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The Lions defense relies heavily on an uber-talented defensive line. Suh, Fairley and Ansah have the ability to form one of the most disruptive lines in the league. You do get the feeling that there's some untapped potential in all three, but Fairley may be facing a suspension after being sentenced in a DUI case. Stephen Tulloch is the clear leader of the linebackers corps but DeAndre Levy provided a lot of help last year with excellent coverage skills. If Kyle Van Noy can make an impact in year one, that would really solidify this defense. The Lions secondary is a real question mark. There is not a lot of talent here and even less upside. James Ihedigbo could provide some stability on the back side at safety but even he has a fairly short track record of success. If this secondary can be even average the front seven could make it a great defense. (August 11)

FBG Staff Rankings

TD Redraft - 21, 6, 10, 18, 18, 18, 19, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 27, 32
TD Dynasty - 17, 6, 22, 23

Stats and Projections

2011 42 21 13 1 7 387 5881
2012 32 11 6 1 0 437 5459
2013 33 15 8 2 4 376 5546
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Average Draft Position

Overall: 258
TD: 22

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2014 Schedule

1vs New York Giants
2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs Green Bay Packers
4@ New York Jets
5vs Buffalo Bills
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7vs New Orleans Saints
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Miami Dolphins
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Chicago Bears
14vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16@ Chicago Bears
17@ Green Bay Packers