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  • QB
    • Matthew
    • Stafford
    • #9 | Height/Weight: 6-3/226
    AttComYdsTDs
    579350400617
    WR
    • Larry
    • Fitzgerald
    • #11 | Height/Weight: 6-3/218
    RecYdsTDsAvg
    57652411.4

    Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    413.8
    269.5
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    307.8
    190.9
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    106.0
    78.5
    Points Per Game
    24.6
    14.3
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    43.4
    26.2
    Time of
    Possession
    31:41
    29:12
    Lions
    Cardinals

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    348.4
    337.6
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    227.4
    197.1
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    121.0
    140.5
    Points Per Game
    26.3
    22.5
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    37.6
    33.9
    Lions
    Cardinals
  • Detroit Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    04/27/16DBAlex CarterAnklePROBABLEThe Lions elected to place cornerback Alex Carter on their short-term injured reserve list, according to the team's official website.
    04/27/16LBDeAndre LevyHipPROBABLELevy (hip) participated in the the Lions' first set of offseason workouts, which began on Monday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It's unclear if Levy, who played just 16 snaps last year, will be cleared to take part in football drills next month, on the plus side, the linebacker -- who racked up an IDP-friendy 151 tackles in 2014 -- maintains that his recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip has been "going great."

    (Updated 04/19/2016)
    04/27/16TEBrandon PettigrewKneeQUESTIONABLEPettigrew (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    After Pettigrew sustained a torn ACL Sunday at St. Louis, the move is merely a bookkeeping measure by the Lions intended to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. The organization will use it to sign a tight end, Bear Pascoe, who is known for his blocking.

    (Updated 12/15/2015)
    04/27/16DBGlover QuinAnklePROBABLEQuin underwent surgery this offseason to clean out bone chips in his ankle but expects to be ready for the start of the Lions' offseason program, the Detroit Free Press reports. "I did my surgery, my ankle didn't swell very much," he said. "I was back a lot earlier just from my standpoint than I was last time. Obviously, we'll see what the trainers say and allow me to do when I get back, but it feels a lot better this year than it felt in 2014 when I had it done the first time."

    Speaking of "last time," Quin had ligaments repaired in the same ankle after the 2013 season and proceeded to miss the majority of spring workouts during that offseason. Because the procedure was less intrusive this time around, he's confident that the Lions' training staff will clear the cornerback to take part in the initial voluntary workouts next week. Once the fall rolls around, he'll be looking to repeat his 2014 campaign in which he led the NFL with seven interceptions and earned the sole Pro Bowl bid of his career.

    (Updated 04/13/2016)
    04/27/16RBZach ZennerChestPROBABLEZenner (chest) could experience an uptick in usage next season, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    The release of Joique Bell on Tuesday whittled down the Lions' backfield situation to Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, and Zenner. Assuming the status quo remains after free agency and the draft, Abdullah seems to be the leader in the clubhouse for the top gig, but Riddick's pass-catching prowess leave the door open for the versatile Zenner to have a regular role in the offense. In the preseason, Zenner led all players with 183 rushing yards, and he followed it up with 17 carries for 60 yards and two catches for 11 yards in six regular season contests before his rookie campaign ended when he sustained cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung in Week 6.

    (Updated 02/19/2016)
    Arizona Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    04/27/16DBJustin BethelFootPROBABLEBethel underwent surgery to repair a fractured foot this week, which is expected to sideline the cornerback during OTAs, the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bethel reportedly played through a "slight" fracture in the foot last season, yet he was forced into a starting role following Tyrann Mathieu's torn ACL in Week 15. In the following four contests (including playoffs), Bethel totaled 25 tackles (24 solo), four passes defended, and one interception. With Jerraud Powers exploring free agency, Bethel is currently penciled in as the starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson (ankle), but the upcoming NFL Draft and his recovery may impact his current standing.

    (Updated 04/20/2016)
    04/27/16DBTyrann MathieuKneeQUESTIONABLEMathieu isn't targeting a specific date for his return to the field from a torn ACL in his right knee, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "I don't really want to rush it," Mathieu said recently. "Whenever I'm comfortable, that's when I want to go out there."

    Mathieu's cautious approach has basis in fact, as the injury that ended his rookie season in 2013 (ACL and LCL tears in his left knee) sapped his effectiveness in the subsequent campaign. Fortunately for the defensive back, this particular recovery effort has been "so much easier" when compared with his previous rehabilitation. While his activity level was non-existent in the aftermath of the first surgery, he's already progressed to running on a treadmill in a harness, and there's a belief that he's only a few months away from wearing a helmet and kicking off football drills. No matter the path he takes, the offseason may include a contract extension at some point after he achieved the first Pro Bowl and All-Pro bids of his career this past season.

    (Updated 03/15/2016)
    04/27/16TEIfeanyi MomahKneePROBABLEMomah (knee) will be returning to the Cardinals in 2016, as the exclusive rights free agent was tendered a contract Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Momah showed promise throughout his first preseason with the Cardinals, but a torn meniscus suffered on the eve of the regular season resulted in a stay on injured reserve. Following Thursday's move, head coach Bruce Arians will thus get another look at the tight end, who will join Darren Fells, Troy Niklas, and Gerald Christian, at least, in the offseason program.

    (Updated 03/03/2016)
    04/27/16DBPatrick PetersonAnklePROBABLEPeterson's recovery from right ankle surgery is expected to encompass 6-to-8 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    With knowledge of his recovery timetable coming to the fore, Peterson is a candidate to miss the entire offseason program, despite optimism that OTAs could be in his future in the aftermath of this week's procedure. Even if he fails to take the field before training camp, he's hopeful that he'll avoid any of the recurring issues from the past two campaigns, though his ironman status as a professional remains intact.

    (Updated 04/23/2016)
 
 
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