Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 0-2-0
Avg PTS
22
Rank: 21st
Avg Yds
384
Rank: 15th
Avg PYds
270.5
Rank: 9th
Avg RYds
113.5
Rank: 17th
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:24 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola ended up with two receptions for 21 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Amendola was targeted frequently. In fact, he led the team. However, he was unable to absorb many of them, and remains useful only in deeper PPR formats at this time. The Lions meet the Cardinals in Arizona in Week 3.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:22 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones registered four receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Jones is worth a roster spot in deeper fantasy leagues, but he isn't worth starting in most formats despite the score. The Lions travel to battle the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:20 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Hall posted one catch for 24 yards on two targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: The touchdown was nice, but Hall is nothing more than a depth player in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Lions travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 3.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:13 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Hockenson posted four catches for 62 yards on four targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has had a couple of decent performance so far, performing like a low-end TE1 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson ran eight times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers and he was targeted once without any catches.
Huddle Up: Johnson had eight total touches while Adrian Peterson had seven touches and D'Andre Swift posted 10. Head coach Matt Patricia is from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and he tends to ride with the hot hand and/or play the back who gives his team the best matchup. Fantasy owners do not care for it much.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:08 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed five times for just 12 yards and he added five grabs for 60 yards on his five targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Swift has shown decent hands out of the backfield, and he is a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR formats. Next up is a road trip to meet the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.
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Posted 9/21/2020 3:05 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson ran seven times for 41 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, splitting the backfield touches with RBs Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift.
Huddle Up: Peterson flirted with 100 yards in Week 1, but he fell back to Earth and didn't do much outside of one 25-yard scamper. He is more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Posted 9/21/2020 2:53 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-33 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Stafford flirted with 300 yards last week and he did a decent job in this one, but his numbers have been more of the QB2 variety to date. He'll look for better results in Week 3 against the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.
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Posted 9/20/2020 12:20 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is 'really close' to returning to action, according to head coach Matt Patricia, even though he has not practiced since sustaining a hamstring injury Sept. 9. He has already been ruled out for Week 2's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: When healthy, Golladay is a must-start option in all fantasy formats. WRs Marvin Jones, Quintez Cephus and Danny Amendola will continue to see plenty of targets while Golladay remains sidelined, with Jones worthy of consideration as a high-end WR3 in fantasy leagues, while Cephus and Amendola should be on the radar as flex options in deeper formats.
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Posted 9/18/2020 9:30 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 2.
Huddle Up: There is no timetable for Golladay's return, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. Marvin Jones, Quintez Cephus and Danny Amendola all received at least seven targets with Golladay out of the lineup in Week 1. Jones should be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues, while Cephus and Amendola could be flex options in deeper leagues.
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Posted 9/18/2020 4:38 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will be 'very limited' in practice Friday, Sept. 18, as he deals with a hamstring injury, head coach Matt Patricia said.
Huddle Up: Golladay missed the Lions' opener and has yet to put in a full practice the last two weeks. Barring a sudden turnabout, count on going with another starting wide receiver option again this week.
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Posted 9/17/2020 4:22 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will remain out of practice Thursday, Sept. 17, as he deals with a hamstring injury, head coach Matt Patricia said.
Huddle Up: Golladay, who missed Week 1, now has been idle the first two days of practice this week, and Friday will be a big day in determining his status for Sunday's game in Green Bay. For now, though, Golladay's Week 2 prospects aren't looking rosy.
