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Lions | Matthew Stafford provides late heroics

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:32:08 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. Both touchdown strikes came in the final 3:38 of the game, after the Lions had trailed 23-10.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford went under 200 yards passing last week without Calvin Johnson on the field, but he had a strong game against the leaky New Orleans pass defense. He remains a fantasy stud with or without Megatron when facing a poor pass defense.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Lions | Calvin Johnson non-committal about Week 8

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:20:25 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) would not give any indication whether he would play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons. After the Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 19, he simply said, "maybe" as he was asked about his playing status next week.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on the practice report this week. Johnson likely won't be pressed back into duty until he is 100 percent.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush bothered by ankle

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:55:42 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was not benched in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. Bush only played a handful of snaps in the second half in favor of RB Joique Bell because his ankle was bothering him, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Bush's status for Week 8 will be better known late next week after practice. If he is unable to go, or limited again, Joique Bell would be the biggest beneficiary from a fantasy perspective.

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


Lions | Theo Riddick not playing

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:58:11 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) is inactive for the game Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Tip: RB Joique Bell ($5,200; 10.4%) and Reggie Bush ($6,400; 12.8%) could see more action in the passing game today with all the injuries to skill-position players. Bell is a great RB2 and is probably a better option than Bush because of the price difference on FantasyScore today.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron inactive for Week 7

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is inactive for the game Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Brandon Pettigrew ($3,000; 6% of your cap) is a poor selection on FantasyScore today as he's primarily a blocker. RB Joique Bell ($5,200; 10.4%) could see more action in the passing game today and is a great RB2.

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


Lions | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:48:48 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, TE Eric Ebron, OG Garrett Reynolds, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, RB Theo Riddick inactive for Week 7.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson inactive

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:47:59 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is inactive for the game Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate ($6,300; 12.6% of your cap) is a good WR2 on FantasyScore today against the New Orleans Saints.

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


Lions | Calvin Johnson likely out next two games

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:11:55 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play Sunday, Oct. 19. He's unlikely to play in Week 8 as well.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate ($6,300; 12.6% of your cap) is a solid WR2 on FantasyScore today against the New Orleans Saints.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport


Lions | Travis Lewis to IR

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:49:17 -0700

The Detroit Lions placed LB Travis Lewis (quad) on injured reserve Saturday, Oct. 18, ending his season. Lewis had not played since Week 2.

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


Lions | Jordan Thompson could have major role

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:35:48 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Jordan Thompson was added to the active roster from the practice squad for the team's Week 7 game, and head coach Jim Caldwell indicated that he could serve as the pass-catching tight end with TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) expected to miss the game. "Obviously in the role he'd play, he'd end up serving in the capacity where Joe and Ebron both would have played," Caldwell said. "And if that happens, he'll be ready for it."

Fantasy Tip: Several of Matthew Stafford's weapons will be missing in Week 7, and Thompson could end up seeing enough targets to make him a worthwhile sleeper.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Jordan Thompson may be added to roster

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:46:32 -0700

Detroit Lions practice squad TE Jordan Thompson could be added to the active roster prior to the team's Week 7 game since TEs Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) likely will not be able to play.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush probable

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:38:43 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) fully participated in practiced Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for the team's Week 7 game.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Bush will be good to go in Week 7. With Calvin Johnson looking like he may not go, Bush could see some extra work, making his FantasyScore price of $6,400 a worthwhile investment.

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


Lions | Friday practice report for Week 7

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:12:22 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) both did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 7 game. RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) did not practice and is doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) was limited in practice and is probable. WR Jeremy Ross (ankle) fully practiced and is probable.

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Lions | Eric Ebron doubtful for Sunday

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:04:22 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, you'll want to make sure Ebron isn't in any of your FantasyScore lineups. Brandon Pettigrew is the team's only healthy tight end on roster, so he figures to see a healthy increase in snaps and targets, especially if Calvin Johnson (ankle) doesn't play, either. Consider taking a flier on Pettigrew, since he's so cheap ($3,000).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer


Lions | Calvin Johnson questionable

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:01:22 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: The team continues to hold out slim hope that Johnson can return this weekend, but it's highly unlikely. Johnson even said himself that there's no point in rushing back. Avoid him everywhere.

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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
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
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
Powell William RB
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
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Colletto Jim AC
Cooter Jim Bob AC
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Heffernan Terry AC
Johnson Bobby AC
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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
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