The Steelers could be out with LeVeon Bell, their projected starting running back, for considerably longer than expected.
Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that's being classified as a Lisfranc injury, a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning, and the team is now hoping to have him return in about a month.
As recently as last week, Bell had expressed hope of returning for the next game in Cincinnati, but coach Mike Tomlin offered no update of any kind in his Tuesday news conference.
Fantasy owners waiting for Bell to return have to weigh the cost of holding onto Bell against the benefit he'll bring once (or if) he gets healthy enough to play. The Steelers running game is not likely to be any good in 2013, so at best he's looking like a fringe RB2, but is more likely to be a RB3-type if healthy.