Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 3-1-0
Avg PTS
26.5
Rank: 8th
Avg Yds
393.75
Rank: 7th
Avg PYds
257.25
Rank: 7th
Avg RYds
136.5
Rank: 9th
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Posted 9/29/2023 7:25 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams will be allowed to return to the team and practice in Week 5 after the NFL announced a reduction of his six-game suspension for gambling on Friday, Sept. 29. The NFL released a memo on Friday announcing a reduction of the punishment of gambling on non-NFL games at team headquarters.
Huddle Up: Great news for Detroit and fantasy managers alike, although Williams will undoubtedly need some ramp-up time before he is ready to contribute in reality or fantasy after being away from the team for a month. Regardless, the production of Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond in the first four games of the season is a hint of what should be possible for the former first-round speedster. Fantasy managers are advised to leave him on their benches in Week 5 and take things week by week after that.
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Posted 9/29/2023 5:13 am GMT
Detroit Lions TE Sam LaPorta had four catches for 56 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. He was targeted five times.
Huddle Up: LaPorta came very close to having a big night in Titletown. He was dragged down one-on-one inside the 5-yard line on a potential touchdown, and he dropped a crossing route that looked like it was ticketed for a big gain. Despite that, LaPorta has moved into top-10 status at the position.
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Posted 9/29/2023 5:07 am GMT
Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds had three catches for 69 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. He was targeted six times.
Huddle Up: Coming off a game in which he wasn't even targeted, Reynolds led the way with 69 yards. He's been solid outside of that Week 3 donut, and could offer up flex value at home against the Panthers next Sunday. His long-term outlook isn't as rosy, however, as Jameson Williams has only two games left on his suspension.
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Posted 9/29/2023 4:36 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs carried the ball eight times for 40 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. He was targeted five times as a receiver, catching four balls for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: With David Montgomery returning from injury, Gibbs slid back into a complementary role, totaling a dozen touches compared to 34 for the veteran. There's clearly significant upside with Gibbs, but you can't overlook the fact that he's only averaging 56 yards on 11.7 touches in the three games he's played alongside Montgomery. Until he starts delivering bigger numbers, his weekly outlook should be as more of an RB3/flex type.
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Posted 9/29/2023 4:19 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) carried the ball 32 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 28. He added a pair of receptions on two targeted balls for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: A year ago, Jamaal Williams led the NFL with 17 rushing TDs for Detroit. Montgomery, who has five through three games, is a more talented version of Williams, and it looks like the Lions will use him in the heavy usage role to keep the speedier Jahmyr Gibbs fresh. A decent option while with the Bears, Montgomery is emerging as a very solid RB2 in Year 1 with the Lions.
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Posted 9/28/2023 12:51 pm GMT
Correcting a previous report, Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is expected to play Thursday, Sept. 28, in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Jahmyr Gibbs slides down to a low-end RB1, and Montgomery will be a flex candidate in PPR leagues.
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Posted 9/27/2023 8:06 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 4. The Lions did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Montgomery may be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He will see a decent amount of touches if he is active for the game and can be at least a flex option in leagues.
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Posted 9/26/2023 6:08 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) appears to be on the right track to play in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers, according to comments from head coach Dan Campbell on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: The Lions made the prudent move in resting Montgomery in Week 3, especially knowing they had a division game coming up on a short week. While Detroit was able to win without him against the Atlanta Falcons, there is no question Montgomery was missed. While the Packers have been a favorable fantasy matchup for running backs through three games, they have been effective in slowing them down in two of them. Nevertheless, Montgomery remains a solid RB2 option if he plays on Thursday.
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Posted 9/24/2023 3:54 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) is active for Week 3's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: St. Brown had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging one limited practice session and one full session during the week. He should be a starting option in all fantasy formats.
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Posted 9/24/2023 3:52 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds (groin) is active for Week 3's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Reynolds had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions and one full session during the week. He has played well this season and can be a flex option in some deeper fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/24/2023 3:49 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is not active for Week 3's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Montgomery had been listed as doubtful on the injury report after missing all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds are expected to split playing time in the Detroit backfield, with Gibbs worthy of consideration as a starting option in fantasy leagues, while Reynolds can be a potential flex option.
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Posted 9/22/2023 10:23 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: St. Brown appears to have recovered as the week progressed and should be in uniform for the Week 3 game. He is a weekly starting option in all leagues when healthy.
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Posted 9/22/2023 10:18 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Reynolds likely will be available for the Week 3 game, but fantasy players may need to wait for his official status. He has played well so far this season and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
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Posted 9/22/2023 10:07 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds probably will share playing time with Montgomery likely not available. Gibbs can be a starting option in fantasy leagues, while Reynolds can be a possible flex option.
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Posted 9/22/2023 3:34 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is "improving" in his recovery but will continue to work on the side at practice Friday, Sept. 22, according to head coach Dan Campbell.
Huddle Up: Montgomery has yet to practice entering Friday so it's fair to assume he will be ruled out in Week 3. Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs has RB1 potential in Montgomery's absence if the latter is inactive.
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Posted 9/21/2023 8:35 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: St. Brown is making progress in his recovery and probably will be available for the Week 3 game. Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if anything changes, but St. Brown is a weekly starting option when healthy.
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Posted 9/21/2023 8:35 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Reynolds should be active for the Week 3 game, but fantasy players can check on his status in a day or two. He is off to a solid start to the season and can be at least a flex option in most leagues.
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Posted 9/21/2023 5:32 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (quad) did not participate in practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Expect Montgomery to be ruled out on Friday's injury report, although head coach Dan Campbell kept the door open for him earlier in the week when he called his running back "day-to-day." Expect Jahmyr Gibbs to see a slightly increased workload but for most of Montgomery's usual touches to be distributed among Craig Reynolds and Zonovan "Bam" Knight.
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Posted 9/21/2023 5:21 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) returned to practice on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: His return bodes well for his playing status on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, but he might not be able to perform quite at his usual level because of the amount of pushing off he will need to do on his injured toe. St. Brown has done more than enough to earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to playing through pain, so managers should leave him in their lineups barring a setback in Friday's practice.
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Posted 9/20/2023 8:09 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Reynolds is off to a good start with 146 yards and two touchdowns in two games. He should see a decent amount of targets again this week and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/20/2023 8:08 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Montgomery suffered the injury in the last game, and it looks like he will miss some time because of the injury. Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds likely will share playing time if Montgomery sits out and both can be flex options in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/20/2023 4:28 pm GMT
Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (undisclosed) is day-to-day and won't practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: St. Brown is the WR13 in PPR leagues and should only continue to get better if his health cooperates.
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Posted 9/18/2023 5:00 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB David Montgomery (quadriceps) said it would take a couple of weeks for his quad injury to heal.
Huddle Up: Jahmyr Gibbs could be a RB1 over the next couple of games if Montgomery is out.
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Posted 9/17/2023 7:55 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (undisclosed) returned to the Week 2 game after missing some time because of cramping, according to the FOX Sports broadcast.
Huddle Up: St. Brown should be fine moving forward and will continue to be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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