2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:27am
Joique Bell will open the season as the starter, but expect Ameer Abdullah to shoulder much of the rushing load early as well. Detroit would not have taken him that high if it planned on Theo Riddick being the No. 2. The powerful Bell and speedy Abdullah will complement each other, much as Bell and Reggie Bush did in previous years. Riddick probably will be used a lot like he was last year, as a receiver out of the backfield.
Most scouts seem to agree that Abdullah doesn’t project to be an every-down back, so Bell’s between-the-tackles role should be safe, at least for this season. On the other hand, Riddick’s role as the Lions’ third-down back is in serious jeopardy. If things break his way and he sees significant time on passing downs, Abdullah could ultimately post top 25 numbers in PPR formats.
Posted by Scot Berggren
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:52pm
Wild Card – Joique Bell vs. Dallas Cowboys
With Reggie Bush back and healthy, he and Joique Bell have been splitting playing time. But, it’s been Bell who continues to receive the bulk of the rushing attempts. In the regular season finale at Green Bay last week, Joique ran for 60 yards on 13 carries. He finished the season with nearly 1,200 total yards and eight TDs. The Dallas D allowed only 103 yards per game on the ground, so look for Bell to have an average outing on Sunday.