• Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/10/17 6:02am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) is expected to start Week 14's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Stafford appears to be on pace to start his 109th consecutive game and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 option in all fantasy formats due to the favorable matchup. He was a limited participant in two out of three practice sessions during the week and had been listed as questionable on the injury report but owners should have no reservations about starting him.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/10/17 5:55am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play in Week 14's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah was a limited practice participant throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. However, his possible deactivation for this afternoon could be related more to performance than health. RB Theo Riddick should see a decent amount of playing time and is worthy of consideration as a flex option in PPR fantasy leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/10/17 8:53am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) is officially active for the team's Week 14 game.

    Huddle Up: Stafford suffered the injury last week but likely will receive his normal workload against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will be a risky option because the injury is to his throwing hand but can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback before of the matchup.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 12/10/17 7:11pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones hauled in three receptions for 64 yards on four targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Jones had the one off week back in Week 10 against the Browns of all teams, but he has been a consistent WR3 or flex option in fantasy leagues for most of the season.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 12/10/17 7:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate finished with eight receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown on his nine targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Tate has eight receptions in back-to-back games, and he has managed at least three receptions in each of his 13 games this season. He also returned to the end zone for the first time in four games. Tate has been a steady low-end WR2 or must-start WR3 in most fantasy leagues this season.

  • Eric Ebron - TE
    Posted 12/10/17 7:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron racked up 10 receptions for 94 yards on 11 targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has been a disappointment for most of his career but he has really started to come on lately. He has four or more receptions in each of the past four outings, totaling 22 receptions. This was his biggest production, though, by far. He is still more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues until this becomes the norm.

  • Tion Green - RB
    Posted 12/10/17 7:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Tion Green rushed five times for 15 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Green was up with Ameer Abdullah on the shelf and he was working as the primary backup to Theo Riddick. However, he still has very minimal fantasy appeal unless something also happens to Riddick.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/10/17 7:08pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed 10 times for a team-high 29 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added six receptions for 64 yards on 10 targets.

    Huddle Up: Riddick was the biggest beneficiary with Ameer Abdullah inactive, as he has 16 total touches to five for Tion Green and two for Zach Zenner. As long as Abdullah is on the shelf it's Riddick who is a valuable flex play in PPR formats.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/10/17 7:07pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 36 of his 44 pass attempts for 381 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Stafford checked out early in Week 13 due to a hand injury, but he didn't seem to show any ill effects of the injury in this one. If you normally rely upon him in fantasy leagues it appears safe to keep using him going forward.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/8/17 2:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he is considered questionable for Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has healed very quickly from the hand injury he suffered late in the Week 13 game in Baltimore. If he starts he is a very nice fantasy option against the league's 31st-ranked pass defense. Tampa has allowed 267.3 yards per game, most in the NFC, and 19 touchdowns with 10 or more pass plays of 40 yards allowed.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/8/17 2:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) worked on a limited basis in practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah is a risky fantasy play at this point. If he is inactive it would be Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner filling the void. When healthy Abdullah is more of a low-end RB3 or flex play.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/7/17 1:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah's situation is one to shy away from even in a great matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Abdullah is not guaranteed to play at this point, and if he does he could be limited. Theo Riddick makes for a nice PPR flex either way.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/7/17 1:18pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Stafford really doesn't want to miss this matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The scallywags are among the worst fantasy defenses in the league this year and the Lions are usually forced to pass early and often in order to stay in games. If Stafford is active then he should be started.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/6/17 7:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) is 'not out of the woods yet,' with his bruised right hand, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell added the injury isn't insignificant, but the nerves and feeling in Stafford's hand are progressing.

    Huddle Up: Stafford has a solid matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, with his history of struggles through hand injuries, it's not out of the realm to consider a one-week play if you're in the first round of the playoffs.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/6/17 1:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: There are no indications the injury is of the serious nature, but if he were forced to miss time it would be Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner picking up extra work. When healthy, Abdullah is a RB3 or flex fantasy play in most formats at this point.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/4/17 11:10am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) is 'really sore and badly bruised' after suffering a throwing hand injury in Week 13. Stafford's hand is not broken, as reported previously, and head coach Jim Caldwell does not yet know if the injury will affect Stafford's throwing.

    Huddle Up: The Lions desperately need Stafford if they want to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. That may go for fantasy owners too. Obviously his status will need to be tracked throughout the week, but look for him to be limited in practice, if he does practice. Stafford can be started if he plays in a great matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Theo Riddick - RB
    Posted 12/3/17 5:52am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to start Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is expected to sit out against the Ravens, so Riddick is receiving the starting nod and should receive the bulk of the carries, making him a decent flex option in PPR leagues. RBs Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner could also see time in the backfield but are not viable starting options in any fantasy format.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/3/17 5:46am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play in Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah was listed as questionable on the injury report but was only able to participate in practice on a limited basis Friday, Dec. 1. RB Theo Riddick is expected to start and receive the bulk of the carries versus Baltimore and is worthy of consideration as a flex option in PPR fantasy leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/3/17 12:53pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) suffered a right hand injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return. He is undergoing X-rays on the hand.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to look for an update to see if Stafford suffered broken hand during the game. Jake Rudock would take over as the starter if Stafford misses and would not have much fantasy value. The injury would also hurt the value of the team's pass catchers.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/3/17 2:04pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) underwent X-rays on his injured right hand, but they did not show any fracture, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Stafford should be considered questionable for Week 14, so owners will need to monitor his practice participation during the week. He would have a favorable matchup if he is able to play, but owners may want to consider healthier options for their lineups.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 12/3/17 7:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught four passes on eight targets for 90 yards in a 44-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: After a mediocre start to the year, Jones has delivered at least 85 receiving yards in six of his last seven games, scoring six times in that stretch. He has WR2 potential against a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in Week 14.

  • Tion Green - RB
    Posted 12/3/17 7:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Tion Green carried 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 44-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Green played well his NFL debut, but he doesn't need to be added unless Ameer Abdullah is going to remain sidelined in Week 14.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 12/3/17 7:39pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught eight passes on 10 targets for 69 yards in a 44-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: It was Tate's most receptions since the season opener, but he remains on pace for 90-plus catches. His safe floor makes him a WR2 candidate in PPR format against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/2/17 7:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford goes on the road to face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, and the Ravens have allowed a league-low three touchdown passes in six home games this season.

    Huddle Up: Stafford could still be used as a low-end QB1, but if you have a quality backup with a friendly matchup, don't be afraid to sit Stafford.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 12/1/17 5:16pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Matthew Stafford (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Stafford appears to be ready for a full workload despite the injury but will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues or can be benched if owners have better options.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 12/1/17 5:11pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah has a chance to play in Week 13, but owners will need to check the inactive list before deciding in their lineups. He could be limited if he is active for the game, so owners may want to look for healthier options to use.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 11/30/17 1:16pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: Stafford appears to be on track to play this week but will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense. Owners can consider benching Stafford if they have better options available.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 11/30/17 1:03pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: It appears Abdullah may miss the Week 13 game if he is not able to practice Friday, Dec. 1, so owners will need to monitor the situation. Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington probably would see more work if Abdullah sits out, but only Riddick has value in fantasy leagues.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB
    Posted 11/29/17 1:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was absent from practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah is riding a cold two-game streak in which he has totaled 78 yards from scrimmage. The Lions as a whole haven't been able to get much going on the ground all season. If Abdullah ends up not playing then Theo Riddick is worth a look as a PPR flex, while Dwayne Washington would sneak in as a standard sleeper.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 11/29/17 1:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Stafford will be good to go this weekend, but he faces one of the tougher pass defenses in the NFL in the Baltimore Ravens -- a squad that has yielded just 10 passing touchdowns all year. Don't completely shy away from him, but don't expect QB1 numbers either.

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