Joique Bell RB DET 4 Days

Bell had 19 carries for 48 yards and one catch for minus-2 yards in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

Even with the Patriots jumping out to a big first-half lead, Bell still managed to get 19 carries. Unfortunately, he averaged just 2.5 yards a pop, a far cry from last week's 6.1 average against the Cardinals. Regardless of whether Reggie Bush has been active or inactive (as he was Sunday), Bell's workload has remained pretty steady, so he remains a good bet to get a significant chunk of the workload on Thanksgiving against the Bears, even if Bush is able to return.

Joique Bell RB DET 4 Days2 Comments

Bell (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.

With Reggie Bush out, Bell is slated to head the Lions' Week 12 backfield after recording 85 yards on 14 carries in Week 11's loss to the Cardinals, with Theo Riddick in line to work in a complementary role Sunday.

Joique Bell RB DET 6 Days4 Comments

Bell (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.

Bell practiced all week and his status for Sunday was never in serious question, so his probable status comes as no surprise. Reggie Bush (ankle) remains questionable after a week of limited practices, so Bell is likely locked in to the lead running back role in Detroit for now, which probably makes him an RB2 consideration in most formats.

Joique Bell RB DET 7 Days

Bell (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Fellow back Reggie Bush continued his limited showings in drills, meaning Bell and Bush will likely work in their intended tandem out of the backfield Sunday in New England. Expect Bell to take on most of the carries, with Bush serving as a dual threat out of the Lions' backfield.

Joique Bell RB DET 7 Days

Bell (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bell's absence Wednesday was seemingly a maintenance day for his ankle, which spurred his placement on the injury report. With Reggie Bush (ankle) on track to play Sunday at New England, the usual split of the RB workload is the likely scenario, meaning Bell should handle most of the carries while Bush acts as the change-of-pace back. Nevertheless, continue to monitor the situation as the week of preparation unfolds.

Joique Bell RB DET 8 Days

Bell didn't practice Wednesday due to an injured ankle, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bell joins Reggie Bush on the injury report with an ankle injury, with the latter fitting in a limited practice. Because the severity of Bell's ailment is unclear, keep a close eye on the Lions' running back situation as the week unfolds.

Joique Bell RB DET 8 Days2 Comments

Bell (undisclosed) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Bell has been the Lions' workhorse back for much of the season due to Reggie Bush's lingering ankle concern, receiving at least 14 carries in four of the past five games. However, an injury of his own has spurred a DNP, placing Bell's Week 12 availability at New England in question.

Joique Bell RB DET 11 Days

Bell had 14 carries for 85 yards and caught 3-of-5 targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 14-6 loss at Arizona.

While Bell didn't score a touchdown, he had a nice game against an incredibly stingy rush defense, ripping off a 33-yard run in the first half. Reggie Bush (ankle) is likely to return next week at New England, but Bell should still see plenty of work, notably in the red zone, as he's served as Detroit's goal-line back all season.

Joique Bell RB DET 18 Days1 Comment

Bell had 10 carries for 44 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 37 receiving yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

The production wasn't terribly prolific, but Bell finished with three more carries than Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick combined. Bush may have aggravated his ankle injury, which will only help Bell continue to get a bigger piece of the rushing load. Unfortunately, the Lions next face off against a Cardinals defense allowing the third-fewest rushing yards per game this season.

Joique Bell RB DET 1 Month

Bell had 14 carries for 39 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 22 receiving yards Sunday against the Falcons in London.

Bell got the start in place of the injured Reggie Bush (ankle), and while he dominated the carries, backup Theo Riddick put in a huge performance, catching eight passes on 12 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown. Bush may be able to return in Week 10 after their Week 9 bye, which could cut into Bell's touches out of the backfield, with Riddick possibly taking some of his snaps on passing plays.