Even though Le’Veon Bell exploded onto the scene with a pair of touchdowns on Sunday, his fantasy football owners were more than likely upset at themselves…for benching him!
Either way, Bell’s two-touchdown afternoon was awesome to watch as most owners were heartbroken when the rookie running back suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in the preseason. Unfortunately, the fantasy owners who sat Bell this week won’t have a chance to redeem themselves until at least Week 6 as Pittsburgh will not play again until October 13th versus the New York Jets‘ stingy run defense.
All in all; Bell has emerged as the Steelers’ go-to running back and should be seen as a fantasy football stud from this point forward, so don;’t make the mistake of benching him again. However, you must keep an eye on Pittsburgh’s offense because if Ben Roethlisberger and company aren’t clicking then Bell’s goal-line carries will be held to a minimum.
Also, health is always going to be a topic of conversation for Bell, who has been an absolute workhorse since his collegiate days.