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D'Andre Swift was seen practicing during the media portion of practice on Wednesday. Swift "ran the ball [and] caught some passes in positional drills," according to reports. (Source: Chris Burke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Swift is trending in the right direction for Week 13's game against the Bears. Keep an eye on any setbacks as concussions can be volatile, as we saw in Week 12 with Swift. If Swift is healthy, he will possibly get an increased workload now that former head coach Matt Patricia has been relieved of his duties. Either way, the Lions will be facing off against a tough Bears defense.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the Detroit coaching staff, WR Kenny Golladay (hip) will not practice on Wednesday. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Golladay hasn’t played a full game now since Week 7 as he injured his hip early in Week 8 vs. the Colts. Clearly something is not right with Golladay, and the expectation is he misses yet another game in Week 13, unless he can get back to practice Thursday and Friday this week, which seems unlikely given the timeline of his recovery thus far.

Category: Injury Updates


The Detroit Lions have relieved head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn of their duties. (Source: Detroit Lions on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patricia went 13-29-1 during his tenure as the Lions head coach, a record that is sure to make ownership think twice about keeping you in that role. After back-to-back brutal losses to the Panthers and Texans, the Lions decided it was time to move on from both Patricia and Quinn.

Category: Transactions


Matt Prater made his lone field-goal attempt and both of his extra-point attempts in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Lions fell behind 41-17 late into the fourth quarter, prompting the team to go for two on the final score of the game. Prater was perfect on his three attempts, but he was once again stifled by Detroit's pedestrian offense. He'll look to get back on track against Chicago in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Jamal Agnew failed to bring in his lone target in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Agnew was only targeted once but nearly got on the board with a beautiful pass to Matthew Stafford on a trick play that was ultimately ruled incomplete. Agnew is unlikely to see much work moving forward with Mohamed Sanu on the active roster and Kenny Golladay nearing a return to the field.

Category: Game Recaps


Marvin Hall caught two of four targets for 16 yards in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: For the second week in a row, Hall came away with 16 yards. Absent a big-play and/or a touchdown, Hall isn't a viable fantasy option. He should see his already minimal role reduced when Kenny Golladay returns to action.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Williams rushed once for five yards and brought in all four of his targets for 21 yards in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: He also lost a fumble. Williams saw some work in this one with D'Andre Swift out of action, though it will be tough for Williams to find the field once Swift returns.

Category: Game Recaps


Mohamed Sanu brought in all four of his targets for 32 yards and a TD in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Just a day after being signed to the active roster, Sanu became the recipient of Matthew Stafford's 18th career Thanksgiving touchdown pass and his only one of the afternoon. He capped off that same drive with a two-point conversion to complete the octopus. Given his history and production in the NFL, it's possible Sanu retains a role among Detroit's top-three wideouts when Kenny Golladay returns.

Category: Game Recaps


T.J. Hockenson caught five of eight targets for 89 yards in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Hock looked like he was headed for a monster day, as he totaled 70 yards early in the first half. He was mostly a non-factor the rest of the way, but he still finished with a team-high 89 yards. That's back-to-back weeks the second-year man has led Detroit in receiving, and even with Kenny Golladay nearing his return, Hock should remain a must-start top-5 TE each and every week.

Category: Game Recaps


Kerryon Johnson rushed 11 times for 46 yards and caught all four of his targets for 52 yards in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: He also lost a fumble. Johnson and Adrian Peterson each finished the day with 15 touches, and though the Wayward Son failed to find the end zone, he nearly doubled the yardage of his veteran teammate. Once D'Andre Swift makes his way back to the field, Johnson will be a last-gasp flex in deeper leagues. That could be as soon as next week against Chicago.

Category: Game Recaps


Adrian Peterson rushed 15 times for 55 yards and two TDs in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson obviously skipped breakfast, as he came into the Lions' matchup with the Texans ready to feast. Both of his scores came from inside the five-yard line, and he was the preferred goal-line and short-yardage back. He piled up 40 of his yards on the first drive of the third quarter with the game still within striking distance, but after Houston blew the lead open, Peterson was barely involved. With D'Andre Swift likely to return in Week 13 against Chicago, Peterson should revert back to his change-of-pace role.

Category: Game Recaps


Matthew Stafford completed 28 of 42 passes for 295 yards, one TD, and an INT in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford threw his 18th Thanksgiving touchdown, tying him with Tony Romo for most such touchdowns all time. That's where the positives end, as Stafford did little all game until he tossed a garbage time score to Mo Sanu with six minutes left in the game. This was a favorable spot for the Lions' QB, but he again came up small. Stafford will find himself in a much more challenging position against Chicago next week, where he won't be a recommended option.

Category: Game Recaps


Lions' WR Danny Amendola did not practice Wednesday and has been ruled out for Week 12's matchup with the Texans with a hip injury. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Amendola is set to miss his second straight game with the hip injury. With star WR Kenny Golladay also ruled out for Week 12's game with Houston, Marvin Jones becomes an interesting WR2 option and T.J. Hockenson a must-start TE.

Category: Injury Updates


Marvin Jones caught four of six targets for 51 yards in the Lions’ 20-0 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones fell back to earth in this one after scoring in three straight games. With Kenny Golladay eyeing a Week 12 return, Jones’ fantasy value will take a significant hit, and he’ll revert back to a touchdown-dependent WR3.

Category: Game Recaps


The Lions activated LB Jarrad Davis from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Kyle Meinke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis missed the Lions' Week 9 matchup against the Vikings but should be good to go this Sunday against Washington.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Quintez Cephus caught both of his targets for 31 yards in the Lions’ 34-20 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With Kenny Golladay out of action, Cephus was back on the field in a meaningful way, though he didn’t do much with the renewed opportunity. He shouldn’t be on the fantasy radar outside of deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Chase Daniel completed eight of 13 pass attempts for 94 yards, one TD, and an INT in the Lions’ 34-20 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthew Stafford left the game early due to a concussion, and Daniel filled in with a lukewarm effort. If Stafford is forced to miss time moving forward, Daniel offers bland streaming appeal even in favorable matchups.

Category: Game Recaps


The Lions placed DL Trey Flowers (wrist) on injured reserve. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flowers is expected to miss three weeks and then return in Week 12 against Houston. He has registered two sacks so far this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit Lions RB Bo Scarbrough has been activated from Injured Reserve on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Scarbrough is being activated for the first time this season. He'll rejoin a crowded backfield led by Adrian Peterson and D'Andre Swift, with Kerryon Johnson as a distant third in the pecking order. Fantasy managers can ignore Scarbrough unless there are injuries to the preceding runningbacks.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors


CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 6 contest against the Jaguars. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Trufant did not practice all week and was ultimately ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. The Lions had a bye Week 5, but it wasn't enough time for Trufant to heal. Look for Gary Roberts and Chris Jones to be Detroit's starting corners on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates