VIDEO: Le'Veon Bell Tells Fantasy Football Owners to Pick Him With First Overall Pick This Season

Zach Brunner

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After burning countless fantasy football owners last season with his holdout for a new contract, New York Jets' running back Le'Veon Bell is now telling fantasy owners to draft him No. 1 overall once again this season.

Bell opened his press conference apologizing to the fantasy owners that drafted him last season, stating he was sorry he couldn't communicate with them. That's great and all, but you hurt us, Le'Veon, and now you want us to take you with our first pick again this year?

As his conditioning has improved, there has been plenty of optimism from Bell and his coaches about a heavy workload for him this season. While many of his touches are likely to come from the passing game, he will still be running behind last season's No. 32 run-blocking offensive line in the NFL, according to

Currently, Bell is being drafted as an RB5 (No. 6 overall draft pick) in standard scoring leagues, according to's average draft position (ADP) rankings. However, a huge workload with lesser blocking talent seems like a tough combo for a player who took a year off from football and hasn't played a full, 16-game season since 2014.

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