| Stafford's status is in doubt for Week 15|
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 14, 3:18 pm
|#Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s status is in doubt for Sunday against the #Titans, but he hasn’t been ruled out yet, per me and @TomPelissero. Stafford is tough and has played through a lot, but he was in a ton of pain last night after his rib injury. Chase Daniel would step in. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Stafford (ribs) was banged up going into Week 14 now it looks like we may get some Chase Daniel action in Week 15 against a suspect Titans defense. Even so, Daniel would be a risky QB2 given his lack of big play ability coupled with Kenny Golladay remaining on the sidelines.
| Golladay misses practice Wednesday, Swift limited|
Hip injury for Golladay
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 9, 11:06 am
|Bevell said no practice for Kenny Golladay today. D'Andre Swift will practice today (Tim Twentyman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Rinse and repeat for Golladay who last played in Week 8. He'll need to show some signs of life in Thursday's practice in order to have a chance of playing this week. Swift has battled a concussion and illness in recent weeks. He last played in Week 10. Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would handle the load against the Packers if Swift can't go.
| D'Andre Swift not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 26, 9:23 am
|Lions' RB D’Andre Swift, listed as questionable for today due to a concussion, is unlikely to play against the Texans, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Lions will once again be without their two best playmakers in Kenny Golladay and Swift. Expect Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to share the workload against the Texans today. Kerryon is the better option in PPR leagues. The Texans have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to running backs.
| Golladay out, D'Andre Swift questionable|
Concussion for Swift
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 25, 3:47 pm
|The Lions don't have a lot of star power, and will be with even less when the nation tunes in on Thursday. Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola are out, and Jeff Okudah too.
Also: Amani Oruwariye somehow suffered a back injury this week, even though Detroit hasn't practiced. Additionally, their second-round pick (Swift) is questionable and their fourth-round pick (Stenberg) hasn't played all year. (Kyle Meinke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Swift missed last week after suffering a concussion in practice. As long as he clears protocol before kickoff he's likely to start. He was limited in practice on Wednesday.
| Swift, Golladay, Amendola out for the Lions|
Matthew Stafford is Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 20, 3:00 pm
|Lions Friday practice report with game designations: D’Andre Swift, Kenny Golladay & Danny Amendola are OUT. Matthew Stafford is QUESTIONABLE (Tim Twentyman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Lions will be rolling out their JV team against the Panthers this week. Expect Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to handle most of the running back duties while Marvin Jones Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus will be the top three wideouts. Stafford is expected to start despite his thumb injury but will have depleted weaponry to aid in his fantasy efforts.
| Kenny Golladay returns to practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 18, 12:48 pm
|Matthew Stafford is at practice, as promised, but doing absolutely nothing. Didn’t even stretch. Has a small black supportive wrap thing on the thumb of his throwing hand. Did not see him attempt even one pass.
Also out: Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola
Back: Kenny Golladay (Kyle Meinke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We'll need to follow Stafford (thumb) progress throughout the week. If he does play, he's likely going to be less than 100 percent. Golladay hasn't played since Week 8 due to a hip injury.
| T.J. Hockenson expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 15, 7:15 am
|#Lions TE T.J. Hockenson, who popped up on the injury report this week because of his toe, is expected to play today vs. the Washington Football Team, I’m told. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Lions tight end was added to the injury report on Thursday but should be able to gut it out today against Washington. Already down Kenny Golladay, the Lions need all the playmakers they can get.
| T.J. Hockenson draws a DNP on Thursday|
TE added to injury report with toe issue
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 12, 11:40 pm
|It’s a toe injury for T.J. Hockenson. (ESPN - Michael Rothstein)|
FFToday's Take: Kenny Golladay (hip) also missed another practice Thursday. If both players sit this weekend, it would leave Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola as Matthew Stafford's top target against Washington. Hockenson has been one of the few dependable options at tight end in fantasy this year, so Stafford won't be the only one fielding the pain if he sits. Jesse James would presumably step up in his place and would be a reasonable pivot if Hockenson's owners are forced to go in another direction.
| Golladay, Hockenson miss practice Thursday|
Hip injury for Golladay
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 12, 1:00 pm
|From the pool: Kenny Golladay and T.J. Hockenson both sitting out practice today. Tracy Walker did return and did a little during the portion open to media. Same with Vaitai. Everson Griffen and Nick Williams appeared to do all individual work. (Kyle Meinke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's looking like Golladay is trending towards missing another game with his hip injury. The reason for Hockenson's absence isn't known yet. The Lions tight end has seen 18 targets in the last two weeks and will be on the TE1 radar this week against Washington if he plays.
| Matthew Stafford good to go|
COVID test came back negative this morning
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 8, 8:48 am
|Matthew Stafford's COVID test came back negative this morning and he officially is cleared to start today vs. Minnesota, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Stafford has had multiple negative COVID-19 tests throughout the week. He's missing Kenny Golladay this week but does get a good matchup against a weak Vikings pass defense that's given up 10 passing TDs in their last three games.
| Kenny Golladay out for Week 9 with hip injury|
Golladay left early in Week 8
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 2, 2:20 pm
|#Lions WR Kenny Golladay is expected to be out this week and will be considered week-to-week going forward with a hip injury sustained yesterday, sources say. He’ll have more tests, but that is where it stands now. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Golladay was held catchless on four targets in Week 8 due to leaving early with a hip injury. Quintez Cephus was inactive last week but could be a factor in Golladay's absence. It's worth noting Marvin Hall finished with a 4-113 line on 7 targets against the Colts.