2019 Fantasy Stock Profile
Positional Rank: RB7
Overall Rank: 7
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Bottom Line: Without his landing spot determined, Le'Veon Bell's 2019 fantasy value remains largely unknown. Even still, Bell is an elite talent who offers immense versatility as one of the league's top-three receiving backs, alongside a bulldozer build with arguably the best rushing patience and vision in the game. Moreover, considering his $17 million a season, $45 million guaranteed contract demands, Bell is likely to find workhorse volume wherever he lands -- no team's shelling this money out without the intention to ride him for 350+ touches. The question then becomes: which offensive scheme and Surrounding Talent will Bell find himself amidst?
Undoubtedly, Bell will be fresh and motivated following his year off. Still, there's serious risk beyond his diva tendencies from last year. He's missed time with fairly significant injuries in all but one season, and who knows just how in-shape he'll be after a full season away. In the perfect new home (cough, Chiefs, cough), Bell will threaten for 2019's Fantasy MVP. Still, he could end up in a hideous spot (i.e. Jets) and rot. Regardless, his free agency will be among 2019's most important offseason storylines to track.
Ceiling Projection: 400 touches (90 rec.), 2,200 Tot. Yds, 15 TDs
Floor Projection*: 310 touches (60 rec.), 1600 Tot. Yds, 9 TDs
Actual Projection: 360 touches (80 rec), 1800 Tot. Yds, 12 TDs
*Note - Floors are done without injuries in mind. Of course the lowest floor is torn ACL first play of scrimmage. This assumes 16 games