Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  LAC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  LAR  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      Footballguys View     |     All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Lions | Steve Longa out for the season?    Sat Aug 18, 08:10 AM

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions are concerned that LB Steve Longa (knee) could miss the entire 2018 season. He was spotted wearing a bulky brace and may have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 17, according to a source. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam to receive the final result.

Link to story


  Lions | Jake Rudock accurate in loss    Sat Aug 18, 02:16 AM

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock completed 23 of his 30 pass attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17 against the New York Giants. He also rushed for a score. QB Matt Cassel completed six of his nine attempts for 42 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.

Footballguys view: Rudock and Cassel are competing to be the primary backup to starting QB Matthew Stafford. A sixth-round pick in 2016 out of Michigan, Rudock has consitent accuracy at all field levels and plays with plenty of moxie. We'll see if he can continue to impress the Lions brass, and of course we're monitoring him in super deep dynasty leagues.

Link to story
Matt Cassel player page
Jake Rudock player page


  Lions | Steve Longa on crutches after game    Sat Aug 18, 02:16 AM

Detroit Lions LB Steve Longa (leg) was on crutches and wearing a brace on his leg after the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the New York Giants. He left in the third quarter after a non-contact injury.

Link to story


  Lions | Quiet night for Kerryon Johnson    Fri Aug 17, 10:32 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed four times for nine yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: The rookie from Auburn is competing with veteran LeGarrette Blount to be the Lions primary ball carrier in 2018. The second preseason game for Johnson was not overly impressive. We'll know more about where he stands in the pecking order on the depth chart by how much he plays (and on which squad) in the all important third preseason game. Right now, Fantasy GMs are taking Johnson off the board at RB26 (5.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Theo Riddick shows receiving skills    Fri Aug 17, 10:26 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick had one carry for six yards and caught three passes for 50 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Riddick continues to get it done as a receiver. Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues know what to expect from the seasoned veteran. He's got some 'flex appeal' in deeper leagues and right now Riddick is going off the board at RB60 (13.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Theo Riddick player page


  Lions | LeGarrette Blount busy Friday    Fri Aug 17, 10:22 PM

Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed 11 times for 32 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Blount if competing with rookie Kerryon Johnson to be the team's primary ball carrier. We will see Theo Riddick continue as the team's primary pass-catching back.

Link to story
LeGarrette Blount player page


  Lions | Two scores for Jake Rudock    Fri Aug 17, 10:17 PM

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock completed 23 of his 30 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for seven yards and another score in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Rudock is trying to win the backup job behind Matthew Stafford in 2018. His main competition is seasoned veteran Matt Cassel. A sixth-round pick in 2016 out of Michigan, Rudock has consitent accuracy at all field levels and plays with plenty of moxie. We'll see if he can continue to impress the Lions brass, and of course we're monitoring him in super deep dynasty leagues.

Link to story
Jake Rudock player page


  Lions | T.J. Lang on the sidelines    Wed Aug 15, 04:40 PM

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang, the starting right guard, did not practice for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Aug. 15, due to an undisclosed reason. OG Kenny Wiggins filled in with the first-team offense.

Link to story


  Lions | Frank Ragnow starting at center    Wed Aug 15, 04:27 PM

Detroit Lions C Frank Ragnow saw his first extended action at center Wednesday, Aug. 15, filling in for the injured C Graham Glasgow (knee). OLs Joe Dahl and Wesley Johnson also saw work at center with the first-team offense. 'We can put Frank anywhere, which is great,' head coach Matt Patricia said. 'We can move him to center, guard, tackle, or put any of those guys all the way across the board.'

Link to story


  Lions | Graham Glasgow leaves practice    Wed Aug 15, 02:35 AM

Detroit Lions C Graham Glasgow (leg) was helped off the field late in practice on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and looked to be favoring his left leg.

Footballguys view: The Lions offensive line was one of the stars of camp, and the team has first-round pick Frank Ragnow ready to slide to center if necessary, but it would be ideal for the five that were clicking in camp to be the starting five against the Jets in Week 1. Matt Patricia refused to give an update on the situation.

Link to story


  Lions | Kerryon Johnson does well in debut    Sat Aug 11, 02:42 AM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson gained 67 total yards (34 rushing, 33 receiving) against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 10. He also had a 57-yard run that was erased on a holding penalty.

