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Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds caught four of seven targets for 69 yards during Sunday's 29-27 win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: On Sunday, Reynolds posted yet another great performance grabbing up four-of-seven targets for 69 yards in the victory. Since gaining the trust of the staff on Thanksgiving, Reynolds has posted 12 targets, 10 receptions, 139 yards, and a touchdown across two games. He remains as a punt flex play in fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


The Detroit Lions defense managed to hold the Vikings to 27 points while recording three sacks and recording a fumble recovery in Sunday's victory.

Fantasy Impact: The Detroit Lions defense managed to hold the Vikings to 27 points while recording three sacks and recording a fumble recovery in Sunday's victory. With no strong QB play, the Lions are not getting the turnover numbers to make them worth adding in fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Lions K Riley Patterson made three of three field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 29-27 win over the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson posted his best performance of the season on Sunday. The kicker managed to nail all three field-goal attempts while also knocking in two PAT's. While Patterson is now locked in as the top kicker in Detroit with Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve, it will remain a challenge to bet on the Detroit offense down the stretch. Despite the recent success, Patterson will be a risky fantasy option in Week 14 against Denver.

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Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught four of eight targets for 49 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 29-27 win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: It was another day at the office for the veteran TE. Hockenson managed to put together his sixth double-digit fantasy point week out of his last seven games. Even in a low-volume offense, he is putting up consistent fantasy numbers making him a top-8 TE in all formats.

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Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams rushed 17 times for 71 yards while catching his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 29-27 win over the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: It was a bit of a disappointing game for the veteran RB. Williams managed to collect 17 carries and just one target in his first game without D'Andre Swift. He was hardly used as a receiver after seeing five targets in Swift's absence last week. However, the fact that Detroit surprisingly played with a two-score lead for parts of this game probably played a role in that development. The Lions get back to work next week against Denver where Williams likely slots in as a top-15 RB if Swift remains out.

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Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff completed 25 of 41 passes for 296 yards with three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 29-27 win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Despite not having D'Andre Swift on Sunday, Goff posted his best performance of the season in victory for the Lions. The veteran QB matched a season-high with three touchdowns and posted the second-most yardage with 296 which dates back to week 1. Goff remains as an extremely low-end QB2 in fantasy leagues and isn't worth starting on a weekly basis, even in superflex.

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Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown caught 10 of 12 targets for 86 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 29-27 win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: It was a statement game for St. Brown on Sunday as the rookie hauled in 10-of-12 targets for 86 yards during the Lions' first victory. He was the staple of the offense scoring one-of-three touchdowns on Sunday. He remains a name to monitor in fantasy formats.

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The Lions officially ruled out RB D'Andre Swift (shoulder) for Sunday's Week 13 game against the Vikings. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coach Dan Campbell isn't ruling out Swift for Week 14, though there was a report this week that he would be a long shot to return for that one. In Week 13 against the Vikings fantasy managers should consider Jamaal Williams a rock-solid RB2.

Category: Injury Updates


Lions WR Kalif Raymond caught three of four targets for 16 yards during Thursday's 16-14 loss to Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Raymond again did little with the opportunities he saw. Meanwhile, Josh Reynolds -- who caught three passes for 70 yards and a score -- continues to rise to the top of the depth chart. Considering Raymond was hardly a fantasy option when he was the Lions' No. 1 receiver, his floor will probably get even lower if Reynolds continues on as Jared Goff's top option.

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Lions running back Jermar Jefferson (knee, ankle) is active for Thursday’s game against the Bears. (Source: Doug Kyed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jefferson was limited in practice this week and ultimately drew the questionable tag heading into Week 12. He’ll likely fall into a third-string role behind D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams.

Category: Injury Updates


Lions K Aldrick Rosas nailed one field goal and one extra point attempt during Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: After stepping in for the injured Austin Seibert and the shaky practice squad kicker Ryan Santoso, Rosas was signed and elevated as the lead kicker. Rosas nailed both his field goal and extra point attempts in a 13-10 defeat to the Browns on Sunday. With such a low volume offense, the veteran kicker is not worth adding in fantasy formats.

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Detroit Lions QB Tim Boyle produced 77 yards and no touchdowns on 15-23 throws during a 13-10 loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: It was a miserable first start for the veteran QB. Boyle did his best Jared Goff impression going 15-for-23 converting it into just 77 yards passing. Boyle was also picked off twice in what was likely one of the worst games of the Lions season. If the veteran is to start next week in place of Goff, he is not worth rostering in any format.

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Lions K Ryan Santoso made one of two field-goal attempts and one of two PATs during Sunday's 16-16 tie with Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: With Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve, Santoso was promoted from the practice squad and it was ultimately a day to forget for the soon-to-be 25-year-old. Not only was his missed PAT likely the reason the game wasn't settled during regulation, Santoso went on to miss a potential game-winning 48-yarder in overtime. While Seibert will miss at least the next two games on IR, it's not clear that Santoso will be kept around for Detroit's Week 11 matchup with Cleveland.

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The Detroit Lions released tight end Darren Fells. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fells requested his release after playing in only three games for the Lions this season. The tight end saw five targets, totaling four receptions for 43 scoreless yards. The eight-year veteran could land somewhere else given his experience, but he's not someone on the fantasy football radar even if he's signed.

Category: Transactions


The Lions have waived WR Tyrell Williams from Reserve/Injured with an Injury Settlement. (Source: Lions on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams' career with the Lions comes to an end after just two receptions and 14 yards. He has been recovering from a concussion since Week 1.

Category: Transactions


Lions K Austin Seibert missed one field goal and one extra point in a 43-6 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: It was yet another terrible day for the Lions and their kicker. The veteran kicker failed to register a point in the boxscore as he missed a PAT and a field goal. The Lions get back to work in week 10 and have a bye next week.

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Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus suffered a broken collarbone during Sunday's loss to the Vikings. The injury could be season-ending. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's too early to tell exactly how much time Cephus misses, but his season is certainly in jeopardy. The second-year receiver had caught 15 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns through five games while complementing Kalif Raymond as the headliners in Detroit's wide receiver corps.

Category: Injury Updates


Per Detroit beat writer Dave Birkett, the Lions are planning to be without rookie OT Penei Sewell (ankle) on Sunday vs the Vikings. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sewell's absence would be a huge hit to the already hurting Detroit offensive line which is also expected to be missing C Frank Ragnow and RT Taylor Decker. While Detroit OC Anthony Lynn is holding out hope Sewell could play it seems like a long shot at this point. With Detroit being without three of their five starting offensive linemen expect Jared Goff to be running around more than usual and some potential struggles in the rushing department for Detroit as Sewell's absence will have an impact across the entire offense.

Category: Injury Updates


The Lions placed OL Frank Ragnow (turf toe) on injured reserve. (Source: Detroit Lions on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a notable loss for Detroit's offensive line. The Vikings D/ST are a good streaming option in Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates


Per head coach Dan Campbell, Lions pass rusher Romeo Okwara suffered an Achilles tear on Sunday. (Source: Dave Birkett)

Fantasy Impact: After exiting the game late, pass rusher Romeo Okwara appears to have suffered a season-ending Achilles injury per Dan Campbell. He will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Category: Injury Updates