Who Should I Draft?

Le'Veon Bell or David Johnson (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
47 of 71 experts
34%
Recommended by
24 of 71 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 3
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total327.8242.4
Avg Game20.520.2
Avg Projection288.6270.5
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank731
   
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  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET at CLE
Week 2 at IND vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. DAL at CHI
Week 4 vs. SF at BAL
Week 5 at PHI vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. TB at KC
Week 7 at LAR vs. CIN
Week 8BYE WEEK at DET
Week 9 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. SEA at IND
Week 11 at HOU vs. TEN
Week 12 vs. JAC vs. GB
Week 13 vs. LAR at CIN
Week 14 vs. TEN vs. BAL
Week 15 at WAS vs. NE
Week 16 vs. NYG at HOU
Week 17 at SEA vs. CLE
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts284.2303.8
Rush Yards1,169.71,416.3
Rush TDs12.69.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions74.777.1
Rec Yards772.0618.4
Rec TDs4.22.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points288.6270.5
   
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2016 Points 
Week 119.2
Week 214.3
Week 323.1
Week 410.417.8
Week 530.515.4
Week 631.812.8
Week 717.114.9
Week 810.8
Week 97.0
Week 1022.125.4
Week 1128.026.1
Week 1222.120.2
Week 1329.516.2
Week 1412.147.8
Week 1522.813.1
Week 1629.625.7
Week 174.4
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2016 Targets 
Week 16
Week 25
Week 36
Week 446
Week 5611
Week 667
Week 71313
Week 89
Week 99
Week 10710
Week 11119
Week 12115
Week 13127
Week 1485
Week 1558
Week 1674
Week 174
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Johnson could easily top Bell this season, but my main concern is Carson Palmer. I think coach Bruce Arians will keep giving Johnson the ball all over the field, but Palmer is hitting an old age wall. The offense could have trouble in 2017.The top spot is a fight between Bell and David Johnson this season, and I'm giving a slight edge to Bell. The Steelers should come back strong in 2017 and get some help back on offense, which should keep Bell in good spots all season long.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
The best offensive player in the NFL sits atop point per reception draft boards. Auction Value $52With no injuries or suspensions to worry about, Bell could average 30 points per game in ppr leagues. Auction Value $52
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When you see a 25-year-old running back getting 25.8 combined carries/targets, it's a given to put him as a clear-cut top player, especially when it's a player as talented as Johnson. His goal for this next season is set at 1,000 rushing and receiving yards, and it's well within the realm of possibilities.If Bell can stay on the field for all 16 games, it's quite possible that we see him break records. He's still yet to have a game in his NFL career with fewer than 7.8 PPR points. There's actually been just three of his 47 games with fewer than 10.9 PPR points.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Johnson was the best duel-threat running back in the NFL this year with 1,239 yards rushing, 879 yards receiving and a league-leading 20 touchdowns. He is in the prime of his career, escaped a serious knee injury in Week 17 and he should be an elite option again in 2017. The Steelers gave the franchise tag to Bell, so he will be in Pittsburgh at least through 2017. The only reason I have him behind Elliot and Johnson is durability concerns and two prior suspensions under the league's substance abuse policy.