Who Should I Draft?

Le'Veon Bell or Ezekiel Elliott (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
42 of 51 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 3
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total242.4293.4
Avg Game20.219.6
Avg Projection278.1280.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank319
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 2# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 3
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 1# 3
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 1# 3
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 2# 3
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 1# 3
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 1# 3
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 3
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
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5th Down Fantasy
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ESPN
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Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
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RosterWatch
# 1# 3
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
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Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
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Justin Boone
theScore
# 2# 3
   
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Get Sports Info
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Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
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Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
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Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
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Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 1# 3
   
Russell Clay
Daily Fantasy Cafe
# 2# 3
   
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DataForce Fantasy Football
# 2# 3
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
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Smitty
SleeperU
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Richard Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
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Fantasy Fusion
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The Fantasy Authority
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Fantasy Football Helpers
# 2# 3
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 1# 3
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 1# 3
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 2# 1
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 2
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 3# 1
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 2
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 3# 1
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
# 3# 2
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
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Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 3# 1
   
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE vs. NYG
Week 2 vs. MIN at DEN
Week 3 at CHI at ARI
Week 4 at BAL vs. LAR
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. GB
Week 6 at KCBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CIN at SF
Week 8 at DET at WAS
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 10 at IND at ATL
Week 11 vs. TEN vs. PHI
Week 12 vs. GB vs. LAC
Week 13 at CIN vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. BAL at NYG
Week 15 vs. NE at OAK
Week 16 at HOU vs. SEA
Week 17 vs. CLE at PHI
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts307.8331.4
Rush Yards1,425.91,609.1
Rush TDs9.712.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions81.240.1
Rec Yards641.4381.8
Rec TDs2.91.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points278.1280.1
   
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2016 Points 
Week 111.2
Week 212.7
Week 316.0
Week 417.821.7
Week 515.429.1
Week 612.817.4
Week 714.9
Week 814.8
Week 97.021.7
Week 1025.438.9
Week 1126.112.7
Week 1220.224.0
Week 1316.216.5
Week 1447.810.7
Week 1513.124.8
Week 1625.721.2
Week 17
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2016 Targets 
Week 12
Week 22
Week 32
Week 461
Week 5114
Week 674
Week 713
Week 84
Week 991
Week 10102
Week 1195
Week 1252
Week 1375
Week 1452
Week 1583
Week 1641
Week 17
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Expert 
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.I don't think Elliott will get the receptions he needs to pass Bell or Johnson, but his touchdown total has tremendous upside and could push him ahead of those two, especially in Non-PPR.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 I do believe that Elliot backs up his rookie season and doesn't fall in with those that suffer from the sophomore jinx. With the best offensive line in front of him, and a year of NFL experience, He should end up as the #1 fantasy running back in standard scoring formats.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.There are going to be two new starting offensive lineman in front of Elliott, but that shouldn't stop you from taking him as a top-three running back. He's a virtual lock for 300-350 touches.
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. Elliot had 1,631 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns to go with 363 yards receiving and one receiving touchdown. Playing behind the best offensive line in the NFL, he should be the best back in fantasy in only his second NFL season.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Carries the Steelers offense when heathyO-Line has dropped a level or two this offseason but Elliot still clear cut top fantasy option at running back