In another sign of the times - a passing-first league, Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell has set a franchise record for receptions, with a total of 55, despite playing only 9 games thusfar.
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Matt Forte has 58 receptions in just 8 games thusfar. These two running backs are not the Darren Sproles, change of pace backs that come in handy when their teams are trailing. These two are - pardon the pun - Bellcow backs that truly define a well-rounded backfield. With the NFL going to the air more and more often, Bell and Forte stay relevant in fantasy land even when their teams trail. Case in point, Bell salvaged a lackluster rushing day (36 yards on only 11 carries) with 8 catches and 33 receiving yards, giving him a total of 6.9 standard league points and 14.9 PPR points. Even when he has a terrible (by his standards) game, he still contributes and avoids "dud" status. That is the definition of a stud running back.