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Lions | Matthew Stafford to receive extension soon?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:16:13 -0700

The Detroit Lions are talking with QB Matthew Stafford about a contract extension, and there is internal optimism at the team's headquarters that an agreement could be reached within the next two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford likely will look to sign a deal similar to the one Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr received earlier this offseason. He has thrown for at least 4,200 yards in each of the last six seasons and posted 56 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Stafford will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with again in 2017 and should be considered a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

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Lions | Internal optimism for Matthew Stafford deal

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:18:59 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford could sign a new deal in the next two weeks as there is internal optimism a deal gets done, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford has turned the corner under offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and was in the MVP race until a finger injury curtailed his production last season. Stafford is among the glut of QBs just shy of the elite tier as a QB1.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Stacey Dales

Lions | Armonty Bryant suspended

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:04:42 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. It is his third suspension in the last year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Calvin Johnson's return could put Lions in bind

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:51 -0700

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, if he decided to come out of retirement, could force the team to release him. Johnson's old salary would count against the team's cap. According to Spotrac, Johnson cleared over $11 million in salary cap space when he retired, which would put the Lions over the threshold.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson invited to camp

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:17:25 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson was invited to training camp by the Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood told WJR Radio.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron has stated that he was physically taxed and hasn't seemed willing to return. With the Lions in contention now, there could be hope that he returns. It's a long shot, and he probably wouldn't be more than a low-end WR3 if he returned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Golden Tate supports Matthew Stafford

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:30:46 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford needs a contract extension as soon as possible, according to WR Golden Tate. "They gotta get that done," Tate said "He deserves it. He does everything right. You don't have to worry about him getting in trouble. He balls-out. He's tough as nails. He's what you want in a quarterback."

Fantasy Tip: Tate has enjoyed plenty of success catching passes from Stafford, so it is no surprise that he is a believer. Stafford enters the season as a dependable QB1, and Tate is a quality WR2.

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Lions | Golden Tate a reception machine

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:11:52 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has the sixth-most receptions in the NFL since signing with Detroit in 2014, and he has reached 90 receptions in all three seasons with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is locked in as Matthew Stafford's go-to option. He is an underrated WR2 with a high floor in PPR formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Theo Riddick mainly a receiver?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:36:10 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will be used mainly in the passing game if RB Ameer Abdullah is healthy, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, and Birkett believes Riddick could approach 1,000 yards from scrimmage with around 700 coming as a receiver.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should at least make for a solid flex play in PPR formats, and given Abdullah's injury history, there is a good chance Riddick could be a RB2 at some point this season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Joique Bell wants to play

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:15:49 -0700

Free-agent RB Joique Bell (Lions) wants to play in 2017 but does not have a timetable for signing with a new team.

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Lions | More touchdowns for Eric Ebron?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:23:08 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron was third on the team in yards and receptions last year, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes the departure of free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) could help Ebron improve on his one touchdown from a year ago.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron should continue to have a prominent role in Detroit's passing game, giving him a safe floor and making him worth grabbing as a low-end TE1.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Golden Tate tough to bring down

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:09:59 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was seventh in the NFL last season with 153 receiving yards after contact.

Fantasy Tip: Tate started slowly, but he ended up with a 91-1,077-4 line. He's an underrated WR2 in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | T.J. Jones on the bubble

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:09:27 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones is on the bubble to make the team in training camp. Jones saw ample repetitions with the first-team offense in the slot during the offseason.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Jalen Reeves-Maybin turning heads

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:02:40 -0700

Detroit Lions fourth-round LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin's speed and ability to cover jumped out this offseason, according to' Tim Twentyman, who added Reeves-Maybin has as good a shot at earning playing time at weak-side linebacker as anyone else on the team.

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Lions | Michael Roberts not expected to be a factor

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:58:02 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts isn't expected to make a big splash as a rookie, but he could contribute in the red zone. He's the third tight end on the depth chart for now.

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Lions | Teez Tabor quiets speed worries

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:57:25 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Teez Tabor quieted any worries about his speed in the open portion of organized team activities and minicamp. Tabor ran with Detroit's receivers and even found a way to make a few plays.

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