| Not looking good for Marvin Jones -- Sun Dec 4 8:15 am --|
Expected to sit with thigh injury
|Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) is a long-shot to play vs. Saints, source said. Promoting WR TJ Jones from the practice squad spoke to that (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: WR T.J. Jones has been called up from the practice squad giving an indication that Marvin will be on the Inactive list today. If he sits, expect Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, Theo Riddick and Anquan Boldin to receive the most targets from Matthew Stafford against the Saints.
| Trio of Lions expected to play Week 8 -- Thu Oct 27 6:45 pm --|
Riddick, Washington and Ebron all nursing lower-body injuries
|Theo Riddick (ankle), Eric Ebron (ankle, knee), Dwayne Washington (ankle) all expected to play Sunday vs the Texans. (James Palmer on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Riddick's return should put Golden Tate's resurgence to the test, as the former was stealing many of the short passes that are the latter's bread-and-butter. Ebron is a high-upside TE2 but should be ignored this week against a defense that has shut down tight ends all season long. Washington should take over the early-down role Zach Zenner has occupied of late, and he could be a serviceable flex considering Houston's recent woes stopping the run.
| Zach Zenner, Justin Forsett to share workload -- Sun Oct 16 7:15 am --|
Dwayne Washington not expectedt to play
|Lions' RB Dwayne Washington, listed as questionable with ankle injury, will not play today, per source. Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett carry (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Lions are depleted at running back with Theo Riddick (ankle) and now Washington (ankle) ruled out. Neither Zenner or Forsett are fantasy options. Golden Tate might be used a bit more in the short passing game as a result.
| Theo Riddick ruled out -- Fri Oct 14 4:00 pm --|
Dwayne Washington and Justin Forsett next up
|Lions RB Theo Riddick out Sunday. Justin Forsett could get quick work in Detroit. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Riddick missed practice all week with an ankle injury. It's a big loss for Matthew Stafford and the passing game that will also be without Eric Ebron. Expect Dwayne Washington (questionable) and newly signed Justin Forsett to share backfield duties. Neither are recommended fantasy options.
| Ameer Abdullah placed on injured reserve -- Wed Sep 21 9:15 am --|
|Ameer Abdullah today was placed on injured reserve, potentially ending his season. Theo Riddick should be the Lions' No. 1 running back for as long as Abdullah is sidelined. (Detroit Free Press)|
FF Today's Take: Abdullah suffered a foot injury in Week 2 that will cost him at least 8 weeks. The Lions could bring him back this season if they designate him their player to return. In the meantime, Theo Riddick gets a bump in value along with rookie Dwayne Washington. These two should handle the majority of work in the backfield with Washington receiving short-yardage/goaline work.
| Ameer Abdullah to get second opinion -- Mon Sep 19 5:00 pm --|
Initial reports suggest RB has sprained foot
|Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is scheduled to visit Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina to evaluate his left foot injury Tuesday. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The trip is likely being made in order to determine if Abdullah is dealing with a foot sprain or a Lisfranc injury. The fact he is visiting Anderson suggests he or the team thinks it could be the latter, which could sideline him for a considerable amount of time. Theo Riddick likely moves from a solid RB3 to low-end RB2 with this news, while Dwayne Washington can be expected to assume most of the early-down carries into the goal-line work he already had.