Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
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Posted 6/06/2019 1:06 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Jermaine Kearse (Jets) is signing with the Detroit Lions Thursday, June 6, according to a source. Terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Kearse could be a value pick late in PPR drafts as a WR5.
Posted 6/02/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB C.J. Anderson said he believes Detroit is a perfect fit for him because of the success offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has had with running backs in the past.
Huddle Up: Anderson likely will not start for the Lions but could receive a handful of touches each game. He may be a late-round pick in some leagues or a handcuff to Kerryon Johnson but will be on the bench most weeks.
Posted 5/27/2019 1:05 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) has been sitting out individual and team drills during OTAs.
Huddle Up: He was initially expected to be ready for OTAs, but it still doesn't sound like there is any concern about his long-term health. Jones figures to slot behind Kenny Golladay in the pecking order in 2019, but he should still have a solid role in the passing attack. He could still be a WR3 candidate for fantasy owners.
Posted 5/27/2019 1:05 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest) isn't participating in team drills or individual work during OTAs.
Huddle Up: Golladay topped 1,000 yards last year, and he still has plenty of room to grow. He should be the unquestioned No. 1 option in the Detroit passing attack this year with a great shot at WR2 production.
Posted 5/25/2019 10:05 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson is considered the leading candidate to start at tight end this upcoming season, but he likely will be sharing playing time with TE Jesse James.
Huddle Up: Hockenson likely will be a weapon in the red zone, but fantasy players will need to monitor him during training camp and the preseason. He has a chance to be a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/04/2019 1:05 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) said he is fully recovered from last year's knee and injury and back to his old self, and his goal in 2019 is to play in every game.
Huddle Up: Although his season was cut short, Johnson showed more than enough upside to enter 2019 as Detroit's lead back. Target him as a RB2.
Posted 5/02/2019 4:05 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson said he hit the proverbial rookie wall early in the 2018 season. 'Rookie wall hit me in like, fall, bro,' Johnson said Thursday, May 2.
Huddle Up: Johnson's rookie season was limited to 10 games and 150 touches due to a knee injury, but he certainly made an impression and deserves RB2 consideration entering his sophomore campaign.
Posted 4/29/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson is likely to be a co-starter in Week 1 with TE Jesse James, in the opinion of beat writer Kyle Meinke
Huddle Up: Hockenson has some TE2 upside, but he has a limited forecast early on if he's sharing time.
Posted 4/01/2019 10:04 pm UTC
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Monday, April 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Anderson is a good fit in the Detroit backfield as he will assume the role vacated by LeGarrette Blount. Kerryon Johnson is the main man for the Lions, but Anderson will see some short-yardage and goal-line work. Take a chance on him in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted 3/28/2019 6:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson won't be run into the ground this year coming off a knee injury late last season. 'We could win a couple [games] now, but if we wear this guy out and he doesn't help us in the long run then what's the trade off?' head coach Matt Patricia said.
Huddle Up: Johnson will still be the lead back for the Lions, but time will tell if he sees the 15-20 touches he saw last year when he took over the starting gig. Even with Theo Riddick and others taking snaps away from Johnson, the sophomore running back merits RB2 consideration.
Posted 3/26/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was the target of an attempted trade by the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 offseason, according to multiple league sources.
Huddle Up: A year later, Ryan Tannehill is gone, Ryan Fitzpatrick is in but the Dolphins are still searching for their franchise QB. Expect Miami to strike in the first round of the draft.
Posted 3/23/2019 1:03 am UTC
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) said on his Twitter feed that his time with the Los Angeles Rams 'was fun' and that he enjoyed the opportunity.
Huddle Up: Anderson was speaking like a player who doesn't expect to be back with the Rams in 2019. However, he did show that he has a little gas left in the tank in the right offense, and depending on where he signs, he could have some appeal as a depth option for fantasy owners.
Posted 3/12/2019 3:03 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent TE Jesse James agreed to a four-year, $25 million deal with the Detroit Lions, according to a source. He will receive $11 million fully guaranteed.
Huddle Up: James looks to have some upside as a high-end TE2 with this signing.
Posted 3/11/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent TE Jesse James plans to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to a source. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: James is a solid tight end and likely will compete for the starting job next season. He posted 423 yards and two touchdowns this past season but should see more targets with the Lions. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/11/2019 12:03 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Danny Amendola (Dolphins) agreed to a one-year deal worth as much as $5.75 million with the Detroit Lions Monday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Amendola lands in a spot where he might pose WR5 value, but he's a wildly inconsistent fantasy asset.
