Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 5-10-0
Avg PTS
25.1
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
368.5
Rank: 19th
Avg PYds
274.8
Rank: 7th
Avg RYds
93.7
Rank: 29th
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Posted 2/28/2021 8:01 pm UTC
Incoming Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff likely will be asked to restructure his contract this offseason because the team can create around $15 million if they rework the deal.
Huddle Up: Goff will be the Lions starting quarterback for at least next season, but it is not known if he will be the quarterback of the future for the Lions. He probably will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback because the team may lose their top three receivers in free agency.
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Posted 2/28/2021 7:44 pm UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Kenny Golladay is a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason, but the team could look to trade him instead of keeping him if he is tagged, in the opinion of The Detroit News' Justin Rogers.
Huddle Up: Golladay is a very good receiver when healthy, so the Lions should receive a solid draft choice if they decide to trade him. He should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues next season.
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Posted 2/20/2021 11:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson can play even better than he did this season, according to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. 'I know he made the Pro Bowl and all that, but he can play even better and that was the encouraging part. I like what I saw on tape. He's a good football player,' Lynn said.
Huddle Up: Hockenson posted 723 yards and six touchdowns this past season and should be a popular target for Jared Goff next season. He has a chance to be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues in 2021.
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Posted 2/19/2021 8:20 pm UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones said he would prefer to join a Super Bowl contender this offseason but has not ruled out any team.
Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a solid 2020 season and should receive interest from multiple teams during free agency. He can be a top-two or top-three receiver for a team and likely will be a starting fantasy option most weeks.
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Posted 2/18/2021 2:38 am UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones has expressed interest in joining the Los Angeles Rams to reunite with QB Matthew Stafford, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Jones was a steady target for Stafford during their time in Detroit, but he would likely have a tough time approaching his previous numbers if he joined the receiving corps of the Rams.
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Posted 2/16/2021 2:20 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff leads all quarterbacks with 376 completions and 5,176 yards passing off play-action since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: There's no question being the triggerman in Sean McVay's offense has something to do with Goff thriving in play-action, as few play-callers rely more heavily on it than he does. With that said, Goff has proven to be quite accurate when he isn't feeling pressured and the combination of bootlegs and play-action play a role in helping him feel more comfortable. While the Lions may rely more heavily on play-action than they have in previous years with a new regime in place, Goff is highly unlikely to be anything more than a middling QB2 in Detroit.
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Posted 2/14/2021 10:27 pm UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Kenny Golladay is expected to receive the franchise tag this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Golladay struggled with an injury this season but is one of the better receivers when healthy. He will be working with a new quarterback in 2021 if he returns but should continue to be the main option in the passing game. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/10/2021 11:19 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift is expected to be more involved in the passing game in 2021, according to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Running backs coach Duce Staley anticipates Swift seeing 25-plus touches per game and playing all three downs. 'You can get 18 carries and seven touches as far as receptions and you have 25 touches, which is what you want from your star back. When I look at D'Andre, I do think he's a three-down back and like I said, he has some special traits I can't wait to get my hands on, so I'm excited about that,' Staley said.
Huddle Up: Swift finished his rookie season 878 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns on 160 touches while starting just four of his 13 games played. An increased role for 2021 should thrust him into the upper RB2 tier in 2021 fantasy drafts.
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Posted 2/08/2021 1:02 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones ranked fifth in the NFL in receptions and fourth in receiving yards over the final five games of the 2020 season.
Huddle Up: Jones has averaged between 56.4 and 68.8 yards per game in all five of his seasons in Detroit, finding the end zone at least nine times in three of them. He will be a free agent this offseason, but Jones can be a WR3 candidate in the right situation.
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Posted 2/04/2021 8:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson is set to become a free agent at the end of the league year, but fellow RB D'Andre Swift has made it clear he would like to see the soon-to-be 36-year-old return to the team for another year. 'I definitely want him back,' Swift told CBS Sports while noting that he 'picked (Peterson's) brain' throughout his rookie year.
Huddle Up: Considering Detroit sounds like it wants to bite off kneecaps and set the physical tone with its running game each week under new head coach Dan Campbell, keeping around a physical presence like Peterson makes a lot of sense. Swift and Peterson are completely different backs, so fantasy owners shouldn't be overly concerned about the former's workload - he should be the focal point of the offense now with Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles. Swift could easily be a top-15 lock in fantasy drafts by the time they really get rolling this summer.
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Posted 2/01/2021 6:04 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff is considered to be the team's starter 'moving forward,' according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Huddle Up: There were some rumors floating around that perhaps Goff was acquired by the Lions with the intent of flipping him for additional assets, but it sounds as though the team plans to give Goff the starting job and see what he can do. What his fantasy appeal will be is unclear as the Lions look to be in the early stages of a thorough rebuild, and it remains to be seen who will fill out Detroit's roster for 2021.
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Posted 1/28/2021 5:43 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QBs Jared Goff and John Wolford are expected to take part in an 'open competition' for the starting quarterback job in training camp, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This assumes that the Rams don't trade Goff during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Given Goff's contract situation it seems highly unlikely that he'll be anywhere other than LA in 2021, but the team seems ready to open up the position to give Wolford a shot at the QB1 job. In a potentially high-powered offense under the stewardship of Sean McVay, the winner would carry QB2 fantasy value with some upside potential.
