Detroit Lions

NFC North

Damon Harrison finished Monday’s loss to the Packers with three total tackles and one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison has only racked up 13 total tackles and two sacks through Week 6. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Tracy Walker submitted another impressive performance during Monday’s loss to the Packers finishing with seven total tackles (five solo).

Fantasy Impact: Tracy Walker leads all Lions in tackles with 43 (37 solo) through Week 6 of the season. If available, he should be picked up off of waivers. In deeper formats, Walker is a solid starter on a weekly basis.

Category: Game Recaps


A’Shawn Robinson finished Monday’s 23-22 loss to the Packers with seven total tackles (five solo) and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson is currently third on the team in total tackles (19) through Week 6. He should be left on waivers in most leagues, but his performance Monday night warrants keeping him on fantasy radars moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Lions D/ST came up with two fumble recoveries, an interception, and a sack in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Lions’ defense handled Aaron Rodgers and Co. effectively early on in the game, though the Packers stormed back, hanging 23 on Detroit and ultimately winning the game. A matchup against a quality Vikings defense in Week 7 will be a tall task for this defensive group.

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Matt Prater made all five of his field goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Prater was the Lions’ offense on Monday, scoring 15 of the team’s 22 points in the loss. He’s a quality option at kicker on a weekly basis.

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Jesse James caught his lone target for eight yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was the same old story for James, who continues to be a non-factor in Detroit. He needs to be left on the waiver wire in almost any sized league.

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T.J. Hockenson corralled four of six targets for 21 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hockenson had another quiet game in Monday’s loss, going for a meager 21 yards. He hasn’t eclipsed 30 yards receiving since his Week 1 blowup, and he’s impossible to trust in 12-team leagues.

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Marvin Jones caught two of five targets for 17 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones crashed to earth in this one, accounting for just 17 yards. Given the strength of Green Bay’s secondary, better days are likely ahead for Jones who will look to bounce back next week against Minnesota.

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Kenny Golladay brought in five of nine targets for 121 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Golladay led the team in receiving by a comfortable margin, accounting for nearly half of Matthew Stafford’s passing yards. Golladay’s target share and big-play upside will keep him on the WR2 map moving forward.

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J.D. McKissic rushed three times for four yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic is merely the change-of-pace back in the Lions’ offense. He doesn’t warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues.

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Kerryon Johnson rushed 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 27 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Though Johnson continues to operate as the bellcow, his efficiency continues to leave fantasy owners wanting more. He racked up only 61 yards, but his touchdown made the performance worthwhile. Next up, he'll take on Minnesota in Week 7.

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Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 32 pass attempts for 265 yards, adding three carries for nine yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford didn't turn the ball over, but he couldn't get the Lions on the board with his arm in this game. It was an understandably tough afternoon against a strong Green Bay defense, and another divisional matchup awaits in Week 7 with a game against the Vikings.

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Darius Slay active for Week 6

Mon, Oct 14th 6:51pm EDT
By Raju Byfield

Detroit Lions star corner Darius Slay is active for their Week 6 tilt against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Slay being active necessitates an immediate downgrade for Marquez Valdes-Scantling. With Davante Adams ruled out, MVS may see a heavy dosage of the Lions top corner. If he can get loose against the Lions front seven, this could be the Aaron Jones show all over again.

Category: Injury Updates


Danny Amendola (chest) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Packers. (Source: detroitlions.com)

Fantasy Impact: Amendola was a limited participant in practice all week and will most likely be a game-time decision. Marvin Hall will be bumped into the No. 3 wideout role if Amendola is unable to go.

Category: Injury Updates


Ty Johnson rushed four times for five yards, adding one reception for no gain in the Lions’ 27-24 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson operated as the top backup to Kerryon Johnson, though the latter out-touched him by a wide 21-5 margin. Ty Johnson can be left on the waiver wire barring injury to Kerryon.

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C.J. Anderson was released by the Lions Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Lions cut Anderson and claimed running back Paul Perkins in a corresponding move. Anderson had a decent role in Week 1 with 11 carries for 35 yards, but was out produced by rookie Ty Johnson (6-30-0) in Week 2 by logging eight yards on five carries. He will look to latch onto another team. The Lions backfield will be led by Kerryon Johnson followed by Perkins and J.D. McKissic.

Category: Transactions


Jahlani Tavai finished Sunday’s win over the Chargers with nine total tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Tavai is now tied for third on the team in tackles with 11 through two games played. He is worth stashing in IDP dynasty leagues.

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Devon Kennard was a force on the field Sunday compiling four total tackles and three sacks during the 27-27 tie against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to repeat a multiple sack performance week after week but it's also hard to ignore what Kennard did today. Look to add Kennard as the Lions take on the Chargers next week.

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Tommylee Lewis has been released by the Lions, Tim Twentyman reports. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He played his first three NFL seasons with the Saints from 2016-2018 and finished with just a 20/252/2 receiving line in 34 games for New Orleans. Lewis was not able to land a roster spot with the Lions and will hope to latch on with another team prior to opening kickoff.

Category: Transactions


Jordan Lasley was released by the Lions on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec reports. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lasley tried to make a roster with three different teams this summer, but his efforts were in vain. He should be able to find a job somewhere, given his abilities on special teams.

Category: Transactions