Player: David Bell

Team: Cleveland Browns

Pick: 99th Overall (3rd Round)

 

On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco and guest Paul Blake discuss for Purdue Boilermaker wide receiver David Bell and his potential value in fantasy football redraft and dynasty leagues. And see where Walker ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!

A Bobby LaMarco muse, David Bell is a skilled wideout who we forecast to take the league by storm in 2022. If his statistics from college (nearly 3,000 yards and 21 TDs on 232 catches in 29 games) are any indication of this storm’s severity, it’s gonna be a gully washer.  Incidentally, Bobby will be naming his first child David Bell. All kidding aside, David Bell is an intriguing prospect who could step into a starting receiver role and catch passes from a good (Baker Mayfield) or great (DeShaun Watson) Quarterback.

Unlike many of the wide receivers from the 2022 class, David Bell is a near-fully developed receiver adept at beating any coverage. He has escaped double teams and produced against the best defenses the Big Ten Conference could offer. David’s advanced development and lack of top-end speed limit his ceiling, but his floor is high. Bell should step in right away and ring up stats in a Cleveland offense bereft of experienced pass-catching playmakers (with the exception of Amari Cooper). 

The passing offense in Cleveland will undergo a sea change in 2022. 2021 starters Jarvis Landry (WR), Odell Beckham Jr. (WR) and Austin Hooper (TE) have all departed creating plenty of runway for David Bell to land a starting role with Amari Cooper and Donovan People-Jones competing for vacated targets. Bell’s average draft position is WR 78 in redraft leagues and 14th in dynasty rookie drafts. Check out the video above to see the many reasons why we are buying Bell all day at that price.  To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video above or listen to the podcast audio below.  

 

Sources: Razzball.com, Pro Football Reference, NFL.com