Looking at things from CV’s POV:
With apologies to Ernest Hemingway, every fantasy football draft should begin the season with, “For Whom the Bell tolls.”
Because there is no question that if you have the No. 1 pick in your fantasy draft in a few weeks, you should undoubtedly and unequivocally answer the Bell.
Le’Veon Bell, that is.
Yes, if you have the No. 1 pick, you have a trio of running backs that you could select and probably not regret it.
However, one player does stand out above the rest and that is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ superstar. Bell is a player who can catch the ball out of the backfield, he is an elusive runner who will get a ton of yards, and he can score.
Although you might think this would work against him, it’s actually an advantage that Bell isn’t the only playmaker on the team. This, of course, forces opposing defenses to not focus solely on Bell. The Steelers offense is always atop the league in total offense and Bell has a lot to do with that.
His biggest question mark is if he can stay on the field as he has missed 17 games in four years either due to suspension or injury. This year I expect a full 16-game season for the fifth-year back and – mark my words – he will set career highs in rushing yards, receiving yards, and touchdowns.
Bell will be as motivated as he’s ever been this season because he is playing for a contract after the Steelers slapped the franchise tag on him this offseason.
I agree, David Johnson is a close second in fantasy value, followed by Ezekiel Elliott.
However, if you have the No. 1 pick, don’t be a ding-dong.
Ring the Bell for Le’Veon Bell.