Week 15
December 16, 2017
 

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Likely Out


Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter.

Fantasy Goo: Over the past three seasons, in the eight games without Abdullah, Riddick has seen about an extra six carries for about twenty yards per game. His targets and TD’s increase substantially giving him a 5 point PPR bump, but against this Ravens defense I’m not rushing to get Riddick in my starting line-up.


12/03/17, 08:37 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

No Counting Crows Mr. Jones


Marvin has been killing it as of late, with 87.6 yards a game over the last 5 to go with 4 touchdowns. However, This week he faces a stingy Vikings secondary, and most notably "The road warrior" Xavier Rhodes. Look for other options in your flex if you've got em.


11/22/17, 01:50 PM CST by C-wags

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions

FanDuel Triple Play - Targeting Wide Receivers


Sterling Shepard @SF - 5,700 - Shepard totaled 70 yds on 9 targets in his first game back from an ankle injury last week. The 49ERS are giving up 22FF to WRs this season, which is perfect because the Giants only have one WR.

Marvin Jones Jr vsCLE - $6,400 - In the last 3 weeks Mr Jones is averaging 7-110-1 and 12 targets. FUEGO! Now the Lions and their inept running game are home against the Browns! The last time I saw a price this good an employee discount was applied.

AJ Green @TEN - $7,900 - AJ Green returns from his week 9 ejection to take on the Titans. He will put his Rocky 5 street fighting techniques aside and be on a mission to redeem himself.


11/10/17, 01:53 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Waiver Wire Target


Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints - keep an eye on this kid.


10/24/17, 07:10 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: bit.ly


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Golladay. Celebrate


If we picked up Golladay
Take some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We’re gonna have a celebration

Every season there is that player that propels a team to the fantasy promise land. Kenny Golladay possesses that high upside potential down the stretch that can be invaluable. Golladay last played in week 3 before suffering a hamstring injury, and Matthew Stafford has missed his 213lb 6’4 receiver. After throwing for 7TDs in the first 3 weeks; Stafford has only thrown for 2TDs before exploding in week 6 against the Saints with 3 tosses. This was a result of the game being out of hand and being forced to throw 52 times. Golden Tate was injured in this game and word is he will be out a few weeks. The Lions are on a bye in week 7, which gives Tate a free week to rest, but more importantly gives Golladay a free week to get ready to explode on the scene once again at home in week 8 against the Steelers. Tate and Marvin Jones Jr are what they are at this point. Golladay gives Stafford the kind of big threat target that he has lacked since the Decepticon leader himself MEGATRON retired. You can’t teach height and talent, and that is a gunslingers favorite type of weapon to use.


10/17/17, 07:24 PM CDT by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

Golden Opportunity


Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, and has posted two of his four highest single-game receiving totals in 111 career games against the Saints.

At $6800 on DK he’s sandwiched between Evans and Fitzgerald, tough price point. Of the three I like the Tate stack with his QB, Stafford the best. Both TB and Arizona play each other and the WR/CB match-ups are better for their WR2’s.


10/14/17, 07:52 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.detroitnews.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Det O-line Hobbled


The Lions technically have Second-Half-staff listed as Questionable. Now, his status is not really a concern. The troubling part is two of his linemen on the offensive side really are questionable. Rick Wagner and TJ Lang have issues. Wagner was only able to get in limited practices this week, and Lang went from not practicing, to limited, then was held out again on Friday. Whenever a player goes from LP to DNP, it is a concern as he's moving in the wrong direction. If both O-linemen are out, Stafford could be flushed from the pocket more so than a Lion's fan would like.


10/14/17, 07:49 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Down In The Dumps


"A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season."
He should be down in the dumps after dropping a sure TD and essentially having his targets taken away by a journeyman who scored twice in the same game. It looks like he is going right back to work and going to overcome this though. I was very high on him preseason so I’m not giving up hope yet. In the next five weeks Detroit faces 3 of the bottom 5 defenses against TE according to Sharp Football Stats and they are on a bye week 7 so if he bombs this week you can probably cut him without hesitation.


