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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
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Le'Veon Bell cruised to 118 yards on 29 carries while snagging six-of-seven targets for 64 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.
He also threw an incomplete pass (don’t ask us how or why). Bell was stymied in the first half, producing just 31 yards on 11 rushes. But of course, Le’Veon saved the best for last. Bell went bonkers in the second half with 87 yards on 18 carries, though he did lose a fumble that eventually led to a Giants touchdown. As usual, he was heavily involved in the passing game. Even when he isn’t finding the end zone (Sunday broke his three-game touchdown streak), Bell continues to be a dominant force in PPR. Aside from possibly David Johnson, no running back has a higher weekly floor than Bell. Look for him to have another monster game next week at Buffalo. Dec 4 - 8:36 PM

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Le'Veon Bell rolled to 120 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries while securing four-of-five targets for 22 yards Thursday in the Steelers' Week 12 win over the Colts.

Another game, another 100-yard effort for Bell. Le’Veon didn’t break off many big runs—his longest gain went for just 12 yards—but he took what the defense gave him while showing impeccable vision. Bell might be the most patient runner in football. He’s also one of the most versatile as evidenced by the 57 catches he’s recorded this year. That leads the league among running backs. After going his first five games without a touchdown, Bell has now found the end zone four times in his last three outings. Bell should continue his reign of dominance next week against the Giants.
Nov 24 - 11:40 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 28 times for 146 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 11 win over the Browns, adding eight receptions for 55 additional yards.

Bell chewed up 79 yards on the Steelers' opening drive, and never looked back against the pathetic, tanking Browns. He did what he was supposed to do on a windy day against a bottom-two run defense. Once again operating as the league's best all-purpose running back — sorry, David Johnson — Bell will eat on Thanksgiving night in Pittsburgh's likely shootout with the Colts.
Nov 20 - 4:31 PM

Le'Veon Bell produced 57 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and caught nine-of-10 targets for 77 yards and another touchdown Sunday in the Steelers' Week 10 loss to the Cowboys.

What touchdown drought? Bell answered his critics by beating J.J. Wilcox for an easy two-yard score in the first quarter. Le’Veon lined up at wideout on the play before, something he’s done often throughout the year. Bell continued to grind out yards, absorbing plenty of big hits on his way to another 100-yard performance. He put Pittsburgh ahead with a goal-line touchdown in the fourth quarter, though obviously the lead didn’t last for long. One of the game’s last remaining three-down backs, Le’Veon has averaged an absurd 132.2 yards from scrimmage on 24.1 touches per game this season. That gives him arguably the highest floor of any running back in all of fantasy. He’ll be a top shelf option against Cleveland next week.
Nov 13 - 8:45 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 14 times for 32 yards in the Steelers' Week 9 loss to the Ravens, adding six catches for 38 additional yards.

The rushing yards were by far Bell's fewest of the season, while the receiving yards were his second fewest. With Ben Roethlisberger struggling in his return from a knee injury, the Ravens were free to key in on Bell. Bell will bounce back as a top-three option against the Cowboys in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 5:02 PM

Le'Veon Bell has gained 38.14 percent of the Steelers' yards since his return from suspension.

His share of total offense is more than a percentage point higher than David Johnson's share in Arizona. Bell has 589 total yards in just four games and is on pace for over 1,900 total yards despite missing three games due to suspension. He is already tied for fourth among running backs in total targets. Bell will be a locked in top-two option the rest of the way.
Source: ESPN
Oct 27 - 10:51 AM

Le'Veon Bell rumbled to 81 yards on 21 carries and caught 10-of-13 targets for 68 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

We knew the Steelers would lean heavily on Bell during Ben Roethlisberger’s absence and that’s exactly what they did Sunday against New England. Bell’s 31 touches were easily a season-high. He didn’t break the big one (his longest gain went for 13 yards) but Bell was involved in every aspect of Pittsburgh’s offense from start to finish. He’s been a yardage machine this year, contributing 589 yards on 99 offensive touches over four games. Bell is a matchup-proof RB1 and should put on a clinic against the Ravens after the Steelers’ bye week.
Oct 23 - 9:14 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 10 times for 53 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 55 yards in the Steelers' Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

The work load was pretty disappointing in a game the Steelers trailed most of the day, especially after Ben Roethlisberger hurt his knee in the second quarter. The Dolphins controlled the clock on the back of Jay Ajayi's 204 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Bell was probably the Steelers' most productive player despite just 16 touches. Bell has long proven matchup-proof. He'll be a top-three RB1 next week in a home game against the Patriots.
Oct 16 - 5:25 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Le'Veon Bell is expected to see snaps at wide receiver in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Dolphins.

The Steelers are somewhat thin at receiver with Markus Wheaton (shoulder) out and Sammie Coates (finger) a game-time decision. Eli Rogers will be active, but he's coming off a case of turf toe. Bell played about a dozen snaps at wideout against the Chiefs in Week 4. Already locked into a massive workload, it looks like the Steelers are going to feed Bell until he drops. In a mouth-watering matchup against Miami, Bell is easily the top running back play in fantasy this week.
Oct 16 - 9:16 AM

Le'Veon Bell rushed 20 times for 66 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 5 win over the Jets, adding nine receptions for 88 additional yards.

Bell was stymied on the ground by a solid run defense, but saved his fantasy day by tying for the team lead in targets (11). Bell now has 14 receptions for 100 yards in two games since returning from suspension, and an eye-popping 332 yards from scrimmage. He is who we thought he was. Bell will be the No. 1 overall running back for next week's matchup with the pathetic Dolphins.
Oct 9 - 4:48 PM

Le'Veon Bell had 18 carries for 144 yards and caught 5-of-6 targets for 34 yards in Sunday night's Week 4 win over the Chiefs.

Bell was used as a receiver early, lining up as pass-catcher on six straight plays in the first quarter. He easily outsnapped DeAngelo Williams, who finished with just four carries. Williams vultured a goal-line TD late in the game after Bell had a 44-yard run, but wasn't a factor on his workload. Bell didn't show any ill-effects coming off last year's knee injury and picked up where he left off in the preseason. Even with a tough matchup against the Jets, he's locked in as a top-three play for Week 5.
Oct 3 - 12:06 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Le'Veon Bell may line up at wide receiver on Sunday Night Football.

Schefter said Bell and DeAngelo Williams could be on the field together in these formations. The Steelers' pass catchers behind Antonio Brown have struggled mightily through three games. Eli Rogers is out with turf toe, Markus Wheaton committed three drops in Week 3, and Sammie Coates is a one-trick pony.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: In his first game of the season Bell could have a monster day as many analysts expect the Steelers-Chiefs game to turn into a shootout. Given Big Ben’s home splits – in 2015 he threw 15 touchdowns at home and five on the road -- it’s certainly possible. Fortunately, Bell is one of those players that will see volume regardless of game flow. Both his floor and ceiling are ridiculously high and this will likely be the cheapest you’ll get him all year in DFS. Fire him up with confidence.
Oct 2 - 10:52 AM

Ben Roethlisberger hinted that Le'Veon Bell could be used more often in the slot this season.

"We’re not going to take RB off the front of his name and put WR," Roethlisberger said, "but I definitely think he is one of our best receivers." Roethlisberger added the Steelers will use packages which get both Bell and DeAngelo Williams on the field together. We heard similar things last year, but Bell easily out-touched Williams 125-to-14 in his five healthy games. Bell is going to be the focal point of the offense as long as he is on the field, and some snaps at receiver will do nothing but help his value.
Sep 29 - 9:34 AM

The Steelers are happy with Le'Veon Bell's conditioning coming off suspension.

"A guy that is highly conditioned over a 12 month calendar," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building. He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there." It's further indication the Steelers will have no qualms immediately employing Bell as a bell-cow. Bell is already a top-three option at running back.
Sep 27 - 6:23 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said to expect "a lot" of Le'Veon Bell against the Chiefs in Week 4.

Rather than easing him in, it looks like Bell will be full throttle in his return from a three-game suspension. "Rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday," said Tomlin when asked about Bell's workload. DeAngelo Williams enjoyed a strong opener but fizzled out over the last two weeks. Bell is going to be heavily involved in every facet of the Pittsburgh offense and makes for a no-brainer RB1 in all formats.
Sep 27 - 12:39 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Eli Rogers
WR21Sammie Coates
2Cobi Hamilton
3Markus Wheaton
WR31Darrius Heyward-Bey
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
2Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell
2Randy Bullock