Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. It’s a surprise after he’s played through this injury for the past couple of weeks. His absence leaves Andy Jones and T.J. Jones as Detroit’s top WRs.
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.
Lions WR T.J. Jones has continued to work as the team's #3 WR lately and played ahead of rookie WR Kenny Golladay on Saturday against the Jets. Golladay played just 4 of Detroit's 19 first-team snaps in the game, all coming on the 2nd drive -- after Jones had opened as the 3rd receiver. Jones also left the game in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury. According to mLive.com, the team apparently doesn't "seem too worried about it." But we'll see if the situation can help turn Golladay's momentum into a depth-chart promotion. Jones has had trouble staying healthy over his 2 pro seasons, appearing in just 13 games.
Lions insider Kyle Meinke believes WR Kenny Golladay is "ready to contribute immediately" after a strong start to training camp. The rookie has been especially good in the red zone, using his 6'4, 218-pound frame to box out smaller DBs. The departed Anquan Boldin soaked up 22 red-zone targets last year, so there's opportunity for Golladay there. He'll likely need an injury to Golden Tate or Marvin Jones to find reliable weekly fantasy production, but he's worth a look late in best-ball drafts.