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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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
Bell should lead the Lions in touches in the season opener and the Giants have a rebuilt defense that makes it difficult to project their fantasy ranking against running backs.
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