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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.

Adrian Peterson easily led the Detroit backfield in the opening loss to Chicago, doubling up #2 Kerryon Johnson in carries, rushing for 71 more yards than the combined total for Johnson and D'Andre Swift and even leading the trio in receiving yards (21 on 3 catches). But that doesn't necessarily mean he's the lead back going forward. “Obviously you start getting the guy with the hot hand, and Adrian was running really well in that last game, so he got a few more carries in there as well," OC Darrell Bevell told the Detroit Free Press. "So we’ll kind of continue to go in that area. We really like all three of those guys, but we’re going to try to — I always say, we’re going to try to put them in the best spots to help them be successful. They all bring a little bit different pieces to the puzzle. There was some situational football in there that elevated some guys’ snaps — so just the way we’re using them. I think we can continue to see that rotation a little bit.” This could be a frustrating fantasy situation as we continue to see which situations favor which of the 3 Detroit backs -- as well as who might be the "hot hand" on a given day. For Week 2, we have to treat Peterson as the likeliest carry/touch leader.

The Lions have placed CB Justin Coleman on IR for the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Bears. That means Coleman won't play again until at least Week 6, because Detroit has its bye in Week 5. Detroit was already without 1st-round rookie CB Jeff Okudah for the Chicago game. We'll see about his status for Week 2. The banged-up secondary means a nice Week 2 matchup for Aaron Rodgers, coming off his huge passing day at Minnesota.

Lions LB Jamie Collins got ejected in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears after he made contact with an official. Keep that in mind as you look at the LB options for your IDP roster and lineup heading into Week 2. Collins should be an every-down LB for Detroit ... when he doesn't take himself out.

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 D’Andre Swift (hip) isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. The rookie will make his NFL debut against the Bears this weekend — but it’s completely uncertain how much work he’ll get alongside Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson.

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 RB D'Andre Swift (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice. We're expecting him to play against the Bears this weekend, but the rookie might have a smaller role than expected after missing of chunk of training camp.

RB Adrian Peterson is joining the Lions on a 1-year deal, according to multiple reports. "I know coach [Darell] Bevell from my days in Minnesota," Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better." Peterson further complicates an already crowded backfield. He looks like the best bet for goal-line work, which would sap fantasy upside from D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson. We're not interested in drafting Peterson. Frankly, we already weren't chasing too hard after Swift or Johnson either. This looks like a frustrating fantasy backfield for 2020.

Washington has released RB Adrian Peterson. It’s a surprising move after the future Hall-of-Famer ran with the 1st-team offense all summer. Running alongside Peterson with the starters was rookie Antonio Gibson, who now looks like the clear favorite to lead Washington’s RBs in touches this season. Peterson’s release also makes RB Bryce Love a more intriguing late-round fantasy pick. Check out the updated projections for Washington's backfield.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift will be a limited participant in Monday's practice, HC Matt Patricia said. The rookie was sidelined for about a week-and-a-half with a leg injury. It looks like he'll be available for Week 1, but the missed time might mean a smaller role than expected out of the gate.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift continues to miss practice with a leg injury suffered on August 20. The rookie got off to a strong start in camp -- but the missed time lately figures to hurt his chances at a big early-season role. We'll see when Swift is able to get back on the field. He remains a fine pick if you can land him in Round 6 or later.

RBs Adrian Peterson and Antonio Gibson appear to be atop Washington's depth chart right now. According to Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site, Peterson has been the starter in camp so far, with Gibson also receiving a "fair amount of 1st-team reps." RBs Bryce Love and Peyton Barber have worked primarily with the 2nd and 3rd teams. This remains a fluid situation, but Peterson and Gibson should be the first 2 Washington RBs off the board in fantasy drafts. Love is a worthwhile late-round flier.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift was held out of Friday's practice after suffering an upper-leg injury on Thursday, according to the Detroit News' Justin Rogers. It's not believed to be a significant injury, but we'll see how much time Swift misses. The rookie is battling RB Kerryon Johnson for snaps and touches.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been "moving well" in training camp, according to The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner. "Thursday, after a team off day, the former Iowa product looked like the guy many scouts touted as a possible generational tight-end talent ahead of last year’s draft," Baumgardner writes. "Dialed in from the start, Hockenson looked like the type of pass-game weapon the Lions hope he’ll become in just about every scenario." Hockenson made headlines recently when he conceded that he's still not completely over last year's ankle injury. But it sounds like that's more of a mental hurdle than a physical one. He remains an intriguing 2020 breakout candidate.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is still wearing a brace on his knee and has been getting "maintenance" days off early in training camp. He missed 8 games last season with a right knee injury that required surgery -- although he did return for the final 2 games. He also missed 6 games as a rookie with a left knee injury. Durability remains a concern here. And if Johnson isn't at 100%, it'll only be tougher to hold off rookie RB D'Andre Swift.

 
 
 

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