Posted: 9/15/2020 8:24 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:15 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 9/13/2020 9:37 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 9/13/2020 7:42 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 1 game and is considered doubtful to return.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 9/01/2020 5:21 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/26/2020 4:44 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/12/2020 4:47 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/05/2020 5:39 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 6/13/2020 10:01 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is participating in workouts with his teammates this weekend.
Huddle Up: Bell will be the starting running back for the Jets this season but will have to share some of his snaps with Frank Gore. He should still be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues but likely will not produce the numbers he did earlier in his career.
Posted: 6/12/2020 2:13 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell has no guaranteed money in his deal after this season. If he stays, he is due to make an $8 million salary and receive a $3 million roster bonus that the team is likely not willing to shell out unless he has a monster season.
Huddle Up: Bell had a disastrous year last season, but he put together enough volume in PPR leagues to remain serviceable. His work is likely to be tapered back in 2020 in hopes of a resurgence. He'll be a great RB2 in PPR leagues as he's still just 28.