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Lions WR Jameson Williams (ankle, illness) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Vikings. We’ll see if he can make it back for next week’s Wild Card game. Williams’ absence will free up some snaps for WRs Josh Reynolds, Kalif Raymond, and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Panthers. He didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful, so he wasn’t particularly close to playing. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 6. St. Brown’s absence leaves 26.7% of Detroit’s targets up for grabs. Josh Reynolds is the best bet to lead Lions WRs in targets today, with Kalif Raymond, Jameson Williams, and Marvin Jones behind him. TE Sam LaPorta should also benefit from St. Brown’s absence. But we’re expecting a run-heavy attack from the Lions today against a leaky Panthers run defense.

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.

Lions writer Jeff Risdon doesn’t believe WR Marvin Jones is a roster “lock.” Behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams, Risdon names Kalif Raymond and Josh Reynolds as safe bets to make the team. Jones, 33, signed a one-year deal worth $3 million (all guaranteed) in March. We expect him to make the final roster, but he’s not someone we’re circling on cheat sheets as a late-round pick. Jones underwhelmed with 46-529-3 in 16 games with Jacksonville last season.

Lions WR Jameson Williams is one of five players to be suspended for violating the NFL's gambling policy. Williams, along with Lions WR Stanley Berryhill, have been suspended six games. Lions WR Quintez Cephus, Lions S C.J. Moore, and Commanders DE Shaka Toney are suspended indefinitely. We'll see if Williams appeals this ruling, but fantasy drafters should work under the assumption that he'll miss the first six games of the 2023 season. Williams, of course, appeared in just six games as a rookie last year after tearing an ACL in January of 2022. This suspension will make him tough to roster in standard redraft fantasy leagues and just a late-round option in best ball. Williams' absence leaves Amon-Ra St. Brown, Marvin Jones, Josh Reynolds, and Kalif Raymond as Detroit's top 4 WRs. Jones and Reynolds pick up a bit more fantasy appeal with this news.

Update: The Lions released WR Quintez Cephus and S C.J. Moore.

The Lions signed WR Marvin Jones to a 1-year, $3 million deal. It's a reunion after Jones spent 2016-2020 in Detroit. He averaged 859 yards and 7.2 TDs across those 5 seasons but is coming off a disappointing 46-529-3 line in Jacksonville this past year. Jones ranked 79th in yards per route run and 87th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade among 96 qualifying WRs. The 33-year-old will duke it out with Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond for snaps behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams in Detroit. Jones might provide a few spike weeks for best-ball squads if he wins the #3 WR job. But he's unlikely to be a reliable option in lineup-setting fantasy leagues.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 122 yards and a TD on 9 catches to dominate Detroit receiving in the narrow loss to the Bills. WR Kalif Raymond and RB D'Andre Swift tied for 2nd on the team with 4 catches apiece. No other Detroit player exceeded 35 receiving yards. WR D.J. Chark caught the team's other TD pass, tallying 2 receptions for 16 yards in all.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 10 catches and 119 yards in Sunday's win over the Bears, on a team-high 11 targets. Detroit's lead receiver drew 42.3% of QB Jared Goff's pass attempts, claimed 52.6% of the team's completions and delivered 50.4% of the receiving yards. WR Kalif Raymond (3) and RB Justin Jackson (2) were the only other Lions to catch multiple passes. Goff finished 19 of 26 for 236 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs. St. Brown added 1 carry for 2 yards.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds (back) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy will again serve as Detroit’s #2 and #3 WRs.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds (back) did not practice on Wednesday. His absence this weekend would again leave Kalif Raymond as Detroit's #2 WR vs. the Bears.

Lions QB Jared Goff threw for just 137 yards in Sunday's win over the Packers. He went 14-of-26 passing for the day, with 2 TDs and 1 INT. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown garnered 34.6% of the team's targets (9), catching 4 for 55 yards. RB D'Andre Swift and WR Tom Kennedy tied for 2nd on the team with 4 targets apiece. WR Kalif Raymond caught all 3 of his targets for 17 yards.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds (back) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Packers. It’ll be WRs Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds (back) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game vs. the Packers after missing practice on Thursday and Friday. With WR D.J. Chark (ankle) on IR, Detroit is down to WRs Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.

With Amon-Ra St. Brown leaving early for a concussion, Lions WR Kalif Raymond led the team in targets (6), receptions (5) and receiving yards (75) in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. TEs Brock Wright and T.J. Hockenson followed, tying at 4 catches apiece. Wright beat Hockenson 57-48 in yards. Josh Reynolds managed just 1 catch for 8 yards on 2 targets, trailing WR Tom Kennedy in each category despite leading him in playing time and routes.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown returned from his ankle sprain for Sunday's loss to the Patriots but played at limited role. He checked in just 4th among Detroit wideouts in playing time for the game, trailing Josh Reynolds (10 targets), Kalif Raymond (7) and Tom Kennedy (1) in playing time. St. Brown did still claim 6 targets to rank 3rd on the team, catching for for 18 yards. He drew a target on 37.5% of routes for the game, pointing to the opportunity upside that awaits as St. Brown works back to full health. A Week 6 bye should help.

Lions WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), D.J. Chark (ankle), Josh Reynolds (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot) all missed practice on Wednesday. St. Brown and Chark missed Week 4 and appear to be in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. We'll see about Reynolds and Cephus. Tom Kennedy, Kalif Raymond and Maurice Alexander are Detroit's healthy WRs right now. Check back tomorrow for another update.

The Lions have downgraded WR D.J. Shark (ankle) to OUT for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. That leaves QB Jared Goff without his top 2 wideouts, as Amon-Ra St. Brown had already been ruled out. The team elevated WRs Tom Kennedy and Maurice Alexander from the practice squad. Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus should join Josh Reynolds in the starting lineup.

The Lions are re-signing WR/KR Kalif Raymond, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Raymond caught a career-high 48 balls in 2021, his 1st year with Detroit. We wouldn't bet on a repeat, though, with T.J. Hockenson and D'Andre Swift returning from injuries, Amon-Ra St. Brown having broken out late in the year and D.J. Chark arriving in free agency. (Plus, we'll see what the team does in the NFL Draft.)

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