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Lions HC Dan Campbell said Monday that RB David Montgomery is dealing with a rib cartilage injury. "He's got a little something in there with cartilage, and he's probably going to be down for a little bit here," Campbell said. "I don't know how long. At his position it's not an easy thing to deal with so we'll just take it as it comes, but I think there's a chance we won't have him for a little bit." Campbell also said that he doesn't yet know if Montgomery will need to go on IR, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official website. We'll see about that, but it sounds like Montgomery is dealing with a multi-week injury.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that it "sounds like Lions RB David Montgomery will miss some time" after suffering a rib injury in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. We'll watch for more details on Montgomery's outlook, but you should plan to miss him for at least the Week 7 visit to Baltimore. That will make RB Craig Reynolds a popular option on waiver this week. Be careful not to overplay that one, though. Baltimore entered Week 6 as the No. 2 defense in overall DVOA and seventh-best against the run. Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs also figures to return soon from his injury.

Lions WR Jameson Williams recorded a deep ball TD in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay. Williams still saw only 3 targets (6.8%) and ran a total of 9 routes. But his long-range score – which included a nice mid-air adjustment – was a thing of beauty. Call it a step in the right direction for the enigmatic WR. For now, though, his usage isn’t reliable enough for fantasy managers. Detroit catches the Ravens in Week 7.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown went off in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay, snagging 12 passes for 124 yards and 1 score. Jared Goff played well – on the road, no less – while St. Brown looked fully over his abdomen injury. His TD came from 27 yards out, boosted by RB Craig Reynolds' hustle block. St. Brown will remain a WR1 for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

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 WR Sam LaPorta (calf) is active for today’s game vs. the Lions. He was reportedly a game-time decision after hurting his calf in practice this week. There’s certainly elevated risk with LaPorta this week, but get him in your starting lineup if you were waiting on him.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports that the Lions are "planning" for TE Sam LaPorta (calf) to be active for this afternoon's game vs. the Bucs. It's not quite a guarantee -- but all signs point toward LaPorta playing. We'll get Detroit's inactives a little before 3 pm ET.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that Lions TE Sam LaPorta (calf) is "trending in the right direction" for today's game vs. the Bucs. LaPorta is "expected to work out pre-game to finalize whether he can play," Schefter adds, so he's not a sure thing. It's a 4:25 pm ET kickoff, so we won't get Detroit's inactives until a little before 3 pm ET. LaPorta can be penciled into fantasy lineups, but it'd be wise to have another late-game TE rostered just in case the rookie ends up inactive.

The Lions have ruled S Brian Branch (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Without Branch last week, the Detroit secondary found Kerby Joseph and Tracy Walker at safety with Will Harris manning the slot between CBs Cameron Sutton and Jerry Jacobs.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) practiced all week and isn't listed on the final injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. He's safe to get back into fantasy lineups.

Lions WR Sam LaPorta (calf) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bucs. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after being added to the injury report and not practicing on Thursday. LaPorta said Friday that "the plan" is to play against Tampa Bay. That’s a 4:25 pm ET start, so we won’t get Detroit’s inactives until a little before 3 pm ET. Hopefully we get an update on LaPorta on Sunday morning.

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 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he's set to return for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs.

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 TE Sam LaPorta was added to Thursday's injury report and did not practice with a calf issue. We don't have any other details right now, but the rookie's status for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs is suddenly in question. We'll see if LaPorta is able to practice tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report.

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.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) will practice on Wednesday and is trending toward playing vs. the Bucs this weekend, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official site. We'll track St. Brown's progress over the next few days.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) is "closer to probable" for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. "I feel pretty good about the possibility of him playing this week," Campbell added. "We’ll see how this week goes." St. Brown can be penciled back into Week 6 fantasy lineups. We'll track his progress throughout the week.

Lions CB Emmanuel Moseley will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right ACL in Sunday's win over the Panthers. It's especially bad luck for Moseley, who was making his Detroit debut after recovering from a torn left ACL he suffered in Week 5 of last season. Losing Moseley shouldn't have much impact on a Lions defense that has been playing without him anyway so far.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds hauled 4 of 5 targets for 76 yards and a TD in Week 5’s win vs. the Panthers. Rookie TE Sam LaPorta delivered quality production as well, logging 47 receiving yards and 2 TDs on 3 catches in the contest. Fantasy managers excited for the return of WR Jameson Williams from suspension don’t have a lot to celebrate (2 catches, 2 yards). Still, this Lions’ passing game is chock full of reliable players, even without WR Amon-Ra St. Brown in the lineup. Hopefully, the Lions will have their full complement of weapons back next week vs. the Buccaneers.

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