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Dwayne Washington Injury Updates

The Lions on Saturday cut RB Dwayne Washington and placed RB Zach Zenner on IR for a back injury, according to That could mean RB Ameer Abdullah has secured a spot on the 53-man roster. We'll see once Detroit finalizes things later today.

11:09am EDT 9/10/17

Lions RB Zach Zenner is inactive for today's opener against the Cardinals. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so this looks like a healthy scratch. Zenner is behind Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington the depth chart and isn't worth rostering in redraft. We're curious to see who gets the goal-line carries for Detroit.

Lions RB Zach Zenner was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Bears. The team hasn't announced the result of those tests, but Zenner wasn't allowed to speak with the media afterward. That suggests he did indeed sustain a concussion, putting his Week 15 status in question. RB Theo Riddick missed the Bears game with a wrist injury, and his availability going forward remains unclear. RB Dwayne Washington could be in for another busy outing this coming weekend against the Giants.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) practiced on Wednesday. It looks like he's on track to play against the Bears this weekend after going down last Sunday. Washington was playing a significant role before the injury but would be a desperation Week 14 fantasy play.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Saints and is questionable to return. His absence leaves the backfield to Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington is inactive for today's game against the Texans. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so this looks like a healthy scratch. Washington, for now, is behind Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett on the depth chart.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) put in a full week of practice and is not on the final injury report. He'll play against the Texans this weekend, although his role remains uncertain with Theo Riddick also back and Zach Zenner in the mix. Consider Washington a risk/reward RB3 or flex.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams. We don't have any details on his injury, but he didn't practice all week and might miss additional time. RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6 after returning to a limited practice on Friday. If he plays, he'd figure to share the backfield with Zach Zenner and the newly signed Justin Forsett. Unless we get some clarity on this situation between now and kickoff, it's a situation best avoided.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington has been diagnosed with a sprained foot and ankle, according to insider Dave Birkett. The "hope" is that he can play against the Eagles this weekend. We'll track the rookie's status throughout the week, but foot injuries are especially tough to play through. That, plus a difficult matchup, means he should be on fantasy benches. It at least sounds like he avoided a serious injury, though, so you can hang on to Washington.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington suffered an ankle injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He's questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

The Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah on IR with the foot injury suffered last week, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We're still waiting to find out more about Abdullah's exact injury, and there's a chance Detroit will slap him with the designated-to-return label. Even that would cost him the next 8 weeks, though, so go ahead and drop Abdullah in fantasy leagues. Theo Riddick takes over as Detroit's lead runner and will maintain a big passing-game role. He has a shot at weekly RB2 value. Dwayne Washington also figures to take on a bigger role and is worth a wait-and-see stash. Zach Zenner also figures to play after being a healthy scratch the first 2 games.


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