Joique Bell Fantasy News
Lions could replicate Saints' RBBC
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 12:30pm
With new coach Jim Caldwell, and especially offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, there may be a more pronounced emphasis on the Lions' run game and perhaps roles for more than two backs. Caldwell has had successful run offenses in Indianapolis and Baltimore, as did Lombardi in New Orleans.
“If you go back and look at what the Saints did, they used multiple backs in a lot of different ways,” Mayhew said. “I’m encouraged about that for [Mikel Leshoure]. It could bode well for him in terms of getting more playing time and having a more specific, defined role in our offense.
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Monday, December 23, 2013, 10:32am
Lions coach Jim Schwartz denied that RB Reggie Bush was benched because of the fumble, after which the Giants scored a touchdown, but rookie Theo Riddick receiving a handoff in the fourth quarter at the New York 2 was enough evidence. Riddick scored his first career touchdown on the play and had two carries for 8 yards in the game.
Bush finished with 12 carries for 34 yards and two catches for 10 yards while Joique Bell got a bulk of the work for the game finishing with 20 carries. It was Bush's fourth fumble of the season.
MNF Injury Report - Reggie Bush QUESTIONABLE
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 4:30pm
LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), S Brynden Trawick (ankle)
CB Lardarius Webb (abdomen)
CB Chris Houston (toe), CB Darius Slay (knee)
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf)
S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), T LaAdrian Waddle (elbow), S John Wendling (illness)
Reggie Bush didn't practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday and Saturday. He could be a game-time call in a tough matchup. Owners who have both Bush and Joique Bell will be in good shape for this call as Bell can fill in nicely if Bush can't go. However, Bush-only owners will be risking a possible inactive or even re-aggravating of his calf injury. WR Calvin Johnson is probable and should be good to go. The Ravens come into this game healthy in terms of offensive fantasy players.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 12:36pm
One season after leading the team in rushing attempts, yards and touchdowns, Leshoure's role vanished when the Lions signed Reggie Bush in the offseason and Joique Bell leaped over him on depth chart with a strong training camp and preseason.
Leshoure has been active just three games this season and tallied a measly two snaps with the offense.
As the story points out, he was routinely referenced in trade rumors before the deadline, but the Lions ultimately felt he was more valuable as insurance in case Bell suffered an injury. He's just 23, and while the Lions say he has a bright future, he'll probably have to go somewhere else to prove that.
Reggie Bush expected to play in Week 15
Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:13pm
Bush isn't as solid of a start as usual due to the chance for re-injury or some other setback prior to Monday night's game. The Lions also may elect to play Joique Bell more than usual to keep Bush healthy. Still, it's a big game for the Lions and Bush will get most of the work if he's close to healthy. The Lions will release their final injury report on Saturday.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:40pm
We all know what happened this past week as Bush was injured in warmups and didn't play despite being active. To make matters worse for owners, the Lions play on Monday night at home against the Ravens in Week 15. Hopefully if you're a Bush owner, you're a Joique Bell owner as well, because the switch would be easy despite it not being the greatest of matchups.
Reggie Bush injures calf
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:00pm
The Lions said Bush was questionable to play in Sunday's game. Bush appeared to hurt himself on the snowy Lincoln Financial Field during pregame warmups.
Schefter: Uncertain if Reggie Bush will play
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 12:51pm
We can't recommend Bush as a play this week given the news. Joique Bell will be a decent RB2 option if Bush is indeed out, but there isn't much clarity here, and the Lions are notoriously tight-lipped and deceptive about injuries. Theo Riddick would back up Bell if Bush can't go.
Update: Jay Glazer is reporting Bush did in fact aggravate his calf but hoping to give it a shot still.