Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
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%: 99/84 | Average Draft Position: 57.45
DET

Latest Updates

 

Lions' Joique Bell gets the work Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell received the bulk of the carries Week 15.

Reggie Bush came into the game dealing with an ankle injury, so Bell was used as the workhorse. He carried the ball 15 times, gaining 62 yards. Bell also proved to be a useful asset in the passing game, hauling in four passes for 41 yards. He finished second on the team in receiving for the game. 

Bell will look for more Week 16 against the Bears.


Joique Bell brushes off Reggie Bush


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/7/2014) Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to action Week 14 against Tampa Bay after missing a few games with an ankle injury and didn't play an insignificant amount, rushing eight times for 26 yards and catching four passes for 8. In fact, his 12 touches were his most since Week 4 at the Jets, when he had 16. And yet Joique Bell, Bush's platoon partner who has stepped up his production recent weeks, continued to thrive with 18 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

It was Bell's third straight game with at least 18 carries. He got 18 carries once before when Bush was healthy Week 7 against New Orleans, but he gained only 48 yards then. Part of the reason for his recent success is that he's just been more effective running the ball, averaging 4.1 yards per carry in his last four games compared to 3.3 in his previous eight. And at least the last two weeks, matchups have played a part in that.

You wouldn't want to count on Bell for more than 100 combined yards and two touchdowns every week with Bush back in the mix, but it's clear he's more reliable now than he was at the beginning of the season. With another favorable matchup Week 15 against Minnesota, he's a great second running back in most formats.


Lions' Joique Bell stays hot with two touchdowns in Week 14 win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell ran 18 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's 34-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. 

Bell also had five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. Much of Bell's 83 yards came on a 57 yard run in the second half. Bell has four touchdowns in the last two weeks.

The Lions will host Minnesota in Week 15. 


Reggie Bush return unfortunate for Joique Bell


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/4/2014) Coming off his best rushing performance of the season -- a 91-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Bears in Week 13 -- Lions running back Joique Bell looked like an easy call for Week 14 against a Buccaneers team that, at 2-10, may be out of the running by halftime.

But Reggie Bush's expected return from an ankle injury, which has sidelined him for the last three weeks, changes things, especially since coach Jim Caldwell has said Bush will start when he's ready to return.

Of course, being the starter at running back doesn't count for much for a team like the Lions, who rotate players at the position. Bush was a starter before the injury as well, and yet Bell outperformed him virtually every week. But that doesn't change the fact that in the seven games Bush has played this season, Bell hasn't run for more than 51 yards.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Bell 11th among running backs for this week, but I'm not confident he'll get the touches to make that kind of contribution. He's still usable, particularly as a flex option, but he'd probably be outside my top 20.


Lions' Joique Bell totals more than 100 yards, two TDs Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) With Reggie Bush sidelined a third straight game Week 13 due to an ankle injury, Lions running back Joique Bell stepped up in his absence during a 34-17 win. Bell rushed for a team-high 91 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, while adding two catches for 16 yards.

Bell gave Detroit a 17-14 lead with a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:18 left in the second quarter. Bell added another 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, giving Detroit a 31-17 lead. It was the second multitouchdown game of his career.

The 23 carries and 91 rushing yards were season highs for Bell, who has surpassed 80 rushing yards in two of his last three games. He has five rushing touchdowns in 11 games.

The Lions are back in action Week 14 vs. Tampa Bay.


Joique Bell starting at RB for Lions on Thanksgiving


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell has been tabbed the starter for Thursday's game vs. Chicago in place of running back Reggie Bush, who missed a third straight game due to an ankle injury. 

Bell is set to face a Bears defense yielding 106.8 rushing yards per game. Chicago has allowed five rushing touchdowns through 11 games and just five carries of 20-plus yards.


Lions RB Joique Bell held in check vs. New England


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell was unable to solve New England's front seven and was held under 50 yards rushing in a 34-9 defeat in Week 13.

Bell didn't have a run for more than 6 yards on the day. He carried the ball 19 times for 48 yards, averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. He caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards. He has been held out of the end zone for four consecutive games. Bell has 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season.

He'll look to get going Thursday against Chicago.


Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Joique Bell labeled active for Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Lions wide receivers Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hip) were both designated as active for Sunday's clash against New England. Running back Joique Bell (ankle) was also labeled as active for Week 12. Both players were listed as probable entering Sunday and were not in any danger of missing game action.

Probables dominate injury report posted by Lions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Lions are in good physical shape for their Sunday game against the Patriots aside from the ruled-out statuses of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and guard Larry Warford with knee problems.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is questionable, but the rest of those on the injury report are probable, including star wideouts Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hip). The rest are running back Joique Bell (ankle), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (knee).


Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell return to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and running back Joique Bell (ankle) are practicing Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, reports the team's website. Detroit visits the Patriots on Sunday.

Lions RB Joique Bell absent Wednesday with ankle injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) An ankle issue had Lions running back Joique Bell sidelined from practice Wednesday.

The injury merely adds to the list of those sustained by Detroit backs. Reggie Bush has missed three of the last six games with an ankle problem while Theo Riddick has also been out twice this season.


Joique Bell totals season-high 115 yards from scrimmage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell turned in his best performance of the season Week 11 at Arizona, rushing 14 times for 85 yards (6.1 ypc) and catching three of five targets for 30 yards. It was the first time this season he surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage.

Bell ran hard and shed numerous tackles Sunday as the Lions leaned on him with Reggie Bush (ankle) sitting out. Bush is expected to return Week 12 when Detroit visits the Patriots.


Joique Bell stars in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell had another solid performance in Week 11, as he totaled 100-plus all-purpose yards in a 14-6 loss to the Cardinals.

Bell got the bulk of the work in the running game, rushing the ball 14 times for 85 yards. He was the only Lions player to run it more than twice, and he added three receptions for 30 yards, besting Theo Riddick's contribution of three catches for 24 yards.

Riddick is supposed to be the pass-catcher with Reggie Bush out, but that probably undersells Bell's abilities in that regard a bit. Bell is a solid all-around option, and should keep getting this much work as long as Bush is sidelined. He has solid Fantasy value moving forward, while Riddick remains just a low-end PPR option. 


Lions backfield split still cloudy


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Lions have a crowded house in the backfield, and Fantasy owners got a glimpse of that in Week 10's win over the Dolphins.

Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick got plenty of work in Sunday, with the trio combining for five receptions and 17 carries overall, however Bell was the only one of the three to touch the ball more than five times. Still, it was Riddick who made the biggest play of the game among the three, coming down with an 11-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to win the game.

The Lions made it clear before the game they weren't going to have a No. 1 back, and that was certainly the case Sunday. And, with nobody really standing out good or bad, it will likely continue to be the case moving forward, making all three somewhat risky Fantasy options in any given game. The Lions face another tough matchup in Week 11, with the Cardinals on the way. 


Lions RB Joique Bell registers 81 yards of total offense Week 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Even with Reggie Bush limited, Lions running back Joique Bell was unable to get going on the ground in his team's 20-16 victory over the Dolphins in Week 10.

With the Lions trailing in the fourth quarter, the team moved away from the passing game. As a result, Bell had only one carry during the final quarter of the game. Bell still managed to register 81 yards of total offense. He took 10 handoffs for 44 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. He caught two of the three passes thrown in his direction for 37 yards.

The Lions will travel to Phoenix to face the Cardinals in Week 11.


Lions offensive coordinator wants to use more two-back sets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Thursday running backs Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick have somewhat redundant roles, but he still feels both will have a role moving forward.

Lombardi added he wants to use more two-back sets to get Riddick playing time. However, it will not necessarily be at the expense of Bush's reps.

The Lions' backfield also features Joique Bell, who is the team's leading rusher with 313 yards and three touchdowns.


Theo Riddick a major factor in the passing game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The absence of Reggie Bush was supposed to lead to an increased role for Lions running back Joique Bell in Week 8, but things didn't exactly go as planned in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Bell had 16 touches Sunday, a solid number, but below his total of 20 from each of the previous two games. The Lions only ran the ball 23 times Sunday, which explains why Bell's role was smaller. However, he was mostly a nonfactor in the receiving game, which allowed reserve Theo Riddick to thrive once again in a larger role.

Riddick found the end zone for the second straight game, as he hauled in eight pass for 74 yards. He now has 149 yards on 13 receptions for two touchdowns over the last two games, after having no catches through six games to start the season.

After he hauled in 52 and 53 receptions in his first two seasons, we assumed Bell would once again figure heavily into the team's plans out of the backfield. However, he has caught more than two passes in a game just once this season, as the team has preferred to limit his role. He remains the primary running option and should be so moving forward. However, as long as Bush remains sidelined, Riddick is looking like a solid Fantasy player, especially in PPR formats. 


Lions RB Joique Bell totals 61 yards in Week 8 victory


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Lions running back Joique Bell wasn't much of a factor in a Week 8 victory over the Falcons in London.

Bell ripped a 9-yard run on the opening drive of the second half for his longest gain of the day. He took 14 handoffs for 39 yards, averaging 2.8 yards per attempt. The team relied on Theo Riddick out of the backfield to catch passes, and as a result, Bell was limited to two catches for 22 yards on three targets in a 22-21 victory.

The Lions are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at home against the Dolphins.


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).