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By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 5:20pm 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 Bell 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. Bell is currently the 10th RB coming off the draft board. Continue drafting Bell as you previously planned.

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

Bell to face charges on pot possession. Bell also to face DUI charge after getting picked up this PM (Wednesday) in Ross. (Source: Will Graves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dale Lolley reported on Twitter that any punishment from the NFL would not happen soon. As Bell has been charged with 2 separate offenses, it is conceivable that he could be looking at a multiple game suspension. If the first offense (marijuana possession) could be considered Bell's first transgression, a 1 game suspension might be in order. However, with a DUI offense lurking from around the same day, NFL Commissioner Goodell may not look kindly on this and give Bell a 3-4 game suspension. Bell's current ADP is as the 10th RB off the board and 19th player overall. Those numbers may lower slightly as this news filters out and rumors start to fly about a possible suspension. If Dale Lolley is to be believed, go ahead and draft Bell as you normally would, but make sure you have a contingency plan to fall back on. L. Blount was also charged with marijuana possession, so the options of backing up Bell consist of Dri Archer or another strong RB from another team.

By Clinton Ho, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 8:08pm EDT

Le'Veon Bell was arrested after Wednesday nights game for marijuana possession. Bell also faces a DUI charge after getting picked up in Ross. (Source: Will Graves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is not a good way to start the season for Bell who is entering his second year after a very productive rookie campaign. Depending on the outcome of the case, there may be disciplinary action from the league which could drop Bell slightly in ADP depending on the punishment handed down.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 5:03pm EDT

Rather than having a single proprietorship at running back, the Steelers plan to have a partnership...“Nobody is going to sign me to sit me,” said Blount, one of the NFL's most productive runners at the end of last season. Standing nearby, Bell seconded that opinion. “Straight up, for real,” he said. “Straight up.” (Source: Pitt Trib Review)

Fantasy Impact: The dreaded RBBC monster appears to be alive and well in Pittsburgh. Bell may get the slight majority of carries, but Blount is sure to get his fair share as well as the goal line carries. There is also Dri Archer to consider as he has wowed the Steelers with the training camp he had. With an Expert's Consensus Ranking of RB9 (and 16th overall), Bell may be drafted a bit too high based on this news and knowing Archer will be getting the ball in certain packages. Bell is projected to get 1139 yds this year along with nearly 50 receptions. Bell's current overall ADP is 18, which would put it in the middle of the second round in 12 team leagues. Some other players with similar projections are A. Morris (1292 yds and ADP 22) and D. Martin (1171 yds and ADP 24). If you are in a PPR league, 18 might be a good spot for Bell. In standard leagues, there may be better options at 18 with less risk of RBBC.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 8:31pm EDT

LeVeon Bell had 3 carries for 18 yards and 1 reception for 6 yards during the first preseason game. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: His longest run was for 9 yards. Even taking that run out, he still had 2 carries for 9 yards - a 4.5 ypc average. Bell had 45 receptions in 2013 and it appears as though he may get that number again this year. Bell is being drafted as the 10th RB off the board which would be in the mid second round.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 4:54pm EDT

Le'Veon Bell is practicing today although he and LeGarette Blount were held out of the live tackling portion of practice. (Source: Scott Brown on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As hoped for, the Steelers were being extremely cautious with Bell and ensured the hammy felt fine before allowing him to practice again. Bell is currently being drafted as the 10th RB and 17th player off the board.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:56pm EDT

LeVeon Bell still sitting out for Steelers' practice. (Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bell left practice early Sunday due to a "tightened hamstring." He missed practice Monday and had an off day on Tuesday. For him to miss practice again Wednesday would normally start to raise the danger flag. Because we are still very early in training camp, this situation bears watching through the preseason. Hamstrings do have a tendency to linger and perhaps this is why the Steelers are taking their time in bringing Bell back. Continue to draft Bell as a late first round/early second round pick.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 10:31pm EDT

Starting running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) didn't practice. Bell is "day-to-day," Tomlin said, after experiencing hamstring tightness on Sunday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is still too early to worry. When the tightness occurred Sunday, Bell was seen walking off the field under his own power and with no visible limp. The Steelers have an off day tomorrow (Jul 29).

