With Williams still out, St. Brown has a chance to emerge as the top WR for the Lions. He went for 7-65-0 last week. Hodge had one catch in Week 5 and Raymond had two TDs in Week 4 before vanishing in Week 5, collecting just two targets. TE T.J. Hockenson will likely remain QB Jared Goff's top target and RBs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams could be more active as well in the passing game.
The Lions have been looking for WRs to step up this season and form chemistry with Jared Goff. It'll be an extended absence and potentially season-ending for Cephus, who has been a bright spot in Detroit's challenging start, the story said. The team is waiting for Williams to return while guys like St. Brown, Raymond, and Hodge, who caught a TD pass this past weekend, look to take over the top-three spots. Benson and Kennedy are also among the names on the depth chart.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Tyrell Williams has been placed on I.R. due to a concussion.
Stints on the I.R. are uncommon for concussions, so this suggests that Williams is dealing with severe trauma and that he is not close to exiting the league's protocol. The Lions will continue to roll with Quintez Cephus, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Kalif Raymond as their top three receivers. T.J. Hockenson will remain the featured weapon in the passing game, with running backs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams seeing a fair share of Jared Goff's targets. Williams will be eligible to return from the I.R. in three weeks but will need to be cleared from concussion protocol to remain with the team. Outside of the deepest of leagues, it is safe to move on from Tyrell.