You Can Ring My Bell, Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell has been up and down the fantasy rankings more than anyone this preseason. He was looking like the probable starter in Pittsburgh and was being taken in the early/middle rounds. Then he sprained his foot and was in a walking boot which caused everyone to panic (myself included) thinking that he would be out for half the season and that his fantasy value was wrecked. Now that he’s out of his walking boot, some of that value has been restored. There’s even an outside shot he could be ready as soon as week 2. In my 2 recent drafts, I’ve grabbed him with picks 125 and 119 accordingly. I think this is tremendous upside for a guy who was going between the 40s-60s in most leagues a month ago. I would say if you can get him as late as I did, then you have yourself a potential steal. I would consider reaching as high as the 80s for him, but he has been incredibly injury prone in this preseason alone so I wouldn’t reach any earlier than that.

Down Goes Brown

Andre Brown suffered a fractured leg last night in the Giants final preseason game, but at least it’s only a hairline fracture. Brown should probably miss a few weeks which gives David Wilson the chance to prove he can be an every down back. If Wilson can pass block on 3rd downs and continues to show his explosiveness, he could easily be a top 10 RB this year. I definitely would move Wilson up my draft boards if you haven’t drafted yet, but just because he could be a top 10 back doesn’t mean you should draft him that high. I currently have him as my 17th RB and I would move him up 2 slots ahead of Ryan Mathews and Frank Gore but behind Chris Johnson. You obviously have to knock Andre Brown down as well and his risk becomes higher because if Wilson proves he can be an every down back then Brown’s role could be slightly limited upon return.