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Le’Veon Bell apologizes to fantasy football owners, vows redemption

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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After sitting out the entire 2018 season, New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell is ready to make it up to his fantasy football owners this time around.

When New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell decided to sit out last season due to a contract dispute, it wasn’t just Pittsburgh Steelers fans who missed out on some wins and a potential championship.

His fantasy football owners were left empty-handed, as well.

That fact isn’t lost on Bell, and he’s not only apologizing to those who were left high and dry last year. He’s vowing to make it up to them this season.

“this is loooong overdue!! but I want to take a moment to apologize to all the fantasy owners who picked me last year, I’m sorry I couldn’t pull through for y’all…but trust me, this year’s about to be wayyyy different, I’m bringing the this year,” Bell said in a Twitter post Monday:

this is loooong overdue!! but I want to take a moment to apologize to all the fantasy owners who picked me last year, I’m sorry I couldn’t pull through for y’all…but trust me, this year’s about to be wayyyy different, I’m bringing the ?? this year ?? pic.twitter.com/IvANCzwJ6F

— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 29, 2019

Bell was a perennial top performer throughout his tenure with the Steelers, routinely warranting one of the first picks in every fantasy football draft. Owners who spent an early pick on him last year were hopeful he’d eventually end his holdout and return to action, but that never happened.

This year, Bell looks primed for a big year in Adam Gase’s aggressive offense, a scheme that should take full advantage of Bell’s versatility and explosiveness.

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So, if your fantasy football team failed to live up to the hype last year because Bell didn’t play a single snap, he’s confident he can deliver for you this time around.

Do you think Bell can return to the same form he had during his successful run in Pittsburgh? Are you trusting him with your first-round pick in fantasy football? Give us your take in the comment section!

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