Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Tue, Aug 30th 4:35pm EDT
When Bell was healthy and not suspended last season, he had a whopping 4.9 yards per carry. That's more than Todd Gurley, David Johnson and any other top 15 running back. Given what DeAngelo Williams was able to accomplish in this offense, Bell clearly has the highest upside among this season's running backs. He is suspended for the first three games, but when he returns, he could have a very special season.

Le'Veon Bell received three carries and ran for 21 yards on Friday against the Saints. He also added five receptions for 37 yards.

Fantasy Impact: This is a significant step for Bell. Although the status of his knee injury has been overshadowed by his three-game suspension, it should not be forgotten that he is returning from a significant knee injury as well. The fact that the Steelers were willing to put him on the field and he was reasonably productive with his opportunities is a good sign for his health status entering the 2016 season.

Category: Game Recaps


The NY Times | Aug 31st
Suspension reduced to three games.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 30th
The three-game suspension may ultimately be a blessing in disguise as it allows extra time to fully rehab his ACL - You can consider Pittsburgh's backfield a top 5 RB property, meaning if you can grab Bell and DeAngelo, you're still sitting pretty
WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Bell has been suspended for the first three games of the season due to missing a drug test. This kicks him down from the first running back off the board to around the 11th or 12th back off the board. He'll be a top back when he does play, so don't let him fall too far, but also be sure to have a warm body in there through Week 3
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
Le'Veon Bell (RB-PIT) had his suspension reduced from 4 games to 3 games and now moved back up in my rankings to a late first round or early second round pick. DeAngelo Williams is his handcuff to draft in the middle to late rounds if you draft Bell this season. Bell ended his 2015 season early by tearing his medial collateral ligament (MCL) against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is going under a very conservative rehabilitation plan that will hopefully put him on target to fully participate in the pre-season and start in week 1 of the NFL regular season. Bell has been far from automatic, as he hyperextended his knee in Week 16 of the 2014 season. He also missed the first 2 games of 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, and the week 8 MCL tear to end his season. Bell averaged 4.9 yards per carry for the 6 games that he played in last season. Bell's rehabilitation includes blood-flow restriction, to strengthen his core leg muscles.
EDSFootball | Aug 20th
Once again, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will begin the season by serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Facing an initial four-game suspension, Bell was confident that his suspension would be overturned. It wasn't, but it was reduced from four to three games. With Bell sidelined for 10 games last season, DeAngelo Williams was an absolute stud. Exc...
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 10th
Remains ultra productive bell cow when on the field
RosterWatch | Aug 9th
rockets to the no.2 spot if suspension is lifted
Breaking Football | Jul 28th
Probably the best back in the league but knee surgery and possible 4 game ban cap his season value a bit.
SoCalledFanEx | Jul 28th
By now you’ve heard the news that LeVeon Bell has been suspended for four games. So the questions now are “Is he still worth a high draft pick” and “if so, when do you pick him?” I won’t drag this out. The answer is yes, early second round. Maybe end of the first. Sound too […] The post Where Should You Draft LeVeon Bell now? appeared first on So-Called F...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 23rd
Bell played in only 6 games due to injury and suspension and finished the season with 113 carries for 556 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 24 receptions for 136 yards and no touchdowns. His off-season wrapped up with a 4-game suspension that will cause him to miss 25% of the NFL season.
RotoBaller | Jul 23rd
Today has been a hard day for running backs in the world of fantasy. Per ESPN and a variety of other sources,  Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for missing a drug test. This will be the second time in as many
Dynasty League Football | Jul 23rd
We examine the dynasty fallout from Le'Veon Bell's suspension.
EDSFootball | Jul 22nd
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is the league's most dynamic running back when he's on the field. Unfortunately, Bell is unlikely to be on the field when the Steelers open the season in Washington on Monday, September 12th. Or for the three games after that, either. Like last season, Bell could start the year serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Per...
ESPN | Jul 22nd
A look at the results of the latest 10-team PPR mock draft conducted by ESPN analysts, including how to fix your roster if you selected Le'Veon Bell.