Footballguys view: It's been a minute since the Lions had a running back Fantasy GMs could trust. The rookie Johnson may buck the recent trend of 'avoid Lions RBs not named Theo Riddick' in 2018. Johnson is a slashing runner who can live between the tackles if needed. He's competing for carries with veteran LeGarrette Blount. Riddick retains plenty of fantasy value as the team's pass-catching back. Johnson's ADP is currently RB30 (6.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Marvin Jones lighting it up in camp    Fri Aug 10, 01:58 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has reportedly been Matthew Stafford's favorite target in camp, 'largely because he's been getting open so frequently,' according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.

Footballguys view: Jones targets could be cut into by a healthy and developing Kenny Golladay, but he is still a big play threat every week. His ADP isn't quite where last year's production would dictate and reflecting the possible effect of Golladay, making Jones a solid pick with room for profit.

Link to story
Marvin Jones Jr player page


  Lions | Deontez Alexander cut from IR    Thu Aug 9, 03:47 PM

Detroit Lions WR Deontez Alexander (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Aug. 9.

Link to story


  Lions | Michael Roberts having problems    Thu Aug 9, 03:11 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (leg) missed a few practices two weeks ago because of a leg injury and has struggled with drops since returning to practice.

Footballguys view: He's second on the depth chart behind Luke Willson, but that may not hold up if he can't fix this. No Detroit tight end looks like a fantasy option, so just consider this us keeping you fully informed because we know you want to know everything.

Link to story
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Miles Killebrew sees time with LBs    Wed Aug 8, 09:50 PM

Detroit Lions S Miles Killebrew participated in some drills with the linebackers during practice this week.

Link to story
Miles Killebrew player page


  Lions | Ziggy Ansah activated    Mon Aug 6, 09:17 AM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and will practice Monday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: Ansah is still recovering from offseason knee surgery and that's why he began camp on the PUP list. They'll work him back slowly as he doesn't need a ton of reps and they want him as close to full strength as possible for the regular season opener. Ansah is playing on the franchise tag this year for a price tag around $17.1 million.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Deontez Alexander reverts to IR    Sat Aug 4, 07:44 PM

Detroit Lions WR Deontez Alexander (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 4.


  Lions | Brian Brown signed    Sat Aug 4, 11:58 AM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Brian Brown (Cowboys) Saturday, Aug. 4. In a corresponding move, they have waived WR Dom Williams.

Link to story


  Lions | Detroit signs Dom Williams    Sat Aug 4, 02:53 AM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Dom Williams (Eagles) Friday, Aug. 3; in a corresponding move, WR Deontez Alexander (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

Link to story


  Lions | Cornelius Washington activated    Fri Aug 3, 04:06 PM

Detroit Lions DE Cornelius Washington (undisclosed) passed his physical Friday, Aug. 3, and has been activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

Link to story
Cornelius Washington player page


  Lions | Kerryon Johnson holding up in pass protection    Fri Aug 3, 01:57 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has shown well in pass protection throughout training camp, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Johnson is shining as a three-down back and might accelerate the Lions plans to feature him in the backfield. He has done nothing but add to his redraft and dynasty stock this summer.

Link to story


  Lions | Ameer Abdullah standing out    Fri Aug 3, 12:53 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has caught the eye of OG T.J. Lang, who told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that Abdullah has been the most impressive running back in camp so far.

Footballguys view: Abdullah and Theo Riddick are probably battling for snaps and touches in the Detroit offense, which means it's possible that neither are worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues this year without injury striking the Lions backfield. Abdullah is still worth holding in dynasty leagues in the hopes that next year his second team will use him more effectively.

Link to story
Ameer Abdullah player page


  Lions | Nevin Lawson sees time with starters    Thu Aug 2, 02:57 PM

Detroit Lions CB Nevin Lawson received some snaps with the first-team defense during practice Thursday, Aug. 2. Lawson is competing with CB DeShawn Shead for a starting job, but Shead has received most of the work with the starters since training camp started.

Link to story
DeShawn Shead player page
Nevin Lawson player page


  Lions | Kerryon Johnson impressing early    Thu Aug 2, 02:42 AM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has consistently displayed good speed and vision as a runner thus far in camp, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

Footballguys view: Owner of the most running back first name in the history of running back first names, Kerryon Johnson is a guy the Lions traded up for, and who represents something the Lions haven't had consistently in some time--a top-shelf back. There are some questions though. His upright running style can lead to injury, something he has had to deal with in college. And while the Lions were abysmal on the ground last season, they signed LeGarrette Blount and already had Theo Riddick--so it's a bit crowded in the backfield. If he can stay healthy, though, he could out-produce an aging Blount and an average Riddick, as well as his current ADP of 33rd running back off the board.

