• LeVeon Bell (RB) #26

    LeVeon Bell
    ADP:Round: 1, Pick: 3
    Team:Pittsburgh
    Ht / Wt:6'1" / 230 lb.
    College:Michigan State
    Age:25
    Born:February 18, 1992
    Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (48)
    Draft Team:PIT

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report

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    News

    Steelers Expected To Tag Le'Veon Bell Before Deadline

    Tuesday, February 20, 5:05 PM

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Le'Veon Bell before the March 6 deadline. While both sides are much more optimistic that a long-term extension will be worked out this time around, the $14.5 million one-year tag will buy the team time to come to an agreement with Bell. Bell is the best dual-threat running back in the NFL and should be the consensus No. 1 overall fantasy pick in 2018. He posted his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season (1,291 yards) with a career-high nine rushing scores and also caught a career-high 85 passes for an additional 655 yards and two touchdowns.

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    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    April 24, 2018

    LeVeon Bell's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Bell's current ADP is 1.03, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 3rd pick of the 1st round, and 2nd selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

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    2016 Season Stats

    Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
    232.0 886.0 5.0 49.0 308.0 0.0

    Recent drafts with LeVeon Bell:

    Draft #DateFormatBell's Draft Pick
    4775879 4/24/2018 Standard 1st
    4775876 4/24/2018 Standard 1st
    4775875 4/24/2018 Standard 2nd
    4775848 4/24/2018 Standard 3rd
    4775844 4/24/2018 Standard 1st
    4775839 4/24/2018 Standard 3rd
    4775835 4/24/2018 Standard 2nd
    4775808 4/24/2018 Standard 1st
    4775801 4/24/2018 Standard 1st
    4775765 4/24/2018 Standard 1st

    Players drafted after LeVeon Bell:

    Antonio Brown WR PIT 1.05
    David Johnson RB ARI 1.06
    Alvin Kamara RB NO 1.06
    DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 1.07
    Kareem Hunt RB KC 1.08
    Leonard Fournette RB JAX 1.09
    Melvin Gordon RB LAC 1.10
    Odell Beckham Jr WR NYG 1.10
    Dalvin Cook RB MIN 1.12
    Michael Thomas WR NO 2.03
    Julio Jones WR ATL 2.03
    Jordan Howard RB CHI 2.04
    Devonta Freeman RB ATL 2.05
    LeSean McCoy RB BUF 2.05
    Keenan Allen WR LAC 2.06
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    LeVeon Bell Biography

    Childhood & High School

    Le’Veon Bell was born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on February 18, 1992. Raised alongside his brothers by their single mother, Bell’s family struggled financially, though is mother always managed to provide them with the resources they needed, including Bell’s equipment while he was participating in sports at school. Bell attended Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio, where he was known for his strong achievements in football, basketball, and track. During his high school football career as a running back, he rushed for 3,222 yards and 43 touchdowns, and was selected first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) Ohio Division as a senior. It was also during his senior year that he was offered a scholarship to play at Michigan State. He was considered only a two star recruit, ranked 211th for running backs in the nation in 2010.

    College

    Ended his college career ranked 6th among MSU’s all-time leaders in rushing touchdowns, with 33 in 40 career games. He also ranked 6th for rushing attempts, 7th for rushing yards, and 9th for all-purpose yards, and had 12 career 100 yard rushing games. Bell was named Offensive Player of the Game in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. His college highlights video is available online.

    NFL Draft

    In the 2013 NFL Draft Combine, Bell was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 48th pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. His 40 time was 4.6 seconds, and he had a vertical leap of 31.5 inches. His complete draft profile can be viewed here.

    2013 - 2014 Season

    On September 29, 2013, Bell played in his first career game, after having missed the first three weeks of the season due to a foot injury. He finished his rookie season with 244 carries, 860 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, and started the last final thirteen games of the season.

    In 2014, Bell became the first running back in Steelers’ history to have seven consecutive games with 100 yards from scrimmage. Later in the season, he would tie Walter Payton for most consecutive games with 200+ yards from scrimmage. On December 29, 2014, Bell injured his knee while playing against the Cincinnati Bengals, causing him to miss playing in the Wild Card round of the 2014 playoffs. However, he finished the season second in rushing yards, yards from scrimmage, and all-purpose yards, and leading all running backs in receiving yards per reception.

    2015 NFL Season

    Bell was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 regular season after having been arrest in August 2014 on DUI and possession of marijuana charges; however, this was later reduced to three games, and then later to only two games. He made his season debut on September 27, 2015 against the St. Louis Rams. During Week 6, Bell rushed a season high 24 times, finishing the game with 88 rushing yards against the Arizona Cardinals. During the second quarter, against the Cincinnati Bengals in November, he suffered a season-ending torn MCL. After undergoing surgery, Bell was able to return for the 2016 offseason, and, despite the injury, was ranked 41st on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

    2016 NFL Season

    During Week 7, bell caught a career-high 10 passes for 68 receiving yards against the New England Patriots, and on December 11, 2016, he broke the Steelers’ record for rushing yards in a game with 236 yards on 38 carries, while scoring three touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 14, and named to his second Pro Bowl on December 20, 2016. Despite missing four of sixteen games, Bell finished 3rd in the NFL with 1,884 yards from scrimmage. His 2016 season highlights video is available online.

    Personal Life

    Bell is also a rap musician, making his music available through his SoundCloud page (https://soundcloud.com/juicewetrust). He also works actively with several charities, including doing work with PETA. Bell is very active on social media, posting consist updates regarding his career and person life. His Twitter and Instagram handles are @L_Bell26 and @SteelerRB26, respectively. Bell is also active on Snapchat and Facebook.

    Bell is currently signed to a four year rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, worth $4.12 million, including $2.27 million guaranteed, and a signing bonus of $1.37 million. His annual average salary is $1.03 million. His jersey and autograph are available for sale on the NFL shop.

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