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RB Joique Bell - Detroit Lions

5-11, 220Born: 8-4-1986College: Wayne State (MI)Drafted: ---

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Bell suffered a concussion in the Week 4 game against the Jets, and may not play in Week 5. The Lions called up George Winn from the practice squad in anticipation of his possible absence. **UPDATE - Bell (concussion) missed his third straight practice of the week Friday, Oct. 3, although he was back on the field for the first time since suffering a concussion in Week 4.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): The Lions are growing up without Calvin Johnson. Bell is part of the balance they are developing, and Reggie Bush is back in his weekly injury report residence cycle, so Bell now becomes a must start in London this week against the reeling Falcons.

Week 8: at Atlanta Falcons

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 at NYJ 8 32 0 4 2 7 0 0
6 at MIN 18 74 1 3 2 23 0 0
7 vs NO 18 48 1 5 2 19 0 0
8 at ATL PROJ-Dodds 14 * * 4 * * *
8 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay 12 * * 2 * * *
8 at ATL PROJ-Bloom 16 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs MIN (18 / 74 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

It was a very slow start for Bell against the Vikings. In the first half, Bell was stacked up at the line of scrimmage on more than half his carries and added a dropped third down pass late in the second quarter. In the second half, however, Bell got the Detroit offense moving with three straight quality touches good for 31 yards in whole. When able to set up defenders, Bell eluded initial tackle attempts, found cutbacks lanes, and ran through arm tackles. Bell was the focal point of the offense throughout the third quarter as Detroit put the game away. In the fourth quarter, Bell iced the game with consecutive carries in the red zone, leaping over the pile for the touchdown on the second attempt. As in previous seasons, when called upon as the lead back Bell delivered a quality performance, this time without much help from the Detroit passing game.

2014 Week 7 vs NO (18 / 48 / 1 rush, 5 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

With Reggie Bush on and off the field with an ankle injury, Bell was the main running back against the Saints, logging 20 touches. Outside of a converted goal line carry, however, Bell was largely ineffective. On occasion, Bell broke a tackle to add a few yards on to a run, but the Saints defense crowded the line of scrimmage and clogged running lanes. A big play was missed when a well-designed screen pass was off-target from Matthew Stafford to Bell. The convoy of blockers was set up for a long gain and the pass rush did just enough to force an off-target throw. That play would have upped Bell's production quite a bit as the 67 yards on 19 touches that remain accurately represent his struggles in the game.

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Latest News

Lions | Calvin Johnson misses another practice (Fri Oct 17, 12:12 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) didn't practice for the sixth straight day Friday, Oct. 17. Head coach Jim Caldwell isn't ruling him out for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, but he also didn't make it sound like Johnson would play, either. Johnson said earlier this week that he sees no reason to rush back to the field until he's completely healthy. The team will lean heavily on WRs Golden Tate, Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross, along with RBs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush if Johnson doesn't play again.

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Lions | Reggie Bush likely out (Sun Oct 12, 10:13 AM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to miss the game Sunday, Oct. 12, in Week 6, according to a source. RB Theo Riddick is expected to have a significant role behind RB Joique Bell.

Our View: Riddick had very live legs on his limited touches so far this year, and generated a ton of buzz in the offseason. He is worth monitoring in deep PPR leagues.
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Lions | Joique Bell feeling great (Fri Oct 10, 02:44 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (concussion) is expected to return to action against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. Bell said that his legs 'feel really fresh' and that he is feeling '100 percent all around.'

Our View: Bell is worth a flex start. He should get the majority of touches in the backfield. assuming Reggie Bush can't go on his injured ankle.
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Lions | Reggie Bush out again (Fri Oct 10, 12:46 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed his third practice of the week Friday, Oct. 10. If he can't play in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick will likely see more carries.

Our View: Bush is unlikely to play, and even if he is active, his effectiveness and ability to handle his normal amount of touches is not a given. He should be on your bench, with Bell slotted as a solid flex play against the Vikings this week.
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Lions | Joique Bell a full participant (Thu Oct 9, 05:36 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (concussion) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 9.

Our View: With Reggie Bush day-to-day with an ankle injury, we could see Bell as the primary back for the Lions this week. He's a RB3/flex play against the Vikings in Week 6.
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Schedule

8@ Atlanta Falcons
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Miami Dolphins
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Chicago Bears
14vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16@ Chicago Bears
17@ Green Bay Packers