Lions WR Kenny Golladay missed practice for the 2nd straight day because of his injured hamstring. It's not looking likely that the wideout will be ready to return for Sunday's game at Green Bay. We'll see about his Friday participation. Quintez Cephus played 79% of the snaps against the Bears and saw 10 targets in Golladay's absence. But the 5th-round rookie's mere 3 catches for 43 yards among those 10 targets keeps him from being anything more than a cheap DFS flier.
Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports that Lions WR Kenny Golladay had a helmet on at Wednesday's practice but remained on the sideline not participating. We'll keep on eye on the status of the wideout's hamstring as we move through the week.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay is inactive for today’s opener against the Bears. We’ll see if he’s able to return for Week 2 after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. Golladay’s absence today leaves WR Marvin Jones, WR Danny Amendola and TE T.J. Hockenson as the top targets for QB Matt Stafford.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s opener against the Bears after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. Fantasy owners should obviously have him on Week 1 benches — and hope he’s able to return for Week 2. Golladay is a big loss for QB Matt Stafford and frees up extra targets for Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay didn't practice on Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury on Wednesday. HC Matt Patricia said earlier today that he expected Golladay to be able to put in a limited workout. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow, but fantasy owners should start lining up an alternative.
Lions HC Matt Patricia revealed that WR Kenny Golladay hurt his hamstring in Wednesday's practice. Golladay didn't take part in the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media. We'll see how he's listed on the official injury report, but it looks like his Week 1 availability is in question.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring issue. The fact that he participated should mean he'll be ready for Sunday, but we'll keep an eye on the situation.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay has been removed from the COVID list. We don't know whether he actually had the virus, but it's a non-issue for now.
The Lions placed WR Kenny Golladay on the COVID reserve list. As you probably know by now, this either means Golladay tested positive for the virus or was in close contact with someone who did. He's eligible to be removed from the list as soon as he's cleared by doctors. This shouldn't impact Golladay's availability for the start of the 2020 season, but we'll definitely keep an eye on him.
The Lions selected Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus in the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Cephus trudged to a 4.73-second 40 time at the Combine, although he did post above-average marks in the vertical and broad jumps at 6’1 and 202 pounds. He’s obviously not going to win with athleticism as a pro, but Cephus does a lot of little things well. He can beat press coverage, is an advanced route runner and is strong in contested situations. Cephus missed the entire 2018 season after being accused of sexual assault. He was later acquitted of those charges and returned to Wisconsin to post a 59-901-7 line this past year. Cephus tallied nice market shares, and his 3.1 yards per route run ranked 5th among 30 of this year’s top WR prospects. He figures to battle with Geronimo Allison for the #4 WR job in Detroit this season behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola. But all 4 of those guys are currently scheduled to hit free agency next offseason.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Packers with a 2nd-quarter concussion. It's his 1st documented concussion.
Lions WR Marvin Jones has been placed on IR with an ankle injury suffered near the end of Sunday's loss to the Vikings. He ends the 2019 campaign with a 62-779-9 line -- although 6 of those scores came in 2 games. Turning 30 in March, Jones should be back as Detroit's #2 WR next year. WR Chris Lacy is next up on the Lions' depth chart for the rest of this season, but he's not a realistic fantasy option. Jones' absence should just mean more targets for WRs Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola.
Lions QB David Blough will start Thursday's game against the Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. QB Jeff Driskel is dealing with a hamstring injury, although he's reportedly healthy enough to serve as the backup. Blough is an undrafted rookie who completed 61% of his passes and averaged 6.8 yards per attempt at Purdue. He posted a 58% completion rate and 6.3 yards per attempt this preseason. Blough figures to be a downgrade even from Driskel. WRs Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are both extremely shaky fantasy plays on Thanksgiving.
Lions QB Matt Stafford is considered week-to-week with the fractured bones in his back, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Stafford could miss just "this week or 3 weeks." This injury reportedly dates back to last season. It nearly cost him the game against the Chiefs earlier this year and evidently flared up on him at some point this week. We'll keep a close eye on Stafford's status moving forward.
The Lions will hold QB Matt Stafford out of today's game against the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Stafford has fractured bones in his back, and it's unclear if he'll miss more time beyond Week 10. His absence leaves QB Jeff Driskel, who joined the Lions in mid-September, as today's starter. The 2016 6th-rounder made 5 starts for the Bengals last year, completing just 58.6% of his passes and averaging only 5.5 yards per attempt. He did post a 5-to-2 TD:INT ratio and ran for 81 yards. Driskel is a bottom-barrel QB2 and is a big downgrade for Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson. Upgrade the Bears defense.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is "hoping" to play against the Bears today, although some are trying to convince him to sit out. Stafford is reportedly a true game-time decision. We didn't hear any concern about his status throughout the week, but he's clearly dealing with a legitimate injury here. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET, but even a healthy Stafford was a shaky fantasy play in Chicago. QB Jeff Driskel will start if Stafford is out and would obviously be a big downgrade for the passing game.
The Lions have named Darrell Bevell their OC. The run-heavy play-caller fits exactly what HC Matt Patricia wants his offense to do. Bevell has spent 12 seasons as an NFL OC -- 5 in Minnesota, 7 in Seattle -- and had 7 teams finish top 10 in rushing attempts and 7 finish top 10 in rushing yards. Only 3 of Bevell's units ranked inside the top half of the league in passing attempts or yards. His arrival is good news for Kerryon Johnson and troublesome for Matt Stafford, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.
The Lions and OC Jim Bob Cooter have agreed to "mutually" part ways, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A favorite of the Draft Sharks podcast, Cooter's tenure in Detroit got off to a nice start. But he was at the controls of 1 of the most disappointing offenses in the league in 2018, with the Lions finishing 24th in total yards and 25 in points. With a nice core in Matt Stafford, Kerryon Johnson, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, this unit is capable of a big bounce back in 2019.
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