College: Michigan State | 6 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 2/18/1992
2019 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase on Thursday, May 23, called a recent report 'ridiculous' that the Jets will consider trading RB Le'Veon Bell before he played a down with the team.
Fantasy Spin: The offseason headlines surrounding Bell and his new team haven't been the brightest, but perhaps you can be the fantasy GM who takes advantage of other's fears and swoop up the RB1 Bell at an RB2 price.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell signing with the team didn't please head coach Adam Gase, who didn't want to spend money at the position, according to sources.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be at the team's mandatory minicamp in June. 'I don't expect him not to be there,' head coach Adam Gase said Friday, May 10.
Fantasy Spin: Bell's absence from voluntary workouts of his new team has rekindled some unpleasant memories for a number of fantasy GMs, but he remains a solid RB1 fantasy pick, who may be a little undervalued.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell and inside linebacker Darron Lee are not present for the team's three-day voluntary minicamp this week. The Jets could decide to trade Lee after signing C.J. Mosley in free agency. While the workouts are voluntary, it's still disappointing that Bell, the team's prized free-agent acquisition this offseason, wasn't in attendance. However, Bell was previously taking part in offseason workouts and should be ready to go for training camp and mandatory minicamp in June. Many fantasy owners will be hesitant to take Bell in the first round after he held out all of the 2018 season, but he should be used heavily in New York's offense and will have high-end upside as an RB1.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell was a no-show Tuesday, April 23, on the first day of the team's voluntary minicamp, but head coach Adam Gase didn't appear overly concerned. 'It's voluntary,' Gase said, noting that Bell was with the team earlier this month for the first week of the offseason program and adding that Bell has a strong self-training regimen.
Fantasy Spin: This absence is just a little different than the one that burned fantasy owners last year in Pittsburgh, and Bell remains a no-doubt RB1 until further notice.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell was not spotted with his teammates Tuesday, April 23, as the Jets opened a three-day voluntary minicamp.
Fantasy Spin: The key word in the above is "voluntary," but one would think Bell has had enough time away from football and would want to start off with a good impression on his new team. Until further notice, though, Bell remains a solid RB1.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell won't be burnt out with his new team if head coach Adam Gase has his way. Gase said the Jets will keep an eye on Bell's practice snaps and snap count in games. 'This is not going to be [a situation] where we burn him out in the first six months,' Gase said.
Fantasy Spin: Bell's tires have plenty of tread after being one of the most dutiful running backs in the NFL for five years before taking last year off. His legs should be fresh coming off the hiatus, and while his fantasy ceiling may not be as high as it was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he's still a top RB1 with added value in PPR leagues.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell declined to give his current weight during his introductory press conference Thursday, March 14, but he stated he has been working out five days per week since December and will be ready for the offseason program.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell insists that he's in great shape despite sitting out all of last season. "It's the best my body's really ever felt in my life," Bell declared. "There's nothing that even comes close to comparing how I feel. Literally just resting and letting my body heal. ... My body got so much rest, I've got so much built up in me, it's time to let go. This is the best I've literally ever felt in my life -- that I can remember." Bell will have all offseason and training camp to get into football shape, so we're not really worried about his conditioning for the 2019 season. He does have a lot of tread on his tires already, but he's one of the most versatile and productive backs in the game and should see a heavy amount of touches per game. He'll be in consideration for a top-five fantasy pick with Gang Green.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he wants to be a 'security blanket' for QB Sam Darnold.
Fantasy Spin: Bell probably isn't going to finish as the top fantasy back after ending up with the Jets, but his ability to also help in the passing game should help him stay firmly in the RB1 mix.
Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) officially signed with the New York Jets Thursday, March 14.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell was a strong target of the San Francisco 49ers before the Jets eventually signed him, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: It would have been an even more interesting backfield in San Francisco had this worked out, but the situation is now moot. Bell is the featured back for the Jets and deserves to be drafted later in the first round or early in the second round.
Impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell's reported four-year, $52.5 million contract with the New York Jets includes $35 million guaranteed and has a max value of $61 million, according to a source.
Free-agent running back Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) and the New York Jets have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $52.5 million on Tuesday, a source said. Bell has been a workhorse over his career, amassing 5,336 rushing yards with 35 touchdowns over the ground over 62 NFL games in five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and gives the New York run game a huge shot in the arm, perhaps their biggest star in the backfield since Curtis Martin. The Jets bolstered their offensive line a bit with the addition of Kevin Zeitler in a trade, but Bell won't have the luxury of as dynamic of a pass attack as he had in Pittsburgh. Still, he improves the pass game with his solid hands out of the backfield. He'll once again be a decent early-round fantasy pick on draft day now that the black cloud of contract impasse in Pittsburgh is in the rear-view mirror.
Impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) reportedly plans to sign with the New York Jets, according to a league source. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the contract will be worth $52.5 million over four years.
Fantasy Spin: The Jets have been considered the frontrunners for a while and were potentially the only team willing to come close to paying him what he wanted. While New York isn't a dream destination for his fantasy outlook, Bell has no real competition for massive volume with the Jets. He doesn't figure to be the elite fantasy back he was with the Steelers, but he should have no issue being a mid-tier RB1.
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) has until tonight to decide whether or not he wants to sign with the New York Jets, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. The Jets' offer is not expected to last later than this evening.
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has not had any talks with the Baltimore Ravens this week, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: It appears the Ravens are looking to sign Mark Ingram, so Bell will need to find another team to join. He will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues not matter where he signs.
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has been given a deadline from the New York Jets to decide whether he will accept their contract offer, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Bell has been linked to several teams this offseason with the Jets being considered the frontrunner. He can be a factor in the running and passing game and will be a No. 1 fantasy running back no matter where he plays in 2019.
The Oakland Raiders remain a candidate to sign free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers). 'The water is still warm,' a team beat reporter tweeted Tuesday, March 12.
Fantasy Spin: Bell reuniting with former Steelers teammate Antonio Brown out West would be intriguing to say the least, but wherever Bell lands, RB1 fantasy expectations will follow.
Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has received a final offer Tuesday, March 12, from the New York Jets. The offer reportedly contains solid guarantees and incentives but the final numbers won't be 'earth-shattering.'
Fantasy Spin: While plenty of other big $$$ has gone elsewhere so far in the first 24 hours of free agency, the market has been cool so far for one of the most notable free agents and prime fantasy stars. Don't be surprised if Bell continues to wait things out.