Reggie Bush - RBPosted 12/11/14 11:36pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) and the coaching staff believe that he can return to form and be one of the most dangerous weapons out of the backfield. Bush has missed five games because of injuries this year, and he had just 12 touches for 34 total yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Theo Riddick didn't play at all, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that was a one-game anomaly.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost year for Bush, and it's going be tough for the RB to come close to re-gaining his form given the limited time left in the season. Joique Bell remains the only starting choice among the Detroit backs.
Joseph Fauria - TEPosted 12/10/14 1:48pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 10, with an ankle injury, and the team re-signed TE Kellen Davis.
Huddle Up: Fauria finally caught a TD this past Sunday, but don't get too excited about Davis as Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew remain around as well.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 12/9/14 11:36pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has completed 75.9 percent of his passes, thrown for 701 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two weeks against the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I feel good. I feel confident in what we're doing and I think the guys in the locker room and on offense definitely feel confident in what our game plan is each week," Stafford said. "We're doing a great job of going out there and trying to execute. Guys are catching the ball, which is always great."
Huddle Up: Stafford, who had only two 300-yard games in his first 11 contests, has matched that total over the last 2 weeks, and he closes out the season with a trio of decent matchups, although the final two will be outside with the possibility of inclement conditions likely in Chicago and Green Bay.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 12/5/14 12:10am ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) said he is '100 percent healthy' and will play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Bush's optimism has fallen short of reality in recent weeks, but it looks like he may indeed return Sunday after a three-game absence, and coach Jim Caldwell has said he'll regain his starting role. Joique Bell will still get his share of touches, but his workload will obviously take a hit -- at least until Bush gets hurt again.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 12/2/14 10:48am ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) has been doing some work in practice and is expected to play Sunday, Dec. 7, for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Bush would resume a complementary role to Joique Bell and take touches away from Theo Riddick. At this juncture, however, it would be difficult to bank on him for anything in the way of fantasy productivity.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/28/14 3:00pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the offense operated at quicker pace in their Week 13 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 27, and they were able 474 yards of total offense. Stafford went 34-for-45 for 390 yards and two touchdowns, and he appeared much more comfortable in the offense. His 75.6 completion percentage was the fourth best of his career. Stafford was also at his best against the blitz, completing a career-high 14 passes for a career-high 200 yards.
Huddle Up: The favorable defensive matchup also benefited Stafford and Co. as the QB hit a season-high with the 390-yard effort -- only his second 300-yard game since Week 1.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/27/14 12:35pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is out for Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27. His ankle isn't responding well enough, but the hope is to return for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Bush will miss his third straight game and his fifth in the last seven, boosting Theo Riddick's Turkey Day value.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/26/14 12:34am ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, with a back injury added to his status. Bush missed the last two games with an ankle injury. There was no further information on his back ailment.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- this sounds rather grim for the RB, who's missed three of the last four -- and five games in all -- this season. Keep an eye out for further updates, but don't expect the news to be promising.
Calvin Johnson - WRPosted 11/26/14 4:17pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hasn't been putting up big numbers this season, but he denies that he's starting to decline. He's on pace to finish with fewer than 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2009, but he continues to say that he's the same player he was when he set the single-season record for receiving yards two years ago. 'I think that the biggest thing you can kind of just take a look at is: Does he still run by people?' head coach Jim Caldwell said. 'The answer to that would be yes. Is he still able to lay out, catch the ball and do things that he normally does? Yes. And I think that that's what matters.' Since returning from a sprained ankle, Johnson has also faced three of the league's top defenses.
Huddle Up: The defenses of the Bears and Bucs should be more to the liking of Megatron and the Lions' offense the next two weeks, but if the issues continue, it just might be the rule and not the exception.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/26/14 6:49pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice for the third straight day Wednesday, Nov. 26, and is questionable for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It's been a questionable season to be sure for Bush, and it looks like it'll come down to another game-time decision.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/25/14 3:39pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he'll be ready to play Thursday, Nov. 27, after missing Week 12 with an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: We've certainly heard this before, and it's hard to trust Bush even if he does play given what's looking to be an injury that will linger the rest of the season.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/24/14 8:29pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) would've been limited at practice Monday, Nov. 24 if the team had worked out.
Huddle Up: It's fast becoming a lost season for Bush, who has missed four of the last six games and will be trying to come back on a short week with the Lions opening the 3-game Thanksgiving slate. It's a good matchup with the Bears, and Theo Riddick could be an option if he's still available in your league.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/22/14 5:59pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is likely out for Week 12 and is targeting the Thanksgiving Day game Thursday, Nov. 27, to return.
