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|Elusive and shifty for a man of his size, LeGarrette Blount will provide the Steelers and your fantasy team with some insurance should Le'Veon Bell miss any time. Signed in the offseason to a two-year deal, Blount brings a one-dimensional skillset to the Steelers backfield (23 catches in four seasons). Sporting a strong 4.5 yards per carry average for his career, Blount can break long runs, as well as run behind his pads. Bell owners should prioritize nabbing Blount, but if they wait too long, watch Blount carefully. As a back-up, LeGarrette is nothing more than a RB4/5, but is an ideal handcuff or player to poach as he is assured a large sum of carries should he be forced into the starting lineup. Should he have the opportunity, Blount could provide definite RB2/3 potential.
Comment: Blount's arrest for pot may or may not have league discipline attached. Stay tuned.
|Bell, Blount expected to play tonight|
It would be a "reward" not to play them in an exhibition game
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 21, 12:15 pm
|As of early this afternoon, coach Mike Tomlin planned to play Steelers halfbacks Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in tonight’s third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. A source told the Post-Gazette that it would be a “reward” not to play them in an exhibition game.
FFToday's Take: Both Steelers' running backs were busted last night for pot possession with Bell receiving and extra DUI charge. We're still awaiting word on what discipline action may be taken. If there is a punishment, it's unlikely it would be enforced this season.
|Bell, Blount arrested Wednesday night |
Cited for marijauna possession
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 20, 7:30 pm
|Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have found themselves in trouble with the law just one day before their most important preseason game. Both men were arrested for marijuana possession on Wednesday night. Le’Veon Bell was also charged with a DUI.
FFToday's Take: Pittsburgh tends to be very tough on players with off-the-field issues and both Le'Veon Bell and LaGarrette Blount are expected to be key pieces in the offense this year. This will be a first offense for both players but the team could also impose its own punishments. Rookie Dri Archer would see an increased workload if either or both guys are held out due to penalties stemming from this arrest.