Sport Why isn't Le'Veon Bell playing more? Chiefs' RB depth chart favors Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams

16:00  24 january  2021
16:00  24 january  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Fantasy Football injuries: Cooper Kupp, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and more status updates for key players

  Fantasy Football injuries: Cooper Kupp, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and more status updates for key players Several key players could miss the divisional round, changing the landscape in DFS and playoff-challenge leagues.The Saints' Taysom Hill (knee) is questionable for Sunday evening's divisional-round contest against the Buccaneers after only managing a limited Friday practice this week. Hill apparently sustained the injury in last Sunday's wild-card win over the Bears, and if he's unable to suit up Sunday, Jameis Winston will continue to serve as Drew Brees' backup, while Hill's versatility will be missing from New Orleans' ground and air attacks.

Edwards - Helaire might give you big- play ability as both a runner and receiver, but Bell is more polished in both areas. Worst-case scenario, Bell can' t find a steady role and Edwards - Helaire simply maintains his grip on Why Bell reaffirms Chiefs as AFC favs.

Le ' Veon Bell 's signing with the Chiefs could be a problem for Fantasy. Edwards - Helaire is likely to play better moving forward than he has so far, if only because he There hasn' t been much to indicate the Chiefs are unhappy with Edwards - Helaire , so Bell could be coming in to strictly be a role player .

It'd be harder to find a higher-profile October NFL signing than Le'Veon Bell's addition by the Chiefs in 2020. But sometimes since then, it's hard to find Bell on the field.

Kansas City made the move to pick Bell up after his noisy release from the Jets. It added another weapon for Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid to work with, especially with running back Damien Williams opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. But Bell didn't become a mighty all-purpose back the way he'd been in his early Steelers days.

In nine regular season games with the Chiefs, Bell carried 63 times for 254 yards and two scores, adding 13 catches for 99 yards. He worked behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire whenever the rookie from LSU has been healthy, and even when Edwards-Helaire missed the Chiefs' divisional round game, Darrel Williams got more backfield work than Bell.

Kobe and the Mambas: How 3 photographers captured the now famous images

  Kobe and the Mambas: How 3 photographers captured the now famous images It was Day 2 of the Mamba Cup and Los Angeles-based photographers Jineen Williams and Jajuan Tyler were waiting for Kobe Bryant to walk through the door at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. Williams, Tyler and Brandon Green make up the photo and graphics company DAH - Design and Photography and had been covering Gianna Bryant and the Mambas for the past 18 months. DAH also has done freelance work with Ball Is Life, SLAM and Overtime and has taken photographs and videos of all the top talent coming up in Southern California, including Bronny James, Mikey Williams, Josh Christopher, Cassius Stanley and countless others.

Chiefs ' Le ' Veon Bell : Expected to be available Sunday. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. Rookie first-round pick Clyde Edwards - Helaire is still expected to headline the Kansas City backfield Week 7, but Bell could have the opportunity to immediately seize a larger role than incumbent backup Darrel

Clyde Edwards - Helaire . Running Back. #25. Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (32nd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft. More Vertical. My Location. Network. News. Pause. play .

In a lot of ways, it's easy to see now that Bell's transcendent 2014 and 2016 seasons are a long time in the past. The Chiefs were never going to be his team. He just didn't hurt to bring on board.

MORE: Here's how much Le'Veon Bell is making from Chiefs, Jets in 2020

Why Le'Veon Bell didn't unseat rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire

The Chiefs were as high on Edwards-Helaire as anyone. They made him the first running back off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. Before Damien Williams opted out, it looked like it'd be a time share at most for the rookie, but the opt out pushed Edwards-Helaire into a huge role right from the outset.

For the most part, Edwards-Helaire showed why the Chiefs wanted him. At 5-7, he's a powerful, low-to-the-ground runner who also displays skills as a pass-catcher for Mahomes. In Week 1, on the season's opening night, Edwards-Helaire ran 25 times for 138 yards and a touchdown. He ran 26 times for 161 yards against the Bills in Week 6. Not every week was perfect for the rookie, but he supplied the right kind of supplement to a Mahomes-led offense.

Sammy Watkins, Le’Veon Bell listed as limited by Chiefs

  Sammy Watkins, Le’Veon Bell listed as limited by Chiefs Former Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor tells the PM Team that "100 percent" it's time for Ben to hang it up

RB Clyde Edwards - Helaire speaks with the media ahead of the Chiefs Week 15 matchup with the Clyde Edwards - Helaire One-on-One: "Everything that they did made my job that much easier" Watch Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards - Helaire 's best plays from his

Clyde Edwards - Helaire , Le ' Veon Bell 's Fantasy Outlook. From @NFLGameDay: # Chiefs RB Le ' Veon Bell has impressed in KC thus far as he prepares for his debut Randy Gregory Removed From Commissioner’s Exempt List, Eligible to Play Sunday.

