2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:09am
Lions RB Joique Bell isn't worried about the knee injury that has sidelined him for the entirety of this offseason. He isn't worried about the Achilles either.
He really, really isn't.
Bell is so confident about this season, in fact, that he's predicting he'll become the second Detroit Lions running back to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards since 2004 -- and then some.
"I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed.
"Anything more than that, I wouldn't be surprised at all."
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. He should continue to see RB1-type touches in 2015 with Bush out of the way, though the arrival of Ameer Abdullah is a concern. Abdullah has shined with Bell sitting out of offseason activities, but Bell should still see 14-15 touches per game.
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.