Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Le’Veon Bell made an early return from a Lisfranc injury in Week 4, and he provided fantasy owners with a big, two-touchdown game. He is coming off of the Steelers bye week now and will be gearing up to face a terrific run defense against the New York Jets. Bell had 16 carries for 57 yards against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added four receptions for 27 yards through the air. The big moments were the two TDs, and Bell has Steelers fans excited. One reason? He’s a whole lot better than the other guys they have.
So expectations for Le’Veon Bell are somewhat high, and he needs to give the Steelers a solid running game. That should be the case, and he will be put to the test this week against the Jets. One fair question is how good Bell felt following a full workload (2o touches) against the Vikings in Week 4 in his first game back, as many were wondering if the Steelers would ease him into things, especially since the game was played in London.
Mike Tomlin gave Bell the full workload, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette writes that Le’Veon Bell stated he felt good and did not suffer any setbacks on his sprained, right foot. That’s certainly great news, and Bell will be at his best in Week 6 after a bye week to shake off any potential pain. Let’s see if he can give the Steelers a solid ground attack against a vicious Jets front seven, which has looked rejuvenated this season.