Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lions' Bell Ringing Up Solid Numbers This Year

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lions' Bell Ringing Up Solid Numbers This Year

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Welcome to Week 15! Wow, right when we thought we had this crazy 2014 campaign all figured out, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell posts a monster game.

While Bell's huge performance was not a big surprise, the shocker was he posted more points last week than Peyton Manning and Jimmy Graham managed over their last two games combined! Insane. But please don't worry about Peyton folks; it's a fluke that he scored so low over the last two weeks. And to his antsy owners: YES! START HIM! Are you kidding?

This week we'll look at a couple of names that could help you at RB2, WR3 or flex. Don't go too far out on a limb; if you're in the playoffs now, your roster likely doesn't need a lot of help. But if you don't like a matchup you might have, take a look at these guys.

Let's take a look at Week 15.

It appears the afore-mentioned Steelers running back is not the only "Bell" tolling his way through the fantasy landscape, as Lions running back Joique Bell is ringing up solid numbers of late. Bell followed up a nice Week 13 line of 93 rushing yards and two touchdowns with 133 total yards and a touchdown in Week 14. He also had 18 carries to Reggie Bush's eight last week and this decided edge in touches has made Bell the lead back in the Motor City.

This week Bell will face a Vikings run defense ranked 23rd in the NFL, allowing 127 yards per game. If you seek a solid RB2 in Week 15, give Bell a look.

Being the second leading rusher on a team with the worst rushing offense in the NFL sounds anything but fantasy-worthy, but don't discount Raiders running back Latavius Murray just yet.

Chiefs fans will recall Murray, the running back who burned KC for a 90-yard touchdown run in a muddy monsoon during a Week 12 Oakland victory. Murray's still making things happen, as evidenced by his 76 rushing yards in Week 14 versus a top-ten San Francisco run defense. This week he'll face the Chiefs run defense again; a unit allowing 137 rushing yards per game (31st in the NFL). …

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