Le’Veon Bell Fantasy Outlook 2020
This is the best and realest Le’Veon Bell fantasy outlook 2020 on the internet. You can take that to the bank. Below you will get an in depth look at how Le’Veon will perform this year. We will look at every possible angle so that you have all the information you need in determining if you should draft Le’Veon in 2020.
Team: New York Jets
Year in NFL: Entering his 8th year
Le’Veon Bell Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
ADP (Average Draft Position): 30
2020 Projection: 262 carries. 1,010 yards. 6 rush TDs. 68 receptions. 487 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 219.7
Le’Veon Bell Fantasy Outlook
Le’Veon Bell was an all pro running back just a few seasons ago. Last season however, his first with the Jets, Bell struggled mightily. He had his worst statistical year only averaging a pitiful 3.2 yards per carry and only 3 rushing touchdowns. He will certainly need to increase those numbers this season not only for his sake, but for the Jets sake as well.
Head Coach Adam Gase works double duty because he also calls his own plays. Gase will be doing the same this upcoming season. Bell and Gase do not look like they get along too well from what the media puts out. Yet, just strictly talking fantasy numbers, Bell was one of the bellcow backs last season.
He had 245 rushing attempts to go along with 66 receptions. Over 300 touches for a back is everything a fantasy owner should want and over 60 catches for a back certainly warrants a label as a dual threat. Therefore, no matter what the relationship is between Bell and Gase, it seems like Gase understands who his best weapon is.
The offensive line was atrocious, which we will get to later, but also the Jets had such a slow start to last season not having their starter. Sam Darnold had mono and caused the offense to lack any identity or rhythm.
We can attack the Jets all we want but not having your starting QB would hurt just about every team. In addition, the Jets did not threaten teams much with their passing attack which allowed for teams to key on the run.
Le’Veon is utilized all over the field, which is a plus. You will see him at wide receiver, in the slot, obviously in the backfield but also running routes out of the backfield.
He gets his goaline touches, where he was special in Pittsburgh for finding his way into the endzone, but last season he was only able to manage 3 rushing scores. The way Le’Veon is used is not necessarily the issue.
Another positive, the Jets have an aggressive defense that might be better than one would think which gets Bell more chances. In other words, expect Le’Veon to be more productive with his heavy workload in 2020.
New York Jets Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Mekhi Becton, LG: Alex Lewis, C: Connor McGovern, RG: Brian Winters, RT: Chuma Edoga
Becton was the Jets impressive first round pick in the 2020 Draft. He is a massive tackle with great athleticism and was drafted off of his potential.
At guard, both Lewis and Winters were really banged up last season. The two are seasoned vets with a nasty streak and Winters is the leader of this line.
Connor McGovern was signed in the offseason. He was a key signing because Jonathan Harrison was bad last season when he was forced to play due to an injury to the starter Ryan Kalil.
Chuma Edoga was a rookie last season who did not perform terribly. The growing pains were a bit expected, but look for him to be improved this year also.
Overall, the Jets were terrible but mainly because they had all their backups in. They were riddled with injuries upfront which is why the front office added some much needed depth this offseason both in the draft and free agency. They will need to speed up their learning curve and establish some chemistry early.
Le’Veon Bell Strength of Schedule
The Jets have 6 games against opponents who had a defense that ranked top 10 last season.
Le’Veon and the Jets only have two scheduled primetime games this season.
A Week 11 bye could be some much needed rest for the home stretch. From a trade standpoint, have a short leash on Le’Veon so you have plenty of time before your trade deadline to ship him if he does not pan out.
Le’Veon Bell Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 and 15 on the road at Seattle and the Rams. Week 16 is a tasty matchup at home against the Browns. Week 17 at New England.
Le’Veon Bell Injury History
Unfortunately Le’Veon has only played 16 games once in his career. Last season he missed one game due to an illness
Le’Veon Bell Skillset
Home Run Ability: D. One of the biggest knocks on Bell is that he most likely is not going to score unless it is in the redzone. His longest run in the past 4 seasons is 44 yards.
Playmaking Ability: C+. A special knack for making people miss but last season if the defensive line got penetration he was tackled for a loss.
Is Le’Veon Bell a Good Fantasy Pick?
Yes. His ADP matches up with his RB2 status. His RB2 expectation is because of his volume. He is the top option on the Jets and that holds weight.