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Position
RB
 
Jersey
35
Name  Joique Bell
Born  8/4/1986
Height  5-11
Weight  220
College  Wayne State
10/19/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell had 48 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against the Saints.
Insight: Although that is an average of below 3.0 yards per carry, Bell looked better than Reggie Bush. Bell is ahead of Bush on fantasy depth charts.
 
10/12/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell scored a touchdown in Week 6 versus Minnesota.
Insight: He had 18 carries for 74 yards, making the touchdown huge for fantasy owners. If Reggie Bush is unable to play next week, Bell will maintain his RB2 status.
 
10/12/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell is active and starting against the Vikings.
Insight: Bell missed last week, but with Reggie Bush inactive, Bell should be in line for a ton of touches. Get him into your lineups, as he is a RB2 on the day.
 
10/11/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: ESPN reporter Michael Rothstein predicts Lions running back Joique Bell to receive between 15-to-18 carries against the Vikings this Sunday.
Insight: Reggie Bush is not expected to play, so Bell will be the go-to back for the Lions. Minnesota has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opponents running backs, so Bell could be in for his best fantasy day of the year.
 
10/9/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (concussion) is practicing in full ahead of Week 6.
Insight: With Reggie Bush (ankle) looking unlikely to play, Bell should be in for a major workload. He will be a RB2 with upside this week against Minnesota.
 
10/5/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell is inactive against the Bills on Sunday.
Insight: This was expected. Reggie Bush owners are happy since he will get all the carries out of the backfield.
 
10/3/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell missed all the practices this week so can't be expected to play on Sunday.
Insight: Bell had already been questionable before the last game with a knee issue. It leaves on Reggie Bush as a running back with solid fantasy value backed up by just George Winn.
 
9/28/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell left Sunday's game with a possible concussion.
Insight: Bell had already been questionable for the game with a knee issue. It leaves on Reggie Bush as a running back as Theo Riddick is also watching from the sidelines.
 
9/21/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (knee) had been limited in practice this week, but is active for Sunday;s division matchup with Green Bay
Insight: Bell has carried the ball 25 times over the first two games and is getting more work than Reggie Bush.
 
9/19/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (knee) has been limited in practice this week, but most think its just managing the issue, nit a major problem and he'll be ready to go Sunday.
Insight: Bell has carried the ball 25 times over the first two games, but has fumbled the ball once in each of the first two games. It doesn't matter how well you run, if you put the ball on the turf, you won't get many opportunities.
 
9/15/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell continues to get more work than Reggie Bush, but there is a major concern for fantasy owners.
Insight: Bell has fumbled the ball once in each of the first two games, though he recoved the miscue in the season opener. It doesn't matter how well you run, if you put the ball on the turf, you won't get many opportunities.
 
9/14/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell had twice as many touches in Sunday's game against Carolina than Reggie Bush.
Insight: Neither running back was very productive on the ground, but Bell caught six passes for 61 yards. He also rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries. Bush gained 26 rushing yards on six carries and caught two passes for six yards. At this point, Bell has just as much value as Bush does because it looks like they will truly share the backfield this season.
 
7/30/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (knee) "cut and accelerated with ease" during team portions of practice Tuesday, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Bell sat out OTAs and minicamp due to a knee injury he's been dealing with since last season. The 27-year-old had 1,197 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns on 219 touches (166 carries) last season. He's expected to have closer to a 50 percent split of the touches with Reggie Bush this season after Bush had 277 touches in 14 games a year ago.
 
7/8/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (knee) has gained clearance to run at full speed, according to mlive.com.
Insight: "I'm feeling 100 percent," Bell said. "I'm feeling great." Bell sat out OTAs and minicamp due to a knee injury he's been dealing with since last season. The 27-year-old had 1,197 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns on 219 touches (166 carries) last season. He's expected to have closer to a 50 percent split of the touches with Reggie Bush this season after Bush had 277 touches in 14 games a year ago.
 
3/11/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Halfback Joique Bell will stay with the Lions on a new three-year, $9.3 million contract. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, ESPN
Insight: Bell was one of fantasy's pleasant surprises last season, contributing 1,201 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns in his 16 appearances. He won't see as big a workload as Reggie Bush but Bell is still worth owning in all formats.
 
12/25/2013 10:58:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a sore knee.
Insight: Bell was used a season-high 30 times last Sunday as he totaled 154 combined yards and a touchdown, but the workload may have taken its toll on the running back. We will know more later in the week.
 
11/28/2013 4:13:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell had 94 rushing yards on 19 carries, 34 receiving yards on three catches and one touchdown Thursday against the Packers.
Insight: The Lions controlled the pace of the game from the outset and ran the ball 43 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns. While Bell has remained involved in the offense as a backup to Reggie Bush, his production has been inconsistent. The 27-year-old has 813 yards from scrimmage (435 rushing, 378 receiving) and six scores in 12 games.
 
11/24/2013 11:47:00 AM
Description: Detroit halfback Joique Bell is active for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Bell had been questionable with a foot injury. Though not an ideal option, you could do worse for a replacement if one of your starters (Marshawn Lynch or LeSean McCoy perhaps) is on bye.
 
11/22/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (foot) got in a full practice session Friday, according to Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com.
Insight: Bell suffered a foot injury late in the third quarter of Sunday's game, but he should be able to play in Week 12. He saw more work than Reggie Bush against the Steelers due to Bush's fumble and some sloppy weather conditions, but Bush will be back in the lead role at Ford Field Sunday against Tampa Bay.
 
11/20/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (foot) missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Bell suffered a foot injury late in the third quarter of Sunday's game. Coach Jim Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return to the game, but the running back didn't and was limping after the game. Bell said he doesn't think it is a Lisfranc injury, but he's questionable for Week 12.
 

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