Show Navigation
Show Menu

Detroit Lions Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Fantasy Football News 2022

Most Recent Fantasy Football News & Updates

With D'Andre Swift out, Lions RB Jamaal Williams took over the backfield and racked up a 19-108-2 rushing line in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Williams added 1 catch for just 1 yard among 3 targets. Craig Reynolds and Justin Jackson handled just 2 carries apiece. Jackson caught 2 passes -- including a 2-yard TD -- among 2 targets. Reynolds added 1 catch as well. Detroit hasn't confirmed that Swift will miss further game time, but he seems likely to remain out through Week 5.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Seahawks. Reynolds got in just limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but he figures to play a significant role today with WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark and RB D’Andre Swift out.

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.

Lions WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks. Both guys got in 2 limited practices this week -- Chark on Wednesday and Friday; Reynolds on Thursday and Friday. We're expecting them both to play on Sunday and operate as Detroit's top 2 WRs with Amon-Ra St. Brown out. But check back around 11:30 am to make sure they're active.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. It sounds like Detroit plans to hold him out through the Week 6 bye. Jamaal Williams will operate as Detroit's clear lead back this weekend, with Craig Reynolds as the #2 RB.

The Lions have ruled WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. And that's not the only injury at play in this pass-catching corps. TE T.J. Hockenson (foot), WR D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are also dealing with injuries that have cost them practice time this week. Khalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus sit behind that group if any others wind up inactive. HC Dan Campbell also said Friday that RB D'Andre Swift is "probably out" for the game. We'll update official statuses for others as they come out.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) remained sidelined on Thursday. Expect him to be ruled out tomorrow for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks.

Lions RB Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It's officially time to worry about his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks. We'll see if St. Brown is able to practice on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Lions WR D.J. Chark (ankle) went from a limited practice on Wednesday to no practice on Thursday. That puts his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks in question. WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) is also banged up, missing practice on Wednesday but returning to a limited workout on Thursday. We'll update the situation tomorrow.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. He seems unlikely to play vs. the Seahawks this weekend.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. St. Brown's injury reportedly isn't a long-term deal, but he's not a lock to be ready for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Tests on Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown's injured ankle were "encouraging overall," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "They’ll be cautious, but if St. Brown misses time, it shouldn’t be anything long-term," Pelissero adds. It doesn't sound like St. Brown is quite a lock to play Week 4. But we're expecting him to considering he returned to last week's game after hurting the ankle.

Lions S Tracy Walker confirmed Monday that he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. That will cost him the rest of the season. Juju Hughes stepped in after Walker left early in Sunday's game. Walker signed a 3-year extension with the Lions in March that should keep him in the starting lineup if he's ready for the beginning of next season.

Lions HC Dan Campbell confirmed on Monday that RB D'Andre Swift could miss some time with his left shoulder injury. Campbell insinuated that Swift might be allowed to heal up through Detroit's Week 6 bye. That'd mean he'd miss the next 2 games vs. the Seahawks and Patriots. We'll continue to track the situation, but Swift owners should start making other plans for the next 2 weeks. Jamaal Williams figures to land in RB2 territory in our Week 4 Rankings.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift sprained his left shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Swift isn't expected to need surgery but "could miss some time," Pelissero adds. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but fantasy owners should plan on being without Swift at least for Week 4. His absence would turn RB Jamaal Williams into an RB2.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds led the team in targets (10) and receiving yards (96) while tying WR Amon-Ra St. Brown for the receptions lead (6) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. The game didn't mark any change in role for Reynolds, who has been operating with St. Brown and D.J. Shark as Detroit's clear top trio at the position. Chark posted a 3-46 receiving line among 6 targets in this contest. We'd bet on him and Reynolds alternating production, with St. Brown the weekly favorite to lead. TE T.J. Hockenson chimed in with the team's lone TD catch against Minnesota, 1 of his 3 catches for 18 yards among 4 targets.

Lions RB Jamaal Williams racked up 87 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. He added 2 catches for 20 yards on 2 targets. D'Andre Swift, meanwhile, logged just 7 carries and 4 targets (3 receptions) in a game where he was supposed to be ready for more work. After playing through an ankle sprain the week before, Swift was said to be doing better. A post-game report from Sunday, however, indicated that he might now also be dealing with a left-shoulder issue. We'll see about the specifics on Swift, but this already marks the 2nd 2-TD game of the year for Williams -- both with Swift involved. The team's #2 RB clearly belongs on a roster in pretty much any fantasy football league.

Lions RB D’Andre Swift "wasn’t using his left arm much" in the locker room after Sunday's loss to the Vikings, according to insider Dave Birkett. "Looked like he might have got treatment on his shoulder," Birkett adds. We'll look for an update on Swift on Monday and track his practice participation this week.

Lions S Tracy Walker injured his left leg in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Vikings. The team has already ruled him out. We'll see about the severity.

Lions EDGE Aidan Hutchinson (thigh) is active for today's game against the Vikings. He barely practiced this week but seems OK for normal IDP lineup usage.

Dominate your Fantasy League with

the Ultimate Tool Stack

In the heat of a draft, you want as much intel as possible. The key is integrating that into one simple, powerful tool.

Dominate your Fantasy League with

the Ultimate Tool Stack

In the heat of a draft, you want as much intel as possible. The key is integrating that into one simple, powerful tool.
3D Projections

3D Projections

3D Projections: True Dimension of Every Player’s Potential

Based on our award-winning projections, an axis of data points give insights far deeper than a ranking

View Our Accuracy Awards View Our Accuracy Awards »

Advice Draft Strategy

Advice That’s Actionable on Draft Day

Round-by-Round Draft Strategy Guides, Sleepers, Undervalued Players, Busts and Handcuffs

3D Projections

Draft War Room

Draft War Room: Intel Turned Into Killer Picks

Command your entire draft with a dynamic tool synced to your league. Updating and adapting in real time.

3D Projections

Keep Dominating Throughout The Season

Quickly find the free-agent gems, pull the trigger on the perfect trade & make the right start/sit decisions.

Keep Dominating
Draft Sharks

$6/month thereafter, billed semi-annually, one-click cancel anytime.

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Get It on Google Play