Posted 3/08/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Danny Amendola (Dolphins) is believed to be interested in signing with the New England Patriots this offseason, according to The Athletic's Jeff Howe.
Huddle Up: Amendola played with the Patriots for several seasons before he decided to sign with the Miami Dolphins, so he is familiar with the Patriots. He would be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver next season if he joins New England.
Posted 3/01/2019 7:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is expected to be a full participant in the team's offseason program after undergoing knee surgery that ended his 2018 season.
Huddle Up: Although he was inconsistent along the way, Jones was having a season on par with his breakout 2017 campaign before going down for the count in Week 10. Head coach Matt Patricia was reportedly vague when asked if he expected Jones to return to his pre-injury form once healthy, but the fact he will likely get cleared for the offseason program bodes well. Fantasy owners should consider him as a high-end WR3 until further notice.
Posted 2/24/2019 1:02 pm UTC
The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly very interested in Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James, who is expected to become a free agent next month, according to's Tony Pauline.
Huddle Up: Pittsburgh is interested in signing the 24-year-old James to a contract extension but he currently appears as the Steelers' No. 2 option at tight end on their depth chart behind Vance McDonald, so it wouldn't be surprising if he takes his talents elsewhere. If he winds up with a starting role in 2019, he should be viewed as a low-end TE1.
Posted 2/22/2019 3:02 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's ability to catch passes out of the backfield will be a 'bonus' for the offense, according to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. 'We're going to run the football, and we're going to run it really well,' Bevell said.
Huddle Up: Johnson flashed lead back potential before suffering an injury, and if he does become the centerpiece of the backfield, he will have RB1 upside with a RB2 floor in 2019.
Posted 2/08/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola may be released in Miami due to his $6 million salary, and a return to the New England Patriots would be a likely destination if that happens.
Huddle Up: Amendola did lead the team in targets (79), receptions (59) and receiving yards (575) this past season after coming over from the Patriots, but the Dolphins appear ready to tear things down and rebuild, so Amendola indeed might be looking for work.
Posted 2/04/2019 2:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Anderson once again split time with Todd Gurley, but neither back was effective. If the Rams end up bringing Anderson back next year, it could thrust Gurley's role as a top-three pick into doubt. It is one of the bigger fantasy stories to watch heading into 2019.
Posted 1/29/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson said Tuesday, Jan. 29, he is now playing at 235 pounds -- up from his previous playing weight of 225.
Huddle Up: The extra weight hasn't seemed to hamper Anderson so far in L.A. as he rushed for at least 123 yards in each of his first three games with the Rams before gaining 44 on 16 carries in the NFC title game. Next up, though, is a Patriots' rush defense that has surrendered only 60 rushing yards in two postseason games. Fellow RB Todd Gurley should also be much more involved in the Super Bowl game plan as well after receiving only five touches in the NFC Championship Game.
Posted 1/26/2019 1:01 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones could be 'expendable' this offseason because of the emergence of WR Kenny Golladay, according to Nate Atkins of
Huddle Up: If the Lions do move on from Jones, Golladay should deliver another 1,000-yard campaign in 2019 and have a great shot at WR2 production as the centerpiece of Detroit's passing attack. Jones could still be a useful fantasy option in his own right, but his value would depend on his landing spot.
Posted 1/26/2019 12:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 25.
Huddle Up: Anderson has played well since joining the Rams and should be part of a running back committee for a team next season. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back next season depending on his role.
Posted 1/24/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 24.
Huddle Up: Anderson should be available to play in Super Bowl LIII and likely will receive a solid amount of touches. He has played well and could return to the Rams next season. Anderson probably will be part of a running back committee for a team next season and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back.
Posted 1/24/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to be released or traded this offseason, which would save the Lions more than $3.4 million, according to Spotrac.
Huddle Up: Kerryon Johnson will be featured in his second season and LeGarrette Blount will be tasked with the short-yardage and goal-line duties. It makes sense for the Lions to cut ties, but Riddick will be wanted somewhere. He's a valuable pass-catching back with at least PPR flex upside.
Posted 1/20/2019 10:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed four times for 10 yards and a touchdown and he added a three-yard catch in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, while RB C.J. Anderson handled the majority of the workload with 17 total touches.
Huddle Up: There was no official word from the Rams during the game, but Gurley was obviously not right. He had two dropped passes in the first half and he apparently is still not 100 percent from the knee injury which hampered him down the stretch. He'll have two weeks to rest before Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, but expect him to split the load with Anderson.
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