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Lions | Matthew Stafford struggling on deep ball

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Zach Rodgers


Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate probable

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:05 -0800

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) and Golden Tate (hip) are both listed as probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. Johnson and Tate were both limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and Tate was a surprise addition to the injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,900) is never a bad option for your FantasyScore rosters, but the New England Patriots secondary isn't shabby, especially of late. Tate ($6,700) may have the tougher go of it Sunday if he's covered by Darrelle Revis all day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers


Lions | Probable status for Joique Bell

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:27 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Bell costs $5,400 at FantasyScore, and the Patriots have allowed an average of 20.76 fantasy points to running backs, although their D has stiffened of late. Bell will be a safer play if Reggie Bush (ankle) sits out again.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers


Lions | Reggie Bush questionable

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:05:48 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited for the third straight day in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and he is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: There's still a chance that Bush could miss his fourth straight game, but he said earlier this week that he expects to play. Bush remains risky at FantasyScore for $5,200, especially when Detroit has two other options that are fully capable of carrying the load.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers


Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:55 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. DE Jason Jones (non-injury), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:05:15 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's injuries are minor at this point, so expect him to play against the New England Patriots. Megatron is a must-start in standard leagues, and at FantasyScore, he'll cost you a hefty $7,900 of your budget. Johnson may find it tough to return you any value against a New England secondary that has been improving.

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Lions | Joique Bell, Reggie Bush limited

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:59:23 -0800

Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Bell did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Both running backs are expected to play against the New England Patriots in Week 12. Bell ($5,400) should be the more trusted FantasyScore lineup option, though, and the Pats have allowed an average of 18.63 fantasy points to running backs. Bush costs slightly less than Bell at $5,200.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:54:33 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.

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Lions | Coach to limit playbook

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:05:15 -0800

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi plans to limit the team's playbook Thursday, Nov. 20. "I don't know if you would say the playbook, just the number of calls that we're going to put on the call sheet," Lombardi said. "You kind of overplan and have more offense than maybe what you need, being prepared for different situations. So it's just being a little bit more precise during the week. Maybe having a little less insecurity as a coach. Sometimes you'll go, hey, I want all these plays in case and we don't need them.

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


Lions | Reggie Bush on track to play

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:54:43 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he is on track to play against the New England Patriots in Week 12. He was not able to play in Week 11 because of the injury.

Fantasy Tip: Bush is working his way back from his ankle injury, so he could be limited if he is active for Week 12. Bush costs $5,200 on FantasyScore but probably is a risky option because of the injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche


Lions | Audition three at CB

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:54:08 -0800

The Detroit Lions brought in free-agent CB Marc Anthony (Buccaneers), Richard Marshall (Chargers) and Kevin Rutland (Jaguars) for workouts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports -- Howard Balzer


Lions | Reggie Bush limited at practice

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:53:10 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Bush expects to play this weekend against the New England Patriots, but the Lions have said that they don't want to rush him back. Theo Riddick ($4,700) should be a decent play if Bush doesn't suit up. It's hard to trust Bush ($5,200) at his price tag still.

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Lions | Joique Bell has ankle injury

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:45:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, due to an ankle injury. Bell left game briefly in Week 11 because of his injury.

Fantasy Tip: Bell ($5,400) should be fine unless he suffers a setback this week. The New England Patriots, the Lions' Week 12 opponent, have allowed just over 20 fantasy points to running backs this year, which makes Bell appealing. However, the backfield picture could be cloudy if Reggie Bush (ankle) re-enters the fold.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers


Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:39:49 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) was limited, while TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) practiced in full.

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Lions | Joique Bell sits Wednesday

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:38:45 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Bell's injury was not specified, assuming there is even an injury. Keep tabs on his status as the week goes on. Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick will be involved even if Bell plays.

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


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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
Davis Kellen TE
Ebron Eric TE
Fairley Nick DL
Fauria Joseph TE
Fluellen Andre DL
Fuller Corey WR
Gomes DeJon SS
Green Stephfon RB
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
Keyton Darren OG
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
Philon Roy DL
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
Wade Trevin CB
Warford Larry OG
Webster Larry DE
Whitehead Tahir LB
Winn George RB

Austin Teryl DC
Barry Mike AC
Bonamego John AC
Caldwell Jim HC
Colletto Jim AC
Cooter Jim Bob AC
Cunningham Gunther AC
Heffernan Terry AC
Johnson Bobby AC
Kocurek Kris AC
Loeffler Scot AC
Lombardi Joe OC
Mayhew Martin GM
Modkins Curtis AC
Oden Tony AC
Prince Robert AC
Prince Ron AC
Raich Matt AC
Raymond Robert TO
Reed Fred AC
Saunders Cedric TO
Sheridan Bill AC
Snow Phil AC
Washburn Jeremiah AC
Washburn Jim AC
Williams Alan AC
Xanders Brian TO