Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:41:49 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bush was expected to return in Week 12, but he didn't. The Lions are being extremely cautious with his return, so it's unknown if he'll play Thursday against the Chicago Bears. If he does, his FantasyScore price is unlikely to be worth a lineup entry for your team.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:39:36 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. The Lions didn't practice Monday, so Johnson's designation is an estimation. Johnson has battled an ankle injury since Week 3, but he's played the last three weeks, although he remains less than 100 percent and hasn't reached 60 yards in either of the last two games.
Fantasy Tip: Megatron was held in check by Brandon Browner Sunday, and Johnson continues to disappoint those that have spent heavily on him at FantasyScore since returning from his injury. Have no fear, though, as he should get back on track on Thanksgiving day against a Chicago Bears defense that is friendly to wide receivers.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:30:01 -0800
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited. The Lions didn't officially practice Monday, so the designations are an estimation.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:28:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions C Dominic Raiola will not be fined for his Week 11 actions against the New England Patriots, according to a source. It was also announced earlier that Raiola would not be suspended by the league.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:44:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions C Dominic Raiola will not be suspended for his Week 11 actions against the New England Patriots, according to a source. Raiola could still face a fine, however.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:19:46 -0800
Detroit Lions C Dominic Raiola's cut block against the New England Patriots Sunday, Nov. 23, is being looked into by the league, according to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said Raiola will not be punished by the team but could still face discipline from the league. Raiola attempted to cut block New England Patriots DL Zach Moore on the final play of New England's 34-9 victory.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:44:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Tate has emerged as a must-start option in FantasyScore score with or without Calvin Johnson lining up on the opposite side.
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:29:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell ($5,400; 10.8% of your cap) is a decent flex option today, and Theo Riddick ($4,700; 9.4%) makes a risky flex option in Week 12.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:03:50 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell ($5,400; 10.8% of your cap) is a decent flex option with Theo Riddick ($4,700; 9.4%) a fairly risky option in Week 12.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:30:25 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell ($5,400; 10.8% of your cap) is a decent flex option with Theo Riddick ($4,700; 9.4%) a lesser flex certainty in Week 12. The long layoff may give Bush a chance to return fresh in Week 13 and be more of a factor than he has been thus far.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:44 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who is currently on pace to finish with the fewest passing yards in a single season for his career, has struggled on deep-ball connections, especially in the last two weeks with WR Calvin Johnson returning. Stafford has completed only 14 percent of his passes at least 20 yards downfield to Johnson the last two weeks, and he's thrown an interception on deep targets in each of the pair's four full games together. Stafford is also struggling in the face of pressure this year, with his completion percentage under pressure dropping from 42 percent last year to 34 percent in 2014, his lowest since 2010.
Fantasy Tip: Stafford and Johnson haven't been able to connect like years past, and Johnson's nagging ankle injury is likely the biggest culprit. With a smaller playbook against the New England Patriots this weekend, this could be the week that Stafford starts to turn things around, though; New England has allowed 21.33 fantasy points per game to QBs in the last four weeks.
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