Joique Bell 35 | Running Back

Detroit Lions

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Oct 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Bell had 18 carries for 48 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on five targets for 19 receiving yards Sunday against the Saints. Impact: Despite the return of Reggie Bush from an ankle injury, Bell finished with 14 more carries, including the goal-line touch in the third quarter that resulted in his one-yard touchdown. The team has not said if Bush re-injured his ankle, but he was barely used in the second half, which greatly benefitted Bell's fantasy value. Up next is a trip to London to face a Falcons' defense that is not only allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per game this season, but also came into Sunday having given up 12 rushing touchdowns, five more than the next highest team.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Bell ran for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win at Minnesota. Impact: It was a solid showing for Bell after missing Week 5 with a concussion. However, the Lions' backfield could become a nightmare for fantasy owners with Reggie Bush due back next week and George Winn and Theo Riddick both vying for carries.(STATS, 10:59am)
Oct 12, 2014
News: Bell, who did not play in Week 5 against the Bills due to a concussion suffered in Week 4 against the Jets, had 18 carries for 74 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on three targets for 23 receiving yards in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Vikings. Impact: Starting in place of the injured Reggie Bush (ankle), Bell dominated the touches out of the backfield, ceding five carries to George Winn and three to Theo Riddick, though the latter had five catches on six targets for 75 yards and a touchdown, before leaving with a hamstring injury. Bush was unable to practice this week and if he is unable to do so next week, Bell could be in line for another start in Week 7 against the Saints.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Bell (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at Minnesota, the Lions' official site reports. Impact: The reins of the Lions' backfield are fully in Bell's hands with Reggie Bush (ankle) out of the picture. During Bush's pair of DNPs last year, Bell averaged 21.5 carries for 66 yards and four catches (on six targets) for 63.5 yards, with one rushing touchdown apiece in each outing.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Bell (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota. Impact: Bell will hopefully make up for lost time this week for his owners, as Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice all week, leaving open the possibility of Bell seeing a heavier workload than usual. The Vikings run defense has been only average to this point, and Bell might see more passing game targets with Calvin Johnson (ankle) doubtful.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Bell (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Despite receiving clearance for physical activity late last week, Bell failed to take the field Sunday against the Bills. On Wednesday, though, Bell and Theo Riddick (hamstring) fit in some work, while Reggie Bush (ankle) remained on the sideline. Clearly, Bell would be the No. 1 option, if the preceding holds through Sunday's outing at Minnesota, but the week of preparation will ultimately determine the RB pecking order.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Bell (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Bell's activity level substantiates the fact that he was cleared for physical activity late last week. With Reggie Bush (ankle) ailing, Bell could be heading the backfield once Sunday arrives. Even if Bush's status isn't decided by the end of the week, fellow running back Theo Riddick (hamstring) fit in every drill as well, meaning his presence could eat into Bell's Week 6 workload.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 7, 2014
News: Though Bell (concussion) was cleared for physical activity last week, the running back indicated that he isn't sure if will be cleared for contact drills this week, the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Bell's progress is thus worth monitoring closely in the coming days, especially with teammate Reggie Bush dealing with an ankle injury and Theo Riddick also banged up. Bell is, however, feeling better at this stage and remains hopeful with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings. "Yeah, I'm feeling real good," Bell said Monday. "Do I hope to play? I hope to play every week." More on the status of the injured Lions' running backs once the team practices on Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Bell (concussion) could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Vikings, reports. Impact: The report notes that Bell was cleared late last week for physical activity, and if he's able to absorb contact at practice this week, he could potentially suit up this coming weekend. His possible return comes at a good time, with fellow RB Reggie Bush day-to-day with an ankle injury.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 5, 2014
News: The Lions will be without Bell (concussion) and fellow running back Theo Riddick (hamstring) on Sunday. Impact: It's been a very disappointing start to the year for Bell, who has 152 yards and just one TD through four games. He could return next week against Minnesota.(STATS, 11:18am)
Joique Bell
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 229  Age: 28
Born: 8/4/1986, Benton Harbor, Michigan
College: Wayne State (MI)
NFL Experience: 4th season
Salary: $1,300,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury