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  Lions | Dominic Raiola won't be suspended    Mon Nov 24, 02:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions C Dominic Raiola will not be suspended for his Week 11 actions against the New England Patriots, according to a source. Raiola could still face a fine, however.

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  Lions | Golden Tate hits 1,000 yards    Sun Nov 23, 06:44 PM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate had four receptions for 97 yards in Week 12 against the New England Patriots. He went over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career.

Footballguys view: Tate has been one of the best signings of the 2014 free agent market. He'll play the Bears next on Thanksgiving.

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  Lions | Ashlee Palmer suffers head injury    Sun Nov 23, 06:43 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer (head) left the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots with a head injury and he was unable to return.

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  Lions | Ashlee Palmer leaves game    Sun Nov 23, 01:30 PM

Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer (head) left the team's Week 12 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury. He is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Riley Reiff leaves early    Sun Nov 23, 01:10 PM

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 12 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 23, 11:34 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Kellen Davis, QB Kellen Moore, OG Larry Warford, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, RB Reggie Bush, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 12.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush inactive    Sun Nov 23, 11:29 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive for Week 12 Sunday, Nov. 23.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush absent from warmups    Sun Nov 23, 11:03 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was not spotted during early warmups Sunday, Nov. 23, and he's unlikely to play in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Theo Riddick will have some run as a PPR flex option in what could be a high-scoring game.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush likely out    Sat Nov 22, 05:30 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is likely out for Week 12 and is targeting the Thanksgiving Day game Thursday, Nov. 27, to return.

Footballguys view: This should push Joique Bell into the RB2 range, with Riddick creeping up into RB5 range. Bush and the Lions are probably focused on the playoffs and it's risky to play Bush on Sunday, then Thursday in a short turnaround. Both Bell and Riddick have played well, though Bell is far more reliable.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford struggling on deep ball    Fri Nov 21, 06:21 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who is currently on pace to finish with the fewest passing yards in a single season for his career, has struggled on deep-ball connections, especially in the last two weeks with WR Calvin Johnson returning. Stafford has completed only 14 percent of his passes at least 20 yards downfield to Johnson the last two weeks, and he's thrown an interception on deep targets in each of the pair's four full games together. Stafford is also struggling in the face of pressure this year, with his completion percentage under pressure dropping from 42 percent last year to 34 percent in 2014, his lowest since 2010.

Footballguys view: He's locked onto Calvin Johnson as well, targeting him 27 times in the last two weeks, which is 12 more times than he did the next guy (Golden Tate). So part of his issues could be that his tendency to lock onto Megatron is making it easier to disrupt those passes. Stafford will have a good production day--we have him as a low-end QB1--but mostly because we expect the Lions to have to come from behind against a good Patriots defense, so he will have to throw a ton.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate probable    Fri Nov 21, 05:12 PM

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) and Golden Tate (hip) are both listed as probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. Johnson and Tate were both limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and Tate was a surprise addition to the injury report.

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Golden Tate player page


  Lions | Probable status for Joique Bell    Fri Nov 21, 05:08 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush questionable    Fri Nov 21, 05:05 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited for the third straight day in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and he is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: It doesn't seem like Bush is going to get back anywhere near 100% this year. Theo Riddick should stay on PPR benches instead of being dropped because Bush could miss this weekend or additional games before the end of the season if his ankle doesn't improve. Bush isn't worth a roster spot.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 21, 05:01 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. DE Jason Jones (non-injury), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Calvin Johnson limited    Thu Nov 20, 06:05 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Calvin Johnson will play against New England and reports have placed Brandon Browner - not Darrelle Revis (he's likely to cover Golden Tate) - covering him, which means he should still be a great WR1 play.

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  Lions | Joique Bell, Reggie Bush limited    Thu Nov 20, 05:59 PM

Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Bell did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: It's a tough matchup this week, and that limits their ceiling this week. Bell could be no better than an RB3, while Bush is best looked at as an RB4/flex.

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Joique Bell player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.

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Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush on track to play    Thu Nov 20, 12:54 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he is on track to play against the New England Patriots in Week 12. He was not able to play in Week 11 because of the injury.

Footballguys view: This is just going to cut into everyone's value and lower it. We still see Bell as a better bet, and even then we're looking at an RB3 for Bell, an RB5 for Bush and Theo Riddick as an RB6. All have some upside, but have a lot more risk.

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  Lions | Audition three at CB    Thu Nov 20, 03:54 AM

The Detroit Lions brought in free-agent CB Marc Anthony (Buccaneers), Richard Marshall (Chargers) and Kevin Rutland (Jaguars) for workouts.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush limited at practice    Wed Nov 19, 04:53 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Bush and Joique Bell (ankle) are both a bit banged up. That could lead to more touches for Theo Riddick during the week of practice.

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  Lions | Joique Bell has ankle injury    Wed Nov 19, 04:45 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, due to an ankle injury. Bell left game briefly in Week 11 because of his injury.

Footballguys view: Just keep an eye on his status through the week of practice.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 19, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) was limited, while TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) practiced in full.

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Brandon Pettigrew player page
Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Joique Bell sits Wednesday    Wed Nov 19, 03:38 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Bell should be able to practice later in the week. It's a huge matchup against the Patriots this week. We like Bell as a low-end RB2 with upside in PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson sits out of practice    Wed Nov 19, 03:32 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Johnson should be available for the game against the Patriots on Sunday. Check back to make sure he participates in practice on Friday.

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  Lions | Golden Tate slated for Revis Island    Wed Nov 19, 10:37 AM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is expected to be covered by New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, while CB Brandon Browner figures to cover WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.

Footballguys view: We're not overly excited about Tate this week against New England. Consider him more of a flex-level play...maybe even 'what the heck' flex level in this matchup against Revis.

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Darrelle Revis player page
Golden Tate player page


  Lions | T.J. Jones to have first practice    Tue Nov 18, 07:16 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, for the first time this year. Jones has a 21-day window for the team to decide whether it wants to activate him or keep him out for the year. Jones underwent shoulder surgery in June.

Footballguys view: Jones is an interesting player to monitor in deep dynasty leagues, but that's about it. If activated, Jones won't have much fantasy value in standard redraft leagues.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush to return for Week 12    Mon Nov 17, 04:17 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will return this week from the ankle injury that sidelined him last week.

Footballguys view: When Bush returns, he will be splitting time with Theo Riddick. Bush said he hopes the week off will enable him to stay healthy the rest of the season.

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  Lions | Golden Tate not targeted much    Mon Nov 17, 01:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was only targeted two times during the team's Week 11 game, but head coach Jim Caldwell said that was not the plan during the game. 'The plays that we call are maybe the same plays where he would have gotten the ball previously. You look at the progressions. There may be a guy in front of him and (the quarterback) may have to go somewhere else. Those are thing that happen more so than we're saying, 'You know what, we're not designing any plays to go to Golden'. That wasn't the case,' Caldwell said.

Footballguys view: The Lions need to work harder to get Tate more involved in the offense. Tate finished the game with two catches for 41 yards.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford breaks record    Mon Nov 17, 12:47 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford passes 20,000 career passing yards in Week 11, to become the faster quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark. Sunday's game was just Stafford's 71st career game. Dan Marino previously held the mark in 74 games.

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  Lions | James Ihedigbo leaves briefly    Sun Nov 16, 07:07 PM

Detroit Lions SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of the Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was able to return.

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  Lions | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 16, 02:59 PM

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Reggie Bush, TE Brandon Pettigrew, DL Nick Fairley, OG Larry Warford, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 11.

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Kellen Moore player page
Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Golden Tate could draw Peterson matchup    Sun Nov 16, 08:59 AM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate could be blanketed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Sunday, Nov. 16. ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge thinks that Peterson is better suited to cover Tate, while CB Antonio Cromartie covers WR Calvin Johnson.

Footballguys view: Tate's quickness would eat Cromartie up, so this might be the wise angle for the Cardinals. Still, if they can't pressure Matthew Stafford, it might be a long afternoon in Glendale.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush expected back next week    Sat Nov 15, 07:38 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to return in Week 12.

Footballguys view: It's great he'll be back but to what end? He's been banged up enough to kill his production while Theo Riddick and Joique Bell have done well enough to earn carries even when he returns.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush out Sunday    Sat Nov 15, 06:39 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) will be held out of the game Sunday, Nov. 16, in Week 11. RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick will split time in the backfield.

Footballguys view: Another in a long line of disappointments for Bush owners but Bell could represent a nice low end RB2 value while Riddick is a chronicle of potential touchdowns which makes him a decent RB3 or flex option.

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Joique Bell player page
Theo Riddick player page


  Lions | T.J. Jones to practice    Sat Nov 15, 12:47 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) will participate in practice next week. Jones is currently on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Lions | Probable status for Calvin Johnson    Fri Nov 14, 04:38 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron probable against Cards    Fri Nov 14, 04:35 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) practiced for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush questionable in Week 11    Fri Nov 14, 04:30 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 14, but is questionable for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: Fire up Theo Riddick as a solid RB2 in PPR leagues. He was the #7 back under PPR scoring in each of the two games Bush missed earlier this year.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 14, 04:25 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (back), LS Don Muhlbach (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 14. Pettigrew was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush misses practice again    Fri Nov 14, 01:07 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 14.

Footballguys view: It would be a surprise if Bush played on Sunday at Arizona. Consider Theo Riddick as at least a PPR flex and definitely pick him up if he is on your waiver wire.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 06:26 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (back) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and DE Devin Taylor (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) practiced fully.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron a full participant    Thu Nov 13, 06:23 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson has full practice    Thu Nov 13, 06:19 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should feel good about Johnson's health status. They should not be overly concerned about his matchup against All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson this week. Over the last two years, Johnson has 16 catches, 237 yards and two touchdowns against Peterson.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush not practicing Thursday    Thu Nov 13, 04:14 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Bush is going to split playing time and touches with Theo Riddick (if Bush plays) as the backup behind Joique Bell in Week 11 against the Cardinals. Signs don't point to him being much of a fantasy factor this week.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush could sit out    Thu Nov 13, 01:52 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) could sit out in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Footballguys view: If Bush sits out, that would create a larger role for Theo Riddick....behind starter Joique Bell.

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  Lions | Make practice squad moves    Thu Nov 13, 12:03 PM

The Detroit Lions re-signed free-agent S Jerome Couplin III to their practice squad Thursday, Nov. 13. The team also released WR Patrick Edwards from their practice squad.

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  Lions | Jerome Couplin III signs    Thu Nov 13, 10:02 AM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent FS Jerome Couplin III (Bills) to the practice squad Thursday, Nov. 13.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 12, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) practiced fully.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron practices fully    Wed Nov 12, 04:26 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson sits    Wed Nov 12, 02:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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