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Posted 1/28/2021 4:47 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift will be used in the slot at times next season to allow him to take on linebackers in open space, according to head coach Dan Campbell.
Huddle Up: Swift missed a couple of games while dealing with a concussion, but emerged as the leader of the Detroit backfield as his rookie season progressed, finishing with 10 total touchdowns and 46 grabs. A bigger role in the passing game would only enhance his value, and he should have a great opportunity to be a solid RB2 in 2021.
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Posted 1/26/2021 7:47 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is not guaranteed a roster spot for the 2021 season, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Snead reportedly declined to provide a yes/no answer when he was 'asked repeatedly if there's a scenario' where Goff wouldn't be on the roster and referenced a recent quote from Aaron Rodgers about the future being 'a beautiful mystery,' according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
Huddle Up: Amazingly, the four-year, $134 million extension Goff signed before the start of the 2019 season has yet to kick in, meaning the Rams would be admitting to a huge mistake if they parted ways with the former No. 1 overall pick. In all likelihood, Los Angeles will bring in a strong veteran and/or an early draft pick to give Goff a run for his money in camp. A trade is an unlikely possibility as well since Goff is due more than $25 million in 2021.
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Posted 1/26/2021 2:56 am UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones could be an option for the Tennessee Titans if the Titans decide not to re-sign impending free-agent WR Corey Davis this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Turron Davenport.
Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a terrific season and should receive interest from multiple teams in free agency. He would be a starter if he signed with the Titans and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver no matter where he signs.
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Posted 1/19/2021 6:35 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff's recent inconsistent play has left his status as the starting quarterback for the 2021 season in the air and may lead the team to bring in someone who can push him, according to comments made by the NFL Network's Steve Wyche. 'The people I've spoken to said basically at this moment the relationship with Goff and (head coach Sean) McVay: not great. They need marriage counseling is what one person said to me. I think this is something that they're going to be able to work through, but there's got to be some healing and that's not just with Jared Goff's injured thumb,' Wyche said.
Huddle Up: Goff was very good in McVay's first two seasons (2017 and 2018), but it would seem that once opponents figured out how to slow down Todd Gurley late during the second half of the 2018 campaign, Goff started to get exposed. It's also possible that the defections of Sammy Watkins and Brandin Cooks have given defenses less to worry about vertically or that he is feeling the pressure of playing under his four-year, $134 million contract that he signed in September of 2019. Whatever the reason(s), fantasy owners should expect him to compete for his job in camp this summer.
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Posted 1/16/2021 4:42 am UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Kenny Golladay is a candidate to receive the franchise tag this offseason.
Huddle Up: Golladay struggled with injuries this season but is one of the better receivers in the NFL when healthy. He should be a starter no matter where he plays in 2021 and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/15/2021 1:36 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 14, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Goff had a solid outing in relief during the Wild Card playoff game but may be without Cooper Kupp this week. Fantasy players probably can find a better option to use and can keep Goff on the bench.
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Posted 1/14/2021 7:53 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) will start Saturday, Jan. 16, in the divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Thursday. Blake Bortles will serve as the backup.
Huddle Up: Goff came in early for injured starter John Wolford (neck) in last Saturday's wild-card win over the Seahawks, but completed only 9-of-19 passes for 155 yards and a TD while playing with his surgically repaired thumb.
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Posted 1/11/2021 5:17 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay did not commit to a starter between QBs Jared Goff (thumb) and John Wolford (neck) for the team's Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: McVay punted the question to later in the week as he waits to see what the status of Wolford's neck is as well as how Goff's surgically repaired thumb responds after he was pressed into duty for much of last Saturday. Monitor the situation leading up to gametime in what figures to be very cold conditions.
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Posted 1/09/2021 9:09 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB John Wolford will be the starting quarterback for the Wild Card playoff game with QB Jared Goff (thumb) being the backup quarterback, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Wolford threw for 231 yards and one interception in the regular season finale but also was able to run for 56 yards. The Rams likely will use a run-heavy offense, so fantasy players can avoid Wolford.
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Posted 1/08/2021 3:55 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Goff will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He threw zero touchdowns and one interception in two games against the Seattle Seahawks during the regular season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/08/2021 1:37 am UTC
Detroit Lions free-agent WR Marvin Jones is expected to have interest in the Miami Dolphins if they decide to pursue him during free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones finished this season with 978 yards and nine touchdowns and likely will receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market. He probably would be a starter if he joins the Dolphins and could be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 1/07/2021 2:19 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is still a question mark for the wild-card round against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Jan. 9. Head coach Sean McVay said he is not going to name his starter under center until right up to game time. If Goff cannot go, QB John Wolford would make his second career start.
Huddle Up: Goff threw for over 300 yards in the first meeting on Sunday Night Football against the Seahawks, but he has no touchdowns through the air or on the ground in two regular-season games against Seattle. Even if he can play he is a risky option in postseason fantasy leagues and DFS.
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Posted 1/06/2021 12:33 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated injury report for Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Goff is considered questionable for Saturday's NFC Wild Card Game against the Seattle Seahawks. He'll be a risky start after missing the regular-season finale following thumb surgery. DFS players can find better options, especially against the improved Seahawks' defense.
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