Player News - Lions

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Marvin Jones (questionable, thigh) "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice.

The Lions' own website indicated Jones did almost nothing during the portion of practice that was open to the media on Thursday. It sounds like Jones did almost nothing in practice all week and is truly questionable or even on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Saints. The Lions promoted reserve wide receiver T.J. Jones from their practice squad on Saturday, sending up another red flag concerning Marvin.
Dec 3 - 5:37 PM

Lions promoted WR T.J. Jones from their practice squad.

Lions beat writers expressed concern about Marvin Jones' health all week, and the activation of T.J. suggests the Lions also have concerns about Marvin's availability against the Saints. This will be a situation to monitor into Sunday morning. Per the Detroit Free Press, Marvin "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" in the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media. Marvin is listed as questionable with a thigh injury.
Dec 3 - 5:33 PM

Lions MLB Tahir Whitehead (knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 13.

Whitehead will miss his first game of the season after practicing on a limited basis all week. Josh Bynes is expected to replace him in the starting lineup.
Dec 3 - 5:02 PM

Lions activated DE Armonty Bryant from the reserve/suspended list.

Bryant will rejoin Detroit after missing the last three weeks. He also served a four-game PED suspension to open the season. Bryant's return will upgrade the Lions pass rush.
Dec 3 - 4:31 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, PUP) isn’t expected to return Sunday.

Pettigrew has been practicing since Week 12. He hasn't had any setbacks but isn’t ready to return. The Lions will need to activate Pettigrew next week or shut him down for the season.
Dec 2 - 7:11 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Levy has been getting in limited practices, but he's not expected to return Sunday. The Lions could also be without LB Tahir Whitehead (questionable, knee) against the Saints.
Dec 2 - 7:05 PM

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah said he thinks the ankle injury he suffered Week 2 will hamper him "all year."

Coming off 14.5 sacks last season, Ansah has zero takedowns in eight games this year. His ankle certainly has something to do with the decreased production. The sacks have not been there, but Ansah does have 10 hurries in the last five games according to PFF and almost had a strip sack on Thanksgiving. Those hurries should turn into takedowns eventually.
Dec 2 - 6:44 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Riddick went through another "limited" practice week, but he's in no danger of sitting out against the Saints. The style of that game suits Riddick's skill set. He's an intriguing DFS play on full-PPR sites.
Dec 2 - 4:30 PM

Marvin Jones (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Saints.

Beat writers didn't notice Jones doing much during the practice week, while the Detroit Free Press wrote Friday that Jones is a "significant" question mark to play against New Orleans. Specifically, beat writer Dave Birkett tweeted Friday that he thinks Jones will play, but "no" in response to a question asking whether Jones is 100 percent. Jones has failed to produce since the first few weeks of the season. He's a low-floor WR3 option despite the plus matchup.
Dec 2 - 4:13 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Lions list Riddick as "limited" regardless of his practice participation. He's on the RB2/3 borderline for Week 13.
Dec 1 - 4:02 PM

Marvin Jones (thigh) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Per Lions beat reporter Tim Twentyman, Jones "didn't do much" during the open portion of Thursday's session. Jones is still on track to play this week but it doesn't look like he'll be at 100 percent. Jones' early-season explosion has proven to be a mirage. Consider him a WR3 for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Dec 1 - 1:12 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (quad) is not expected to play Week 13 against the Saints.

Levy has been getting in limited practices the last couple weeks, but he still has not been cleared to return. It is not clear when or if that will happen. Levy has played in two games since 2014.
Dec 1 - 10:38 AM

Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Jones didn't appear to be hurt in last week's Thanksgiving win over Minnesota. Maybe the Lions are just managing his reps. Jones got off to a sizzling start this year but has been a non-factor over the last two months. At this point he's barely in the WR3 discussion.
Nov 30 - 4:22 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

He's usually limited at practice. Riddick has a plus matchup against the Saints to look forward to in Week 13. He'll be an RB2 in PPR leagues but more of an RB3 in standard formats.
Nov 30 - 4:19 PM

Ameer Abdullah (foot, injured reserve) was still sporting a walking boot before his visit with Dr. Robert Anderson last week.

The visit reportedly showed Abdullah's foot is "structurally sound," but the boot puts a bit of a damper on his expected return. The Lions still have not officially tabbed Abdullah as their return player, although it seems very likely with LB Jon Bostic dealing with complications in his own recovery from a foot issue. Abdullah is still a better injury bet than Adrian Peterson, but it is far from a sure thing he will return value this fantasy season.
Nov 28 - 4:26 PM


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