• Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/27/16 6:27am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will enter a timeshare with RB Dwayne Washington, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Riddick had just nine yards on 10 carries last week, but he's a capable receiver out of the backfield. He'll be a flex consideration against the Chicago Bears this week.

  • Dwayne Washington - RB
    Posted 9/27/16 6:29am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington has emerged into a timeshare with RB Theo Riddick, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Washington showed some flashes behind questionable line play, and his role is growing. He'll be a flex option against the Chicago Bears this week.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/26/16 5:28am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick played in 45 of the 68 offensive snaps in Week 3. RB Dwayne Washington played in 25 snaps.

    Huddle Up: Riddick had 10 rushes for just nine yards but caught seven balls for 39. Washington rushed 10 times for 38 yards, and he could start to see a bigger role. Riddick is an RB3, and Washington is a flex option against the Chicago Bears next week.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/25/16 8:04am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) could miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ligament in his left foot, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Theo Riddick will serve as the Lions' primary running back in Abdullah's absence and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats. RB Dwayne Washington is worth considering as a flex option in Week 3's game against the Green Bay Packers and RB Zach Zenner could also be in line to see increased playing time.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/25/16 9:49am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has caught nine of his 12 targets this season and should continue to have a solid role in the passing game. Ebron could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 9/25/16 11:53am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught two passes for 111 yards and one touchdown in the first half of the team's Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Jones caught a 73-yard touchdown pass late in the first half and should continue to be a top target in the passing game. He should be a solid No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 9/25/16 1:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught six passes for 205 yards and scored two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: The Lions are looking for some identity at wide receiver in the post-Calvin Johnson era, and it helps that receivers like Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin and Jones are coming forward. Jones should be in your fantasy lineup, but you never know who will be the leader from week to week.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 9/25/16 1:24pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team's 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: Stafford led a furious second-half comeback that fell just short. He completed two-thirds of his passes and was effective more often than not. He remains a strong QB1 option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/23/16 2:38pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Ebron appears to be on track to play this week, but owners should keep an eye out on the inactive list before setting their lineup. He has recorded 99 yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 3:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Ebron didn't practice yesterday, so the limited status is a positive sign. The Green Bay Packers have been susceptible to tight ends, too, yielding nearly 150 yards and two touchdowns to the position in two games. Ebron is a borderline TE1 for Week 3.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 5:32am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: The report doesn't state whether it was the season-ending or the short-term version. Either way, Theo Riddick likely takes the bulk of work with Dwayne Washington also in the mix. Riddick is an RB2 candidate against Green Bay this week, and Washington could be a low-end flex play.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 6:18am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) is out for the season, and RB Theo Riddick will get the first crack as the team's top back. RB Dwayne Washington and RB Zach Zenner will back him up.

    Huddle Up: Riddick has been productive as a receiver, but he hasn't really proven to be a consistent runner. Washington has the tools to do both and is the dark horse here. Riddick is likely already owned, and he's a low-end RB2 for now. Washington has flex appeal against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 6:54am ET

    Updating earlier reports, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) could return this season if his rehab goes well. New Injured Reserve rules allow teams flexibility.

    Huddle Up: Theo Riddick will take over as the lead back. He has been productive as a receiver, but he hasn't really proven to be a consistent runner. Dwayne Washington has the tools to do both and is the dark horse here. Riddick is likely already owned, and he's a low-end RB2 for now. Washington has flex appeal against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/21/16 3:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor his practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play in Week 3. He has been a solid part of the Lions passing game in the first two games and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he plays.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/19/16 5:46am ET

    Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's (foot) X-rays were negative, but he'll have more tests Monday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah has 101 yards on 18 carries and five catches for 57 yards with a touchdown in two games. He'd have an OK matchup in Week 3 if he's cleared, and he'd be an RB2 consideration.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/19/16 12:44pm ET

    Updating a previous story, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) will meet with Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to seek another opinion on his sprained left foot.

