Minnesota at Detroit

 
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    Eric Ebron has always been a little different. It's something he freely admits when he speaks. This year, everything is different for the Detroit Lions tight end from
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    This week, the Detroit Lions took a step towards getting back to football by starting training camp. That meant players matriculating back to Allen Park for the start
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  • RB
    • Adrian
    • Peterson
    • #28 | Height/Weight: 6-1/220
    AttYdsTDsAvg
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    Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    353.3
    436.0
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    232.0
    334.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    121.3
    102.0
    Points Per Game
    23.3
    29.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    41.0
    36.1
    Time of
    Possession
    29:30
    32:08
    Vikings
    Lions

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    304.3
    345.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    209.0
    250.7
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    95.3
    94.7
    Points Per Game
    19.7
    31.3
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    45.5
    37.1
    Vikings
    Lions
  • Minnesota Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/30/16WRCordarrelle PattersonShoulderPROBABLEThe shoulder injury that Patterson suffered during Friday's practice is believed to be minor, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

    Patterson injured his shoulder in a an attempt to make a leaping grab in practice. Fortunately, all signs indicate the injury is not anything serious, so he should not be sidelined long.

    (Updated 07/30/2016)
    07/29/16QBTaylor HeinickeFootNFIHeinicke will be out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle in mid-July, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.

    Heinicke sustained the injury after attempting to enter his friend's home after the two had been locked out. The third-string quarterback attempted to budge the door open with his foot, but slipped and had his foot go through the window, resulting in a fairly serious injury. Clearly, this is a freak injury and the Vikings are hoping for a recovery by mid-season, but the damage to Heinicke's ankle only holds fantasy importance in the deepest of leagues.

    (Updated 07/28/2016)
    Detroit Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/30/16RBAmeer AbdullahShoulderPROBABLELions head coach Jim Caldwell was evasive when asked if Abdullah (shoulder) is 100 percent healthy, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

    Caldwell's lack of response doesn't necessarily mean anything, as Abdullah is still expected to be ready for the start of training camp Friday. The second-year pro is a clear favorite to earn the lead-back role, despite missing the Lions' entire offseason program after having surgery in January to repair a torn labrum. Abdullah finished his rookie year on a high note, even successfully playing through the aforementioned injury in his final two games.

    (Updated 07/28/2016)
    07/29/16DBDon CareyUndisclosedNFILions strong safety Don Carey and linebacker Tahir Whitehead both returned to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys after being deemed questionable in the third quarter.
    07/29/16LBDeAndre LevyUndisclosedNFILevy (undisclosed) has been placed on the active/non-football injury list to begin training camp, MLive.com reports.

    Levy's injury has not yet been disclosed, but it could be a concerning development for the Lions. The veteran is clearly Detroit's best linebacker when healthy, but played merely 17 snaps last season due to a lingering hip problem that required surgery. After being an active member in the Lions' offseason program, Levy was seemingly poised for a training camp return, making Friday's news something worthwhile to monitor going forward.

    (Updated 07/29/2016)
 
 
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