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 - #36 80.01 DET Out 5 years 29 5'11 231 @JoiqueBell

2015 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 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

Oct-03-15 Lions RB Joique Bell did not practice Saturday

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell was once again unable to practice on Saturday due to an ankle injury. It was his last chance to get on the field before their Monday night matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Bell should now be considered doubtful for Monday Night Football. He has only averaged 1.1 yards per carry so far this season after sitting out the entire summer with while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries.

Fantasy Analysis:

If you have Bell, consider him out for Monday night. He clearly hasn't been healthy all season and a week or two off may be what's best for him. Assuming he won't be playing Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner should see more carries. Theo Riddick should remain as the team's top pass-catching back. Hopefully Bell gets healthy and starts to round back into form. His team and his Fantasy owners need him.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/3 - Lions RB Joique Bell did not practice Saturday Injury
10/3 - Lions RB Joique Bell has been ruled out for Week 4 Injury
10/1 - Lions RB Joique Bell sits out of Thursday's practice Injury
9/8 - Lions RB Joique Bell is still the top back in Detroit
9/8 - Lions RB Ameer Abdullah listed third on the team's first depth chart

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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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