2017 Fantasy RankingsOverall # 2 · RB # 2 (Tier 1)
RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Height 6'1" Weight 244 DOB 1992-02-18 Age 26
College Michigan State
|1||David Johnson, ARI||Usually drafted first overall, my only small concern is Johnson's aging QB. If Carson Palmer goes down or is plain terrible, things could unravel quickly in the desert.|
|2||Le'Veon Bell, PIT||Hasn't signed his franchise tender yet so he isn't obligated to show up for training camp, which is a little concerning. There is some history of players holding out of camp and getting injured early in the season, but we will see how long this goes on before worrying too much about it.|
|3||Melvin Gordon, LAC||The anti-Ajayi? Gordon was ridiculously consistent last year scoring or topping 100 yards in 10 of 13 games played. Now entering his third season it is a good time to bet Gordon raises his game to the Jamaal Charles comparisons he received as a rookie draft prospect.|
|4||Jay Ajayi, MIA||Only topped 100 yards four times last season, but three of those were 200 plus, which is pretty weird. Bottom line Adam Gase is one of the best offensives coaches in the league right now, and I feel he will ride Ajayi hard this season. Expect more 25 touch games and that production to even out more week-to-week.|
News from the Past 90 Days
Le'Veon fully expected to be franchise tagged
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers are fully expected to use the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell ahead of the March 6 deadline.
GM wants Le'Veon to finish career w/Steelers
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told impending free agent Le'Veon Bell the organization has a "strong desire" to keep him in Pittsburgh the rest of his career.
Bell now willing to accept franchise tag
Le'Veon Bell said his priority in contract negotiations with the Steelers is guaranteed money.
Steelers, Bell 'lot closer' in contract talks
Impending free agent Le'Veon Bell said he and the Steelers are in active contract talks and are "a lot closer" than they were last year.
Peter King: Watch for Raiders on Le'Veon Bell
MMQB's Peter King expects impending free agent Le'Veon Bell to "go to the highest bidder" and names the Raiders as a team to "watch" for Bell.
Le'Veon Bell was tardy before Div. Round loss
Impending free agent Le'Veon Bell reportedly missed almost all of the Steelers' final walkthrough the day before last week's Divisional Round loss to the Jaguars.
Bell 'definitely' wants to stay in Pittsburgh
Le'Veon Bell said he "definitely" wants to re-sign with the Steelers.
Le'Veon Bell totals 155 yards, 2 TD in defeat
Le'Veon Bell rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown and caught 9-of-13 targets for 88 yards and an additional touchdown in the Steelers' Divisional Round loss to the Jaguars.
Steelers expected to franchise Bell again
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers are expected to assign the franchise tag to Le'Veon Bell this offseason.
Le'Veon Bell: I could retire if tagged again
Contract-year RB Le'Veon Bell says he will consider sitting out the 2018 season or retiring if franchise tagged for the second-consecutive year.
Le'Veon jingles for 96 yards and TD on XMas
Le'Veon Bell carried 14 times for 68 yards and a touchdown while catching 5-of-7 targets for 28 yards in Monday's Week 16 win over the Texans.
Steelers lead NFL with 8 Pro Bowl selections
The Steelers had a league-high eight players, including Le'Veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger, and Antonio Brown, selected as Pro Bowl starters.
Le'Veon Bell goes for 165 total yards in loss
Le'Veon Bell rushed 24 times for 117 yards and a touchdown while catching 5-of-6 passes for 48 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.
LeVeon Bell scores 3 TDs, Steelers rally late
Le'Veon Bell rushed 13 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns and caught 9-of-10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against Baltimore.
Le'Veon piles up 182 yards, TD in MNF victory
Le'Veon Bell rushed 18 times for 76 yards and caught 5-of-6 targets for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers' 23-20, Week 13 win over the Bengals.
Le'Veon Bell carves up Packers for 183 yards
Le'Veon Bell rushed 20 times for 95 yards in the Steelers' Week 12 win over the Packers, adding 12 receptions for 88 additional yards.
Rushing: 1, 1, 5, 7, 3, 5, 7
Receiving: 2, 7
Rushing: 1, 11, 1
Rushing: 38, 5, 1, 13, 22, 1, 13, 1
Receiving: 2, 5, 10