Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to get his ground game going in his rookie year. He doesn’t have a 100-yard game yet and isn’t able to break big runs as evident by his 3.1 yards per carry.
The good news is that he’s as featured as they come. Bell has at least 18 touches in every game in which he’s played this season and the Steelers don’t really have anyone they trust behind him.
Fantasy impact: Earlier this year, the Browns were shutting down every back in sight, but they’ve finally come back to Earth a bit. Teams are scoring more points and their offense not being able to generate long drives has hindered their defense in trying to stay fresh. Plus, corner Joe Haden should lock up receiver Antonio Brown a bit, so Pittsburgh might be more apt to running the ball.
Bell could get some extra work Sunday and the Steelers are actually starting to get it going on offense. They’ve scored 30.3 points per game over their last three games. He’s worth starting as a top-20 back this week in standard leagues and PPR formats.