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 5:43pm EDT

Following up an earlier story, Ed Bouchette reports, "Steelers LeVeon Bell has hamstring. Why left practice. "Tightened" Mike Tomlin said." (Source: Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A "tightened" hamstring is not a reason for alarm. Had he "pulled" it or "stretched" it, then there may be a little more reason to be fearful. His removal from practice today does seem to be precautionary in nature and should continue to be drafted early in all formats.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 4:47pm EDT

Ed Bouchette, a reporter with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, reports via Twitter, "LeVeon Bell leaves practice field with trainer. Walking fine but something is up." (Source: Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears as though Bell was able to walk off the field under his own power. Keep your eyes and ears open for updates, but he probably left the field as a precautionary measure.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 5:57am EDT

Two-headed running back attacks: Pittsburgh’s rushing game was tied for 27th in the league after averaging just 86.4 yards per game in 2013. With that in mind, the Steelers upgraded their 2013 backups – Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling – with the addition of the 250-pound Blount, who had 772 yards rushing on 153 carries last season for New England. (Source: Observer-Reporter)

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers feel the addition of Blount and the speedy Archer will give them more flexibility to go along with starter Le’Veon Bell, who set a team rookie record with 1,259 total yards from scrimmage in 2013. How the carries are divided between the three and who serves what roles remains to be seen. Bell is currently being drafted as the 10th RB and 16th player overall in mock drafts. Training camp starts today and it will be interesting to see how much of an impact the addition of Blount has on Bell's carries. For now, temper expectations for Bell as Blount will more than likely be used to vulture goal line opportunities and TDs.

The Fake Football | Aug 22nd
Bell isn't going to blow you away with his speed, but he's fundamentally sound in all aspects of the game and the Steelers finished strong last season on offense while their defense is faltering. Bell should be a big part of this offense and never comes off the field.
Rotoworld | Aug 22nd
Le'Veon Bell started Thursday's preseason game, rushing nine times for 23 yards while catching one pass for three yards.
The New York Times | Aug 22nd
Bell to share early down duties with Blount and lose goal line work. Ouch.
Rotoworld | Aug 21st
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers plan to let the league "handle any disciplinary measures" following Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount's Wednesday arrest.
Rotoworld | Aug 21st
Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in Thursday's preseason game.
Rotoworld | Aug 21st
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount "probably face no more than a one-game suspension and that won't come anytime soon."
Breaking Football | Aug 21st
Pittsburgh did bring in some help but Bell is a workhorse with some nice versatility. He'll threaten for a top-10 spot.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 21st
He missed three games last year and his combined stats for the remainder of the season were outstanding. He has huge upside and is a favorite RB selection for 2014.
ESPN | Aug 21st
Nate Ravitz and Eric Karabell react to the Browns QB decision, wonder if Le'Veon Bell falls out of the top 10 with his marijuana charge & recap Eric's...
Rotoworld | Aug 21st
Following Wednesday's marijuana and DUI arrest, Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the Steelers for Thursday night's third preseason game at Philadelphia.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
A versatile, every-down back with a nose for the end zone.
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 ...
NFL.com | Aug 21st
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were pulled over Wednesday and admitted to marijuana possession. They're both expected to face misdemeanor possession charges.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
The Steelers RB is expected to hit 300 carries in 2014 and his versatility and receiving ability makes him an electric option to roster. In 2013, Bell notched 45 receptions for 399 Yards. Look for Bell to take a step forward in 2014 and don’t be surprised if he finishes the season higher than our current rankings show.
Rotoworld | Aug 20th
CBS Pittsburgh's Colin Dunlap reports Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, while Bell was also booked for DUI.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Bell showed flashes of being a great three-down back last season, if he can build on that and the entire Steeler offense can grow this season, he should be in the top ten without a doubt.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 20th
Finished with 8 rushing TDs in his rookie season last year. Bell will be the featured back, despite the signing of LeGarrette Blount. Not an exciting pick, but Pittsburgh will run the ball.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
Not very good at breaking the long ones, but his work in pass game and red zone make up for it
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Bell showed a lot of promise in his rookie season with 1,259 yards from scrimmage and eight total touchdowns. I look for him to stay healthy this season and have a strong second year. He may lose a few goal line carries to RB LeGarrette Blount, who signed there as a free agent.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Potential workhorse will see some carries and goal-line touches vultured by Blount
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 7th
43.3 percent. As described in excruciating detail earlier this summer, that’s the bust rate of running backs selected inside the RB top-12 since 2009 (Finished outside RB top-15 in per game average). In light of the constant failures and bitter beer faces, many owners have purposely circumvented proven or upside-drenched rushers as though they were lepers. Instead, they’ve opted for t...
FantasySharks | Jul 24th
In this week’s “Draft Day Dilemma,” we are taking a look at the top 2 running backs in the AFC North. Who should you draft, Le’Veon Bell or Giovani Bernard? I’m going to make this decision an easy one.
FantasySharks | Jul 8th
The top tier running backs are all but set for 2014 drafts, but the group after them could not be muddier. Some say Matt Forte or Eddie Lacy. Here I’ll present my argument for Le’Veon Bell as a choice to round out your top 5. TUESDAY - BELOW 4 NEW ARTICLES
KFFL | Jul 3rd
Le'Veon Bell is lining up for a breakout sophomore season in Pittsburgh despite notable backfield additions in free agency and the draft.