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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.

Yahoo! Sports | Sep 14th
CAR brutal RB matchup; Martin 9/9 line in W1 - FF = 45 YFS
FFLockerRoom | Sep 14th
I like Reggie over Joique Bell but it is very close. Joique will have more opportunities to score but I believe Bush has a better shot at the home run.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 14th
Bell has a very tough matchup, but the good thing is that the Lions passing game is so explosive, that Bell does not see 7 or 8 in the box most plays.
FantasyPros | Aug 11th
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