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Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Falcons. He went from no practice on Wednesday to a limited practice on Thursday and full participation on Friday. St. Brown told reporters on Friday that he plans to play with a steel plate in his shoe so that his injured toe can’t bend as much. He added that he’s dealing with a bruised bone in that toe, rather than turf toe. "But it's been getting better every day. I'm excited and happy that it's nothing too serious,” St. Brown added. Even at less than 100%, St. Brown would be nearly impossible to bench in season-long fantasy lineups.

Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website expects RB Jahmyr Gibbs to get around 15 carries vs. the Falcons on Sunday. If the rookie gets that type of rushing volume -- to go along with his big role in the passing game -- he could be in line for a breakout Week 3. Gibbs is a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues and a recommended play in DFS tournaments.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He figures to suit up for this weekend's game vs. the Falcons. Even at less than 100%, St. Brown would be impossible to bench in fantasy football lineups.

Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Dan Campbell isn't ruling Montgomery out just yet for this weekend's game vs. the Falcons, but we're not expecting him to play. We'll see if he gets back on the field tomorrow.

Lions HC Dan Campbell labeled WR Amon-Ra St. Brown "day-to-day" with a toe injury. St. Brown won't practice on Wednesday. He was able to play through this injury in the second half of last week's game, so we're tentatively expecting him to be out there vs. the Falcons on Sunday. But we'll keep a close eye on St. Brown's status over the next few days.

The Lions have promoted RB Zonovan Knight to the active roster. It's an indication that the team expects RB David Montgomery (quad) to at least miss this weekend's game vs. the Falcons. His absence would leave Detroit's backfield to Jahmyr Gibbs, Craig Reynolds, and Knight.

Lions HC Dan Campbell labeled RB David Montgomery "day to day" with his quad injury, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official website. It's hard to take that timeline seriously when Montgomery said himself this morning that he'll be out "a couple weeks." We'll keep you updated on his status throughout the week. But fantasy owners should not be counting on Montgomery in Week 3 lineups.

Lions RB David Montgomery told reporters Monday morning that he'll need "a couple weeks" for the quad he injured Sunday to heal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That means you'll need to plan for Montgomery to miss at least the next two games, and perhaps more beyond that. Jahmyr Gibbs obviously stands as the backfield's top fantasy play in Montgomery's absence. RB Craig Reynolds also got involved for 3 carries and 1 target after Montgomery left the OT loss to Seattle. Reynolds is worth a pickup in deeper fantasy football leagues, ahead of a Week 3 home date with the Falcons.

Lions TE Sam LaPorta caught five balls for the second straight game. After posting a 5-39-0 line in the opener, he went for 5-63-0 in the Week 2 loss to the Seahawks. The rookie has now totaled 11 targets for a 15.7% share through two games. That's enough to produce as at least a low-end TE1. Expect LaPorta to be ranked as such in Week 3, when LaPorta gets a plus matchup at home for Atlanta.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs was again used sparingly in the running game in the Week 2 overtime loss to the Seahawks, finishing with just seven carries. He was heavily involved in the passing game, though, leading Detroit with nine targets. He caught seven of them but unfortunately managed just 39 receiving yards. And he averaged just 2.4 yards per carry on the ground. We'd certainly expect better efficiency going forward. But it's clear that the Lions want to limit Gibb's rushing volume. Even after RB David Montgomery left this one with a thigh injury, RB Craig Reynolds started mixing in on early downs. It's a frustrating situation for fantasy owners. But if Gibbs is going to get anything close to this level of target volume, he can still pay off in fantasy.

Lions QB Jared Goff capitalized on a plus Week 2 spot at home for the Seahawks, chucking for 323 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 INT. And he did it despite WR Amon-Ra St. Brown coming in and out of the game in the fourth quarter with cramps. Goff's TDs went to WR Josh Reynolds twice and WR Kalif Raymond. Goff has now played two solid games to open the season. He remains a matchup-based fantasy play but draws a plus Week 3 matchup at home for the Falcons. Expect to find him in or near the top 12 of our Week 3 QB Rankings.

