Joique Bell

Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

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By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 10:47am EST

Detroit Lions' starting running back Joique Bell gave his fantasy owners another solid outing, rushing 15 times for 62 yards while adding another 41 yards on four receptions. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bell has been on a roll in recent weeks, and while he didn't find the end zone in this one, he did manage to total over 100 yards of offense. With Reggie Bush merely an afterthought at this point, Bell will be a borderline RB1/2 against the Chicago Bears on championship weekend.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 4:08pm EST

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell broke off a 57-yard run against Tampa Bay in Week 14, which was the longest run of the season by a Lions' running back. (Source: detroitlions.com)

Fantasy Impact: Bell struggled to start the season, but he's been a beast for fantasy owners the past two weeks with 41 carries for 174 yards and two scores on the ground, plus 7 receptions for 66 yards and another score through the air. With match-ups against the Vikings and Bears to finish the season, Bell has RB 1 upside the rest of the way.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 11:15am EST

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell had a huge role in their victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, racking up a total of 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Despite Reggie Bush coming back in full-form after dealing with an ankle injury for several weeks, Bell remained the Lions cowbell. Carrying the ball successfully against the stingy Buccaneers' rush defense, Bell has safely secured the RB1 role with Detroit. He now has four touchdowns in the past two weeks and is a solid fantasy play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Nov 28th 8:25am EST

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell carried the ball 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught both of his targets for another 16 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With Reggie Bush out once again it was the Joique Bell show against the Bears on Thanksgiving. While he started out a bit slow, Bell recorded 80 of his 107 total yards in the second half. The Lions are home to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14, and Bell can be viewed as a RB2 for that contest.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 5:52pm EST

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell struggled to get much going Sunday against the New England Patriots, touching the ball 20 times for a total of 46 all-purpose yards. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: A few weeks back we warned that Bell would be a gamble play going forward, and looking at the past three weeks, we have been proven right. There is no knowing which Bell that you are going to get. Even with Reggie Bush out, the veteran back had little success Sunday as his longest run was for 6-yards. Bell will look to get back on track against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving day.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 4:41pm EST

Detroit Lions' running back Joique Bell did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury. (Source: detroitlions.com)

Fantasy Impact: It's not known whether Bell suffered the injury in Week 11's game against Arizona or not as he wasn't listed on the post-game injury report. Hopefully he'll be good to go against New England in Week 12, but this is a situation that's worth monitoring.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 8:14am EST

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell topped the century mark for all-purpose yards for the first time this season in a losing effort to the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Bell's value will continue to fluctuate depending on his matchup as well as the health of all three of the Lions' running backs. Reggie Bush did not suit up Sunday, allowing for an increase in Bell's workload; something that he took full advantage of. Track Bush's health this week before considering starting Bell in your fantasy league.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 1:28pm EST

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell had 12 touches for 81 all-purpose yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Statistically he was ok, but he was no where close to the RB2 that he was being touted as heading into the game. The Lions stated that there would be no No.1 running back on the roster and they proved that this week. With Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick also getting involved, Bell's opportunities were limited compared to usual. As long as all three remain productive, look for more weeks much like this. Depending on the matchup, Bell is no more than a flex-option in deeper fantasy leagues.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Nov 5th 8:11am EST

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell could be the running back that gets the most touches in Week 10. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Heading against a stingy Miami Dolphins rush defense, Bell is the lone healthy, trusted, power back on the Lions roster. With Theo Riddick now expected to take some of Reggie Bush's looks out of the backfield, that could hand Bell the majority of touches, thus the lead back role in Week 10. He is a solid, but unspectacular flex-play against Miami.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 6:08pm EDT

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell failed to put up solid numbers in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, touching the ball 16 times for a total of 61 yards and no touchdowns. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This matchup had the makings of an excellent game for Bell; Reggie Bush was "OUT" and the Falcons have been very giving to opposing running backs in 2014. Instead, Theo Riddick was the running back to own off of the Lions roster. Detroit heads into a bye week before facing the Miami Dolphins on November 9th.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 8:49am EDT