Edwards-Helaire averaged 4.4 yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception across the entirety of his rookie season. Bell hadn't hit those marks since 2016 and 2014, respectively. In 15 games with the Jets last year, Bell averaged 3.2 yards per carry and 7.0 yards per catch. Even if you assume a slight positive regression joining a much better team, why would the Chiefs give an aging veteran like Bell, signed to a one-year contract, more work than their highly touted rookie?

Bell's best shot at unseating Edwards-Helaire, to whatever extent that was a possibility, came in Week 15 when Bell ran 15 times for 62 yards and a touchdown while Edwards-Helaire carried 14 times for 79 yards. Even then, though, Bell's additional touches came after Edwards-Helaire got hurt, and he wasn't as efficient as the rookie, anyway.

Even before Bell signed with Kansas City, he knew whose backfield it was. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy told The Kansas City Star, “Le’Veon reached out to Clyde and had a conversation with him and told him basically, ‘I don’t want to step on your toes; I want to know if you’re OK with me coming in here.'"

Chiefs vs. Buccaneers odds, line, spread: NFL picks, 2021 Super Bowl predictions by top model on 120-78 run

  Chiefs vs. Buccaneers odds, line, spread: NFL picks, 2021 Super Bowl predictions by top model on 120-78 run SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Buccaneers vs. Chiefs in Super Bowl LV 10,000 timesLANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 11: Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up before the game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 11, 2020 in Landover, Maryland.

Edwards - Helaire has now missed back-to-back practices since logging a limited session Wednesday, but Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports that the Coach Andy Reid hinted that Edwards - Helaire could be a true game-time decision for Sunday's contest. Le ' Veon Bell and Darrel Williams will stand to

First-round pick Clyde Edwards - Helaire was at the forefront of the attack. Monday’s outing showed why the Chiefs would likely be OK moving forward without Bell , but Edwards - Helaire sounded ready to welcome his new teammate with open arms.

No toes were stepped on, because Edwards-Helaire kept control of the Chiefs' backfield.

Why Le'Veon Bell gets less touches than Darrel Williams

What may have been more shocking for Bell fans is that he took a back seat to Darrell Williams in the 2021 divisional round against the Browns. Edwards-Helaire had yet to return from his Week 15 ankle and hip injuries, so Bell potentially would feature in Kansas City's 2021 postseason opener. Instead, though, it was Williams leading the way.

Bell received just two carries which he turned into six yards, and he didn't catch either of his two targets. Williams carried 13 times for 78 yards and caught four passes for 16 yards.

Williams, another back out of LSU like Edwards-Helaire, went undrafted in 2018. He's only received 93 career NFL carries, but the 25-year old was Reid and Bieniemy's choice to fill in most for Edwards-Helaire in the playoffs.Williams hasn't been as efficient a rusher in his career, at 3.8 yards per carry, although he was a career-best 4.3 yards per carry this season. His 8.6 yards per catch in his career is better even than Edwards-Helaire was as a rookie, making him a solid receiving weapon for Mahomes, too.

Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman give us a glimpse of the future

  Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman give us a glimpse of the future North Carolina running back Michael Carter joins 'NFL Now' ahead of Senior Bowl.

The divisional round totals for Williams for both rushing yards and receptions were higher than Bell had in any game this season.

“Listen, it was just the hot hand,” Reid said after the Chiefs' win. “Le’Veon (Bell) has done everything we’ve asked him to do and he’s a great kid, man, love the kid. You just get into these and you kind of go with what’s working, and for whatever reason, Darrel (Williams) was working. Listen, I’m proud of him too because he’s never hung his head, even when he was third and fourth, he just keeps going. He’s not maybe a household name, but maybe after this game, people will know him and respect the work that he does. He’s a very intelligent football player and he plays, as you saw, a very physical game.”

Reid's usage of the "hot hand" term suggests Bell could still be the leading man in the Chiefs' quest to the Super Bowl. But he almost certainly won't be living up to to the high-profile nature of his October move from the Jets to Kansas City.

Lakers trolled Rajon Rondo during win over Hawks .
He was a strong contributor to the Lakers’ 2020 title run, so he is obviously still very fondly remembered. However, Rondo had to be a bit taken aback by such a turn of events on Monday. After all, he is the one usually doing the trolling lately.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

usr: 0
This is interesting!