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|Suspension - 2-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 3 at St. Louis|
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Le'Veon Bell: 'Last year wasn't even close to me being my best'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/20/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell dropped four pounds in the offseason and said he reported to camp at 2.9 percent body fat. Bell anticipates the lighter weight and low body fat will help with his quickness.
"I watch myself now and I look at last year like I wasn't really quick," Bell said, per ESPN.com. "Feels like it was [slow motion]. I'm a lot quicker, a lot more explosive now."
Bell had a breakout year in 2014, rushing for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 83 catches for 854 yards and three touchdowns.
Still, the third-year running back feels his best football is still ahead of him.
"A lot of people talk about the season I had last year. They call it a breakout season, but I don't look at it like that," he said. "I look at it as me just getting started. ... I still feel like I can do a lot of things better. Last year wasn't even close to me being my best."
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has suspension reduced
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/28/15) The NFL reduced the suspension of Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell from three games to two, according to the NFL Network.
Bell was facing a three-game suspension due to a substance abuse violation. Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell preparing despite question marks
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/25/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who is appealing his four-game suspension, enters training camp ready for a big load despite not knowing if he will be able to play in Week 1 against the Patriots, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bell, who rushed for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns and added another 854 yards in receptions, said he will work like he is going to play, even though he has no idea when his appeal will be ruled on.
"However coach splits my reps up or handles it in practice, I want to make sure that I give them my all every time I am out there," Bell said.
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wants to be more explosive this season
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/4/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell enjoyed a career season last year. He rushed for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns.
But that's not enough.
This season, Bell wants to concentrate on being more explosive and breaking off more long runs.
“It’s making the defense play all of their gaps, play honest. If they don’t, if they get a little greedy, you have to make them pay. That’s when the big runs come," Bell said. "You see a defender try to make a tackle and he is out of his gap. I have to make a defense pay every time for that. When they make that mistake, and everybody is human, when one of them make a mistake I have to make them pay.”\
Bell will miss the first three games of the season due to a substance abuse suspension.
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell awaiting word on suspension appeal
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Steelers standout running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to hear back about his appeal to a three-game suspension for marijuana, ESPN has reported.
Bell has apologized for getting himself in trouble, stating that pot is not important to him and issuing self-blame.
"It's my own fault," he said Tuesday. "I learned my lesson and it made me a better man and person. It's going to make me a better player."
Bell is hoping that his reputation can eventually match his production, which has been significant. He rushed for 1,361 yards a year ago and caught a whopping 85 passes.
"Everybody has their own opinions about me, but that's fine," he said. "I can't make everybody like me and I can't make everybody hate me. I just have to continue to move forward and continue to be me. I know I'm a great person and a great football player, so I have to continue to be on and off the field."
|There's little doubt that Le'Veon Bell is a Fantasy stud after he notched 10-plus Fantasy points in 14 of 16 games last year, averaging 18.1 carries and 5.1 catches per game with no fumbles. Entering his third year, why would anything change? No one expects it to, but a two-game suspension for an off-field incident last offseason has made Fantasy owners think twice about taking him. In the past we'd shy away from players who sit out a couple of games, but the potential Bell offers compared to every other running back in the NFL keeps him at the forefront of the talent pool. In other words, 14 games of Bell should still be as good as 16 games from most other top-shelf backs. Additionally, anyone who drafts and waits for Bell will have him not just in time for Week 3 at St. Louis but for the rest of the way including the playoffs in every league. The Steelers' schedule is tough, but Bell has proven to be matchup proof in the past. Bell is one of our top-ranked players in standard and PPR Fantasy leagues, worth the first-overall choice in any format. It looks like DeAngelo Williams will be the guy starting in his place and then backing him up, so snagging Williams with a pick in Round 9 or 10 should save you a headache. Ultimately, expect another big year from Bell.
(Updated 8/5/15) |