Daily Haze: Mike Bell’s Impact on LeSean McCoy

March 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mike Bell may not have the name recognition of a LaDainian Tomlinson or Thomas Jones, but he does share something in common with both of those running backs this morning.
The Saints failed to match the Eagles’ offer to the restricted free agent by the deadline yesterday, so Bell will join the Eagles’ backfield today . In doing so, he—like Tomlinson and Jones—will substantially affect the fantasy value of a young, up-and-coming running back.
LeSean McCoy, like fellow young runners Jamaal Charles and Shonn Greene , will take a fantasy hit with Bell in the fold. Not that Bell is a dominating, carry-the-load type of running back as he certainly has had his share of ups and downs during the course of his career.
But Bell is good at one thing, and that is power running, which means he will get a few shots at the goal line. And that could mean less touchdowns for McCoy in the short term.
Coincidentally, Bell also is good at getting injured...

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