Lions Fantasy News

Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 4:54pm

Click On Detroit - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as the new offensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday.

Bevell most recently spent seven seasons, from 2011-17, with the Seattle Seahawks as the offensive coordinator. During his time in Seattle, Bevell helped the Seahawks appear in the playoffs in five of his seven seasons.

Fantasy Impact:

Bevell's offenses have been more run-oriented during his 12-year career as a play-caller. His offenses have had an average ranking of 9.3 in rush attempts and a ranking of 23.5 in pass attempts, though in his last two seasons with the Seahawks, he was a bit more pass-friendly.

Lions, OC Jim Bob Cooter part ways

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:50pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Lions and OC Jim Bob Cooter have agreed to mutually part ways.

Fantasy Impact:

Cooter is free to interview elsewhere as Detroit heads in another direction. And he’s received requests to interview, according to the rest of Rapoport's tweet.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson aims to play every game in 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 10:11am

Detroit News - [Full Article]

On Monday, the day after the Lions season concluded, Kerryon Johnson acknowledged his injured knee is in good shape, and if the team had made an unlikely late-season run, he probably could have been available to play this weekend.

"I’m very close," Johnson said. "I wish we would have made the playoffs. It is what it is."

Fantasy Impact:

Prior to the Nov. 18 injury, Johnson had been playing well and trending toward stealing big workloads while also trending toward a 1,000-yard season. He finished his debut campaign with 641 yards on 118 carries (5.4 YPC), while chipping in another 213 yards on 32 receptions.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has concussion

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers' season started with a knee injury and ended with a concussion.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback left Sunday's season finale against the Detroit Lions after just three series. He took a hard hit on his first dropback of the game, got sacked by linebacker Jarrad Davis and lost his helmet on the play. He stayed in for two more series before he walked to the locker room with a member of the medical staff.

Fantasy Impact:

It's at least the third known concussion of Rodgers' NFL career. He suffered two during the 2010 season, the year in which the Packers won the Super Bowl. He did not miss a game after his first concussion, which occurred in Week 5. He missed one game later in the year after he sustained a concussion in Week 14 at Detroit.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Lions TE Luke Willson (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. Golladay is expected to play against the Packers.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. Golladay should be fine to play through his chest injury. He’ll have a tough matchup with Xavier Rhodes on Sunday.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Lions WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 16.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (calf, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Lions RB Nick Bellore (ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. One of the most durable QBs in the league, Stafford should be able to play through the back injury again this week. He’s not a good start against the Vikings.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (calf) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Blount’s presence on the injury report enhances Zach Zenner’s Sneaky Start status. He’s worth a look for desperate owners.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Lions RB Nick Bellore (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday.