Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Player News - Lions

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Joique Bell (knee) remained limited on Thursday.

All indications are that the Lions are just giving Bell some extra rest heading into Week 3. He can be trusted as an RB2 against the Packers.
Sep 18 - 4:25 PM

Joique Bell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

There's no indication that Bell is in danger of missing Sunday's game. Bell will be an RB2 against the Packers.
Sep 17 - 4:17 PM

Lions signed CB Danny Gorrer and LB Julian Stanford.

A journeyman, Gorrer appeared in seven games for the Bucs last season. Stanford suited up in four games for the Lions, and all 16 for the Jags in 2012. Both players will primarily contribute on special teams, though Gorrer could get some run in the Lions' thin secondary.
Sep 16 - 5:47 PM

Lions placed CB Nevin Lawson on injured reserve with a dislocated ankle, ending his season.

A fourth-round rookie, Lawson suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Filling in at nickel back for Bill Bentley (ACL), Lawson had already played 63 snaps on defense this season. The Lions have extremely little depth in their secondary. Thanks to his draft pedigree, Lawson should get the benefit of the doubt when competing for a roster spot next summer.
Sep 16 - 5:43 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions are "kicking around idea of new kicker," and have worked out free agents Rob Bironas, Alex Henery and Garrett Hartley.

Seventh-round rookie Nate Freese is just two for his first five on field goals, and on extremely thin ice. Arguably any of the three veterans the Lions worked out would be an improvement.
Sep 16 - 3:25 PM

OC Joe Lombardi confirmed he won't punish a player for fumbles as long as it isn't habit-forming.

Joique Bell fumbled during Sunday's loss at Carolina, but still ended up with 42 snaps compared to 29 for Reggie Bush. That comes on the heels of a Week 1 game in which Bell played on five more snaps than Bush. Joique, getting most of the inside running and goal-line work, will be a very strong RB2 against the Packers in Week 3.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 15 - 11:45 AM

Lions rookie K Nate Freese is now 2-of-5 on field goals.

Freese missed two 49-yard attempts at Carolina Sunday and also missed from 43 yards in Week 1. He went 20-of-20 at Boston College last year. It's possible the Lions will be looking into free agent kickers this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 15 - 10:24 AM

Lions CB Nevin Lawson dislocated his ankle in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Carolina.

Lawson needed immediate surgery, which means the fourth-round rookie is likely done for the year. The Lions' already weak secondary is now even thinner after also losing Bill Bentley (torn ACL) in Week 1.
Sep 14 - 9:54 PM

Lions RB Theo Riddick was stuffed for no gain on his lone Week 2 carry.

We heard for much of the offseason how Riddick would be "more involved," but he has four yards on two touches through two games. He has no fantasy value, and isn't even an appealing stash in Dynasty leagues.
Sep 14 - 5:35 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was held catch-less in Week 2.

He was targeted once, and dropped it. Pettigrew lacks fantasy value.
Sep 14 - 5:34 PM

Reggie Bush managed 26 yards on six carries and caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to Carolina.

Whereas Bush has handled 23 touches through two weeks, Joique Bell has gotten 32, and is gobbling up all of the Lions' goal-line running chances. Still, fantasy owners need to give Bush a pass for this weak stat line and fire him up as a high-ceiling RB2 play against Green Bay's porous defense in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 5:32 PM

Joseph Fauria caught his lone target for a gain of 20 in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Fauria, Eric Ebron, and Brandon Pettigrew have opened the season playing in a three-tight end rotation, with Ebron getting the most targets and Pettigrew the most snaps. Fauria is not worth rostering outside of Dynasty leagues.
Sep 14 - 5:28 PM

Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Joique owners were lucky to come out of this game with so many total yards, because Carolina's defense smothered the Detroit offense. Bell lost a fumble, but his heavy involvement in the passing game was a very good sign moving forward. He'll arguably be a borderline RB1 option when the Lions face the weak Green Bay defense in Week 3. While Reggie Bush has 23 touches through two games, Bell has 32. Joique is also getting all goal-line work.
Sep 14 - 5:26 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-48 throws for 291 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

He took four sacks and added an eight-yard scramble. The Lions' protection was generally overwhelmed by the Panthers' dominant defensive front, particularly late in the game, and even without RE Greg Hardy. Stafford owners need to shake off this relatively slow game and start him with confidence as an elite QB1 when Detroit takes on Green Bay's far-inferior defense in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 5:21 PM

Lions rookie TE Eric Ebron secured 3-of-5 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Ebron was more involved after playing just 18 snaps in Detroit's opener, when he was held without a catch. He had a bad drop late in Sunday's loss, however, and remains a work in progress at age 21. We love Ebron's long-range outlook in Dynasty leagues, but he is barely on the TE2 radar in re-draft settings.
Sep 14 - 5:18 PM


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