Huddle Up: Joique Bell will start and is a RB2 this week. Theo Riddick will also see some time as a pass catcher. He'll be an RB3/flex play against the Patriots.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/21/14 9:13pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: Stafford was predicted by many to have a huge a season but it's been just the opposite. Despite the addition of Golden Tate and rookie TE Eric Ebron, Stafford has been a fantasy disappointment in 2014. That's not likely to change over the final six weeks.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 11/19/14 2:19pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is expected to be covered by New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, while CB Brandon Browner figures to cover WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.
Huddle Up: No reason to make any rash moves, but it's not exactly the news Tate owners wanted to hear with the WR coming off his worst outing (2-41) of the season in the Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.
Joique Bell - RBPosted 11/19/14 6:02pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: Another week, another ankle issue for a Lions' skill player, and his fantasy owners will have to hope it's nowhere as serious as the ankle injuries which have sidelined Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush for a combined six games so far. See when -- or if -- Bell can practice this week.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/17/14 7:59pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush said he will return this week from the ankle injury that sidelined him last week. Bush said he hopes the week off will enable him to stay healthy the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Bush has played in every other game since Week 5, and he'll play Sunday in New England if the pattern holds. Bush, though, has hardly been productive in his last 3 games with only 43 rushing yards and 57 receiving yards over that span so use him with caution.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/15/14 10:10pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) will be held out of the game Sunday, Nov. 16, in Week 11. RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick will split time in the backfield.
Huddle Up: Bell will be a RB2 against the Cardinals this week, while Riddick will be a desperation flex play in PPR leagues.
Calvin Johnson - WRPosted 11/14/14 12:13am ET
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Megatron is looking good to go after taking a maintenance day off Wednesday.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/14/14 2:50pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Yeah, it's time to get another RB in your lineup as Bush looks like he'll miss his third game in the Lions' last five.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/13/14 4:23pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed a second straight practice Thursday. Nov. 13 and could sit out in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Huddle Up: Hey, that would fit the pattern as Bush has missed every other game since Week 5.
Calvin Johnson - WRPosted 11/12/14 4:13pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Likely just a maintenance day for Megatron, who said he made it through last Sunday's no worse for wear following a month-long ankle-injury absence.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/10/14 11:50am ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush played just 19 offensive snaps Sunday, Nov. 9, which was 28 percent of the offense. In contrast, RB Joique Bell played 67 percent of the snaps and RB Theo Riddick played 10 percent of the snaps.
Huddle Up: The ankle issue certainly appears to still be hampering Bush, who had missed two of the Lions' previous three games. He was in and out of the lineup Sunday and finished with only five touches to Bell's 12. Riddick also had five touches and scored the Lions' game-winning TD on a reception. Bush definitely belongs on the fantasy bench until he starts seeing more work.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 11/7/14 6:32pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is listed as doubtful for Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Even coming off the bye, it's looking very much like the rookie TE will miss a third straight game, meaning Brandon Pettigrew will serve as the team's primary tight end.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/6/14 2:43pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he's more comfortable than ever with his secondary options after playing a big chunk of this season without WR Calvin Johnson (ankle). 'The more experience and the better everybody else plays, the less you feel like you have to get 81 the ball, but it's still conducive to playing good offense to get the best receiver on the planet the ball as much as you can,' Stafford said. The Lions have also been without RBs Reggie Bush, Theo Riddick and Joique Bell and TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria and OT LaAdrian Waddle. The result is a more patient Stafford. Johnson's return in Week 10 should allow for more of the secondary options like WR Golden Tate to see single coverage.
Huddle Up: The absences, however -- particularly Johnson's -- have hurt Stafford's fantasy numbers as he's currently ranked 14th among QBs with 171 points. Look for him to climb back into QB1 range, though, if Megatron returns, as expected, this Sunday and remains healthy down the stretch.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/6/14 7:04pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Signs are pointing toward an up week -- as in he'll likely play -- for the up-and-down Bush following the Lions' Week 9 bye.
Calvin Johnson - WRPosted 11/5/14 4:10pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) said he is close to 100 percent and expects to play in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Sweet music to the ears of Megatron owners who really haven't seen the WR fully healthy since Week 3.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 11/5/14 6:34pm ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) officially didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Definitely not good news with Ebron having missed the Lions' last two games and still unable to practice after a bye week, but see what the next two days have in store for the rookie.
Calvin Johnson - WRPosted 11/3/14 7:57pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Johnson was reportedly close to returning in Week 8, and the bye week should have given him the extra recovery time he needs. Monitor practice reports, though, for the rest of the week.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/3/14 11:00pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: It'll be another week of monitoring practice reports for Bush's fantasy owners with the RB having missed 2 of the last 3 games prior to the Lions' Week 9 bye.
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