10/10/17, 06:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Will Fuller

Houston Texans

Zach Zenner & Will Fuller are Inactive for Week 1


So make sure these guys are not in your lineup... although, neither should be in there or potentially even on your roster in the first place.


09/10/17, 10:53 AM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.nfl.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


T.J. Jones

Detroit Lions

Lions WR Shared Between Golladay and Jones


JBC has been shuffling between Golladay and T.J. Jones as the WR3 - neither player should be started if they do not own that role outright.

Fantasy Goo: Golladay is more likely than not to win the role and make an impact to fantasy, although it is not advised to start him, the high upside rookie is definitely worth stashing in larger leagues.


09/07/17, 03:07 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford Cashes In To Become NFL's Highest Paid Player


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to a five-year, $135 million contract extension Monday.

Fantasy Goo: Stafford hasn't missed a game since the 2010 season,he's proven durable and hasn't completed less than 65.3 percent of his passes in each of the past two seasons,passing for 56 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in that time span. Entering 2017, he remains on the QB1/QB2 border. He is an upside pick at the start of the double digit rounds in 12 team formats and beyond.


08/29/17, 07:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron "Tweaks" Hammy


“Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments.”

Fantasy Goo: Ebron was picked, by several of us, as a sleeper tight end this year with Boldin vacating 22 red-zone targets. With an ADP in the eleventh round he can still be one of our sleepers, but I’m not going to be drafting him as my primary TE unless I’m also prepared to stream the position from week-to-week. In best-ball you are better off drafting him as a back-up (TE2).


08/01/17, 08:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB


The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.


07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Lions Add Big WR


Lion grabbed Kenny Golladay the 6'4" WR from Northern Illinois to replace Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Goo: Golden Tate will likely take over the slot pushing Golladay out wide in 3 WR sets. He has high upside ability, but there may be too many mouths to feed in Detriot for an immediate impact.


05/15/17, 03:28 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.nfl.com

Detroit Lions

NFC North

2017 Schedule

  • Week 1

    ARI @ DET

    09/10/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 2

    DET @ NYG

    09/18/17

    8:30 pm

  • Week 3

    ATL @ DET

    09/24/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 4

    DET @ MIN

    10/01/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 5

    CAR @ DET

    10/08/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 6

    DET @ NO

    10/15/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 6

    bye

  • Week 8

    PIT @ DET

    10/29/17

    8:30 pm

  • Week 9

    DET @ GB

    11/06/17

    8:30 pm

  • Week 10

    CLE @ DET

    11/12/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 11

    DET @ CHI

    11/19/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 11

    MIN @ DET

    11/23/17

    12:30 pm

  • Week 13

    DET @ BAL

    12/03/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 14

    DET @ TB

    12/10/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 15

    CHI @ DET

    12/16/17

    4:30 pm

  • Week 16

    DET @ CIN

    12/24/17

    1:00 pm

  • Week 17

    GB @ DET

    12/31/17

    1:00 pm

PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart

The PYRO Fantasy Football Depth Chart is a rundown of where Team PYRO projects the fantasy production for each team at each position. It is NOT an attempt to inform you of the current starters for each team. For example, we are well aware that Brandon Manumaleuna is currently the starting TE for the Chicago Bears, but if you look at the Bears Team Page, we have Greg Olsen listed at TE. Why? We’re projecting that Greg Olsen will be the most Fantasy Football relevant TE for the Bears this season. Since Olsen will be the Bears leading FF point scorer at TE, it’s his name at the top of the TE column on our PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart.

Detroit Lions - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview

calvin and matthew for the detroit lions


 


 


 


Detroit Lions - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview


 


 


If you were drafting in an early Rock n’ Roll fantasy league, there is no town that breeds the picks like Motown. Houdini has been reminding us of this as of late with some of his soulful tunes. Wilson Pickett’s song “Cole, Cook, and Redding” schools you on some of those early rhythm and blues greats.


 


 


 







 


 


 


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Look for “Wolfman” Houdini, the host with the most, to keep those classics spinning at you on the latest episode of the Pyro Fantasy Football Fire Podcast.


