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35 Joique Bell RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/229 | Birthdate: 8/4/1986 | Birthplace: Benton Harbor, MI, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Wayne State (Mich.) | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 98/74 | Average Draft Position: 57.45
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Joique Bell getting plenty of work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell played a huge part in Sunday's game against the Saints, as Reggie Bush continues to deal with injuries.

Bell carried the ball 18 times for the second straight game, and found the end zone yet again. He has two touchdowns over his last two games to go with 164 all-purpose yards, despite amassing just 3.4 yards per carry. At this point, it doesn't even matter how effective he is, Bell is still getting the job done for Fantasy owners based on volume alone.

The Lions' running game hasn't been great this season, but they have leaned pretty heavily on it nonetheless. If Bell keeps getting the carries, there is no reason to think he won't be a solid Fantasy option moving forward, but Bush's health may dictate that.  


Joique Bell gets another 18 carries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell received 18 carries for the second straight week, and he scored for the second straight week too. Bell rushed for 48 yards in the win over the Saints, hammering in a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Bell caught two of his five targets for 19 yards and could have had a bigger day if not for a couple drops. Bell, who has three rushing scores this year, plays the Falcons in London in Week 8.


Lions RB Reggie Bush plans to play against former team Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Lions running back Reggie Bush said he will "for sure" be healthy enough to play Week 7 vs. New Orleans after sitting out Week 6 at Minnesota due to an ankle injury, according to The Detroit News. Bush said after Sunday's game he plans to play against the team that drafted him second overall in 2006.

With Bush sidelined Sunday, the Lions rushed for 100 yards. Running back Joique Bell led the team with 74 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, while running back George Winn had 16 yards on five carries. Running back Theo Riddick had three carries for 6 yards, but he was more effective in the passing game before leaving with a hamstring injury, totaling five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown. Bell added two catches for 23 yards.


Theo Riddick the one to get in Joique Bell's way


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell ended up having the big game so many Fantasy analysts anticipated for him with Reggie Bush sidelined by a sprained ankle Week 6 at Minnesota, but it didn't start out that way. That's because Theo Riddick, who wasn't available in Week 5 because of a hamstring injury, played a big role out of the backfield.

He scored the Lions' first touchdown on a 9-yard catch-and-run just a few plays after turning in a 41-yard catch-and-run. He ultimately led the Lions with 75 receiving yards and probably would have had more than three carries if his hamstring hadn't acted up just before halftime.

That's when Bell took over. Of his 18 carries, 13 came in the second half. He ended up rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown and added 23 more as a receiver.

George Winn, who stole many of Bush's carries when Bell was sidelined by a concussion last week, wasn't much of a factor, but he did get most of his carries after Riddick left, finishing with five for 16 yards.

So even though Bell showed he could serve as an every-down back, the Lions showed they prefer to have a rotation of rushers regardless of who's able to take the field. With Bush already talking like he'll be back for Week 7 against New Orleans, Bell remains a fringy starter in Fantasy.


Lions' Joique Bell paves the way on the ground


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell led the way on the ground Week 6.

Bell picked up 74 yards on 18 carries. He also made an impact in the passing game, catching two balls for 23 yards. Bell managed to find the end zone in the fourth quarter. With the Lions up by 10, Bell plunged in from 1 yard out. With Reggie Bush out, the club went with Bell as the main runner, and Theo Riddick as the third down option. 

Bell will look for more against the Saints Week 7.


Lions to go with Joique Bell Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Lions will roll with Joique Bell Week 6 against the Vikings.

Reggie Bush is inactive for the contest, making Bell the starter. Bell missed Week 5 due to a concussion, but was able to fully take part in practices all week in anticipation of the game. 


Pair of Lions get red light for Week 6 battle against Vikings


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) are the lone Lions ruled out for their Sunday game against Minnesota. Neither has practiced this week.

Listed as probable are running backs Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Joique Bell (concussion), safety Jerome Couplin (ribs) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle).


Lions rookie RB George Winn not destined to fade away


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The return to health of fellow Lions running backs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick will not shelve impressive rookie George Winn, according to MLive.com. The latter will still get his carries.

Winn, who was promoted off the practice squad last week, debuted with a flourish against Buffalo on Sunday. He took more snaps than anticipated and rushed for 48 yards on 11 carries. Included were runs for 13 and 16 yards in his first six attempts.

"I think he's proven through the preaseason and regular season that he's effective as a ball carrier," offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. "Yeah, for sure."


Lions' Joique Bell able to practice again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell was able to practice Thursday.

Bell is attempting to return from a concussion. He missed Week 5 due to the injury, but has been able to practice the past two days. Reggie Bush has been unable to return to practice due to an ankle injury, so Bell could be the team's primary ball carrier depending on how that situation shakes out. 


Lions RBs Joique Bell, Theo Riddick back at practice Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Lions running backs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick both returned to practice on Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

This marks Bell's first appearance since suffering a concussion while making a block in Week 4. According to ESPN, he's been medically cleared for contact. Riddick has missed the previous two games because of a hamstring injury.

The Lions will face the Vikings in Week 6.


Good matchup for Lions RB's, if healthy


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) With both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell dealing with injury concerns this week for the Lions, we're still a few days away from knowing whether you can rely on them. However, if either or both plays this Sunday, you will want to get them in your lineup in Week 6 against the Vikings.

Minnesota's defense has been vulnerable against running backs this season, allowing at least 19 Fantasy points in each of the last 4 games. Individual running backs have topped double digits in each of the last four games, though interestingly, no running back tandem has seen both players reach that mark. Still, they are allowing 118.6 rushing yards and 5.0 receptions per game to opposing backs, so expect good things from the Lions, if healthy.  

