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|To show you just how dire the receiver depth is in Detroit, (make a call to DeAndre Hopkins?) consider the fact that Josh Reynolds is going to be called on to play a ton of meaningful snaps while Williams serves his suspension. Entering his 3rd season with the Lions, the former 4th round pick of the Rams, topped out with a 38-497-3 line on 59 targets last season. The best you can say about him is he's reliable, and has a great rapport with Goff, whom he has been teammates with now for several seasons. He did have a pretty strong start last year, scoring 9+ points in four of the first five weeks, but a midseason injury had him all but disappear down the stretch. This offense spreads the ball around like few others, but I think Reynolds should provide some sneaky value, especially early in the season. Finding a WR3 at (least for a chunk of the season), for a miniscule investment is still a pretty good deal. Don't forget about Reynolds on draft night.
|Limited role expected to WR Jameson Williams|
Lions thin at wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 8, 7:05 am
|#Lions WR Jameson Williams is expected to play a limited role - maybe around 20 snaps - in his return from suspension today vs. Carolina, per sources.
They’ll ease him back in on a day RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) aren’t expected to play. (Tom Pelissero on X)|
FFToday's Take: Despite being thin at WR this week, the Lions will play it safe with Williams as returns from a long absence. Expect Josh Reynolds, Kalif Raymond and Marvin Jones to do the heavy lifting from the wideout group.
|Jameson Williams back with the Lions on Monday|
Suspension reduced to 4 games
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 29, 3:28 pm
|As a result of gambling policy changes, Titans’ OT Nick Petit-Frere and Lions’ WR Jameson Williams will be reinstated effective on Monday. They each had served four game suspensions for violations of the league’s gambling policy. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Surprise! The NFL and Players Union updated their agreement on the gambling policy which resulted in Williams' suspension being reduced to 4 games. He'll be eligible to play for the Lions is Week 5. Josh Reynolds has looked good in the No.2 role for the Lions so we'll have to how Williams gets incorporated into an offense that already has plenty of mouths to feed at WR, RB and TE.