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Le'Veon Bell | Running Back | #26

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (48) / PIT
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Le'Veon Bell rushed 12 times for 46 yards in the Steelers' Week 11 win over the Titans, adding nine receptions for 57 additional yards.
The Steelers seemed to deliberately lighten Bell's workload on the short week after his bonkers recent usage. The carries were his fewest since Week 1. The catches, however, were his second most of the year. Bell appeared to have his sixth rushing touchdown but a super slo mo, x1,000,000 zoom revealed he was down at the one-centimeter line. Jesse James scored the next play. Fantasy's top back gets the Packers in Week 12. Nov 17 - 12:39 AM

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Le'Veon Bell rushed 26 times for 80 yards in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Colts, adding five receptions for 32 additional yards.

It was Bell's second straight high-volume, low-production day on the ground, as he now has 51 carries for 156 yards (3.05 YPC) over his past two games. The hitting of the wall comes with the Steelers headed into a short week on Thursday Night Football against the Titans. Bell will still be a top-three RB1, but will have lower odds than usual of hitting his upside.
Nov 12 - 4:39 PM

Le'Veon Bell had 25 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Lions.

Bell didn’t have much room, but kept drives alive with some hard runs. He scored on a goal-line play in the second quarter for Pittsburgh’s first touchdown. Bell has rebounded after a slow start with at least 100 yards or a touchdown in his last three games. He's on pace for 1,958 total yards and 10 TDs through the first half of the season.
Oct 29 - 11:49 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 35 times for 134 yards while catching three passes for 58 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Bengals.

Even in a tough matchup, Bell couldn't be stopped as he consistently picked up chunks of yards all game. He also had a long 42-yard catch, stiff-arming CB Dre Kirkpatrick into the ground. Bell remains a matchup-proof running back with elite upside every week.
Oct 22 - 7:57 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 32 times for 179 yards and a touchdown while catching three passes for 12 yards in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Chiefs.

Bell looked unstoppable from the opening whistle, rumbling for 107 yards and a touchdown before halftime including several long runs. The Chiefs did a better job containing him in the second half, but this was about as impressive a performance as you will see from a running back, especially since no one except Antonio Brown was offering much in the passing game. Clearly back to form, Bell will be the top overall running back even in a tough matchup against the Bengals next week.
Oct 15 - 7:21 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 15 times for 47 yards and caught all 10 of his targets for 46 yards in the Steelers' Week 5 loss to the Jaguars.

Bell started out strong, gaining 25 yards on his first five carries, but a struggling Jaguars run defense managed to mostly bottle him up the rest of the way. It did not help Ben Roethlisberger threw four interceptions in the second half. Bell did help his fantasy day, especially in PPR leagues, with 10 catches, but it was a bit of a disappointing performance. He will look to bounce back next week in Kansas City.
Oct 8 - 4:29 PM

Le’Veon Bell erupted for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries while adding four catches for 42 yards on six targets Sunday in the Steelers’ Week 4 win over the Ravens.

Pittsburgh made a concerted effort to get Bell involved early, giving him a whopping nine touches on their opening drive and 19 total in the first half. Bell kept the engine running with a flawless second half, burying the Ravens with a slew of big gains and padding the Steelers’ lead with a late touchdown. Both of his scores were of the goal-line variety. It took Bell a bit longer than expected to shake off the rust after sitting out all of training camp due to a contract dispute, but now he looks like the league winner we all expected him to be. A workhorse with phenomenal vision and a nose for the end zone, Bell will look to impress again next week versus Jacksonville.
Oct 1 - 5:47 PM

Le’Veon Bell went for 61 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries while producing six catches for 37 yards on seven targets Sunday in the Steelers’ Week 3 loss to the Bears.

It wasn’t his most efficient game but Bell still received plenty of work, especially in the second half when he totaled 60 yards on 11 touches. Bell finally visited the end zone Sunday, ending his touchdown drought with a goal-line score midway through the third quarter. His longest run came when he hurdled Kyle Fuller en route to a 13-yard pick-up in the fourth quarter. Slowly but surely Bell is beginning to shake off the rust after holding out all of training camp. Even with a daunting matchup with Baltimore next on the schedule, Bell remains firmly entrenched as a fantasy RB1.
Sep 24 - 5:49 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 27 times for 87 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

He added four catches for four yards. Bell got far more work than he did Week 1, but the Vikings play stingy defense and didn't let Bell squirt loose for any big plays. His longest run went for 11 yards. Rookie James Conner received just one carry. Bell's workload was a minor concern coming out of the opener, but he's ready to roll as a 25-30 touch player after getting a game under his belt. Bell should have an easier time of things next week at the Bears.
Sep 17 - 4:43 PM

Le'Veon Bell was not used in empty packages Week 1.

Bell played "only" 43-of-60 snaps in the opener, in part because his usual role as the fourth receiver in empty sets was taken by rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Perhaps the Steelers were just limiting Bell's snaps after he sat out all of training camp, but this is at least a small concern coming off his 47-yard opening performance. Bell has a tough test this week against the Vikings, but he remains a high-end RB1.
Sep 14 - 9:33 AM

Le’Veon Bell carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards while adding three receptions for 15 yards in Sunday’s win over the Browns.

Bell’s 47 yards from scrimmage were the fewest he's ever had in his career. He showed no affects physically after holding out all preseason before joining the organization nine days ago, but played on just 43 of the 60 offensive snaps (71 percent) for the Steelers. He found little room to operate with the football. He had only 17 rushing yards until his final carry of the game, a 15-yard run to ice things for the Steelers. It’s concerning that the Pittsburgh front had so much trouble with Cleveland heading into a matchup with a much better Minnesota unit, but Bell’s low-yardage total is anomaly for the bar he’s set so far during his career.
Sep 10 - 5:12 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler expects Le'Veon Bell to get "close to a full workload" Week 1 against the Browns.

Fowler says not to "be fooled by the 'football shape' argument" after Bell admitted to being a "little winded" following his first practice with the team earlier this week. Coach Mike Tomlin said Bell has looked great this week. Fowler sets Bell's baseline at around 20 touches for Sunday, and it could easily end up being more, especially if the Steelers mount a big lead in the second half.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 8 - 12:28 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Le'Veon Bell is in "great physical condition."

Bell admitted to being a "little winded" during Monday's practice, but he should work back into game shape fairly quickly. Tomlin added the team has not decided how much they will use the back against the Browns, but the answer is almost certainly as much as he can handle. Even after missing the preseason, he is a locked-in RB1 this week.
Sep 5 - 12:06 PM

Le'Veon Bell says he's ready for a "full load" in Sunday's opener.

Bell did say he was a "little winded" on Monday. 25-year-old Bell has demonstrated a remarkable ability to hit the ground running after long layoffs. We wouldn't expect him to be limited against the Browns.
Sep 4 - 2:13 PM

Steelers re-signed Le'Veon Bell to a one-year, $12.12 million contract.

Bell reported to the team on Friday, but he did not sign the tender until today. The Steelers have a two-week roster exemption for Bell, but they should make the necessary roster moves before Sunday's game in Cleveland. Bell will obviously be a must-start option in that matchup even after missing the entire preseason.
Sep 4 - 10:38 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Josh Dobbs
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
3Terrell Watson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2JuJu Smith-Schuster
3Eli Rogers
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Justin Hunter
WR31JuJu Smith-Schuster
TE1Jesse James
2Vance McDonald
3Xavier Grimble
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Jerald Hawkins
LG1Ramon Foster
2B.J. Finney
C1Maurkice Pouncey
RG1David DeCastro
2Matt Feiler
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Chris Hubbard
K1Chris Boswell