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Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones drew a season-high 12 targets in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, leading the team in that category, receptions (8) and receiving yards (114). He led Amari Cooper by 5 pass routes in a game Cooper entered questionable with a hip issue. Cooper did check in 3rd on the team with 7 targets but caught only 2 (for 42 yards). His usage bodes well for his Week 15 role. TE David Njoku finished between the wideouts with 9 targets, catching 7 balls for 59 yards and the team's lone TD.

Lions QB Jared Goff delivered 330 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's win over the Vikings. He found WRs D.J. Chark and Jameson Williams for long scores, each coming from more than 40 yards out. His remaining TD went to WR Josh Reynolds from 5 yards out. It was his 2nd straight 300-yard outing, 3rd straight with multiple TD passes and 5th game in a row with no INTs. A much tougher matchup with the Jets lies in Week 15.

Lions rookie WR Jameson Williams scored his 1st NFL TD from 41 yards out in Sunday's win over the Vikings. It was his only catch among 2 targets, so we wouldn't go adding Williams to fantasy football rosters off this performance. WR Josh Reynolds and WR D.J. Chark claimed the team's other 2 TD receptions. Reynolds totaled 5 catches for 51 yards among 6 targets.

Jets RB Michael Carter returned from his ankle sprain Sunday against the Bills and split the backfield pretty evenly with rookie RB Zonovan Knight. Carter led the receiving work, catching 3 of 6 targets for 15 yards. Knight drew 2 targets, catching both for 6 yards. Knight took the clear rushing lead, though, compiling 71 yards and a TD on 17 attempts. Carter rushed only 5 times for 5 yards. A similar split could put both in play for fantasy-lineup use in a Week 15 home date with the Lions. Solid matchups with Jacksonville and at Seattle sit beyond that.

Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones led the team in receiving yards Sunday, but it only took 44 of them to do so. DPJ did that on 3 catches, among 3 targets. That was good enough to rank 2nd on the team. Only WR Amari Cooper drew more targets (9) or caught more passes (4). Peoples-Jones made his day with a 76-yard punt return for a TD, though, saving his fantasy line in any league that credits players for return TDs.

Jets RB Zonovan Knight handled 15 of the Jets' 20 RB carries in Sunday's loss at Minnesota. He ran for 90 yards (6.0 per rush), with more than half of that coming on a 48-yard scamper. Knight added 5 catches for 28 yards on 5 targets. RB Ty Johnson beat him in targets, catching 6 of 7 for 38 yards. James Robinson ranked 2nd in carries, with 4, gaining just 10 yards. HC Robert Saleh said the team planned a committee approach, but Knight operated as the clear leader in Michael Carter's absence (ankle sprain). We'll see about Carter's status for next Sunday's trip to Buffalo.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 114 yards and 2 TDs on 11 receptions in Sunday's beatdown of the Jaguars. That marked his 3rd game over 100 yards among the past 4 and his 4th straight appearance with 9+ receptions. WR D.J. Chark and RB D'Andre Swift tied for 2nd on the team with 6 targets apiece and were the only other Lions to catch more than 3 passes.

Lions QB Jared Goff threw for 340 yards and 2 TDs on 31-of-41 passing in Sunday's blowout win over the Jaguars. He hit WR Amon-Ra St. Brown for both scores and the largest share of his numbers. But 7 different Lions caught multiple passes. It was Goff's 2nd straight game with 2 TDs but just his 3rd 300-yard game of the year.

Bears RB David Montgomery ran for 61 yards and a TD on 14 carries in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Darrynton Evans handled the team's only 3 other RB carries. Montgomery drew all 5 backfield targets, catching 4 for 6 yards.

Lions WR Jameson Williams (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. The rookie is expected to play limited snaps in his NFL debut, leaving him as an option only as a DFS tournament flier. But Williams does add some upside to QB Jared Goff’s fantasy profile.

Lions WR Jameson Williams will be on a "very limited snap count" in his NFL debut against the Jaguars today, according to NFL Network. That's not a surprise considering Detroit has been cautious with Williams' return from a torn ACL all along. The rookie is capable of taking any touch to the house, but he can't be trusted in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Lions WR Jameson Williams (knee) has been activated from the Reserve/NFI list, putting him on track to make his NFL debut vs. the Jaguars on Sunday. Williams is nearly 11 months removed from tearing his ACL in last year's National Championship. The Lions have seemingly played it safe with Williams' return, so he should be close to 100%. A healthy Williams will add rare, field-tilting speed to Detroit's offense. We're expecting him to be on some type of snap count in his debut, so he'd be a flier in fantasy lineups this week. But Williams certainly has a chance to be a fantasy factor down the stretch.

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.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that "there is a good chance" the Lions will activate WR Jameson Williams for Week 13 if he makes it through that practice week "unscathed." The rookie reportedly didn't take on "full-speed" practices this week but will next and has been at "top speed" in his drills for rehab. Williams is OK to stash, but he's not going to be startable in Week 13 fantasy football lineups. We'll see how quickly he can ramp up playing time and target share beyond that.

Bears RB David Montgomery matched a season-high with 17 carries in a Week 11 loss at Atlanta. He notched 3.9 YPC and 1 TD, which was setup by a defensive holding call. Montgomery added 3 catches for 54 yards through the air, with a big chunk coming on a beautiful downfield pass by Justin Fields. Rookie Trestan Ebner mixed in for 6 carries (0 targets), but he managed just 1.3 YPC. With Khalil Herbert set to miss at least 3 more games, Montgomery will remain a solid RB2 going forward. Next up is a road date with the Jets.

The Lions announced Monday morning that rookie WR Jameson Williams will practice this week. It'll mark his 1st practices with the team, coming off the ACL tear that closed out his college career. HC Dan Campbell said in October that he believed Williams would get on the field before the season ended. We'll see how soon the 1st-round NFL Draft pick is ready for game action.

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 S Kerby Joseph (concussion) is active for today's game against the Bears. That matches what coaches said they expected. LB Malcolm Rodriguez (elbow) is inactive.

Lions S Kerby Joseph (concussion) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. HC Dan Campbell said Friday, though, that he's "good to go." LB Malcolm Rodriguez (elbow) is also questionable. He returned to last week's game after sustaining the injury but played limited snaps. Rodriguez will be a high-risk play in IDP lineups this week.

Lions RB Craig Reynolds (ribs) has been placed on IR. Justin Jackson will step in as Detroit's #3 RB but is only worth stashing in deep fantasy leagues.

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