 


 


 


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Not only does Detroit demonstrate iconic figures in the world of Rock n’ Roll and Rhythm and Blues; they have some fantasy mainstays that are outta sight as well. Look no further than the fantasy wide receiver consistently on the top of the charts, Megatron.


 


 


Megatron


 


 


 


 


If you end up picking towards the end of your fantasy draft and Jimmy Graham has already gone, then go for Calvin Johnson. This plan is just one of many you can learn by reading Dawgmatica’s  Draft Strategy. In fact, all of the guys walk you through different ins and outs when it comes to draft day. Their strategies are including in version 3 of the draft kit, available now.


 


 


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Calvin’s numbers speak for themselves. In 2013, he caught 84 balls on 156 targets. And, would you believe 1,492 yards are his lowest since 2010? Two years ago, he ended just shy of breaking 2,000 yards. In 2013, he crossed the goal line 12 times. That makes four times in six years he has managed  to rack up at least 12 scores with 16 being his highest.  One thing to look for in fantasy is consistency. There are plenty of pass catcher who will bust out one monster game that skews their season totals. Calvin gets it done week in and week out. In 2014, he averaged 15.66 points per game (2nd highest total of his career). In fact, Johnson has averaged at least 12 fantasy points per game since 2008. He has broken 1,000 yards in five of six as well. The one down year (besides his rookie season) he missed it by 14 yards. In many respects, he keeps getting better. Last year he averaged a career high 17.8 yards per catch. Oh, did I mention this? Detroit has the 2nd best fantasy playoff schedule for wide receivers.


 




Yet another thing going for Megatron is the talent that now surrounds him. By bringing in play makers like Golden Tate to line up as the other wide receiver, defenses will not be able to double down on Calvin as often.  This is something Johnson himself recently noted: “Golden’s going to get a lot of one-on-one coverage. With all the weapons we have, those one-on-ones will go full circle and I might get some more myself”.  An ex-Notre Dame player, Tate seems to be quick grasping Joe Lombardi’s offense.  This will be Tate’s 5th year in the league. Last year, he caught 64 passes for 898 yards, 5 touchdowns and averaged 7.38 fantasy points per game. Statistically, since he has been in the league, he has improved in almost every single category annually. In Seattle, from one year to the next, he saw improvements in targets, receptions, yardage, and fantasy points per game. Fantasy is all about trend spotting, and I don’t mean the Ewan McGregor flick.


 


 







 


 


 


To succeed in fantasy, you need to construct your players based on how you think they will perform this year. The pitfall that claims so many, people tend to draft on the numbers from the previous year. If you draft the right way, if you look at trends, then Golden Tate is definitely a receiver to keep on your radar. More and more teams are having success with a two headed receiving core. With the addition of Tate, Detroit is looking more appealing.


 




Other names to note, Ryan Broyles and Kevin Ogletree seem to be fighting for the possible slot position, although neither has shown all that well in camp. The talk of the town has concerned Riddick, but more on him in a moment. The Lions remaining receivers are Kris Durham, T.J. Jones, and a few other names that will be fighting for roster spots. They did recently pick up Jon Baldwin from the 49ers. While Baldwin has the body type, and showed amazing skills at the combine once upon a time, he has never put it together in the NFL. If you are a deep dynasty league, you may want to watch this battle play out,  although I doubt there will be enough opportunity that far down the depth chart.


 




The Lions did add another pass catcher, but at the tight end position. Eric Ebron was taken with the 10th pick overall in this year’s draft. While rookie tight ends are notorious for a lack of production, he is certainly one to watch. In fact, he should get a crack at seeing some decent playing time his first year. If that is the case, he could be a steal. The Lions have the BEST schedule for a tight end this year.  Ebron is 6’4” and weighs 250 pounds. He ran a 4.6 at the combine with a 32” vertical. At North Carolina, Ebron had 62 receptions, gained 973 yards, and scored 3 touchdowns. He turned out some impressive performances including a 199 yard game against Miami. He should have no problem holding down a starting role ahead of Brandon Pettigrew, a guy who seemed to be brought down by a stiff breeze last year. If you don’t get a top tier tight end, play the waiting game. I think a nice strategy would be to take a Charles Clay and pair him with Ebron, whom, according to early August ADP’s is going in the 11th round for 12 team leagues. With the schedule the Lions have, Ebron will certainly see some fantastic matchups. If both guys start to go off, then you have terrific trade bait.


