Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:36:57 -0700
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:42 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is still the top option in the passing game, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, and Cooter said Tate's slow start is a product of the offense's emphasis of spreading the ball around.
Fantasy Tip: While Marvin Jones and Theo Riddick thrive, Tate has just 94 yards through three games. Tate should have his chance to shine at some point, and he has enough upside to use as a WR3 against a winless Bears team in Week 4.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:31:57 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) have been ruled out for Week 4. CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), DE Devin Taylor (ankle), LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) and SS Tavon Wilson (neck) are listed as questionable. Ansah and Levy did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30. Taylor, Williams and Wilson were limited during practice, while Barnes, Gilberry and Reiff fully participated in practice.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:27:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Jones should be able to play in Week 4 and likely will receive a solid amount of targets. He should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues since it will be a favorable matchup.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:23:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron should be able to play this week since he was a full participant in practice. He has been a solid part of the team's passing game this season and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:03:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones gave owners a bit of a scare by showing up on the injury report Thursday, but it appears if the issue is a minor one at most. Coming off his six-catch, 205-yard, two-touchdown effort in Week 3, Jones is a no-brainer WR1 option against the Bears' beat-up defense.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:38:35 -0700
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:55:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite drawing the 'limited participant' tag, Jones should be fine to play in the team's Week 4 contest opposite the Chicago Bears. As long as he's healthy, the former Cincinnati Bengal can be leaned upon in a plus matchup, with him emerging as the decisive No. 1 wide-out in Detroit in the early going. Of course, though, owners should keep an eye on his status in the coming days.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:54:07 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) and LB DeAndre Levy (quad) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29, while CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), TE Eric Ebron (ankle), DEs Wallace Gilberry (abdomen) and Devin Taylor (ankle), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) and S Tavon Wilson (neck) were limited participants.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:36:50 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington is likely to see more carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 4, in the opinion of beat writer Tim Twentyman. The Bears rank 30th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed.
Fantasy Tip: This could be the week Washington either breaks out. Theo Riddick should remain heavily involved, but he is more of a receiving back. Both are flex options in fantasy.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:07:19 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) and LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28. CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), DE Devin Taylor (ankle) and SS Tavon Wilson (neck) were limited during practice.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:49:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron has not missed any time because of the injury and has posted decent numbers in each of the first three games of the season. Ebron should continue to have a solid role in the passing game and could be a No. 1 tight end for owners.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:32:52 -0700
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:52:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In his second try with Detroit, there are still not enough targets to go around for Dobson to have fantasy relevance. He can be left on the waiver wire.
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