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By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 3:23pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell didn't practice Wednesday after being knocked out of Week 4's game with a concussion. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not clear where Bell's at within the league's concussion protocol stages, or if he'll be cleared in time for Week 5 against the Bills. If not, Reggie Bush will carry the load for the Lions.

By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 4:59pm EDT

Joique was having a luke warm game when he left averaging 4.0 ypc with 32 yards on 8 carries. He also had 2 catches for just 7 yards on 4 targets. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As with all concussions, this is a situation we will have to monitor throughout the week. They should have daily updates on his status toward playing in next weeks game on Sunday against Buffalo.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 4:19pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell is listed as probably for Week 4 against the Jets after practicing in full two days in a row. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bell was limited on Wednesday with a knee issue, but he managed to be full go on both Thursday and Friday. He has a tough match-up against the Jets' first place run defense. Still, he offers some upside as a Flex play being that he's the goal line back in the Lions' potentially explosive offense.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 4:33pm EDT

A day after being limited in practice because of a knee injury, Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell was a full participant in Thursday's practice. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bell has a tough Week 4 match-up against a stout Jets' run defense. Not to mention the fact that Reggie Bush out touched him in for the first time this season in Week 3 - when Bell also saw zero targets in the passing game. But at least fantasy owner's don't have to be concerned about his knee.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 10:18pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joqiue Bell was limited in Wednesday's practice with a sore knee. Bell battled the knee "injury" last week before being listed as probable and getting 15 carries in the win over the Packers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Despite the hype, Bell has underwhelmed after three games, averaging 3.0 YPC on 40 carries. He's also fumbled twice, losing one. Consider Bell more of a flex option when he faces a tough Jets' run defense in Week 4.

By Dale Redman, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:04pm EDT

Facing a bad Packers rushing defense, Joique Bell was expected by many to have a huge week. Finishing with 33 yards on 15 carries, Bell was a gigantic bust on Sunday. Joique did not factor into the passing game either, as he received 0 targets. To make matters worse, Reggie Bush out-snapped (37 to 36) and out-performed Bell while totaling 99 yards and 1 TD.

Fantasy Impact: Even after a couple of below average rushing games, Bell still could not get anything going in a excellent matchup in Week 3. While he is still getting a majority of the carries, one has to wonder how long that will last. In 3 games so far, Bell is averaging 40 yards rushing per game and only 3.0 ypc. Next week the Lions face a tough rushing defense in the Jets, so it may be time to look for other options. But with bye weeks starting, Bell will remain a RB3/FLEX play in Week 4.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 4:40pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell is listed as probable for Week 3 against Green Bay. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bell was limited in practice this week with a knee injury, but his status was never in doubt. He's a high-end RB2 against a Packers defense that's allowed 217 yards and three touchdowns through the first two games.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 4:43pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extent is unknown, but there's nothing pointing to Bell missing Week 3 against Green Bay. Through two weeks of the season, Bell has out-touched fellow Lions' running back Reggie Bush by an average of 16 touches per game to 12.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:18pm EDT

Joique Bell finished the Lions' 24-7 loss to Carolina with 36 yards rushing and 61 yards receiving.

Fantasy Impact: While the Lions offense struggled greatly today and Bell had a costly fumble early on, he was able to salvage the day for his fantasy owner's with some garbage time yardage. Bell finished with 6 grabs and 97 yards from scrimmage, but perhaps more importantly, out touched Reggie Bush 16 to 8. With Bell touching the ball more and getting the red zone looks, he appears to be the Lions' running back to own moving forward.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:37pm EDT

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell got his game going in the fourth quarter, rushing for 34 of his game high 51 yards in the final quarter. In all, he finished with 15 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown, as well as 1 reception for 5 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Detroit had a hard time running the football against the Giants' defense tonight, but they managed to wear them down late. As expected, Bell got the majority of between the tackle carries, while Bush was featured more in the passing game. Look for this to continue next week when the Lions play at Carolina.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:53am EDT

Detroit Lions' running back tandem of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell both ran well against the Jaguars underrated defense in the Lions' third preseason game. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Bush made the headlines with his 86-yard touchdown run after Bell worked between the tackles to earn 11-yards on two straight carries. Bush is still considered the 1A in Detroit's backfield, but Bell is the closest 1B you can find on any team's depth chart. It wouldn't be surprising to see Bell lead the Lions in carries and touchdowns this season.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 3:23pm EDT

The split in carries between Detroit Lions' running backs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush may actually favor Bell according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: New Lions' offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi figures to use Bell and Bush much like he did Khiry Robinson/Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles last season in New Orleans. Meaning Bell could actually see the majority of early down carries and goal-line work while Bush figures to play more of the Sproles' role for the Lions. If true, Bell would be a great value pick in redraft leagues, and perhaps the more valuable pick overall between the two.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 9:58am EDT

Joique Bell was missing from practice today at Lion's training camp. UPDATE: Bell missed practice for personal reasons so expect to see him out there tomorrow night against the Browns. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bell missed OTAs this spring with a bothersome knee so his missing practice is a slight concern. It is nothing to worry about yet, but you will want to monitor his status for tomorrow night's preseason game because the Lions surely want to get him reps and fantasy owners want to get a glimpse of how the workload will be divided in the Lions' backfield.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 10:26pm EDT

Joique Bell's knee has been pain-free, allowing him to participate fully in camp. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bell rested his sore knee most of the offseason, but it was never a real concern. Bell is poised to produce this season while serving as the Lions' 1B running back to Reggie Bush 1A. Look for his current fifth round ADP to climb slightly as we near the season, and immediately soar should Bush get injured.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 12:37pm EDT beat writer, Tim Twentyman, reports that all five starters from last year’s offensive line will return this season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: He enjoyed significant fantasy success behind this line last year and things only project to get better with the continued development of G Larry Warford, who graded out as PFF’s 14th best run blocker as a rookie, and the added depth third-round rookie C Travis Swanson should bring. I’d feel very comfortable going into the season with Bell as my RB2.

FFLockerRoom | Oct 2nd
Bell could miss the game because of a concussion he suffered in week 4, which means an upgrade to Reggie Bush.
Rotoworld | Oct 1st
Joique Bell (concussion) is not practicing on Wednesday.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 1st
Bell has flex appeal in another tough matchup agains the Bills run defense.
Rotoworld | Sep 19th
Evan Silva highlights Joique Bell in this week's Matchups column, which discusses every fantasy option in every Week 3 game.
FantasyPros | Aug 11th
Adam Harstad provides an overview of what to expect from Detroit’s top RBs this season.   Note: This article is part of our series that highlights quality content from premium subscription sites. FootballGuys has been gracious enough to share a weekly article ... read more »