 


 


As you must have noticed by now, in fantasy football, the one thing that is a safe bet, is inconsistent rankings. Depending on which site you are consulting, what you see can vary wildly from another source. This is certainly true when it comes to offensive line rankings. However, Detroit is consistently being pegged as a top 5 team when it comes to their 2014 offensive line. Last year, their pass blocking was the best it has been in years. In fact, only one other team allowed fewer sacks (Omaha! Omaha!) You guessed it, Denver. But even in the run game, they had great success on short yardage, power plays. With 2 yards or less to go, they converted on 3rd/4th down 76% of the time.  The Lions offensive linemen should open up and sustain holes for a plethora of backs this coming season.


 




The first back on the depth chart is Reggie Bush. It must be said, last year they ran a committee with Bush and Bell. So far this year, there has been quite a bit of chatter about Theo Riddick, another Notre Dame player to join the Lions.  Before we get to the two main dogs, it is speculated that Riddick might be plugged into multiple places in Joe Lombardi’s offense. Lombardi was most recently the Saints OC. Riddick played both running back and receiver in college. He could be utilized similar to how the Saints used Darren Sproles. This notion was recently reiterated by backup QB Dan Orlovsky: “I’m telling you, if he doesn’t have 50 catches this year, I’ll be surprised because he is going to have opportunities and he’s very talented at it… I think he’s going to play the Sproles role for sure.” But he might be utilized in other ways as well. There has been a buzz from camp stating Riddick could see time in the slot. Again, playing both running back and receiver comes natural to him. This is one reason Pyro has him pegged as a deep sleeper candidate. This hidden gem is worth a late round pick. As of early August though, he is not even showing up on ADPs. My guess, after people get a look at him in preseason, the secret will be out. 


 


 


AMAZING (excellent quality) Rushing highlights for Riddick = 


 


 







 


 


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“Pan Down! Pan Down…We’ve got Bush”


 


 







 


 


 


Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are the two big dogs on the porch. First, let’s just look at them in a strictly running capacity. Last year, Bush got more attempts, 223 to Bell’s 166. Bush had more yards, 1,006 to Bell’s 650.  He averaged 4.5 yards to Bell’s 3.9. Bush appears the better runner. But you know what they say about appearances, they can be deceiving.


 




If the Lion’s played on grass, they seem to lean towards Bell. Bush had 158 carries on turf and only 65 on grass. Bell seems to have what it takes when they get in close, bell scored 8 touchdowns, all of which came inside the red zone. Another thing, Bush need carries to get going.  Bush only scored 4 rushing touchdowns in 2014. In every instance, he needed at least 17 carries to score. In games when he carried it at least 17 times, he averaged 4.6 per rush. In games where he carried 13 times or less, his average is 2.9. So let me amend my statement. Bush is the better runner as long as he is given the opportunities. With the Lombardi offense this season, I expect there to be more of a split. Bush will not get the opportunities he did last year. Statistically, his performance is tied to the amount of looks he gets in the run game. Pyro is picking Bush as a bust candidate in 2014.


 




Now let’s compare the two coming out of the backfield for receptions.  At first glance, they seem fairly even. Bush caught 54 passes and Bell caught 53. But upon closer inspection, Bell wins hands down. Bell had 547 receiving yards. Bush had 506. So, Bell had 41 more yards on 1 less catch. Here is the one that takes the cake.  Bush caught the ball 68.4% of the time. Bell caught the ball 76.8% of the time. Not only that, Bell was targeted farther down field than Bush. Bell’s position in relation to the line of scrimmage was 7.93 yards down field when he was targeted. Bush’s average target was 6.41 yards downfield. To put it another way, Bell had a higher catch rate and was actually a yard and a half further down field than Bush. So, not only is Bell a better pass catcher, he does so farther down field. One last thing, Bell averaged more yards per catch as well, 10.3 to Bush’s 9.4.


