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Lions WR Golden Tate's shoulder injury is expected to cost him "a few weeks," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tate is scheduled for an MRI today to get a more concrete diagnosis. The relative good news is that Detroit has a Week 7 bye. But it sounds like Tate will miss at least a couple of games after that. His absence will give WR Kenny Golladay a shot to re-establish himself -- assuming he can get over his hamstring injury.

Update: Tate has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, according to Rapoport.

Lions S Glover Quin left Sunday's loss to the Saints with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning to the field. A missed game would be Quin's 1st since his 2009 rookie campaign.

Lions WR Golden Tate injured his shoulder in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Tate will not return.

12:10pm EDT 10/15/17

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) is active for today's game at New Orleans. He entered the day questionable but has played through questionable tags every week this season. The matchup makes him a lower-level IDP option this week.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (ankle, hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He put in a full week of practice but will be “playing through pain,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. There’s obviously risk here that Stafford’s play will be impacted and/or he won’t make it through the game. But there’s also lots of upside in a plus spot in the Superdome.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Saints. It’s the 3rd straight missed game for the rookie. T.J. Jones will continue to operate as Detroit’s #3 WR but isn’t a fantasy option.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints after a limited week of practice. We’ll find out his official status by noon ET, but Golladay won’t be more than a fantasy flier if active.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (ankle, hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints. He put in a full week of practice, though, and is fully expected to play. The injuries obviously add some risk, but there’s also big upside in the Superdome, where the Saints have allowed multiple TDs to 13 of the last 17 visiting QBs.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (hamstring, ankle) practiced on Wednesday. He said afterward that he's "feeling ok," according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official website. Stafford is on track to play against the Saints this weekend. How big a factor those leg injuries will be remains to be seen.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Lions are "optimistic" that QB Matt Stafford will be able to play against the Saints this weekend. He suffered quad and ankle injuries in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the week. Stafford will have plenty of upside as long as he's able to play in New Orleans.

Update: ESPN's Dan Graziano reports that Stafford suffered a sprained ankle and a hamstring injury and that his practice week will determine his status for Sunday.

Lions QB Matt Stafford played through 1 or more leg injuries in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He had his knee, ankle and foot taped up on the sidelines and was hobbling around in the 2nd half. Stafford didn't miss any snaps but was clearly bothered. He's now been sacked 6 times in back-to-back games. Neither Stafford nor HC Jim Caldwell had an injury update after the game, so we'll need to monitor him throughout the week.

Lions MLB Jarrad Davis (neck) is active and set to play today against the Panthers for the 1st time since Week 2. He belongs back in IDP lineups. OLB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) and DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) are also active and ready for normal use. Whitehead could be in for a playing-time dip with Davis back but played well in the rookie's absence. Detroit's other starting LB, Paul Worrilow, is out, which could help with Whitehead's snap count. Consider him a fantasy LB3.

Lions LBs Jarrad Davis (neck) and Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Both put in limited practices all week, which suggest they're likely to play. The concussion that cost Davis the past 2 games didn't appear on the injury report at all this week. DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) is also questionable but has played through questionable tags every week this season.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. T.J. Jones will again serve as Detroit’s #3 WR but isn’t a fantasy option.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle) is not listed on the final Week 5 injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Abdullah has seen 17+ touches in all 4 games to open the season and remains in the RB2 mix, despite a tough matchup against the Panthers on Sunday.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle) was a full-go in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he'll play this weekend against the Panthers. That's a tough matchup, but Abdullah remains in the RB2 mix thanks to volume. He's seen 17+ touches in all 4 games this season.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He didn't express any concern about the injury after last weekend's win, saying he could have re-entered. We'll keep an eye on him, but Abdullah should be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah left late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Vikings after hurting an ankle, but he said afterward that it's not a big deal. "I rolled my ankle up a little bit, but I was ready to go back in," he said, per mLive.com. As long as Abdullah's practice participation isn't affected this week, there seems no reason to worry here.

The Lions will miss MLB Jarrad Davis for the 2nd straight week because of a concussion. He appeared to be nearing a return this week but obviously didn't gain final clearance in the league protocol. Davis' absence raises LB Tahir Whitehead's playing time and makes him an IDP lineup candidate. DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) is active once again despite another questionable tag. He's fine to use at his normal IDP level. The Lions will also get S Tavon Wilson back from a shoulder injury. His return likely means a significant cut to the playing time of S Miles Killebrew.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Vikings. T.J. Jones will serve as Detroit’s #3 WR but isn’t a fantasy option.

 
 
 

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