Steelers won't 'lean as heavily' on Le'Veon Bell

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers beat writer Scott Brown was asked about LeVeon Bell's workload: "I think LeVeon Bell could get 300-plus carries this season but not much more than that even if he plays every game. The Steelers say they are committed to running the ball this season, and I don't think that's just lip service from offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. However, I doubt that the Steelers lean as heavily on Bell as they did last season because of the additions of LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer. Bell will start at running back but the other two will get touches as well. I like that approach because I think it will extend the number of productive seasons Bell has in the NFL. That's probably not good news for fantasy football owners who covet Bell, but he will still be a prominent part of the offense and the Steelers will put his receiving skills to good use too."

Fantasy Impact: 

Bell's touches are under pressure with the addition of Blount and Archer. Blount was very productive for the Patriots last season and is likely to eat into Bell's workload in 2014.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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