Joique Bell RB DET 1 Day

Bell had 13 carries for 74 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on three targets for 13 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Bears.

Bell did not play in the first quarter due to a violation of team rules, but he still led the team in rushing attempts and yards, though Reggie Bush scored on a 13-yard run in the first quarter before Bell entered. Nevertheless, Bell remains the clear upside back in the Lions' backfield, and he'll face off against the Packers in Week 17, with the winner taking home the NFC North title.

Joique Bell RB DET 8 Days

Bell had 15 carries for 62 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Vikings.

The Lions had trouble scoring, getting shut out for most of the first half, but Bell still managed to go over 100 yards from scrimmage. Unfortunately for his owners, Bell's two-game touchdown streak came to an end. It's highly possible that he'll get back to the end zone next week against a mediocre Bears' rush defense.

Joique Bell RB DET 15 Days

Bell had 18 carries for 83 yards, five catches for 50 yards, and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Buccaneers.

The return of Reggie Bush did nothing to slow Bell, whose 18 carries were tied for the third-most he's had in a game this season. If you want to nitpick, you can point out that he had little success on the ground outside of a 57-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the biggest takeaway here is that he remains the clear top back for the Lions and has another encouraging matchup next week against the Vikings.

Joique Bell RB DET 25 Days

Bell carried 23 times for 91 yards with two TDs and caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.

Though Reggie Bush could be back in Week 14, we'd expect him to work in a complementary role upon his return, with Bell likely to continue to head the Lions' backfield in the coming weeks, thus maintaining fantasy utility down the stretch.

Joique Bell RB DET 29 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 30 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 1 Month4 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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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.