• Darren Fells - TE
    Posted 2/19/18 12:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron will not be released as he enters the 2018 season under his fifth-year option. Ebron will be guaranteed $8.25 million when the new league year begins. The inconsistent tight end's presence will limit playing time for fellow TEs Darren Fells and Michael Roberts.

    Huddle Up: Ebron came on late in the 2017 season and narrowly missed finishing as a TE1. If he can maintain good health and have a better start to the season then there is a chance Ebron can achieve TE1 status. Don't bet on it, though.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 2/4/18 11:10am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones said he believes the Lions have the chance to be the top offense in the NFL next season with QB Matthew Stafford and all of the main receivers under contract.

    Huddle Up: Jones was one of two Lions receivers that posted at least 1,000 yards this season and also led the team with nine touchdown receptions. He should be considered a No. 2 receiver in most leagues next season, while Stafford and Golden Tate should also be starting fantasy options.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 1/28/18 8:41pm ET

    Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk reminds Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com of Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate because of his elusiveness after the catch, and Jeremiah believes Kirk can make a similar impact.

    Huddle Up: Kirk's size and speed makes him a potential weapon in the slot, and while his landing spot will determine how quickly he can make a fantasy impact, Kirk should be one of the first few receivers off the board in rookie drafts.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 1/5/18 7:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones had a league-high 16 receptions on passes thrown 20 or more yards down the field this year and ranked third in yards and touchdowns, and he credited his success on deep throws to his offseason work with retired WR Randy Moss. 'I'm probably just going to replicate what I did this offseason,' Jones said. 'I worked with Randy more toward the summer, so I'm going to do that.'

    Huddle Up: Jones finished ninth in the NFL with a career-high 1,101 yards and ranked fourth with nine touchdowns. He'll enter 2018 as a WR2 candidate.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 12/29/17 1:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has been a big part in the passing game recently with 26 targets over the last three games. He has recorded at least 83 yards in two of his last three games and has a touchdown in each of the last two games. Ebron can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end this week.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 12/28/17 2:04pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has been more involved in the passing game lately and has caught a touchdown in each of the last two games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end against the Green Bay Packers this week.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 12/27/17 10:05pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Taken by itself, Ebron's limited work on a Wednesday might not be cause for concern, but remember the Lions just signed TE Hakeem Valles to the active roster as well. With nothing on the line the team won't push Ebron to play, but if he's a go he's in a tasty matchup against a Packers defense that is both vulnerable and playing out the string. Keep an eye on the situation.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 4:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones finished with three receptions and 50 yards on five targets in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Jones has managed three or more receptions in each of his past six games, and 10 of the past 11 outings. He remains a decent WR3 or flex option in PPR leagues, while serving as a WR4 in most standard formats heading into Week 17.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 12/24/17 4:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron finished with five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has posted 20 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns over the past three games, as he finishes up strong. He has been a lightning rod for angry fans in Motown over his career, but he has really started to come on lately.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 4:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 16 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three receptions for 23 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Riddick has proven to be a decent low-end RB3 or flex option in PPR formats, but he has significantly less value in standard play.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 4:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah ran six times for 21 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added one grab for five yards on two targets.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah's days as the primary back in Motown appear to be over, as he just hasn't been able to take the job and run with it. Tion Green averaged 6.1 yards per tote and he found the end zone. He might get a long look in Week 17 with the team out of the playoffs, as the team evaluates what it has in Green.

