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NEWS: LeVeon Bell ruled out of Week 18 Wild Card game.

SECOND UPDATE: Get him out of lineups if you play in leagues that allow for the setting of lineups each week. As said below, expect Josh Harris to start, and be a decent flex this week, while Ben Tate gets some work. This Wild Card game should be loaded with a whole bunch of Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown/Martavis Bryant.

First UPDATE: Even if he plays in the Steelers’ Wild Card game against the Ravens, he won’t likely sniff a normal workload, but keep checking back with us all week long, as things can change fast. That wouldn't be surprising. For now, Josh Harris is expected to start against the Ravens (with Ben Tate getting touches). No matter what happens, we expect Pittsburgh to lean heavily on stud WR Antonio Brown. And, Martavis Bryant is a sneaky WR play in playoff formats. He has been spotty down the stretch in 2014, but the kid has huge big-play potential. Stay tuned! Looking for Week 18 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: LeVeon Bell very questionable for SAT playoff battle; Steelers sign Ben Tate.

SMITTY: The signing of Ben Tate definitely shows concern by the Steelers, at least for this Saturday’s Wild Card outing. If Bell sits, Josh Harris will get starter carries, while Tate will likely just see a handful. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 18 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: LeVeon Bell (hyperextended knee) has avoided ligament damage, but remains questionable for Wild Card game.

SMITTY: He is considered ‘very’ questionable for this Saturday’s Wild Card game, but the MRI today confirmed that he suffered just a hyperextension, which is great news for his long-term health. Our early guess is that Bell won’t play, but anything can happen, so stay tuned. The Steelers will look to Josh Harris, out of Wake Forest, if Bell can’t go.

NEWS: LeVeon Bell suffers hyperextended knee in Week 17; Steelers holding breath.

SMITTY: Bell was hit low, but jogged off the field after. He was limping, though, and the Steelers are anxiously awaiting news later today on the knee. We will keep you posted, as an ACL tear, or something severe, would clearly impact his 2015 value. Early reports suggest that there is no structural damage, which is a great sign thus far. Stay tuned.

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?