Felix Jones Fantasy News
Le'Veon Bell suffered a concussion
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8:52am
A violent goal-line collision in a 22-20 loss to the Ravens left Le'Veon Bell concussed, but the Steelers' rookie running back did some running Monday and is hopeful of playing Sunday against the visiting Dolphins.
"I'm going to take it day by day and see where we're at," Bell said. "The goal is obviously to play, but if [I'm] not able to, I'm not able to."
Bell and Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith rammed helmets when they met near the goal line as the former tried to score on a 1-yard touchdown run. Bell fell forward and into the end zone even though the force of the collision caused his helmet to pop off.
The played was ruled a TD at first but was reversed because his helmet came off before crossing the goal line. He doesn't remember the hit but said he hasn't experienced side effects. Speaking Tuesday, Tomlin said Bell "looked good." His fate is in the hands of NFL protocol, however. The Steelers would likely rely on a committee of Felix Jones and Jonathan Dwyer in Week 14.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 4:50pm
Redman began training camp expecting to compete for the starting job but struggled to stay healthy.
Monday, September 30, 2013, 3:37pm
Bell scored two TDs in his debut and it seems like the Steelers wanted him back desperately to carry the load going forward.
Glazer: Le'Veon Bell to play Week 4
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 9:32am
The Steelers say Bell has progressed faster than they thought, according to Glazer. It's amazing how that can happen when you're 0-3 with not much of a running game - Bell was originally planning to play Week 6 after a Week 5 bye. Don't be surprised if Bell gets a lot of the workload, but it's also likely Felix Jones and Jonathan Dwyer see time as well against the Vikings, with the likely scenario being Isaac Redman is inactive, according to other reports. Bell could be a RB3 option when our rankings come out Wednesday. Keep in mind it's a struggling offensive line, but he does have long term value and will likely get a lot of work going forward as long as he can stay healthy. It could be the shot in the arm the Steelers need.
Le'Veon Bell out for Steelers, Felix Jones to start
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 7:19pm
Tomlin: 'I was encouraged by Felix Jones'
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:13am
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin did not find many positives from the game, but he singled out running back Felix Jones, who had 37 yards on 10 carries and played 36 of the team's 58 offensive snaps. The Steelers ran for just 44 yards and 75 yards through two games.
"The running game was below the line," he said. "But I was encouraged by Felix Jones and what he'll be able to do moving forward. He knew when to bounce it and when to put his foot in the ground and get vertical. There were some things we can build upon."
Jones is a decent waiver add for owners desperate for bodies at RB. He has a career 4.8 YPC, but was a woeful 3.6 YPC with the Cowboys in 2012. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are in the mix, but Redman has been unimpressive and the team chose Jones over Dwyer at the final roster cutdown.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:42pm
Steelers: RB Le'Veon Bell will ramp up his activity.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 9:30pm
“He just needs to continue to learn,” HC Mike Tomlin said.
Jones could also lose time to Jonathan Dwyer, who was resigned and obviously is more familiar with the offense.
Isaac Redman will start Week 2
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:08pm
The veteran running back apparently was right.
Redman will start at running back Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals despite fumbling twice and rushing for just nine yards on eight carries in Pittsburgh's 16-9 season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans.
"Obviously he played a bad game," Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "He'll be given an opportunity to redeem himself."
Monday, September 9, 2013, 9:22am
The Steelers RB situation isn't good and it shows how desperate they are bring back Dwyer after cutting him just over a week ago. La'Rod Stephens-Howling is done for the year and both Isaac Redman and Felix Jones struggled in various aspects in Week 1. Dwyer could see time in Week 2 at Cincy, but it also looks like a situation to stay away from, on top of it being a tough matchup.
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10:14pm
Isaac Redman will start for Steelers
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 12:30pm
Says, "He's answered the bell for us before and we expect him to do it in a big way."
This goes against what some beat writers said about Felix Jones getting the start. But either way, Jones will likely factor in the game plan as well after making a good impression in a short amount of time. LaRod Stephens-Howling looks like he'll play on third down. Redman will likely be a bit of a risk to start as anything better than a flex until we see how this situation shakes out.
Beat: Felix Jones expected to start
Monday, September 2, 2013, 9:19am
It's a bit of a surprise after the team kept Isaac Redman over Jonathan Dwyer. Jones made a quick impression on the Steelers, and even if he starts, Redman should still figure into the game plan. But it does seem like Jones will as well, and this looks like a true committee situation - along with LaRod Stephens-Howling probably playing on third downs.
'Division of labor' for Steeler RBs
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:16pm
It would make sense for Redman and Jones to share the bulk of the carries from scrimmage, while Stephens-Howling is used in situations that take advantage of his quickness and receiving ability. Too much pounding on his 5-foot-7 body ultimately would limit his effectiveness over the course of a 17-week season.
The workload division does make sense. Unfortunately it means not a lot of fantasy value for any of the three right now. Redman could get an edge due to possible goal line work. But, it seems like the team can't wait to turn things over to LeVeon Bell when he gets back...