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  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
 
 
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Avg Game17.3-
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  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BUF at NE
Week 2 vs. CLE vs. SEA
Week 3 at NE at SF
Week 4BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 5 at PHI vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. DAL at LAC
Week 7 vs. NEBYE WEEK
Week 8 at JAC vs. MIA
Week 9 at MIA vs. IND
Week 10 vs. NYG vs. LAR
Week 11 at WAS at CLE
Week 12 vs. OAK at CIN
Week 13 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. MIA at ARI
Week 15 at BAL vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. PIT at NYJ
Week 17 at BUF at BAL
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts253.8233.7
Rush Yards1,069.11,030.1
Rush TDs7.49.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions62.354.9
Rec Yards510.9445.9
Rec TDs2.51.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points214.1210.5
   
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2018 Points 
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Week 214.5
Week 39.5
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Week 530.5
Week 624.9
Week 7
Week 833.2
Week 922.3
Week 1013.3
Week 114.9
Week 127.5
Week 1319.4
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 179.4
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2018 Targets 
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Week 67
Week 7
Week 86
Week 99
Week 101
Week 119
Week 124
Week 134
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 173
  Le'Veon Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Bell sat out the entire 2018 season, then changed teams. That adds a bit more risk than we are used to with Le'Veon. The once consensus top 5 pick now comes with a second round ADP. I preach avoiding risk in the early rounds of the draft, which makes me hesitant in drafting Bell. Not only has he been away from football for a year, but he leaves a top 5 offense to join a team that ranked 23 in points per game and 26th in plays per game. While I do expect this offense to take a step forward this season, it's still a downgrade for fantasy. His 2nd round ADP comes with massive upside...but there are also a lot of unknowns. My current projection has his value as a late second round pick, which is probably where I'd feel comfortable taking him.Conner averaged 19.6 half PPR points per game last season. It's worth noting that he averaged 23.5 points per game over his first 8 weeks, then just 12.8 points per game over his final 5. He also had 5 100+ yard rushing performances in those first 8 weeks, then exactly zero games over 65 rushing yards over the last 5 weeks. Part of this was likely due to injuries, but part is also the varience of TD's. He scored 10 TD's over those first 8 weeks, then 3 over his final 5. The 13 total TD's in 13 games is going to regress, and he's now likely to see less of an opportunity share with the emergence of Jaylen Samuels. Furthermore, the offense as a whole is likely to regress in the post AB era. They were 4th in both plays per game and TD's per game last season, both of which are likely to drop this season. Conner isn't a bad pick, there are just so many other good picks
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's back, though this time it's probably going to be a lot less exciting. He'll be playing behind a much lesser offensive line, with a much lesser quarterback, in a much worse offense. He's going to get plenty of touches, but we can say that about a lot of running backs. The question is - what's his upside in a low-scoring offense? Adam Gase's offenses have been lacking in both overall plays and overall scoring. Did you know that Dolphins running backs scored 10 rushing touchdowns over the last two years... combined? Bell is a relatively safe pick due to the touches he'll get, but he lacks the upside you want out of a high first-round pick.When Conner wore down at the end of the 2018 season, did the Steelers get a bit worried? They reached for Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the draft, highlighting they clearly felt running back depth was a need. With Antonio Brown and Jesse James gone, there are over 200 targets that have vacated the team, so it's possible Conner can build upon his strong 2018 season. The slight risk of a timeshare knocks him down into the second round, though he's got top-six upside.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
The Jets, by most metrics and observational analysis, were one of the very worst run blocking O-lines in the NFL in '18, so Bell will be facing a headwind that he rarely endured in PIT - but sheer volume, to go with elite, versatile talent should help him return Round 1 value 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Bell should see a ton of carries, but he no longer has Big Ben, Antonio Brown or one of the best offensive lines in the NFL to help his fantasy value. He is a high-end RB2 that is going to see a lot of touches, but not the efficiency he has had in past years.Conner should be the lead back in Pittsburgh in 2019 and as long as he can stay healthy, he should have RB1 value behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.