Link to story


  Lions | Devon Kennard activated    Wed Aug 1, 10:35 AM

Detroit Lions LB Devon Kennard (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: Kennard was considered a candidate to get pass rush snaps, in addition to helping fill one of the holes at outside linebacker. He could have some IDP relevance in big play leagues, but needs to stay on the field.

Link to story
Devon Kennard player page


  Lions | Kelvin Sheppard working out for Lions    Tue Jul 31, 10:04 AM

Free-agent LB Kelvin Sheppard (Giants) is working out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, July 31.

Link to story
Kelvin Sheppard player page


  Lions | LeGarrette Blount back on field    Mon Jul 30, 02:10 PM

Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, July 30, after leaving practice early Sunday, July 29, because of an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: His situation and value are unchanged after the injury scare.

Link to story
LeGarrette Blount player page


  Lions | Devon Kennard may return soon    Sun Jul 29, 07:52 PM

Detroit Lions LB Devon Kennard (undisclosed) ramped up his conditioning workouts Sunday, July 29, and could be activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list in the near future.

Link to story
Devon Kennard player page


  Lions | Marvin Jones back on field Sunday    Sun Jul 29, 05:00 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) was back at practice Sunday, July 29, after leaving a workout the day before with a left knee injury.

Footballguys view: We can take him off of the training camp injury watch list. Despite that, Kenny Golladay's bandwagon is still gaining steam.

Link to story
Marvin Jones Jr player page


  Lions | LeGarrette Blount exits early    Sun Jul 29, 04:55 PM

Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) walked off the field under his own power but did not participate in the final 30 minutes or so of the team's two-hour practice for undisclosed reasons Sunday, July 29.

Footballguys view: It doesn't sound serious, but we'll be monitoring this situation. If Blount were to miss time, Kerryon Johnson would be next in line for goal line carries.

Link to story
LeGarrette Blount player page


  Lions | Golden Tate never considered holding out    Sun Jul 29, 09:20 AM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said he never seriously considered holding out even though the five-year, $31 million contract he signed prior to the 2014 season has been a relative bargain for the team. Tate is in the final year of his current deal but would prefer not to be actively involved in negotiations on a possible contract extension now that training camp has started.

Footballguys view: Next year is likely Tate's last chance for a big contract. If you believe in "contract year" motivation, Tate should be bumped up on your list.

Link to story
Golden Tate player page


  Lions | Marvin Jones unable to finish practice    Sat Jul 28, 01:05 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) left practice early Saturday, July 28, after suffering an apparent knee injury but said his knee was fine after practice.

Footballguys view: Jones got some attention from the trainers and tried to walk the injury off. As long as he doesn't miss more than a week of practice, any absence is precautionary and shouldn't be counted against his fantasy profile.

Link to story
Marvin Jones Jr player page


  Lions | Ziggy Ansah to return soon    Fri Jul 27, 09:13 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee) isn't expected to miss much of training camp and will be ready for Week 1.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Two placed on NFI list    Thu Jul 26, 05:24 PM

Detroit Lions DE Cornelius Washington (undisclosed) and LB Devon Kennard (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 26.

Link to story
Cornelius Washington player page
Devon Kennard player page


  Lions | Detroit makes roster moves    Thu Jul 26, 05:17 PM

Free-agent LB Darnell Sankey (Colts) signed with the Detroit Lions Thursday, July 26. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OT Beau Nunn and LB Al-Rasheed Benton.

Link to story


  Lions | Detroit signs Ricky Jean-Francois    Wed Jul 25, 03:18 PM

Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Patriots) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, July 25, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Link to story
Ricky Jean-Francois player page


  Lions | Ricky Jean-Francois visiting Lions    Wed Jul 25, 08:17 AM

Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Patriots) is visiting the Detroit Lions Wednesday, July 25.

Link to story
Ricky Jean-Francois player page


  Lions | Detroit moves three players    Tue Jul 24, 03:06 PM

Detroit Lions FB Nick Bawden (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, July 24. Additionally, free-agent LB Freddie Bishop (Jets) was signed and WR Andy Jones (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Link to story


  Lions | Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP list    Tue Jul 24, 02:57 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee) was sent to the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 24. Ansah underwent knee surgery earlier this offseason.

Footballguys view: Ansah underwent surgery earlier this offseason and no timetable from his return is known. The Lions did not come to a long-term agreement with Ansah before the deadline for franchise-tagged players, so he's playing on the franchise tag at a price around $17.1 million in 2018.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Several could return kicks    Sun Jul 22, 06:57 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah, RB Kerryon Johnson, WR Jace Billingsley, WR T.J. Jones and CB Jamal Agnew could all be options for the kick returner jobs this season.

