Le'Veon Bell Injury Update Slightly Boosts Week 5 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
Le'Veon Bell's injury update boosts his fantasy outlook.
Le'Veon Bell's injury update boosts his fantasy outlook. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

It's looking like Le'Veon Bell will be back on the field in Week 5. A few years ago that would've been a monumental development for fantasy football managers, but that clearly isn't the case this year.

If Bell is ultimately active in Week 5, he'd be a risky low-end FLEX or RB3 option against the Arizona Cardinals.

Le'Veon Bell Fantasy Outlook

Bell hasn't played since Week 1. He did not impress in that one, tallying 14 rushing yards on 6 carries, though he did add 32 receiving yards on 2 catches. Playing in what looks to be the NFL's worst offense (that might be without Sam Darnold in Week 5), it's tough to get excited about Bell's return.

He's also not a surefire bet to suit up. While he's practiced all week, the Jets could still elect to keep him sidelined to make sure that nagging hamstring gets back to full strength.

If you're desperate, Bell does have some upside thanks to a soft matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. But the injury, and general dysfunction of the 2020 Jets makes him one of the riskier starts of the week.

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