The Steelers Backfield
Just a quick note for those of you drafting tonight or tomorrow. With the release of Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers backfield is a total mess in the short term. Isaac Redman would appear to be the back to own, with both Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling playing roles as well.
Perhaps the the best news with the release of Dwyer is what that means for the status of Le’Veon Bell. You’d have to think the Steelers have positive news on his foot to leave themselves so shorthanded.
Dwyer may have some value if he lands in a good situation, but he’s most likely a cut in anything but really large formats. As for Bell, he still has risk because he’s recovering from a tricky injury, but his value certainly gets a bump. I’d be more likely to take a chance on Bell than a guy like Rashard Mendenhall. He’s back to being a guy with legit upside. I’d prefer him over most of the mid-rage WR3 options too.
I’ll be updating the cheat sheets and the rankings again tomorrow morning.