Joique Bell, RB, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Joique Bell, RB, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #25 90.17 DET Out 5 years 29 5'11 220 @JoiqueBell

2015 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Jun-25-2015 by Shawn Childs

When I look at Bell's stats from 2014, I wonder if he is part of the solution or part of the problem. The Lions gave him 223 carries last year, which led to only 3.9 YPC. He matched that average in 2013. Over the past three years, Joique has registered 139 catches while gaining 9.7 yards per catch. He'll enter 2015 with this backfield's best resume, solid pass-catching skills and possible value at the goal line, but Bell is coming off minor surgeries on both knees and an Achilles tendon. His lack of health this spring may leave him out of shape once training camp beings. His current price point is based on him getting 200-plus touches and having value in the passing game and at the goal line (ADP of 47 as the 18th RB taken). But Joique he has more downside than upside if Ameer proves to be the real deal. I don't think it makes sense to invest in a 29-year-old back with low upside and injury issues. Bell is on my 'avoid' list as I'm looking for a difference maker with upside to be my RB2.


Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell

Latest Update

Aug-03-15 Lions RB Joique Bell spotted running on the sidelines

Lions running back Joique Bell has missed all of training camp after undergoing knee and Achilles' surgeries to clean up a few minor issues. While he's still not on the active roster, there was some good news coming out of camp today. Bell was spotted running on the sidelines for the first time this offseason. This is a very promising sign for the Lions' top back.

Fantasy Analysis:

Bell is slotted in as the RB1 in Detroit. They will rely on him in short-yardage situations and on early downs. If healthy, he will almost certainly lead the team in carries. His ADP is very low right now for an NFL RB1 coming off the most productive year of his career. Injuries and the presence of rookie Ameer Abdullah have sunken his value. Nonetheless, he should be just fine this season. His current ADP has him being drafted as the RB31. He has tremendous value this late.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/3 - Lions RB Joique Bell spotted running on the sidelines Injury
7/31 - Lions RB Joique Bell is 'coming along quickly' but has no timetable for a return Injury
7/29 - Lions RB Joique Bell put on the active/PUP list Injury
7/21 - Lions RB Joique Bell's health is a bigger concern this season Injury
7/10 - Lions RB Ameer Abdullah expected to 'be a big part of the Lions’ offense in 2015'
7/9 - Lions RBs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah 'can be an effective one-two punch in their backfield'

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
5.03 FFToolbox - A split backfield doesn't score me. Bell was ridiculously productive last year and should only improve.
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