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RB Zach Zenner - Detroit Lions

5-11, 223Born: 9-13-1991College: South Dakota StateDrafted: ---

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General News (Fri Sep 22): will likely fill the role of power back if Dwayne Washington is unable to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.

Week 3: vs Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Ameer Abdullah led the Lions backfield last week with 17 carries for a career-high 86 yards--fueled by a big 34-yard run during garbage time in the fourth quarter last week. Abdullah out-snapped the rest of this backfield again this week, as Dwayne Washington was only in on seven plays while Theo Riddick came in as a close second with 27 snaps to Abdullah's 28. The snap count is encouraging for Abdullah, but it is worth noting that he lost both possible red zone looks to Dwayne Washington--causing concern for Abdullah's touchdown upside. The Falcons defensive interior bounced back after a tough outing in Week 1, holding Ty Montgomery to only 3.5 yards per carry with no runs longer than seven yards. The loss of Vic Beasley for a few weeks to a hamstring tear is a big blow for this rushing defense, as he provided solid support for this defensive line. Beasley will be replaced by rookie Takkarist McKinley, who did not look good in his limited run defense snaps last week. The Falcons secondary is much better in pass defense than they are against the run, so they will not be a ton of help here in what should be a good matchup for the Lions.

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Latest News

Lions | Zach Zenner to be power back in Week 3? (Thu Sep 21, 11:26 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner will likely fill the role of power back if RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) is unable to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.

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Lions | Week 2 inactives for Lions (Mon Sep 18, 07:05 PM) - The Detroit Lions have declared OT Emmett Cleary, WR Jared Abbrederis, LB Nick Bellore, CB Teez Tabor, RB Tion Green, C Zac Kerin, RB Zach Zenner inactive for Week 2.

Lions | Week 1 inactives for Lions (Sun Sep 10, 11:52 AM) - The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, WR Jared Abbrederis, OT Storm Norton, CB Teez Tabor, RB Tion Green, C Zac Kerin, RB Zach Zenner inactive for Week 1.

Our View: Dwayne Washington appears to be the #1 power back for the Lions with Zenner inactive despite being healthy.

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Schedule

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4@ Minnesota Vikings
5vs Carolina Panthers
6@ New Orleans Saints
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8vs Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ Green Bay Packers
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Green Bay Packers