Lions RB David Montgomery has a thigh bruise, HC Dan Campbell said after the loss to Seattle. Montgomery is scheduled for more testing on Monday. If that's the extent of the injury, Montgomery doesn't figure to be out for long. We should get another update on his status tomorrow.

Lions RB David Montgomery suffered a right knee injury in the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He was eventually carted back to the locker room. Stay tuned for an update on Montgomery's status.

Update: Montgomery is officially questionable to return with a thigh injury.

The Buccaneers have ruled CB Carlton Davis (toe) out for Sunday's game against the Bears. Davis missed practice all week despite playing every snap in the season opener. Second-year CB Zyon McCollum will take his place Sunday. LB Lavonte David also missed Friday's practice, but it was merely a rest day. He's ready to go.

Vikings Edge Marcus Davenport is inactive for today's game against the Buccaneers. He suffered an ankle injury in Friday's practice and entered the day questionable. We'll see about his status for Week 2 and beyond. Davenport is merely a low-level IDP option until he proves otherwise.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said Friday that RB Jahmyr Gibbs' low snap count in the opener vs. the Chiefs was by design. "He'll begin to get more touches now, so that was just the beginning last night," Campbell added. Gibbs certainly looked like a guy deserving of more touches on Thursday night, averaging 6.0 yards per carry and 9.0 yards per catch. The rookie can stay in Week 2 fantasy lineups as a borderline RB2. We'll see how quickly his volume grows.

Lions TE Sam LaPorta didn't post a huge fantasy score in his debut in Kansas City on Thursday night, but it was an encouraging outing for his rest-of-season value. LaPorta ranked fourth on the Lions with five targets, a decent 14.3% share. And he caught all five of them for 39 yards. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, LaPorta's five receptions were the most from a rookie TE in Week 1 since T.J. Hockenson's six back in 2019. With plus matchups vs. the Seahawks and Falcons the next two weeks, expect to find LaPorta inside the top 15 TEs in our weekly rankings.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown did Amon-Ra St. Brown things in Thursday night's upset win over the Chiefs. He led Detroit with nine targets and six catches, racking up 71 yards and a TD. St. Brown drew 25.7% of the targets, which is actually slightly below his target share in healthy games last year. Perhaps TE Sam LaPorta's emergence keeps St. Brown from broaching a 30% target share this season, but he's still clearly the top dog in this passing game -- and a WR1 in fantasy lineups.

Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs worked clearly behind RB David Montgomery in Thursday night's opener vs. the Chiefs. The rookie tallied seven carries and two targets to Montgomery's 21 carries. That's the bad news. The good news? Gibbs looked like the most explosive player in the game, ripping off a 17-yard run and an 18-yard catch. “You can almost hear the acceleration,” NBC's Chris Collinsworth said. Montgomery's reliability is certainly valued by the Lions coaching staff, but we fully expect Gibbs' role to grow from here. Consider him a lower-end RB2 in the short term. But Gibbs could still be a difference-maker later this season. Consider sending a trade offer to the Gibbs owner in your league if he or she is disappointed by this first game.

Lions RB David Montgomery started Thursday night's opener vs. the Chiefs and operated as the lead back throughout. He played 79% of the offensive snaps and out-carried RB Jahmyr Gibbs 21 to 7, totaling 74 yards and a score. Montgomery wasn't targeted but led the backfield with a 56% route rate. There's no doubt that Gibbs is the more explosive back, but Montgomery's no-nonsense running style is clearly valued by HC Dan Campbell and the Lions. Expect Gibbs' role to grow over the course of the season. But, for now, Montgomery looks like a rock-solid RB2. He gets plus matchups the next two weeks at home for the Seahawks and Falcons.

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