RB Le'Veon Bell - New York Jets
|6-2, 230||Born: 2-18-1992||College: Michigan State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2013|
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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Le'Veon Bell's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (18 / 59 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Bell continues to struggle behind this offensive line, but some of it is definitely self-inflicted. Bell appears to hesitate now before hitting the hole, and several times doesn't seem to trust that the hole will hold. He continues to show plenty of toughness running, as shown by the extra push he gave to score his touchdown, but overall Bell is struggling. He was also sick last week, and has an issue with his knee, so both things may be holding him back as well. Bell did see a little bit of work in the pass game, and lined up in the slot once or twice, including on a 21-yard catch, but he's not seeing much use as a receiver.
2019 Week 10 vs NYG (18 / 34 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
The heavyweight championship battle at running back between LeVeon Bell and Saquon Barkley was a real dud, as neither player was able to find any room to run, and both were clearly not at 100 percent. Bell was constantly met at or behind the line of scrimmage by multiple defenders and even his ability to make players miss didn't do much to help him. Bell was much more effective as a receiving back, catching all four of his targets. It's not for lack of effort or physical strength, and Bell bulled his way in for a touchdown to seal the win later in the game. He's definitely still seeing a lot of attention while teams dare Sam Darnold to torch them, something which isn't happening.
2019 Week 9 vs MIA (17 / 66 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 55 / 0 rec)
Bell finally saw a decent amount of touches, but it wasn't terribly consistent and the offensive line play is so bad, even he is wearing down to the point of irrelevance. He may have struggled in part due to a knee injury his coach said the team was unaware of. His only decent run was a 14 yard play late which came in part because the Dolphins were content to sit back and play deep on a 3-and-22 for the Jets offense. The nature of his injury remains unknown as of Monday night.
2019 Week 8 vs JAX (9 / 23 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
It's baffling that a player who is as good as Bell was as underutilized as he was against Jacksonville, especially with as badly as his quarterback was being beaten on. Bell only carried the ball nine times, and just three times in the second half. He didn't see the ball on passing downs very often either, which makes it three weeks in a row where he's a minimal factor in the passing game. Bell continues to show patience waiting for holes to form and quickness running through them, but they are few and far between and this week the defense he faced finally slowed him down enough to limit his yards per carry. He did do a great job as a misdirection on one of tight end Ryan Griffin's touchdowns, as most of the defense followed the former Steeler and Griffin was left relatively open. Again, though, nine carries is not much for a back like Bell.
2019 Week 7 vs NE (15 / 70 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Bell is the only decent constant in an otherwise putrid offense. He does get a little better blocking on run plays than Sam Darnold does on pass plays, but even then a lot of what Bell accomplished was because he is a transcendent talent. Against a top-shelf run defense, he averaged 4.7 yards per carry and many of those were hard yards. He might have been in line for a monster day if the Jets hadn't fallen so far behind, so quickly, but what's somewhat baffling is the lack of targets. In two weeks, he's seen just five targets, lower than the eight he was averaging with Darnold out. With no Chris Herndon and a fierce pass rush by New England, why did the Jets not try to use him more to relieve the pressure on Darnold with screens and quick passes?
2019 Week 6 vs DAL (14 / 50 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Bell finally had a touchdown but there are some concerning things coming out of this game. First, Bell carried the ball just 14 times, most of which came in the first half when he had nine carries. It didn't help that Dallas ate up nearly ten minutes of the fourth quarter on one drive either, nor did the fact that the offensive line is still struggling to open holes in the run game. The Jets only had the ball three times (including the kneel downs o end the game) in the second half, and held the ball for just 11:50 compared to the Cowboys' 18:04 with only one first down compared to six for Dallas. All that means is that Bell couldn't get the ball much of the second half, and that the Jets are still unable to get him enough blocking for him to gain the tough yards. More concerning is the steep drop in targets, from nine last week to one this week. That might not improve whenever tight end Chris Herndon returns.
2019 Week 5 vs PHI (15 / 43 / 0 rush, 9 / 7 / 45 / 0 rec)
There's only so much Bell can do with no offensive line blocking and a stacked box on every down. He was able to break off one decent length run of 13 yards, and he is catching plenty of ball -- saving his production from a complete disaster -- but the Eagles knew he was the only weapon for this offense and keyed on him relentlessly, containing him nearly all game.
2019 Week 3 vs NE (18 / 35 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Sunday was the day the poor Jets offense finally caught up with Bell, as the Patriots continually swarmed the running back and gave him no room to run. He did catch all four of his targets, which puts him at 20 catches on 23 targets for the year, with his 121 yards making him the second most productive receiver for the team behind Jamison Crowder.
2019 Week 2 vs CLE (21 / 68 / 0 rush, 10 / 10 / 61 / 0 rec)
Bell is now the lone bright spot on an offense which is mired in conservative mediocrity. The offensive line is struggling terribly and not opening holes for him, so it's a good thing that he's capable of creating production on his own. That said, he had a hard time breaking off runs, especially early. Where Bell's value truly shone Monday night was in the passing game, which he led in targets, receptions and yards, as he caught every single ball thrown his way. One of his better plays was when he broke off a 17-yard catch and run at the end of the third quarter. On the play, he chipped in on a quick block to help out the right tackle, then popped out into the open where Luke Falk hit him with the pass. Bell turned upfield, juked a defender and then hopped over another one on his way to a first down and then some. Unfortunately, for all the good he did, the evening was marred by a fumble in the fourth quarter with just over 7 minutes left. As with the previous play, Bell took a pass - this time on a screen play - and headed up field, dodging one tackler at the 24 yard line and hauling tail into the red zone. When lowered himself to deliver a hit at the five yard, however, the ball popped out and Cleveland recovered. The game was likely out of reach, but considering how hard Bell had been playing, it was a disappointing note.
2019 Week 1 vs BUF (17 / 60 / 0 rush, 9 / 6 / 32 / 1 rec)
The big free agency signing on the offensive side of the ball, Bell was a bright spot on the offense against the Bills, despite a shaky offensive line. While his overall yards per carry was just 3.5, that was when the Bills defensive front was working to tee-off on Bell and stacked the box. In the first half he had way more success, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Not coincidentally, that was when the offense was having more success through the air as well. He was also a frequent target in the passing game, and showed off not only his ability after the catch on short screens, but great hands, specifically on his shoe-string catch for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the jets a 16-0 lead.
Latest NewsJets | Le'Veon Bell totals 92 yards, score (Sun Nov 17, 08:50 PM) - New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell ran 18 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins and he added two grabs for 33 yards on his two targets. link to story Jets | Le'Veon Bell ready to play (Sun Nov 17, 11:50 AM) - New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness, knee, ribs) is officially active for the team's Week 11 game. link to story Jets | Le'Veon Bell likely to play in Week 11 (Sun Nov 17, 08:42 AM) - New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness, knee, ribs) is expected to play in Week 11's game against the Washington Redskins, according to a source. link to story Jets | Le'Veon Bell questionable (Fri Nov 15, 06:29 PM) - New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (illness, knee, ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 11. link to story Jets | NY Jets' Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 15, 03:31 PM) - New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin), DB Matthias Farley (quad), OL Ryan Kalil (knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. CB Darryl Roberts (calf) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (ribs, knee, illness), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), OL Alex Lewis (elbow), DL Steve McLendon (neck), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Henry Anderson (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson was a limited participant in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. RB Josh Adams (illness), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), WR Jamison Crowder (knee, quad), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring, hip), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), OL Tom Compton (back), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DB Blessuan Austin (knee) and DB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story More News
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