There are no such concerns about the running game in Pi...

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There are no such concerns about the running game in Pittsburgh, which brought in Hall of Famer Mike Munchak to work with a promising offensive line and signed burly running back LeGarrette Blount to spell the versatile LeVeon Bell.

Bell set a team rookie record for total yards in 2013, running for 860 yards and eight touchdowns and catching 45 passes for 399 yards. The only real concern was consistency. Pittsburgh averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, a number the Steelers expect to go up this season.

"We want to be able to run the football when it needs to be done," Munchak said.

Enter Blount, who rushed for 772 yards while splitting carries with Stevan Ridley in New England last season. The 245-pound Blount averaged a healthy 5.0 yards per carry and steamrolled Indianapolis in the playoffs, racking up 166 yards and four touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: 

The story said it's unlikely Blount will get such a heavy workload if Bell remains healthy, but it's very possible Blount gets some short yardage TDs. Rookie Dri Archer — who ran a blistering 4.28 40-yard dash at the combine — gives the Steelers three very different backs. The Steelers, right now, certainly seem in a better position to run the ball than they were last season and obviously Bell is the back of fantasy value. He's looking like a solid RB to take in the second-round of fantasy drafts.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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