Joique Bell misses practice due to 'pop', fantasy status uncertain

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The Lions running back is limping these days. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (foot) did not practice with the team on Wednesday, according to Lions beat writer Tim Twentymen. Bell filled in for a benched Reggie Bush in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Bush was benched by coach Jim Schwartz for fumbling the football in the first half last week. That temporarily gave Bell some fantasy clout.

All in all, Bush will be the team's go-to-guy in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bell gets some carries but Schwartz doesn't give him enough action to really overtake Bush.

Earlier in the season Bush's spot as the number one running back on the team wasn't a sure thing as Schwartz was willing to give both men a more equal opportunity.

Bell managed 49 yards on just nine carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. If he can't play this Sunday, Theo Reddick will take over as the team's backup running back with Mikel LeShoure putting on his uniform as the third stringer.

The Buccaneers rank in the upper half of the league in defending the run fantasy wise.

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