Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 3-12-1
Rank: 18th
Avg Yds
Rank: 16th
Avg PYds
Rank: 10th
Avg RYds
Rank: 20th
Posted 3/30/2020 6:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones said he wants to catch at least 15 touchdowns this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Jones has caught at least nine touchdowns in two of his last three seasons and will have Matthew Stafford back in the lineup in 2020. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/02/2020 6:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is 'completely healed' from the fracture in his back that cost him the final eight games of the 2019 season, according to his wife via social media.
Huddle Up: There's been a ton of speculation this offseason that Stafford's days might be numbered in Detroit, but just about everyone with a say in the Lions' organization has denied that. Stafford was on track for one of the best years of his career prior to going down, and it is a reasonable bet he'll need to post QB1 numbers yet again in 2020 if Detroit doesn't add a significant amount of talent this offseason.
Posted 3/01/2020 2:47 pm UTC
Several coaches and general managers around the National Football League believe that Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford wants to be traded to another team, according to Michael Silver of the NFL Network.
Huddle Up: Within the last few weeks, Lions head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn have both denied that Stafford will be traded this offseason. However, it is interesting to note that the rumors may continue to swirl due to the player's perceived dissatisfaction with the club rather than the team actively trying to move him. After missing half of the 2019 campaign due to back and hip injuries, Stafford should be viewed as a midrange QB1 option entering next season's fantasy drafts.
Posted 2/27/2020 1:43 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson did enough in his 12-game rookie season to inspire hope for his future with the team, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'I think we have a really good tight end that had a really strong rookie season,' Quinn said. 'Ended with an injury, but he's fighting back so we're extremely happy to have him on our team and expect big things going forward.'
Huddle Up: Hockenson finished his rookie season with 32 receptions on 59 targets for 367 yards and two touchdowns in his 12 games. A larger role in his sophomore season and a return to health for QB Matthew Stafford (back) will make him a high-upside option as a low-end TE1.
Posted 2/25/2020 9:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has already resumed working out and will be ready to go for the start of the team's offseason program, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Posted 2/22/2020 6:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola will sign a one-year extension with the team, according to league sources Saturday, Feb. 22.
Huddle Up: Amendola had four games of seven-plus catches and 95-plus yards, accounting for the bulk of his 62-678-1 season in 2019. He remains a WR5 consideration in PPR formats.
Posted 2/13/2020 3:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is the subject of trade rumors, but general manager Bob Quinn stated the rumors are '100 percent false.'
Huddle Up: Stafford was third in fantasy points per game at the position, but he missed half of the season. He'll be a midrange QB1 with some injury risk next season.
Posted 2/01/2020 3:19 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay's price tag is only going to increase after the 2020 season, according to James Jones of the NFL Network. 'They better hurry up and pay Kenny,' Jones said.
Huddle Up: Golladay posted his second straight 1,000-yard season in 2019, leading the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns despite quarterback Matthew Stafford missing time. He will enter 2020 as a WR2 with WR1 upside.
Posted 1/22/2020 5:30 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) is 'pretty much at full health,' according to GM Bob Quinn, who adds that the team is 'totally happy and comfortable' with Stafford as their starting quarterback in 2020.
Huddle Up: Stafford was playing very good football prior to getting injured and looking like a borderline QB1. Assuming everything progresses as planned with his recovery he'd make a nice backup fantasy quarterback that can step in as needed.
Posted 1/17/2020 10:17 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 17, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Allison has only been targeted 12 times over the last five games and was held to nine yards in his last game against the San Francisco 49ers. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/16/2020 10:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: It's an upgrade for Allison after he missed Wednesday's practice. He's likely to be limited for much of the week but should ultimately suit up for Sunday, Jan. 19's NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. He made just one catch for 11 yards last week against the Seattle Seahawks and isn't worth much more than a desperation flier.
Posted 1/15/2020 10:55 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Huddle Up: Allison likely will be able to play in the NFC Championship as long as he recovers from the illness. He has caught at least four passes in only two games this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/05/2020 4:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) ranked second in the NFL in passing yards per game (312.4), second in yards per pass attempt (8.6) and fifth in QBR (70.1) in the eight games he played in 2019.
Huddle Up: Stafford is expected to be ready for offseason activities, and as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should enter 2020 as a matchup-based QB1 or high-end QB2.
Posted 1/03/2020 3:33 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay led the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions in 2019. His 1,190 receiving yards ranked seventh, and he ranked third in yards per catch (18.3) and second in receptions of 20-plus yards (22).
Huddle Up: Despite an injury to Matthew Stafford, Golladay was able to emerge as one of the top big-play receivers this season. He will enter 2020 as a WR2 with WR1 potential.
