QB Jeff Driskel - Detroit Lions

6-4, 234Born: 4-23-1993College: Louisiana TechDrafted: Round 6, pick 2016

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Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Great matchup. The Detroit Lions' opened the season with two polar opposite opponents. In week one, the Arizona Cardinals attempted to rely upon an up-tempo offense to maximize their offense's chance of scoring. In week two, the Los Angeles Chargers slowed down the pace to mask notable absences on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. In turn, Detroit's offensive production through two games has been somewhat erratic. In week one, Matthew Stafford threw the ball 45 times, primarily to Kenny Golladay (9 targets,) Danny Amendola (13 targets,) and T.J. Hockenson (9 targets.) In week two, Stafford attempted just 30 passes. Kenny Golladay stood out as Stafford's favorite target in week two, commanding 10 targets, while both Amendola and Hockenson tailed off with only 1 and 3 targets, respectively. Golladay is the team's clear-cut number-one wide receiver, which should bode well for Stafford's efficiency. Golladay has long been considered one of the best young talents at the wide receiver position, and a more substantial and more consistent role in the offense is well-deserved. Detroit's offensive line struggled in week one against the Arizona Cardinals, as Stafford was under pressure more than any other quarterback in the league. These struggles carried over to week two when the Chargers disrupted the pocket on 9 of Stafford's 32 dropbacks on the day. The Lions need to shore up the trenches before expecting a consistently-dangerous passing attack, and week three at Philadelphia poses a tough matchup up front. Fortunately, the Eagles' secondary is far from elite. Through the first 2 weeks of the 2019 season, the Philadelphia Eagles have allowed multiple 300+ yard passers, multiple 3-touchdown passers, and 3 100+ yard receivers. Philadelphia had hoped that a healthy secondary in 2019 would provide a solution to the coverage issues that arose late in 2018 following a slew of injuries, that has not been the case. Philadelphia ranks 31st in passing yards allowed, 29th in passing touchdowns allowed, and 25th in net-yards-per-attempt allowed. The Eagles' pass rush has done the secondary no favors to start the season. Aside from Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, no other member of the Eagles front-four (or linebacking corps) has been able to generate pressure at a respectable rate to start the season. What had previously been a strength of Philadelphia's defense, depth on the defensive line, has quickly transformed into a weakness. In week one, the Eagles lost defensive tackle Malik Jackson for the season to a foot injury. Then, in week two, Jackson's replacement Tim Jernigan was taken back to the locker room on a cart, and he will miss about a month due to a foot injury of his own. Philadelphia's pass defense has been woefully disappointing through two games, and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will have his work cut out for him attempting to solve these issues ahead of a week three clash with the Detroit Lions.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 at SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 vs SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Jeff Driskel's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

Lions | Jeff Driskel joins Lions (Tue Sep 17, 10:42 AM) - Free-agent QB Jeff Driskel (Bengals) signed an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Our View: They released veteran Josh Johnson on Tuesday and must see Driskel as a better option. Driskel gives the Lions veteran depth behind Matthew Stafford. The only other quarterback on their roster is rookie David Blough.
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Lions | Detroit taking a look at Jeff Driskel (Fri Sep 13, 05:43 PM) - Free-agent QB Jeff Driskel (Bengals) visited with the Detroit Lions on Friday, Sept. 13.

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Bengals | Jeff Driskel waived with settlement (Wed Sep 11, 04:24 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel (undisclosed) was waived from the reserve/injured list with an injury settlement Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Our View: The Bengals have rookie Ryan Finley as the primary backup to Andy Dalton. Finley, a fourth-round pick out of N.C. State, is a tall pocket passer and game manager.
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Schedule

3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6@ Green Bay Packers
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8vs New York Giants
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ Washington Redskins
13vs Chicago Bears
14@ Minnesota Vikings
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ Denver Broncos
17vs Green Bay Packers