Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:31:25 -0700
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:09:21 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') was a limited participant in practice and took repetitions with the first-team offense Monday, Aug. 31, after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Fantasy Tip: Bell has had his fair of injuries this offseason, and throughout his career. As long as he's on the field, however, he's worth a look as a RB2. His ceiling is stinted because of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, however.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:46:58 -0700
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:38:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bell has been making his way back all offseason. It looks like he's finally ready for regular season action. The trick for Bell will be staying on the field. Behind him are a slew of promising runners that include Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner. Even in a crowded backfield, Bell is worth RB2 consideration.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:29:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wright is a good receiver, but he has Brandon Pettigrew and Eric Ebron ahead of him. Pettigrew will be in there for his blocking and Ebron can be an upper echelon receiver. Wright probably will be an in-season waiver claim unless one of them goes down.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:04:30 -0700
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:46:27 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') has ramped up his return-to-play workouts in recent weeks and said he is "getting close." Head coach Jim Caldwell said Bell looks in good shape and hinted the running back will be ready for Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Bell appears on track to be ready for Week 1, but whether he will be utilized without restrictions is unknown. While he is the likely starter and elder statesmen in a projected committee with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Reddick, there is a chance Bell is somewhat eased back into the mix due to his limitations in camp and lengthy rehab during the offseason. Bell is a fringe No. 2 running back in standard leagues, and Abdullah is a worthy RB3 with upside in PPR formats. Reddick is nothing more than a late-round flier in deep leagues.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:33:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tate has scored twice this preseason, solidifying himself as a deep threat again this year. He is coming off a career year, but that was partly because Calvin Johnson missed some time. Tate should still be taken as a WR2.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:49:18 -0700
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:42:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Look for Stafford to flirt with a top-five fantasy season among his pass-tossing peers in 2015, as he enters the second year of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense with multiple weapons at his disposal. It is encouraging to see him posting tidy stat lines in the preseason, too. Expect Stafford to present a huge value on draft day, and look for him in the middle rounds.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:23:42 -0700
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:51:10 -0700
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:38:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bell is still not ready to play in a game, so owners should continue to monitor his progress to see if he will be ready for the regular season. Bell probably will receive a majority of the carries but will split playing time with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. Bell could be a middle-round option in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:35:46 -0700
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:24:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson does not need a lot of preseason work to be ready for the start of the regular season, so the team is being safe with him. Johnson has dealt with injuries over the past few seasons but has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his last five seasons. Johnson should be an early-round pick in most drafts this season.
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