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RB - PIT
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  Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at OAK at CLE
Week 2 vs. ARI vs. KC
Week 3 vs. LAC at TB
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. BAL
Week 5 at SEA vs. ATL
Week 6 at DEN at CIN
Week 7 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. GB vs. CLE
Week 9 at NO at BAL
Week 10 vs. SEA vs. CAR
Week 11 vs. KC at JAC
Week 12BYE WEEK at DEN
Week 13 at DET vs. LAC
Week 14 at CHI at OAK
Week 15 vs. PHI vs. NE
Week 16 at ARI at NO
Week 17 vs. SF vs. CIN
  Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts289.2257.5
Rush Yards1,299.41,149.2
Rush TDs11.18.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions66.072.4
Rec Yards636.4593.9
Rec TDs3.72.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points277.0237.2
   
  Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2017 Points 
Week 115.64.7
Week 223.69.1
Week 332.915.8
Week 427.530.6
Week 53.09.3
Week 612.025.1
Week 721.419.2
Week 812.1
Week 922.4
Week 1013.611.2
Week 1111.610.3
Week 1212.816.3
Week 1315.824.2
Week 1425.530.5
Week 1542.022.5
Week 1639.615.7
Week 17
  Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
2017 Targets 
Week 166
Week 244
Week 377
Week 486
Week 5410
Week 616
Week 783
Week 83
Week 93
Week 1076
Week 11411
Week 12714
Week 1376
Week 14510
Week 1536
Week 16138
Week 17
  Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Gurley averaged 21.6 fantasy points per game, which was the best total among all running backs. He should have another monster year in store, as he is entering only his fourth season. Bell was given the franchise tag and he averaged 17.4 fantasy points per game last year playing under the tag. He is a duel-threat runner and receiver that can dominate fantasy games. He is a bit of a risk with the holdout, but he still needs to be taken in the 1st round and handcuffed with RB James Conner.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has been kept out of harm's way, not taking a snap this preseason - HC McVay unlocked his receiving upside (64 rec, 788 rec. yards, 6 rec TDs), and his goal-line use (NFL-high 10 TDs from inside 5 yards in '17) is what gives him the slight nod over L. BellTime keeps on slipping, slipping into the future, and still we wait for Bell to report to the Steelers. His O-line has started speaking out against him, rumors of a holdout until Week 10 are gaining steam ... lots of question marks, the kind that you don't want hanging over your Rd. 1 pick
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Gurley was not only the top RB and overall PPR producer, but he timed his dominance perfectly by registering 456 yards and six TDs in Weeks 15 and 16. He always handled double-digit carries and went just one game without 100 total yards or a score. It's amazing what a transcendent talent can do when not stymied by Jeff Fisher. He's a workhorse deserving of first-pick honors in all formats after corralling 64 of 87 targets last season.The league's truest featured back, Bell played a whopping 945 snaps last season. No other rusher recorded 800. He parlayed a gargantuan 406 touches into 1,946 yards and 11 TDs in 15 games. That weighty workload put him firmly in the No. 1-pick conversation, but he should drop in last-minute drafts because of an ongoing holdout that could reportedly span well into the season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After a historical campaign where he scored 21.3 standard points per game (most since Chris Johnson's magical 2009 season), Gurley sits atop the draft rankings. The Rams did go out and acquire Brandin Cooks, but they also re-built their entire defense, which should only lead to more rushing attempts for Gurley. He's as safe as they come atop the draft.Despite having a less-successful year than his 2016 campaign, Bell still finished No. 2 among fantasy running backs. His contract dispute is not going away any time soon, which moves him down under Todd Gurley due to safety. We fully expect Bell to suit-up when the lights come on in Week 1, but there's always a chance he doesn't. Another added risk is that he'll have a new offensive coordinator in 2018, though Randy Fichtner doesn't appear to be shy running a fast-paced offense. Update: It appears that Bell may not report to the team like he initially said, as his agent was interviewed on Sirius XM radio and said it's possible that Bell holds out until Week 10 to take less of a toll on his body before free agency. If you draft him, you absolutely need to reach for James Connor in the top eight rounds.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Rookie John Kelly could cut into Gurley's receiving upside."To all my Steeler fans, my desire always has been to retire a Steeler...both sides worked extremely hard today to make that happen, but the NFL is a hard business at times...to the fans that had hope, I'm sorry we let youu down but trust me, 2018 will be my best season to date..." @LeVeonBell 400+ touches last year, regression in production is most likely scenario.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
In a position to finish as the top overall running back Holdout threat looms but remains a top three pick
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Gurley's season last year was the best for a running back since Chris Johnson's 2000 yard season in 2009. Sure, Le'Veon Bell is amazing, but you may be missing the boat if you don't grab by far the best fantasy asset with the first overall pick.The sentiment for drafting Bell first overall is fair and understandable, but he is substantially more injury prone than Gurley, dealing with a potential holdout and finished more than 60 points behind him last fantasy season too. He comes with more risk than I'd recommend with a top two pick in fantasy drafts.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Todd Gurley was everything we wanted him to be and more last year-and while I'm expecting some touchdown regression to come, he's still an extremely talented back in a good offense. All that being said, Gurley saw at least eight defenders in the box just 16.85% of the time last year, good for the third-fewest in football. I'd expect that to change this year as defenses make stopping Gurley a focus of their playcalling.I know a lot of people would put Todd Gurley here and I wouldn't blame them at all. But I tend to be risk-averse in fantasy, and I think some regression is coming for Gurley, which is why I'm more inclined to roll with a high-floor guy like Bell. I'm not worried about Bell sitting out training camp, he did the same thing last year and he was amazing, posting 1,315 yards and a solid 7.9% DVOA along with that. Not only that, but Bell is on the last year of his contract, and I'm betting he doesn't negotiate an extension. As a result, I bet the Steelers run him as hard as they can, and the more times Bell has the ball in his hands, the better for fantasy players.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
The Rams are poised to have an even better offense in 2018 and Todd Gurley remains the centerpoint. This is likely to be Bell's last season in Pittsburgh, so expect the Steelers to give him all the touches he can handle, making Bell a candidate for the No. 1 PPR scorer of 2018.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I don't just blindly vouch for Gurley based off of last year, but his role and talent remain fantastic. He has an argument for the #1 RB spot but I prefer other options.Contract talks are annoying, so I'm dropping Bell slightly, but he's still a top 5 lock as long as he doesn't sit games out
Andrew Erickson
Gridiron Experts
Most likely to regress in terms of TD total. 19 TD last year very hard to repeat 15+ TD in back to back seasons. Also running back has not finished number one back to back years since LT did it in '07. Sitting out OTAs gonna be fresh for the season. The Steelers probably won't re-sign him so I think that they are gonna drive him into the ground. 61 red zone rushinhg attempts in 2017 2nd most in the league. 107 passing targets 2nd most of any RB, 2nd most on team. Tied for most in red-zone passing targets at the RB spot with Kamara.