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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:55 -0700
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.
Lombardi said part of the plan is getting Bush more involved, and he would have had more touches against Carolina if they hadn't fallen behind. Bush has 10 fewer carries than Bell and has one more catch than Bell. Bush has just 2.7 yards per attempt on 15 carries this year, and Lombardi wants to see both totals increase. However, he also wants to make sure not to overuse Bush. The Lions envision using Bush in a designated tight end spot or close to the line as a receiver so that they can get him out in space.
Fantasy Tip: Bush will likely be overlooked by many at FantasyScore this weekend because of his limited production through two games. That is the kind of opening you may want to exploit against the Green Bay Packers, a team that should give Bush plenty of room to run and catch. He'll cost you $6,900.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:32:56 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Bell is a solid choice for your FantasyScore lineup against the Green Bay Packers defense this weekend. He'll cost you $6,100 (12.2% of salary cap).
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:59:38 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Bell is still expected to play and is priced at $6,100 on FantasyScore. He probably has more value in point-per-reception leagues in what could be a shootout against the Green Bay Packers.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:26:40 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell had team-highs with 10 carries and 36 yards in the Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Tip: Bell led the team's running backs with 16 touches, while Reggie Bush had eight touches, FB Jed Collins had two (and a touchdown catch) and Theo Riddick had one. It appears the team is trying to limit the wear and tear on Bush's body, and Bell is the biggest beneficiary of that caution.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:52:35 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) was seen hobbling through the locker room with a bag of ice on his knee.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't necessarily mean he's in jeopardy of missing time, but keep an eye on it heading into Week 2. At $6,500 against the Carolina Panthers, his FantasyScore price may not be worth it if he's fighting a significant injury. Joique Bell ($4,200) would get a boost if Bush can't play.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:09:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (personal) missed practice Friday, Aug. 8, due to personal reasons.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:59:54 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is out of practice Friday, Aug. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Bell (knee) has been slowed by a knee injury in camp, but it's unknown if this was a simple day of rest or if his absence is pertaining to his knee. Bell is a solid RB3 and showcased RB2 potential last season in PPR leagues.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:19:21 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) missed organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp while recovering from a knee injury, but he looked good cutting and accelerating with ease during team portions of practice Wednesday, July 30.
Fantasy Tip: A healthy Bell appears to be slotted behind starter Reggie Bush for the primary job, so he should get his fair share of touches. He is a decent low-end RB2 or flex option, especially in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR). Bell needs to stay healthy to hold off a charge from sleeper Theo Riddick and holdover Mikel Leshoure, among others.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:56 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure is currently believed to be the fourth tailback on the club behind RBs Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick heading into training camp and the preseason, but general manager Martin Mayhew expects Leshoure to compete for snaps. The team will use an offense similar to the New Orleans Saints, and they occasionally used a fourth tailback.
Fantasy Tip: Leshoure has tumbled down the depth chart due to a rash of his own injuries, and the production of others while he was off the field. He appears to be in the plans still, but ever so slightly. From a fantasy perspective, he should be avoided on draft day unless injuries to others dramatically alter things during training camp and the preseason.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:08 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) missed most of the offseason due to a knee injury, although he has said his condition is minor and he expects to be ready for the start of training camp next week.
Fantasy Tip: Bell gives the team one of the best 1-2 punches in the league with Reggie Bush. The duo became the first teammates in franchise history to join the 500/500 (rushing yards) club in the same season. Bell is a worth a look as a low-end RB2 flex fantasy option in most formats, with slightly more value in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:21:09 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) said he is back to running at full speed and is feeling fully healthy. "I'm making a lot of progress, a lot of progress," Bell said. "Actually started back running full speed, got cleared for full go probably two weeks, a week after minicamp. I'm feeling 100%. I'm feeling great."
Fantasy Tip: This is great news for Bell as all signs now point for him to be ready for the start of training camp. Bell is a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:42:45 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) did not participate in any of the minicamp practices this week but should be ready for the start of training camp.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:41:43 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed), RB Joique Bell (knee), RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed), WR Kevin Ogletree (undisclosed), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and OG Rob Sims (undisclosed) were present, but did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 12. WR T.J. Jones (undisclosed), LB Stephen Tulloch (undisclosed) and CB Chris Houston (toe) were absent from Lions' OTAs.
