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Le'Veon Bell expected to play Monday, fantasy value back on the rise

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Le'Veon Bell appears to be over his sore knee and should be ready to make his preseason debut Monday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to make his preaseason debut against the Washington Redskins on Monday, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

More Steelers coverage at Behind The Steel Curtain

Bell missed the first  preseason game with a knee injury, although it was never considered serious and the Steelers simply kept him out as a precautionary move. He returned to practice this week and has had no apparent setbacks. He remains in line to win the starting job over Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer.

Fantasy impact: Sounds like it was a non-issue all along. The Steelers are all but handing the keys to the second-round pick out of Michigan State after an underwhelming committee with Redman and Dwyer last season.

Bell has the talent to play all three downs and has a chance to make the most fantasy impact among rookie running backs this season. He's a fairly safe pick as an RB2 this season with solid Dynasty upside.

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