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NEWS: LeVeon Bell explodes for 204 yards and 1TD in Week 11.

SMITTY: He has been our top buy-low stud rusher for weeks now, and finally he dropped the game we have been hoping for. Buying Low and Selling High constantly is the name of the game, the game of fantasy football that is, so don’t be shy about now turning Bell into something else if someone comes along looking to buy super-high. Plus, the Steelers have a bye in Week 12, so if an offer is almost too good to be true for Bell, keep in mind that the advantage of getting a bye-free player, or players, in return. Only sell-high, though, as Bell is so explosive. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Delanie Walker (concussion) is inactive for Monday Night against the Steelers.

SMITTY: Expect to see a whole lot of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant in this one. I like Bishop Sankey more down the stretch here in Weeks 11+, but you have to wonder if the Titans will be able to run the ball much in the second half if this one gets out of hand early. A lot of passing in the 3rd- and 4th-quarters, for the Titans, will clearly be a good thing for Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright, though. Hunter, despite not having the breakout season some expected this year, has a ton of upside and future, folks!

NEWS: LeVeon Bell could face a two-game suspension in 2015 for marijuana arrest?

SMITTY: The stud rusher waived the right to a preliminary hearing on this DUI chargers and is expected to enter a first-offender’s program, which will reportedly dismiss the chargers. There is a bit of guess-work going on with this, so stay tuned. Also, it’s possible Bell sees a two-game suspension because of all of this, but most sources are suggesting that any suspension would be in 2015. Bell remains a fantastic buy-low candidate for Weeks 7-16, as he has top 2-4 fantasy running back upside, yet he can be bought right now at almost high-end RB2-type value. Looking for Week 7 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Le’Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 147 yards in Week 3 against the Panthers.

SMITTY: Le’Veon Bell was on our Week 3 Buy-Low List for a reason last week. Don’t sell the runner, he looks fantastic this year. He looks like a top 5RB. Let’s just hope he stays healthy (do your best to handcuff him to Legarrette Blount, something you should already have taken care of). Look for a Week 4 Buy-Low List to publish shortly, which you can locate right on the homepage when logged in!

NEWS: Antonio Brown exits Thursday’s Week 2 game; Brown to return to action.

After taking a shot in the first quarter, Antonio Brown (head) appears fine and ready to return to action here in the middle of the second quarter.

SMITTY: Great news. Brown was in the locker room for a bit, but the league is taking extra steps to ensure players are not going back into games with concussion-like symptoms. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts if you want news like this emailed to your or sent to you via text.

NEWS: LeVeon Bell and LeGarrette Blount to maybe see a one game suspensions, and not any time soon?

According to post-gazette.com, Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount “probably face no more than a one-game suspension and that won’t come anytime soon” for their recent marijuana possession arrests. Coach Mike Tomlin also reportedly plans to play both runners in Thursday’s preseason game against the Eagles.

SMITTY: Le’Veon Bell could actually see more league punishment depending on the results of the DUI that he was also charged with, but regardless, it appears that 2014 punishment is not very likely – for now. We will keep you updated! Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: LeVeon Bell and Legarrette Blount arrested for marijuana possession.

According to multiple reports, Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for possession of marijuana; Bell was also booked for DUI.

SMITTY: This is obviously bad news in Steelers country, and horrible for dynasty Le’Veon Bell owners; however, initial reports, most based on pure speculation at this point, suggest that both runners could avoid NFL disciplinary action this season. We will keep you posted on all of this, as more info will surely emerging in the coming days. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Antonio Brown further ahead this year than he was last year?

According to triblive.com, Steelers WR Antonio Brown is further ahead this year than he was last year. “He had a terrific year, and he came in and had a great offseason,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. “You can tell he’s further ahead this year than he was last year or the year before that, and those are all good signs.”

SMITTY: Antonio Brown has a 3.01 ADP, which isn’t too high, but it certainly doesn’t have him sitting at bargain-type status entering August drafts. While I think his 110 receptions for 1,499 yards that he totaled in 2013 will be tough to replicate in 2014, what he loses in those categories he might just make up for in TDS, as 10-11 isn’t hard to imagine. Looking for Week 1 Antonio Brown Power Rankings?

NEWS: Le’Veon Bell is well conditioned and had a great off-season.

According to NFL.com, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had this to say on RB Le’Veon Bell: “Le’Veon Bell has had a great offseason,” Tomlin said on Friday’s edition of NFL Total Access. “He’s really shown that he is excited about taking the next step in terms of work that he’s done thus far, particularly from a conditioning standpoint.”

SMITTY: Le’Veon Bell currently has an ADP at 2.03-2.05, which is extremely reasonable given he has top 5-10RB upside. While LeGarrette Blount has kind of a TD vulture type presence in Pittsburgh right now, Bell owners shouldn’t worry, as Pittsburgh is going to give Bell more than enough carries in 2014. Anything that goes to Blount, aside from maybe a couple short-yardage touchdown runs, will be “spelling” type touches. For 2014 projections on Bell based on your league’s exact scoring, launch our Draft Analyzer now!

NEWS: Lance Moore stood out as much as any player during off-season?

According to ESPN, Steelers WR Lance Moore “stood out as much as any player during offseason practices.”

SMITTY: A lot of defensive attention is going to be pushed in the direction of Antonio Brown this season, which should provide a lot of decent opportunities for those other Steelers’ receivers (as well as the rushing attack). Will Lance Moore be the team’s second-best fantasy receiver? Or, will it be one of Markus Wheaton or the ultra-talented rookie Martavis Bryant? At this point, it really is tough to say, but Ben Roethlisberger should have an underrated fantasy season in 2014. The top fantasy option on the roster entering 2014 is Le’Veon Bell, who could be in for a top 10RB season in 2014. For exact projections on all these players (based on your scoring), jump on our Draft Analyzer here:
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