Travis Swanson - CPosted 9/22/17 4:37pm ET
Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Week 3 game and still has a chance to play, but OG Graham Glasgow likely would move to center if Swanson is ruled out. OG Joe Dahl (leg) could move to left guard to replace Glasgow, but he is also listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Detroit's offensive line problems probably would affect their offensive scheme against the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Stafford may be asked to throw more short passes so he can avoid the pass rush. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick could also be more involved in the passing game since the Falcons have struggled against pass-catching backs. Stafford can still be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in most leagues, while Abdullah and Riddick would have more value in point-per-receptions leagues.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 9/18/17 8:51pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for 20 yards while added three receptions for 17 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: With Ameer Abdullah back to 100 percent health, Riddick will have to share the touches in the Detroit backfield. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal in most standard fantasy formats, but he is a solid RB3 or flex play in most PPR leagues. The Lions host the Falcons in Week 3.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/18/17 8:50pm ET
Detroit Lions rookie WR Kenny Golladay managed just one catch for eight yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 8. He was targeted three times.
Huddle Up: Golladay burst onto the scene with touchdowns in Week 1 against the Cardinals, but he looked like a rookie on Monday night. With a young player you can expect inconsistency and growing pains. It looks like he'll be a threat in the red zone, but for now he is nothing more than a WR5 with upside heading into Week 3 against the Falcons.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/18/17 8:50pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted four catches for 25 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Tate had four of the six catches by Detroit wide receivers, but no one really had a huge night with an offense that was run heavy. He'll look for better results in Week 3 against the visiting Falcons.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 9/18/17 8:49pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones had just one catch in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18, but it was good for a 27-yard touchdown.
Huddle Up: Jones was tied for the team high with five targets, but he and Matthew Stafford were unable to connect. He'll look for more receptions in Week 3 against the visiting Falcons. He remains more of a WR4 or WR5 in most fantasy leagues at this point.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 9/18/17 8:48pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron hauled in five balls for 42 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Ebron, whose hometown is nearby Jersey City, N.J., seemed to play with a little more purpose. He has always had the potential to be a star in this league but health has been major hurdle. If he can stay healthy he might be on track for a special season in 2017.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 9/18/17 8:48pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah carried 17 times for 86 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Abdullah averaged 5.1 yards per carry, but the streak continues for the Lions. They haven't had a 100-yard runner in a single game since Thanksgiving of 2013 when Reggie Bush hit the mark. If Abdullah continues to run with authority, he'll be the next 100-yard runner for the Honolulu Blue and Silver. He'll try to hit the mark in Week 3 when the Falcons come calling.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/18/17 8:47pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 15 of his 21 pass attempts for 122 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 game against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Stafford also added three runs for 23 yards. While he didn't have a great nightly statistically for fantasy owners, he didn't make any mistakes and was helped out by a solid run game. Down the road, the threat of the run will open up even more field for Stafford to excel. He'll look for better results in Week 3 when the Falcons visit Ford Field.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/16/17 11:25am ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (finger) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Tate recorded 10 catches and 107 yards in Week 1 and will continue to be a focal point in the passing game. He will be facing a tougher defense this week but should still be at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/15/17 2:32pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (finger) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: Tate is expected to play without a hitch Monday night. The matchup is difficult, so he's a low-end WR2, in best-case scenario this week.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/14/17 1:30pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (finger) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Tate doesn't appear to be in serious jeopardy of missing out on Week 2, but his status should be tracked heading into the weekend nonetheless. Assuming he's good to go, he's a solid WR2 play.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 9/13/17 9:04am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay played 44-of-73 offensive snaps in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, while fellow No. 3 receiver T.J. Jones finished with 18.
Huddle Up: The rookie obviously earned more playing time this week versus the New York Giants after posting four catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals. It's still too early to plug him into fantasy lineups, but that time they be coming quickly. He's definitely worth adding in all leagues he is still available, but keep him on the bench for now.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/10/17 9:05am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (ankle) is officially active for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Golladay probably will see time as the No. 3 receiver this week against the Arizona Cardinals, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 9/10/17 4:38pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron posted just two receptions for nine yards on three targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Ebron was hampered by a hamstring injury for a good chunk of the preseason, but he was off the injury report on Friday and was expected to be 100 percent. He wasn't. Ebron has the potential to be a decent low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues but he is so inconsistent. He'll be back at it in Week 2 on the road against the Giants.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 9/10/17 4:37pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick racked up six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He also rushed once, but he went backwards for a yard.
Huddle Up: Riddick is a decent option in most PPR leagues, but he isn't a terribly attractive play in most standard formats. He'll look for better production in Week 2 on the road against the Giants on Monday night.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 9/10/17 4:36pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted two grabs for 37 yards and a touchdown on two targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Jones is behind Golden Tate on the depth chart, and he appeared to be behind rookie Kenny Golladay, too, especially late in the game. That's not good for the fantasy appeal of Jones going forward.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/10/17 4:35pm ET
Detroit Lions rookie WR Kenny Golladay posted four receptions for 69 yards and a pair of scores in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Golladay (ankle) did not show any ill effects of the injury which had him on the injury report this week. He'll be a popular target off the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues, and appears worthy of WR4 status going forward.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/10/17 4:34pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted game highs with 10 receptions and 107 yards in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He was targeted 12 times.
Huddle Up: Tate is Matthew Stafford's top target and he certainly looked the part in the opener. Despite the fact he drew Patrick Peterson in cover, he showed well. He'll look to build on this effort into Week 2 at N.Y. Giants. Tate remains a WR2 in most fantasy leagues.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 9/10/17 4:33pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed 15 times for just 30 yards in Week 1 against the Cardinals while adding three catches for 11 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: The good news is that Abdullah had 18 total touches, but he didn't really go anywhere. Still, no one is really pushing him hard for the primary tailback role. He'll look to get untracked in Week 2 against the Giants on Monday Night Football.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/10/17 4:33pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 29 of his 41 pass attempts for 292 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Week 1 against Arizona.
Huddle Up: Stafford is at it again. After the Lions set an NFL record with eight fourth-quarter comebacks in 2016, the quarterback picked up right where he left off. The Lions were down 17-15 going into the final stanza, but ended up with a 35-23 victory. The Lions will hit the road for Monday Night Football in Week 2 on the road against the Giants.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 9/7/17 9:24am ET
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones will share the third receiver role with WR Kenny Golladay based on matchups, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.
Huddle Up: Jones has been bothered by a hamstring injury, and Golladay, despite his ankle woes, has the upside. Jones could have some roster viability if he wins a bigger portion, but right now he's a fringe player to have on rosters.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/7/17 9:24am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay will share the third receiver role with WR T.J. Jones based on matchups, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.
Huddle Up: Golladay has the upside here, but he has been limited by an ankle injury. He's worth keep as a WR5 for use later in the season.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/7/17 1:28pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: Golladay appears to have a chance to play in Week 1, but owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He is expected to share No. 3 receiver duties with T.J. Jones this season but probably can be avoided this week.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 9/7/17 7:56pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick could be on the field together at times, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.
Huddle Up: Abdullah is the more complete back of the two. He has a chance to sneak into RB2 territory this season, but he is more of a flex play in Week 1 against an Arizona defense that allowed just 3.6 yards per carry last year. Riddick is mainly a threat as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a RB3 in PPR formats.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/6/17 2:38pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (ankle) put in a limited practice Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: Golladay's preseason display was one of the best in the league, but he's not full go and faces one of the toughest defenses in the league right away in the Arizona Cardinals. It's best to keep Golladay on the bench in Week 1 and see how he looks and performs.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 9/6/17 2:33pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is not listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: Ebron's injury history is well documented, but he's good to go for now. He has a great opportunity to improve on last season with the departure of Anquan Boldin, particularly in situations near the end zone as he only caught one touchdown in 2017. Ebron can easily attain TE1 numbers if he plays a full season.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 8/28/17 12:15pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (undisclosed) was not at practice Monday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: It's unclear why Stafford wasn't at practice, but he is not believed to be hurt and should be ready for the regular season. He's an underrated low-end QB1 candidate in a pass-happy offense.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 8/28/17 12:21pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Ebron has a good chance to break out this year if he can stay on the field. With the loss of Anquan Boldin, Ebron's usage near the end zone will ideally increase after scoring just one touchdowns last season. Draft him as a low-end TE1.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 8/28/17 6:31pm ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford missed practice Monday, Aug. 28, because it was a scheduled day off. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: Stafford has thrown for at least 4,200 yards in each of the last six seasons and at least 20 touchdowns in each of those seasons. He will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game and should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 8/28/17 6:56pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension Monday, Aug. 28, which will make him the highest paid player in NFL history, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Stafford has been a solid quarterback over the last several years and will continue to be with the Lions for years to come. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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