Shark Bites

Lions WR Bruce Ellington was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury. He caught all 4 of his targets but for just 17 yards before exiting. We'll look for an update on the severity of his injury.

Lions CB Darius Slay (ankle) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. LB Devon Kennard (hip) is inactive. Neither is much of an IDP factor.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. We’re not expecting the back to be an issue. But Stafford has struggled since losing WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and is just a QB2 for Week 14.

Lions LB Devon Kennard (hip) and CB Darius Slay (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Kennard put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. Slay popped up on the injury report Thursday and was limited Thursday and Friday. We'll update their statuses Sunday afternoon. Neither is much of an IDP option.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He’s fully expected to start, but this is just another reason to avoid him in fantasy lineups.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He remained sidelined all week and still has no timetable for return. LeGarrette Blount will continue operating as Detroit’s lead ball-carrier, with Theo Riddick handling pass-catching duties.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. Don't expect him back for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. With Johnson out the past 2 weeks, LeGarrette Blount has carried 35 times and seen 2 targets. Theo Riddick has tallied 10 carries and 11 targets.

Lions LB Devon Kennard left Sunday's loss to the Rams early with a hip injury. We'll see about his status heading into Week 14. Kennard has been just a low-level IDP options for most of the year, though next Sunday presents an upside matchup with Arizona.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Rams. We’ll see if the rookie can get back for Week 14. LeGarrette Blount will serve as Detroit’s lead ball-carrier for as long as this game stays close. He’s a risk/reward RB3 or flex play in non-PPR leagues.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's not going to play against the Rams this weekend, leaving the backfield to LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. It's not a good start for his chances of returning for this weekend's game vs. the Rams. Look for LeGarrette Blount to again serve as the lead ball-carrier in that one, with Theo Riddick dominating passing-game work.

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah and DT Damon Harrison are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers as each deals with a shoulder injury. Both players put in limited practices all week. Ansah played through questionable tags the past 2 games. We'd bet on him being active again, but he'll need to grow his role before returning to real IDP consideration. Harrison's issue is new, but his participation in practice all week leaves us optimistic. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Detroit will definitely be without its other starting DT, A'Shawn Robinson, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) is out for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. That leaves Luke Willson as the clear lead TE for a team that’s also thin at WR without Marvin Jones. Willson is an option if you’re desperate for a Week 11 spot starter.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He’s going for a 2nd opinion on that injured knee, which usually isn’t a good sign. Jones’ absence leaves T.J. Jones, Brandon Powell and Bruce Ellington behind Kenny Golladay on the WR depth chart. Golladay should dominate targets this weekend. And RB Theo Riddick figures to play a big role in the passing game.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to be ready for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Jones' absence would turn WR Kenny Golladay into a target hog and also boost RB Theo Riddick's target projection.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions WR Marvin Jones sustained a bone bruise in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Bears and is "day to day." That's much better news than it could have been. We'll keep an eye on Jones' status heading into Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.

Lions WR Marvin Jones injured his right knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bears. It looked like he was trying to get back into the game, but he never did. We'll look for an update on the injury and monitor Jones' practice participation this coming week.

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Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He’s OK for use in deep IDP leagues but saw only limited playing time in his Week 9 return and doesn’t face a great matchup vs. Chicago.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He was limited in practice all week, but we haven’t heard any concern about the ankle. The matchup with Chicago is the bigger issue and makes Johnson a low-end RB2 for Week 10.

Lions CB Darius Slay is out for Sunday's game against the Bears because of a knee injury. He played nearly the full game last Sunday against Minnesota but missed practice all week. Slay's absence helps the Chicago WRs, but we're not boosting any particular wideout in the Week 10 rankings. The Bears' top 3 move around the formation quite a bit.

 
 
 

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