 




To recap, Bush is probably the better runner if given enough opportunity. Lombardi often employed a three back system in New Orleans. With the likes of Bell, and Riddick, Bush will not get the rushing attempts he needs to perform. As far as receiving, Bell is flat out statistically better. As of early August, ADP’s for 12 team leagues have Bush going in the 3rd round and Bell going in the 5th. Obviously, both are worth a bit more in PPR formats. Overall, Bell is the better bargain.


 




Finally, we come to the general on the field, Matthew “Second Half” Staff. There are many reasons to love Stafford…


 


 


 


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Just look at how serious he takes his skin care, proper eye wear, use of a hat, stays in the shade, all top moves as far as I am concerned. Bravo my man!


 




Okay, there are also plenty of reasons to love him on the field as well. Stafford is a tier II QB for most of the Pyro boys. This year, he faces the 6th best passing schedule and the 2nd best during the fantasy playoffs. He has more weapons offensively than he has ever had as a pro. The new Lombardi system should keep opposing defenses on their heels, especially early in the season. This could work out if you end up drafting 2 QBs, not that I would with a Stafford caliber guy. But if you have a Tannehill staring you in the face later in the draft, I might grab him if he is the best talent available. If Stafford gets things rolling with a quickness, that might be appealing for trade bait, especially when quarterbacks start to go down with injuries. There was a time when his toughness was called into question, but the guy has not missed a game in the last three years.  In that same time frame, he has passed for 14,655 yards and 90 TDs. With the talent he now has, I think it is realistic that he throws for over 30 touchdowns easy. That would put him in between last year’s total (29) and that of his 2011 season (41). Yardage wise, I think he is closer to 5,000 than 4,500. Plus, he should be good for 2 or 3 rushing TDs as well. For Stafford to have an elite year, he will have to minimize his interceptions. Last year, out of the top 10 fantasy QBs, Stafford lost 38 points to INTs, second highest only to Dalton who lost 40 points. With the talent he has this year, chances are Stafford will not feel as much pressure to put it all on his shoulders. If that happens, his negative points will be minimized. All in all, Stafford could end up ranked in the top 5 fantasy QBs this year.


 


 


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Barry Sansders and Bobby Ross

When Barry Sanders retired following the 1998 season, the NFL was in shock. Sanders was just 31 years old, coming off a season where he rushed for 1,491 yards, and was only 1,457 yards away from breaking Walter Payton’s all-time rushing record. The question was, how could he leave the game? The answer to that question lies with Barry Sanders, but there are many who believe that it was due to a strained relationship between Barry Sanders and head coach Bobby Ross, and Barry’s father William will be the first to tell you that side of the story.

Before I get to the nastiness of this situation, let’s visit with Barry Sanders on the high road. Here is what Barry said publicly after announcing his retirement.

"The reason I am retiring is very simple, my desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it…I have enjoyed playing for two great head coaches, Wayne Fontes and Bobby Ross, who are good coaches and leaders," Sanders said in his statement. "I am not involved in a salary dispute of any kind. If I had played this season, I would have earned a more than satisfactory salary. . . . I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision."

There was a lot of speculation the reason Sanders decided not to come back was due to a rift with Bobby Ross and management. The thought was that Barry was not happy with the front office for not surrounding him with good enough talent to help him compete, and that he was unhappy with Ross and his offensive scheme. When Bobby Ross was questioned about why Sanders had left the game, he had this to say.

"My personal feeling is that we're looking at a situation where the man got tired of playing the game," Ross said at a news conference in Detroit. "Do I feel that Barry left because of me? No, I don't feel that."

How this came to the forefront, most likely, came from Barry’s father William. William and his son had an on again off again relationship, and while Barry is a very soft spoken person the same cannot be said for his father. Barry attended Oklahoma State, yet his father continued to be a vigilant supporter of Oklahoma…nice. William Sanders didn’t stop there. When asked who was the greatest running back, he would respond, “Jim Brown, followed by me, and Barry third”. When Barry retired, it was his father who let loose every conspiracy theory, but he really had it out for Bobby Ross.

