The Lions have ruled  LB DeAndre Levy doubtful for Sunday's game and finally revealed this week that he's been dealing with a hip injury. The Detroit Free Press reports that the team still hasn't shared any specifics on the issue, but a source said Levy's improving and won't need surgery. That runs counter to a Wednesday report indicating surgery might lie ahead. It would have been nice if we could have gotten any of these details back before we had all drafted our IDP teams, because this is a worrisome situation until Levy gets back onto the field and proves that he's fine. If you drafted him, keep him around for now -- unless you play in a shallow (e.g. 3 IDP spots or fewer) -- IDP league. Josh Bynes is expected to start in Levy's place. Don't bother with him. MLB Stephen Tulloch could get a bit of a tackle boost while Levy's out, though.

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The Lions will release OLB DeAndre Levy, according to multiple reports. Levy appeared in just 6 total games over the past 2 years while dealing with multiple lower-body injuries. He'll turn 30 this month, but we'd bet on him getting another shot at a greatly reduced salary.

Lions OLB DeAndre Levy (knee) is active for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. He posted 8 solo tackles last week and should be a decent option for IDP owners who have waited for him.

Both MLive and the Detroit Free Press say some version of "signs pointing to" Lions OLB DeAndre Levy returning to action this week. Levy has appeared in just 2 games since the start of the 2015 season while dealing with multiple lower-body injuries. We're not adding him to our Week 14 LB rankings, because it's impossible to know just how much Levy would see the field if he plays. "All indications are that he’ll be back in some sort of part-time capacity," according to the Free Press. It's a bit late in the season for IDP owners to keep fingers crossed for squeezing any value out of Levy, but we'll see what happens. His return should help a Lions D that has seemed to improve from bad to possibly OK during this season.

Lions LB DeAndre Levy practiced Wednesday (limited) for the 1st time since Week 1. He has been sidelined since then with quad and knee injuries. We'll see if Levy's ready for any action this Sunday against the Jaguars, but we'd certainly expect his role to be limited if he played at all. A healthy Levy has top-10 fantasy scoring potential at his position. We'll see if we get anything close to that again this season.

Lions OLB DeAndre Levy (quad) has missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week after sitting out Sunday's loss to the Titans. We'll see about his game status against Green Bay, but you should not plan on using him in your Week 3 IDP lineup.

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