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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) is expected to play vs. the Vikings today. Hockenson got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday but admitted that he won't be at 100%. We downgraded him a bit in the Week 5 TE Rankings.

Lions RBs D'Andre Swift (groin) and Jamaal Williams (hip) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Vikings. This has been the case with Swift all season, so there's no reason to worry there. It's a new injury for Williams, but we've heard nothing to suggest that it's a real concern. We'll get Detroit's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Vikings. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. “Obviously, a couple more days left, and we’ll see where it is on Sunday and just go from there,” Hockenson said Friday. “It is what it is. You never play in this game 100%, so it’s one of those things.” We’re expecting Hockenson to play vs. Minnesota, but he won’t be at 100%.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That seemingly puts him on track to play vs. the Vikings this weekend, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson missed Wednesday's practice and is on the injury report with a knee. We don't have any other details at this point. We'll see if Hockenson is able to get back on the field tomorrow.

The Saints have released K Aldrick Rosas and signed K Cody Parkey. Parkey isn't a viable fantasy option kicking for New Orleans' popgun offense.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark has been placed on IR and will miss the rest of the season with his fractured ankle. Tavon Austin somewhat unbelievably stepped in as Jacksonville's #3 WR after Chark exited Thursday night's game in Cincinnati, but we wouldn't bother adding him to fantasy rosters. WRs Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault should pick up extra volume with Chark out of the picture

The Lions fear that EDGE Romeo Okwara tore his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday's loss to the Bears. If confirmed, that would end his season and take away Detroit's lead pass rusher. We'll watch for that confirmation.

Lions EDGE Romeo Okwara (shoulder) and DL Michael Brockers (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Bears.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark suffered a left leg injury in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Bengals and had to be carted off the field. We'll update his status when we know more. WRs Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault will pick up more work with Chark out.

Update: Chark fractured his left ankle, according to multiple reports. He'll obviously miss the rest of the season. We'll see about his status heading into 2022.

S Tracy Walker remained a starter for the Lions in Week 3, but his playing time fell from 98% and 100% in the first 2 games to just 67% in the loss to Baltimore. Dean Marlowe and Will Harris tied at 76% to lead the position for the Lions. Each played 5 more snaps than Walker. We'll see where this goes, but it'll be tough to trust Walker against the Bears next Sunday.

11:33am EDT 9/26/21

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) is active for today’s game vs. the Ravens. He was listed as questionable -- like he was the past 2 weeks -- but Swift should be ready to play his usual role.

Lions EDGE Trey Flowers (shoulder, knee), DL Michael Brockers (shoulder) and EDGE Romeo Okwara (shoulder) are all questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Flowers missed practice all week and probably shouldn't be in IDP lineups even if he plays. Okwara and Brockers each put in limited practices all week. We'll update the status on all 3 Sunday morning. Detroit has already ruled out LB Jamie Collins after confirming that they're trying to trade the veteran. That should clear the way for rookie LB Derrick Barnes to get his 1st start, though we'd like to see the size of his role before considering him for IDP lineups.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) is once again listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. He was "questionable" the past 2 weeks but hasn't seemed limited at all, totaling 19 carries and 16 targets. Unless we hear otherwise, Swift is safe to get into Week 3 fantasy lineups.

The Lions on Thursday placed K Austin Seibert on the COVID list. It's not yet clear whether he tested positive or was an unvaccinated close contact. Being just 3 days away from Sunday's clash with the Ravens, though, makes him unlikely to be ready for that game. Expect Detroit to elevate K Ryan Santoso from the practice squad.

Lions WR Kalif Raymond (thigh) is active for tonight's game against the Packers. He was added to the injury report on Saturday and listed as questionable, so there's some added risk here. With WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) out, it's Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Quintez Cephus and Trinity Benson at WR for Detroit.

7:05pm EDT 9/20/21

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Packers. He was listed as questionable but practiced all week, including a full workout on Saturday. We're not expecting him to be limited tonight.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift is questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers. He's still dealing with the groin issue that limited his practice time in training camp. Swift put in a full practice Saturday, though, after being limited the previous 2 days. RBs coach Duce Staley said Friday that the injury carries "no concern" going forward, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. We'll go ahead and assume Swift plays, and we'll update his status Monday.

The Lions fear CB Jeff Okudah suffered an Achilles' tendon tear in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. He'll have an MRI Monday to confirm the diagnosis. Losing Okudah would leave a defense that allowed 442 yards to San Francisco -- 311 passing -- without its top cover man. Okudah was the #3 overall pick in the 2020 draft but has dealt with multiple injuries in his young career.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is told that Lions RB Jamaal Williams will start and "carry the load" vs. the 49ers today. RB D'Andre Swift is expected to be used mostly on 3rd downs, per Pelissero. That's contrary to RB Duce Staley saying earlier this week that Swift won't be on a snap count. But it's worth remembering that Swift didn't practice much in August due to groin trouble. Consider this a shaky backfield to invest in this week.

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