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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 27): Bell is getting the touches, but he isn't breaking plays like he did last year, and he's going to be in a committee no matter what as long as one of Reggie Bush or Theo Riddick can play. Without touchdowns, he is a very pedestrian fantasy option.

Week 9: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

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 14 39 0 3 2 22 0 0

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.

2014 Week 8 vs ATL (14 / 39 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

After a slow first half, along with the rest of the Detroit offense, Bell's best runs came over the final 30 minutes. Bell broke a tackle on third-and-short, gained the edge, on a highlight run in the third quarter. Bell ran through arm tackle attempts on two second half screen passes as Detroit's offense gained momentum. Bell's missed opportunities included being stuffed on his lone goal line carry and a 10-yard gain on a screen pass called back by penalty. Without Reggie Bush in the lineup, it was a tepid performance by Bell with the lead role.


Latest News

Lions | Joique Bell likely to carry load (Fri Oct 24, 10:10 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is likely to see a lion's share of the carries in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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