Posted 12/31/2019 12:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) said his recovery is on schedule and expects to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Stafford threw for 2,499 yards and 19 touchdowns in eight games this season and is on track to regain his starting job next season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted 12/29/2019 7:22 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (head) left the Week 17 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.
Huddle Up: Golladay will not return to the game if he is diagnosed with a concussion, so fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. He entered the Week 17 game being in the top 10 in receiving yards and touchdowns. He has become one of the better receivers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver next season.
Posted 12/27/2019 1:21 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay figures he'll start talking about a contract extension with the team shortly after the conclusion of the 2019 regular season, when players from the 2017 NFL Draft are first eligible to sign a new deal. 'We haven't talked about it,' Golladay said Thursday. Dec. 26. 'I'm sure we will the next few months or so. Everything will work itself out. I'm very grateful to be here. (Detroit) definitely took a shot on me and that would be a good way to repay them.'
Huddle Up: Golladay, a third-round pick in 2017, has emerged as the Lions' No. 1 receiver. With QB Matthew Stafford locked up through the 2022 campaign, Detroit has a chance to keep the two paired together for several more seasons, at minimum. Golladay will be a strong WR2 candidate in 2020.
Posted 12/23/2019 2:11 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught six of his 12 targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Even with Matthew Stafford missing time, Golladay has 11 touchdowns and more than 1,100 receiving yards this year. He's a WR2 heading into the finale.
Posted 12/23/2019 2:05 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough rushed eight times for 34 yards in a 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: With Kerryon Johnson back in the mix, Scarbrough played second fiddle in the Detroit backfield. As a volume-based fantasy option, Scarbrough won't be worth starting unless Johnson ends up sitting in the season finale.
Posted 12/23/2019 2:01 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 10 times for 42 yards and caught his only target for one yard in a 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Playing for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Week 7, Johnson led the Lions in rushing attempts. Detroit seems committed to giving him some work to close out the year, and he could be a flex play in Week 17 against a Green Bay defense that has struggled against the run.
Posted 12/22/2019 7:40 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough likely will see a smaller role in the offense with Kerryon Johnson back in the lineup. Fantasy players should be able to find better players to use and can keep Scarbrough on the bench.
Posted 12/22/2019 2:16 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is expected to get his normal workload in Week 16's contest against the Denver Broncos, even if he doesn't necessarily start the game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson had been sidelined since Week 7 due to a knee injury and was just activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 21. Although it's promising that he is slated to receive the bulk of the carries for the Lions this afternoon, he still makes a risky flex option because it remains to be seen how effective he will be in his first action in over two months. Bo Scarbrough is also expected to see a handful of offensive snaps against the Broncos but isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Posted 12/20/2019 10:49 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough was not able to play last week and probably will be a game-time decision this week. He can be at least a flex option if he is able to play, but fantasy players will need other options available in case he is ruled out.
Posted 12/19/2019 11:17 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough appears to have a chance to play this week, but fantasy players should monitor the situation. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option if he is active for the game.
Posted 12/19/2019 10:00 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) 'hopes to' play Sunday, Dec. 22, against the Denver Broncos, he said Thursday, Dec. 19. He hasn't yet been activated from the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Johnson will be a risky flex play if activated in time. He's likely to form a committee with Bo Scarbrough.
Posted 12/19/2019 6:42 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is practicing with the team Thursday, Dec. 19, and looks as though he'll rejoin the lineup Sunday, Dec. 22, against the Denver Broncos, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic. Burke adds he'd plan on Johnson starting the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been sidelined since suffering the injury in Week 7. The sophomore had rushed for 308 yards and two touchdowns on 92 carries through six games while adding nine receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown. He'll return to a difficult matchup, if activated, and makes for a risky flex option in 12-team leagues.
Posted 12/18/2019 9:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough had been a steady flex option from Weeks 11-14 before sitting out Week 15. He'll have a tough matchup against the Denver Broncos if he's able to return this week, and he should be considered a roster option only in deeper leagues.
Posted 12/17/2019 9:10 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: David Blough will likely play out the string for the Lions. Stafford's season ends with 2,499 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. After missing 19 of 32 games to begin his career, his absences this season are his first since 2010. Stafford figures to be considered a solid QB2 with QB1 upside in fantasy drafts in 2020.
Posted 12/15/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted three grabs for 44 yards on seven targets in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Golladay was a huge disappointment for fantasy owners in what appeared to be a very favorable matchup. Of course, it didn't help he has been down to David Blough, the team's third-string quarterback. Fantasy owners can't love that. The Lions travel to meet the Broncos in Week 16.
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