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College: Michigan State | 6 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 2/18/1992
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 4
Probable - Illness

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

2019 RTSports Outlook

Bell sat out all of last season in a contract dispute. He signed with the Jets this offseason to take over as their lead back. Bell should be fresh after not getting any work last year. He is still just 26 years old, so he has plenty left in the tank. Bell has 1,000-yard seasons three of the past four he has played. Bell might be the most complete back in the game. Bell is a big back with strength and speed. He will run over defenders but also has good moves in space. Bell is one of the top pass catchers at running back and a huge asset in pass protection. He is going to get a ton of touches in the Jets offense.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Bell is a little bit of a question mark after last year, but don't get too down on him over missing all of last season. He is an elite, three-down fantasy back. There aren't many backs in the game that can do what he does on the field. He'll get a ton of work for the Jets and is capable of finishing first overall in fantasy scoring. He can get around 1,800 total yards, double-digit scores and 70-plus receptions.

RotoBaller's Outlook

As we already know, Le'Veon Bell sat out the 2018 season due to a contract dispute with the Steelers. He got the long-term deal that he was looking for with the Jets and now the question is, where should he be drafted in fantasy drafts? We assume that he will be the focal point of the Jets offense. But after a year away from football, exactly how much of a workload can we expect Bell to handle without wearing down? We all know about his injury history, and that is something that could come into play in 2019. The passing game for the Jets under Sam Darnold should continue to progress, which will allow Bell room to operate in the backfield and leading the way to a high volume of touches. Expectations are for Bell to be a near 300 touch running back with the Jets in 2019, ensuring that he will be a first-round pick in fantasy. As long as health is not a question with Bell, he should have every opportunity to catch around 60 passes and to bring home double-digit fantasy scores. A sure-fire RB1 in any format, and well worth the draft day price.

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Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Dec 11 4:43pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 11, and has been taken off the injury report ahead of the game Thursday, Dec. 12, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Bell has recently said he feels he hasn't received enough work this season and trade rumors are already circling just one year into his free-agent deal. He has a tough matchup this week, but he is the team's best offensive player and should be given plenty of opportunities.

From TheHuddle

Dec 11 3:20pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell is recovered from his illness and will suit up for the Jets Thursday in Baltimore. Bell missed the Jets Week 14 win with the flu, but has been a full participant in practice and should be good to go Thursday. Running lanes will be hard to come by against a stout Ravens Defense that gives up the fourth-fewest points to opposing running backs, but Bell won't have to split carries with Bilal Powell (ankle, illness) and Ty Montgomery (foot, hip) doubtful and questionable respectively. Fantasy owners who used an early pick on Bell have been disappointed this season, but would be hard-pressed to find a spare back with 20-plus touch upside. Start Bell as an RB2 and hope he bowls his way into the end zone as he's yet to have a 100-yard day this season.

From RotoBaller

Dec 10 8:03pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Spin: Bell sat out the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins due to illness, but he has put in two full practice sessions to start this week. He's a mid-tier RB2 for the game Thursday, Dec. 12, against the Baltimore Ravens.

From TheHuddle

Dec 10 5:23pm ET

New York Jets S Jamal Adams (ankle), OT Chuma Edoga (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (calf), CB Brian Poole (concussion), RB Bilal Powell (ankle, illness), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) and DL Quinnen Williams (neck) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 10. OT Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (ankle), DL Steve McLendon (knee, hip), RB Ty Montgomery (foot, hip) and DL Nathan Shepherd (ankle) were limited. RB Le'Veon Bell (illness), CB Maurice Canady (shoulder), OL Tom Compton (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (knee, thumb), QB David Fales (elbow) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) participated in full.

