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Joique Bell | RB | Detroit Lions
Posted: 4/12/2015 11:03pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is expected to open the 2015 season as the primary running back, but Detroit is likely to draft another back, and head coach Jim Caldwell said they plan to add the most talented player available, even it means adding a power back.
Huddle Up: While Bell's workload has steadily increased -- going from 134 touches in 2012 to 219 in 2013 to 257 this past season -- he's always had another back to share the workload with. Look for that to continue, especially since the Lions need another back in any case with Theo Riddick and George Winn being the only other RBs currently listed behind Bell on the Lions' depth chart.

Posted: 1/21/2015 12:44pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell had minor surgery last week to clean up his knee and Achilles' tendon. He is expected to return in time for organized offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: What's the famous quote, the only minor surgery is when it's done on someone else? No reason to think Bell won't be back in the mix by the time the Lions start OTAs, but it's worth keeping an eye on as Joique has elevated himself to a significant fantasy contributor.

Posted: 12/26/2014 7:12pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles') is probable for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Bell has had double-digit fantasy points in each of his last four games and should see plenty of work Sunday with the Lions hoping to keep Aaron Rodgers and Co. off the field.

Posted: 11/19/2014 6:02pm et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, due to an ankle injury. Bell left game briefly in Week 11 because of his injury.
Huddle Up: Another week, another ankle issue for a Lions' skill player, and his fantasy owners will have to hope it's nowhere as serious as the ankle injuries which have sidelined Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush for a combined six games so far. See when -- or if -- Bell can practice this week.

Posted: 10/9/2014 8:00pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (concussion) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Things are definitely looking good for Bell to play Sunday in Minnesota after he missed the Week 6 loss to the Jets. Make sure, however, that he receives a definitive green light over the next few days.

Posted: 10/3/2014 2:35pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (concussion) has been cleared for physical activity, according to a team spokesman. However, it's still unclear if Bell will play in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills after not practicing all week. Bell was only running on the side during practice Friday, Oct. 3. Bell leads the team with 48 carries and 152 rushing yards, and he also has nine catches for 73 yards.
Huddle Up: Good news for Bell, but it still might not be enough to get him on the field Sunday. Check on his status over the next few days, but keep preparing to be without him this week.

Posted: 10/2/2014 3:53pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell has not yet been cleared after suffering a concussion in Week 4. He missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 2. Bell has 48 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown this year, and he's also added nine catches for 73 yards.
Huddle Up: It's time to start planning on not having Bell in Week 5. Meanwhile, it means Reggie Bush is in line for more work, and backup Theo Riddick should also see some touches if he overcomes his own injury issues and is able to go Sunday.

Posted: 10/1/2014 6:01pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Bell is in the recovery protocol. See if there are any signs of progress over the next few days but also getting your other options lined up.

Posted: 9/28/2014 9:35pm et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (head) likely has a concussion, after leaving the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions due to a head injury. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation and never was able to return. The team did not provide an update after the game, but they would not let him speak to the media after the game, which follows concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Bell will have to go through the NFL concussion protocol and his availability for Week 5 against Buffalo is in question. Bell's status will be updated throughout the week.

Posted: 8/8/2014 3:58pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is out of practice Friday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Bell, who missed time in OTAs and mini camp rehabbing an injured knee, was excused Friday for undisclosed personal reasons, and there's a good chance he could suit up for the team's preseason opener Saturday night vs. the Browns.

Posted: 7/30/2014 10:56pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) missed organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp while recovering from a knee injury, but he looked good cutting and accelerating with ease during team portions of practice Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Bell looks 100 percent and even with Reggie Bush in the same backfield he should see plenty of carries this season, especially near the goal line. Bell currently has an ADP of Round 5, mainly because he's proven to be one of the best all-around backs in the NFL when healthy.

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:15pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) did not participate in any of the minicamp practices this week but should be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: This is definitely a situation to keep an eye on as Bell very well could receive the Lions' share (pun intended) of the RB touches in Motown.

Posted: 5/21/2014 12:30pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) did not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 20, due to a knee injury.
Huddle Up: Bell is receiving a surprising amount of preseason fantasy love as a member of the Lions' backfield committee, but if he's going to be as nicked up as Reggie Bush tends to be neither will be a particularly reliable fantasy option. Hopefully Bell's OTA absence is merely precautionary, but it's worth keeping an eye on heading into training camp--and fantasy drafts.

Posted: 5/8/2014 7:17pm et
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell appears to be battling a knee injury based on a photo posted to his Instagram account Wednesday, May 7. Bell was in attendance for the Lions' three-day voluntary minicamp two weeks ago but didn't participate. The caption of the of the photo reads, 'Be (back) in no time.'
Huddle Up: We're still 4 months out from the games and fantasy numbers that count, but it's something to keep an eye on nonetheless with Bell slated for a big role in the Lions' backfield this fall.