37-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Yeremiah Bell in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2014 ADP: –
Yeremiah Bell Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Jets in May of 2012.
Bell, who has been offered a one-year deal by the Cardinals, is instead considering retirement, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Yeremiah Bell.
After eight seasons with the Dolphins, Bell packed his bags and headed to the Jets. Itís a one-year ďletís see how it goesĒ kind of deal for Bell in New York. He, LaRon Landry, and Eric Smith will all vie for the safety spots. Bell recorded 107 tackles (81 solo), two sacks, and an interception last season in Miami. Although Bell has consistently notched these triple digit tackles since 2008, heís expected to keep regressing now that heís 34 years old.
Bell is as good of a bet as any secondary player to hit triple-digit tackles, but heís extremely one dimensional, and therefore doesnít provide the big-play potential of other defensive backs. Still, with 335 tackles the last three years, Bell is enough of a standout as a run stopper to justify his selection as a DB1 in most fantasy leagues. On the other hand, there's reason to suspect Bell's career may trending downward as he heads into his age-33 season, as his tackle numbers have decreased from 120 to 114 to 101 the last three years.
Bell spent 2009 proving his breakout 2008 season was no fluke, following up his 120- tackle performance with another 114 ó and with three interceptions added for good measure. The middle linebacker-esque tackle numbers put Bell in the top tier of IDP defensive backs. Donít expect big numbers in other categories, though. Last seasonís INT total was his career high and his first picks since 2005, and he generally doesnít play close enough to the line to generate a lot of quarterback pressure.
After playing just one game and tallying five tackles in 2007 because of injury, Bellís 2008 season was a comeback for the ages. Bell led the resurgent Phins D with 120 tackles, earning himself a healthy four-year, $20-million contract. It will be interesting to see how Tony Sparano deploys Bell and new free safety Gibril Wilson in the defensive backfield Ė between them, Miamiís two safeties tallied more than 250 tackles last season. Wilsonís presence could free Bell to get more involved in the pass rush Ė he averaged 2.5 sacks in 2005 and 2006.
Bell appears to be fully recovered from the torn Achilles' tendon he suffered in Week 1 of 2007. After excelling in offseason work, he has already regained the starting strong safety role. 70+ total tackles, a small handful of picks, and even a sack or two aren't too much to expect from him. Consider him a high second-tier option in the secondary.
After taking over the starting strong safety job from Travares Tillman in Week 9, fifth-year pro Bell became the most productive member of the Dolphins' secondary. He averaged six total tackles per game and also recorded a sack, two forced fumbles, and seven passes defensed as a starter in 2006. Entering 2007 as the starter, Bell will have the opportunity to extend his solid tackling numbers across an entire season.
Will compete with Deke Cooper for starting position at strong safety. In 2005, Bell recorded 21 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, and one interception--terrific stats for a reserve that can improve if he starts. Bell is also a solid special teams contributor.