With Le’Veon Bell injured, the Steelers need to find out what they have in Dri Archer
By now just about every NFL fan and fantasy football player has heard about the knee injury suffered to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. A torn MCL is the diagnosis and he is done for the season as Pittsburgh has placed Bell on IR. Most fantasy owners are scrambling to the waiver wire to put in a claim for DeAngelo Williams, Bell’s immediate backup, and rightfully so. Williams has had somewhat of a career resurgence in Pittsburgh this season, rushing for 310 yards while adding three scores, most of that came when Bell was suspended for the first two weeks of the season.
While Williams will be the primary ball-handler, it is worth noting that he has had a plethora of injury issues during his time in the NFL and is one hit away from missing time himself.
Enter Dri Archer. While Archer is far from a guarantee to receive a consistent amount of touches, he has the ability to score every time he touches the ball. He has not registered a carry this season and has 10 total in his career, but the Steelers will be looking for ways to get him more involved in the offensive game-plan with Bell sidelined. DeAngelo Williams no longer has the burst he once had to make him a home run threat.
I am not saying grab Archer now while you have the chance, but keep an eye on how he is used in the Steelers upcoming games. He is potent out of the backfield and if given an opportunity, it only takes one play to get your number called again, and again. The only question will be, will he get the look needed to show what he can do? The other running backs on the roster are Jordan Todman and Isaiah Pead, nothing special in terms of talent and ability, or a home run hitter like Archer.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/with-leveon-bell-injured-the-steelers-need-to-find-out-what-they-have-in-dri-archer/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/a5.jpg?fit=630%2C420&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/a5.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC NorthAnalysisFantasyFF AnalysisFF SleepersFootballNFLPittsburgh SteelersRecent PostsDri Archer,Le'Veon Bell,NFL,Pittsburgh SteelersBy now just about every NFL fan and fantasy football player has heard about the knee injury suffered to Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. A torn MCL is the diagnosis and he is done for the season as Pittsburgh has placed Bell on IR. Most fantasy owners are scrambling...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk