Posted: 12/31/2019 11:22 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/27/2019 7:06 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Bell has struggled in New York, but at 27 he should still have good years ahead of him in the right situation.
Posted: 12/22/2019 9:52 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/13/2019 5:21 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/11/2019 9:35 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/11/2019 12:51 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/10/2019 7:27 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell is among the players the team is expected to make available via trade this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Bell is averaging only 49.1 yards rushing behind one of the league's worst offensive lines in his first season with the Jets, and it is becoming increasingly clear head coach Adam Gase either can't find a way to keep him involved in the offense or doesn't want to. A trade will be hard to accomplish as well, as the Jets would take a $15.5 million cap hit if they deal him and his hypothetical new team would have to find a way to fit one of the larger contracts at his position onto the roster.
Posted: 12/10/2019 12:16 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The Jets did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Bell did not play in the Week 14 game but appears to be on track to play this week. He will have a tough matchup but can still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues since he will be involved in the running and passing game.
Posted: 12/07/2019 9:52 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) was downgraded from questionable to out Saturday, Dec. 7, and won't play Sunday, Dec. 8, against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: It's a big blow to fantasy managers who won't have Bell available in a fantastic matchup. Backups Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery will handle the work out of the backfield but are both risky flex options as they split time.
Posted: 12/07/2019 12:09 am UTC
New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: It appears like Bell will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active, but players should have other options ready in case he is ruled out.