LeGarrette Blount
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By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 6:31pm EDT

The Steelers could be without one or both of their top running backs when they open the regular season in two weeks against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reiterated Monday that Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be punished after getting arrested on marijuana possession charges Wednesday, shortly before the team flew to Philadelphia for a preseason game the following night. Tomlin said the Steelers have not ruled out suspending Bell, who was also charged with driving under the influence, and Blount. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers are known for demanding their players not be a distraction to the team and tolerate very little. It would not be surprising to see the Steelers levy some type of discipline prior to any NFL decision. With fantasy drafts taking place now, there seems to be a couple of ways fantasy owners can take this bit of news. First, they can hope the Steelers do not suspend the players for any game time and draft Blount as they normally would. Maybe the best course of action would be to scan your waiver wire and see if Dri Archer is available. If so, you may want to consider picking him up and storing him on your bench. If Blount plays in week 1, then it can be assumed there was some other type of punishment levied to Blount and Archer could then be safely dropped.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 5:22pm EDT

Steelers will allow NFL to handle any disciplinary measures vs. Bell, Blount. Again, Goodell not likely to act in 2014. (Source: Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for potential Blount owners. This means that the Steelers will not take matters into their own hands and will wait for Goodell to act. There is recent precedent with the NFL Commissioner waiting until the following year to mete punishment. D. Bowe (WR-KC) was recently suspended for the first game in 2014 for a 2013 drug issue. Blount is currently being drafted around the middle of the 12th round. Continue drafting Blount as you previously planned.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 8:38pm EDT

Legarrette Blount to face charges on pot possession. (Source: Will Graves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dale Lolley reported on Twitter that any punishment from the NFL would not happen soon. This will be Blount's first offense in the NFL which normally carries a one game suspension. However, Blount did have the incident in college of striking the fan in the stands. It is conceivable that Goodell uses that incident in his decision and could extend a suspension out to 2 games. With L Bell also being charged with marijuana possession and DUI the same day, Pittsburgh's RB corps may be taking a huge hit during the season. Blount's ADP was as the 49th RB off the board (146th overall). With this news, expect his draft stock to take a hit and drop from a 12-13th round pick to a flier in the 15-16th round.

By Clinton Ho, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 8:15pm EDT

LeGarrette Blount and teammate Le'Veon Bell were both arrested after their game on Wednesday night for possession of marijuana after being pulled over. They were supposed to catch a team plane to Philadelphia that night. (Source: Will Graves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blount hasn't been in any trouble since entering the NFL, but he has been suspended before, although it was for punching an opponent in college. Punishment from the league may take a bit of time, but the team will likely hand down its own repercussions. Blount wasn't likely to be drafted and after this news, he will surely be taken off many draft lists.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 8:37pm EDT

Legarrette Blount had 3 carries for 10 yards in limited action Saturday night. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: It is very hard to take anything away from the first preseason game. Blount had a 3.3 ypc average but only had 3 carries in the game. It should be noted that Blount had nearly a 5 ypc average in 2013. He will need to improve upon his numbers during the remainder of camp in order to cement his RB2 status as Archer demonstrated what he can do in the open field and may push Blount for back up duties.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 7:38pm EDT

LeGarette Blount in shorts. It doesn't look like he is practicing after a maintenance day on Thursday. (Source: Scott Brown on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blount may just be getting a day to relax. It is too early to worry about missing one day of practice as the Steelers first preseason game isn't until the 9th. Currently being drafted as the 46th RB (143rd player overall), he will be a late round pick. His draft position may begin to drop as the exhibition season progresses depending on the progress and how the Steelers choose to use Dri Archer out of the back field.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 8:40pm EDT

It's easy to see that Mike Tomlin loves Blount. During an 11-on-11 period, Blount plowed his way forward for about 4 yards, dragging defenders with him. “Way to punch a hole in it 27. That's the way to punch a hole in it, big back. I'll take that,” Tomlin said. (Source: Pitt Trib Review)

Fantasy Impact: Bell will no doubt be the RB1 on the Steelers. Blount will get all short yardage and goal line looks. Another back who gained notoriety doing this was Jerome "Bus" Bettis. Can Blount be used the same way and have the same success? With an RB ADP of 45 and an overall ADP of 138 per FantasyPros web site, early expectations are hopeful.

EDSFootball | Aug 21st
So far, Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have been sharing the first-team reps this preseason; now, they share something else in common. Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell & RB LeGarrette Blount charged by Ross Twp Police today w marijuana poss. Bell also charged w DUI after stop today.— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) August 20, 2014 Per Colin Dunlap, a third person, an ...
The Fantasy Fix | Jul 31st
Pittsburgh Steelers Things have been relatively quiet in Steelers camp, especially on the offensive side of the ball. There are still some notes on the skill position players. Sophomore RB Le’Veon Bell is being held out of practice with a hamstring injury. He is considered to be day-to-day. LeGarrette Blount has been struggling while filling […]