Lions Fantasy News

Lions sign WR T.J. Jones

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:32pm

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

With leading receiver Marvin Jones battling a thigh injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver TJ Jones off the practice squad today.

Fantasy Impact:

Marvin Jones was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable on the injury report after moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps during the open portion of practice Friday. He leads the Lions with 730 yards receiving on 42 catches, but has had a quiet November with just six catches in three games.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 13. Ingram said “we’ll see” when asked about his availability for Week 13. If he can’t go, Tim Hightower will be a high-end RB2 against the Lions. The Saints play early on Sunday.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Riddick should be fine for a great matchup with the Saints.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since. A thigh injury doesn’t help.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) missed practice again Thursday. The toe injury is new. He should be able to play, but if he can’t, Tim Hightower will be a high-end RB2 against the Lions. We should know more on Friday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Riddick should be fine for a great matchup with the Saints.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since. A thigh injury doesn’t help.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) did not practice Wednesday. The toe injury is new. He should be able to play, but if he can’t, Tim Hightower will be a high-end RB2 against the Lions.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Riddick should be fine for a great matchup with the Saints.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since.

Zimmer: Laquon Treadwell 'catching up to the NFL'

Monday, November 28, 2016, 2:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

He wasn't targeted with a pass during Thursday's loss to the Detroit Lions, but in many ways, Laquon Treadwell was more involved in the Minnesota Vikings’ offense than he has been at any point during his rookie season.

Treadwell played 31 snaps against the Lions -- just four fewer than he'd played the rest of the season -- and ran a route on 25 of those plays, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The first-round pick remains stuck on one catch, which came Nov. 6 on the only pass thrown his way this season, but coach Mike Zimmer says he sees progress from Treadwell in a number of areas. He missed the Vikings' game against the Washington Redskins on Nov. 13 with a hamstring injury, but Zimmer said Treadwell is pretty healthy now.

"I think he's kind of catching up to the NFL a little bit now," Zimmer said. "His quickness, his stops and starts, his acceleration [are better.]

Fantasy Impact:

Concerns about Treadwell's speed helped him drop to the 23rd overall pick, where the Vikings took him in the draft last April, but the team said it believed Treadwell would run more effectively the further removed he was from the broken leg he sustained in college. At this point, Zimmer said he thinks Treadwell is fully recovered.

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 11:03am

Lions Inactives

LB DeAndre Levy
S Don Carey
RB Justin Forsett
QB Jake Rudock
DT Khyri Thornton
T Cornelius Lucas
OL Joe Dahl

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Riddick should be out there on Thanksgiving. It’s not a great matchup, but he’s getting a pretty steady diet of touches. The Lions did try to get Dwayne Washington going against the Jaguars, to no avail.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The clock has started on Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew to practice after he spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, a source confirmed on Tuesday.

Pettigrew hasn’t played in almost a year after tearing his left ACL against the Rams on Dec. 13, 2015. He missed all of spring workouts and then was placed on the PUP list prior to training camp.

Detroit has three weeks to decide whether to activate Pettigrew from the PUP list, put him on season-ending injured reserve or release him. The return to practice was first reported by the Detroit Free Press.

Jags RB T.J Yeldon (ankle) considered day-to-day

Monday, November 21, 2016, 5:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars HC Gus Bradley isn’t optimistic about running back T.J. Yeldon, who suffered a sprained right ankle during the loss to the Lions and will be day-to-day.

Related players: Chris Ivory

Fantasy Impact:

Yeldon was injured late in the first quarter, as well. He ran four times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards before leaving the game.

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