Thu, 29 May 2014 12:19:14 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) said he should be ready for training camp in late July. Bell hasn't participated in any of the team's organized team activities thus far.
Fantasy Tip: Bell really broke out as Reggie Bush’s “handcuff” last season. When healthy, Bell has top-20 running back potential, especially if he repeats his role as touchdown vulture. Keep tabs on Bell throughout the off season, but if he’s good to go for the start of the season, he is a low-end RB2 option in standard leagues.
Wed, 28 May 2014 12:42:13 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Kevin Ogletree (teeth), RB Joique Bell (knee), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), CB Chris Greenwood (hernia) and LB Brandon Hepburn (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 28.
Thu, 22 May 2014 09:26:11 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) didn't work out during organized team activities Wednesday, May 21, but he said he's not very concerned that it's a long-term injury. Bell was seen with "just an ice wrap" on his left knee Wednesday. He won't say whether he had the knee drained. "Just (a) nagging injury," Bell said. "Something just nagging, nothing that will prevent me (from playing). I had it all last season, so you guys didn't even really notice. But it's something we just trying to get rid of before next season. So it's just being smart."
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't affect Bell's fantasy value heading into the 2014 season unless the injury lingers through the summer.
Tue, 20 May 2014 19:54:28 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) did not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 20, due to a knee injury.
Wed, 07 May 2014 14:57:56 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (undisclosed) appears to be battling a knee injury based on a photo posted to his Instagram account Wednesday, May 7. Bell was in attendance for the Lions' three-day voluntary minicamp two weeks ago but didn't participate. The caption of the of the photo reads, "Be (back) in no time."
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:08:17 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said RBs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell likely will receive similar workloads this upcoming season than they did during the 2013 season. Bush played 54 percent of the offensive snaps in 2013 while Bell participated in 49 percent of the snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Bush and Bell likely will be offensive factors in 2014 as long as they are able to stay healthy. Both could be considered No. 2 or No. 3 running backs for owners this upcoming season based on the matchup.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:33:29 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush said he is fine with a potentially smaller workload in 2014. RB Joique Bell is expected to cut into Bush's workload more this season.
Fantasy Tip: Bush's value could begin to plummet this season at the age of 29. He still remains a good RB2 in PPR leagues, but Bell is starting to emerge. He's a good RB3 with potential for more.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:15:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions re-signed RB Joique Bell to a three-year, $9.3 million contract contract Tuesday, March 11, which includes $4.3 million in guaranteed money.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:44:09 -0700
The Detroit Lions re-signed RB Joique Bell to a two-year, $7 million contract with $4.3 million guaranteed.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:19:23 -0700
The Detroit Lions are close to signing restricted free-agent RB Joique Bell to a long-term deal.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:23:22 -0800
The Detroit Lions are likely to offer RB Joique Bell a second-round tender worth $2-$3 million. Both sides could try to work out a long term deal in the offseason.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:37:08 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush said he believes re-signing restricted free-agent RB Joique Bell is one of the team's top priorities this offseason. "Yeah, it's important to get him back," Bush said. "He's a great player and he will be in the league a long time. He runs hard and I love having him. That will be an important offseason signing for us."
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:23:54 -0800
Detroit Lions restricted free-agent RB Joique Bell said he hopes to sign a long-term deal with the team before the start of free agency. The Lions are expected to at least give him a first- or second-round tender offer.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:11:35 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell, a restricted free agent, might push RB Reggie Bush for the starting job in 2014 if he is re-signed. "I have no question he could start," former offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Friday, Jan. 10. "He's a guy that can handle a pretty heavy load. The thing about him is he has versatility to do that. He can be in the role we have him now (or he can) start a game. He's a guy that can go out there and get 100 yards for you running the football as well as produce in the passing game."
Fantasy Tip: Bell is an interesting fantasy option to watch for 2014. If he returns to Detroit, he could be a player to watch. However, Detroit's offense will change with a new regime, so there is a lot of uncertainty until the team hires a staff and gets back onto the field in the spring.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:46:56 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:53:03 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:20:08 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:55:46 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (calf) said he expects to play in the team's Week 15 game. Bush said he is not sure how he aggravated his calf injury during pregame warmups last week.
