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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 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

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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

Joique Bell (concussion) has been cleared for physical activity, but did not practice all week.

It's a step in the right direction for Bell, who said Friday he feels "good," but wouldn't disclose where he stands in the NFL's protocol concussion testing. Look for Bell to sit out Week 5 against the Bills, with Reggie Bush handling feature back work. George Winn would be the top backup to Bush.
Oct 3 - 1:22 PM

Joique Bell (concussion) remained sidelined at Lions practice Friday.

Bell missed every practice this week, though he did a little bit of light running on the side Friday sans helmet. It's going to be the Reggie Bush and George Winn show against the Bills, per beat writer Dave Birkett. (Theo Riddick has also missed practice all week.) Bush will be a borderline RB1 as the clear lead dog.
Oct 3 - 11:48 AM

Joique Bell (concussion) remained sidelined at Lions practice Thursday.

It's looking like Bell is going to miss Sunday's game against the Bills. He could be declared out as early as Friday. Bell's absence would leave Reggie Bush as a borderline RB1 on Ford Field's artificial turf.
Oct 2 - 2:45 PM

Joique Bell (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol.

Bell was in the locker room with his teammates Thursday, a sign he's made some progress. He remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. If Bell can't go, Reggie Bush would get a bump as he'd only be complemented by Theo Riddick and George Winn.
Oct 2 - 12:45 PM

Joique Bell (concussion) is not practicing on Wednesday.

Bell suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets. Fantasy's No. 38 running back, Bell is averaging just 3.2 YPC on 48 totes through four games. He's averaging a meager 33 yards rushing per game the past three weeks. Bell is day-to-day. If he can't play, Reggie Bush will handle the majority of the work against the Bills. Bell has been a big-time disappointment.
Oct 1 - 2:47 PM

Joique Bell suffered a concussion in the Lions' Week 4 game against the Jets.

Bell left the game in the third quarter, and did not return. Bell will now have to pass through the league's concussion protocol. Bell had 32 yards on eight carries before exiting the game.
Sep 28 - 4:43 PM

RB Joique Bell was forced from the Lions' Week 4 game against the Jets with a head injury.

Bell was evaluated for a concussion, and never returned. He finished the game with 32 yards on eight carries and two catches for seven yards. He is on pace for 192 carries for 608 yards and 36 catches for 292 yards through four games this season.
Sep 28 - 3:28 PM

Joique Bell (knee) is listed as probable for Week 4 against the Jets.

He practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and will be all systems go. The matchup is brutal but Bell remains the goal-line back in a productive Lions offense. He's likely to get at least one scoring opportunity against the Jets.
Sep 26 - 4:04 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
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
4Jordan Thompson
5Kellen Davis
K1Matt Prater