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College: Michigan State | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 2/18/1992
2020 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 105
Avg Pts: 6.56
Rank: 23 RB

Free Agent

2020 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.

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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.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 114Le'Veon Bell 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Le'Veon Bell 9 yd TD pass from Sam Darnold
Le'Veon Bell 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 60 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 60 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 28Le'Veon Bell 61 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 61 receiving yds (3 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 68 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 68 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 34Le'Veon Bell 28 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 28 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 35 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 35 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 4
Week 56Le'Veon Bell 45 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 45 receiving yds (2 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 43 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 43 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 610Le'Veon Bell 3 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Le'Veon Bell 2 yd rushing TD
Le'Veon Bell 50 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 50 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 75Le'Veon Bell 6 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 70 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 70 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 83Le'Veon Bell 12 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 23 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 23 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 97Le'Veon Bell 55 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 55 receiving yds (2 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 66 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 66 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 1010Le'Veon Bell 34 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 34 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Le'Veon Bell 1 yd rushing TD
Le'Veon Bell 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 1111Le'Veon Bell 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Le'Veon Bell 1 yd rushing TD
Le'Veon Bell 59 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 59 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 126Le'Veon Bell 59 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 59 receiving yds (2 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 49 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 49 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 134Le'Veon Bell 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 32 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 32 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 26Le'Veon Bell 1 receiving yd (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 87 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 87 rushing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 36Le'Veon Bell 21 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 21 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 72 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 72 rushing yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 45Le'Veon Bell 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 41 rushing yds (1 pts)
Le'Veon Bell 41 rushing yds (2 pts)
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Mar 29 5:23pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (1.2) averaged 1.2 yards before contact per attempt in 2019 - tied with Benny Snell for the worst mark in the league among qualified rushers last season.

From TheHuddle

Mar 15 12:23pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is scheduled to receive a $2 million roster bonus Sunday, March 15.

Fantasy Spin: Bell had a solid 2019 season but was not as big of a fantasy option as in years past. It is not known which team Bell will be playing for next season, but he will still probably be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 25 5:53pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will remain a part of the team in 2020, according to general manager Joe Douglas Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'There hasn't been talk as far as him going anywhere,' Douglas said. 'We're excited about Le'Veon. Le'Veon has been a great teammate. I can't tell you how great he's been. ... We're excited to have him.'

Fantasy Spin: Bell rushed for just 789 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the Jets while adding another 461 yards and a touchdown as a receiver. He has dropped into the RB2 tier for 2020 and will need to reprove himself within the Jets offense.

From TheHuddle

Feb 25 1:10pm ET

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase isn't sure if running back Le'Veon Bell will take part in the team's offseason program. However, Gase said "it's not a huge deal" if Bell is absent. Gase isn't a huge fan of Bell, but it'll be extremely hard for the Jets to trade Bell because of his large contract. After holding out for all of 2018, Bell had his worst season as a professional in his first year with Gang Green. He ran 245 times for 789 rushing yards (3.2 yards per carry) and only three rushing touchdowns. Bell added 66 catches for 461 yards and one receiving TD. As long as he stays with the Jets, he'll be more of an RB2 with upside in PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Feb 17 12:50pm ET

The New York Jets won't cut running back Le'Veon Bell because of the $19 million in dead salary cap money if they do so, and because of his massive salary, a trade is remote as well. If they really wanted to trade Bell, they'd have to be willing to pay a portion of his 2020 salary, which is $13.5 million in total guarantees. And the Jets would probably only be able to get a Day 3 draft pick in return. After taking a year off in 2018, The 27-year-old (28 on Tuesday) looked slow and heavy in his first year in New York. Bell ran 245 times for only 789 yards (a career-low 3.2 yards per carry) and only three touchdowns. His receiving contributions help, but Bell's fantasy stock will obviously be down entering 2020 fall drafts. Consider him more of an RB2 with some upside if he comes into camp motivated to bounce back.

From RotoBaller

Feb 5 8:53pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he had a good exit interview with head coach Adam Gase after the season and there is no problems between the two.

Fantasy Spin: Bell finished his first season with the Jets and finished the season with only 789 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He was a solid part of the passing game with 461 receiving yards and one touchdown. Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see if Bell will remain with the Jets. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back next season.

From TheHuddle

Dec 31 6:33pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is not guaranteed to return to the team next season since general manager Joe Douglas said he would be willing to listen to trade offers for him this offseason. 'Like I said, if teams do call, I'm going to listen. How those conversations go, I can't speak to that. That's hypothetical. When teams call, I will listen,' Douglas said.

Fantasy Spin: Bell had a disappointing 2019 season and finished with 789 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He likely will be the starter no matter where he plays next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 31 1:30pm ET

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas said that the team will listen to trade offers for running back Le'Veon Bell this offseason if other teams come calling. Head coach Adam Gase has made it crystal clear that he wasn't on board with the team signing Bell before the 2019 season, so a trade could very well be possible. After sitting out all of the 2018 season, the 27-year-old was a huge disappointment for fantasy owners that took him in the first or second rounds. Bell had 245 carries for 789 yards (career-low 3.2 yards per carry) and just three touchdowns. He added 66 receptions for 461 yards and one TD through the air. Bell's best bet for a rebound season in 2020 will be somewhere other than New York.

