Bell had eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 29-24 divisional-round loss to the Vikings.
Despite not starting for most of the season, Bell saw plenty of playing time in the Saints' frequent three-safety lineups. In fact, the second-year player's 83 total tackles in the regular season actually led the Saints. Bell saw his production surge after starting strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin) was placed on injured reserve in December, notching 27 total tackles in the Saints' last three games, including the postseason. Vaccaro is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and could draw big interest on the open market. If he departs, Bell would slot in as the Saints' starting strong safety, which could make him a coveted target in IDP drafts next season.
Bell had nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 31-26 playoff win over the Panthers.
Bell played every defensive snap for New Orleans and led the Saints in tackles for the second consecutive week. With Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve, the second-year strong safety should continue to be a valuable IDP option as long as the Saints remain in the playoffs. Bell and the Saints will head to Minneapolis for a Divisional Round showdown with the Vikings next week.
Bell had 10 tackles (nine solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
With Kenny Vaccaro placed on injured reserve, Bell started at strong safety for the Saints and responded with his best game in weeks. Bell now has 83 total tackles and 4.5 sacks on the season and should be a quality starting option in IDP leagues when the Saints host the Panthers in next Sunday's playoff game.
Bell had three tackles in Sunday's win against the Jets.
For weeks Bell had been playing the majority of the defensive snaps for the Saints. In Week 15, however, Bell's playing time fell off a cliff, as he only saw the field for 18 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (24 percent). Bell still leads the team with 70 total tackles but the sudden decrease in playing time is hard to explain and makes him a risky start for IDP owners in Week 16 against the Falcons.
Bell made three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
Bell again played every defensive snap for the Saints. While the numbers weren't there against Carolina, Bell's 65 total tackles still lead New Orleans, which makes him a solid starting defensive-back option in most IDP leagues.
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|14||12/9/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/18||@ CAR||8:15 pm|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||87||61.0||26||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||83||62.0||21||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||9||45||33.0||12||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|