• 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.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB
    Posted 9/30/18 2:39pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 12 yards on seven carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Blount has not had much success in the running game this season and may lose some touches to Kerryon Johnson moving forward. Owners probably can consider dropping Blount if they have him on their roster.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 9/29/18 7:39pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has surprised WR Golden Tate with his immediate impact. 'I wasn't going to hold our run game in a rookie's hands before I'd even laid eyes on him,' Tate said. 'But Kerryon's been phenomenal.'

    Huddle Up: Fresh off his first 100-yard game, Johnson is on his way to becoming Detroit's top back. He will likely be in a committee of some kind for a majority of the season, but he's already a flex candidate and a great long-term prospect in keeper leagues.

  • Golden Tate - WR
    Posted 9/28/18 1:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (hip) was added to the injury report for Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys due to a hip ailment and he is listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: It's a bit of a surprise and late addition to the injury report, so fantasy owners should have alternate plans just in case Tate cannot go. If Tate cannot play it would mean additional targets for Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB
    Posted 9/24/18 12:18am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 16 times for 101 yards and added two receptions for nine yards in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Johnson became the first Detroit running back to rush for over 100 yards since Reggie Bush did so in Week 13 of the 2013 season. Much as was the case at Auburn and over his first two games as a pro, the second-round pick looked light on his feet and is a smooth runner who doesn't turn in many negative runs. The Lions seem to want to keep him in a committee for now, but it is clear he is the best all-around back they have. He's very much in the flex discussion entering Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB
    Posted 9/24/18 12:57am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 27-of-36 for 262 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 3 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Stafford took a bit of a backseat to the rushing attack in this one, as Detroit piled up 159 yards on the ground. And despite the fact that he completed 75 percent of his passes, he overshot Marvin Jones on a potential touchdown and threw a bad interception early in the second half. Nevertheless, his last two games have got a long way in removing the stench of his Week 1 stinker. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB1 in Week 4, however, as the Dallas Cowboys have played good pass defense so far this season.

  • Marvin Jones - WR
    Posted 9/23/18 5:54am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to play in Week 3's game against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Jones was a late addition to the injury report after putting in a limited practice session Friday, Sept. 21. He should be viewed as nothing more than a flex option in most fantasy formats due to the presence of WRs Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay, who are both likely to receive more targets than Jones.

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