Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
NFC North | 3-3-0
Avg PTS
26
Rank: 15th
Avg Yds
371.8
Rank: 20th
Avg PYds
263.3
Rank: 18th
Avg RYds
108.5
Rank: 17th
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Posted 10/29/2020 8:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see if Peterson is in any danger of missing the Week 8 game. He has received at least 10 carries in each of the last four games but has rushed for at least 50 yards in one of those games. He could be a flex option in deeper standard leagues but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:23 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson finished with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons, his third straight week with a score.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has managed at least two receptions in each of his six outings while finding the end zone four times, including each of the past three. He has emerged as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Lions host the Colts in Week 8.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:20 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola finished with three receptions for 62 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Amendola's yardage total was his most since Week 1 when he had a season-best five catches and 81 yards. He is still looking for his first visit to the end zone in 2020. He remains nothing more than a WR4 or flex fantasy option in deeper PPR leagues. The Colts visit the Lions in Week 8.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:14 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted season highs with five catches and 80 yards in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted six times, his most since Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jones entered the day with three grabs for 17 yards across his past two outings, so he will need to have a few more outings like this before fantasy owners can trust him outside of the deepest leagues. The Lions host the Colts in Week 8.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:11 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted six receptions for 114 yards on seven targets in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: While Golladay failed to get into the end zone for the second consecutive game, he has back-to-back 100-yard games with 10 grabs for 219 yards on 13 targets. He remains a legit low-end WR1 in most leagues, although he'll face a tough defense in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed nine times for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers while adding four grabs for 21 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Swift took a big step back after a 116-yard, two-touchdown performance last week in Jacksonville. Still, he has three rushing scores over the past two games, and four overall in six outings. He has emerged as a decent low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option, although he faces a tough outing against the visiting Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:06 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for just 29 yards in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added a one-yard reception on his only target.
Huddle Up: Rookie D'Andre Swift also took a giant step backward after his Week 6 breakout performance, but he found the end zone. It's likely to be a hot hand situation for head coach Matt Patricia, leaning upon the guy running with more authority. In this one, neither Swift nor Peterson did much of note. The Colts visit the Lions in Week 7.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-36 passes for 340 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons and he ran for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Stafford was a great bye-week replacement thanks to a season-high passing yardage total, and he has at least one touchdown strike in each of his six outings. He'll face a little more difficult time in Week 7 against the visiting Indianapolis Colts and their sturdy defense.
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Posted 10/25/2020 1:58 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift is averaging 6.1 yards per carry, and he leads all rookie running backs with 6.9 yards per touch.
Huddle Up: Swift had registered just 12 carries in four games prior to his 14-carry, 116-yard outburst against Jacksonville in Week 6, and he was able to maintain his explosiveness despite a bigger workload. It remains to be seen if the larger role will continue, but he is a high-upside flex play in Week 7 against a porous Atlanta defense.
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Posted 10/23/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jones has been targeted at least five times in three of the five games in 2020 but has been held to six catches and 68 yards over the last three games. He will have a favorable matchup this week but may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/23/2020 9:43 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Amendola has been targeted 23 times so far this season but has only seen nine targets in the last three games. He should have some success against the Atlanta Falcons but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:35 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Jones has been held to under 25 yards in three of the last four games but is averaging just under five targets per game. He will have a favorable matchup this week and could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:30 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Amendola had a terrific start to the season but has caught only seven passes in the last four games. He will see a few targets in the passing game this week but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Amendola is averaging only three targets per game over the last three weeks and has been held under 35 yards in three of the five games this season. Fantasy players probably can find better options and can avoid Amendola.
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Posted 10/21/2020 10:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Jones has been limited to only 17 yards in the last two games but has been targeted at least five times in three of the last five games. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can keep Jones on the bench.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:31 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson posted two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has had just two catches in each of the past two games, and a total of 26 yards, but he has visited the end zone in each outing. Overall he has three scores in his five outings. He hasn't been terribly consistent, but he isn't a terrible bye-week replacement. He could see an uptick in production in Week 7 on the road against the awful Atlanta Falcons defense.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:28 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola posted two receptions for 31 yards on two targets in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Amendola has two or more receptions in three of his four outings, but he hasn't had any 100-yard games or visits to the end zone. He remains a low-end WR5 in most PPR leagues, with lesser appeal in standard play. The Lions travel to meet the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:25 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay hauled in four receptions for 105 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Golladay failed to find the end zone in three games this season, but he did produce his first 100-yard game. He remains a bona fide WR1 in most fantasy leagues. Golladay and the Lions face the very giving Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 7.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:21 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson rushed 15 times for 40 yards and a score in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added one reception for 18 yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: The good news is that Peterson scored for the second consecutive week. The bad news is that rookie D'Andre Swift exploded for 116 yards and two touchdowns while seeing a season-high 14 rushes. It appears a timeshare is in order, so the ceiling is at its lowest point for AD in terms of fantasy value. The Lions travel to meet the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed 14 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also added three receptions for seven yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Swift easily had his best day as a pro. It was the first time he had double-digit rushes, and just the second time he had more than 10 or more total touches. He'll look to build on this huge performance in Week 7 against the defensively-challenged Atlanta Falcons back in Georgia, where he starred in college for the SEC's Bulldogs.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:10 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 19-of-31 passes for 223 yards, one touchdowns and one interception in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he ran for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: If Stafford was a bye or injury replacement in your fantasy league, you're likely a little disappointed. He should bounce back next week in Atlanta against a very giving Falcons defense.
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Posted 10/18/2020 4:21 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson (illness, side) underwent an MRI Thursday, Oct. 15, after experiencing some side pain but did not have any serious problems, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. He is expected to receive his normal workload during the Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Peterson should receive most of the carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars and his coming off his coming off his first touchdown of the season. He can be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
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Posted 10/16/2020 10:43 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Peterson was held to 33 yards in his last game but did record his first touchdown of the season. He has received at least 10 carries in three of the four games this season and should receive a similar workload against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He could be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
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Posted 10/16/2020 1:36 am UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has completed 4 of his 13 passes on throws that travel 20 yards or more in the air, his lowest completion percentage on such throws since 2014, and he has been off-target on 46.2 percent of his deep throws.
Huddle Up: Four games into the year, Stafford is still looking for his first 300-yard game, but he was missing his top target, Kenny Golladay, for two of those contests. He is coming off a three-touchdown effort against New Orleans and is a viable streaming option in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Posted 10/15/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Peterson is in any danger of missing the Week 6 game. He has received at least 10 carries in three of the four games this season and could be a possible flex option in deeper standard leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2020 10:47 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught one pass for nine yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. He was targeted two times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jones is off to a slow start to the season with 138 yards in four games. He should continue to see a handful of targets each game, but fantasy players should be able to find better options most weeks.
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Posted 10/04/2020 10:45 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught two passes for nine yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Hockenson posted his lowest yardage total of the season this week but was still able to record his second touchdown. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end but should not be a starting option in most leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2020 10:31 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola caught two passes for 57 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Amendola was targeted 14 times in the first two games of the season but has only seven targets in the last two games. Amendola probably will see a handful of targets in the next game but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2020 10:29 pm UTC
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught four passes for 62 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Golladay has caught a touchdown in each of his first two games this season and will continue to be the focal point in the passing game. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2020 10:13 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift caught four passes for 30 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. He also rushed for 22 yards on four carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Swift has received a handful of touches in each game this season and should be move involved in the offense as the season goes on. Fantasy players probably can keep him on the bench for now, but he should have more value in the second half of the season.
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