Le'Veon Bell part of running back by committee? Steelers coach, fantasy owners hope not

Gregory Shamus

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell could end up sharing touches touches with two other players. We break down the fantasy implications.

Fantasy players who draft rookie Le'Veon Bell are waiting to see if Pittsburgh Steelers running back coach Kirby Jones gets his way. Jones tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he doesn't want the Steelers to have to implement a plan of running back by committee.

More: Get more Steelers information at Behind the Steel Curtain

The back most suited to handle most of the load is Bell but the Steelers still have Isaac Redman and the versatile LaRod Stephens-Howling to incorporate into the offense. The Steelers face the Giants in the preseason on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Not wanting a committee of running backs is an easy way to win over fantasy owners, although in this case it doesn't seem realistic. Bell will likely get the majority of the carries and fantasy owners should draft him as a solid No. 2 running back in most formats.

Owners will want to monitor the preseason to help get a better sense of exactly how he will be used -- especially around the goal line.

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