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Le'Veon Bell | Running Back | #26

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (48) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Le'Veon Bell said he felt "great" following his first live action since tearing two ligaments in his right knee last November.
"I can only imagine how I'll feel in a month," he added. Bell rushed three times for 21 yards and caught all five of his targets for 37 yards in the third preseason game Friday night. He looks back to full strength, and he will return to elite-RB1 status once he is eligible to play Week 4. Aug 27 - 8:42 AM
Source: ESPN

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Suspended RB Le'Veon Bell rushed three times for 21 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 37 yards in the Steelers' third preseason game.

Bell rotated with DeAngelo Williams equally, but was clearly the superior talent on the field. Coming off a torn PCL and MCL, Bell showed his trademark springy explosiveness, speed to get the corner, and elite versatility. When Bell returns from his three-game ban, he will be a top-five weekly play among fantasy running backs. Bell's ADP is currently in the late first round.
Aug 26 - 10:26 PM

As part of the settlement that reduced his four-game suspension to three games, Le'Veon Bell was kept in Stage 2 of the NFL's substance abuse program.

This is a quietly big deal for Bell in Dynasty leagues. His next violation would not cost him ten games or a full season, which would've been the case had Bell advanced to Stage 3 of the substance abuse program. Instead, any future failed or missed test would only result in another four-game suspension. Expect to see Bell resume going in the late first round of fantasy drafts. DeAngelo Williams will only open the season starting three games, not four.
Aug 19 - 3:56 PM

Le'Veon Bell's four-game suspension was reduced to three on appeal.

Bell had little chance of having his suspension completely overturned after reportedly missing "several" drug tests, but the league cut him a break by knocking off one game. Now Bell will be eligible to play on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs on October 2. The extra game might give Bell's ADP a slight boost. He's been going early in the second round in most redraft leagues.
Aug 19 - 2:56 PM

Le'Veon Bell said no date has been scheduled for the appeal of his four-game suspension.

The appeal was expected to take place this week. Bell has not been the most honest about this situation, so it is possible the appeal is still happening. Bell was suspended for missing "several" drug tests, but the Steelers are reportedly "confident" he will be on the field Week 1. Despite their confidence, it is likely Bell will open the season on the sidelines.
Aug 16 - 11:53 AM

According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, the Steelers are "pretty confident" suspended RB Le'Veon Bell will play in Week 1.

"They are pretty confident that they will have him Week 1, so that’s what the Steelers are telling us," said Sal Pal. A previous report from PFT's Mike Florio indicated Bell was unlikely to win his appeal, which is expected to take place on August 18. If Bell is indeed reinstated for the season opener, he would vault back into the first round of fantasy drafts. Stay tuned.
Aug 7 - 10:08 PM

Suspended RB Le'Veon Bell declared himself 100 percent recovered from last year's MCL and PCL tears.

Bell says he's cleared all of the mental hurdles associated with a multi-ligament tear and is as good as new. "Even jump cutting, if I decide I want to jump over somebody, jump in the end zone, whatever it may be, I feel I'll be able to do all that," he said. "My leg feels great. I felt I got all my speed back."
Aug 6 - 1:58 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports suspended RB Le'Veon Bell has resembled his 2014 form in camp.

Per Fowler, Bell is logging "significant work" as he returns from his torn knee ligaments. Fowler also reports Bell's coaches and teammates are standing behind him after his latest suspension because he's "genuinely liked as a player and person." It's apparently a different story with Martavis Bryant. If Bell has his 2014 form, he'll challenge to be the No. 1 overall running back from his Week 5 return date.
Aug 4 - 1:41 PM

Suspended RB Le'Veon Bell has had "no problem" making open-field cuts in his recovery from last year's MCL and PCL tears.

Bell's ligament tears don't seem to be of much concern any longer. Bell was cleared for the first day of training camp and ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler says Le'Veon's "movement" has been "fluid" in drills. The biggest concern for Bell, of course, is his four-game suspension brought on by repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. His appeal is in mid-August.
Aug 1 - 5:19 PM

When speaking to reporters at the start of Steelers camp on Thursday, Le'Veon Bell "did not sound nearly so certain" that he would win the appeal of his four-game suspension.

He promised on Instagram last week that he would win the appeal. Bell is facing a four-game ban for his second substance abuse violation in as many years. Bell admitted that he learned of the violation way back in March, but still stated at June practices that he was "completely fine," and had "missed no drug tests, I haven’t failed any drug tests." Bell's appeal will take place in mid-August. Profootballtalk has reported he is unlikely to win.
Jul 29 - 10:03 AM

Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) has been cleared for the start of training camp.

That's the lone bit of good news as Bell awaits the appeal of his four-game suspension. Bell's ban is expected to stick. Each of Bell's past two seasons have been ended by serious knee issues, while he had foot problems as a rookie. He's emerged as a two-front risk in Dynasty leagues.
Jul 28 - 7:05 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects Le'Veon Bell's suspension appeal to take place in "mid-August."

Bell's odds of getting his four-game ban overturned are considered poor. He's gone from the No. 1 overall running back to troubled player we'd be hesitant to draft in the top two rounds.
Jul 28 - 5:10 PM

Citing "information gathered," reports there's a "strong sense" in league circles that Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to win the appeal of his four-game suspension.

The popular theory as to Bell's defense is that he changed his cellphone number and therefore was not contacted by the NFL prior to a drug test. Bell thus missed the test and was hit with a four-game ban. That defense isn't going to fly because Bell needed to inform the NFL of the cellphone change, assuming there ever was one. There also have been reports Bell missed multiple drug tests, not just one. Fantasy owners should approach Bell as if he won't be available until Week 5. DeAngelo Williams should be Pittsburgh's workhorse back in Weeks 1-4.
Jul 27 - 8:04 PM

In an Instagram post, Le'Veon Bell declared he is "gonna win the appeal" of his four-game suspension.

The suspension stems from what Ian Rapoport described as "several" missed drug tests. Unless Bell has a legitimate reason for missing those tests, it is highly unlikely he wins the appeal. Still, he seems confident. "When I end up missin no games at all," Bell said, "[people] for sure gonna try to love me again." DeAngelo Williams will be Pittsburgh's workhorse back if (while) Bell is sidelined.
Jul 25 - 8:56 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Le'Veon Bell's potential four-game suspension is the result of "several" missed drug tests.

Rapoport added the Steelers have known about the potential suspension "for some time." Bell is planning to appeal, but his chances for success seem slim if it is true he missed multiple tests. DeAngelo Williams will be a sure-fire RB1 as long as Bell is sidelined.
Jul 23 - 12:04 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Eli Rogers
WR31Eli Rogers
TE1Jesse James
2David Johnson
3Xavier Grimble
4Ladarius Green
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell