Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles) placed on PUP list

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions RB Joique Bell will start camp on the PUP list.

Bell had clean-up surgeries this off-season on his knee and Achilles tendon, and like Waddle missed all of spring workouts.

Bell is expected to start at running back, but split time with rookie second-round pick Ameer Abdullah when he returns.

Fantasy Impact: 

This is not a huge deal, but it's noteworthy that Bell is not yet fully recovered from his offseason ailments. Bell was the #14 RB in standard formats (#13 in PPR), while racking up 257 touches in 15 games. That works out to a 17.1-touch average. While he certainly benefited from Reggie Bush's injury-plagued season, Bell dominated the touches even when Bush was active and playing. When healthy, he should continue to see RB1-type touches in 2015 with Bush out of the way, though the arrival of Abdullah is a concern.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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