From TheHuddle

Dec 10 3:03pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is among the players the team is expected to make available via trade this offseason, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Bell is averaging only 49.1 yards rushing behind one of the league's worst offensive lines in his first season with the Jets, and it is becoming increasingly clear head coach Adam Gase either can't find a way to keep him involved in the offense or doesn't want to. A trade will be hard to accomplish as well, as the Jets would take a $15.5 million cap hit if they deal him and his hypothetical new team would have to find a way to fit one of the larger contracts at his position onto the roster.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 7:23pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The Jets did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: Bell did not play in the Week 14 game but appears to be on track to play this week. He will have a tough matchup but can still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues since he will be involved in the running and passing game.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 7:00pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (flu) is "pretty close to 100 percent," according to head coach Adam Gase. Bell didn't practice last Thursday or Friday and was absent from the Jets 22-21 win over the Dolphins in Week 14. This is great news for the Jets who lost backup Bilal Powell to an ankle injury late vs Miami with a quick turnaround this Thursday at Baltimore. The matchup is brutal for Bell, but assuming he's fully recovered he should get his usual 20-plus touches and be in the RB2 mix based on volume. Ty Montgomery would be the next man up for New York should Bell have a setback and should see some passing downs work, not enough to warrant an add in fantasy, however.

From RotoBaller

Dec 7 5:20pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (illness) has been officially ruled out for the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday at 1 pm ET. The timing is not ideal for fantasy football owners, with most leagues starting their first round playoff matchups this week and now missing a top running back. Expect Bilal Powell to step in as the leading running back for the Jets on Sunday, with Ty Montgomery likely seeing increased usage as well.

From RotoBaller

Dec 7 5:03pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) was downgraded from questionable to out Saturday, Dec. 7, and won't play Sunday, Dec. 8, against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Spin: It's a big blow to fantasy managers who won't have Bell available in a fantastic matchup. Backups Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery will handle the work out of the backfield but are both risky flex options as they split time.

From TheHuddle

Dec 6 7:13pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Fantasy Spin: It appears like Bell will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active, but players should have other options ready in case he is ruled out.

From TheHuddle

Dec 6 5:50pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (illness) was sent home from Jets practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins. The Jets will have more information on Bell's status on Saturday, but Bilal Powell needs to be picked up immediately if he's available. Whoever starts in the New York backfield will face a good matchup with a Dolphins Defense that allows the fifth-most points to opposing running backs.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 5:23pm ET

New York Jets CB Brian Poole (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. S Jamal Adams (ankle), OT Chuma Edoga (knee), S Matthias Farley (rib, ankle) and CB Arthur Maulet (calf) did not take part in practice all week and are listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell did not practice for a second straight day on Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable. CB Maurice Canady (quad, illness), TE Ryan Griffin (illness), DL Steve McLendon (knee, hip), LB Paul Worrilow (quad), DL Henry Anderson (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (ankles) and WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) were limited Friday and are also listed as questionable, OG Alex Lewis (elbow), WR Jamison Crowder (knee), QB Sam Darnold (knee, thumb) and QB David Fales (elbow) logged a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 6 1:23pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) on Friday, Dec. 6, sat out a second consecutive day of practice with an illness, and head coach Adam Gase said he's unsure if Bell will be able to play Sunday, Dec. 8, in Week 14.

Fantasy Spin: Bad timing for Bell owners who will need to be extra vigilant up until kickoff. If Bell can't go, it will likely be a combo of Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery filling in, but neither would be much more than a dart-throw flex option.

From TheHuddle

Dec 5 2:23pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury) sat out practice Thursday, Dec. 5, with an illness.

Fantasy Spin: We'll see if he's back at it Friday, and if so, he projects as a high-end RB2 for Sunday's plus-matchup against the visiting Dolphins.

From TheHuddle

Dec 5 10:10am ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has had a rough first year in green and white averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and scoring just four total touchdowns through 13 games. Despite the rough season, a juicy matchup with a porous Dolphins run defense should have Bell in fantasy lineups once again this week. Miami gives up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs and the Jets should focus on giving Bell the ball. Last week the Jets only gave Bell 10 carries against a bad Bengals run defense and were rightfully panned in the New York media for their game plan vs Cincinnati. Expect the coaching staff to learn from their mistake and feed Bell 20-plus touches this weekend putting Bell in the low-end RB1 conversation based on volume and matchup.