It remains to be seen if this duo will be healthy for Week 6, but both could be worth starting if they are able to play. Watch the injury reports throughout the week before setting your lineup. 


Report: Joique Bell planning to play Week 6


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell, who missed the Week 5 loss to Buffalo with a concussion, told MLive.com that he's planning on playing Sunday at the Vikings. Bell described his concussion as mild.

He suffered the concussion while blocking following a Ryan Broyles catch Week 4. Bell still needs to gain medical clearance to play Week 6.


Lions hopeful Joique Bell will return Week 6


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell said running back Joique Bell, who sat out Week 5 due to a concussion, will undergo futher evaluation this week, per The Detroit News. However, Caldwell said he is hopeful Bell will be able to play Week 6 at Minnesota.

The Lions could use Bell's presence against Minnesota after Reggie Bush suffered an ankle injury Sunday against the Bills. The Lions did not provide an update Monday on Bush's status for Week 6.


Lions announce Week 5 inactive vs. Bills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 5 matchup with the Bills: running backs Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Bell and Riddick had already been ruled out for the game, leaving the Lions woefully thin at running back behind Reggie Bush. Fauria and Lewis had also been ruled out, while Vaughn was doubtful to play. Calvin Johnson, who was listed as questionable, is active and ready to roll.


Lions RB Joique Bell ruled out Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell has been ruled out Week 5.

Bell is dealing with a concussion. He was unable to practice during the week, and was ruled out Friday. Reggie Bush will carry the load with Bell sidelined. 


Lions RB Joique Bell misses another practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell did not practice Thursday for a second straight day due to a concussion. It appears Bell will not play Week 5 against the Bills.

Joique Bell not a great start either way


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) Though Joique Bell missed practice Wednesday after leaving early in Week 4 with a concussion, the Lions aren't ruling him out for Week 5 against Buffalo. But even if he plays, you probably wouldn't want to start him in Fantasy.

The Bills rank third against the run, allowing 71.5 yards per game and just 2.9 per carry. They limited the Texans' Arian Foster to 6 yards on eight carries in Week 4 and have allowed the sixth-fewest Fantasy points to running backs this season.

Those yards per carry may have been skewed by the Chargers' Donald Brown's 62 yards on 31 carries in Week 3. It's pretty clear by now he's just a bad running back. But it's not like Bell has been a world-beater himself. Splitting carries with Reggie Bush, he has only once run for even 40 yards in a game this season and is averaging 3.2 yards per carry.

Especially coming back from a concussion, he's just a desperation play this week.


Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell sit out Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and running back Joique Bell (concussion) did not practice Wednesday as Detroit prepared to host the Bills in Week 5, the Lions announced.

Lions down to two healthy running backs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) The Lions might need to promote running back George Winn from the practice squad or sign a free agent because they currently have two healthy running backs, Reggie Bush and fullback Jed Collins, reports the Detroit Free Press. Joique Bell is recovering from a concussion, while Theo Riddick and Montell Owens are dealing with pulled hamstrings.

All three were knocked out of Sunday's win over the Jets. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has not provided any updates on the injured trio. Detroit hosts Buffalo in Week 5.

Lions coach provides no update on Joique Bell


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell refused to talk Monday about the status of running back Joique Bell, who left Sunday's game against the Jets due to a concussion. Caldwell also refused to talk about Bell's status Sunday.

"I'm not going to talk about injuries in particular," he said when asked if Bell went through protocol for a brain injury, per The Detroit News. "I'll leave that up to our injury report. You can take a look at that when it does come out."


Joique Bell dealing with concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell was unavailable in the fourth quarter of a Week 4 win over the Jets because of a concussion. He was not available for comment after the game, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Bell ripped a 17-yard run in the second quarter for his longest gain of the day. He was limited to eight carries for 32 yards, averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. He caught two of the four passes thrown his way for seven yards.

The Lions will host the Bills in Week 5.


Eight Lions ruled active for Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).

Lions release extensive injury report Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The questionable tag for premier wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) highlights a lengthy injury report issued Friday by the Lions.

Those ruled out are tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle). Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are doubtful.

Fullback Montell Owens (hamstring) is the lone questionable. The probables are defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and George Johnson (groin), running backs Joique Bell (knee) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (biceps) and safety James Ihedigbo (neck).


Joique Bell benchable for several reasons


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/25/2014) Attempting to play through the same knee injury that limited him in practice Wednesday, Lions running back Joique Bell didn't do so hot in what was supposed to be a favorable matchup Week 3 against the Packers. Whether or not the knee had anything to do with it may not be relevant. Fellow running back Reggie Bush, who had been used mostly situationally prior to Week 3, did a good enough job spelling Bell to share in the workload again Week 4 at the Jets.

Even if that doesn't happen and Bell goes back to playing the better half of the snaps like he did in Weeks 1 and 2, he's unlikely to do much with them. The Jets rank first against the run, allowing 55.0 yards per game and a paltry 2.8 yards per carry. They limited Matt Forte to 33 yards on 13 carries in Week 3 and Eddie Lacy to 43 yards on 13 carries in Week 2. Those are two first-round running backs.

Bell, even when 100 percent healthy, is not. When he doesn't have a favorable matchup, you're just praying you get a touchdown from him. With an especially unfavorable matchup like this one, even with several teams on bye, I'd avoid him if I could.


Joique Bell limited with knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell was limited in Wednesday's practice by a knee injury. Bell, who's been held under 40 rushing yards each of the past two weeks, faces a tough run defense Sunday when Detroit visits the Jets.