Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 6/1/18 6:14pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is a 'three-down player' and can handle all situations, according to running backs coach David Walker.
Huddle Up: With LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick also in the backfield, Johnson probably won't have the opportunity to be a workhorse this season. Still, he's an appealing RB4 with upside in redraft leagues and a great asset in keeper leagues.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 5/25/18 6:31pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount were 'no doubt' the top two running backs during OTAs Thursday, May 24, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.
Huddle Up: Johnson has the long-term upside, but he and Blount will likely split carries on early downs and near the goal line in some capacity. Keep an eye on the situation because there is a good chance one of these backs emerges as a RB3.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 5/12/18 9:40am ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah said he was frustrated with the role he had in 2017 because he did not receive consistent touches during games.
Huddle Up: Abdullah probably will not have a big role in the offense again this season with LeGarrette Blount, Kerryon Johnson and Theo Riddick on the roster. Owners should monitor his situation during training camp to see what role he will receive, but he likely will not be a great fantasy option.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 5/6/18 7:13pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones said he has been adding muscle this offseason to make himself harder to tackle and increase his yards after catch.
Huddle Up: Jones emerged as one of the best downfield threats in the NFL last year, finishing with more than 1,000 yards and nine scores. He's already a WR2 heading into 2018, and becoming more of a threat after the catch would only boost his stock.
Kenny Golladay - WRPosted 5/3/18 10:46am ET
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay has the ability to do some 'special things' in his second year in the NFL, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Cooter admitted that Golladay needs to get better but gave the young receiver credit for working hard and moving in the right direction. 'We look forward to him being a big part of our offense next year.'
Huddle Up: Golladay will have a firm grasp on the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver job if he can stay healthy, which is something he struggled with in his rookie year. Golden Tate and Marvin Jones will demand the majority of targets in front of him, but his high upside makes him worthy of a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 consideration.
Kerryon Johnson - RBPosted 4/29/18 6:27pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's durability is not a concern, according to general manager Bob Quinn. 'He'll hold up,' Quinn said. 'So we feel really good about that. There's no issues with his durability for us.'
Huddle Up: If Johnson can stay healthy, there is a chance he could emerge as the top option in Detroit's crowded backfield. He is worth a look as a RB4 in redraft leagues, but he should be drafted more aggressively in keeper formats.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 4/15/18 12:35pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah would presumably be the easiest running back to move from the roster this offseason because he?s in the final season of his rookie contract and his role appears to be less defined than LeGarrette Blount's or Theo Riddick's, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.
Huddle Up: Abdullah could never get or stay on the good side of the previous administration in Detroit despite being the clear top back on the roster, and he is not tied to the either the general manager or the head coach in place now. At this point, he would likely benefit from a change of scenery. If he gets dealt this spring or summer, Abdullah could finally live up to his previous fantasy hype if he can find a way to improve his ball security and durability.
Golden Tate - WRPosted 3/29/18 7:39pm ET
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate could have talks of a long-term contract extension begin over the summer, according to general manager Bob Quinn.
Huddle Up: Tate is averaging more than 1,000 yards per season in four years in Detroit, catching at least 90 passes in every season. At worst, he's a strong WR3 in PPR formats.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 3/15/18 1:01pm ET
Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is receiving some interest from the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Ebron has posted decent numbers over the last few seasons and likely would start for the Ravens if he signed with them. Ebron probably will be a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays in 2018.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 3/15/18 4:58pm ET
Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is scheduled to meet with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, March 18, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Colts have Jack Doyle on the roster, but Ebron would bring another target to the team's passing game if he joins the Colts. Ebron should have a solid role for a team next season and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 3/15/18 4:59pm ET
Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) may have a meeting with the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Patriots may be looking for a tight end because Rob Gronkowski's future is uncertain. Ebron probably would have a solid role in the passing game if he joined the Patriots and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Eric Ebron - TEPosted 3/14/18 12:18pm ET
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron was released Wednesday, March 14.
Huddle Up: Ebron has underachieved throughout his four-year career. His years were numbered in Detroit, but he could find a rejuvenated career if he is signed into the right situation. As of now, Darren Fells carries more fantasy value in Detroit, but they could add to the position.
T.J. Jones - WRPosted 3/14/18 4:41pm ET
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was given an original-round tender on Wednesday, March 14.
Huddle Up: Jones played both inside and outside receiver spots last season, and the team still views him as a capable and versatile backup receiver. Still, his fantasy value is rather minimal.
Ameer Abdullah - RBPosted 3/2/18 7:15pm ET
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has 'three-down value,' according to general manager Bob Quinn, but Quinn said he will have to perform well this offseason to 'prove himself' to the new coaching staff.
Huddle Up: Abdullah disappointed as the lead back last season, and even if he breaks camp as the starter, he projects as a RB3.
Darren Fells - TEPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - QBPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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.
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