Detroit Lions news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:09:21 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell ($5,200; 10.4% of your cap) is a decent RB2 on FantasyScore this week. Theo Riddick ($3,400; 6.8%) could be a value flex option as well.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:07:32 -0800
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:09:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell ($5,200; 10.4% of your cap) and Theo Riddick ($3,400; 6.8%) will split work again. Bell has the edge because of his receiving skills, but Riddick could be a solid flex if the Lions try to run the time of possession game.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:48:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bush could be another game-time decision tomorrow as the team practices caution with him. Bush ($4,900) isn't the most sound investment at FantasyScore, even if he plays. There's too much potential for disappointment here.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:45:32 -0800
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. OT Riley Reiff (knee) is questionable, while S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. Reiff and Palmer were limited, while the others practiced in full.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:51:15 -0800
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:09 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hasn't been putting up big numbers this season, but he denies that he's starting to decline. He's on pace to finish with fewer than 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2009, but he continues to say that he's the same player he was when he set the single-season record for receiving yards two years ago. "I think that the biggest thing you can kind of just take a look at is — does he still run by people?" head coach Jim Caldwell said. "The answer to that would be yes. Is he still able to lay out, catch the ball and do things that he normally does? Yes. And I think that that's what matters." Since returning from a sprained ankle, Johnson has also faced three of the league's top defenses.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, sure, but his schedule is lightening up at the right time for the fantasy playoffs in standard leagues. In Week 13, he should be worth his $7,900 FantasyScore price against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. Expect Megatron to bust out and feast.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:44:07 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, with a back injury added to his status. Bush missed the last two games with an ankle injury. There was no further information on his back ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Bush has already said he'll play Thursday, Nov. 27, but the injuries could hinder him, especially since the back injury is a new development. If he does play, he could very well be limited and probably isn't worth the $4,900 gamble on FantasyScore.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:22:06 -0800
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:01:19 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bush vows to return Thursday against the Chicago Bears. How many touches will he have if he comes back, though, with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick also being used? It's tough to say, and Bush probably doesn't justify his $4,900 FantasyScore price.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:59:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been pretty mediocre since his return from injury. However, you should be willing to pay for a bounceback at FantasyScore, even with Megatron costing you $7,900. The Chicago Bears have been very generous to receivers all year long.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:55:11 -0800
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:10:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bush will still be splitting time with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick and could be on a snap count coming off the injury. He's a risky play at a price of $4,900 on FantasyScore.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:55:03 -0800
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:31 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford had the worst completion percentage in his career in Week 12 against the New England Patriots at 39.1 percent), and the Lions haven't rushed for a touchdown since Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. They are tied for 21st in the league with six rushing TDs all year. The Lions have been held without an offensive touchdown in the last two weeks for the first time since 2000. Detroit is fifth in the league in time of possession (32:11), 10th in passing yards per game (257.73) and 12th in yard margin per game (plus-29), but they are outside the top 15 in all other major offensive categories.
Fantasy Tip: It can't get much worse for Stafford and the Lions. Luckily, they face a Chicago Bears squad that has been generous to opposing QBs for much of the season. Stafford ($6,800) is a good sleeper option to break out in Week 13.
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