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.