From RotoBaller

Dec 1 5:43pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 10 times for 32 yards in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals while adding four grabs for 35 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Spin: Bell's performance disappointing, as was the overall production of the Bengals offense against the previously winless Bengals. Bell will look to bounce back in Week 14 against the New York Jets.

From TheHuddle

Dec 1 5:40pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 10 times for just 32 yards in a loss to the Bengals Sunday. Bell added four catches for 35 yards in another disappointing game for fantasy owners that used an early pick on the former Steeler. The Bengals had the worst run defense in the NFL coming into this game but the Jets ran the ball just 17 times as the game script tilted away from the run game early. To make matters worse for Bell, he had a season-long 22 -yard run erased via penalty as the Jets offensive line continues to struggle to provide running room. Bell will be in the RB2-mix next week with another good matchup against the Dolphins.

From RotoBaller

Nov 29 2:50pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has been a bit of a disappointment for fantasy managers that invested an early pick on the former Steeler, but things could change in a big way this week for Bell vs a familiar opponent. Bell has struggled to run the ball this year playing behind a worse offensive line than he had in Pittsburgh, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. He is yet to have 100 rushing yards in a game and has just three rushing scores on the year. For his running struggles, Bell makes up for it some as a receiver. He has four receiving touchdowns and is the second-most targeted player on the Jets. Start Bell expecting him to get his usual 20-plus touches against a Bengals Defense that he should be able to have RB1-type success against.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 6:30pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 12 times for 49 yards in a win over the Raiders Sunday. Bell didn't score a touchdown for the first time in three games but added 59 yards on five receptions to put together a solid, if unspectacular, fantasy day. The bad news for Bell owners in this game was the Jets splitting carries more than they have most of the season. Backup running backs Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell had five carries each after Bell had been receiving the lion's share of the carries this season. The Jets said before the season Bell wouldn't have the intense workload he had in Pittsburgh and the further into the season it gets the more other RBs are getting involved. Bell is still getting RB1 work and is a must-start in fantasy, but owners should keep an eye on his touches.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 5:13pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 12 times for 49 yards in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders and he added five receptions for 59 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Spin: Bell went over 100 total scrimmage yards for the first time since Nov. 3 in Miami, but his streak of two games in a row with a touchdown came to an end. He remains more of a RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 on the road against the winless Cincinnati Bengals.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2019: NYJ - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2022)
  • 13-Mar-2019: PIT - Declared Free Agent
  • 08-Sep-2018: PIT - Reserve, Did Not Report
  • 06-Mar-2018: PIT - Franchise Player Tag - exclusive franchise tag
  • 04-Sep-2017: PIT - Re-signed, Franchise Player - One-year tender (through 2017)
  • 27-Feb-2017: PIT - Re-signed, Franchise Player - One-year tender (through 2017)
  • 27-Feb-2017: PIT - Franchise Player Tag - exclusive franchise tag
  • 27-Feb-2017: PIT - Franchise Player Tag
  • 26-Sep-2016: PIT - Suspension Lifted
  • 19-Aug-2016: PIT - Suspended - 3 games (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
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Week 2CLE20.9021680010610101
Week 3@NWE10.30183500428040
Week 4bye
Week 5@PHI15.80154300745090
Week 6DAL12.3014501013010
Week 7NWE8.6015700016040
Week 8@JAC6.5082300312050
Week 9@MIA20.10176600855090
Week 10NYG16.80183410434040
Week 11@WAS17.20185910233020
Week 12OAK15.80124900559050
Week 13@CIN10.70103200435050
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Week 15@BAL
Week 16PIT
Week 17@BUF