College: Michigan State | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 2/18/1992
2020 Bye Week: 11
On IR - hamstring
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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The New York Jets placed running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, according to a source. Bell will be eligible to return in three weeks. The 28-year-old's disappointing two-year run with Gang Green continues, but hopefully he'll be able to return in three weeks as the team's lead back. Veteran Frank Gore should share the backfield duties with Josh Adams moving forward, as rookie La'Mical Perine nursing an ankle injury of his own. Gore will be more of an RB4/flex in standard-scoring leagues in Week 2 against a tough 49ers Defense, while Adams is worth a waiver pickup in deeper PPR leagues.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Bell won't be eligible to return until Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. In the meantime, Frank Gore is expected to get the start with Josh Adams spelling him. Rookie Lamical Perine is due back from his ankle injury in the near future as well. None of the backs are good fantasy options in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said "we could be looking at a couple weeks" with running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on the sideline after he was injured in the Week 1 loss to the Bills. The Jets are prepared to start the 37-year-old Frank Gore, the league's third all-time leading rusher, in Week 2 against the 49ers. Gore is San Francisco's all-time leading rusher after playing for them from 2005 to 2014. Rookie La'Mical Perine is recovering from a sprained ankle and might not be ready this weekend. Against a stout 49ers Defense looking for their first win, Gore will be merely an RB4/flex option in deeper leagues, but he's not a bad waiver wire pickup if you own Bell or are already struggling at the position. In the passing attack, receiver Jamison Crowder is likely to benefit the most from Bell's absence.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is in danger of missing 'a couple of weeks,' according to comments made by head coach Adam Gase on Monday, Sept. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Gase didn't want to put a timetable on the injury and expressed optimism based on Bell's conditioning. The odds were already stacked against Bell being a consistent force in fantasy this year with questions surrounding his supporting cast and possible diminishing role, so this certainly doesn't help matters. If Bell misses time, the Jets will likely ask Frank Gore and Josh Adams to share touches. Both players would be low-end flex plays at best.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was expected to bounce back with a revamped offensive line, but that didn't quite happen during his first game of the 2020 season. He rushed six times for 14 yards and had two receptions for 32 yards in the loss to the Buffalo Bills. Bell injured his hamstring during the first half, but tried to play through the issue. Frank Gore took over the rushing duties after Bell left, but at that point the game script was already pass-heavy. Fantasy owners should consider Bell questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) rushed for 14 yards on six carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 before he left with a hamstring injury. He also caught two passes for 32 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should know more about Bell's status in the next day or two. He has not posted great numbers since joining the Jets last season and may only be a flex option if he is able to play next week.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) left in the third quarter during Sunday's Week 1 encounter with the Buffalo Bills. The veteran didn't get much going before the injury, compiling just six carries for 14 yards and two catches for 32 yards. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his progress heading into Week 2 and prepare to snag Frank Gore off of waivers if Bell cannot suit up against the 49ers.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 1 game and is considered doubtful to return.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Bell is out for an extended period of time. Frank Gore and Lamical Perine probably would share playing time if Bell is sidelined. Gore can be a flex option in standard leagues if he receives most of the carries. Players in deeper leagues could consider adding Perine but he should not be a starting option at this point.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell struggled to get much going last season, but it wasn't all his fault. The Jets had a horrendous offensive line, so most running backs would likely to have value. The good news is, the Jets addressed their offensive line issues over the offseason. Bell is expected to bounce back, but his first test will be against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The Jets mentioned earlier in the offseason that they want to get Bell more involved in the passing game. That means, Bell should see increased fantasy value in PPR leagues. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Bell as a RB1 this season, but we'll see if the offensive line can hold up.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell said it was a "miscommunication" last week when he dealt with some hamstring tightness in practice. Bell felt that he could keep practicing, but team trainers thought he should sit out and relayed that to head coach Adam Gase. Bell said he spoke to Gase last week about the "hamstring incident." "I know how hard it is to believe that, but we actually like each other," Bell said. It's water under the bridge at this point. The 28-year-old former Steeler was a huge disappointment in his first year with the Jets, but the team upgraded their offensive line and Bell should see more work as a receiver in 2020. There remain plenty of red flags for Bell in his second season with New York, but at his reduced cost this year, he's not a bad low-end RB2.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will likely be used more creatively in the passing game this season after head coach Adam Gase admitted to ESPN's Rich Cimini that he didn't do a good job of utilizing Bell's receiving skills in 2019. 'I feel like we can find better ways to get him the ball to help him create more explosive plays. We can get him in space better than we did last year,' Gase said.
Fantasy Spin: Cimini points out that Bell lined up wide only 39 times last season - including 24 times in the slot - and 55 of his 66 catches came out of the backfield. Given the fact New York doesn't have a wealth of proven options beyond Jamison Crowder, it would be wise for Gase to try to isolate Bell on a linebacker as often as possible. With Frank Gore expected to take on a fairly significant role in the running game, fantasy owners need to keep expectations in the low-end RB2 range for Bell.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell may be battling stout competition inside of his locker room, but he received the vast majority of reps during Sundays practice. Bell will have to jockey for carries alongside a stacked backfield, but he got six touches Sunday, including pulling down a receiving touchdown when lined up at receiver. After having been primarily a first-round selection in fantasy drafts in his first season with New York, Bells value has come back to the pack; he remains the Jets most viable offensive commodity, with upside at the 40-50 range. He opens the year against a tenacious Bills Defense in two weeks, giving him little DFS intrigue.
New York Jets RBs Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore have maintained approximately a 60:40 split throughout training camp, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Fantasy Spin: Head coach Adam Gase told ESPN he did a "poor job" managing Bell's snaps early last season and appears to be taking steps to correct that. Bell reportedly hasn't been overly fond of Gase's plan so far, and the back recently went to social media to air out some of his frustration. Fantasy owners would be wise to steer clear of Bell until at least the late fourth round in 12-team leagues as a back who may struggle to approach last year's workload on what figures to be a below-average offense.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was pulled from practice as a precaution on Wednesday due to a tight hamstring, but Bell took to Twitter to dispute head coach Adam Gase, saying, "ain't nothin (sic) wrong with my hamstrings." If you haven't learned yet, Bell and Gase aren't exactly best buddies, but even if Bell does have hamstring tightness, it doesn't sound very serious. The former Steeler running back had only 789 rushing yards on 235 carries and three touchdowns in 2019, while catching 66 passes for 461 yards and one touchdown in his first year with Gang Green. Bell could improve behind an upgraded offensive line, but fantasy owners aren't taking him as an RB1 this time around.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) missed some snaps during practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a tight hamstring. Bell said after practice that his hamstrings are fine.
Fantasy Spin: Bell should be ready for the start of the regular season and will be a focal point on offense in 2020. He should be able to improve on last season's stats and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he wants to stay around 210 to 215 pounds this season and that he improved his conditioning this offseason. He said he feels the best he has in his career and expects a lot from himself in 2020.
Fantasy Spin: Bell had a decent 2019 season but does not able to post the same numbers he did in previous seasons. He should be a focal point on offense this season and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is in great shape and is extremely motivated to play this season, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Fantasy Spin: Bell posted decent numbers in his first season with the Jets but was not the same running back he was a few years ago. He posted 789 rushing yards, 461 receiving yards and four total touchdowns. Bell will continue to be the starting running back for the Jets and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell could be entering his final year with the team. With no guaranteed cash on the table for the 28-year-old after the 2020 campaign, the Jets would save nearly $10 million by parting ways with him before next season. The former Steeler had one of his worst seasons in the league in 2019, finishing things up with only 789 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. While Bell did manage to offset those shoddy numbers by hauling in 66 catches, overall, his first season in the Big Apple was considered an abysmal failure. He has a chance to turn things around this season, but he isn't worth a reach in fantasy drafts unless fantasy managers need to fill a roster void.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell had a "great talk" with disgruntled All-Pro safety Jamal Adams on Thursday and came away with the impression that Adams wants to stay in New York if he gets a new contract. Bell doesn't oppose Adams' hard-line stance in negotiations. Adams formally requested a trade last month and has two years remaining on his rookie contract. He's making $3.6 million in 2020 and $9.9 million in 2021 under the fifth-year team option. Adams is believed to be looking to become the highest-paid safety in the league, and the Jets continue to say they want to make him a "Jet for life," but they aren't putting a timetable on it. Bell doesn't want Adams to be traded and doesn't think he will. Adams hasn't had a ton of interceptions, but his ability to play the run and rush the passer makes him unique and the top overall IDP defensive back.
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has been "training like a mad man" this offseason. After holding out for all of 2018, Bell signed with the Jets and had the worst full season of his career, rushing for 789 yards and three touchdowns on 245 carries (career-low 3.2 yards per carry). He also added 66 receptions for 461 yards and another touchdown. Gang Green's putrid offensive line didn't do him any favors, but is the 28-year-old no longer an RB1? It doesn't help that head coach Adam Gase isn't a big fan of Bell, and veteran Frank Gore and rookie Lamical Perine could take away some touches. His production in the passing game helps his cause and the offensive line is upgraded, but Bell should be considered a low-end RB2 in this offense.