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RB Joique Bell - Detroit Lions

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

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Bell suffered a concussion in the game on Sunday, and will have to undergo the NFL concussion protocols before resuming football activities.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Bell suffered a concussion in the win over the loss. He wasn't expected to do much in the game, but the concussion hurts his season-long outlook if he has another one.

General News (Tue Sep 30): is in the league's concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Week 4.

Week 5: vs Buffalo Bills

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs NYG 15 51 1 1 1 5 0 0
2 at CAR 10 36 0 11 6 61 0 1
3 vs GB 15 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 at NYJ 8 32 0 4 2 7 0 0
5 vs BUF PROJ-Dodds 13 * * 3 * * *
5 vs BUF PROJ-Tremblay 8 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 3 vs GB (15 / 33 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bell showed willingness and leg drive between the tackles against the Packers, but the Green Bay front seven proved to be a tough task until late in the game against the run. On Bell's notable success on the ground, he slammed through the defense for the final first down of the game, icing the victory with two minutes to play. Without goal line or significant passing game work, Bell's overall impact was minimal this week.

2014 Week 4 vs NYJ (8 / 32 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

It was tough sledding for Bell against a stout Jets front this week. Bell saw 10 touches with Reggie Bush being the back of choice in the closing minutes to kill the clock. Two well-blocked interior carries accounted for a majority of Bell's yards as the Jets were disciplined in their gap assignments amidst the front seven. Both of Bell's receptions came in third-and-long situations and were well-short of first down yardage. No goal line or scoring opportunities were present this week.

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Latest News

Lions | Joique Bell likely has concussion (Sun Sep 28, 05:17 PM) - Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (head) likely has a concussion, after leaving the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions due to a head injury. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation and never was able to return. The team did not provide an update after the game, but they would not let him speak to the media after the game, which follows concussion protocol.

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Lions | Joique Bell injured (Sun Sep 28, 03:28 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (head) left the game early in Week 4 and is being evaluated for a head injury. He is considered questionable to return.

Our View: This could open the door for Reggie Bush to have a larger role against Buffalo next week if it affects Bell's availability.
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Lions | Joique Bell back to full practice (Thu Sep 25, 05:19 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 25, after being limited Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Our View: Bell should be good to go but has a nasty matchup against the Jets who are the best run defense in the NFL. That makes him a middling RB3 play this week.
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Lions | Joique Bell a limited participant (Wed Sep 24, 04:41 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Our View: Bell is going to be limited by this knee injury. We're likely to see Reggie Bush get a larger role if Bell is slowed down.
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Lions | 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.
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Schedule

5vs Buffalo Bills
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7vs New Orleans Saints
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