Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 4-5-0
Avg PTS
25.2
Rank: 16th
Avg Yds
362.9
Rank: 21st
Avg PYds
267.5
Rank: 13th
Avg RYds
95.4
Rank: 28th
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Posted 11/24/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) was able to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: The Lions' rushing attack and entire offense sorely missed Swift in the Week 11 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The performance of RBs Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson only solidified Swift's hold on the No. 1 job when he's able to return. He'll be an RB1 against the Houston Texans' lowly rush defense if able to play in Week 12.
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Posted 11/24/2020 2:06 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Stafford struggled last week but may have more success against the Houston Texans this week. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but can be benched if better options are available.
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Posted 11/24/2020 1:51 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Hockenson should be available to play this week, but fantasy players can check on his status in a few days. He can be a solid No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/24/2020 1:48 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Golladay has been sidelined for several weeks, but fantasy players will need to check on his status later in the week. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is cleared to play.
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Posted 11/24/2020 1:38 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Swift is still going through the concussion protocol and could miss another game. Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson will split playing time again if Swift misses another game, but both players can be avoided.
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Posted 11/24/2020 1:35 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (hip) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Amendola was not able to play in the last game and appears unlikely to play again his week. He can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/22/2020 9:56 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Hall caught three passes for 16 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He was targeted three times during game.
Huddle Up: Hall had a chance to have a bigger role in the passing game but was only targeted three times. He should see a handful of targets next week but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/22/2020 9:42 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught four passes for 51 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jones has been the main receiver for the Lions while Kenny Golladay has been sidelined. He did see his three-game touchdown streak snapped but has posted at least 50 yards in three of his last five games. He can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next week.
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Posted 11/22/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught four passes for 68 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hockenson had a bounce back performance and has posted at least 50 yards in six games this season. He can be considered a solid No. 1 tight end against most opponents.
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Posted 11/22/2020 9:27 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 17 yards on six carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He also caught two passes for 21 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: With D'Andre Swift sidelined, Johnson shared playing time with Adrian Peterson but struggled against the Panthers. He will have a more favorable matchup next week but should not be a starting fantasy option.
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Posted 11/22/2020 9:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 18 yards on seven carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Peterson was sharing playing time with Kerryon Johnson this week because D'Andre Swift is sidelined. He should have more success next week against the Houston Texans if he receives a similar workload but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 11/22/2020 8:46 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 18-for-33 for 178 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Stafford has been dealing with a thumb injury and was without two of his targets in the passing game, so he struggled against the Panthers. He will be facing the Houston Texans next week and would be a risky starting option in leagues.
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Posted 11/22/2020 4:46 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) is active for Week 11's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Even though he will be missing several offensive weapons this afternoon (such as RB D'Andre Swift and WRs Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola), Stafford can still be viewed as a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues due to the favorable matchup.
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Posted 11/22/2020 4:04 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RBs Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson are expected to split carries for Week 11's game versus the Carolina Panthers, with Peterson serving as the starter.
Huddle Up: With RB D'Andre Swift sidelined for this afternoon's game due to a concussion, Peterson merits consideration as a flex option in standard fantasy leagues, while Johnson has more appeal at the flex position in PPR leagues, as he looks to occupy a role in the Detroit offense similar to that previously filled by Swift.
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Posted 11/21/2020 9:00 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Mohamed Sanu was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 21, for the game Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Sanu could play a significant role with WRs Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola sidelined. He could be a desperation FLEX play for needy fantasy managers.
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Posted 11/20/2020 10:17 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Hockenson probably will see a few extra targets with Danny Amendola and Kenny Golladay ruled out. He can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/20/2020 10:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Jones has caught at least one touchdown in each of the last three games and will continue to be the top receiver with Kenny Golladay still sidelined. Jones can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/20/2020 10:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Stafford is expected to be available, but fantasy players should check the inactive list for his official status. He will be without two of his top receivers if he plays but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
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Posted 11/20/2020 8:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WRs Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Detroit will enter Carolina this weekend without its top running back (D'Andre Swift) and two of its top three receivers. Obviously, Golladay's continued absence is the big news among the two receivers, and there doesn't appear to be much information in regards to when he may return, especially in light of the Lions' quick turnaround for an early Thursday game in Week 12. Marvin Jones figures to operate as the team's clear top receiver in the interim and should be a solid fantasy WR3 as a result.
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Posted 11/20/2020 8:46 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: In addition to passing on the news about Swift, running backs coach Kyle Caskey apparently told reporters Friday that Adrian Peterson will "lead it off" in Week 11 and Kerryon Johnson will fill the Swift role "as much as possible." It leaves both players as flex plays, although Johnson would appear to have more upside in fantasy if we take Caskey's comments at face value. As for Swift, he is now a question mark for Week 12 as well since Detroit plays on a short week.
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Posted 11/20/2020 6:41 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) has experienced no additional setbacks with his thumb injury, and is expected to start Sunday, Nov. 22 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: The state of Stafford's surrounding cast is a bit concerning with RB D'Andre Swift and WRs Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola expected to miss the game, but Stafford remains a mid-level QB2 consideration.
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Posted 11/20/2020 5:38 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) didn't participate in practice Friday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: That's two straight missed practices for Golladay, who's looking like he'll miss a third straight game.
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Posted 11/20/2020 5:16 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) faces a 'difficult' task in getting cleared in time to play in Week 11, head coach Matt Patricia said Friday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Tough timing when a player enters the concussion protocol on a Thursday, and until we hear otherwise, Swift's fantasy owners are advised to make other running back plans in Week 11.
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Posted 11/19/2020 10:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Jones has been targeted at least six times in three of the last four games and has four touchdowns during that span. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 11/19/2020 10:14 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Hockenson should be on track to play this week unless he suffered a setback at some point. He has been a solid contributor in the passing game and can be a No. 1 tight end in most leagues.
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Posted 11/19/2020 9:48 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: It appears like Amendola will miss the Week 11 game, but fantasy players should know more about his status in a day or two. He probably can be avoided in all leagues even if he is active for the game.
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