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Lions | Calvin Johnson's deal could become issue

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:16 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has a $20 million salary cap number in 2015, and it escalates to $24 million in 2016. The team is more likely to address the contract in 2016, rather than 2015, because of the potential of $12.921 million in dead money, in the opinion of writer Joel Corry.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Joel Corry


Lions | Calvin Johnson listed as questionable

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:47:49 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 26. Johnson was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,500; 15% of your cap) probably won't play if the team sticks to its stance they'll hold him out until he's 100%. They have a slew of injuries, though, so it's not out of the question that he plays this weekend. However, he's not a good buy on FantasyScore this week.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush listed as doubtful

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:45:48 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as doubtful for the Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bush ($6,000; 12% of your cap) said he'd play, but this designation is concerning. There are a lot of factors in play as the Lions could be without their top three tight ends, and Calvin Johnson (ankle) is a question mark. He has struggled this season, and Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%), Theo Riddick ($3,000; 6%) and George Winn ($3,000; 6%) have played well. The team has a bye next week and could opt to sit Bush. Our gut tells us he could play in a limited role. Either way, his price tag on FantasyScore is probably too high for the amount of risk.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush says he'll play Sunday

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:57:05 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 24, but said he will play in Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bush ($6,000; 12% of your cap) has struggled this season, and Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%) is making his presence felt. The number of injuries to skill-position players gives Bush an opportunity to produce. However, there are better $6,000 plays on FantasyScore this weekend.

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


Lions | Brandon Pettigrew a game-time decision

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:15:56 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is unlikely to play this weekend.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron likely out

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:08:53 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is likely out for Week 8, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Ebron missed practice again Friday, Oct. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) probably wasn't worth the gamble on FantasyScore this weekend anyway. Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%) receives a boost. At that price, he looks to be a great buy.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush day-to-day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:31:15 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle), who missed practice Thursday, Oct. 23, said he will do his best to push through his injury and suit up for the team's Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London. "The ankle's good -- just taking it day by day," Bush said. "I'm trying to do my best to just be smart, make sure I'm healthy. Obviously I want to be out there on the field Sunday, and I'm going to do everything I can to be out there on the field Sunday, but I'm also going to be smart about it, too, so it feels good , practiced yesterday, and we'll see how it goes today."

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as though Bush isn't making any promises for this weekend. He ran only four times for 10 yards but added five catches for 22 yards in the Week 7 win. There's a good chance Bush will be used in a limited capacity again this weekend if he's not 100 percent. Consider him a flex option, at best, at FantasyScore for $6,000 (12.0% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Detroit - Ashley Dunkak


Lions | Calvin Johnson encouraged with progress

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:21:45 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) has been more encouraged about the progress of his high right ankle sprain this week, even though he's been limited in practices so far. "Good. We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," Johnson said. "Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction." However, Johnson said a decision on whether he'll play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons could come down to a game-time decision in London. Head coach Jim Caldwell said the decision will come down to doctors.

Fantasy Tip: Regardless, Johnson is a considerable risk at FantasyScore for $7,500 (15.0% of cap). If he's active, though, you'll have a much easier time inserting him into your lineups. With Detroit's bye next week, the Lions surely won't test his injury too much.

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


Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:58:22 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 23, while RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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


Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:51:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Johnson has a chance to play in Week 8, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. Johnson could be limited if he is active for the game and may not be worth his $7,500 price tag on FantasyScore this week.

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


Lions | T.J. Jones to be activated soon

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:09:58 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) likely will be activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list in the next few weeks, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

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


Lions | Three sit, one returns

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:16:38 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) sat out of practice.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron sits

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:12:38 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) sat out of practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) probably isn't worth a flyer on FantasyScore if he's able to go this week.

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


Lions | Calvin Johnson increases practice load

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:12:05 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did a lot more in practice Thursday, Oct. 23, as he was cutting and running routes.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron's activity in practice sheds a glimmer of hope for his status in Week 8. His $7,500 (15% of your cap) price tag on FantasyScore may still be too steep to bite on this week, though.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush sitting out

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:04:17 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Bush ($6,000; 12% of your cap) has had a very slow start to the season and has been limited to 10 rushes for 23 yards and seven catches the last two games. He has scored just once this year and is a very sketchy start on FantasyScore right now.

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


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Abdul-Quddus Isa SS
Ansah Ziggy DL
Bell Joique RB
Bentley Bill CB
Bentley Dwight CB
Broyles Ryan WR
Bush Reggie RB
Bynes Josh LB
Carey Don FS
Collins Jed FB
Couplin III Jerome S
Davis Kellen TE
Ebron Eric TE
Edwards Patrick WR
Fairley Nick DL
Fauria Joseph TE
Fuller Corey WR
Gomes DeJon SS
Gorrer Danny CB
Green Stephfon RB
Harris Jerrell LB
Harris Michael CB
Harrison Jerome RB
Heller Will TE
Hilliard Corey OT
Igwenagu Emil TE
Ihedigbo James SS
Johnson Calvin WR
Johnson George DL
Jones Jason DL
Jones T.J. WR
Lawson Nevin CB
Levy DeAndre LB
Lewis Travis LB
Logan Stefan RB
Lucas Cornelius OT
Martin Sam P
Mathis Rashean CB
Messina Carmen LB
Momah Ifeanyi WR
Moore Kellen QB
Mosley C.J. M. DL
Muhlbach Don C
Neloms Martavius CB
Ness Nate CB
Orlovsky Dan QB
Owens Montell RB
Palmer Ashlee LB
Pettigrew Brandon TE
Prater Matt PK
Quin Glover FS
Raiola Dominic C
Reid Caraun DL
Reiff Riley OT
Reynolds Garrett OG
Riddick Theo RB
Ross Jeremy WR
Seisay Mohammed CB
Sims Rob OG
Slay Darius CB
Stafford Matthew QB
Stanford Julian LB
Suh Ndamukong DL
Swanson Travis C
Tapp Darryl LB
Tate Golden WR
Taylor Devin DL
Thompson Jordan TE
Tulloch Stephen LB
Van Noy Kyle LB
Vaughn Cassius CB
Waddle LaAdrian OT
Warford Larry OG
Webster Larry DE
Whitehead Tahir LB
Winn George RB

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Barry Mike AC
Bonamego John AC
Caldwell Jim HC
Colletto Jim AC
Cooter Jim Bob AC
Cunningham Gunther AC
Heffernan Terry AC
Johnson Bobby AC
Kocurek Kris AC
Loeffler Scot AC
Lombardi Joe OC
Mayhew Martin GM
Modkins Curtis AC
Oden Tony AC
Prince Robert AC
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Raich Matt AC
Raymond Robert TO
Reed Fred AC
Saunders Cedric TO
Sheridan Bill AC
Snow Phil AC
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