• Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/15/18 9:21pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has been struggling in recent weeks, and a injured back isn't likely to help matters. Look elsewhere for quarterback help this weekend.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/14/18 9:29am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was not seen at practice Friday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Sadly, Johnson's strong rookie season is finishing with a string of DNPs as he hasn't practiced -- let alone played -- since injuring his knee Nov. 18 against the Carolina Panthers. LeGarrette Blount had 12 carries apiece in the Week 14 win over the Cardinals, with the latter scoring a TD, but neither is anything more than a deeper-league flex consideration for Sunday's game in Buffalo.

  • Bruce Ellington - WR
    Posted 12/14/18 1:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: T.J. Jones, Andy Jones and Theo Riddick could all see some more targets with Ellington out of the lineup. Riddick can be a flex option in all leagues but will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Kenny Golladay is probably the only Lions receiver that should be started in fantasy leagues.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/14/18 1:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: LeGarrette Blount, Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick probably will all receive some work at running back this week. Riddick can be considered a flex option in point-per-receptions leagues because of his role in the passing game. It is not known if Blount or Zenner will receive more carries, so owners could consider avoiding both players.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/14/18 1:57pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Stafford should be able to play this week, but owners can check the inactive list to make sure. He has thrown only two touchdowns in the last four games and should be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/13/18 4:24pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) sat out practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: The second-round draft pick hasn't played since Week 11, and based on his lack of practice time this week, it looks like Johnson is trending toward missing another bout. If that is indeed the case, LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner would each get a boost, but it'd be tough to trust any of the three while working in a committee.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/13/18 4:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Stafford hasn't missed a game since 2010, so it'd be hard to believe him missing Sunday's contest with the Bills after being able to log two limited practices. However, it appears he's not at 100 percent, so owners can do better than Stafford as their QB1 this weekend.

  • Bruce Ellington - WR
    Posted 12/13/18 4:28pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) did not participate in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ellington has become heavily involved in Detroit's offense in recent weeks, totaling 23 catches in the last four games. However, it seems more likely he won't be able to suit up Sunday. Kenny Golladay would benefit in that case but he's the only player worth deploying from what has been an inconsistent unit in 2018.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/12/18 2:31pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has been a huge disappointment this year. That disappointment should continue against an underrated Buffalo Bills defense. Don't put the hopes of your playoff squad on Stafford's shoulders.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/12/18 2:28pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was held out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

    Huddle Up: Unless Johnson can practice at all this week it's likely that he'll be inactive for a fourth straight game. Neither LeGarrette Blount nor Theo Riddick can be trusted, but Riddick is worth a flier if you're desperate in PPR formats.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/9/18 6:33am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Stafford had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 8:23pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 33 yards in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Blount split the workload with Zach Zenner, but it was the latter who was far more productive with 4.5 yards per carry and a score to just 2.8 yards per tote for Blount. If Kerryon Johnson is forced to miss more time it would be Zenner as the fantasy back to own in Motown.

  • Zach Zenner - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 8:14pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner rushed 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Zenner and LeGarrette Blount split the backfield touches with Kerryon Johnson on the shelf, but Zenner was easily the better of the two. If Johnson is sidelined again in Week 15 then Zenner might be a useful fantasy option in some formats.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/9/18 8:06pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 15-of-23 pass attempts for 101 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Stafford entered the game questionable with a back injury and he certainly didn't look right in this one. He has managed just one passing score over the past three outings and is a risky fantasy play for the rest of the season.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 12/9/18 8:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted two catches for five yards on four targets in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Golladay has been a useful fantasy option at times this season. Sunday wasn't one of those games. Treat him more as a low-end WR4 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 15.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 8:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed six times for 28 yards in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals and he added four grabs for 30 yards.

    Huddle Up: Riddick, Zach Zenner and LeGarrette Blount formed a three-headed monster in the backfield, filling in for the injured Kerryon Johnson. Riddick is only worth using as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in deeper PPR play.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 9:27am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained out of practice Friday, Dec. 7, as he recovers from a knee injury and is expected to be ruled out of Week 14 when the team issues its game designations later Friday.

    Huddle Up: The productive rookie's knee injury has come at the wrong time for his fantasy owners as it appears he'll miss his third straight game. Look for veterans LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick to once again pick up the slack.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 9:46am ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is likely to miss a third straight game Sunday, Dec. 9, with a knee injury suffered in Week 11, but is unlikely to be shut down for the remainder of the season. 'He's working really hard to try to do everything he can to get himself back out there,' Lions head coach Matt Patricia said.

    Huddle Up: Even if Johnson does make it back this season, his fantasy owners are likely to going to have to advance a round or two in the postseason to have the option of using him.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 3:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will both receive playing time at running back with Johnson out again. Blount should receive most of the carries during the game and can be a flex option in standard leagues, while Riddick will be involved in the passing game and can be an option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 12/7/18 4:05pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Golladay has been targeted at least eight times in each of the last four games and has 75 yards or more in three of those games. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Lions and can be a No. 2 receiver in most leagues.

  • Bruce Ellington - WR
    Posted 12/7/18 4:01pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Ellington has posted 19 receptions in three games since joining the Lions but has not posted great yardage total during that span. Ellington can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues but probably is not a great option in standard leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/7/18 3:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Stafford should have a solid chance to play this week, but his status will be known once the inactive list is posted. He has thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions over the last three games and has gone five games without a 300-yard performance. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues this week but could also be benched if other options are available.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 8:02pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount faces the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14, and the Cardinals have allowed a league-high 15 rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.

    Huddle Up: Blount has rumbled for 149 yards and two scores over the last two games, and with Kerryon Johnson out again in Week 14, Blount will be a solid flex play with RB2 upside.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/6/18 10:41am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained idle from practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: At this point is appears that Johnson will be sidelined for another week, but make sure to check his status over the next couple days. If he is out then LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will man the backfield again. Both would be solid flex options versus a lousy Arizona Cardinals rush defense.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/6/18 1:24pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has been battered and bruised throughout his career, so this is nothing new. He's a risky start versus a stingy Arizona Cardinals pass defense, though, especially with the fantasy postseason on the line.

  • Bruce Ellington - WR
    Posted 12/6/18 1:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions WRs Kenny Golladay (quadriceps) and Bruce Ellington (back) remained limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Golladay faces a double whammy this week in that he could be hampered by the quad injury and he could be shadowed by Patrick Peterson. He still has WR2 upside, but use caution. Ellington, meanwhile, is more of a PPR flex consideration after seeing 26 targets over his last three games.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/5/18 3:03pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Matthew Stafford (back) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Stafford is likely to be ready for Sunday's game, but check back on Friday for his official injury designation before finalizing your plans for Week 14.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 12/5/18 3:01pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Johnson missed last week's game leaving LeGarrette Blount to handle the majority of the backfield touches and that could be the setup again in Week 14 if the rookie is unable to play. Circle back around on Friday and check to see Johnson's official status.

  • Kenny Golladay - WR
    Posted 12/5/18 2:59pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (quadriceps) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Golladay has picked up the pace after a lull in the middle of the season, doing a lot more lately since Golden Tate was traded to Philadelphia. He remains a solid low-end WR3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 14 if healthy.

  • Levine Toilolo - TE
    Posted 12/2/18 4:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Levine Toilolo registered four receptions for 90 yards on six targets in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Not many saw this production coming, but the former standout at Stanford and Atlanta Falcons member did a good job. Still, he is not much of a fantasy option going forward.

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