Joique Bell, RB, Lions
|RB - #20||68.26||DET||Active||5 years||28||5'11||220||@JoiqueBell|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-28-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Bell's strong play earned him substantial playing time and forced a two-back system in Detroit. Expect to see more carries (166 last year) and perhaps see the same number of receptions (53). He will split time with Reggie Bush. If Bush were to get injured (which would not be all that shocking), Bell could become a very capable RB1. The former Wayne State back has value in all formats, especially PPR. Bell is likely the league's best handcuff option for fantasy owners. He is also good enough to stick in the starting lineup every week.
Two of the Detroit Lions biggest offensive threats are both on the injury report for their Sunday matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in London. Running back Reggie Bush is officially listed as doubtful and is unlikely to play. Star receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision.
Bush is second on the team in rushing yards with 171 and in receptions with 25. He has been bothered by an ankle injury for a couple of weeks. Johnson, who has missed the past two weeks due to a sprained ankle, is still second on the team in receiving yards with 348 and is tied for a team-best two TD catches with WR Golden Tate.
In Bush's absence, the brunt of the running load would fall to Joique Bell, with Theo Riddick seeing any extra work.Fantasy Analysis:
This is unfortunate for Bush owners, but if you have Bell, this is good news. The Falcons allow the most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Expect a big day from Joique.
Riddick is a sneaky flex play with Bush out. In Week 6, Riddick was used in the passing game and had a nice fantasy day, with five catches, 75 yards and a score. If Johnson ends up sitting out as well, this only elevates Riddick's value in the passing game.
If you have Megatron and he's an option for you this week, be sure to check in earlier than normal. The Lions-Falcons game, being played in London, will be kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Megatron's absence would mean a big uptick Tate, as he would be the main guy in the passing game yet again.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/25 - Lions stars Reggie Bush (doubtful), Calvin Johnson (game-time decision) on injury report
10/17 - Lions news: WR Calvin Johnson needs a 'miracle'; TE Eric Ebron doubtful; RB Reggie Bush probable
10/13 - Lions RB Reggie Bush guarantees he will play next week
10/11 - Lions RB Reggie Bush unlikely to play Sunday; RB Joique Bell fully cleared
10/7 - Lions RB Joique Bell unsure if he'll be cleared for contact this week
10/6 - Lions RB Reggie Bush says he's day-to-day with sprained ankle
10/4 - Lions RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick OUT for Week 5; Reggie Bush to shoulder load
Latest References to Joique Bell on FFToolbox:
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- 2014 Auction Draft Bargains
- 2014 Team Outlook: Detroit Lions
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|5.05||BFDFantasyFootball.com - Solid, if not spectacular for fantasy purposes, unless Reggie goes down - then watch out!|
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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