Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!




Create An Account  |  Advertise  |  Contact      





 Stats > Le'Veon Bell  
 
Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages. Login or Register

Draft: 2013 Round 2 (18)
College: Michigan State
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 244 DOB: 1992-02-18 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#8 3 3.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 PIT 13 - 244 860 3.5 8 66 45 408 9.1 0 174.8 13.4
2014 (Projected) PIT     252 1,060 4.2 7   52 397 7.6 2 199.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The fact Le'Veon Bell could finish 12th in rushing attempts and finish in the top 15 in fantasy scoring, despite missing the first three weeks of the 2013 season should tell you all you need to know about his value to the Steelers and to fantasy owners everywhere. Lacking special running skills, or measureables, Bell is the ideal “volume back” for today's NFL. The 6'1”, 230+ lb former Spartan is built for at least 20 touches per game. He had a whopping 382 carries during his senior year – Bell will need them to maximize his fantasy value, as he didn't have a game above 5.0 yards-per-carry in 2013. Blessed with quick feet and great vision, Bell has soft hands and pass blocks like a mobile stonewall. This valuable skill set means he's a true three-down, goal line back. His role on the offense ensures that his volume of touches remains high and consistent – something that is in short supply among the modern stable of fantasy running backs. Because of their circumstances, the Steelers had a bevy of possessions in the red zone, resulting in Bell benefitting from a staggering 48 carries and eight receptions near the goal line – only four total touches behind league leader Matt Forte. All eight of Bell's touchdowns came in this area, adding to his short yardage value, but also demonstrating his lack of big play reliability. Dating back to his days at Michigan State University, Bell has been the type of back who gets better with more touches. Expect the Steelers to continue to open the offense up a bit, increase their offensive tempo and have an improved defense that will keep games closer, and hopefully give them more possessions to work with. With his role as a dual threat back and improved conditioning, Bell should exceed 300 touches, even with the presence of free agent addition LeGarrette Blount. Volume and versatility should make Bell a great anchor to your fantasy roster as a low-end RB1.

Comment: Bell's arrest for pot and DUI may or may not have league discipline attached. Stay tuned.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Le'Veon Bell
RB2RB2 LeGarrette Blount
RB3RB3 Dri Archer
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Bell, Blount arrested Wednesday night
Cited for marijauna possession
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 20, 7:30 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have found themselves in trouble with the law just one day before their most important preseason game. Both men were arrested for marijuana possession on Wednesday night. Le’Veon Bell was also charged with a DUI. (CBS Pittsburgh)

FFToday's Take: Pittsburgh tends to be very tough on players with off-the-field issues and both Le'Veon Bell and LaGarrette Blount are expected to be key pieces in the offense this year. This will be a first offense for both players but the team could also impose its own punishments. Rookie Dri Archer would see an increased workload if either or both guys are held out due to penalties stemming from this arrest.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
4 at MIN L 27-34 16 57 3.6 2 5 4 27 6.8 0 20.4
6 at NYJ W 19-6 16 34 2.1 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 5.6
7 BAL W 19-16 19 93 4.9 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 9.9
8 at OAK L 18-21 13 24 1.8 1 7 5 27 5.4 0 11.1
9 at NE L 31-55 16 74 4.6 0 10 4 65 16.3 0 13.9
10 BUF W 23-10 22 57 2.6 1 3 3 39 13.0 0 15.6
11 DET W 37-27 18 36 2.0 0 5 4 52 13.0 0 8.8
12 at CLE W 27-11 23 80 3.5 0 5 2 18 9.0 0 9.8
13 at BAL L 20-22 16 73 4.6 1 9 7 63 9.0 0 19.6
14 MIA L 28-34 15 61 4.1 0 9 5 28 5.6 0 8.9
15 CIN W 30-20 24 57 2.4 1 5 5 50 10.0 0 16.7
16 at GB W 38-31 26 124 4.8 1 3 1 5 5.0 0 18.9
17 CLE W 20-7 20 90 4.5 1 1 1 6 6.0 0 15.6

What is My FF Today ?
Click the icon to add a player to My FF Today Track Players. Track Players allows you to keep better tabs on players that are most important to you, including your own custom news page and highlighting your players on stat, projection and ranking pages. Note you must be logged in to use My FF Today.