The Steelers plan to "allow the [NFL] to handle any disciplinary measures" with regards to the recent arrests of running back Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount , according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette via Twitter. Furthermore, Bouchette remarked that the league is unlikely to act on the matter during the 2014 season, which would mean that Bell and Blount could escape without suspension this year.
This is great news for the fantasy value of both of these players, which looked somewhat in peril yesterday evening. The Steelers' backfield is shaping up as more of a committee than many fantasy owners appreciate, with Blount set to garner a strong minority of carries and red zone work. Bell, being drafted as a top-10 running back, may have a difficult time living up to his billing as a top RB with the added competition in his own backfield. Draft both players as you would have before the news of their arrests surfaced.