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  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
 
 
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  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE at CHI
Week 2 vs. MIN vs. GB
Week 3 at CHI at DET
Week 4 at BAL vs. BUF
Week 5 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 6 at KC vs. MIA
Week 7 vs. CIN at NE
Week 8 at DET at NYJ
Week 9BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 10 at IND vs. DAL
Week 11 vs. TEN at SEA
Week 12 vs. GB vs. TB
Week 13 at CIN vs. MIN
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. NO
Week 15 vs. NE at TB
Week 16 at HOU at NO
Week 17 vs. CLE vs. CAR
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts293.8215.9
Rush Yards1,341.9950.0
Rush TDs9.28.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions77.355.1
Rec Yards634.4475.4
Rec TDs2.32.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points261.3205.4
   
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2016 Points 
Week 14.0
Week 29.3
Week 326.7
Week 417.812.4
Week 515.418.3
Week 612.85.0
Week 714.910.0
Week 817.8
Week 97.010.5
Week 1025.48.1
Week 1126.1
Week 1220.219.7
Week 1316.222.5
Week 1447.81.8
Week 1513.131.5
Week 1625.78.8
Week 1723.7
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2016 Targets 
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Week 20
Week 35
Week 463
Week 5115
Week 675
Week 7136
Week 86
Week 992
Week 10103
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Week 1253
Week 1375
Week 1453
Week 1582
Week 1648
Week 175
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
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ScoutFantasy
The most patient runner in all of football. He's an absolute joy to watch. 50+ catches, 10 TDs, great offensive line. Simply dangerous and impossible to tackle because you can't find him.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Had Le'Veon been active for all 16 games, his pace would have put him at over 2,500 all purpose yards. Don't buy too much into the fact that he has several injuries, as all running backs inevitably will. Rather, consider that if he remains healthy, he will carry you to the playoffs.With Kyle Shannahan gone, the Falcons' offense shouldn't be expected to perform at the near-record pace they put up last season. With that being said, Freeman has established himself as one of the most steady and reliable three down backs in football. Just because Coleman is present doesn't mean Freeman won't lead all backs in fantasy points for the second time in three seasons this year.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
"Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will report back to team before regular season kicks off, though it remains unclear exactly when." Bell values himself at about $15mm per year, your move Rooney. https://twitter.com/pyro_hartbeat/status/898624591072862208 https://twitter.com/pyro_hartbeat/status/898232466686697472 There is no doubt Bell is the RB1 when he is active, this hold-out makes me nervous. He might be staying in shape, but there is no way to really simulate game-speed without actually participating with the team. He missed 3 games last year and came in shredding defenses, but that is much different than missing camp completely.How much does Coleman tap into his touches this year? Will there be a new OC with a new (less complicated) system? If Coleman wasn't in this same backfield Freeman would be top 3-4 RB's.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If Bell can stay on the field for all 16 games, it's quite possible that we see him break total yardage 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.Freeman says he wanted to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL and the Falcons made that happen. Despite ranking 13th in carries last year, Freeman totaled the sixth-most fantasy points among running backs. After struggling a bit out of the gate, Freeman went on to score eight touchdowns in the final six regular season games. With Kyle Shanahan gone, it's possible the Falcons go back to more of a one-back system.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
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.Freeman showed that he has the ability to be a lead back, but Tevin Coleman isn't going to go away anytime soon. If the Falcons' offense regresses at all, Freeman could be squeezed a little in 2017.
Staff Rankings
QB List
There is a significant contingent of fantasy enthusiasts who make a persuasive argument that Bell should be the top RB in fantasy football in 2017. He has more years of solid production on his resume. He plays for a better offense on paper and his team is much more balanced. He has a better offensive line. These are all true, However, Bell carries risk that Johnson does not. In his four years in the league, he has only played a whole season once (2014) due to a mixture of injuries and off field issue related suspensions. Still, the upside is there, his 19.95 points per game in 2016 were only a hair shy of Johnson's 20.4, and that was in a year where Bell only scored 9 TDs, a number which is due for some serious positive regression. If Bell falls past pick 1.2 in your league, you are either playing with idiots, or you live in Baltimore.Freeman is strange, in that he plays in a legitimate RBBC, yet is the only RB to put up 1000+ yards in each of the past two years. I was fiercely against drafting him in 2016, viewing his RB1 overall finish in 2015 as a fluke, but I've begun to come around. Still, I expect the Falcon offense to take a step back this year without OC Kyle Shanahan, and if it does Freeman may find himself outside the top ten RBs.
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
Finished second in RB targets despite three-game suspension; has missed 14 games over three seasons from injuries and suspensions; offense has scary potential with Bell, Roethlisberger, Brown and Bryant all on the field for first time since 2014. 11 TDs and 1,500+ total yards in each of last two seasons; 4.8 YPC a career high; only back top three in red zone targets and carries; questions remain if/how new OC Sarkisian will change offense.
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Spin
Most talented overall RB in the game? Yeah, probably. But, be it injury, weed or (this year) contract issues, there always seems to be some baggage that comes withIs tops among RBs in Yards from Scrimmage over past 2 seasons, and is 2nd in FAN PTS (behind David Johnson)
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bell is a monster but his contract issue and constant suspension/injury woes always concern me. That all still can't keep him from being a top 3 RB.Freeman has Tevin nipping at his heels but he still has an awesome role in a loaded offense.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
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.Freeman showed that he has the ability to be a lead back, but Tevin Coleman isn't going to go away anytime soon. If the Falcons' offense regresses at all, Freeman could be squeezed a little in 2017.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
With no injuries or suspensions to worry about, Bell could average 30 points per game in PPR leagues. Auction Value $52Freeman has 26 touchdowns in his last two seasons. Don't worry about Coleman's role, Freeman is the guy. Auction Value $42
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
Le'Veon is either going to get a long-term deal before July 17 or be tagged with a 12.1 million franchise tender. Either way, he'll be out to remind everyone who the best running back in the league is. On a PPG basis you can't do better--but Bell comes with more injury risk than Johnson so he slides in at #2 for me. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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. Freeman did play in a committee last year with RB Tevin Coleman, but still finished with 1,079 yards rushing, 462 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns. He should remain a RB1 this year.