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|A lost season bookended by a suspension and a devastating knee injury leave this former fantasy darling in an interesting place. While his talent and dual threat role in a high powered offense gave fantasy owners visions of Marshall Faulk, Bell could certainly be the latest poster child for the fragility of running backs in the NFL. Injuries, especially to knees, can turn all-pros into also-rans in short order. Bellís game is predicated on patience and quick twitch speed and agility, and should he lose any measure of quickness or power he could quickly become a fantasy cast-off.
All reports of his recovery have been positive, as earlier this spring he tweeted a video of himself dunking a basketball in explosive fashion. And while dunking a basketball is a far cry from outracing linebackers, or pushing a 600 pound pile of grown men, Bellís rehab seems to be right on track. Bell employed some high tech medical therapy (blood flow restriction therapy) in order to enhance the rehab of his knee injury. A therapy originally used to treat injured war veterans, Bell seems to be enjoying a successful return from his torn MCL. He participated in individual drills during OTAs, and coaches and teammates continue to expect Bell to be as good as new come Week 1.
With the dearth of difference making dual threat running backs in the NFL, Bell is certainly worth the risk in the 1st round of fantasy drafts. DeAngelo Williams is sure to siphon some work away from Bell in an effort to keep him fresh, but I havenít seen anything that tells me it will be enough to drop Bell from the top 5 at his position.
|Le'Veon Bell back in the saddle as No.1 RB|
Steelers RB coming off suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 27, 2:00 pm
|Mike Tomlin on return and workload of Le'V Bell: "Rest assured, you're going to see LeíVeon Bell and a lot of him Sunday." (Gerry Duclac on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was fun while it lasted DeAngelo owners. It seems Tomlin will have no issues plugging Bell into a workhorse role Sunday night against the Chiefs. He's an RB1 with DeAngelo Williams returning to a pure handcuff role.
|Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced to 3 games|
Eligible to return Week 4 against KC
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 19, 1:55 pm
|Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell is having his suspension reduced from 4 to 3 games, sources told ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bell reportedly missed multiple drug tests so he should count his lucky stars the suspension was reduced at all. Bell will now be eligible to return Week 4 against the Chiefs. This does little to affect Bell's value in redraft leagues where's being drafted in early in Round 2.