After not cooperating with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it is agreed upon that RB Le’Veon Bell is one of the top backs to own in fantasy football. If you are a Bell owner in a fantasy football league, there is reason to worry.
Bell is a workhorse and doesn’t seem to run out of gas in late-game situations, but hasn’t returned to the organization. Even if he comes back in a few weeks, how will his attitude effect the play of the offense for Pittsburgh?
Based on his desire to receive a contract that is worthy of his previous merits, how can a fantasy owner trust a player who’s more concerned about money, rather than putting up numbers? Although Pittsburgh is unlikely to deal away the 26-year old, losing a running back projected in the first round could be the demise of certain fantasy rosters.
Bell is an extraordinary player, and his numbers justify that. Last season, Bell rushed for a total of 1,291 yards, scoring 9 touchdowns. In addition, he caught 85 passes out of the backfield, racking up 655 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
As of September 5th, Bell’s situation with the Steelers seems to be getting worse. The players in Pittsburgh are starting to let their frustration be known, which could very well effect any hope of success in the upcoming campaign.
Based on the recent reports and rumors, it’s unclear whether Bell will return to the NFL this season. If he does, I imagine he will not be wearing black and yellow too much longer. If that is the case, how will he perform under another organization?
Having Bell on your fantasy team probably isn’t the greatest circumstance. He could be used as trade bait, but if you plan on stashing him for the time being, be on the lookout for his return in the coming weeks.
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