  • Tion Green - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 4:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Tion Green ran seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Green averaged a robust 6.1 yards per attempt. A star is born? Well, it's still early to say, but with the team eliminated from the playoffs they could lean upon Green heavily in Week 17 to see what they have.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/24/17 4:13pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 19 of his 35 pass attempts for 203 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Stafford's team was eliminated from the playoffs with the disappointing performance, and Stafford likely eliminated a lot of his fantasy owners with this egg laying as well.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 4:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for 14 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Tate had a few pretty strong stat lines for fantasy owners throughout the season, but he managed just six grabs for 47 yards on 11 targets in Week 15 and Week 16 when he was needed most.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/22/17 12:05pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Riddick likely will share playing time with Ameer Abdullah this week but should receive a solid amount of touches in the running and passing game. He can be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues because he should have some success against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/21/17 1:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Riddick may not see as much work as he has been with Ameer Abdullah now fully healthy. He'll still see his fair share of touches, though, especially if Abdullah is in the dog house as has been speculated. Riddick deserves RB2 or flex consideration in PPR leagues.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/20/17 1:14pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was full go in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Riddick continues to be the Detroit running back you want to start in PPR leagues. He came back down to earth last week, but Riddick has been a borderline PPR RB1 over the last three weeks. Start him comfortably in what is a terrific matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Tion Green - RB
    Posted 12/19/17 8:15am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Tion Green faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16, which have allowed the most fantasy points to the position in the last five weeks.

    Huddle Up: Green usurped Ameer Abdullah last week, but there's no guarantee he remains ahead of him. However, Theo Riddick's (wrist) status is unknown, and he has a history of wrist problems. The matchup and Riddick's questionable health make Green worth the pickup for a potential flex play.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/16/17 3:52pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Riddick may be sidelined. Ameer Abdullah and Tion Green would see time at running back while Riddick is sidelined and would have value in most leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/16/17 5:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw 25-for-33 for 237 yards and two touchdowns in his team's 20-10 Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have to hope Stafford stays healthy, as they are riding his arm to a potential playoff berth. He only missed on eight attempts Saturday, so precision doesn't appear to be too much of an issue. Stafford remains a strong QB1 heading into next week.

  • Tion Green - RB
    Posted 12/16/17 5:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Tion Green carried 10 times for 35 yards in a win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: With Ameer Abdullah largely ineffective, Green is picking up some slack. However, he needs to be the main No. 1 force many thought possible. With Theo Riddick still getting touches, Green's effectiveness drops.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/16/17 5:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran eight times for 49 yards in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: With Riddick and Tion Green splitting carries as Ameer Abdullah heals, it has been a logjam in Detroit. Riddick is battling some wrist issues, but overall this was not the strong performance the Lions hoped for from their running game.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 12/16/17 6:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes on five targets for a team-high 85 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.

    Huddle Up: Jones has now topped 80 yards in four of his last five games and seven of his last nine, and he has averaged more than 20 yards per reception in six games in that span. Jones is a dependable WR3 with WR2 upside.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/16/17 6:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed on time for eight yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah had a minimal role in his return from a neck injury. He should see more touches going forward, but he is still a desperation flex play.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 12/16/17 8:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught three passes on five targets for 33 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.

    Huddle Up: It was a quiet evening from Tate, but while he has been a little more inconsistent than in recent years, he is still on pace for almost 100 catches. Keep starting him, especially in PPR formats.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/14/17 12:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah has missed the last two games because of the injury but should be in uniform against the Chicago Bears. It is not known if he will regain his starting job but should have a decent role in the offense. He likely will share playing time with Theo Riddick during the game and can be benched if owners have better options.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/14/17 12:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has thrown for at least 250 yards in seven of the last eight games but has four touchdowns and four interceptions over the last three games. He will be facing a solid Chicago Bears pass defense but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/13/17 8:03am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is expected to return in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah may take a backseat to the scorching-hot Theo Riddick against the Chicago Bears, who pose a tough matchup against the RB position. Abdullah is a flex option, but he's far from a sure thing.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/13/17 2:48pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah is expected to return this week after a multiple-week absence. Unfortunately, he hasn't been much of a factor when healthy this year and will split time with Theo Riddick. Keep Abdullah on your bench.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/13/17 2:44pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Stafford toughed it out last week after banging up his throwing hand the week prior, so he'll be good to go after another week of recovery and practice. The Chicago Bears have defended the pass well this year, but Stafford remains a viable QB1.

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