    Huddle Up: Injuries serious enough to require a visit to Dr. Anderson rarely end well. Abdullah should be considered out indefinitely until further notice. Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington will carry the mail fo for the foreseeable future, with the former being the better option in fantasy. Washington should handle most of Abdullah's early-down work and will remain the goal-line back, while Riddick should see a slight bump in touches.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 12:03pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) left the team's Week 2 game early because of a foot injury and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if he is in danger of missing next week's game. Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner would receive more playing time if Abdullah is sidelined. Riddick would be a solid option for fantasy owners, while Zenner could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 9/18/16 1:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 22-for-40, passing for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: The entire Lions offense looked off today. Stafford gets another crack at it in a Week 3 trip to the Green Bay Packers where he'll be a fringe fantasy starter.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 2:03pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran 11 times for 37 yards and caught passes for 28 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) left early, but Riddick wasn't able to capitalize on the extra work.

    Huddle Up: Riddick is primarily a PPR weapon for fantasy owners. Any increased workload in the running game is gravy. Watch Abdullah's status for Week 3, but Riddick is a midrange flex play either way against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 1:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) did not return after leaving with a foot injury Sunday, Sept. 18. He ran six times for 38 yards and did not catch a pass before exiting.

    Huddle Up: Monitor his practice status throughout the week. The second-year back is starting to become an injury liability for fantasy owners.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/18/16 2:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron caught four passes for 53 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. He had a touchdown called back by an offensive penalty.

    Huddle Up: Ebron's line would have been much better if that questionable call didn't go against him. He is a matchup play in most fantasy setups for the near future, and a daily play of him in Week 3 isn't out of the question.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 2:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 118 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. No other Lions player caught more than four passes in the game.

    Huddle Up: Jones continues to show chemistry with QB Matthew Stafford and warrants a start in all PPR formats at this point, especially versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Detroit may need to sling it to keep the pace.

  • Anquan Boldin - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 2:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin scored his first touchdown as a Lion in Week 2. He caught four passes for 48 yards in total against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. Boldin had a second touchdown nullified by an offensive holding call against OG Laken Tomlinson.

    Huddle Up: Boldin found soft spots in the coverage and had a vintage showing. He remains barely playable for fantasy owners until more consistency in the passing game can be displayed. Boldin will be a waiver wire target for many owners, and he's worth stashing if you have an opening.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 2:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate hauled in two passes on 13 targets for 13 yards Sunday, Sept. 18, versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Tate was unable to get in sync with QB Matthew Stafford and should be given the benefit of the doubt in Week 3, particularly if Green Bay is without CB Sam Shields. Tate shouldn't be trusted quite as much, however.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/17/16 5:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick played 24 snaps and had seven carries for 45 yards in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Riddick has spent a lot of time with running backs coach David Walker to improve his vision and ability to read blocks.

    Huddle Up: Riddick is one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL, and if he continues to see a handful of carries, he will be a legit RB2 in PPR formats. For now, consider him a solid flex play in PPR leagues and must-have handcuff to Ameer Abdullah in standard leagues.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/11/16 12:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron missed a majority of the preseason because of the ankle injury but should have a solid role in the passing game. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues or a flex option in some leagues.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 9/11/16 12:44pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Tate will be a major factor in the passing game this season and should be a No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/11/16 4:11pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (head) left the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a head injury. He is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Before Riddick left he posted a rushing touchdown while also grabbing three receptions. When healthy he is a valuable RB3 in fantasy formats which reward points per reception (PPR). If he is forced to miss time it's good news for Ameer Abdullah, who figures to see even more touches.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/11/16 4:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (head) was able to return to the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter after apparently passing his concussion evaluation.

    Huddle Up: Riddick left the game after having his bell rung, but apparently satisfied all of the league's mandated concussion requirements. That's good news for fantasy owners in fantasy leagues, especially PPR formats.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 9/10/16 7:56pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) said he doesn't expect to have any problems being at full speed against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. 'The only time I was rusty is when I was born,' Ebron said.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has always possessed special athleticism, but it hasn't translated to consistent results on the field. He is a fringe TE1 for the opener and a boom-or-bust option in DFS play.

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