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Lions | Matthew Stafford unsung so far

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:54:25 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford tallied over 4,200 passing yards and 32 touchdowns last season, throwing nearly 600 passes.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford finished as the No. 8 quarterback in fantasy leagues last year, but he's only being drafted as the No. 19 quarterback. His volume alone should give him more consideration, even if Calvin Johnson is gone. Detroit will continue to throw a lot, and Stafford still has good weapons at his disposal. It's safer to draft him as a high-end QB2, but he could reach QB1 again in 2016.

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Lions | Taylor Decker locking down starting job

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:16:09 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker seems to be tightening his grip on the starting left tackle position this offseason. Decker said he's just playing where the Lions tell him to play, though, and that he doesn't count his repetitions at every position. Decker's emergence has pushed OT Riley Reiff to the starting right tackle position.

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Lions | Jim Caldwell talks two-point attempts

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:14:02 -0700

Detroit Lions head Jim Caldwell was noncommittal on his approach to two-point conversions this upcoming season. Caldwell said going for two points or not will depend on the situation. In Caldwell's two years as head coach, the Lions converted zero of their three two-point attempts last year and one of three tries the year before.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect to see a ton of two-point tries by the Lions this year. They only had three such tries last year even after the rule change. It shouldn't have much impact on the fantasy value of guys like Matthew Stafford and Golden Tate.

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Lions | Miles Killebrew has a chance to start

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:42:04 -0700

Detroit Lions SS Miles Killebrew will be a candidate for the starting strong safety job during training camp, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

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Lions | Brandon Copeland vying for defensive end

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:52:18 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Brandon Copeland has primarily played defensive end this offseason. Head coach Jim Caldwell said Copeland has looked good as a pass-rusher and he anticipates Copeland being a real factor on the defensive line. Copeland is up to 260 pounds this year after weighing 248 pounds last year.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson staying retired

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:37:05 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson (Lions) said Saturday, June 25, he feels good about his decision to retire and is not coming back to the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's decision to retire should make Golden Tate a WR2 candidate, and Eric Ebron becomes an attractive upside option at tight end.

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Lions | Zach Zenner fully recovered

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:15:17 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner (ribs, lung) has appeared to be fully recovered from his rib and lung injuries last season.

Fantasy Tip: Zenner could see more playing time in 2016, especially if Stevan Ridley continues to be hampered with injuries again. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are Detroit's top two running backs, but Zenner is worth a stash in deeper formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Mulholland

Lions | Jeremy Kerley favored for No. 3 WR?

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:05:38 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Kerley is expected to be the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and ahead of WR T.J. Jones.

Fantasy Tip: Tate, Jones, Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron will likely be the main targets in Detroit's offense with Calvin Johnson gone. Kerley and Jones are only worth a flier in deeper leagues.

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Lions | Cole Wick a roster candidate

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:54:26 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Cole Wick too advantage of the first-team repetitions he received this offseason. He'll have a good chance to make the 53-man roster if he continues his progress in training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Wick will have no fantasy value unless two of Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Tim Wright are hurt for an extended period of time.

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Lions | Andre Caldwell could make roster

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:40:43 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Andre Caldwell looked comfortable and confident with his new team in early offseason practices. He has a legitimate chance to make the final roster, in the opinion of's Mike Mulholland.

Fantasy Tip: Caldwell's experience and veteran leadership could be of value to the Lions, but he holds little fantasy value right now and can be avoided in drafts.

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Lions | Rafael Bush the clear frontrunner

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:27:20 -0700

Detroit Lions SS Rafael Bush is the obvious leader to start at strong safety, according to Mike Mulholland of Bush will need to be significantly outplayed in training camp in order to lose the job.

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Lions | Taylor Decker expected to start

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:19:51 -0700

Detroit Lions rookie OT Taylor Decker took every snap at left tackle in practices open to the media this offseason. Decker is expected to be the starting left tackle when the regular season commences.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah to carry the load?

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:42:40 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the second of last season, and beat writer Tim Twentyman believes Abdullah will be given the opportunity to be the lead back in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: His fumbling issues add an element of risk, but don't hesitate to grab Abdullah as a high-end RB3. He could easily finish as a RB2.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah focused on little things

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:22:24 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder), who is expected to be ready for training camp, is focused on the little things in improving as a player.

"I feel like I showed some flashes last year, but in this league you can't show flashes," Abdullah said. "You have to be consistent. That definitely had a lot to do with growing pains. It also had a lot to do with me being immature as a player coming straight from college and not understanding what kind of preparation and mental focus it took for such a long amount of time. I know I have a lot to give to this team and a lot to give to this league. I know I can be a good back, but it starts with those little things I mentioned earlier."

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah figures to be the lead back in a committee with Theo Riddick and Stevan Ridley. Abdullah is safest as a high-end RB3, but he could be an RB2 before all is said and done.

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Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford believes his offense will be tougher to defend without former WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford said defenses won't know who the Lions will go to on offense, whereas most of the time in previous years Johnson was their go-to guy.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in Detroit, and he's a WR2 candidate in 2016. Marvin Jones figures to be the No. 2 receiver, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4 with WR3 upside.

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