Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell hit an important milestone in his recovery from a knee injury, getting clearance to run at full speed two weeks after the conclusion of the team's mandatory minicamp last month.
Bell said he'll report to training camp a few days before most of his teammates to test out his body.
"I'm feeling 100 percent," Bell said. "I'm feeling great."
Although he's been in attendance, the knee injury has sidelined Bell for the early portions of Detroit's offseason program. That hasn't stopped him from staying in shape.
Bell is coming off a season where he gained 650 yards on the ground and added another 547 yards in the passing game, while scoring eight touchdowns. Our thinking is Bell could see more of a role in the running game in 2014 while Bush transitions back to a receiver under OC Joe Lombardi, who he was with in New Orleans. Bush's ADP is the fourth round while Bell's is the seventh, making Bell a very attractive target in drafts. We have Bell just ahead of Bush in standard leagues, but it looks like Bush's PPR value puts him higher than Bell in that format.