Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is one of the league's best beat writers. He has covered the Steelers for the Post-Gazette for nearly 30 years, and I think his opinions on the team carry a little more weight than its other scribes. And Bouchette offered a very clear opinion when asked on Twitter Saturday if running back Le'Veon Bell will play Sunday night versus the Bears. Bouchette offered a pithy response: "No."
Bell has been recovering from a sprained foot since the preseason.
However, considering that Bell practiced for most of the week, it seems like he has a decent chance of being active next week versus the Vikings. Isaac Redman , Felix Jones , and Jonathan Dwyer will all pitch in against the Bears' defense. Should you put any of them in your fantasy lineup? No.