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Lions | T.J. Jones relegated to backup offense

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:32:25 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones ran with the second-team offense during practice Friday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Jones was in the running to be the slot receiver before Anquan Boldin signed with Detroit. Jones is now more of a wait-and-see fantasy option than late-round flier, but he's still a receiver to keep tabs on leading into the season.

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


Lions | Anquan Boldin working out of the slot

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:24:18 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin spent a lot of time with the first-team offense with most of his repetitions as the slot receiver Friday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin has limited fantasy upside, but he's a potential target at the end of drafts with more value in PPR settings. His fantasy floor could also come in handy during bye weeks. Just remember, though, this is his 14th season in the league and a long way past his prime.

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


Lions | Don Carey placed on PUP list

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:08:42 -0700

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 29.

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Lions | DeAndre Levy placed on PUP list

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:06:22 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 29.

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Lions | Darius Slay lands big deal

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:06:28 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay agreed to a four-year, $50.2 million extension Friday, July 29, with $23 fully guaranteed, according to a source.

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


Lions | Three roster moves made by Detroit

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:22:48 -0700

Free-agent LB Dominique Tovell (Saints) signed with the Detroit Lions Thursday, July 28. WR Damian Copeland and LB Jerry Franklin were released.

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Lions | Eric Ebron earns praise from Matt Stafford

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:49 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is more mature, according to QB Matthew Stafford. "He's a guy that wants to put the work in," Stafford said. "I'm expecting a lot of good things from him."

Fantasy Tip: Ebron is poised to take a big leap forward in his third season, and while the recent acquisition of WR Anquan Boldin could cut into a few of his targets, Ebron is still in line for a breakout campaign. He's a great target toward the end of drafts as a starting tight end, and there's upside for him to finish the year having provided a high-end return at the position.

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


Lions | Anquan Boldin contract update

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:54:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions worth $2.75 million. The deal includes a $750,000 signing bonus.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin should have a solid role in the passing game this season and can be a late-round option in most fantasy leagues.

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


Lions | Ameer Abdullah making progress

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:28:24 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury and should be ready to practice since he was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah probably will be the starting running back for the Lions in 2016, but he will be sharing touches with several other running backs during the season. He should be considered a No. 3 running back at this point.

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


Lions | Anquan Boldin to move around

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:19:41 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin will initially see playing time as an outside receiver as well as a slot receiver, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin should have a decent role in the passing game for the Lions this season but will not be the focal point like he has been in the past. Owners in most leagues should consider Boldin as a late-round option in their drafts.

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


Lions | Anquan Boldin finalizing deal with Detroit

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:56:31 -0700

Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (49ers) is finalizing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Entering his age-36 season and 14th campaign in the league, Boldin is clearly past his prime, but he's certainly not an afterthought in PPR settings or deep standard leagues. The veteran would add another sneaky pass catcher for the Lions, which stands to slightly cut into the fantasy value of Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and Marvin Jones, but likely help Matthew Stafford. View Boldin as a late-round option with a better floor than ceiling for the 2016 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Lions | Detroit working out Jimmy Clausen

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:40:47 -0700

The Detroit Lions will work out free-agent QB Jimmy Clausen (Ravens) on Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Lions general manager Bob Quinn is trying to sign veteran backup help rather than rely on untested talent, and Clausen would fit the bill in Detroit. He completed 57 percent of his passes last year in three starts with the Ravens and Chicago Bears. Still, his fantasy value is minimal and he should be considered no better than a "handcuff" pick for Stafford should Clausen make the roster. There are much better quarterbacks out there, however.

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


Lions | Jay Lee stood out in OTAs

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:50:55 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Jay Lee's size and physicality stood out during offseason workouts, and beat writer Kyle Meinke believes Lee's blocking ability will be a good complement for Detroit's short passing game and rushing attack.

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Lions | Corey Fuller could be cut

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:36:17 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller's (foot) roster prospects are bleak, according to beat writer Kyle Meinke, because of his offseason foot surgery and the emergence WR T.J. Jones.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah avoids preseason PUP list

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:18:09 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) did not appear on the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list, suggesting he will be a full-go for training camp following offseason shoulder surgery.

Fantasy Tip: While most anticipated Abdullah would be ready to go, this is obviously a good sign for a back hoping to average more than the 10.5 touches he did as a rookie. The Lions' insistence on using Theo Riddick on passing downs and a big back like Zach Zenner or Stevan Ridley at the goal line certainly limits his value, so owners need to view him as a RB3 for now.

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Abdullah Ameer RB
Ansah Ziggy DL
Ausberry David TE
Bademosi Johnson CB
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Bell Devon PK
Billingsley Jace WR
Boldin Anquan WR
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Burton Michael FB
Bush Rafael SS
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Bynes Josh LB
Caldwell Andre WR
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Kerley Jeremy WR
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Landes Jimmy LS
Lawson Nevin CB
Lee Jay WR
Levy DeAndre LB
Lewis Keith CB
Logan Stefan RB
Long Joe OT
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Madsen Joe OL
Marquardt Luke OT
Martin Desmond RB
Martin Dez RB
Martin Sam P
McCord Ben TE
Messina Carmen LB
Moore Lance WR
Muhlbach Don LS
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Orlovsky Dan QB
Palmer Louis DL
Pettigrew Brandon TE
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Roberts Andre WR
Robinson A'Shawn DL
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Schwartz Geoff OG
Skinner Jocquel CB
Slay Darius CB
Smith Quanterus DL
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Swanson Travis C
Tate Golden WR
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Warford Larry OG
Washington Charles CB
Washington Dwayne RB
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Wilson Josh CB
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