• Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 10/21/18 6:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 19 times for 158 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be the answer to the running woes Detroit has dealt with for several years, but it's a shame that LeGarrette Blount continues to vulture touchdowns. Still, Johnson has RB2 upside heading into a Week 8 matchup against a Seattle defense that has been vulnerable against the run.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 10/21/18 6:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 18 of his 22 pass attempts for 217 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Since a horrible performance in the opener, Stafford has tossed multiple touchdowns in five straight games and has just one interception in that span. His yardage is down a btt thanks to an improved rushing attack, but he's still a solid QB2.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 10/21/18 6:28pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught four passes for 36 yards and had a 30-yard run in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Tate salvaged his line a bit with the run, but he has still turned in back-to-back quiet games. Detroit's improved rushing attack is likely playing a role, and with the Lions facing a solid Seattle secondary in Week 8, you may want to downgrade Tate to a WR3.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 10/21/18 6:21pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 10 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Kerryon Johnson has emerged as the lead back, but Blount continues to see the ball near the goal line. He has scored three times in the last two games and can be a desperation flex play because of his touchdown potential.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 10/21/18 6:32pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught both of his targets for 37 yards in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: It was Golladay's worst game of the season across the board, but he's been a big part of the passing attack all year and should continue to be deployed as a WR3.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 10/21/18 11:14pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes (on four targets) for 29 yards during the team's win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: After averaging a little more than 58 receiving yards per game over the first month, Jones has just 37 yards combined over the last two games. While Kenny Golladay may be part of the issue, the true culprit is the development of Kerryon Johnson, who has given Detroit its first real running threat since *checks notes* Barry Sanders (sorry James Stewart)! It's hard to envision the Lions returning to a pass-heavy approach on a regular basis, which means Jones' downturn could be a new norm. Hold him for now, but if Jones doesn't start seeing more work soon it could be time to drop him.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 10/19/18 9:10am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not practice for a third straight day Friday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Riddick has seen a total of 10 touches over his last three games and missed Week 6, so his absence shouldn't be that big of a deal. Kerryon Johnson should get see a bit more work in the passing game as a result.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 10/18/18 1:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Johnson could see more usage this week with Theo Riddick looking doubtful. LeGarrette Blount will certainly be in the mix still, but Johnson is the most valuable Detroit running back and deserves to be started in a quality matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 10/18/18 3:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It's looking like Riddick will once again be out when the Lions take on the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday. If he doesn't play, that'll be five straight on the sidelines for the veteran tailback. Kerryon Johnson will continue to benefit in his absence.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 10/17/18 1:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is coming off a bye week and he was able to practice in full. He should be 100 percent healthy and ready to go for Sunday's game in Miami, but circle back around Friday when the official injury designations come out just to be safe. He is a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 7 if healthy.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 10/17/18 4:16pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: It's definitely a concern that straight out of the bye week, Riddick wasn't able to practice, but it could also be the team managing the veteran's reps. Obviously, his owners will have to be on top of his status throughout the week as a result of this development, but he's only a FLEX play in deep leagues anyway.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 10/12/18 8:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay is on pace for 86 catches and 1,370 receiving yards, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes he should 'at least' manage 75 catches for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Golladay has emerged as Detroit's most consistent receiver after the first five games, and he has become a weekly WR3 option with an even higher ceiling.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 10/9/18 12:36am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) said following the team's game Sunday, Oct. 7, that he's 'fine' and that he wanted to finish the game.

    Huddle Up: Fortunately, Johnson and the Lions have the bye week coming up, so the former Auburn standout may escape this injury without missing any games. While Johnson has fared pretty well thus far in his first NFL campaign, he still has to deal with LeGarrette Blount taking a big chunk of his workload.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 10/7/18 8:53am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is officially active for the Week 5 game.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been a solid fantasy option over the first four weeks of the season and should see a good amount of targets this week. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 10/7/18 6:08pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) exited in the fourth quarter of a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5, but he said after game that his ankle was fine. He finished with 12 carries for 70 yards and two catches for 15 yards.

    Huddle Up: The good news is that Johnson's injury seems minor, and he was once again Detroit's most productive back. LeGarrette Blount did vulture a couple of short scores, but Johnson remains the back your want to start in fantasy leagues.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 10/7/18 7:02pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught four of his nine targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Golladay continues to thrive in his second season. He has scored in three of the five games, and he has topped 50 receiving yards in all five, topping 70 yards three times. He should be considered a weekly WR3 option at this point.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 10/7/18 6:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 22 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Blount is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry this year, and the two scores were his first of the season. Still, he is worth keeping on your bench in case Kerryon Johnson goes down with an injury.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 10/7/18 7:07pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught five of his seven targets for 42 yards in a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Tate saw his lowest totals in catches, targets and receiving yards, and Detroit's early lead was probably the main reason. He should be back on the WR1/WR2 border when the Lions return to action in Week 7.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 10/7/18 7:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught one of his four targets for an eight-yard touchdown in a 31 to 23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: It was the first time this season that Jones has failed to top 50 yards, but it does appear that Kenny Golladay could be becoming the No. 2 option for Matthew Stafford.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 10/6/18 8:59pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers in Week 5, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Golden Tate has been the go-to guy in the passing attack, but Jones has topped 50 yards in all four games while adding a couple of scores. He can be a WR3 in Week 5.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 10/5/18 1:07pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 5 and was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 5 game with the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Blount will be ready, and he is likely to see eight to 12 touches in the game behind Kerryon Johnson. He is coming off a disappointing 12 rushing yards on seven carries in Dallas last week, so his fantasy value is rather limited. He hasn't posted more than 48 rushing yards in a single game this season while failing to find the end zone in all four outings.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 10/4/18 2:19pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Blount appears to have a decent chance to play in the Week 5 game but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues because of his disappointing start to the season.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 10/3/18 4:16pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Blount probably will return to practice later in the week but will continue to be part of the committee at running back. He is only averaging 2.7 yards per carry this season and probably can be benched in most leagues.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 9/30/18 8:07am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (hip) will be able to play in the Week 4 game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Tate has been the main option in the Lions passing game for the first three weeks of the season. He has been targeted 36 times and has posted 257 yards and one touchdown. Tate should be considered a No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues this week.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 9/30/18 2:35pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Johnson is still sharing carries with LeGarrette Blount but likely will take over the starting job in the near future. He has a chance to be at least a flex option in standard leagues most weeks.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 9/30/18 2:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 24-for-30 for 307 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has played well since his awful Week 1 performance and has seven touchdowns in the last three weeks. He will be facing a solid Green Bay Packers defense next week but can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 9/30/18 2:52pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes for 56 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been pretty consistent with his numbers over the first four weeks of the season and will continue to be a top-three receiver for he Lions. He can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in most leagues next week against the Green Bay Packers.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 9/30/18 2:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught four passes for 74 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Golladay caught all four of his targets in Week 4 and was targeted at least seven times in each of the first three games of the season. He should continue to have a solid role in the passing game and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option for owners.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 9/30/18 2:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Tate was questionable for the game but was a big factor in the passing game despite his injury. He can be a solid No. 2 receiver for owners next week against the Green Bay Packers.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 9/30/18 2:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick caught four passes for 20 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. He also rushed for seven yards on one carry during the game.

    Huddle Up: Riddick should continue to be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield. He can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues when he is facing a favorable matchup but likely will be on the bench most weeks.

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