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The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Marvin Jones on IR with an ankle injury that will end his season. (Source: Sportsnet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones will finish the 2019 regular season with 62 grabs for 779 yards and nine scores (tied for second-most). It is the second straight year where he has had his season end on the IR (2018 with a knee issue). Jones will be 30 this offseason and has one year remaining on his contract for $6.5 million.

Category: Injury Updates


Jahlani Tavai ended up with 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Tavai has hit 50 tackles through Week 14 of his rookie season. He is a great stash in deeper IDP dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Tracy Walker racked up 13 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Walker is leading all Lions in tackles with 82 through Week 14. He is worth rostering and starting in deeper leagues only.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Lions D/ST accounted for one sack in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was yet another rough afternoon for Detroit's defensive unit, as the group managed only one sack, forced no turnovers, and allowed 20 points. A matchup with turnover-prone Jameis Winston in Week 15 could be a get-right spot.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenny Golladay caught six of eight targets for 58 yards and a TD in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kenny G paced the team in receiving for the second straight week, failing to get much going through the air. His garbage-time touchdown was a huge relief to fantasy owners, as it bolstered an otherwise-weak final line. The receiver is in a good spot in Week 15 with a friendly matchup against the Bucs.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Prater missed his only field-goal attempt and made his only extra-point attempt in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Prater has been a reliable kicker this season, and Sunday's miss should be considered an outlier. Detroit faces Tampa Bay next week in a great bounce-back spot for the veteran kicker.

Category: Game Recaps


Danny Amendola caught five of eight targets for 34 yards in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Amendola continues to receive a healthy dose of targets, though his looks are of the dink-and-dunk variety for the most part. He doesn't carry much value as the slot man on a shot offense, catching passes from David Blough.

Category: Game Recaps


J.D. McKissic rushed once for two yards, adding four receptions for 16 yards in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic had another small effort, as Bo Scarborough continues to dominate backfield touches. The former still has some low-end value in super-deep PPR leagues, though his ceiling is extremely low.

Category: Game Recaps


Jesse James caught one of two targets for 23 yards in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: James reminded everyone that he's still on the roster, emerging for a 23-yard reception in Sunday's loss. Even with TJ Hockenson on IR, James isn't on the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Bo Scarborough rushed 19 times for 65 yards, adding a five-yard reception in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Scarborough kept his stranglehold on lead-back duties, operating as the bell-cow once again. He should continue to see heavy workloads like this moving forward, though his quarterback and offensive line limit his upside.

Category: Game Recaps


David Blough completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 205 yards, one TD and two INTs in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Blough floundered in his second start, accounting for just over five yards per pass attempt against Minnesota and throwing two interceptions. He should have an easier time next week against a soft Buccaneers secondary that just surrendered 35 points to Jacoby Brissett and the Colts.

Category: Game Recaps


Kerryon Johnson (knee) returned to practice Wednesday. (Source: Kyle Meinke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson is on IR and therefore can't return until Week 16. Even if he does make it back this season he'll be impossible to trust for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


T.J. Hockenson will be placed on IR with an ankle injury, his season is over. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Lions will likely turn to a combination of Logan Thomas and Jesse James to fill the void of Hockenson going on IR. Fantasy owners in desperate need of a tight end could try Thomas, but should really look elsewhere for assistance. Hockenson should be rostered in all dynasty leagues. He finishes the season with 32 receptions, for 367 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Injury Updates


Jeff Driskel (hamstring) was placed on the injured reserve Saturday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Driskel was active for Thursday’s game against the Bears, but wasn’t healthy enough to actually compete. Despite the losing record, the Lions have yet to place Matthew Stafford (back) on the injured reserve. David Blough will most likely be the starting quarterback for the rest of the year and can be picked up in two quarterback and super flex leagues. Kyle Slotter was signed from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


Amani Oruwariye ended Thursday’s loss to the Bears with seven total tackles. He started in place of the injured Rashaan Melvin (ribs).

Fantasy Impact: Oruwariye is an interesting dynasty stash as he has logged 13 tackles and one interception in three games played this season. If Melvin continues to miss time, Oruwariye is worth an add in deeper IDP leagues too.

Category: Game Recaps


Ty Johnson carried three times for 12 yards and added three receptions for 17 yards in the Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson and J.D. McKissic each touched the ball six times, as Bo Scarborough led the way with 21. Johnson should remain on the waiver wire, as he's unlikely to see much more work than this on a regular basis.

Category: Game Recaps


Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison is inactive for the team's Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Chicago Bears due to a knee injury that he picked up in last week's game against Washington. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrison is one of the league's premier run-stopping defensive tackles, so his absence will give a slight boost to the fantasy values of Chicago running backs David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen.

Category: Injury Updates


Devon Kennard ended Sunday’s loss to Washington with two solo tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard leads all Lions in sacks with six through Week 12. He also has 39 total tackles and one forced fumble to his name. He is a deeper IDP stash at the present time.

Category: Game Recaps


Jarrad Davis finished Sunday’s loss to Washington with eight total tackles (six solo) and his second sack of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is second on the team in total tackles with 56 through Week 12. During that time period, he has two sacks and three forced fumbles. He should only be played in deeper IDP leagues and for certain in Week 15 against the Buccaneers.

Category: Game Recaps


Logan Thomas caught both of his targets for 24 yards and a TD in the Lions’ 19-16 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas caught his first tuddie of the season and his first overall in two years, though he entered the day with just a 9/96 receiving line. This game was an outlier, and Thomas belongs on waivers.

Category: Game Recaps


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