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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 (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
There's no indication that Bell is in danger of missing Sunday's game. Bell will be an RB2 against the Packers. Sep 17 - 4:17 PM

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OC Joe Lombardi confirmed he won't punish a player for fumbles as long as it isn't habit-forming.

Joique Bell fumbled during Sunday's loss at Carolina, but still ended up with 42 snaps compared to 29 for Reggie Bush. That comes on the heels of a Week 1 game in which Bell played on five more snaps than Bush. Joique, getting most of the inside running and goal-line work, will be a very strong RB2 against the Packers in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 11:45 AM

Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Joique owners were lucky to come out of this game with so many total yards, because Carolina's defense smothered the Detroit offense. Bell lost a fumble, but his heavy involvement in the passing game was a very good sign moving forward. He'll arguably be a borderline RB1 option when the Lions face the weak Green Bay defense in Week 3. While Reggie Bush has 23 touches through two games, Bell has 32. Joique is also getting all goal-line work.
Sep 14 - 5:26 PM

Joique Bell rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in the Lions' Week 1 victory over the Giants on Monday night.

He caught his lone target for five yards. Just as many suspected following Jim Caldwell's hire, Bell was the dominant ball carrier for Detroit, while Reggie Bush mainly worked as a scatback. Bell battled a knee problem during the spring, but had a promising opener even if the stats don't jump off the page. This offense can support two backs. Bell and Bush will be weekly mid-range RB2 options. They have a tough date on the road in Carolina next week.
Sep 8 - 10:52 PM

Joique Bell had seven carries for 24 yards in Friday night's preseason game.

Bell rotated with Reggie Bush and was the primary third down back. He got the majority of goal-line work, though he did lose a red-zone carry to Theo Riddick in the second quarter. Bell has potential to lead Detroit in carries this season and is good value at his current fifth-round ADP. He has 11 carries for 42 yards (3.81 YPC) through three preseason games.
Aug 22 - 10:48 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes Joique Bell may lead the Lions in carries this season.

It's something we've forecasted since the Lions hired OC Joe Lombardi, a former Saints assistant who will likely utilize Bell in the Mark Ingram/Khiry Robinson role while Reggie Bush functions as the Pierre Thomas/Darren Sproles. Bell is also the favorite for goal-line carries in Detroit's high-upside offense.
Aug 15 - 2:02 PM

Joique Bell rushed once for 11 yards in the Lions' preseason opener.

Bell and Reggie Bush both received carries on the Lions' opening possession. Bell touched the ball once on Detroit's second series, but his one-yard gain was nullified by a penalty. Neither player was heard from again as the Lions quickly emptied the bench. Bell and Bush will split work in OC Joe Lombardi's backfield, but Bell's likely goal-line duties give him the fantasy edge.
Aug 9 - 10:25 PM

Joique Bell (knee) is cutting and accelerating "with ease" at Lions camp.

Bell rested during OTAs and minicamp, but it was never a real concern. He's been back to 100 percent since early July, and is not limited at camp. Bell, who was just handed a three-year contract by the Lions, has a realistic shot at leading the team in carries. There's some value in his current fifth-round ADP.
Jul 30 - 9:40 PM

Joique Bell (knee) has been cleared to run at full speed, and says he's "feeling 100 percent."

Bell missed all of OTAs and minicamp, but received medical clearance two weeks after last month's minicamp came to a close. He plans to report to training camp a few days early to test out his body. Bell has been working out at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Performance Center the past few weeks. We like Bell better than his current late-fifth round ADP. He has high-end RB2 upside.
Jul 8 - 1:40 PM

Joique Bell (knee) sat out this week's mandatory minicamp, but remains on pace for training camp.

The exact nature of Bell's injury remains unclear, but the team has projected confidence that he'll be ready next month. Although missing OTAs is far from ideal, it's not a real concern for a player the Lions plan to heavily utilize this season. Bell will be in the RB2 mix as long as he's 100 percent for Week 1.
Jun 12 - 3:29 PM

Joique Bell (knee) is uncertain if he'll be ready for June's mandatory minicamp, but is "confident" he'll be good to go for training camp.

Bell has been sitting out of OTAs, and "isn't optimistic" he'll be ready for next week's sessions. Bell was coy when asked if he was recovering from surgery. Either way, his status for camp and the preseason doesn't appear to be a real concern.
May 29 - 5:34 PM

Joique Bell (knee) remains sidelined at Lions OTAs.

The Lions continue give no indications they believe Bell's knee injury is a concern, but he's been nursing the ailment since late last season. Mikel Leshoure has capitalized with increased first-team reps. We're going to keep monitoring Bell's status closely. If healthy, he should be in the RB2 hunt.
May 28 - 11:54 PM

Joique Bell confirmed his current left knee issue is related to an injury originally sustained during last season.

Bell didn't miss any games last year, but he was on the injury report with a knee injury in December. We'd be more concerned with the nagging nature if the Lions didn't just sign him to a three-year, $9.3 million contract. "I had it all last season, so you guys didn't even really notice," Bell said. "But it's something we just trying to get rid of before next season. So it's just being smart. ... I could practice right now if they really wanted me to." There's no reason to adjust any Bell projections.
May 22 - 9:16 AM

Joique Bell (knee) remained out of Lions OTAs this week.

Bell is recovering from an undisclosed ailment, but it isn't believed to be serious. Bell revealed the injury on his Instagram account two weeks ago. Bell should be expected to be ready for training camp, if not next month's minicamp.
May 20 - 6:40 PM

Joique Bell is currently rehabbing a left knee injury.

Bell posted a photo to his Instagram account that shows his left knee wrapped up with a pair of crutches by his side. The caption reads, "Be [back] in no time." Bell didn't participate in voluntary workouts, and coach Jim Caldwell refused comment. Bell battled a bit of a knee issue late last season. It's undoubtedly nothing serious. Bell should be 100 percent well before training camp.
May 7 - 4:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Jeremy Ross
4T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Ryan Broyles
3Corey Fuller
WR31Kevin Ogletree
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Nate Freese