Golden Tate - WRPosted 11/14/17 5:22pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) has played only 59.2 percent of his team's snaps since suffering a Week 6 shoulder injury that was expected to keep him out multiple weeks. Over that same time, Tate has posted at least 85 receiving yards in every game - the only player in the NFL to put together such a streak that long in the last two years.
Huddle Up: He's also caught at least six passes in each of those games, making him a veritable PPR goldmine over the last month. Tate is a handful for many of the league's best corners, but spends much of his time in the slot, increasing his potential to catch Matthew Stafford's eye on a regular basis. Tate's relative lack of touchdowns keeps him from entering the high-end WR1 conversation, but he offers one of the safest floors among receivers in fantasy year after year.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/12/17 9:06am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: Golladay served as the No. 3 receiver before the injury, but it is not known how he will be used this week. Owners may want to wait a week before he is considered for fantasy lineups in the upcoming weeks.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/10/17 12:15pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 10, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Golladay has a chance to return to the lineup after missing several games, but owners will need to check the inactive list. He may be eased back into the offense and could be avoided if owners have better options available.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 11/10/17 9:27pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah said everyone is to blame for the offense's struggles running the ball near the goal line, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said it's 'tiny details' that are stopping Detroit from scoring touchdowns in those situations.
Huddle Up: Abdullah has been leading a lackluster Detroit running game all year, but after a couple of fumbles last week, it wouldn't be a shock to see him lose a few touches. He is a flex candidate against the Cleveland Browns in Week 10.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/9/17 1:04pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Golladay appears to have a chance to play in Week 10, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has missed several games because of the injury and could be eased back into the offense. Owners may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their lineups.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/8/17 1:01pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Golladay was limited last week too and ended up not playing. The talented rookie has missed about a month and a half of action. The Lions' matchup is fantastic this week versus the Cleveland Browns, but Golladay would be too risky if he plays considering his long hiatus and a potential snap count.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 11/7/17 8:23am ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron didn't start Monday, Nov. 6, for the first time this season.
Huddle Up: He ended up catching three balls for 35 yards while starter Darren Fells caught just one pass for 10 yards. Neither are producing enough to be worth starting in fantasy, and maybe Ebron figures it out eventually. If you need the space, he can be cut loose.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 11/6/17 8:38pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones registered seven receptions on 11 targets for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Jones is really hitting his stride right now, as he's topped 95 receiving yards in each of the last three contests, while garnering three touchdowns over that span as well. Previously, his season high was 54 yards through the first five games, and had just two touchdowns during that stretch. With the way he's going entering Week 10, Jones should be active in all lineups.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 11/6/17 9:00pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 26 of 33 passes for 361 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, against the Green Bay Packers. It was also the highest QB Rating (132.4) he's produced in a game this season.
Huddle Up: Stafford has been on fire as of late, as he's now totaled a whopping 1,096 yards over his last three games -- the most of any quarterback in the league over that span. Clearly, he's in a groove right now and it would be awfully tough for any fantasy owner to leave him on the bench in the weeks ahead. Also of note, Stafford has thrown an interception in only two of eight games this year.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 11/6/17 8:51pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught seven of nine targets for 113 yards in the team's Week 9 win Monday, Nov. 6, versus the Green Bay Packers. It was a season high for Tate in receiving yardage.
Huddle Up: This was also the second time Tate has reached the 100-yard plateau this season, and first since the opening week, when he had 10 catches for 107 yards against Arizona. Owners would surely like more touchdowns, as the former Seahawk has just two on the campaign, but overall, Tate is a fine WR2 option to trot out on a weekly basis due to his excessive number of targets. Hopefully he's able to pad his touchdown total through the second half of the year.
Theo Riddick - RBPosted 11/6/17 9:21pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick accumulated a season-high 73 total yards in the team's Week 9 game Monday, Nov. 6, versus the Green Bay Packers. He finished with 11 rushing yards on five attempts and hauled in all four of his targets for 62 yards.
Huddle Up: It's not saying much that Riddick was able to produce a season high in this one, as the five-year veteran really hasn't had a chance to match his output from the previous two years. But it's worth noting that after Ameer Abdullah fumbled the ball for the second time in the game, it was Riddick and Dwayne Washington who saw all the work out of the backfield, meaning Riddick could be getting a boost if Abdullah's workload is cut. It's a situation worth following.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 11/6/17 9:19pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah registered a season-high 21 rush attempts for 48 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, against the Green Bay Packers. In addition, he had one reception for nine yards, but Abdullah also fumbled the ball twice in the game, with the Packers recovering one of them.
Huddle Up: There was some good and bad to this performance from the 24-year-old. The good, of course, is that he found the end zone for the second time this season, while also reaching 20 carries in a game for the second time as well. The bad, though, might outweigh that, as both of Abdullah's fumbles occurred deep in Green Bay territory, and following the second one at the one-yard line (which Detroit recovered), he received exactly zero rushes the rest of the way. Owners need to monitor this situation as a result.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 11/6/17 10:38pm ET
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones had just two catches on two targets for 29 yards in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, over the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: This was a disappointing outing from Jones given the circumstances, as he had drawn a whopping 17 targets over the previous two weeks. In this one, however, he saw just two balls his way, though he at least made the most of that. Even with Kenny Golladay still out, Jones doesn't look like a worthy option for just about all formats after this dud.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/4/17 12:39pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) was limited during practice Saturday, Nov. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Golladay appears to be at least a week away from returning to the lineup and should be avoided in all leagues. T.J. Jones could be a flex option in some deeper leagues because he will serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Lions.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 11/3/17 9:15am ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah recently told reporters while he has no plans to ask Otis for a bigger role in the red zone, he is more than willing to help the team improve on its last-place ranking in short-yardage conversions (33.3 percent conversion rate on third- and fourth-and-1, far below the NFL average of 66.5 percent).