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Posted 9/16/2020 5:09 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is not expected to do much during practice Wednesday, Sept. 16, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: Golladay was not able to play in Week 1 and appears to be questionable for this week's game as well. Fantasy players should check on his practice participation during the week because he should be a starting option in all leagues if he is healthy.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:12 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones registered four receptions for 55 yards on eight targets in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Jones saw an uptick in work with Kenny Golladay on the shelf due to an injury. Whenever Golladay is back it will mean less work for Jones and the other receivers. He is best treated as a WR5 in most formats.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:08 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson posted five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown on his five targets in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: There is something about openers that tickles Hockenson, as he had a career-high 131 receiving yards and a score in his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2019 season. He had just 26 catches, 236 yards and one TD in the other 11 games, so fantasy owners hope he can do a little better this season.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:02 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola registered five receptions for a game-high 81 yards on seven targets in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Amendola was a bit of a question mark due to a hamstring injury, and it looked like he could sit. However, he was very much active and a bit part of the offense with Kenny Golladay on the shelf. Amendola remains a decent WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams in PPR with less appeal in standard play.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:00 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed seven times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson went nowhere fast, and he was outperformed by both Adrian Peterson and rookie D'Andre Swift. Get used to it. Johnson is hurtling toward acquiring that label which starts with the letter B. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues.
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Posted 9/14/2020 2:57 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed three times for eight yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he added three catches for 15 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Swift looked to be in line for a sizeable role, but that all changed when the team inked Adrian Peterson last week. The veteran burst onto the scene in Motown with 93 rushing yards, so fantasy owners of Swift in standard leagues will have to bide their time. He remains a tremendous option in long-term keeper formats.
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Posted 9/14/2020 2:54 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson rushed 14 times for a game-high 93 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he added three receptions for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Peterson was just signed by the Lions less than a week ago and he made an immediate impact, flirting with the 100-yard mark. He still has plenty left in the tank, and his presence cannot please fantasy owners of D'Andre Swift and Kerry Johnson. The Lions travel to meet the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.
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Posted 9/14/2020 2:52 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 24-of-42 passes for 297 yards, one touchdowns and one interception in the Week 1 game against the Chicago Bears. He also ran five times for 23 yards.
Huddle Up: Stafford is healthy again and that's great news, even though the fourth quarter was forgettable for he and the offense. He remains a low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau.
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Posted 9/13/2020 4:05 pm UTC
The Detroit Lions have declared WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) out for Week 1's game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: With both Golladay and fellow wideout Danny Amendola (hamstring) sidelined for the season opener, expect WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson to see an increased number of targets this afternoon. Golladay is a must-start option in all fantasy formats when healthy.
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Posted 9/13/2020 4:04 pm UTC
The Detroit Lions have declared WR Danny Amendola (hamstring) out for Week 1's game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Amendola will be held out of action despite being a limited participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson should see more targets in his absence. When healthy, Amendola could be used as a flex option in deeper PPR fantasy leagues but isn't worth rostering in most standard formats.
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Posted 9/11/2020 8:37 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Swift is probably behind Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson on the depth chart since he missed most of training camp because of his injury. He probably will see a few touches this week against the Chicago Bears but can be kept on the bench.
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Posted 9/11/2020 8:35 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: He may be a game-time decision, so fantasy players should check the inactive list for his official status. He may have a bigger role if he plays since Kenny Golladay likely will miss the game. He could be a flex option in deeper point-per-reception leagues but can be avoided in most standard leagues.
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Posted 9/11/2020 8:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is listed as doubtful for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can check the inactive list for his official status, but he likely will miss at least one game because of the injury. Marvin Jones and Marvin Hall probably will be the two main options in the passing game and can be starting options in leagues.
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Posted 9/11/2020 3:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will be very limited in practice Friday, Sept. 11, according to head coach Matt Patricia.
Huddle Up: This sounds like something that will be a game-time decision. He would be a high-end WR2 if healthy, but it's hard to suggest starting him against the Chicago Bears right now.
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Posted 9/11/2020 1:56 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle) said Thursday, Sept. 10, that he is back at '100 percent' following ankle surgery at the end of the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Outside of a monster performance in his debut, Hockenson had a quiet rookie campaign. He is a popular breakout candidate in his second season, but fantasy owners shouldn't pencil him in for TE1 production just yet. He is a high-upside TE2.
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