Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:13:50 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:58:09 -0700
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.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:41:31 -0700
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:41 -0700
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.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:10:17 -0700
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.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:03:30 -0700
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.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:33:19 -0700
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:56:58 -0700
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.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:01:07 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 20. He wouldn't mention the specifics of his injury, but he talked about playing in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Tate is set to be Detroit's top receiver in the wake of Calvin Johnson's retirement. He is a borderline WR2 in PPR formats and a solid WR3 in standard leagues.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:13:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron is still not practicing, but he was reportedly spotted jogging and caught passes from a JUGS machine Sunday. Birkett also tweeted it was the first time he'd seen the third-year tight end run since he first suffered his ankle injury on Aug. 6. Given his injury history and the plethora of pass-catching weapons Detroit has at the moment, Ebron should probably be considered a high-upside TE2.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:58:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is a positive development for the Lions' starting running back, although Detroit figures to utilize a committee backfield as much as any team in the league this season. This news suggests he could be ready to play as soon as next week's dress rehearsal game in Baltimore against the Ravens and makes it all but certain he'll be ready for Week 1. In fantasy, he's a midrange RB3.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:07:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ridley appears to be at least fourth on the depth chart at this point and has only played in the second half in the first two preseason games. He will not have much fantasy value if he stays with the Lions.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:19:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Riddick will have a solid role on offense even when Abdullah will be able to play again. He should be a valuable option for owners in point-per-reception leagues since he caught 80 passes last season. He could be a weekly flex option in PPR leagues and a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues.
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