In 2004 William Sanders was interviewed by Lansing radio station WQTX. The interview was just over 17 minutes in length, with most of the conversation centering on Barry and his upbringing, as well as general football talk. However, just over 13 minutes into the interview, the conversation turned to the topic of why William Sanders personally, had a problem with Bobby Ross.

Heuman: "What about him (Bobby Ross) didn’t you care for?
Sanders: "I didn’t like his attitude."
Heuman: "Bobby Ross’s?"
Sanders: "Yeah."
Heuman: "In what way, William?"
Sanders: "When Detroit signed Barry, one of the first things coach told Barry was that he wanted to meet his father."
Heuman: "Wayne Fontes?" (Wayne Fontes was Barry’s original Lions coach)
Sanders: "Yeah. Not to kiss my butt. (Pause) But to have a courtesy, out of respect."
Heuman: "And Bobby Ross never did that?"
Sanders: (In agreement) "And Bobby Ross never did that."
Heuman: "Why do you suppose he didn’t want to meet you? I’d a bought you dinner and buttered you up and bought you a condo to keep that guy (Barry) in the game."
Sanders: "Because Bobby Ross came out of Georgia and I think Bobby Ross got a mindset about black people and their place."
Heuman: "You think it was a racist thing?"
Sanders: (In agreement) "I think it was a racist thing. He never spoke to me. He never wanted to meet me. If he did, he didn’t."
Heuman: "Wait a minute now. You think Bobby Ross, with his southern background, his aversion to you and possibly Barry was based on race?"
Sanders: "I think so. (Pause) And I’ll debate him."
Heuman: (Pausing in contemplation) "Hmm."
Sanders: "Yeah."
Heuman: "Have you ever said that? I haven’t heard that."
Sanders: "Well, nobody’s really ever asked me."
Heuman: "Well I am now, and you’re saying that you think he was a racist?"
Sanders: "Yeah, I do. (Pause)Yeah. (Long pause) Because he never (Pause) Why would he not want to meet Barry’s father?"
Heuman: "I can’t answer that, but in fairness William Sanders, most of the players on Bobby Ross’s team were black."
Sanders: "That might be true too."
Heuman: "So how could you be a football coach in the NFL and be a racist? (William Laughs)You’d be out of work."
Sanders: "He’s out of work too isn’t he?"
Heuman: "Well, he’s got a job now. He’s coaching Army."
Sanders: "Yeah, well that’s probably the best place for him."
Heuman: (Laughs) "I see you don’t feel strongly about Bobby Ross?"
Sanders: "No I don’t because . . ."
Heuman: (Interrupting Sanders) "You never had a conversation with him?"
Sanders: "I walked the sideline many a day, and the man never said anything to me and I never said anything to him."
Heuman: "Did you ever think of walking up and saying ‘Hi, I’m Barry’s dad’?"
Sanders: "I thought about it, but then I did not want to intrude on his space. ‘Cause if he wanted to meet me (Pause) he was the head of the team. He could’ve did that easily."
Heuman: "He knew where to find you?"
Sanders: (In Agreement) "He knew where to find me."
Heuman: "And you insist that part of his problem with you (Pause) and maybe Barry was that he (Barry) was black?"
Sanders: "Yes. (Pause) Yes. (Long Pause-Then Voice Trailing Off) Yes."
Heuman: (With Emphasis and Amazement) "Wow."
Sanders: "Yeah."

Barry Sanders would never substantiate this account. While Barry wanted nothing to do with the spotlight, it seems his father could not stand being in the shadows. Therefore, William Sanders felt it necessary to continue to perpetuate this belief that Bobby Ross was a racist. Bobby Ross may not have been the best match as a coach for Barry Sanders, but the simple statements made by Barry explaining why he retired still make the most sense. Meanwhile, the overblown reactions of his father made awesome theater.


