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Lions | Detroit acquires Brandon Thomas

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:26:53 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Brandon Thomas was acquired by the Detroit Lions Sunday, Aug. 28, in exchange for WR Jeremy Kerley, according to a source.

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


Lions | Ameer Abdullah makes preseason debut

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:37:39 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Baltimore Ravens after missing the first two games. He ran four times for 16 yards and did not have any receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah is expected to be ready for Week 1, but fantasy owners in standard leagues will only want to target him as a low-end RB3. He has slightly higher value in PPR formats.

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Lions | Marvin Jones fitting in nicely

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:18:52 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has had "terrific chemistry" with QB Matthew Stafford. He's averaging 16.2 yards per catch in the preseason, which is the sixth-most among all receivers who have had at least five catches through the first two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: With the Lions recently announcing that they'll mostly be in a no-huddle offense, Jones could end up being one of the biggest beneficiaries of this new strategy, which could make him one of the steals in fantasy at wide receiver. Jones has had success before in Cincinnati, and with Calvin Johnson no longer around for the Lions, it's very possible he could break out and enjoy a career year in 2016.

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


Lions | Dwayne Washington to make team?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:14:16 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington is "trending" towards making the team as the No. 4 running back after RB Stevan Ridley was released Thursday, August 25. "I've been impressed with some of the things he's done," said offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. "When the guy gets the ball, he does impressive things. That's a good trait to have."

Fantasy Tip: Washington has shown some flashes this preseason, collecting 34 rushing yards on eight carries through two games, but he's got a long way to go before becoming fantasy relevant. Ameer Abdullah figures to get the bulk of the work out of Detroit's backfield, while Theo Riddick is solidified in his change-of-pace role. However, if an opportunity presents itself at some point down the line, Washington looks like he has the tools to capitalize.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron not on the field

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:28:56 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron was on the field earlier in the week but does not appear ready to practice at this point. Ebron is expected to be ready for Week 1, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 tight end in most leagues.

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


Lions | Zach Zenner in a good spot

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:13:50 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner has consistently played behind RB Theo Riddick in the rotation this preseason, and he's on solid ground to make the team.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions cut Stevan Ridley today, and Zenner appears poised to move up into the third spot in the order. Ameer Abdullah and Riddick figure to see the majority of the work, but Zenner has crept into the RB5 mix in fantasy.

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


Lions | Detroit going no-huddle often

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:12:39 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the other Lions quarterbacks have run a no-huddle offense 62% of the time this preseason. The Lions ran a no-huddle offense just 7% of the time last season. According to ProFootballFocus, Stafford has completed all six of his passes for 108 yards when targeting WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones out of the no-huddle. He's 6-for-11 passing for 63 yards on the rest of his throws combined. Overall, Stafford has completed 70.6% of his passes this preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford had a big second half last year with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions when offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter took over. He lost Megatron to retirement, but the show appears to roll on. Stafford is in the lower-middle portion of starting quarterbacks, but he could be on the cusp of that breakthrough year.

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


Lions | Stevan Ridley released

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:58:09 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Stevan Ridley was released Thursday, Aug. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Zach Zenner and/or Dwayne Washington may move up to be the team's third running back. They won't be entirely useful in fantasy unless something happens to Ameer Abdullah or Theo Riddick ahead of them, but the two youngsters are amidst the RB5 speculative flyers. Ridley could still latch on and serve as an RB5 somewhere before the season.

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


Lions | Kyle Van Noy in line to start

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:41:31 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Kyle Van Noy has all but locked up the starting strong-side linebacker spot.

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Lions | Dwayne Washington impressing OC

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:41 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington received praise from offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter Wednesday, Aug. 24. "When the guy gets the ball he does impressive things," Cooter said of Washington.

Fantasy Tip: Washington is battling for a final roster spot and could crack the roster because of his ability in the return game. Remember, he scored a 96-yard kickoff return during the preseason opener. For now, he's nothing more than a player to watch in deeper fantasy leagues, though.

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


Lions | Golden Tate back at practice

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:10:17 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. The extent of his participation was not disclosed, however.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's mystery injury isn't a big deal, apparently. He should be good to go for this weekend and is still in the WR2 conversation in all formats with Calvin Johnson out of the picture.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron on track for opener

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:03:30 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is expected to play in Week 1, barring a setback, according to a source. Ebron has an outside chance at playing in the final preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron is a breakout candidate that figures to be a big cog in an offense that took off under Jim Bob Cooter late last season. Ebron is a midrange TE1 with upside.

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Lions | Andre Caldwell released from IR

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:33:19 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Andre Caldwell (hand) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 22.

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Lions | Jake Rudock pushing for backup job

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:56:58 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock and QB Dan Orlovsky will be judged on their total body of work, and "the best player" will win the backup quarterback job, head coach Jim Caldwell said.

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Lions | Graham Glasgow in a boot

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:06:07 -0700

Detroit Lions C Graham Glasgow (foot) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 20, and his left foot was in a protective boot. Head coach Jim Caldwell said it remains to be seen how much time Glasgow will miss.

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