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.
Reggie Bush said earlier this week that he would play against the Patriots, but it sounds like he has pushed his ETA back a bit. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said Saturday that he's "hearing" Bush will be a "no-go" for Week 12 in New England. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported soon afterward that Bush actually has his eyes set on playing on Thanksgiving versus the Bears.
Bush has been bothered by an ankle injury since Week 5. He practiced in limited fashion throughout this week, but it appears he will miss his fourth of the Lions' last six games.
Not that fantasy owners should be missing Reggie much at this point. He has just one touchdown and one game with more than 70 yards from scrimmage this year. His presence will pretty much wipe out Theo Riddick's fantasy value, but Joique Bell should remain Detroit's top RB. He was impressive in Week 11, gaining 115 total yards against the Cardinals, the team that has permitted the fewest fantasy points per game to running backs this season. He should be deployed as an RB2 in 12-team leagues versus the Patriots.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors11/23 - Report: Lions RB Reggie Bush unlikely to play Sunday, aiming for Thanksgiving return
11/16 - Report: Lions RB Reggie Bush is out for Week 11
11/15 - Report: The 'sense is' Lions RB Reggie Bush won't play Sunday
10/29 - Lions WR Calvin Johnson ready to return after Week 9 bye
10/25 - Lions stars Reggie Bush (doubtful), Calvin Johnson (game-time decision) on injury report
Latest References to Joique Bell on FFToolbox:
- Week 12: Player Upgrades
- Week 11: Sit 'em
- Week 8: Player Upgrades
- Week 6: Start 'em
- Week 3: Player Upgrades
- Projecting Running Backs' Red Zone Opportunities (PREMIUM PREVIEW)
- 2014 Auction Draft Bargains
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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