Posted: 8/18/2019 10:08 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't played in the team's first two preseason games, and head coach Adam Gase is noncommital about Bell playing in the third. 'We'll kind of see how next week goes,' Gase said Friday, Aug. 16. 'He's played a lot of football. And I like where he's at right now. I love how he's working. If I feel like there's a need to play him next week, we will. If he has a good week of practice and it's not worth it for us to get him out there, then we won't.' If Bell doesn't play in Week 3 of the preseason, then there's little chance of him playing in Week 4 when starters typically rest.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs and Jets fans are anxious to get a glimpse of Bell in a N.Y. uniform, but it likely will have to wait until the regular-season opener against the Buffalo Bills. In the meantime, he remains steady as a solid RB1 fantasy pick.
Posted: 8/15/2019 4:08 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Bell has not played since 2017 but his status for the other two preseason games is uncertain. He should be a focal point in the Jets offense this season and likely will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/07/2019 9:08 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, but will participate in the pregame warmups, according to a source. It is not known if Bell will play at all during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Bell has not played in a game since 2017 but still likely will not receive many snaps during training camp. He needs to learn a new offense during training camp but should continue to post solid numbers in the running and passing game. Bell likely will be a No. 1 running back on all leagues.
Posted: 8/01/2019 4:08 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell was praised Thursday, Aug. 1, by head coach Adam Gase. 'LeVeon Bell picks things up so fast...he has done some of the stuff we do in the passing game,' Gase said. 'He looks like a running back...you go thats what a RB is supposed to look like that. He is one of the best, if not the best running back in the league.'
Huddle Up: There are concerns about Bell coming off a missed season and not being able to duplicate his massive touch workloads from his Steeler days, but he's still a solid back-end RB1 selection in fantasy.
Posted: 7/28/2019 5:07 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell was forced to leave back-to-back practices recently to submit to league drug tests. 'Since he wasn't here in the spring, they have to do everything now,' Jets coach Adam Gase explained Saturday, July 27. 'You guys don't see it all the time. You know, in the season sometimes we can be out at practice where a guy gets pulled off. It happens a lot in OTAs, you know, guys will come out late because they've got to do that.'
Huddle Up: Bell was suspended four games in 2016 for skipping a drug test, but it sounds like the league is getting all caught up. Barring a positive test result, Bell remains a RB1 in all league formats.
Posted: 7/25/2019 5:07 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell says he's ready to resume a hefty workload after sitting out the 2018 season. 'I'm up for 500 if it's going to take us to the Super Bowl,' Bell said Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Bell set a career high with 406 touches in 2017, but 300 would be a reasonable number as head coach Adam Gase and the Jets have said they don't want to wear Bell out. Regardless, Bell remains a solid RB1 in all formats.
Posted: 7/24/2019 7:07 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will be on a snap count during training camp since he did not play last season, according to head coach Adam Gase. Gase would not say if Bell will play in any preseason games.
Huddle Up: Bell should be a focal point on offense this season as long as he can stay healthy. He should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues in 2019.
Posted: 6/06/2019 7:06 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he does not plan to participate in practices next week and will return to Florida to train.
Huddle Up: Bell participated in the mandatory minicamp but will not practice with the team again until training camp. He has not played since 2017 but should still be one of the better running backs in the NFL. He should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.
Posted: 6/04/2019 7:06 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell reported to the team's facility Monday, June 3, ahead of the team's voluntary minicamp start on Tuesday, June 4.
Huddle Up: Bell is at the facility getting ready to work with second-year QB Sam Darnold and learn the team's new offense, while also getting back onto the football field after a one-year hiatus due to his contract dispute in Pittsburgh. It will be good for him to knock off the rust this summer. He'll be a high-round fantasy draft pick again in 2019.
Posted: 6/04/2019 7:06 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said Tuesday, June 4, that he understands if some have forgotten he was the best running back in the league when last played 17 months ago. Bell added that people 'will remember' when he takes the field again.
Huddle Up: Bell is still in his prime at age 27 and the year off could very well be a benefit after he totaled a whopping 742 touches the previous two seasons. Value him as mid-level RB1.