Pick: Le'Veon Bell Total Rushing Yards Over/Under
After sitting out the 2018 season, Le’Veon Bell will now be playing football once again, but this time he’ll be wearing the green of the New York Jets!
There’s a lot of interest for how Bell and the Jets will perform this coming year, and one of the key questions being asked is “how many rushing yards with Le’Veon Bell record?.”
Here’s our breakdown and pick for Le’Veon Bell’s Total Rushing Yards for the 2019 Regular Season:
Over 1,100.5 @-110
Under 1100.5 @-110
In 2018, the Jets used multiple RBs at different points in the season, although this was in some cases due to injuries. It’s important to note that even without Bilal Powell having to sit a considerable length of time out, they’d have probably still installed a committee style approach regardless. When everything was said and done, the Jets only racked up 1,622 rushing yards for the season, which would average out to only 101 per game.
Although it’s necessary to register how the Jets performed out of the back field last year, it’s also important to factor in their new head coach, Adam Gase. In Gase’s last season as Miami HC, he also installed a committee, with the key players being Frank Gore and Kenyon Drake, which should raise a few eyebrows about what kind of share Bell’s going to receive, at least on the ground for the Jets.
To add further fuel to the fire, Bell and Gase appear to have some friction behind the scenes, with past reports coming out, rumoring that Gase isn’t happy with Bell’s contract (that was agreed before he signed to New York).
Speaking of contracts, the Jets have also very recently renewed Bilal Powell, which should seriously indicate that Bell could be losing even more of his rumored snap share in the following year.
When looking at solely Bell’s stats during his time in Pittsburgh, it’s easy to see how effective he was at moving the ball, having exceeded his current o/u line for this year, in three of his five season. What we have to remember however, is that the Jets aren’t the Steelers, and they’re more than likely going to be chasing in games, then running away with them like the Steelers have done in years past.
There’s many fantasy predictions out there for his expected rushing yards, and often they come up short of the 1,100 mark by a decent margin. Add in the Bilal Powell news, and the ever present risk of injuries occurring in a running back’s season, and it becomes very clear that Bell’s rushing total should fall short of the line, with the possibility for a potential injury bust.
I honestly wish the best for Bell, but this line is too good to pass up. I’m going to be playing the under on the 1,100.5 rushing yards this season, it’s a little too high, and running back volatility means that only one or two games need to be missed for this to cash easily.
1.5u – Le’Veon Bell Under 1,100.5 Regular Season Rushing Yards @-110