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Lions RB David Montgomery is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Bucs with a rib injury. With RB Jahmyr Gibbs out with his hamstring injury, Detroit is down to Craig Reynolds as lead back. We'll update Montgomery's status when we know more.

Update: Montgomery has been ruled out.

Update: X-rays on Montgomery's ribs came back clean, according to Fox’s Pam Oliver.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is out for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. He's yet to practice since hurting his hamstring last Friday. We'll see if the rookie can make it back for Week 7. Gibbs' absence this week leaves Craig Reynolds as Detroit's No. 2 RB and David Montgomery in a workhorse role. Montgomery racked up 19 carries and six targets with Gibbs out last week.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play vs. the Bucs this weekend, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. The rookie hurt his hamstring last Friday and missed the Panthers game. He's not looking particularly likely to play vs. the Bucs this weekend, but we'll track his status over the next few days.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Lions RB David Montgomery scored a rushing TD. The veteran back tallied 109 rushing yards on 19 carries in addition to snagging 2 catches for 20 yards as a receiver in Week 5 vs. the Panthers. Fellow RB Craig Reynolds stepped up in the absence of Jahmyr Gibbs with 7 carries, 52 rushing yards, and a TD of his own in the contest. The Detroit backfield has delivered for fantasy all year and will look to assert their dominance again next week vs. the Buccaneers.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Panthers. We’ll see if the rookie can make it back for Week 6 after hurting his hamstring in practice on Friday. Gibbs’ absence today should mean an even bigger workload for RB David Montgomery. RBs Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight are active to spell Montgomery.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. He was added to the injury report on Friday and listed as questionable, so it looks like the rookie hurt his hamstring on Friday. We'll look for further updates on his status and will get Detroit's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. He didn't practice all week and obviously needs to be on fantasy benches. His absence would leave Detroit's WR corps to Josh Reynolds, Jameson Williams, Kalif Raymond, and Marvin Jones. Reynolds (groin) and Williams (not injury related) are listed as questionable for Week 5 but should play after getting in full practices on Friday. St. Brown's absence figures to mean an even more run-heavy game plan for Detroit -- and potentially a target boost for TE Sam LaPorta.

RB David Montgomery returned from his one-game absence as Detroit's clear lead back, racking up a whopping 32 carries for 121 yards in Thursday night's win over the Packers. RB Jahmyr Gibbs toted it just eight times. Just as importantly, Montgomery continued to hog work near the goal line. He carried eight times inside Green Bay's 10-yard line and converted three of those into TDs. Montgomery is already up to five rushing TDs on the season, despite missing about five quarters with that thigh injury. He's now tallied 21 and 32 carries in his two full games -- and 16 carries in about three quarter's worth of action in Week 2. Montgomery looks like an easy weekly fantasy starter going forward with this type of volume. He has an excellent Week 5 matchup vs. a Panthers defense currently ranked 29th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Packers. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero said this morning that Montgomery will be returning as Detroit’s “lead back.” He’s a solid RB2 against a beatable Green Bay run defense missing LB De’Vondre Campbell.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero now reports that (via miscommunication) he was incorrect this morning on the status of RB David Montgomery. The Lions RB is expected to return from his thigh injury for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Assuming this proves true, Montgomery should be back in the low-RB2 mix for fantasy football lineups. Rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs, meanwhile, should see a big decrease in his rushing share vs. Sunday's game. Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight can go back to being guys we forget are there. Detroit is also expected to get LT Taylor Decker back, which can only help both the run and pass offense.

Update: Pelissero adds that Montgomery will be the "lead back," with "plenty" still in the plan for Gibbs as well. We'll trust that he's not working off miscommunication this time. Check your Team Intel page or the Week 4 rankings before setting your lineup.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) was a limited participant in practice again on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Packers. HC Dan Campbell expressed optimism about Montgomery's status for that one on Tuesday, so we're tentatively expecting him to play. We'll get Detroit's inactives around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's injury report. It was just a walkthrough on the short week, but Montgomery said he's hoping to make it back for Thursday night's game vs. the Packers. "We've been doing everything right as far as preparing myself in the training room, mentally being there," Montgomery said. "We are just taking it day by day, but I'm ready for whatever." We'll see how Montgomery is listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Falcons. RBs Jahmyr Gibbs, Craig Reynolds, and Zonovan Knight are active for Detroit. We’re expecting Gibbs to get at least a slight uptick in rushing volume, with Reynolds soaking up most of the rest of Montgomery’s work. See where the Lions RBs land in the Week 3 Rankings.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons. He didn’t practice all week and is obviously a long shot to play. Montgomery’s absence should mean a bigger role for RB Jahmyr Gibbs, although RB Craig Reynolds and potentially RB Zonovan Knight will be in the mix.

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