Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 5 Days
Bell had 20 carries for 63 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as one catch on two targets for nine receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Chiefs.
While his rushing yards have been diminished lately (110 yards in the last two games combined), Bell continues to find the end zone, as his score Sunday was his eighth in the last five games. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Bengals, who are allowing the 10th-most rushing yards per game this season, while only three teams have allowed more rushing touchdowns.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 12 Days
Bell had 20 carries for 47 rushing yards and two touchdowns, as well as five catches on seven targets for 72 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Falcons.
While the Falcons did a great job of limiting Bell's rushing yards, a surprising outcome given that they allowed the most total yards in the NFL coming into the game, he was still able to find the end zone twice, scoring his seventh touchdown in the last four games. Bell remains a vital piece of the Steelers' offense and could have a better yardage day in Week 16 against the Chiefs, who allow the second-most rushing yards per game this season, though they've allowed only two touchdowns on the ground.
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Bell had 26 carries for 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns, as well as six catches on nine targets for 50 receiving yards and another touchdown during Sunday's 42-21 win over the Bengals. With the performance, Bell joined Hall of Famer Walter Payton as the only players in NFL history to accumulate at least 200 all-purpose yards in three consecutive games, ESPN.com reports.
Bell has been absolutely fantastic this season, both rushing the ball and in the passing game, as his 71 receptions this season are a team-record for a running back. He has five touchdowns over the last three games and has a great chance to extend his streak in Week 15, as the Steelers will face off against a Falcons defense giving up the 12th-most rushing yards per game, while allowing the most rushing touchdowns this season.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 26 Days
Bell had 21 carries for 95 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as eight catches on 11 targets for a career-high 159 receiving yards Sunday against the Saints.
After gashing the Titans for a career-high 204 rushing yards in Week 11 before the Steelers' Week 12 bye, Bell set a personal best with his 159 receiving yards, by far his highest total since he had 88 in Weeks 1 and 7 this season. The Steelers' offense is clearly revolving around the second-year running back, as he's rushed 54 times for 299 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 10 passes on 15 targets for 177 yards in the last two games. Things continue to look in his favor, as the Steelers will face off against the Bengals in Week 14, a team that is allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per game this season.
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Bell had 33 carries for 204 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 18 yards on four targets, in Monday's 27-24 win over the Titans.
With Ben Roethlisberger struggling for a second straight game, Bell put the Pittsburgh offense on his back, consistently ripping off gains of five or more yards. His longest run went for a modest 27 yards, making the 200-yard outing all the more impressive. Though he never broke off the huge run that often punctuates such a performance, Bell showed plenty of explosiveness during Monday's game, repeatedly making the first defender miss. He was consistently excellent throughout the entire contest, and relied a bit more on his power in the final quarter. Bell did lose a four-game streak with five or more receptions, but that's to be expected when you get 33 carries. More important, he scored his first rushing touchdown since Week 1, giving him four total touchdowns on the season. As the Steelers head into a Week 12 bye, Bell is firmly established as one of the top running backs in terms of both fantasy and real-life value. He gets another favorable matchup in Week 13, with the Steelers facing the Saints in Pittsburgh.
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Bell had 11 carries for 36 yards and eight catches for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Bell is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry over Pittsburgh's last two games and has been held under 60 rushing yards in three of the last four weeks. Fortunately, his proficiency as a pass-catcher continues to give him value, especially in PPR formats (6.8 catches per game over his last four). He'll break out of this rut sooner rather than later, possibly next week against the Titans.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 Months
Bell had just 20 yards on 10 carries in Sunday's 43-23 win over the Ravens, but he caught five passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on six targets.
The Steelers used LeGarrette Blount a bit more than in recent weeks, but the team never got anything moving on the ground, with the veteran adding just 23 yards on 10 carries. Though he had no gains longer than 12 yards and was held under 100 scrimmage yards for the first time this season, Bell was very effective as a receiver, as he repeatedly got the best of standout rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley. Next week's matchup against the Jets will also heavily favor the red-hot Pittsburgh aerial attack over the running game, but Bell is a good bet to find the end zone, and he'll still get his share of touches.
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Bell had another productive game in Sunday's 51-34 win over Indianapolis, rushing for 92 yards on 24 carries, while also catching six passes (on seven targets) for 56 yards.
It's disappointing for Bell owners to not get a touchdown in a 51-point performance, but Ben Roethlisberger had a career game, throwing for an amazing 522 yards and six touchdowns. Bell was shaken up at one point in the first half, but didn't miss much action, posting his eight straight game of 100 or more yards from scrimmage. LeGarrette Blount fumbled near the goal line in the second half, so perhaps coach Mike Tomlin will give Bell more opportunities deep in the red zone moving forward. His matchup next week isn't totally ideal though, as he'll face a solid Ravens' defense.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 2 Months
Bell had eight receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown on eight targets, along with 12 carries for 57 yards in Monday's 30-23 win over the Texans.
Bell found the end zone for the first time since Week 1, catching a two-yard pass that capped off the Steelers' 24-0 run in the final 3:08 of the first half. He did most of his damage in that second quarter, highlighted by a 43-yard catch-and-run that sparked the unusual rally after a terrible first few drives. The only discouraging aspect of the performance was Bell's lack of touches in the second half, as the Steelers kept throwing the ball, while LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer finished with a combined nine carries for 16 yards. Bell still managed to record 21 touches, topping 20 for a sixth time in seven games. He also has 938 scrimmage yards, second in the NFL to only DeMarco Murray's 1,072. There should be plenty more touchdowns to come, though Bell draws tough matchups against the hot Indianapolis and Baltimore defenses the next two weeks.
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Bell had 18 carries for 82 rushing yards and four catches on six targets for 23 receiving yards Sunday against the Browns.
Bell has now reached 100 total yards in all six games this season, however, he has not scored a touchdown since Week 1. There's no question that he leads the Steelers' backfield, but fantasy owners continue to clamor for that second score. Up next is a Week 7 matchup against a Texans' defense giving up over 125 rushing yards per game, though they've only allowed four rushing scores all season.