Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 3-12-1
Avg PTS
21.3
Rank: 18th
Avg Yds
364.8
Rank: 15th
Avg PYds
261.7
Rank: 9th
Avg RYds
103.1
Rank: 20th
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Posted 12/15/2019 10:04 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Danny Amendola ended up with eight receptions for 102 yards on 13 targets in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Amendola posted his third 100-yard game of the season, and first since Oct. 20. However, he hasn't scored since Week 1 and remains nothing more than a WR4 in PPR leagues with lesser value in mixed play. The Lions meet the Broncos in Week 16.
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Posted 12/15/2019 10:01 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Wes Hills rushed 10 times for 21 yards with two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Hills found the end zone twice, but he is not someone to consider outside of deeper fantasy leagues in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos on the road.
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Posted 12/15/2019 9:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB David Blough completed 24-of-43 passes for 260 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also rushed for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: Blough didn't have a very good day this week, or last week, and he is obviously not someone you should be relying upon for fantasy purposes, at least if you have designs on winning anything. The Lions travel to meet the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
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Posted 12/15/2019 2:49 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) is considered a game-time decision for Week 15's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough was listed as questionable on the injury report after missing the team's two most recent practice sessions during the week. He would be a risky flex option for deeper fantasy formats if he is active because of the injury and difficult matchup versus the Tampa Bay defense. If Scarbrough is unable to suit up, Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic would likely split carries in the Detroit backfield.
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Posted 12/14/2019 2:16 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) believes he and RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) can be a 'dominant' tandem whenever Johnson is activated from the Reserve/Injured list. 'Kerryon has his style of running, and I have my style of running, and when you get two guys with different styles, but somewhat similar, I think it's harder for the defense because you don't actually switch out linebackers and safeties,' Scarbrough said.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough has emerged as a workhorse for Detroit in Johnson's absence, logging at least 18 carries and no fewer than 65 yards in three straight games. Still, he hasn't shown much in the way of explosiveness, and as a volume-based fantasy option, it is unlikely Scarbrough will have much value whenever Johnson does return.
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Posted 12/14/2019 12:27 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough likely will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He would be facing a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers run defense but could still be a flex option if he plays.
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Posted 12/14/2019 12:25 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: David Blough will continue to be the starting quarterback while Stafford is out of the lineup but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/12/2019 9:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Stafford likely will not play in the Week 15 game and could miss the rest of the 2019 season. David Blough will be the starting quarterback again this week and should be avoided in all leagues.
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Posted 12/12/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough has been a steady if not unspectacular fantasy option since taking over the lead job in Week 11. If he cannot go in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lions would likely split work between Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic. If he misses more than one week, Kerryon Johnson (knee) could return from IR and take back the starting job in Week 16.
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Posted 12/12/2019 12:06 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough probably will be able to play in the Week 15 as long as he can handle the pain. He has received at least 14 carries in each of the last four games and can be at least a flex option this week despite the tough matchup.
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Posted 12/11/2019 11:59 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Stafford appears to be on track to miss another game, but fantasy players should check on his status later in the week. David Blough likely will receive another start but can be avoided in fantasy leagues despite the favorable matchup.
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