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Dick "Night Train" Lane

Richard "Dick" Lane (April 16, 1927 – January 29, 2002)  was born in Austin, Texas and was raised by Ella Lane, who found him abandoned as an infant. This didn't hamper his progress growing up, as he graduated high school, went to one year of junior college and then enlisted in the United States Army for four years.



In 1952, Lane visited Los Angeles Rams training camp looking for a job. He was given a look at wide receiver, but the Rams thought it would be best for him to play defensive back. Los Angeles already were stacked at wide receiver with future Hall of Fame players Tom Fears and Elroy Hirsch. Coach Joe Stydahar made the correct decision as Dick Lane was a star at the position. Dick stood at 6'2 and weighed 210 pounds. He was agile, had exceptional speed, and quick reflexes, he was also driven to succeed, which showed in his tackling skills. Lane was great in the open-field, and would take chances to make plays happen.



In Lane's rookie year, he had 14 interceptions, a record that stood for over 60 years, even though he played in 12 games, and in this era of football, the NFL teams passed the ball at a low frequency in compared to today's playbook. Dick Lane played with a ferocious style, and was nicknamed "Night Train" due to his locker room teammate Tom Fears love of the song entitled "Night Train." The nickname took some getting used to, but when he used his arms to the throat or head of a offensive player to bring him down, the term Night Train Neck Tie developed quickly. The NFL eventually had to outlaw this action, due to injuries of players being "head-hunted." He played as a member of the Los Angeles Rams for two years before being traded to the Chicago Cardinals (1954-59).
Dick Lane then moved on to play for the Detroit Lions, and finished his career there. He played from 1960-1965. With the Lions he recorded 21 interceptions for 272 yards and one touchdown. He was All-NFL four times (1960-63) and named to the Pro Bowl three times (1961-63). This was added to the two other times he was an All-NFL, and the four other times he was a Pro-Bowl player.
In 1969, Lane was named the best cornerback of the first fifty-years of pro football, then was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1974. He recorded 68 interceptions, 1,207 returned yards, five touchdowns, 11 fumble recoveries, eight receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown. He was ranked number 19 in the Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, and number one of all defensive backs. Dick is also a member of the Cardinals' Ring of Honor at University Phoenix Stadium.



Dick Lane was married three times, one of which was jazz singer Dinah Washington. Lane passed away in 2002 from complications of a heart attack, and also suffered from diabetes and bad knees. He is survived by his three sons and one grand-daughter.



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http://www.cmgww.com/football/lane/ http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.aspx?PLAYER_ID=120#sthash.T2wGds4Z.dpuf
http://www.detroitlions.com/team/history/gridiron-heroes/dicknightrainlane.html

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Herman Moore

Herman Joseph Moore (born October 20, 1969) grew up in Danville, Virginia where he attended George Washington High School. Upon graduation, Moore went to Virginia University. Herman had great size and speed. He stood 6'4 and 218 pounds, which made match-up problems for defenses.



Herman Moore was a two-sport athlete at Virginia, and ranks second all-time in receptions, and holds the school record in the high jump. He was able to finish second in career yards with 2,504. He ranks first in receiving yards in a season with 1,190 yards on 54 receptions including 13 touchdowns in 1990. In the 1989 season, he had 36 receptions for 848 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. His career college numbers were incredible. He finished with 114 receptions for 2,504 yards and 27 touchdowns in just three seasons. This led him to be a first round choice, 10th overall, in 1991, by the Detroit Lions.



In his rookie year, he did not start any games, but finished the season with 11 receptions for 135 yards. In the 1992 and 1993 seasons, he expanded his role for the team, as he made 27 starts and had 112 receptions 1900 yards and 10 touchdowns. The next five seasons were Herman Moore's best. He started all but one game, and had 487 receptions for 6,431 yards and 47 touchdowns. From 1999-2001, he didn't do much, as he only caught 60 passes for 707 yards and five touchdowns. In 2002, he moved on to the Giants, but did not produce any stats.



He is possibly the best wide receiver the Lions have had prior to Calvin Johnson. He played in 145 games in 11 seasons and was a four time Pro-Bowler. He is the career receptions holder with 670, and his career 62 touchdowns was broken by Johnson this year, and Calvin also broke his career receiving yards of 9,174. In December of 1995 against the Bears he totaled 14 receptions for 183 yards, fifth best in Detroit history.



