RB Joique Bell - Detroit Lions
|5-11, 220||Born: 8-4-1986||College: Wayne State (MI)||Drafted: ---|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Sep 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.
General News (Thu Sep 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Sep 17): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 3: vs Green Bay Packers
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Reggie Bush has not seen a lot of action so far this year - 15/41/0 rushing with 8/55/0 receiving - while Joique Bell has been more utilized (25/87/1 rushing with 7/66/0) neither back has been able to rush for more than 3.5 yards per carry. To date, the Lions are 28th in the NFL with 146 yards rushing as a team. The Packers' rush D is not good - last week, the Jets posted 37/146/2 rushing against them, after Seattle crushed the Packers' defensive front in Week One with 37/207/2 rushing during the Seahawks 36-16 win. To date, Green Bay is ranked 31st in the NFL averaging 176.5 yards rushing allowed per game, and have allowed two rushing TDs per game. The Lions' backs have a good matchup here - hopefully their mates on the offensive line will open up some decent holes for Bush and Bell this weekend.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 1 vs NYG (15 / 51 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Bell led the Lions in carries by a healthy margin against the Giants, mostly in the second half as Detroit bled the clock with a lead. In the early going interior yards were tough to come by and Bell rarely found yards after contact. Bush was the preferred option in the passing game throughout the game and especially early on. In the second half, Bell's power and leg drive began to take as he churned out yards and ultimately converted a goal line carry to ice the game late in the fourth quarter. With Reggie Bush getting a majority of the work as a receiver, Bell appeared to be more dependent on goal line work and a positive game script for the offense for high usage.
2014 Week 2 vs CAR (10 / 36 / 0 rush, 11 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
Bell's stat line, especially in the passing game, was accumulated mainly with the game out of reach in the fourth quarter against the Panthers. The Carolina linebackers filled their gap responsibilities with authority and Bell struggled to get forward momentum on his interior carries. Bell fumbled on two early touches, one ruled and incomplete pass upon review, contributing to Bell's slow start. Bell was on the field in garbage time as Stafford checked the ball down consistently. Bell had five of his receptions and over 50 yards in that span alone. Bell did not see any goal line opportunities in this game.
Latest NewsLions | Plan to use Reggie Bush more (Fri Sep 19, 05:49 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush has seen RB Joique Bell take more carries over the first two games of the season, but Bush is remaining patient as the team ranks 28th in the league in rushing yards (146) and 29th in yards per carry (3.04). Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is staying patient, too, as the running game was taken away in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers when they fell behind. Our View: Bush played about as well as he has in his entire career to open last season, but he hasn't been able to break the big plays in limited touches over his first two games. This is a good reason to at least plug Bush in as a flex even though he has disappointed thus far.
link to story Lions | Joique Bell listed as probable (Fri Sep 19, 05:32 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as probable for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. link to story Lions | Joique Bell limited (Thu Sep 18, 04:59 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. link to story Lions | Joique Bell leads RBs in touches (Sun Sep 14, 10:26 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell had team-highs with 10 carries and 36 yards in the Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers. Our View: Bell added six catches, and the coaches stood behind him despite another fumble. He is the most valuable Lions back to own going into the home matchup against Green Bay in Week 3.
link to story Lions | Reggie Bush had ice on knee (Wed Sep 10, 12:52 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) was seen hobbling through the locker room with a bag of ice on his knee. Our View: Uh-oh. Fantasy owners need to monitor this situation closely. If healthy, he's in a full-blown RBBC with Joique Bell. We can only recommend Bush as a flex play, and fantasy owners need to hope for a big play in order for him to outperform those expectations.
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