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Joique Bell | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 229
College: Wayne State (MI)
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Joique Bell rushed 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 13 win over the Bears, adding two catches for an additional 16 yards.
The rushing yards were Bell's most of the season, while the two-TD effort was his first of 2014. Bell continued to look slippery, getting around the edge and fitting through tight spaces for extra yards. His play has come on at the right time for Detroit. Bell will remain the RB2 conversation for the fantasy playoffs, as the Lions have an unusually soft schedule. Nov 27 - 4:07 PM

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Joique Bell managed 48 yards on 19 carries and one catch for a loss of two yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

Bell was ineffective, but dominated touches in Detroit's backfield as Theo Riddick finished with only five. Since a slow start to the season, the Patriots' run defense has stiffened up in a major way recently, and the Lions' run blocking cleared next-to-no lanes in Sunday's defeat. Expect Bell to remain a solid RB2/flex play when Detroit takes on the Bears on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Nov 23 - 4:48 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 12.

He's good to go as an RB2/flex play against the Patriots.
Nov 21 - 4:11 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) returned to Lions practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It appears Wednesday was just a day of rest for the Lions' No. 1 back. He's an RB2 for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
Nov 20 - 2:41 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Bell wasn't listed on the Lions' post-game injury report, but was held out on Wednesday. It's not clear if his Week 12 status is in jeopardy. Bell will be updated again no later than Thursday.
Nov 19 - 4:21 PM

Joique Bell rushed 14 times for 85 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals, adding three catches for 30 additional yards.

Facing one of his toughest opponents of the season, Bell had arguably his best game. Bell refused to go down, shedding tackles and extending runs with excellent balance. He's now averaging 5.37 yards per carry over his past two games after limping into Week 10 with a 3.19 YPC. For the year, his mark is now up to 3.62. That's still nowhere near where Bell needs to be, but it appears the worst is behind him. He'll be a mid-range RB2 against the Patriots' mid-range run defense in Week 12.
Nov 16 - 7:45 PM

Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 44 yards in the Lions' Week 10 win over the Dolphins, adding two receptions for an additional 37 yards.

The 44 yards on the ground were nothing to call home about, but actually led to Bell's highest YPC of the season (4.4). Bell was adding yards after first contact, and breaking tackles. He should have had a bigger day, however, as Reggie Bush was gimpy after tweaking his right ankle, while Theo Riddick was limited to five touches. Injuries and circumstance have often thrust Bell into RB2 duty this season, but he'll be best utilized as an RB3 against the Cardinals' stingy run defense in Week 11.
Nov 9 - 5:44 PM

Joique Bell rushed for 39 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 22 yards against the Falcons Week 8.

For the third-straight week Bell was limited in the first half, only gaining seven yards on three touches before the break. He redeemed himself some in the second frame, but was a huge disappointment for fantasy owners expecting a big game against a bad defense. Through seven games Bell is on pace for 965 total yards and six total touchdowns.
Oct 26 - 12:56 PM

Joique Bell rushed 18 times for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Saints Week 7.

He added 19 yards in the passing game, but had several bad drops. Bell did most of his damage in the second half, sparking the Lions' offense to a second-half surge for the second week in a row. Bell has played well the last two weeks, and gets the Falcons' sieve of a run defense next time out. He will be a recommended RB2 play in that cupcake matchup.
Oct 19 - 4:25 PM

Joique Bell rushed 18 times for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings Week 6.

He added 23 yards receiving on two catches. Bell went over the top for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter, and ended up gaining 97 of the Lions' 255 total yards on the day. Bell ran strong all game, breaking tackles and looking like the player that won fantasy players' hearts last season. Reggie Bush is expected back next week, but Bell will remain a solid RB3/FLEX play against the Saints.
Oct 12 - 4:25 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said Joique Bell (concussion, probable) will see "somewhere in the realm of 15-to-18 carries" against the Vikings this week.

When asked what to expect from Bell, Rothstein replied "a whole bunch of carries." With Reggie Bush (ankle, questionable) not expected to play, Bell should see a full workload against a Minnesota defense that has given up the eighth most fantasy points per game to running backs. Bell has been a disappointment so far this season, but has a big chance to turn it around this week. He is a solid RB2.
Oct 11 - 9:42 AM

Joique Bell (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Barring a setback, Bell will be Detroit's clear-cut No. 1 running back for Sunday's game against the Vikings, as Reggie Bush (ankle) is appearing unlikely to suit up. Despite his early-season struggles, Bell will be ticketed for a massive workload if neither Bush nor Calvin Johnson can play, making him an RB2. Bell will be backed up by Theo Riddick, with George Winn likely getting some run, as well.
Oct 9 - 5:34 PM

Joique Bell (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

Bell is still in the concussion protocol, but he's now trending in the right direction. With Reggie Bush's status up in the air, the Lions are hoping that one of Bell or Theo Riddick can return this week.
Oct 8 - 2:49 PM

Joique Bell (concussion) said he's unsure if he'll be cleared for contact this week.

Bell was cleared for physical activity last week, a sign he's on the right track. He clearly still has some tests to pass before gaining full clearance, though. "Yeah, I'm feeling real good," Bell said. "Do I hope to play? I hope to play every week." Reggie Bush (ankle) and Theo Riddick (hamstring) are also questionable, leaving George Winn as the only healthy Lions back right now.
Oct 7 - 9:30 AM

Joique Bell (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Bell is progressing through the concussion protocol and was cleared for physical activity. Hang onto him in fantasy leagues. He should return in Week 6.
Oct 3 - 4:03 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Matt Prater