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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.

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 QB Jared Goff had a tremendous performance in Sunday's win vs. the Panthers, completing 20 of 28 attempts for 236 yards and 3 TDs. Even without WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) and RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) in the lineup, the Detroit offense fired on all cylinders in this contest. A healthier supporting cast in Week 6 vs. the Buccaneers will again make Goff an appealing fantasy option.

Lions S Kerby Joseph (hip) and CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee, hamstring) are active for today's game against the Panthers.

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 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.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) and RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) won't play vs. the Panthers today. Both guys are listed as doubtful. It leaves the Lions without their No. 1 and No. 4 target getters. Expect a run-heavy attack from Detroit today.

Lions WR Jameson Williams is expected to play a "limited role" in his 2023 debut vs. the Panthers today, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "Maybe around 20 snaps," Pelissero adds. 20 snaps would be about one-third of the game. We'd expect most of Williams' snaps to come in passing situations, so he could still rack up some production today. But he'd be a desperation fantasy start in season-long leagues. Maybe you take a shot on him in a DFS tournament lineup.

Lions WR Jameson Williams has been activated from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list. He's set to make his 2023 debut vs. the Panthers tomorrow. The Lions might be forced to play Williams more than they initially wanted with WR Amon-Ra St. Brown and RB Jahmyr Gibbs out. But Williams would still be a risky Week 5 fantasy start. He caught one of nine targets in six games last year.

On Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) has been officially downgraded to 'Doubtful' for Week 5's contest vs. the Panthers. The rookie was a surprise addition to the team's injury report on Friday with this ailment, and it seems now that it will take him out of the lineup this weekend. This news brings a decent-sized uptick in the potential scoring output for teammate David Montgomery. We already liked Montgomery plenty this week, but the Panthers' defense ranks as the third-easiest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs this season. Managers who roster Gibbs should check their waiver wire for help immediately.

The Lions have ruled DB Brian Branch (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. They might get S Kerby Joseph (hip) and CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee, hamstring) back. Both are officially questionable but finished the practice week with full participation Friday.

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.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown told reporters on Thursday afternoon that he expects to play vs. the Panthers this weekend. “I’m feeling pretty good," St. Brown said. "I was running today. Actually I might’ve hit one of my top speeds the other day. So, I’m feeling pretty good.” St. Brown added that his injury is more of a pain-management issue. He can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) did not practice on Thursday. He did get "significant work" with a trainer off to the side, according to Pride of Detroit's Jeremy Reisman. We'll see what St. Brown does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown was listed on Wednesday's injury report as a non-participant with an abdomen issue. The team didn't actually practice, so it's an estimated report. But HC Dan Campbell was non-committal on St. Brown's availability for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers, according to insider Dave Birkett. We'll get another update on St. Brown tomorrow.

The Lions didn't practice Wednesday but listed DB Brian Branch as a non-participant in their estimated injury report. That doesn't bode well for his Week 5 status. It's been nearly a week since Branch left the Thursday night win at Green Bay with an ankle sprain. We'll see about his status heading into the weekend, but plan on starting someone else in that slot of your IDP lineup. S Kerby Joseph (hip) was listed as limited. He's a candidate to return after missing the past two games.

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