Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:32:25 -0700
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.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:24:18 -0700
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.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:08:42 -0700
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:22:48 -0700
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:49 -0700
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.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:54:55 -0700
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.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:28:24 -0700
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.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:19:41 -0700
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.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:56:31 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:40:47 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:36:17 -0700
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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