Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
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.
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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.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:31:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zenner picked up the slack with DeAndre Washington and Theo Riddick sidelined. If he is leaned upon in Week 7 against Washington, he might be a decent bye-week replacement if you need RB help.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:08:13 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 23 of his 31 pass attempts for 270 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran five times for 14 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Stafford was very efficient, and he spread the ball around nicely. There is life after Calvin Johnson after all. Stafford has three or more touchdown passes in four of his six outings, re-emerging as a low-end QB1 in all fantasy formats.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:36:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Boldin should play his normal role as the No. 3 receiver for the Lions this week. He has had some success over the first few games, but owners in most leagues should have better options available.
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