Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:26:19 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford hasn't been forcing the ball to WR Calvin Johnson, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said the fact that Stafford has targeted Johnson 24 times, way more than any other receiver on the team, just shows that the team wants to get the ball to their best weapons as often as possible. "I think if it hadn't been for the interception (Stafford threw Sunday), nobody would even say a word about whether or not they think that he's forcing the ball to Calvin," Caldwell continued. "And that was on a deep post pattern, and really he had exactly what we were looking for, you can see Calvin starting to run by both guys, and (Matthew) just had to get it out there a little bit more. That was the only issue."
Fantasy Tip: Johnson owners won't mind the fact that he's the most targeted receiver on the team, as expected. Johnson is the highest-priced receiver at FantasyScore this week at $8,800, but he has a great matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:44 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE George Johnson (groin), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) were limited. FS Don Carey was a full participant.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:59:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bell is still expected to play and is priced at $6,100 on FantasyScore. He probably has more value in point-per-reception leagues in what could be a shootout against the Green Bay Packers.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:43:34 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck), DE George Johnson (groin), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) all were limited in practice. FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice. S Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:03:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Freese likely is on a short leash since he has struggled in the first two games. Owners should be able to find a more reliable kicker to use.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:53:31 -0700
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:15:13 -0700
Detroit Lions CB Nevin Lawson (toes) could very well be out for the season after undergoing surgery on his dislocated toes, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Lawson suffered the injuries in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:26:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bell led the team's running backs with 16 touches, while Reggie Bush had eight touches, FB Jed Collins had two (and a touchdown catch) and Theo Riddick had one. It appears the team is trying to limit the wear and tear on Bush's body, and Bell is the biggest beneficiary of that caution.
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