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Le'Veon Bell | Running Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 244
College: Michigan State
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Le'Veon Bell's year-ending surgery repaired both the MCL and PCL in his right knee.
Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Bell is "on target" for a September of 2016 return. The good news is Le'Veon avoided ACL damage. The bad news is MCL and PCL surgery recoveries can be just as lengthy and sometimes even longer than ACL reconstructions. Based on La Canfora's report, we suspect Bell will be ready to go by Week 1 of next season, but that's not a guarantee. He doesn't seem likely to be ready for the start of training camp next year. Nov 8 - 10:25 AM

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Le'Veon Bell is expected to face a 6-9 month recovery from his torn MCL.

This is more for bookkeeping purposes than anything, as Bell should be full-go for next season. But at nine months, Bell could be pushing it to be ready for the start of training camp. As long as he avoids setbacks, Bell should be fine for a minimal preseason workload and his normal reps Week 1.
Nov 3 - 10:05 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Le'Veon Bell's ACL is intact.

Bell was placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn right MCL, but the lack of ACL damage should shorten his recovery time. Bell should be ready by the start of the 2016 season. DeAngelo Williams will take over the feature-back role for Pittsburgh.
Source: ESPN
Nov 3 - 12:48 PM

Steelers placed RB Le'Veon Bell on injured reserve with a torn right MCL, ending his season.

It's brutal news for all involved, but the silver lining is that Bell will be ready to rock for 2016 after avoiding ACL damage. It's not all roses, as this is the second consecutive season Bell has seen ended by a right knee issue. Neither has been major, but the cumulative toll could eventually add up. Either way, Bell remains a top-12 pick in Dynasty startups. For 2015, DeAngelo Williams immediately slides into an every-down role, and is Week 9's top waiver wire add.
Nov 2 - 2:24 PM

Steelers Depot reports Le'Veon Bell suffered a torn MCL Week 8 against the Bengals.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers will place Bell on season-ending injured reserve Monday after MRI confirmation. It is a devastating turn of events for Bell, who had been dominating since coming off the suspended list Week 3. If he is placed on injured reserve, Bell will finish the season with 692 total yards and three touchdowns in only five and a half games. DeAngelo Williams will take back over as the Steelers No. 1 back, a position he rode to 224 total yards and three touchdowns the first two weeks of the season. Williams will be the top waiver add this week.
Nov 1 - 9:57 PM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports the Steelers are "optimistic" Le'Veon Bell has avoided ACL damage, and that his injury is limited to his MCL.

Even though it would still be a multi-week injury, that would qualify as the best possible news after Bell got rolled up in ugly fashion Sunday afternoon. Bell will undergo further testing either this evening or tomorrow morning. A season-ending injury still can't be ruled out, but we have legitimate reason for optimism.
Nov 1 - 5:25 PM

Le'Veon Bell (right knee) left Heinz Field at halftime of Sunday's game against the Bengals, and is headed for "further evaluation."

There's no real analysis that needs to be added. It's always bad when a player is sent to the hospital during the game. In an absolute best-case scenario, Bell would have an MCL injury, but it's quite possibly more severe than that. Owners need to be doing all they can to secure backup DeAngelo Williams.
Nov 1 - 2:49 PM

Le'Veon Bell was forced from Pittsburgh's Week 8 game against the Bengals with a right knee injury, and is doubtful to return.

All of Vontaze Burfict's weight fell on Bell's right leg, bending his knee back in ugly fashion. Bell was carried to the sideline before being carted to the locker room. It had the looks of a potentially season-ending injury. Bell was putting on a show before going down, rolling up 58 yards on 12 touches. DeAngelo Williams is the next man up at running back.
Nov 1 - 2:02 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 17 times for 121 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to Kansas City.

Bell's trademark patience, vision, and burst were consistently evident in this game, but he was limited below 24 touches for the first time all season. Not helping matters was the Chiefs' dominance in time of possession. Expect Bell to continue piling up numbers in Week 8 against the Bengals. Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is tentatively due back for that game.
Oct 25 - 4:24 PM

Le'Veon Bell contributed 88 yards on 24 carries in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Cardinals.

He wasn’t targeted in the passing game, which is an extremely rare occurrence given his skill set as a dual threat. Bell wasn’t particularly efficient on Sunday and there were many times when he was stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage. Despite a rather pedestrian showing Sunday, Bell still showed flashes of brilliance including a 22-yard scramble early in the third quarter. He’ll be an elite option next week against the Chiefs.
Oct 18 - 4:51 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 111 yards and one touchdown and caught 4-of-5 targets for 16 yards in the Steelers' 24-20, Week 5 win over the Chargers on Monday night.

Easily the best player on the field for the Steelers, Bell's one-yard touchdown plunge out of the Wildcat formation with the Steelers down 20-17 with five seconds left on the clock and one timeout in hand gave Pittsburgh the 24-20 victory. For much of the night, Bell was the only thing working for the Steelers' offense. Michael Vick was having serious issues as a passer before gathering himself and making a couple throws on the final two drives that resulted in touchdowns. There was a point where it looked like Bell out of the Wildcat might be the Steelers' best option. Bell gets the Cardinals' strong run defense in Week 6.
Oct 12 - 11:42 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 22 times for 129 yards in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Ravens, adding seven catches for an additional 21 yards.

He needed overtime to do it, but Bell became the first back in 29 games to sting the Ravens for 100 yards on the ground. Bell was in 2014 form this evening, displaying patience as he waited for lanes to open up and then flashing his absurd quicks once he hit the hole. Bell completely reversed fields on his 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter, nearly going from sideline to sideline. Life wasn't as easy without Ben Roethlisberger under center, but Bell is simply hard to stop, no matter how free defenses feel to cheat up on the box. He'll remain a top-three RB1 for Week 5 against the Chargers.
Oct 2 - 12:07 AM

Le'Veon Bell said he is prepared for a bigger workload while Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is sidelined.

Roethlisberger is expected to miss six weeks with an MCL sprain and a bone bruise. The Steelers probably will lean more on the running game with Big Ben sidelined, but touches have never been a concern for Bell. The Steelers' offense is almost certain to take a step back with Michael Vick under center, and that hurts Bell's upside in the short term. Either way, Bell will be a top-three RB1 on Thursday night against the Ravens.
Sep 28 - 8:35 AM

Making his 2015 debut, Le'Veon Bell rushed 19 times for 62 yards and a touchdown, and caught 7-of-8 targets for an additional 70 yards.

It was tough sledding for Bell on the ground against the Rams' fast defense, but as usual, he saved his fantasy day with excellent work in the passing game. It was everything owners could have hoped for in Bell's season debut, though Ben Roethlisberger's knee injury looms as a major concern. Bell will remain locked into massive workloads, but the efficiency and pace of Pittsburgh's offense will lag dramatically without Big Ben. Regardless, Bell will be a top-three RB1 for Week 4 in Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
Sep 27 - 5:09 PM

Steelers activated RB Le'Veon Bell from the reserve/suspended list.

The prodigal son returns. Last year's RB2 is the clear RB1 overall for Week 3.
Sep 23 - 7:14 PM

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QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Michael Vick
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3Isaiah Pead
GLB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Sammie Coates
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Jacoby Jones
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Alejandro Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell