Le'Veon Bell gets 3-game suspension-- Thu Apr 9 11:00 am --
Steelers running back will appeal
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season and fined an additional game check for violating the league's substance abuse policy, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bell is appealing the suspension, the sources said.
FF Today's Take:We'll see if Bell's appeal is successful in reducing the amount of games he'll miss but for now his fantasy stock has taken somewhat of hit in re-draft leagues. He is still worthy of a first-round pick given his usage in the offense but you'll need to adjust your draft strategy, perhaps selecting his handcuff, DeAngelo Williams, a couple rounds earlier than normal.
Steelers sign former Panther DeAngelo Williams-- Fri Mar 13 7:32 pm --
Running backs are all the rage right now, and Pittsburgh just scored a solid backup to add into their rotation.
The longtime Panther, DeAngelo Williams, will head north and sign on with the Steelers.
Williams announced the move on Twitter on Friday and the team added it's a two-year deal.
FF Today's Take:This is a nice add for the Steelers if DeAngelo Williams overcomes the lower body injuries that saw him miss most of the 2014. A limited workload spelling Le'Veon Bell should help the former Panther be a useful player heading into the twilight of his career yet he is merely a handcuff option for fantasy purposes.
Veteran running back DeAngelo Williams told WBTV on Monday heís been released after a season in which he was limited to six games because of injury. Williams, who turns 32 in April, is coming off his worst season as a professional. He suffered ankle and hand injuries, rushing for 219 yards on 62 carries without a touchdown.(Charlotte Observer)
FF Today's Take:The Panthers will reportedly save $2 million against the cap if he's designated a post-June 1st cut. Williams (32) noted that head coach Ron Rivera and general manager Dave Gettleman indicated to him that they simply didn't run the ball enough to keep both running backs. Jonathan Stewart will head into 2015 as the No.1 running back in Carolina.
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