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will be a primary focus for their offensive attack Sunday in London against the Atlanta Falcons. (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria also inactive, Golden Tate and Bell will be the primary focus for the Lions today. Against a very giving Atlanta rush defense, this could result in a huge game for the running back.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 7:39am EDT

With Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons due to continued ankle issues, Joique Bell looks to once again be the lead back for the Lions. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: That is great news for Bell owners who have him on their fantasy squads. Facing a very giving Falcons' rush defense in London while being the likely beneficiary of the majority of touches for Detroit propels Bell into RB2 territory in deeper fantasy leagues. He has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and is nearing must-start status.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 10:06am EDT

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell was the cowbell for coach Jim Caldwell on Sunday as he lined up for 52 snaps against his former team, the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Justin Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Bell most likely would had lined up less if Reggie Bush were not dealing with an ankle issue, there is no doubting that the Lions are a much better team when Bell is producing. He now has touchdowns in consecutive games and faces a very giving Atlanta Falcons rush defense Week 8 in London. Bell's fantasy value is on the rise and is now a very solid low-end RB2/flex-option depending on the size of your league.

By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 5:17pm EDT

Bell rushed 18 times for 48 yards and a TD. He also caught 2 passes for 19 yards. He was a large part of the second half when the Lions rallied for the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Joique is in line for a big game next week against the Falcons leaky defense even if it is in England.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 1:10pm EDT

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has joked around about how both he and fellow teammate Reggie Bush are both ready to take on their former team, the New Orleans Saints. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Bell bounced around the league with several teams before landing with his hometown Lions in 2011. Breaking out in 2012 with 1,135 all-purpose yards and 8 touchdowns, he has struggled to get going in 2014. That should change in Week 7 as Bell has some extra motivation to beat his former team to help carry the momentum of 97 all-purpose yards and a touchdown that he put up last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Look for the Detroit back to perform as a solid Flex-option in deeper fantasy formats as New Orleans has been very giving to opposing running backs this year, allowing nearly 20 fantasy points per week on average.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 12:48pm EDT

Joique Bell shined Sunday against the hapless Minnesota Vikings, compiling 97 all-purpose yards and a touchdown on 20 touches. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Week 6 is a prime example of the depth that the Detroit Lions have at the running back position. Bell has the talent to be a lead running back in the NFL, but when Bush is healthy enough to suit up Bell will remain the change-of-pace back. With Bush out, Bell received 20 touches with Riddick (8) and Winn (5) combining for the rest. Bell is a solid flex-option with upside in most fantasy leagues.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 7:03pm EDT

The Lions received good news Wednesday as both Joique Bell and Theo Riddick returned to practice. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Both Bell and Riddick have a chance at playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings who have given up 20.4 fantasy points on average to opposing running backs. If Reggie Bush misses the game, both Bell and Riddick will see a boost in the fantasy relevance for Week 6.

By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Oct 4th 9:23pm EDT

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has officially been ruled OUT for Week 5's game against the Buffalo Bills. (Source: FFLockerRoom Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This is bad news for Bell's owners who have been depending on him to be a solid RB2 in most fantasy leagues. In his absence look for Reggie Bush to see a spike in touches this week against the sixth-stingiest fantasy point rush defense (10.3 FP/week) while George Winn could also see some action. Theo Riddick has been ruled OUT as well.

By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 12:23pm EDT

Bell was held out again from practice on Friday due to his concussion sustained last week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is a bad sign for Bell passing his concussion protocol to be on pace to play on Sunday. As of right now, plan for Joique to be out. Reggie Bush will carry the load against Buffalo with George Winn backing him up.

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: detroitlions.com)

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: Detroitlions.com)

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: detroitlions.com)

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: MLive.com)

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

Lions.com beat writer, Tim Twentyman, reports that all five starters from last year’s offensive line will return this season. (Source: DetroitLions.com)

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.

Rotoworld | Dec 21st
Joique Bell rushed 13 times for 74 yards with one touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-14 Week 16 win at Chicago.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Dec 21st
Bell dominated the Bears the last time they played on Thanksgiving, look for him to be a RB1 again this week.
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