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Tight End, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2023 Round 2 (3)
College: Iowa
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 245 DOB: 2001-01-12 Age: 22

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2023 DET 11 77 55 539 9.8 5 83.9 7.6
2023 (Projected) DET     51 516 10.1 4 75.6  

2023 Outlook
Depth Chart
With T.J. Hockenson shipped to the Vikings mid-season, Detroit stitched together the position for the remainder of the year. Enter LaPorta, the 2nd round pick from the tight end farm of the Midwest, The University of Iowa. There have been 12 tight ends drafted from Iowa while Kirk Ferentz has been the coach and more than a few have gone on to become fantasy names. The Lions, and LaPorta hope to be the next. Historically, this is a position to avoid in fantasy if it's a rookie, especially one with good, but limited physical skills. LaPorta was extremely productive in college, but nothing leaps off the page. He was developed by some of the best tight end coaches in college, but will take time to find his place in the NFL. Look for him to learn and grow as the season goes on, and eventually solidify the position for the Lions, but there are plenty of other places to look for fantasy production.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Sam LaPorta
TE2TE2 Brock Wright
TE3TE3 James Mitchell
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sam LaPorta trending in the right direction
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 15, 7:47 am

Detroit Lions
Lions’ TE Sam LaPorta, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, is expected to work out pre-game to finalize whether he can play, but it is trending in the right direction, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: LaPorta missed practice Thursday but did practice Friday so it seems like he'll be out there against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions play in the late-afternoon window. LaPorta has been a nice surprise in the tight end landscape barren of playable options.

Injury Sam LaPorta misses practice Thursday, calf injury
Full practice for Amon-Ra St. Brown
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 12, 4:02 pm

Detroit Lions
Amon-Ra St. Brown a full practice participant. Sam LaPorta has a calf injury that sidelined him today. (Justin Rogers on X)

FFToday's Take: The Lions have yet another offensive player injured as rookie tight end Sam LaPorta was added to the injury report today. We'll have to wait for more details on the severity and his status. Amon-Ra St. Brown seems to be trending in the right direction with a full practice today and should be available for Week 6 against Tampa Bay.

2023 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at KC W 21-20 5 5 39 7.8 0 3.9
2 SEA L 31-37 6 5 63 12.6 0 6.3
3 ATL W 20-6 11 8 84 10.5 1 14.4
4 at GB W 34-20 5 4 56 14.0 0 5.6
5 CAR W 42-24 4 3 47 15.7 2 16.7
6 at TB W 20-6 11 4 36 9.0 0 3.6
7 at BAL L 6-38 7 6 52 8.7 0 5.2
8 LV W 26-14 10 8 57 7.1 1 11.7
10 at LAC W 41-38 5 4 40 10.0 0 4.0
11 CHI W 31-26 5 3 18 6.0 0 1.8
12 GB L 22-29 8 5 47 9.4 1 10.7

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