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We're going "to see a lot" of Le'Veon Bell against Kansas City

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This Sunday will mark the first big return of the NFL season as Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Le'Veon Bell is set to make his season debut.

Bell was suspended for the first three games so has had to watch his team go 2-1 to open up the season.

Big competition

Many fans had wondered just what the Steelers will do when Bell returns given that his 'backup' DeAngelo Williams lead the NFL in rushing through the first two weeks.


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Williams proved that he still has a lot in the tank and with the returning Bell, everyone was expecting the Steelers to become a committee backfield.

However that may not now be the case - if the recent comments from Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin are to be believed.

Tomlin was asked about Bell's role in the team when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and his response was good news for any fantasy football coaches who have taken number 26.

"We'll see how sharp he is physically once we get him out on the practice field and kind of go from there but rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and probably a lot of him on Sunday." - Tomlin on Bell

Bell may have been suspended for the first three games, but he is also coming off the back of a very serious injury that ruled him out of the end of last season.

Bell's return will be important for Pittsburgh who are coming off the back of a 34-3 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Meanwhile the Chiefs have also just had a dominant 24-3 win over the New York Jets in which their defense came away with six interceptions - so a powerful runningback could come in handy for the Steelers.

Showing that Bell will be given plenty of game time on Sunday, does bring Williams' level of participation into question.

However the Carolina Panthers all time highest rusher has continually claimed to be nothing more than an insurance policy until Bell returns.

Williams' new role?

While Williams looks set to take a back seat in the running game with the return of the much younger Bell, he could still have a place in the team.

Williams may be a runningback but he has contributed in the passing game in the first three weeks of the season, gaining a total of 89 receiving yards in the opening three games.

Williams is Pittsburgh's fourth highest receiver in 2016 and with Martavis Bryant suspended all year, could we see him installed if the Steelers starters fail to establish a pass game against Kansas?

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