After injuring sustaining a foot injury in his preseason debut against the Redskins, rookie running back Le'Veon Bell is officially out for the Steelers regular season opener. Bell is hoping to be ready for Week 2.
Head coach Mike Tomlin continues to downplay Bell's injury, noting that lack of practice time has been a bigger reason for the first-year back missing Week 1's game against the Titans.
Fantasy impact: Isaac Redman is now the starter for the Steelers, which shouldn't get many fantasy owners excited. Redman isn't much more than a backup talent, so Bell should be able to crack the starting lineup once he gets more reps in practice and returns to full health.
Monitor Bell's status going forward into Week 2. Pittsburgh's backfield situation isn't ideal for any owner right now, and it is recommended to look elsewhere for running back options.