Link to story
T.J. Jones player page
Ameer Abdullah player page
Jace Billingsley player page


  Lions | Jake Rudock's spot in jeopardy?    Fri Jul 20, 11:27 PM

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock is unlikely to beat out QB Matt Cassel for the backup quarterback job, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, and Meinke doesn't expect the Lions to keep three quarterbacks on the roster.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Michigan back in 2016, Rudock has been developing for the last two seasons behind Matthew Stafford. He doesn't have a rocket arm but Rudock is tough and can make accurate short-to-intermediate throws. We'll see if he can hold off Cassel for the backup job to Stafford in 2018.

Link to story
Matt Cassel player page
Jake Rudock player page


  Lions | Brandon Barnes done in Detroit    Fri Jul 20, 03:11 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Z. Barnes was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 20.

Link to story


  Lions | Veteran WR says Kenny Golladay can dominate    Tue Jul 17, 03:55 AM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay has the potential to dominate, according to WR Golden Tate, who also referred to Golladay as a 'WR1 kind of guy.' He added: 'I saw freakish catches, man -- some real freakin' freakish catches. Kenny's still a young guy trying to figure it out, but he's moving at a great pace. If he can just keep the mentality he has coming in, he studies, and just tries to get better every day, I'm telling you, this guy can be dominant.'

Footballguys view: Golladay flashed potential as a rookie in 2017 even though he was dealing with nagging injuries during that time. He's poised for a breakout year as the third WR for the Lions behind Tate and Marvin Jones. Golladay can take the top off the defense and is a great upside pick late in your draft. Currently he's being selected at WR57 (12.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Kenny Golladay player page


  Lions | No deal for Ziggy Ansah    Mon Jul 16, 03:52 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah will not receive a long-term deal before the deadline and will play this season on the franchise tag tender.

Footballguys view: Ansah will play on the one-year franchise tender worth around $17.1 million in 2018. He had 12 sacks last year but staying healthy has been a concern for the veteran pass rusher as Ansah hasn't played a full season since 2015.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Long-term deal unlikely for Ziggy Ansah    Sat Jul 14, 03:13 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah likely will not receive a long-term extension before the July 16 deadline unless there is a significant turn of events in contract negotiations, according to sources.

Footballguys view: A tremendous defensive end, Ansah will see interest next offseason. The Lions have to balance his ability with cost though, so they may not look to retain him after this contract is done. Ansah has a ton of incentive to have a great season and set himself up to make significant money next spring. We expect plenty of fantasy production from him this season.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Kerryon Johnson in line to start?    Thu Jul 12, 10:36 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson heads into training camp with a 'good chance' to earn the lead role, in the opinion of Nick Shook of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: Johnson's upside is capped by Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount's quality as a receiving back and short yardage back respectively, but the Lions did move up in the draft for him, and Johnson has a three-down skillset. He's being forgotten in a rookie running back class with big names.

Link to story


  Lions | Zach Zenner worth a spot?    Thu Jul 12, 09:30 PM

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner's 'all-around' ability and contributions on special teams could earn him a spot on the 53-man roster, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: Zenner has looked better than the tiny opportunity he has been given in Detroit, but the window for him to become a big part of this backfield has closed. If he doesn't beat out Ameer Abdullah in a surprise roster cut move or the Lions don't carry five backs in a surprising over-allotment of roster spots to backs, he could be claimed before the season starts.

Link to story
Zach Zenner player page


  Lions | Versatility to save Ameer Abdullah?    Thu Jul 12, 09:25 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's experience and his ability to contribute as a runner and a receiver out of the backfield should help him secure a spot on the 53-man roster, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: Abdullah has failed to live up to his second-round billing and will be marginalized this year, but the 25-year-old has arguably been misused and could have a future on his second team next year. Don't bail on him in dynasty leagues despite the lack of redraft appeal this year.

Link to story
Ameer Abdullah player page


  Lions | Dwayne Washington on the bubble?    Thu Jul 12, 09:21 PM

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington could fail to make the roster because his running style is similar to that of RB LeGarrette Blount and RB Kerryon Johnson, in the opinion of Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: Washington has a terrific size speed combination and has stuck around after being a seventh-round pick, but he hasn't seized multiple opportunities, and will likely be part of the street free agent list teams with running back needs use during the season.

Link to story
Dwayne Washington player page


  Lions | Ziggy Ansah producing in spurts    Sun Jul 8, 11:44 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah recorded nine of his 12 sacks last season in just three games.

Link to story
Ezekiel Ansah player page