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Kris Durham | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 216
College: Georgia
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ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein says it is "tough to see" both WR Kris Durham and WR Kevin Ogletree making Detroit's 53-man roster.
With the infusion of pass-catching talent in Detroit this offseason, fringe players Durham and Ogletree have become expendable. Durham was a drop machine in 2013, and Ogletree has been ineffective throughout his career. Both players are best suited as No. 4 or 5 receivers in real football and ignorable in fantasy. May 31 - 1:07 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Lions extended an exclusive rights free agent tender to WR Kris Durham.

He's now owed $570,000. Durham, 26, appeared in all 16 games in 2013, starting 13 and catching 38 passes for 490 yards with two touchdowns. This was never by design, of course, as Durham was forced onto the first team by injury. He registered a whopping ten drops and ranked among the worst wideouts in the NFL in "catch rate." Durham is best suited as a No. 4 or 5 receiver.
Mar 7 - 2:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Lions WR Kris Durham is an exclusive rights free agent this offseason.

Retaining him will cost the Lions under $700,000, so he's very likely to return to Detroit. It was originally believed Durham was a restricted free agent, which would've made him a $1.389 million-or-more player. Durham finished 2013 with 38 catches for 490 yards and two touchdowns, making 13 starts.
Feb 14 - 4:20 PM

Restricted free agent Kris Durham is expected to receive an original-round tender from the Lions.

Durham was originally a fourth-round pick by Seattle, so no team is going to surrender a fourth-rounder for his services. The low tender would pay Durham $1.323 million in 2014, as long as he makes the team, which is no sure thing. The Lions desperately need to add one or two receivers this offseason. In an ideal world, Durham would be nothing more than a No. 4 or 5 wideout.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 12 - 1:41 PM

Kris Durham caught two balls for 14 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Giants.

Durham was low in the pecking order for targets in this one, even with Calvin Johnson (knee) noticeably hobbled. Joique Bell, Joseph Fauria, and Nate Burleson all played more prominent roles. The Lions face Minnesota to close out the regular season. Durham is a role-playing No. 3 receiver in OC Scott Linehan's offense.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Kris Durham caught one pass for five yards in Week 15 versus the Ravens.

Durham was targeted four times on the night. He was the intended receiver in the end zone on a play where Lardarius Webb clearly grabbed Durham's left arm, forcing Durham to try and make a one-handed catch. There should have been a flag for defensive pass interference. Durham is barely on the WR5 radar.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:44:00 AM

Kris Durham did not catch a pass in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Philadelphia.

Durham saw three targets, often failing to keep his footing in eight inches of snow. The conditions were actually worse as players got closer to the sidelines, where Durham operates. Regardless, he'll just be a WR4/5 against the Ravens in Week 15. Slot man Nate Burleson is the No. 2 receiver in the passing game.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:58:00 PM

Kris Durham caught three passes for 68 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Packers.

Surprisingly running as the Lions' No. 2 receiver, Durham drew seven targets opposite Calvin Johnson. He was the intended target on Matthew Stafford's first interception, but there was nothing he could do on a badly under-thrown pass. The Lions like Durham enough to keep him involved in the offense even after the return of Nate Burleson, but he's nothing more than a middling WR4/5 for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Kris Durham caught three passes for 46 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Buccaneers.

Durham's highlight -- really, lowlight -- of the game was a back-breaking fourth-quarter lost fumble along the left sideline. Reduced to Detroit's third receiver with Nate Burleson back healthy, Durham's fantasy window is closing. He'll be a WR4/5 against the Packers on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Kris Durham caught three passes for 42 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers.

Durham could corral only 3-of-9 targets as the Lions once again failed to establish a viable alternative to Calvin Johnson's awe-inspiring dominance. With Nate Burleson's return on the horizon, Durham's days as a WR4 are numbered. Burleson is tentatively expected to return for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Kris Durham caught a five-yard touchdown in Week 10 against the Bears.

It was Durham's lone target on the afternoon and he cashed it in for a score on the Lions' opening possession. Calvin Johnson was targeted on 17 of Matthew Stafford's 35 passes, so there obviously weren't a ton of other balls to go around. Durham is merely a WR5 most weeks.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Kris Durham caught four passes for 54 yards in Detroit's Week 8 win over the Cowboys.

Durham's biggest catch came on the Lions' desperation, and ultimately game-winning, final drive. Streaking down the sideline, Durham made a 40-yard grab in stride before getting out of bounds to stop the clock. Durham has now made at least three catches in five straight games, and is averaging 53 yards in the process. There are worse bye-week fill-ins.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Kris Durham caught five passes for 41 yards in Week 7 against the Bengals.

Durham was targeted eight times, good for second on the team behind Calvin Johnson's 15. He's emerged as the clear No. 2 receiver with Nate Burleson still sidelined with a broken arm. Durham was a mess last season, but he appears to be getting better by the week. Matthew Stafford missed Durham on one pass down the seam that would have likely gone for a touchdown. He's on the WR4 radar.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Matthew Stafford said he targeted Kris Durham a team-high 13 times Sunday because the wideout was "winning his matchups."

Durham, a teammate of Stafford's at the University of Georgia, is emerging as the main beneficiary of Nate Burleson's absence. Ryan Broyles, Patrick Edwards and Kevin Ogletree combined for seven targets in the win. "[Durham] is going to be in the right spot and he's going to make plays. The more he plays, the more confidence he gets," Stafford said. Durham finished with eight catches for 83 yards one week after a 3/30/1 line.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:54:00 PM

Kris Durham had eight catches for 83 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over Cleveland.

Durham got the majority of playing time in two-wide sets opposite Calvin Johnson and had a team-high 13 targets. He made some nice catches, but still struggled with drops and plays like a replacement-level talent. Until Johnson returns to full health, Durham should continue to have low-end fantasy value. He's on the WR4 radar.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
4James Franklin
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
4Mikel Leshoure
5Steven Miller
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
3Chad Abram
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Jeremy Ross
4T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Kris Durham
3Ryan Broyles
4Corey Fuller
5Pat Edwards
WR31Kevin Ogletree
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Jordan Thompson
5Jacob Maxwell
K1Nate Freese
2Giorgio Tavecchio