Luke Willson

#82 TE / Detroit Lions / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 251 lb Age: 28 College: Rice Bye 6

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  • Lions' Luke Willson: Draws start in Week 2
    By RotoWire Staff

    Willson secured his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers. Willson started and logged over 50 percent of the snaps at tight end, which is quite a different tune than last week when he didn't start or lead his position group in reps. Meanwhile, Levine Toilolo saw less than 30 percent of the snaps while Michael Roberts earned less than 10 percent. If Willson continues to receive the lion's share of the available playing time as the season goes on, it's possible he could become a serviceable fantasy option, but at this stage, the Lions' committee approach to the tight end position severely dampens the upside of all of its members, Willson included.

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  • Lions' Luke Willson: Minimal usage in Week 1
    By RotoWire Staff

    Willson was targeted once but did not record a reception during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets. Michael Roberts drew the start, Levine Toilolo paced the position group in snaps, and Hakeem Valles led all Lions tight ends in targets. We knew this unit was going to be a headache for fantasy purposes before the season started, and if Week 1 was any indication, it's unwise to expect that notion to be challenged any time soon.

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  • Willson (knee) wasn't listed on the Lions' injury report ahead of their Week 1 game Monday against the Jets, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Willson missed a practice early last week with the unspecified knee injury, which he had suffered in the Lions' Aug. 24 preseason tilt with the Buccaneers. It appears Willson's absence was mostly precautionary in nature, putting him on track to open the campaign as the Lions' starting tight end. After serving as the main understudy to Jimmy Graham in Seattle the past two seasons, Willson will have the best opportunity of his career to date to offer weekly fantasy utility.

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  • Willson (knee) came out on the field for Monday's practice, but he wasn't wearing any pads, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. Although he didn't participate, Willson's presence on the sideline suggests his knee injury isn't too serious. He's expected to handle the starting job at what might be Detroit's weakest position.

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  • Lions' Luke Willson: Doesn't return
    By RotoWire Staff

    Willson (knee) did not return to Friday's preseason game in Tampa Bay, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Initially deemed questionable to return, Willson was ruled out about a half hour later. He's the projected starter at tight end, and an absence could free up snaps for any combination of Michael Roberts, Levine Toilolo, Hakeem Valles and Sean McGrath. Given the shaky group at tight end, the Lions are counting on their wide receivers and running backs to do the heavy lifting this season. The team should have another update on Willson at some point this weekend.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 NYJ 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 1 1 13 13.00 0 1
PROJECTION 45.0 37 362 9.78 3.9 50.6

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
3 09/24 New England Patriots 21 8.00
4 09/30 @Dallas Cowboys 20 8.00
5 10/07 Green Bay Packers 11 5.00
6 BYE - - -
7 10/21 @Miami Dolphins 19 7.00
8 10/28 Seattle Seahawks 12 6.00
9 11/04 @Minnesota Vikings 24 9.00
10 11/11 @Chicago Bears 17 7.00
11 11/18 Carolina Panthers 16 7.00
12 11/22 Chicago Bears 17 7.00
13 12/02 Los Angeles Rams 28 10.00
14 12/09 @Arizona Cardinals 26 9.00
15 12/16 @Buffalo Bills 18 7.00
16 12/23 Minnesota Vikings 24 9.00
17 12/30 @Green Bay Packers 11 5.00

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2018 2 1 13 0 1 13.00 1
2017 22 15 153 4 8 10.20 39
2016 21 15 129 2 7 8.60 24
2015 26 17 213 1 11 12.53 27
2014 40 22 362 3 14 16.45 54
2013 28 20 272 1 13 13.60 33
3 Year Avg 23 16 165 2 9 10.31 28
Career 138 90 1142 11 54 12.69

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