Bell lacks true big-play running ability, the Steelers are giving him in-space opportunities in the passing game and he's capitalizing. He caught a 34-yard desperation shovel pass from Ben Roethlisberger against Buffalo. Keep rolling out Bell as an RB2 when Pittsburgh hosts Detroit in Week 11.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 1 Month
Le'Veon Bell rushed 16 times for 74 yards and added four catches for 65 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss at New England.
Bell continues to operate as a three-down back impressively. He did have two bad drops which both would have gone for big gains, but he's showing real well in the screen game. Bell has at least 18 touches in all five games he's played in this year and is averaging 85.8 total yards per day with three touchdowns. He'll be a really strong RB2 against the Bills in Week 10.