Finally, Le'Veon Bell is set to take off Sunday.
Bell, the Steelers running back who sat out the first three games of the year due to a suspension, hasn't played since Nov. 1, when a torn up knee cut his 2015 season short. But with his suspension officially over, an already dynamic offense will regain arguably the most complete back in the league.
And by the sound of it, the Steelers don't plan on putting Bell on a pitch count.
Tomlin: You're going to see Le'Veon Bell on Sunday, and a lot of him.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 27, 2016
The Steelers could use the boost. They entered the season expecting to score 30 points per game. But through three games, they're putting up 21.7 points per contest. Against the Eagles on Sunday, they failed to reach the end zone, scoring just three points.
Bell's replacement, DeAngelo Williams, balled out in the first game of the season, picking up 143 yards on the ground and averaging 5.5 yards per carry, but in the two games since he's disappointed with just 2.9 yards per carry. Of course, it's worth pointing out that Steelers handed him the ball only eight times during their 31-point loss to the Eagles.
The Steelers would be wise to hand Bell the ball more than eight times against the Chiefs on Sunday. Since 2014, Bell's averaged the third-highest amount of yards per attempt (4.76) among running backs with at least 200 carries in that span. And the Chiefs are currently allowing 123 yards per game this season.
It sounds like the Steelers will emphasize the running game after ignoring it on Sunday.
Tomlin says Steelers probably abandoned running game too quickly.— Chris Bradford (@BCTBradford) September 27, 2016
In other words, it's probably time to insert Bell into your Fantasy lineups, even if Williams is likely to steal away a few carries. Keep in mind, Bell put up 854 receiving yards in 2014, so he's a threat in both aspects.