LeVeon Bell, RB Pittsburgh Steelers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 244 lbs
  • DOB: 08-18-1992

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Report: Le'Veon Bell plans to skip training camp again

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 1:42pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Running back LeVeon Bell didn’t get the long-term deal he was hoping for, and he apparently isn’t going to put in any extra time.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Bell’s plan at the moment is to skip training camp “but be ready for the regular season.”

Fantasy Impact:

There’s also no plan to skip regular season games, likely because doing so would be forfeiting $852,000 a week and his quest for more money isn’t furthered by leaving piles of it on the table. As we reported earlier, last year Bell got off to a slow start over the first three weeks, perhaps as a result of missing most of camp, so it's something for fantasy owners to keep in mind.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

A healthy LeVeon Bell can be marked down for 2,000+ total yards and a dozen scores. And a healthy portion of that is going to come in the passing game, where he recorded 85 receptions last season. Bell also should be motivated to once again be a workhorse this season after leading the NFL in touches last season.

Fantasy Downside

Did he dodge a bullet last season by not getting hurt after skipping training camp and showing up days before the opener? That's likely to happen again this year, so there's a chance he gets off to another slow start as he did last season, when he averaged 3.2 yards per carry in the first two games. But, that was against two top-10 run defenses. His average per carry also fell to 4.0 yards last season, down from 4.9 the year before

2018 Bottom Line

You know what you're getting with Bell. He's going to get you right around his career average of 129 total yards per game and average just under a touchdown per game. He also had 107 targets last season, the second time in his career he topped 100. He's good in yardage leagues. He's great in PPR formats and should be in consideration for the top pick. His only drawback is that he won't break a lot of long runs, but you can live with that if he's doing everything else. His workload and talent make him a top-three fantasy pick.

2018 Strength of Schedule - PIT
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
15
@CLE
7
KC
18
@TB
30
BAL
5
ATL
27
@CIN
BYE15
CLE
30
@BAL
2
CAR
19
@JAX
6
@DEN
22
LAC
9
@OAK
16
NE
10
@NO
27
CIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CLE1032003.20315065.004.77.743/6071.7%
2MIN2787003.2244041.009.113.168/7491.9%
3@CHI1561104.07637076.1715.821.862/6496.9%
4@BAL35144204.114420610.5030.634.669/7690.8%
5JAX1547003.1310460104.609.319.373/7992.4%
6@KC32179105.59312064.0025.128.158/6490.6%
7CIN35134003.833580319.3319.222.261/6988.4%
8@DET2576113.0425032.5012.114.160/6493.8%
9BYE--------------
10@IND2680003.08532066.4011.216.265/6698.5%
11TEN1246003.839570116.3310.319.368/7689.5%
12GB2095014.7512880147.3316.328.372/7497.3%
13@CIN1876004.2251061621.2024.229.263/6695.5%
14BAL1348203.699771108.5630.539.580/8989.9%
15NE24117104.88548069.6022.527.557/6785.1%
16@HOU1469104.93528085.6015.720.746/6175.4%
17CLE--------------
Per game21.4086.070.600.134.025.6743.670.137.077.7117.1122.7763.00/69.9389.83%
Totals3211291924.028565521067.71256.6341.6945/104989.83%

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