Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/16/18 9:47am ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) missed a third straight practice Friday, Nov. 16, with a knee bone bruise.
Huddle Up: MJJ looks like he could miss his first game since 2016, and with Golden Tate now gone, that would leave wideouts Kenny Golladay and T.J. Jones and RB Theo Riddick next in line for target upticks. Marvin Jones owners, though, will need to check his final status before kickoff Sunday.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/16/18 11:47am ET
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is in the process of seeking a second opinion on his right knee injury after being unable to practice all week. Jones was originally considered day-to-day with a bone bruise following his Week 10 injury against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Jones is extremely unlikely to play in Week 11 at this point, and owners need to be prepared for a multiple-week absence. If that ends up being the case, Kenny Golladay is poised for a huge target share and should be able to perform at a WR2 level. T.J. Jones and Bruce Ellington would be worth stashing on rosters in deeper leagues, although both possess minimal upside. Theo Riddick also stands to benefit as well and makes sense as a low-end flex.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/16/18 12:44pm ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Kenny Golladay, T.J. Jones and Theo Riddick should all receive more targets with Jones out of the lineup. Golladay can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues, while Riddick can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues. Jones can be a flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/15/18 7:22am ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has lined up in the slot 18 times since the team traded WR Golden Tate, which leads all running backs since Week 9.
Huddle Up: Riddick has 13 grabs for 96 yards the last two games combined. He's a sneaky flex option in PPR against the Carolina Panthers this week.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/15/18 9:51am ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Nov. 15, with a knee injury.
Huddle Up: Still no good news on the Jones front as he remains a spectator. See if Friday's important practice brings any better tidings, and if not, start getting a WR Plan B in place.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/14/18 2:05pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Check back Friday when the official injury designations are revealed. Jones has some upside this week as a WR4 or flex fantasy option against the league's 22nd-ranked passing defense of the Carolina Panthers.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/13/18 10:14am ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's performance this season is a matter of 'Detroit Lions information,' offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Things are getting testy in Motown with the Lions having dropped three straight double-digit decisions and much of the blame centers on the offense. Stafford has thrown for at least 275 yards and multiple TDs in only one game since Week 4 and ranks 21st at the position with 21.01 fantasy points per game. Stay away aside from two-quarterback leagues.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/12/18 11:12am ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is considered day-to-day after suffering a bone bruise on his knee, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones will obviously be in a race to be ready to play against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. Kenny Golladay will likely see heavy volume if Jones is forced to miss any time and would be worthy of low-end WR2 consideration in such a scenario.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 11/11/18 6:04am ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He should still be viewed as an RB2 in most formats even though Theo Riddick's presence means Johnson will be less involved in passing situations.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 11/11/18 2:21pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 14 times for a game-high 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and he added six receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown on six targets, although he did lose a fumble in the game.
Huddle Up: It was Johnson's first-career multi-touchdown game. In fact, he had scored just one rushing touchdown total through his first eight outings. He'll try and keep up the scoring ways heading into Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers. Keep treating him as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues despite the huge day.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/11/18 2:06pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-42 passes for 274 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 10 loss against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The Lions have won just three of their nine contests this season, but that doesn't mean Stafford has been disappointing. He has two or more touchdown strikes in seven of the past eight outings while throwing for at least 262 yards on six occasions. Stafford remains a solid low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 11 against a Carolina Panthers pass defense which was shredded by Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/11/18 2:24pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay registered six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in the Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Golladay hadn't been in the end zone in over a month dating back to Oct. 7 against the Green Bay Packers. He started out with 27 catches 428 yards and three scores over his first five games, but he disappeared a bit over the past three outings. Golladay might re-emerge as a useful WR3 in most fantasy leagues if he can keep up this type of production. Next up is a visit from the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/11/18 2:44pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted three grabs for 55 yards on seven targets in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Jones has registered 16 grabs for 238 yards and two scores over the past three games. He has emerged as a solid WR3 or flex play in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/11/18 2:42pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick didn't have any carries but he had six grabs for 60 yards on seven targets in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Riddick is good for fantasy owners as a low-end RB3 in PPR leagues, especially when the Lions are playing from behind, which is fairly frequent. He has considerably less value in standard play. The Lions host the Panthers in Week 11.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/11/18 10:24pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) exited the game late in the third quarter in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and did not return due to an apparent right knee injury.