Moore was part of six playoff appearances, and two division winners. His playoff statistics include 27 receptions for 474 yards and two touchdowns. This included a 1995 game where he had seven receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. Herman also had three 100 reception seasons.



Herman Moore is now joining a new team. The "Game on Cancer" has him trying to raise money for cancer research. He lost his father to it, and he and the Lions are trying to raise $15 million in three years, and in the process is making commercials to help raise awareness. He has teamed with the Henry Ford Health Systems.



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Jack Christiansen was a game changer

Jack Christiansen was one of the finest defensive players to play in the NFL, and his skills helped to revolutionize the game. At this point you may be asking yourself, who is Jack Christiansen? Jack was a star for the Detroit Lions during the 1950’s, and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame. Christiansen is one of those players that would still thrive in today’s game.

Christiansen was not the prototypical football player of the time; in fact he was quite undersized. Standing at 6’1”, but only weighing 162 pounds, Jack did not try out for the football team at Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University, and instead ran track. It was in his sophomore season that he was convinced to play football and he became an instant star. Christiansen was used a kick returner, defensive back and running back.  Jack continued to run track during this time. In 1949 Christiansen set the school’s record in the 440-yard dash at 47.6 seconds, a record that stood for over 20 years. In 1950 he ran the 100-yard dash in 9.8 seconds, and the 200 in 21.8 seconds, he was a bona fide speedster. The current track at CSU is named for Jack Christiansen, and he remains the only CSU athlete ever named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Being as undersized as he was, there were many teams in the NFL that passed on Christiansen, but the Lions drafted him in the 6th round of the 1951 draft. That would end up being a steal of a pick. Jack made his first impact on the league by using his speed in the kick and punt return game. The speedster had 18 punt returns for 343 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 270 yards on 11 kick returns. The four touchdowns that he scored on punts went for 47, 69, 71, and 89 yards. Christiansen had made his mark as a big play threat, and the league took notice.

When teams faced the Lions they started to employ a new strategy when punting to Jack. Teams began using a spread formation on punts, in order to try and contain Christiansen. That would prove to be a difficult thing to do. In his second season Jack had 15 punt returns for 322 yards with two more scores. He also added 409 yards on 16 kick returns. During his eight year career Jack had 59 kick returns for 1,329 yards, and 85 punt returns for 1,084 yards and eight scores. Christiansen was the first dynamic kick return specialist in the game, but he was known for his defensive, and so were the Lions during his eight years.

While the bulk of Christiansen’s damage in the return game was done in his first two seasons, starting in his third year is when his defensive skills really emerged. In 1953 Jack had 12 interceptions, and returned one of them 92 yards for a touchdown. Between 1953-1957 Christiansen had 41 interceptions, three of which he returned for scores. He would lead the league in interceptions in 1953 and 1957. He was also the unquestioned leader of the Lions defensive backfield.

The Lions players, as well as their fans referred to the team’s defensive backfield as “Chris’ Crew”, for Christiansen’s awesome play and stellar leadership. Just as Jack forced the league’s defensives to adapt their formations to deal with his return abilities, he forced offensives to alter their game plans when throwing the ball. In the modern NFL we are well aware of the necessity of having a shut down corner, but before Christiansen nobody had seen such a player. When teams faced the Lions, the new mantra was don’t throw in Christiansen’s area, and, oh yeah, don’t punt to him either. Jack was that rare breed who was just an amazing athlete, and was able to excel in many areas.

Christiansen was named to five consecutive Pro Bowls between 1954-1958, and was named All-Pro between 1952-1957.  Jack helped lead the Lions to NFL Championships in 1952, 1953 and 1957, and was named to 1950’s All Decade Team. Christiansen was also named to the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. This is the kind of player that I wish I could see compete in today’s NFL, and many of the players from Devin Hester to Richard Sherman owe their ability to earn a big paycheck to Christiansen and his groundbreaking abilities.


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