LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/16/18 4:32pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers for coming off the bench and pushing LB Elijah Wood.
Huddle Up: The ejection led to problems for the Lions late, as Theo Riddick left the game with an ankle injury and Ameer Abdullah was a healthy scratch. That left just rookie Kerryon Johnson in the backfield to finish up. It's uncertain if Blount will face further disciplinary action from the league.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 9/16/18 4:30pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) suffered an ankle injury late in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Riddick left injured and LeGarrette Blount was ejected, so Kerryon Johnson was the only healthy running back able to finish the game. The Lions host the Patriots in Week 3.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/16/18 11:26pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate turned 13 targets into seven receptions for 109 yards in Week 2 versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Tate has accumulated 14 catches on 28 targets through two games, which is great for his fantasy owners. The bad part is a 50 percent catch rate is not great for a player who spends so much time in the slot. Nevertheless, he should remain busy this season as Detroit figures to see plenty of negative game scripts. He'll be a solid WR2 play again in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/16/18 11:12pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught six of his nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It's safe to say the summer hype that Golladay drew wasn't misplaced. His score in this contest came on a blown coverage, but the most impressive part of the 30-yard catch-and-run was his ability to keep his balance and fight through a high tackle at the end of the run. With 21 targets through two games and as a player who appears to be on equal footing with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, Golladay is shaping up to be a potential WR2. He could be in for another big game against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/15/18 7:29pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) is expected to play in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: While the 49ers have yet to allow a rushing touchdown through two games, they do rank 17th in the league with 116.0 yards per game allowed on the ground. Blount should still be treated as an RB3 or flex fantasy option for this one.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/14/18 1:59pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) practiced in full for a third consecutive day Friday, Sept. 14 and he was removed from the practice report ahead of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Stafford is ready to roll after taking a kick to the shin with a cleat in the Monday nighter against the Jets. He should jack it up frequently against the Niners, especially if LeGarrette Blount isn't available in the ground game. Staff remains a solid low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats, but hopefully he'll curb his interceptions this week after tossing four in the opener.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/14/18 1:52pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was limited in practice on Friday, Sept. 14 and he is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Blount suffered some kind of a setback, as he practiced in full on Wednesday and Thursday. Either way, he is only worth a look as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 2.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/13/18 4:03pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Blount received only four carries in Week 1 and finished with minus three yards before suffering his injury. He will continue to be part of a committee at running back but probably can be benched this week.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/13/18 4:02pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Stafford is coming off a disastrous Week 1 performance but should be back on the field this week. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/12/18 2:45pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shin) took part in a full practice session on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Stafford gutted it out on Monday night in a loss against the Jets, taking a kick with cleats to the knee and shin area, while also having his bell rung on a hard hit. It appears he'll be able to play in Week 2, and he is a solid low-end QB1 in leagues of 12 or more teams when healthy.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/12/18 2:42pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Blount got off to an inauspicious start in the opener, actually finishing with minus rushing yardage. He'll look to get back in track in Week 2, but for now treat him as a low-end RB3 or flex player in deeper fantasy leagues.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/11/18 10:22am ET
New York Jets LB Darron Lee said Tuesday, Sept. 11, that the defense decoded the signals of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and knew what plays were coming, helping lead to five total interceptions (four off Stafford) in a 48-17 road win Monday, Sept. 10. 'We were calling out their plays as he was getting up to the line,' Lee said. 'We knew his signals. We knew everything. That's just preparation as a defense. ... It seemed like we were in his head as a defense.'
Huddle Up: Well, it seems the Jets put their offseason film study to good use, and there's at least a plausible excuse for Stafford's first four-interception game since 2013. Keep Stafford in your lineup if he's your best QB option, and count on the Lions having a whole new set of signals Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/10/18 6:32pm ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (undisclosed) checked back into the game in the middle of the third quarter of the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Stafford ended up missing just one play, as Matt Cassel threw an incompletion. However, on the second play since returning, Stafford tossed his fourth interception of the game. Ouch.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/10/18 6:01pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (undisclosed) left the Week 1 game against the New York Jets due to an undisclosed injury after a hard hit.
Huddle Up: Stafford suffered a knee injury at the end of the first half and he was gimpy, now he might have a head injury or some sort of other ailment. Matt Cassel replaced him. More info when we know it.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 9/10/18 8:17pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-46 passes for 286 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Stafford was battered and bruised, although he wasn't officially sacked. He did get cleated in the left knee once, and crumpled in pain after another hard hit. Matt Cassel finished up the blowout loss. Stafford and the Lions will look to bounce back in Week 2 on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 9/10/18 8:40pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) did not return after suffering an undisclosed injury in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets. He missed most of the second half.
Huddle Up: Blount carried four times for minus-3 yards in the lost night. The source and severity of his injury is not yet certain, nor is his availability for the Week 2 battle against the San Francisco 49ers.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 9/10/18 9:18pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets while posting a game-high 15 targets.
Huddle Up: Tate was very busy, and the Lions probably passed a little more than they would have liked since the game started getting out of hand in the second half and they had to abandon the run. It's a great start for Tate, who remains a solid low-end WR2 or must-start WR3 in all PPR formats. The Lions travel to meet the 49ers in Week 2.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 9/10/18 9:15pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay racked up seven receptions for 114 yards on 12 targets in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: It was Golladay's first-career 100-yard game, with his previous best coming in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers when he had two catches for 80 yards and a score. Golladay should still be treated as a WR4 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, but the former standout at Northern Illinois could take a big jump in his second season. The Lions meet the 49ers on the road in Week 2.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 9/10/18 8:43pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed five times for 17 yards in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets and he added three catches for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: Johnson saw a total of eight touches, most among the Detroit backs. No running back was very efficient, with Theo Riddick leading the team with just 20 yards. The rookie Johnson could see more touches in Week 2 against the San Francisco if LeGarrette Blount, who left with an undisclosed injury, is limited or unavailable.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 9/10/18 9:21pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones hauled in four receptions for 54 yards on eight targets in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Jones was third on the team in targets behind Golden Tate (15) and Kenny Golladay (12), and that's probably the pecking order you can expect for most of the season. Treat Jones as a low-end WR4 or WR5 in most fantasy leagues going forward. The Lions meet the 49ers on the road in Week 2.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 8/31/18 6:02am ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is on the roster bubble as the team has a hard decision to make before the 53-man roster deadline, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Abdullah has a ton of talent and a checkered injury history. He's worth stashing as an RB5 to see where he could wind up.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 8/21/18 7:49pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Riddick is dealing with an injury or just needed a day off. He likely will continue to be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/17/18 7:22pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 11 times for 32 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Blount received 11 of the 23 carries, and he should serve as the power back this year. His potential to find the end zone makes him worth grabbing as a RB4.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 8/17/18 7:32pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed four times for nine yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Although Johnson didn't back up his huge performance from the first preseason game, he did play with the first-team. He should have a role on early downs immediately, and he could emerge as the lead back sooner rather than later. He is well worth the investment as a RB4, and he should be a first-round selection in rookie drafts.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 8/10/18 11:42pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson gained 67 total yards (34 rushing, 33 receiving) against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 10. He also had a 57-yard run that was erased on a holding penalty.
Huddle Up: Despite the presence of steady vets LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick, Johnson is the best combination of rushing and receiving ability the team has in the backfield. He showed speed and toughness in his preseason debut and should push for a larger slice of the pie if he can keep it up. Consider Johnson an RB4/RB5 with some juice in the later rounds.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 8/1/18 11:42pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has consistently displayed good speed and vision as a runner thus far in camp, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.
Huddle Up: Rothstein goes on to say that LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will still get their touches, so it's not like Johnson is distancing himself from the competition, but the rookie is clearly the back with upside in Motown. Johnson has late-round appeal as a fourth or fifth RB.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 7/30/18 11:10am ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, July 30, after leaving practice early Sunday, July 29, because of an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: Blount probably will be used as short-yardage and goal line back this season, so he may not receive a consistent amount of touches from week to week. He can be considered a No. 4 running back in standard leagues but will be less valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 7/29/18 6:20am ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said he never seriously considered holding out even though the five-year, $31 million contract he signed prior to the 2014 season has been a relative bargain for the team. Tate is in the final year of his current deal but would prefer not to be actively involved in negotiations on a possible contract extension now that training camp has started.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 30-year-old Tate has caught 90 passes or more in each of the last four seasons, eclipsing the 1,000 yard mark in three of those campaigns. He should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3, with added value in PPR fantasy formats.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 7/28/18 10:05am ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) left practice early Saturday, July 28, after suffering an apparent knee injury but said his knee was fine after practice.
Huddle Up: Jones could sit out a few practices but probably will be fine moving forward. He has been very successful since joining the Lions and will continue to see a solid amount of targets. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 7/17/18 12:55am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay has the potential to dominate, according to WR Golden Tate, who also referred to Golladay as a 'WR1 kind of guy.' He added: 'I saw freakish catches, man -- some real freakin' freakish catches. Kenny's still a young guy trying to figure it out, but he's moving at a great pace. If he can just keep the mentality he has coming in, he studies, and just tries to get better every day, I'm telling you, this guy can be dominant.'
Huddle Up: Golladay has all the tools to be a successful NFL wide receiver. He was limited last year as a rookie due to injury, ultimately missing five games, but still managed to put up some decent numbers when he was on the field, hauling 28 catches for 477 yards and three touchdowns, with five of those receptions covering at least 40 yards. Golladay can potentially offer great value towards the end of fantasy drafts.
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