Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:47:59 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) will truly be a game-time decision against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 in London. Johnson was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. "He did work yesterday. I thought he did a pretty good job, but we'll see where he is today," head coach Jim Caldwell said of Johnson before Friday's practice.
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to wake up extra early to see if Megatron is playing, with the London game set for an early start Sunday morning. It's wise to avoid Johnson at FantasyScore for a hefty price tag of $7,500 (15.0% of cap) at FantasyScore. You shouldn't expect more than WR3 numbers with the team's bye next week.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:01:02 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he's not likely to make any moves before the trade deadline Tuesday, Oct. 28. Mayhew has made three deadline trades since taking over in 2008. The Lions have struggled on offense, but at 5-2, they're not in desperation mode anywhere.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:18:32 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful. OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) is questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) are probable. Fauria and Pettigrew didn't practice Friday, Oct. 24. Ansah was limited, while Waddle and Riddick practiced in full.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:49 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is also out, and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is listed as doubtful.
Fantasy Tip: The Lions will be down to their fourth and fifth string tight ends in London in Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis, who they recently signed. Neither are viable options for any fantasy football lineups.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:26 -0700
Detroit Lions OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 24, and he said he did everything in practice. However, he's still unsure if he'll play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he's listed as questionable for the game. "I'm feeling good," Waddle said. "Came out here, did some stuff today. Go back, do some more tests and stuff like that and see how it feels later on in the day and we'll see where we go from here." Waddle wasn't sure he suffered a concussion in Week 7, and he said he didn't inform the doctors of his condition at the end of the game. Head coach Jim Caldwell said doctors will determine if Waddle will suit up Sunday, Oct. 26.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:16 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has a $20 million salary cap number in 2015, and it escalates to $24 million in 2016. The team is more likely to address the contract in 2016, rather than 2015, because of the potential of $12.921 million in dead money, in the opinion of writer Joel Corry.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:47:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,500; 15% of your cap) probably won't play if the team sticks to its stance they'll hold him out until he's 100%. They have a slew of injuries, though, so it's not out of the question that he plays this weekend. However, he's not a good buy on FantasyScore this week.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:45:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bush ($6,000; 12% of your cap) said he'd play, but this designation is concerning. There are a lot of factors in play as the Lions could be without their top three tight ends, and Calvin Johnson (ankle) is a question mark. He has struggled this season, and Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%), Theo Riddick ($3,000; 6%) and George Winn ($3,000; 6%) have played well. The team has a bye next week and could opt to sit Bush. Our gut tells us he could play in a limited role. Either way, his price tag on FantasyScore is probably too high for the amount of risk.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:57:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bush ($6,000; 12% of your cap) has struggled this season, and Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%) is making his presence felt. The number of injuries to skill-position players gives Bush an opportunity to produce. However, there are better $6,000 plays on FantasyScore this weekend.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:15:56 -0700
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:08:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ebron ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) probably wasn't worth the gamble on FantasyScore this weekend anyway. Joique Bell ($4,700; 9.4%) receives a boost. At that price, he looks to be a great buy.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:31:15 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle), who missed practice Thursday, Oct. 23, said he will do his best to push through his injury and suit up for the team's Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London. "The ankle's good -- just taking it day by day," Bush said. "I'm trying to do my best to just be smart, make sure I'm healthy. Obviously I want to be out there on the field Sunday, and I'm going to do everything I can to be out there on the field Sunday, but I'm also going to be smart about it, too, so it feels good , practiced yesterday, and we'll see how it goes today."
Fantasy Tip: It sounds as though Bush isn't making any promises for this weekend. He ran only four times for 10 yards but added five catches for 22 yards in the Week 7 win. There's a good chance Bush will be used in a limited capacity again this weekend if he's not 100 percent. Consider him a flex option, at best, at FantasyScore for $6,000 (12.0% of cap).
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:21:45 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) has been more encouraged about the progress of his high right ankle sprain this week, even though he's been limited in practices so far. "Good. We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," Johnson said. "Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction." However, Johnson said a decision on whether he'll play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons could come down to a game-time decision in London. Head coach Jim Caldwell said the decision will come down to doctors.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless, Johnson is a considerable risk at FantasyScore for $7,500 (15.0% of cap). If he's active, though, you'll have a much easier time inserting him into your lineups. With Detroit's bye next week, the Lions surely won't test his injury too much.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:58:22 -0700
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:51:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears Johnson has a chance to play in Week 8, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. Johnson could be limited if he is active for the game and may not be worth his $7,500 price tag on FantasyScore this week.
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