2019 Outlook: Le'Veon Bell
2019 fantasy player outlook for Le'Veon Bell, RB, NYJ
After a year off in 2018 because of a contract dispute, Le'Veon Bell is back in the NFL, only this time it's with the Jets instead of the Steelers. We hope the change in venue and the time off don't ruin Bell's incredible Fantasy value, but you should have some caution with him on Draft Day. While it's understandable to want to draft Bell in Round 1, which will likely be his Average Draft Position, we consider him more of a Round 2 pick. He's still worth drafting in the top 15 overall selections, but Bell could struggle with the Jets. New coach Adam Gase doesn't seem thrilled to have Bell, and he doesn't have the same supporting case that made him great in Pittsburgh, which included a Hall of Fame quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, a standout offensive line and elite weapons. The Jets are on the rise with Sam Darnold, but Bell (27) is also older and has to get back in game shape from his time off. Our hope is that Bell is the same dominant force he was prior to 2018 -- he averaged 22.7 PPR points per game in 2017 and 26.3 in 2016 -- but he might be a lesser version of himself. Just understand there's some risk with drafting him in Round 1 this season.
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