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Who’s The Better Option— Antonio Brown Or Le’Veon Bell?

By Danny Moreno - 5 years ago in Daily Fantasy, NFL News

Who’s The Better Option— Antonio Brown Or Le’Veon Bell?

During the regular season, two of the best players for daily fantasy leagues were on the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell. In Week Five’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, neither player had a bad day (as long as your league is a PPR one).

But Brown had the better day between the two. Assuming you don’t want your roster to rely on any one team too much, who is the better option this week?

It is not hard to make a case for Antonio Brown.

Brown has been the best, if not the best, wide receiver in the NFL for the last few years—and this year was no different. He led the NFL in receiving yards even though he didn’t play the last two games (three really since he barely played against New England). He was fifth in receptions (101) and fourth in touchdowns (9).

But more importantly, he was the most valuable fantasy receiver in ESPN fantasy leagues. He failed to score double digits in just three games and scored over 20 in eight.

It is not hard to make a case for Le’Veon Bell either.

With over 1900 yards from scrimmage, 85 receptions, and 11 total touchdowns, Bell’s value is unmistakable. For fantasy purposes, he failed to score in double digits just once and scored at least 20 in the last five games he played in.

He is the kind of guy that break a play wide open everytime he touches the ball, and he gets the ball quite a bit.

But what about the Jaguars defense?

Jacksonville does have the second-best overall defense in the league, but they aren’t the best at stopping the run. That should give Bell the advantage, but he only ran for 47 yards against the Jags in Week Five. Brown, on the other hand, made ten receptions for 157 yards.

While they put the clamp on Buffalo’s passing game last week, the Bills ran for 130 yards on 32 carries.

Bell

So….

If you want to take them both, that would be understandable. But doing so is going to eat up a good chunk of your salary cap. But if you wanted to go with just one, Bell would be the more advisable option.

Yes, Brown had a good day his last time out against the Jags. But while he is supposedly healthy enough to play, he could easily tweak his calf at any point in the game and be out. Bell is going to get the bulk of the carries and plenty of opportunity in the passing game as well.

What he doesn’t do in the running game, he will likely do in the passing game.

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