Huddle Up: Expect an update on Monday. The fact he did not return to the game is a bit concerning, although the Lions were down 24 points when the injury happened. If Jones is sidelined for any length of time, Kenny Golladay would almost certainly become a target hog and T.J. Jones could dabble with fantasy relevancy.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 11/8/18 1:11pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Blount has been limited to eight carries and 11 yards over the last two weeks. He has some value in fantasy leagues because of his role as a goal line back but should be avoided in all leagues.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 11/8/18 1:12pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Johnson continues to be involved in the running and passing game but has been held in check over the last few weeks in terms of his rushing yards. He will be facing a tough Chicago Bears defense this week but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 11/7/18 1:22pm ET
The Minnesota Vikings claimed RB Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Detroit Lions Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: If nothing else, Abdullah provides the Vikings with somewhat of an insurance policy incase Dalvin Cook's injury issues worsen or don't subside. When Cook and Latavius Murray are both healthy, though, Abdullah owns no fantasy value.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 11/7/18 2:45pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: The rookie standout figures to suit up this weekend if he can avoid the dreaded setback. With Theo Riddick back, Johnson won't be as involved in the passing game, but his status as an RB2 doesn't waver.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/4/18 1:19pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones racked up six catches for 66 yards on eight targets in the Week 9 loss against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Jones was the best of the lot for the Lions in a day where the offense was held down by a good defense. Things might not get much better on the road in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. Treat Jones are a low-end WR4 or flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 11/4/18 1:16pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 12 times for just 37 yards in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added three grabs for seven yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson snapped the team's ugly 100-yard rusher drought earlier in the season, but he has been very ordinary over the past two games. He has 20 rushes for 59 yards, or less than 3.0 yards per carry, while failing to find the end zone in four straight. He has devolved into an RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Lions travel to play in the Bears in Week 10.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/4/18 1:13pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-36 passes for just 199 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 loss against the Minnesota Vikings and he added four runs for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: Stafford lost a weapon this week, as the team dealt Golden Tate, although plenty of talent remains. he entered the game with six straight games passing for at least two TDs, but he was blanked in the touchdown category for the first time since Oct. 29, 2017 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It won't get any easier for Stafford as the team travels to play the Chicago Bears in Week 10.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 11/4/18 1:34pm ET
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones had two catches for 13 yards on two targets in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Jones was expected to see a bump in targets and snaps with Golden Tate jettisoned during the week, but Jones didn't do much of anything. Of course, no one on the Lions offense did much. That might continue into Week 10 on the road against the Chicago Bears, too.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/4/18 1:32pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick posted a game-high seven receptions for 36 yards on eight targets in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Riddick was busy as the team eschewed the run game for most of the second half playing catch-up, and Riddick was a big beneficiary on the short routes out of the backfield. He'll face another strong D next week, so the Lions might be playing catch-up again in Week 10 on the road against the Chicago Bears. Riddick is a decent low-end RB3 or flex play in PPR leagues, with less value in standard formats.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/4/18 1:23pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted three receptions for 46 yards on four targets in the Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Golladay should see some more targets with Golden Tate out of the picture, but facing a strong D this week didn't help. He still has six catches on seven targets for just 95 yards and no scores over the past three outings. Treat him as a WR4 or flex option until further notice.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 11/4/18 10:01pm ET
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount ran for 8 yards on five carries and caught his only target for two yards in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Little was expected of Blount in a matchup against a tough run defense and an opponent capable of putting Detroit into negative game script, and he delivered. The 31-year-old has 11 yards rushing on eight attempts over the last two games and needs the Lions to dominate an opponent in order to give him enough volume behind Kerryon Johnson to be worth a start in fantasy. That's unlikely to happen in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. Blount needs to remain on waivers in most leagues.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/3/18 5:36pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) has been wearing a glove to help protect the injured pinky on his left hand. He hurt the finger last week but did not appear on the injury report this week.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't on his throwing hand and the fact that he wasn't even listed on the injury report ostensibly makes this a non-issue. Consider him a borderline starting quarterback versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/2/18 2:35pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Riddick likely will be part of the passing game if he is active for Week 9. He could be a possible flex option in some deeper point-per-reception leagues but is not a must-start fantasy option.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/1/18 1:13pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Riddick has missed the last few games because of the injury but may have a chance to play this week. He probably would be involved in the passing game if he is active for the game but would be a risky fantasy option.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 10/30/18 11:07am ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, Oct. 30, in exchange for a third-round draft pick, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Tate's departure greatly increases the fantasy value of both Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay. Both players are in WR2 territory going forward. T.J. Jones should also get more run, but he's merely a speculative add in deeper leagues.
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