He will be.
Replacing Williams' production will be difficult. Fitzgerald Toussaint is expected to get the start with Jordan Todman seeing snaps as a backup. Taking over for the injured Williams in Week 17, Toussaint earned 24 rushing yards on 12 carries (2.0 yards per carry). The 25-year-old back from Michigan had just 12 career carries entering Week 17.
NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala said Friday morning on NFL Network's NFL HQ that the feeling around the Steelers' facility is different than it was a year ago when Bell was out.
"(Toussaint) understands the offense, knows what he's doing. There is a lot of confidence here," she said.