Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell

RB - PIT
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 26College: Michigan StateDrafted: #48 (2nd Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
21st easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #1
Best / Worst #1 / #8
ADP #2

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The sentiment for drafting Bell first overall is fair and understandable, but he is substantially more injury prone than Gurley and finished more than 60 points behind him last fantasy season too. With that said, the difference between Bell and the #3 fantasy player may be larger than the difference between #3 and #10.

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Le'Veon Bell seeking $14.5 million annually

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell has reportedly lowered his long-term salary demands to $14.5 million-per-season, which is the approximate value of his unsigned franchise tag. Unless the two sides come to terms on an extension by July 16, Bell will be locked into that $14.544 million one-year deal, but under no obligation to show up until that tag is signed and finalized.

Fantasy Impact

Bell has proven himself to be one of the best running backs in football but the current landscape makes it difficult for a team to pay so much money on a position that is considered replaceable. Bell's unsigned tag value would make his the league's highest-paid running back, but the 26-year-old wants a long-term deal that will keep him in that range for the foreseeable future. Don't expect Bell to report until September unless both sides can work out the impasse. Bell remains a top-3 fantasy target in every 2018 fantasy draft.

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DraftRB #1RB #1RB #333
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Overall#2#2#1
Running Backs#2#2#1
Projections
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
3111328.31082.76622.73.8350.7
History
Statistics
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week691515.7
Last 3 Weeks781.36.322.9
Season to Date86.10.65.717.1
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 16@ HOU691515.7
Week 15vs. NE1171522.5
Week 14vs. BAL482930.5
Week 13@ CIN760524.2
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next GameBYE
Next 3 GamesCLE, KC, TB1st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)OAK, NE, NO1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--22nd easiest remaining opponents