Friday PM update: Bell wasn’t able to practice on Thursday or Friday, but has been listed as questionable to play in the AFC Championship game. He won’t be a recommended fantasy play, especially with starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire on track to return from injury.
Thursday PM update: Andy Reid said Bell sat out practice due to swelling in his knee, per Herbie Teope.
The Kansas City Chiefs had their biggest practice of the week on Thursday, and running back Le’Veon Bell sat it out with a knee injury, per Nate Taylor. Bell did not appear on the Wednesday report, but did appear as a “full participant” due to a knee injury in last week’s daily practice participation reports.
The Chiefs Wednesday practice was more of a walkthrough and Andy Reid said Thursday would be a more significant deal for Patrick Mahomes in particular. It’s not clear yet what Bell’s status will be for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills. Darrel Williams ended up with a bigger workload last week in the absence of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
CEH was listed as limited on Wednesday’s report and was back on the practice field on Thursday. His status is also unclear, although limited work is a step up from finishing last week with two straight DNPs. If both are healthy, CEH likely gets the lead role, but we should expect Williams and Bell to get plenty of work as well.