Fantasy Drop Alert: Le`Veon Bell is a Better Fantasy Option Than Malcolm Brown But Not as Good as Lamical Perine the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Le`Veon Bell to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 47 projected fantasy points puts him at #51 behind Lamical Perine and ahead of Malcolm Brown. He has averaged 9.08 fantasy points in his past 33 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 5.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#50) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #47 ranked running back. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 97%, he is the #25 most highly owned running back. Le`Veon Bell is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #34 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#49 Mark Ingram (72% OWN)50 FP, 5.6 per game217 FP, 15 gp, 14.4 per game (#7)
#50 Lamical Perine (42% OWN)48 FP, 5.9 per game217 FP, 15 gp, 14.4 per game (#7)
#51 Le`Veon Bell (97% OWN)47 FP, 5.9 per game149 FP, 15 gp, 9.9 per game (#25)
#52 Malcolm Brown (77% OWN)47 FP, 5.8 per game57 FP, 14 gp, 4.1 per game (#67)
#53 Rex Burkhead (31% OWN)45 FP, 5 per game74 FP, 13 gp, 5.7 per game (#53)

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START EM ALERT: LE`VEON BELL PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF NYHEIM HINES IN WEEK 9

Le`Veon Bell is projected for 6.4 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #37 ranked running back and a starter for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Nyheim Hines but behind James White. This week's rank is better than his rest of season rank. His rank is slightly better in PPR leagues (#36 RB).

WEEK 9 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#35 Latavius Murray (84% OWN)6.5 FP (23% ST)7.6 FP
#36 James White (65% OWN)6.4 FP (21% ST)6 FP
#37 Le`Veon Bell (97% OWN)6.4 FP (42% ST)5.9 FP
#38 Nyheim Hines (40% OWN)6.1 FP (11% ST)7 FP
#39 J.D. McKissic (39% OWN)6.1 FP (8% ST)6.1 FP

LE`VEON BELL IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $5.5K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $5.1K

He is projected for 7.3 FanDuel points and 8.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1178 short of $5.5K on FanDuel and -$1358 short of $5.1K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#35 Wayne Gallman7.6 FD Points$5500
#36 Gus Edwards7.5 FD Points$5400
#37 Le`Veon Bell7.3 FD Points$5500
#38 Latavius Murray7.3 FD Points$5000
#39 Eno Benjamin6.9 FD Points$4500
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#26 DeeJay Dallas8.8 DK Points$5000
#27 Wayne Gallman8.8 DK Points$4500
#28 Le`Veon Bell8.6 DK Points$5100
#29 Gus Edwards8.4 DK Points$4800
#30 Eno Benjamin8.1 DK Points$4000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

LE`VEON BELLFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 202047.361.463.02711.314.1128
-- Per Game (8 Proj)5.97.77.933.90.161.7616.0
Week 9 vs CAR6.48.27.7400.151.8015.0
2020 Season151217260849366499
-- Per Game (18 GP)8.41214.447.20.173.727.7
2019 to 2020168240277909372531
-- Per Game (19 GP)8.812.614.647.80.163.827.9