Le'Veon Bell is expected to make his debut on Sunday, and provides reason for optimism among fantasy owners

Rob Carr

It appears that Steelers rookie Le'Veon Bell will make his NFL debut versus the Vikings in London. We break down the fantasy implications

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to make his NFL debut versus the Vikings on Sunday, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly.

After suffering a mid-foot sprain in the team's second preseason game, the outlook on Bell's return to action is a positive one. Bell has participated fully in each of the team's practices this week, and also practiced at a limited capacity the week prior. His presence will be welcome, as the Steelers are last in the AFC with 155 yards rushing through three games.

Fantasy Spin: This couldn't be better timing for the Steelers, who are in desperate need of a quick return on their second-round investment while sitting at 0-3. Chances are, Bell's fantasy owners are in the same boat.

What was supposed to be a backfield with Bell's name all over it has gone through a change of plans due to Bell's injury, and there's still no telling for sure what will be the case on Sunday. The Steelers may err to caution with their recently recovered rookie, and could limit his touches as a result.

Still, with a porous Vikings defense lining up across from him, 10-15 touches could make Bell an attractive flex option this week.

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