With Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell absent, Fitz Toussaint tops first depth chart

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LeVeon Bell still has not reported to Steelers camp after not reaching an agreement on a contract extension. At some point, he will have to decide whether to play on the franchise tag and sign his tender.

Rookie running back James Conner (shoulder) has also been out since last Monday, after getting evaluated at a Pittsburgh hospital for his injury.

That means Fitzgerald Toussaint is on top of the depth chart, ahead of Knile Davis heading into the Steelers' first preseason game.

Fantasy Impact: 

There's no reason to think Bell won't eventually sign his tender and reward fantasy owners once again, but Pittsburgh is one of the few backfields that has proven to produce a high-value handcuff. We saw it with DeAngelo Williams, but we also saw it with Toussaint in the 2015 postseason when he turned 21 touches into 118 total yards. Bell owners may want to monitor who the back-up is this offseason, as it has produced high volume in years past when Bell has not played.

Filed Under: 2017, Preseason

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