Huddle Up: The Lions have somewhat followed through on giving Abdullah more work this season, but he has no carries on third down this season and only eight in the red zone. Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner have served as the primary short-yardage backs and head coach Jim Caldwell doesn't appear to be in any rush to change things up, putting a fair share of the blame on the offensive line for being unable to hold up in those situations. Until that changes, Abdullah will likely remain a RB3 in fantasy.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/3/17 1:53pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Golladay probably will miss Week 9 and should be avoided in all leagues even if he is able to play. T.J. Jones likely will continue to be the team's No. 3 receiver and could be a possible flex option in some deeper fantasy leagues.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 11/3/17 9:15pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron's chances of being traded before the deadline were exaggerated, according to head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell said he expects Ebron's production to improve as the season goes on.
Huddle Up: Ebron has been a non-factor in the offense for much of the year, and he will need a few weeks of improved production before he can be considered anything more than a low-end TE2.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 11/2/17 2:22pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Golladay appeared to have suffered a setback last week and may not be ready to play in Week 9. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 10/29/17 5:24am ET
Multiple teams have reportedly contacted the Detroit Lions to discuss trading for TE Eric Ebron.
Huddle Up: The 24-year-old Ebron has just 13 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown through six games this season and has been overshadowed by teammate Darren Fells, who has three touchdowns in his last two games. Ebron is not worth starting in any fantasy format at this point due to inconsistency.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 10/29/17 6:06am ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is preparing to play in Week 8's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Tate was listed as questionable on the injury report due to an AC joint sprain but was able to take part in all three practice sessions during the week. The Lions have a Sunday night game this week and Tate could see a limited number of snaps, making him a very risky fantasy option. If he is active, he should be viewed as a WR3.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 10/29/17 7:04am ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is actively being shopped to other teams and likely will be moved before the trade deadline, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Ebron has posted only 13 catches and 102 yards so far this season, so the Lions probably would only receive a late-round pick if they decide to trade him. He has had success in the past but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 10/29/17 4:15pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is active for the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Tate was listed as questionable due to an AC joint sprain, but he made it through all three practice sessions this week as well as satisfying the coaching staff with the pregame workouts. We'll keep an eye on him to see if he plays a decreased amount of snaps or he can play without limitations.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 10/29/17 8:54pm ET
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones racked up 88 yards on four receptions in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted eight times.
Huddle Up: Jones is often overshadowed by Golden Tate and Marvin Jones in the pass game, but he looked pretty good in this one. He has at least two receptions in each of his past five outings, emerging as a decent WR5 in PPR formats heading into Week 9 at Green Bay.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 10/29/17 8:53pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron had a pair of receptions for 58 yards in the second half of the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Ebron, the subject of trade rumors heading into Tuesday's deadline, might have boosted his stock a little bit, especially with his second grab which covered 44 yards. Regardless of where he finishes this season, he is nothing more than a low-end TE2 in most fantasy leagues until he shows more consistency.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 10/29/17 8:53pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate hauled in seven receptions for 86 yards on eight targets in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Tate was gimpy in practice after an ankle injury last week in New Orleans, but he quickly shook that off and had a nice game for fantasy owners. He did not seem to have any restrictions or a snap count in this one, and he can be trusted heading into Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/29/17 8:52pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted six grabs for 128 yards on 11 targets in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Jones has back-to-back impressive games, totaling 12 receptions for 224 yards and a score. He also has six catches in each of his past three outings. He is worth using as a low-end WR2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 9 at Green Bay.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 10/29/17 8:52pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed 11 times for just 27 yards in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while adding three grabs for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: The Lions continue their search for a 100-yard rusher in a single game, now going on four years since Reggie Bush accomplished the feat on Thanksgiving 2013. Abdullah will regroup and try to hit the mark in Week 9 on the road against the Packers on Monday Night Football. Ironically, that's the last team to give up 100 yards to a Lions rusher.
Matthew Stafford - QBPosted 10/29/17 8:51pm ET
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 45 passes for 423 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 8 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: It was actually the third-highest yardage total by an NFL offense without scoring a touchdown. That's not the type of statistic fantasy owners want to see. The Lions will look to re-discover the end zone in Week 9 on Monday Night Football in Green Bay.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 10/27/17 8:40am ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is practicing Friday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: It's unknown if he was a full participant, but his week-long participation bodes well for him playing this week. He would be a WR3 option against the New Orleans Saints due to possible limitations.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 10/27/17 1:07pm ET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and has been ruled out for Week 8.
Huddle Up: T.J. Jones should continue to serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Lions as long as Golladay is sidelined. He has been held to 33 yards or less in five of his six games this season and should be avoided in all leagues.
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