Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:24:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron has missed the last two weeks and it's looking like he's about to sit out his third consecutive game. Detroit's options behind him are essentially useless in fantasy, so owners seeking a tight end should be looking elsewhere for help.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:18:15 -0700
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (knee, quadriceps), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and OL Corey Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), OL Larry Warford (groin), RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) and LB Tahir Whitehead (abdomen) were each able to get in a limited session.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:15:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Riddick hasn't practiced yet this week and could be in danger of missing his second consecutive contest. If he has to sit out again, the Lions would likely go to a three-man committee of Justin Forsett, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington, making it very difficult to trust either of those options this weekend in any fantasy league.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:23:06 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will play in his 100th game in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins. He is finally performing at an elite level and showing no signs of slowing down, according to beat writer Justin Rogers. Over his past 14 games dating back to last season he has completed 65.9 percent of his passes with 33 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Fantasy Tip: Stafford should be in line for another strong week against a Redskins pass defense which ranks 18th in the NFL, allowing 242.5 yards per game through the air. He ranks eighth in the NFL in yards per game (274.7) and is tied for third with 14 passing touchdowns. Stafford has emerged as a top-end QB1 in all fantasy leagues.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:16:02 -0700
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps, knee) and DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and OG Larry Warford (groin) were limited during practice.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:12:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Washington was ruled out of the team's Week 6 game but appears to have a chance to play this week. Washington probably would be part of a committee at running back if he is active for the game and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:11:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron has missed the last two games because of his injuries and may not be able to play in Week 7. Owners can keep an eye on the situation but should have other options ready to use.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Riddick was not able to play in Week 6 and likely will have to practice this week if he wants a chance to play in Week 7. Owners probably should consider other options for their lineups and not hope that Riddick plays.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:16:07 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller (foot) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list and the team will have 21 days to activate him or keep him on the list.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:20:08 -0700
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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:45:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones exploded for 205 yards and a pair of scores in Week 3, but he has seen a decrease in his yardage totals in each of the past three games. He should be treated more as a WR3 in most fantasy formats until he starts to produce more consistency. At least he has touchdowns in each of the past two.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:44:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Boldin showed no ill-effects of the ankle injury which had him on the injury report this week. He has at least four grabs in five straight games and has been a solid WR3 in PPR fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams for his frequent grabs. He also has three scores over his past five games.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:36:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tate had been a huge disappointment to date, posting just 17 receptions for 134 yards in his first five games, so a lot of fantasy owners likely had benched or dropped him, missing out on this gem. If he is available off the waiver wire he is worth a look in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 against Washington.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:31:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Forsett was recently picked up and likely has a limited knowledge of the playbook. He might be able to help out down the road, but for now he is worth nothing more than a reserve roster spot in deeper fantasy leagues.
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