Fantasy Tip: Bush should be in all starting lineups if he is able to play. There's a decent chance Bush will be limited, sharing touches with Joique Bell, who could remain a flex play in point-per-reception leagues, even if Bush is in the lineup.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:58:54 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (calf) aggravated his calf injury during pregame warmups in Week 14 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he did not play. Because Bush's injury happened so late, the team had just two active running backs, RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:03:29 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell started at running back in the team's Week 14 game.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:00:39 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (calf) did some very light individual work in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. Bush did not do any cutting on his injured calf in practice.
Fantasy Tip: While it can be seen as good that Bush was able to do anything at all, the idea that he was unable to do much and did not do any cutting on the injured calf is concerning. Joique Bell would carry the load if Bush can't go and could be a decent play.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:55:20 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (calf) sat out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Bush's inclusion on the injury report is only notably because it's his calf and not the knee that has held him out of practices earlier this year. We don't know the extent of the injury, so keep tabs on his status the rest of the week. Joique Bell could be a decent flex play if Bush is limited at all against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:38:33 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles') is active for the team's Week 12 game.
Fantasy Tip: Bell probably should not be considered as more than a flex option for owners this week.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:36:00 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles') fully participated in practice and is questionable for Week 12.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:43:05 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles') practiced Thursday, Nov. 21.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:36:23 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles'), CB Jonte Green (illness) and S Glover Quin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), CB Dwight Bentley (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh), DE Israel Idonije (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) all were limited. T Corey Hilliard (knee) fully practiced.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:54:23 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:37:19 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) and S Glover Quin (ankle) are not dealing with season-ending injuries. "They're all short-term, day-to-day, week-to-week guys," head coach Jim Schwartz said. CB Chris Houston (hand) also left the Week 11 game with a hand injury but returned.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:20:19 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick, who has a similar running style to RB Reggie Bush, saw more playing time in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after Bush lost his second fumble in the last three games. However, head coach Jim Schwartz refuses to say that Bush was benched in the contest. "It was just a couple of plays," Schwartz said. "We didn't have Joique Bell at that time, he had gone out of the game. Reggie had been taking a lot of reps. We wanted to take a little bit of that load off of him. It wasn't more than anything there."
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:51:23 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:52:29 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush, who rushed for 139 yards in his first meeting with the Chicago Bears this year, knows that their weakness is stopping the run and is ready to exploit it again. "We feel like there is some room for us to take advantage of them in the run game. We just have to make sure we go in and play fundamentally sound," Bush said. Chicago is allowing 127.5 rushing yards per game this season, ranking them 29th in the league. They've allowed 408 rushing yards in their last two games.
Fantasy Tip: Bush and the Lions will surely attack Chicago on the ground repeatedly, and they should have a good deal of success, making Bush a very strong play this weekend. Joique Bell should see valuable touches, too, making him a consideration as a flex in deeper leagues.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:46:40 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) is active for the team's Week 7 game.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:08:14 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (rib) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Bell was able to practice this week but is dealing with a lot of pain from his rib injury. Bell should be considered a risky flex play this week because of the injury. Bell could be a better gamble in point-per-reception leagues but would still be very risky.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:45:36 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:01:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. Bell is still dealing with pain and felt a rib "pop" in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. X-rays on his ribs came back negative. Bell wanted to test his ribs Wednesday and will try using a chest protector in practice Thursday, Oct. 17, and will likely wear it in Week 7 if he plays. If he doesn't play, RB Mikel Leshoure will likely be active and serve as the backup to RB Reggie Bush.
Fantasy Tip: Lower your expectations a bit if Bell plays through the pain. He remains more intriguing in point-per-reception affairs and as a handcuff to oft-injured Bush.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:10:51 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:01:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) had X-rays taken after the Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns due to a rib injury. The X-rays were negative, and he is expected to be re-evaluated Monday, Oct. 14. "I played another play to see if I could go through with it and I couldn't," Bell said after the game.