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Joique Bell | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 231
College: Wayne State (MI)
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Joique Bell rushed seven times for 25 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's Thanksgiving win over the Eagles, adding two receptions for 57 additional yards.
The 82 yards from scrimmage were Bell's most of the season. Bell was one yard away from a 40-yard receiving touchdown in the second half, but got shoe-string tackled. He punched the ball in on the ground one play later. Bell had a third target in the passing game, but he dropped what would have been a long reception. Bell made the most of a dream matchup, but won't suddenly be an RB3 against the Packers in Week 13. Nov 26 - 4:04 PM

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Joique Bell rushed six times for 22 yards in Detroit's Week 11 win over the Raiders, adding an 18-yard reception.

Wisely, Bell was phased out in favor of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. Embarrassingly, the 22 yards on the ground were his second most of the season. The Eagles' run defense is in full-on collapse, but Bell won't be a viable RB3 for Week 12.
Nov 22 - 5:03 PM

Joique Bell (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 11.

Bell practiced in full the last two days. He'll continue to get the majority of early-down work over Ameer Abdullah despite managing 17 yards on 14 carries last week. Bell isn't more than a low-end RB3.
Nov 20 - 4:41 PM

Joique Bell (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Bell's status isn't in doubt. He's Rotoworld's No. 34 running back for Week 11.
Nov 19 - 5:35 PM

Joique Bell (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury, but not a threat to Bell's Week 11 status. Bell managed just 17 yards on 14 carries in Sunday's win. Ameer Abdullah is a candidate for more touches this week.
Nov 18 - 4:50 PM

Joique Bell rushed 14 times for 17 yards Week 10 against the Packers.

Bell opened the game with the starting unit, but he and Ameer Abdullah appeared to rotate almost evenly early in the game. Bell "took over" with the team nursing a lead in the second half, but he looked slow trying to gain the edge against the Packers' swarming defense. His longest carry of the day went for eight yards, and Bell was held to two yards or less on eleven runs. Bell appears to be the lead back, but that will not matter much next week against Oakland's strong run defense.
Nov 15 - 6:13 PM

Joique Bell rushed seven times for 56 yards Week 8 against the Chiefs.

He could not reel in his lone target. Bell started and played the majority of the running back snaps when the game was still in question. He got the day started well with a 32-yard gain off the left side on the first offensive drive, and he showed more burst and tackle-breaking ability than we have seen from him this season. The clear lead back Sunday and perhaps finally getting healthy, Bell will be in the RB3 conversation Week 10 against the Packers.
Nov 1 - 12:50 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.

Bell didn't have a setback despite being limited Thursday. He played only 12 snaps in his return last week.
Oct 30 - 3:26 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Bell was a full participant on Wednesday. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the Lions are just managing his reps. The 29 year old has had a pitiful season, rushing 23 times for just 43 yards and one touchdown. Detroit is last in the league in rushing yards by a wide margin.
Oct 29 - 4:15 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 8.

It confirms Bell didn't have any setbacks in his return Sunday. Bell isn't more than a short-yardage option behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick.
Oct 28 - 4:14 PM

Joique Bell rushed three times for 21 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Lions' Week 7 loss to the Vikings.

Bell looked fine physically on his touches this week, but he's simply not going to get many of them in a backfield that also involves Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. The Lions even gave George Winn late-game goal-line work ahead of Bell. Joique can stay on fantasy waiver wires entering Week 8 against the Chiefs.
Oct 25 - 5:13 PM

Joique Bell (Achilles/ankle) is listed as probable for Week 7.

Bell was listed as questionable for Week 6 against the Bears, but was inactive. The upgrade to probable suggests Bell will return against the Vikings, where he figures to take Zach Zenner's place on early downs.
Oct 23 - 4:12 PM

Joique Bell (ankle/Achilles') was downgraded to "limited" on Thursday.

Bell has been expected to return this week, but it's not a good sign. It's possible Bell pushed himself too hard in Wednesday's practice. We'd still expect him to (finally) return, but it's not a guarantee. Even if Bell plays, he won't be a viable RB4.
Oct 22 - 4:18 PM

Joique Bell (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Bell was a surprise inactive last week. With Zach Zenner on I.R, he should return Sunday. Bell is unlikely to have more than a short-yardage role.
Oct 21 - 4:21 PM

Lions declared RB Joique Bell (ankle) inactive for Week 6 against the Bears

Bell was expected to play after getting in full practices all week, but he is not quite ready. Theo Riddick is surprisingly active and will share the running back work with Ameer Abdullah. Detroit also declared TE Eric Ebron, TE Brandon Pettigrew, LB DeAndre Levy, DT Haloti Ngata, S James Ihedigbo and OL Corey Robinson inactive for Week 6.
Oct 18 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Lance Moore
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Eric Ebron
2Tim Wright
3Brandon Pettigrew
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Travis Swanson
RG1Manuel Ramirez
2Larry Warford
RT1Cornelius Lucas
2LaAdrian Waddle
K1Matt Prater