|Week 17 (@CLE) - Average||22.0||101.5||1.0||4.5||38.0||0.5||22|
|Week 17 (@CLE) - Dave Richard||22||105||1||5||42||1||26|
|Week 17 (@CLE) - Jamey Eisenberg||22||98||1||4||34||0||18|
|2014 Season - Average||257.0||1109.0||7.0||42.5||345.0||1.0||176|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||257||1051||7||40||319||1||166|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||257||1167||7||45||371||1||184|
|Current Player Ranking: 1|
|Red Zone Stats|
|40||127||6|| 67.8||13||10||37||3|| 14.1|
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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says his knee is almost completely healed
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said his injured knee is almost 100 percent recovered, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
It's been nearly five months since Bell sustained a hyperextended knee in the regular-season finale against the Bengals in late December. Bell finished second in the NFL last season with 1,361 rushing yards.
Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will be suspended three games
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Two days after LeGarrette Blount received a one-game suspension, his former teammate, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, will be suspended three games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Wednesday. Bell, who will lose four game checks, will appeal his suspension, per Schefter.
Bell, 23, was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 after being pulled over by police while driving. After the arresting officer alleged a smell of marijuana coming from the car, Bell was charged with DUI and possession of the drug. Police found 20 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. Blount, his teammate at the time, was in the car and arrested as well.
Bell was second only to DeMarco Murray in rushing yards last season with 1,361 and eight touchdowns on the ground during the regular season. He also had 83 catches for 854 yards and three touchdowns.
The Steelers signed DeAngelo Williams in the offseason, who could be in line to start the first three games of the season in Bell's absence.
Report: Le'Veon Bell expected to receive two-game suspension
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/12/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the season as a result of his arrest last summer on marijuana possession and DUI charges, reports ESPN.com. Bell agreed last week to enter a program for first-time offenders, and he'll be on probation for 15 months.
The website's report backs up a comment from Bell's attorney, who told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that entering the program can be considered an admission of guilt and thus result in a one- or two-game suspension.
Bell ranked second in the NFL last season with 1,361 rushing yards, and he added 83 catches for 854 yards, scoring 11 total touchdowns. He'll turn 23 next week.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told ESPN.com the team will be prepared if Bell gets suspended.
Steelers' Le'Veon Bell enters court program for drug charges
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/6/15) Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will enter into a court-mandated program that, if completed, will result in drug charges to be dropped from his record, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Bell was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 after being pulled over by police while driving. After the arresting officer alleged a smell of marijuana coming from the car, Bell was charged with driving under the influence and possession of the drug. Police found 20 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
In the car with Bell was former teammate and current Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who was arrested too. Blount completed 50 hours of community service in Boston and had his marijuana charge dropped.
The program Bell is entering into is called the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, which is for first-time non-violent offenders. It's a 15-month program that will require Bell to refrain from using drugs and alcohol.
Bell's attorney, Robert Del Greco, believes the NFL could suspend the Steelers running back since entering this program would be considered an admission of guilt.
"I cannot predict the outcome, but the guidelines would suggest maybe a one- or two-game suspension," Del Greco told the Post-Gazette.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/31/15) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz.
Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.
Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.
AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams
AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals
Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs
Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys
Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch
Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School
In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.
|Alright, 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 as of this writing it is believed that Bell could face a suspension for as many as two games for an off-field incident last offseason. 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 running back talent pool. In other words, 14 games of Bell could still be as good as 16 games of another top-shelf back. Bell is our top-ranked player in standard and PPR Fantasy leagues, and he still might be even with a suspension. It looks like DeAngelo Williams will be his backup, so if Bell misses time, snagging Williams with a pick in Round 8 should save you a headache. Ultimately, expect another big year from Bell.
(Updated 4/22/15) |