Lions Fantasy News

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm

Dolphins RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. It looks like Gore’s knee injury is behind him. (He was limping late in the game against the Bears and didn’t play on Miami’s final drive.) The Lions have had a tough time stopping the run, so Gore is something of a Sneaky Start this week.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 7. Tannehill is out this week and maybe longer. Brock Osweiler will start against the Lions. He had a great game against the Bears last week but is still a nice target for defensive streamers. The Lions should be a good play this week.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm

Lions TE Michael Roberts (knee, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 7.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Kerryon Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps all week. With Riddick out, Johnson *should* see most of the receptions in the Lions’ backfield. He should see 12+ carries with 4-5 catches as well.

Lions RB Theo Riddick OUT for Week 7

Friday, October 19, 2018, 5:52pm

Lions Official Website - [Full Article]

According to the Lions official injury report, Theo Riddick will not play Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

You hopefully weren't starting Riddick anyway, so the main thing to look at here is how his absence will affect Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount. The latter isn't likely to see any change in usage, as he wasn't playing on third downs anyway. Johnson, on the other hand, figures to add Riddick's role to his own, making for an interesting mid-range RB2 in a juicy matchup against the Dolphins.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Lions TE Michael Roberts (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) missed practice again Thursday. If Riddick is out, it should open up more targets for Kerryon Johnson.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. He’ll be fine to play and could see an increase in touches if Theo Riddick is unable to play.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Dolphins RB Frank Gore (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Gore was seen limping towards the end of Miami’s overtime win against the Bears, but this is listed as a rest day, so he should be able to play in a great matchup against the Lions.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:25pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tannehill is out this week and maybe longer. Brock Osweiler will start against the Lions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:07pm

Lions TE Michael Roberts (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:07pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:07pm

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson should be good to go for a favorable matchup against the Dolphins.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill OUT for Week 7

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:57pm

ESPN.com - [Full Article]

According to a report from ESPN, Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) will not play Week 7 against the Lions, giving way to Brock Osweiler.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite Brock Lobster's performance against the Bears, we all know how this will end, so let's cut to the chase: Osweiler is our 24th ranked quarterback this weekend. If you are starting him in a normal one-quarterback league, may the fantasy gods bless your roster.

Dolphins say there's uncertainty about QB Ryan Tannehill's shoulder

Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:18pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill might return this week against the Detroit Lions, but there's uncertainty about the severity of the quarterback's injury to his throwing shoulder.

Related players: Brock Osweiler

Fantasy Impact:

Gase described Tannehill's status as day to day and said he didn't know whether there was a chance the injury could be a long-term issue. Gase said he's confident Tannehill will play again this season.

The situation is unusual because Gase said Tannehill's shoulder got worse as last week progressed, the story said. Tannehill was ruled out of Sunday's game against Chicago hours before kickoff, and Osweiler led the Dolphins to a 31-28 overtime victory.