From RotoBaller

Dec 29 4:53pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 23-of-36 passes for 199 yards, one touchdowns and one interception in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills. RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 16 times for a team-high 41 yards with five grabs for 36 yards on five targets, while RB Bilal Powell added seven runs for 27 yards. WR Jamison Crowder led the way with eight catches for a team-high 66 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, while WR Robby Anderson finished his season with three grabs for 18 yards on seven targets.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 4:50pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell handled 16 carries for just 41 yards in a win over the Bills Sunday. Bell salvaged some fantasy production with 5 catches for 36 yards through the air, but continued to disappoint fantasy owners despite seeing over 20 touches for the 10th time this season. Bell's 2.6 yards per carry was the sixth time this season Bell averaged under three YPC as New York desperately needs to address the offensive line this offseason. Bell's name has been thrown around in trade rumors but he has stated he wants to stay in New York. Assuming Bell is with the Jets, he'll be an RB2 going into his age-28 season, pending the Jets' other offseason moves.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 1:20pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has had a disappointing first season in New York but will look to finish strong vs the Bills on Sunday. Bell's 3.3 yards per carry is the lowest of his career and his rushing total is all but certain to be the lowest mark of his career, with the exception of 2015 when he played just six games. On top of that, New York will be without both starting guards Sunday so their sub-par offensive line will be more shorthanded than usual. Bell is a low-end RB2 based on his expected volume, but it's understandable if fantasy managers that have been starting him up to this point to want to look for a different option.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 2:33am ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is likely to be traded during the offseason, in the opinion of ESPN's Rich Cimini, who believes the team will agree to pay some of his remaining salary to facilitate a deal. Cimini thinks a mid-round selection, perhaps in the fourth round, will likely be the return for Bell.

Fantasy Spin: Bell has struggled in New York, but at 27 he should still have good years ahead of him in the right situation.

From TheHuddle

Dec 22 5:10pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell rushed 25 times for 72 yards and caught all four of his targets for an additional 21 yards in a win vs the Steelers Sunday. The Jets fed Bell all the touches he could handle vs his former team, but there was no room to run vs a stout Pittsburgh defense. It's been a disappointing first season in New York for Bell, his 3.3 yards per carry is the worst of his career after averaging at least four YPC each of the last four years with the Steelers. Bell can find fantasy production on volume alone most weeks, but the Jets may pull back with their star-RB next week in a meaningless game vs a good Bills Defense.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 5:03pm ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 25 times for 72 yards in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his former team, and he added 21 yards on his four receptions.

Fantasy Spin: Bell likely felt pretty good about this revenge game, as the Jets won and dealt his former employer a huge blow in their pursuit of a playoff spot. Bell and the Jets will look to wrap up the season on a high note in Buffalo in Week 17.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 9:50am ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell likely circled Sunday's matchup with the Steelers the day it was announced, but will face an uphill battle to find fantasy production vs his former team. Pittsburgh has one of the strongest defenses in the league allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Bell, on the other hand, has struggled mightily in his first year with the Jets despite playing over 75 percent of the team's snaps. Bell is yet to have a 100 yard game in green and white and has scored just four total touchdowns through 15 weeks. Expect the Jets' coaching staff to do anything they can to get Bell into the end zone vs his former team, but even so, Bell is just a low-end RB2 in this matchup and is by no means a must-start if other options are available.

From RotoBaller

Dec 13 12:43am ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 21 times for 87 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. Bell also had two receptions for one yard.

Fantasy Spin: Yep, you read that headline correctly. Bell, who accounted for 1,946 total yards during his final season in Pittsburgh, hadn't topped 70 rushing yards in a game this year until Thursday night when he ran for 87 in a 21-point loss to the Ravens. Obviously some of Bell's early-season struggles can be traced to Sam Darnold's absence, but he simply hasn't been the same player for the Jets. He'll doubtless be motivated in Week 16 in his first meeting with the Steelers. That motivation runs both ways, though, and Bell could have some really boom-or-bust potential in that one.

From TheHuddle

Dec 13 12:00am ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 87 yards while catching both of his targets for one yard in the passing game. Bell missed the Week 14 game vs Miami and his fresh legs were leaned on heavily in this one as no other Jet had more than two rushing attempts. The 87 yards for Bell are a season-high as he can't seem to get going fully behind a questionable offensive line in New York. The good news for Bell's fantasy managers is even during this rough season, Bell usually can find average production based on how much work he gets. He shouldn't have much competition for touches next week in an ultimate revenge game vs the Pittsburgh Steelers.

From RotoBaller

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

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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