Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 5-10-0
Avg PTS
25.1
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
368.5
Rank: 19th
Avg PYds
274.8
Rank: 7th
Avg RYds
93.7
Rank: 29th
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Posted 1/16/2021 4:42 am UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Kenny Golladay is a candidate to receive the franchise tag this offseason.
Huddle Up: Golladay struggled with injuries this season but is one of the better receivers in the NFL when healthy. He should be a starter no matter where he plays in 2021 and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/08/2021 1:37 am UTC
Detroit Lions free-agent WR Marvin Jones is expected to have interest in the Miami Dolphins if they decide to pursue him during free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones finished this season with 978 yards and nine touchdowns and likely will receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market. He probably would be a starter if he joins the Dolphins and could be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 1/03/2021 10:29 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 20-for-31 for 293 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on seven carries, while RB D'Andre Swift rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. WR Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets, while WR Quintez Cephus caught two passes for 51 yards and one touchdown on three targets.
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Posted 1/03/2021 4:44 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is active for Week 17's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Stafford had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week. He's worthy of consideration as a somewhat risky QB2 option in fantasy leagues this week, since he has been unable to finish each of the team's last three games.
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Posted 1/02/2021 6:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is expected to start Sunday, Jan. 3, in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, barring a setback, according to a source.
Huddle Up: No surprise given Stafford's toughness and track record. That puts him among the Week 17 QB2 fantasy considerations, but also keep in mind that Stafford has been unable to finish each of the Lions' last three games -- including just four snaps played in Week 16 -- so there is most definitely risk involved playing a quarterback this beat up.
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Posted 1/01/2021 11:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Amendola should see a handful of targets as the slot receiver for the Lions, but fantasy players should be able to find better options and can keep him on the bench.
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Posted 1/01/2021 11:06 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Marvin Jones will continue to be the main receiver for the Lions with Golladay sidelined and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/31/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Stafford probably will be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his status. He is a risky option for fantasy players because of the injuries, so players may want to look for other options.
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Posted 12/31/2020 11:30 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Amendola's status for Week 17 is uncertain, so fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation. He has been targeted at least five times in three of the last four games but has combined for only 57 yards in the last two games. Players should be able to find better options and can keep Amendola on the bench.
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Posted 12/31/2020 6:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) remained out of practice Thursday, Dec. 31, due to a sprained ankle, but head coach Darrell Bevell is optimistic Stafford will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. 'You're going to have to convince me a lot that this guy's not going to go,' Bevell said Thursday. 'He's as tough as they come, tough as nails, he wants to be out there, and I think really those two things are probably the most important, if the guys want to. I mean, I always say this, I always say that your mind's a powerful thing and you can do a lot if you just believe in that. And the guy wants it, so there's not a doubt in mind that he won't make it happen, but obviously we're going to continue to go through the week and see how it goes.'
Huddle Up: Stafford is a low-end QB2 consideration if he plays, but just be aware that he hasn't finished the Lions' last two games, including only four snaps in Week 16 before injuring his ankle.
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Posted 12/31/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) will not play in Week 17, interim head coach Darrell Bevell said Thursday, Dec. 31
Huddle Up: It was a star-crossed, injury-marred season for Golladay who will wind up with only 20 catches for 338 yards and two TDs in five games -- the last of them coming in Week 8. Tough timing as well as Golladay is set to hit free agency this offseason.
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Posted 12/30/2020 4:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Stafford is 50-50 for Week 17. Avoid this situation altogether because even if he plays, the upside is minimal.
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Posted 12/29/2020 1:49 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) said he does not think he will need to undergo thumb surgery this offseason.
Huddle Up: Stafford may be able to play in Week 17 despite dealing with multiple injuries. He has thrown only two touchdowns over the last three games and can be avoided in standard leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2020 2:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was diagnosed with a sprained ankle in Week 16's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Huddle Up: With the Lions mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, don't be surprised if Stafford has taken his final snap of the season. QB Chase Daniel or QB David Blough would start the Lions' regular-season finale if Stafford is held out of action next week but neither is a viable option for fantasy leagues that play games in Week 17.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:40 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes for 19 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jones has posted two 100-yard games over the last four weeks but struggled with the different quarterbacks against the Bucs. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if Stafford is able to play in Week 17.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:36 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught four passes for 23 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has played well during the second half of the season but was not able to find a connection with any of the quarterbacks this week. He should see a decent number of targets next week but is risky fantasy option because of the team's uncertain quarterback situation.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:32 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola caught five passes for 37 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Amendola has been targeted at least five times in four of the last six games but has been held to under 40 yards in each of the last two games. He will see a similar workload next week, but fantasy players should be able to find better options for their lineups.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16. He also caught four passes for 25 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Swift has received at least 10 carries in four of the last five games and also has at least four receptions in each of the last four games. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Lions and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) went 2-for-3 for 17 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16, before he left the game because of an injury. QB Chase Daniel went 13-for-18 for 86 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions during the game, while QB David Blough went 6-for-10 for 49 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception.
Huddle Up: Daniel replaced Stafford after the injury but was benched in favor of Blough because the game was out of reach. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Stafford has a chance to play in Week 17. Fantasy players may want to avoid the Lions quarterback situation next week no matter the starter.
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Posted 12/26/2020 7:57 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was ruled out for the remainder of the game after injuring his ankle at the end of the Lions' opening offensive possession.
Huddle Up: Absolutely brutal break for those rolling with Stafford on championship weekend as at least you might've been able to pick some garbage points with the Lions getting blown out by the Bucs.
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Posted 12/24/2020 11:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (rib, thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Stafford should be able to play in the Week 16 game, but fantasy players can check the inactive list for his official status. He will be facing a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense and may only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 12/24/2020 11:32 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Marvin Jones continues to be the main option in the passing game for the Lions and probably the only Lions receiver that should be a starting fantasy option. Jones can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/23/2020 10:56 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ribs, thumb) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Stafford continues to valiantly fight through injuries, even with games now meaning little to the Lions. He has thrown multiple touchdowns in just one of his last five games and doesn't have his usual appeal or upside without WR Kenny Golladay in the lineup. He's a mid-tier QB2 in a very difficult matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Posted 12/23/2020 10:53 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Golladay seems as though he'll miss yet another game in Week 16. It has been a season to forget for a player drafted as a low-end WR1.
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Posted 12/20/2020 11:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught two passes for 18 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has been a big part of the passing game during the second half of the season but did not have much success against the Titans. He should still see a good amount of targets next week and can be at least a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.
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Posted 12/20/2020 11:10 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 38 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Sanu has been targeted 13 times in four games since joining the Lions and has been held to 40 yards in all four games. He can be avoided in all leagues next week.
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